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Associate Publicist - Audio

Associate Publicist, Listening Library - Audio


Penguin Random House Audio is looking for an adept communicator with experience in children’s books to join our publicity team working in the fastest growing segment of publishing. As the Associate Publicist, you will develop and execute strategies to reach YA readers, parents, as well as school and library gatekeepers to promote Listening Library’s award-winning list of audiobooks for kids and teens.


Since publishing its first audiobook in 1955, Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, Listening Library has grown into one of the biggest names in the youth audio industry, publishing bestselling authors like Mary Pope Osborne, Philip Pullman, Rick Riordan, Nic Stone, and Sabaa Tahir, earning more than 450 ALSC and YALSA Audiobook Awards, 22 Odyssey Awards and Honors, 22 Audie® Awards, and two GRAMMY® Awards. Listening Library’s list also includes audio recordings of classics like Dr. Seuss, E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, and works by dozens of Newbery and Printz award-winning authors, including Jacqueline Woodson, Kate DiCamillo, and Christopher Paul Curtis.


Responsibilities include:


  •       Together with Listening Library’s VP of Publicity and Publicist, generating ideas for publicizing the audiobook format and Listening Library’s list, from picture books to YA.
  •        Writing pitches and press releases, scheduling interviews with narrators and authors, and placing audio excerpts with media.
  •       Researching, creating, and maintaining media lists, developing media relationships and identifying new opportunities for audiobook coverage.
  •       Working with the Publicity, Editorial, Studio Production, and Marketing teams to identify key upcoming titles and opportunities.
  •        Developing strong working relationships with and acting as a liaison to the Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books publicity departments, as well as outside publishing partners, to collaborate and feature audio in their campaigns.
  •       Collaborating with the Social Media Manager to share title news and author content as well as influencer outreach.
  •       Pitching panels and attending/staffing select events, conventions, and book festivals featuring our author and narrator talent.
  •       Partnering with the publicity department assistant to collaborate on media coverage reports, review mailings and review copy requests.




  •        Minimum of 2 years of publicity experience; prior experience within children’s book publishing is highly preferred
  •        Demonstrates an interest in books
  •        Possesses exceptional writing, communication, and presentation skills
  •        Displays keen attention to detail, and demonstrates the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities


If you thrive on contributing to team dynamics, are a passionate advocate for audiobooks and authors, and enjoy pitching new ideas within a highly creative environment, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


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: New York 

City: New York City 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 168579

Date:  Sep 20, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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