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Publicity Assistant, Viking Penguin

Viking, Penguin Books, Penguin Classic, and Penguin Life are home to award-winning, critically-acclaimed, and bestselling authors across fiction and non-fiction, including Rebecca Makkai, Amor Towles, Tana French, Geraldine Brooks, Elaine Welteroth, Adam Grant, Ruth Ozeki, Ken Follett, Sue Monk Kidd, Craig Johnson, Matt Haig, Terrance Hayes, and Nathaniel Philbrick. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with distinguished authors on a wide variety of books.


We are seeking a Publicity Assistant to support and assist a VP Executive Publicist and an Associate Director of Publicity in the Viking, Penguin Books, Penguin Classics, and Penguin Life imprints of Penguin Random House. In this role, you will pull media lists, pitch a broad spectrum of media, write press materials, perform general tasks, maintain publicity clips, complete book mailings, coordinate logistics of author events and tours, and provide publicity support for all assigned titles. We are focused on looking for creative, fresh, and diverse voices who care about books.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing general administrative support, including mailings, processing invoices, billings, and expense reports
  • Coordinating travel and other arrangements for major author tours and creating detailed tour schedules for campaigns
  • Drafting press materials, including press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, and quote sheets
  • Liasing with organizations and bookstores to arrange author events
  • Responding to a variety of calls/e-mails from media, authors, and booksellers
  • Communicating between the Marketing, Editorial, and Production departments
  • Maintaining media clips, press contacts, and detailed logs of publicity projects in an internal database system
  • Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and assisting with social media platforms
  • Attending book events, virtually or in-person, depending on the state of current affairs
  • Pitching press interviews and reviews for authors and their books


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Strong interest in publicity and publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Quick at picking up different computer systems and databases


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: 223941

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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