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Date: Oct 13, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 10870 

The Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group seeks a Publicist to join their team, working on the Penguin Audio, Random House Audio, Listening Library and BOT imprints.


Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Generating ideas for publicizing the audiobook format and Penguin Random House Audio’s list of 1000+ recordings a year in particular, covering a wide range of genres, from celebrity memoir, to politics and YA/children’s books
  • Working with the Studio Production and Marketing teams to identify key upcoming titles and opportunities
  • Writing pitches and press releases, booking interviews with actors and authors and placing audio excerpts
  • Developing and launching an influencer outreach program
  • Staffing events and conventions, such as BookCon and Comic Con International, as well as pitching and organizing several in-store events and/or book festival appearances per year for our actors and authors
  • Researching, creating and maintaining media lists
  • Coordinating with the Publicity Assistant on weekly review mailings and review copy requests
  • Liaising with other Penguin Random House publicity departments and authors to include audio in their campaigns


The ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 years of publicity experience; experience in book publishing, particularly the children’s and YA market, is highly preferred. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be high-energy and passionate about books, possess exceptional writing and communication skills, display keen attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.


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.

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