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Publicity Assistant, Vintage

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised team player to join the award-winning Vintage Publicity team as a Publicity Assistant.


Vintage is a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher. We publish a broad range of literary fiction and non-fiction, and in the last year the publicity team have delivered unmissable campaigns for writers including Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut, Costa winner Monique Roffey, Amanda Gorman, Jo Nesbo, Ai Weiwei, Alison Bechdel, Merlin Sheldrake, and Roasting Tin phenomenon Rukmini Iyer.


As Publicity Assistant, you will provide administrative support to ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the team. You’ll be involved with scheduling meetings, organising mailings and liaising with other departments and media, and assisting publicists with their campaigns and events.


You don’t need to have set foot in a publishing house before to grab our attention!  We are looking for a proactive candidate with initiative and a love of books who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. You’ll need to have excellent time management and organisation skills and will be able to communicate clearly with a wide range of people.


In return, we can offer invaluable PR experience, a wide understanding of the publishing process, and the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders in the industry. You will learn first-hand how we plan and deliver industry-leading PR campaigns that launch and nurture writing careers, and create bestsellers.


This role is based at our Embassy Gardens office in Nine Elms, London. We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing. For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person (mainly at our offices in Nine Elms. The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.


Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter by the end of the day on Sunday 7th August. As part of your Cover Letter, please tell us about a book that recently caught your attention through a piece of media and share your thoughts on it in a maximum 200 words.


Virtual interviews are expected to be held on 22nd August. 




What you can expect from us:


Salary: You‘ll start on £24,000. Expect a £1,000 increase on your first anniversary in this role and a further £1,000 on your second to reflect your growing contribution.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the 'offer an interview' scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.


We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at


Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:


We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 238581

Date:  27-Jul-2022

London, WND, GB, SW11 7BW

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