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Publicity Assistant - Dutton, Plume and Tiny Reparations Books (Open to Remote)

Dutton/Plume/Tiny Reparations Books is seeking a Publicity Assistant to work closely with and support two senior level employees – Director of Publicity for Plume/Associate Director of Publicity for Dutton and the Assistant Director of Publicity for Dutton/Plume. The Dutton, Plume, and Tiny Reparations imprints at Penguin Random House are leading publishers of adult fiction and non-fiction titles by bestselling and award-winning authors such as Jason Mott, Sean Carroll, John Green, Fiona Davis, Lisa Gardner, Hank Green, Jonathan Karl, Trixie Mattel & Katya, Nick Offerman, Phoebe Robinson, Riley Sager, and many more. The imprints together publish 50-60 frontlist books a year. Visit these links to learn more:

Dutton: https://www.penguin.com/dutton-overview/ 

Plume: https://www.penguin.com/plume-books-overview/

Tiny Reparations Books: https://www.penguin.com/tiny-reparations-overview/

 

In this role, the Publicity Assistant will perform general office and administrative tasks, complete book mailings, learn about the trade publishing industry, and eventually take on publicity campaigns for hardcover and paperback titles. We’re looking for a candidate who enjoys brainstorming creative publicity ideas and likes to work in a friendly, fast-paced, collaborative environment.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Pulling media lists and mailing books out to print, radio, TV, and online contacts.
  • Inputing confirmed events, reviews, and interviews into the publicity database, saving media clips onto the server, and scanning reviews when necessary.
  • Learning to book media (print, radio, TV, online interviews) for author tours.   
  • Arranging author events at bookstores and other event venues.
  • Working with travel agents to coordinate flight and hotel accommodations for authors.  
  • Learning to write press materials, including press releases, pitch letters, galley letters, and tour cards.
  • Creating detailed schedules for touring authors and authors with heavy media schedules.
  • Researching media trends, blogs, podcasts, niche interest groups, and more.
  • Acitvely building and maintaining media and event contacts.
  • Providing support to managers at an administrative level and for their individual book campaigns.
  • Performing administrative departmental tasks such as filing expense reports, arranging department meetings, etc.

 

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Prior office experience
  • Strong interest in publicity and/or book publishing
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and thrive in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Basic knowledge of Canva or other design programs is a plus
  • Familiarity with the media landscape, reporters, etc., is a plus

 

The salary for this position is $48,000. 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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.<http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/>

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: 269232

Date:  Apr 20, 2024
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10019


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

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