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Publicity Assistant, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Hybrid)

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a storied leader in commercial and literary publishing and home to some of the most iconic authors in the world, including Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Alice Munro; Prize-winners Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Joan Didion, Yaa Gyasi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, Tommy Orange, Patti Smith, Anne Tyler, and Colson Whitehead; and global bestsellers Gabrielle Zevin, Michelle Zauner, and Jo Nesbo, is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join their team and provide day-to-day support to the Executive Director of Publicity. Responsibilities consist of both heavy administrative and project work. 


  The Role: 

  • Support supervisor in all facets of their daily work: calendar management and scheduling; phone, email, letters, memos, and other written correspondence; running detailed sales reports; research on a variety of subjects; understanding of key toolsets (Bookscan, Muck Rack, TNT, Power BI, Microsoft Teams); handling mailings; other clerical support (notes, memos, etc.); event planning 
  • Coordinate all internal and external communications efforts, including departmental meetings, agent and author calls, meetings with key media contacts, and more 
  • 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 
  • Coordination of publicity campaigns 
  • Assist with planning for book tours, media outreach, detailed itineraries, and some author travel, where necessary 
  • Manage several departmental tasks, including budget tracking, expenses, award submissions, subscriptions, and the like 
  • This is a fast-paced, telephone, email, 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 
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Word required. Canva is 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 relationship with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Proficiency in creative problem solving, decision making, and time management 
  • Book Publishing or Publicity/PR internship experience a plus but not required 


This hybrid role is based in New York City and will require someone in commutable distance to the PRH offices to assist with author and book events, book mailings, and other essential in-person duties as necessary.


Entry-level salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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<>

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 271642

Date:  Jul 19, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Clerical, Publishing, Entry Level, Administrative

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