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Publicity Assistant, Knopf Doubleday

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Doubleday was founded in 1897 and publishes an array of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction titles. Among the bestselling and prize-winning authors on the Doubleday list are Anne Applebaum, Margaret Atwood, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, Pat Barker, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Lincoln Child, David Grann, John Grisham, Mark Haddon, Michio Kaku, Patrick Radden Keefe, Jon Krakauer, Kevin Kwan, Jane Mayer, Candice Millard, Hampton Sides, Colson Whitehead, and Hanya Yanagihara. Doubleday is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join their team and provide day-to-day support to the Senior Director of Publicity and Associate Director of Publicity. Responsibilities consist of both heavy administrative and project work.

The role:
* Support the Senior and Associate Directors in all facets of their daily work: calendar management and scheduling; phone, e-mail, letters, memos, and other written correspondence; handling mailings
* Develop and write press releases, pitch letters, author Q&As, and press kits
* Identify key audiences on a title-by-title basis, develop targeted mailing lists, and execute galley mailings
* Contact with agents, authors, booksellers, and media
* Evaluate proposals and provide written feedback
* Coordination of publicity campaigns
* Assist with planning for book tours, media outreach, detailed itineraries, and some author travel, where necessary
* This is a fast-paced, telephone, e-mail, and internet-heavy position (Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) that requires someone with an extremely professional manner and the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

The essentials:
* Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
* Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
* Ability to read on deadline
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
* Previous administrative experience
* Skilled in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required. InDesign a plus
* Self-starter with the ability to develop new projects and departmental initiatives
* Proactive approach to problem-solving
* Strong interest in the book publishing industry
* Fluent in digital technology and social media
* A goal-oriented team player who can cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
* Proficiency in creative problem solving, decision making, and time management
* Book publishing or publicity/PR internship experience a plus but not required

Salary for this position is $45,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process.

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