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Publicity Assistant, Random House Children's Books

Random House Children’s Books is seeking an Assistant to join its Publicity team! The Publicity Assistant role includes a combination of administrative and project support and requires communication with a diverse array of partners: authors, illustrators, agents, booksellers, media, and the various departments of RHCB.


This position will support senior publicity staff with projects related to their Publicity campaigns and book and brand-specific program launches, including media outreach, research, national author tours, event planning and scheduling. There will be opportunity for this Assistant to work on their own title campaigns as well.


The role requires a significant amount of writing and editing of publicity materials, including internal media alert emails, press releases, pitch letters, and press kits. The role will also include other related projects or duties as assigned by the department.


As home to properties like Dr. Seuss, Little Golden Books, Step into Reading leveled readers, and Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series our teams are experienced at building and sustaining brands over a long period of time, and also at launching the careers of debut writers and illustrators. Random House Children’s Books ( is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers. including Carl Hiaasen (Hoot), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle series Nic Stone (Dear Martin),  Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass), R. J. Palacio (Wonder), We are also home to a variety of franchise licenses and characters such as American Girl, Barbie, the Berenstain Bears, Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Pat the Bunny, Peppa Pig, Richard Scarry, Sesame Workshop, and Stranger Things.




  1.  Providing general administrative support, includes monitoring media outlets and distributing news clips, supporting donation work and philanthropic initiatives, executing mailings and media database entry, invoicing and budget work
  2.   Coordinating logistics for meetings, including calendar schedules, preparing meeting materials, and taking notes
  3.   Tracking review coverage
  4. Organizing detailed author tour and media schedules for campaigns
  5.  Coordinating and executing review copy mailings
  6.  Drafting publicity materials, including galley letters, press releases, pitches


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:


  •         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •         Awareness of tends in popular media
  •         Adept at social media platforms
  •         Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  •         Strong attention to detail
  •         Ability to manage tasks in high volume and fast-paced environment
  •         A genuine interest in publishing, and working in book publicity


     *This hybrid role is based in New York City and will require someone in commutable distance to accompany Publicists to various author interviews, attend various author events, provide support for in-house events, and do media mailings as needed


     The salary for this position is $48,000.00. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to company results. 



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<>

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: 265724

Date:  Nov 15, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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