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At Penguin Random House Australia, we strive to be the best home for our authors and people, the most service-oriented partner for our customers and to put readers at the centre of everything we do.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Publicist to cover a period of maternity leave in our Launch team based in Sydney or Melbourne. Be part of the team of marketers, publicists and designers who help connect books with readers when they first hit the shelves. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a truly creative and collaborative environment at one of Australia's most dynamic publishers. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage innovative publicity campaigns for a range of Australian and international authors.
  • Use your ability to identify angles and strategies to effectively promote and publicise books and authors across all media platforms and use a broad range of communication including press releases, pitching, and content marketing.
  • Co-monitoring the publicity email, as well as assisting with team reporting when needed.
  • Being able to communicate, with ease, to a range of stakeholders including international colleagues, internal departments, authors, agents, event organisers and media.
  • Organise and manage author events with key partners, individually and as part of wider tour strategies.
  • Representing Penguin Random House at varying events, including meetings, and presentations.
  • Setting up a variety of interviews and addressing ad hoc requests for a range of Penguin Random House titles across the local and international lists.

You are:

  • A creative and clear thinker with exceptional organisational skills, an ability to multitask and react quickly to opportunities.
  • Able to adapt to new systems proficiently.
  • Manage multiple projects at one time and have a proven ability to facilitate strong relationships across a range of stakeholders.
  • Able to identify a range of media angles applicable to a variety of mediums.
  • Passionate about books and reading, with a strong understanding of national and regional print, broadcast, and online media.
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and able to work under pressure.


You will ideally have experience in a similar Publicist role, and an understanding of national and regional print, broadcast and online media.  You will have a passion for books and reading and have a keen interest in/knowledge of Australian new and emerging media.


If you are interested in this role, we invite you to apply now.  All applications must include a cover letter which outlines your suitability for the role.



Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at and

Penguin Random House is committed to providing a workplace and culture that values diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business. We recognise and acknowledge the contribution of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes, however is not limited to, differences in gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and family status.


Company: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd 

Country: Australia 

State/Region: New South Wales 

City: North Sydney 

Postal Code: 2060 

Job ID: 270906

Date:  May 28, 2024

North Sydney, NSW, AU, 2060

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Publishing

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