Publicity Assistant - Portfolio & Sentinel

Publicity Assistant – Portfolio and Sentinel


The Portfolio and Sentinel imprints are seeking a Publicity Assistant to work with bestselling nonfiction authors in the business, self-help, and politics categories. The Assistant will provide general administrative and publicity support to the Director of Publicity and will also help execute publicity campaigns for hardcover and paperback titles. This role provides an intensive education in trade book publishing in a fast-paced, fun, and highly collaborative environment.


Our authors are internationally recognized economists, leaders, professors, CEOs, media personalities, and movement starters, and our mission is to help them refine and position their message, build their tribes, and spread their ideas far and wide. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with a strong interest in current events who would be excited to be at the forefront of the changing landscape of business, work, and politics. Some of our notable current and upcoming authors include: Sophia Amoruso, Emily Chang, Cal Newport, Indra Nooyi, Y-Vonne Hutchinson, Ryan Holiday, and Ryder Carroll.  


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Helping to manage high profile media campaigns for bestselling authors.
  2. Providing publicity support to the Director of Publicity on a variety of campaigns.
  3. Arranging author events and creating author schedules
  4. Seeking publicity opportunities across print, TV, radio, and online media.
  5. Writing press releases, pitch letters, and other promotional materials.
  6. Coordinating mailings, publicity materials, and review copy requests.
  7. Actively developing and maintaining media and event contacts.
  8. Performing administrative duties for supervisor, including calendar management, booking conference rooms, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Prior office experience
  • Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
  • Interest in business, politics, media, and/or technology a plus
  • A proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • A proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media
  • Knowledge of Cision and Publicity Assistant a plus
  • Familiarity with business and political reporters, book reviewers, magazine editors, and bloggers a plus


Salary for this position is $45,000. 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: New York 

City: New York City 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 151864

Date:  Jun 3, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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