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Publicist - RHCB

Publicist - RHCB


Random House Children’s Books seeks a book-passionate Publicist to join its Publicity team. We are looking for someone with high energy and enthusiasm for children’s books, and who can conceptualize creative out-of-the-box ideas for securing coverage for our authors/illustrators and brands.


Internally, the role will interact closely with Marketing, Sales and Editorial teams, and externally the role will entail working hand-in-hand with authors/illustrators, booksellers, and reviewers.


We are proud to publish many of the world’s bestselling and highly acclaimed authors and illustrators for young people today including Carl Hiaasen (Hoot), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle series), Ruby Bridges (This is Your Time), Emily Winfield Martin (The Wonderful Things You Will Be), President Barack Obama (Of Thee I Sing), Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also A Star ), Nic Stone (Dear Martin),  Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass), R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Paul McCartney (Hey Grandude!), Karen M. McManus (One of Us is Lying) Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama (Becoming Adapted for Young Readers), John Cena (Elbow Grease), Erika L. Sánchez (I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter), Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me), Brandon Sanderson (Skyward), Tae Keller (When You Trap a Tiger), and Markus Zusak (The Book Thief).


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Managing relationships with authors and illustrators
  • Overseeing publicity campaigns for picture books, middle-grade and YA novels, as well as brand programs, as well as supporting senior members of the team on high-profile campaigns
  • Pitching and securing media across a variety of trade and consumer outlets as well as executing national multi-city author tours, booking both in-store events, school appearances, festival opportunities, and virtual appearances




  • Minimum 3 years of publicity experience
  • Experience and/or interest in children’s publishing is preferred
  • Social media savvy in book publicity
  • Knowledge of and interest in the media landscape, as well as growing relationships with book reviewers, magazine editors, social influencers and bloggers
  • Domestic travel to support various author appearances include National Tours, Festival Opportunities, Special Events, and Conferences (pending travel guidelines, in 2022 and beyond)
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail, and time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
  • High sense of urgency and ability to problem-solve calmly in emergency situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel



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: 189605

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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