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Publicity Assistant, Knopf Doubleday

Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Doubleday was founded in 1897 and publishes an array of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction titles. Among the bestselling and prize-winning authors on the Doubleday list are Anne Applebaum, Margaret Atwood, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, Pat Barker, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Lincoln Child, David Grann, John Grisham, Mark Haddon, Michio Kaku, Patrick Radden Keefe, Jon Krakauer, Kevin Kwan, Jane Mayer, Candice Millard, Hampton Sides, Colson Whitehead, and Hanya Yanagihara. Doubleday is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join their team and provide day-to-day support to the Senior Director of Publicity and Associate Director of Publicity. Responsibilities consist of both heavy administrative and project work.


The role:

  • Support the Senior and Associate Directors in all facets of their daily work: calendar management and scheduling; phone, e-mail, letters, memos, and other written correspondence; handling mailings
  • Develop and write press releases, pitch letters, author Q&As, and press kits
  • Identify key audiences on a title-by-title basis, develop targeted mailing lists, and execute galley mailings
  • Contact with agents, authors, booksellers, and media
  • Evaluate proposals and provide written feedback
  • Coordination of publicity campaigns
  • Assist with planning for book tours, media outreach, detailed itineraries, and some author travel, where necessary
  • This is a fast-paced, telephone, e-mail, and internet-heavy position (Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) that requires someone with an extremely professional manner and the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines


The essentials:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to read on deadline
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Skilled in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required. InDesign a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to develop new projects and departmental initiatives
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Strong interest in the book publishing industry
  • Fluent in digital technology and social media
  • A goal-oriented team player who can cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency in creative problem solving, decision making, and time management
  • Book publishing or publicity/PR experience a plus but not required


Salary for this position is $45,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process.


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 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 223901

Date:  Jun 22, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Publishing

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