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Publicity Assistant, Random House (Open to Remote)

Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of many of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints publish original fiction and non-fiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers for generations.


We are currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to join the Random House publicity department to support the two publicity directors on publicity campaigns for media-driven non-fiction across the Random House portfolio of imprints. Title work includes narrative non-fiction, politics, celebrity, newsmakers, and business. This position provides an intensive education in trade book publishing in a fast-paced, exciting, and highly collaborative environment. The Publicity Assistant role is the ideal position for a curious, confident, self-motivated person who loves working on non-fiction titles, has an understanding of the media, and is interested in learning how to execute publicity strategy. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance in carrying out high-impact publicity campaigns for non-fiction titles, notably in the politics, history, social justice, business, and pop culture space.
  • Writing pitch materials, pulling media lists, and researching media targets
  • Assisting senior publicity staff with high profile media campaigns for best-selling authors
  • Creating and managing author itineraries
  • Updating internal documents and systems
  • Liaising with media, booksellers, colleagues in-house, and authors
  • Coordinating mailings, publicity materials, and reviewing copy requests
  • Organizing travel and hotel logistics for author tours and special events
  • Processing invoices, maintaining title budgets on supervisor’s campaigns, and helping with data entry related to campaigns
  • Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and updating media lists
  • Coordinating logistics for meetings, including calendar schedules, preparing meeting materials, and taking notes
  • Additional assignments, projects and responsibilities, as needed


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Strong interest in book publishing, publicity and media relations, and in books across genres 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who takes initiative 
  • Possess a proactive and independent approach to work 
  • Ability to juggle priorities in a deadlines-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficiency with social media, internet research, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment


Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Kindly include your resume and cover letter 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 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: 10017 

Job ID: 249118

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10017

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

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