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Publicity Assistant, Random House

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of many of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints publish original fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers for generations.

We are currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to join the Random House publicity department to support the Director of Publicity for Harmony and Rodale Books and another senior member of the Random House publicity team, on publicity campaigns for media driven fiction and nonfiction and lifestyle books across the Random House portfolio of imprints. This position provides an intensive education in trade book publishing in a fast-paced, exciting, and highly collaborative environment.  The Publicity Assistant role is the ideal position for a curious, confident, self-motivated person who loves books across genres, has an understanding of the media, and is interested in learning how to execute publicity strategy. 

Responsibilities include:
Assistance in carrying out high-impact publicity campaigns for fiction and non-fiction titles, notably in the health, wellness, business, cooking and pop culture space.  Tasks include writing pitch materials, pulling media lists, and researching media targets as well as:
* Assisting senior publicity staff with high profile media campaigns for bestselling authors
* Creating and managing author itineraries
* Updating internal documents and systems
* Liaising with media, booksellers, colleagues in-house, and authors
* Coordinating mailings, publicity materials, and review copy requests
* Organizing travel and hotel logistics for author tours and special events
* Processing invoices, maintaining title budgets on supervisor’s campaigns, and helping with data entry related to campaigns.
* Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and updating media lists.
* Coordinating logistics for meetings, including calendar schedules, preparing meeting materials, and taking notes.
* Additional assignments, projects and responsibilities, as needed

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
* Strong interest in book publishing, publicity and media relations, and in books across genres 
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Self-starter who takes initiative 
* Possess a proactive and independent approach to work 
* Ability to juggle priorities in a deadlines-driven, fast-paced environment
* Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
* Proficiency with social media, internet research, and Microsoft Office Suite
* Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Salary for this position is $45,000.  Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

About Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

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