Publicity Assistant - Random House Children's Books

Random House Children’s Books (RHCB) is seeking an Assistant to join its Publicity team! In this role, you will report to the Vice President, Executive Director of Publicity & Corporate Communications and have exposure to a wide-range of work associated with the external promotion of the division’s authors, illustrators, celebrity talent, brands and licenses, as well as the internal communications functions of RHCB.


As the Publicity Assistant, your responsibilities will include a combination of administrative and project support, and you will be communicating with a diverse array of partners: authors, illustrators, agents, booksellers, media, and the various departments of RHCB.


You will also be monitoring media outlets and distributing news clips, tracking review coverage, invoicing and budget work, supporting donation work and philanthropic initiatives, executing mailings and media database entry. You will support senior publicity staff with projects related to their Publicity campaigns as well as book and brand-specific program launches, including media outreach, research, national author tours, event itineraries and logistics.


As the Assistant, you will also execute a significant amount of writing and editing of corporate communications and publicity materials, including staff memos, corporate promotional materials, meeting presentations, research reports, internal media alert emails, press releases, pitch letters, and press kits.


Random House Children’s Books ( is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, and nonfiction, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent multi-tasking, prioritizing, and time management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A genuine interest in publishing, and working in children’s book publicity


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.


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.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: 7213 


Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 104422

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NEW YORK, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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