Sr. Publicist, Penguin Press

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time

The Penguin Press imprint at Penguin Random House is seeking a Senior Publicist to independently execute publicity campaigns while developing and maintaining strong relationships with the media. Dedicated to publishing quality non-fiction and literary fiction, Penguin Press brings to market ideas that matter, storytelling that lasts, and books that don’t just start conversations, but ignite them. Its diverse list of authors includes Zadie Smith, Michael Pollan, Ocean Vuong, Ron Chernow, Celeste Ng, Maggie Haberman, Greta Thunberg, Thomas Pynchon, Steve Coll, Mark Leibovich, Ottessa Moshfegh, Steve Inskeep, Emily Oster, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Alice Waters, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Elif Batuman, among others. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with award-winning authors on a wide variety of distinguished titles alongside a supportive team.

Specific responsibilities include:
* Planning and executing media campaigns that will maximize exposure for authors and their books, including creating press materials, securing national and local media, and managing author tours
* Discovering new media opportunities to build on existing media contacts and brainstorming creative angles for our campaigns
* Developing and strengthening relationships with media, booksellers, agents, and marketplace/industry contacts
* Working closely with authors on all aspects of publicity, including communicating and honing publicity strategy, briefing authors for interviews, and accompanying authors to publicity engagements
* Presenting Penguin Press list to broadcast, print, online media outlets, booksellers, and lecture venues
* Collaborating with key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights
* Managing award submissions for the imprint

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
* Minimum 4 years of publishing publicity experience
* Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative team environment
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
* Excellent presentation skills
* Knowledge of the media, marketplace, and competition
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
* Knowledge of Cision, Muckrack, and Publishers Work Bench a plus

Salary for this position is $67,000. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

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