Publicity Assistant, Random House

Date: Aug 8, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 23008 

Publicity Assistant, Random House

Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints—including Ballantine Bantam Dell, Del Rey/Spectra, The Dial Press, LucasBooks, The Modern Library, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and One World—publish original fiction and nonfiction 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. This position provides an opportunity to support the SVP & Director, Publicity while handling responsibilities such as:

  • Helping to implement publicity campaigns for commercial fiction and non-fiction titles, including helping create pitch materials and researching media targets
  • Creating and managing author itineraries
  • Liaising with media, booksellers, colleagues in-house, and authors
  • Organizing travel and hotel logistics for author tours and special events
  • Additional assignments, projects and responsibilities, as needed.


  • The ideal candidate has some relevant internship or working experience.
  • The ability to prioritize and multi-task in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment with high-level organizational skills.
  • Candidates should also be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work.
  • Savvy with social media, internet research, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with InDesign.
  • Experience in book publishing or media is beneficial, but not required.


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.



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.

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