Publicity Assistant - Random House

Publicity Assistant, Random House


Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of many of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints 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. Supporting the VP Director of Publicity for the Del Rey imprint and the Associate Director of Publicity for Random House on publicity campaigns for both fiction and non-fiction hardcover and paperback titles, with a concentration in science fiction, fantasy, pop-culture, politics, history, and social justice categories. The Publicity Assistant will work with a wide array of bestselling books and novelists, multi-media brands, journalists, and newsmakers, and is the ideal position for a curious, confident, self-motivated person who loves books across genres, has an understanding of the media, and is interested in learning how to execute publicity strategy. This position provides an intensive education in trade book publishing in a fast-paced, exciting, and highly collaborative environment.


Responsibilities include:

  • Responding to a variety of calls and emails from media, authors, and booksellers.
  • Organizing detailed author tour and media schedules for campaigns.
  • Coordinating and executing review copy mailings.
  • Gathering and filing press clips.
  • Drafting publicity materials, including galley letters, press releases, pitches. 
  • Liaising with bookstores for author events.
  • Processing invoices, maintaining title budgets on supervisor’s campaigns, and helping with data entry related to campaigns.
  • Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and updating media lists.
  • Coordinating logistics for meetings, including calendar schedules, preparing meeting materials, and taking notes.
  • Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, photocopying, filing, expense reporting, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Strong interest in book publishing, publicity and media relations, and in books across genres 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who takes initiative  
  • Ability to juggle priorities in a deadlines-driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, internet research  


Salary for this position is $45,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your 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: 142565

Date:  Apr 23, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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