Publicity Assistant - Penguin Young Readers

Do you find yourself telling all your friends about the latest great book you read? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?  ? Are you detail-oriented? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be the perfect fit for the Penguin Young Readers Publicity team.


Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, is seeking a Publicity Assistant. We’re looking for an innovative self-starter with excellent writing skills who is passionate about children’s and young adult literature. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have strong time management and prioritization skills, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with distinguished authors and brands. Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States and home to award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling authors and illustrators such as Max Brallier, Eric Carle, John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Brad Meltzer, Ransom Riggs, Ruta Sepetys, Sabaa Tahir and Jacqueline Woodson.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Providing general administrative support, including coordinating book mailings, processing invoices, maintaining calendars, and filing expense reports, etc.
  2. Submitting digital review copies to publishing trade review outlets
  3. Drafting press materials for select titles and seasonal round-ups.
  4. Updating digital database with confirmed media and events for authors
  5. Drafting event confirmations and tour schedules for select events and author tours
  6. Assisting with trade show outreach and author appearances
  7. Liaising with bookstores to organize author events (virtual and eventually in-person).
  8. Responding to general requests from media, authors, and booksellers.
  9. Communicating between the Marketing, Editorial, and Production departments.
  10. Maintaining and updating press contact database
  11. Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts.
  12. Attending virtual (and eventually in person) book events.



  • 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
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


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



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: 111431

111431Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Nov 20, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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