Publicity Assistant - Berkely


Publicity Assistant - Berkley

We are seeking a Publicity Assistant to join the Berkley imprint. In this exciting role, you will assist the Publicity Manager and Executive Publicity Director in performing general administrative tasks, fulfilling media requests, and completing book mailings. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about book publicity while working with a wide range of commercial titles, including women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction/fantasy, and more.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Providing assistance where needed with high profile author tours, publicity campaigns, New York media events, and creating promotional materials.
  2. Coordinating mailings, publicity materials, and review copy requests.
  3. Seeking publicity opportunities across print, TV, radio, and online media for assigned books, with oversight and support from supervisors.
  4. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with relevant media contacts, including reviewers and bloggers.
  5. Working and communicating with authors throughout the publicity campaign, as well as with editors and other in-house employees.
  6. Performing general administrative duties in collaboration with other publicity assistants, such as answering phones, taking messages, monitoring office supplies, booking conference rooms, executing mailings, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing
  • Strong interest in commercial and genre fiction
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow-up ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable asking questions, taking direction, and offering suggestions
  • Proven ability to multi-task and shift priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and an interest in using social media to enhance book campaigns, author awareness, and imprint brand-building preferred


Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application process.


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: 32269


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

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