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Publicity Assistant Vintage and Anchor

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Date: Feb 18, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 4762 

We are seeking a Publicity Assistant to work within our Vintage Books and Anchor Books imprints. The candidate will assist the Director of Publicity and provide general administrative support to the Publicity department. The position requires excellent time management and prioritization skills as well as strong attention to detail. This is an opportunity to work with distinguished authors on a wide variety of books.


This position provides an opportunity to work with two senior-level professionals in the Vintage and Anchor team while handling responsibilities such as:


  • Coordinating mailings of catalogs to media, writing descriptive copy of books publishing monthly, and maintaining internal databases.
  • Coding invoices and providing general departmental accounts payable support.
  • Writing press releases, performing research to discover new media trends, creating press lists, executing mailings, and coordinating book orders.
  • Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules.
  • Inputting all confirmed events and author appearances, reviews, interviews, and other press coverage into internal publicity databases and marketing systems.
  • Communicating with authors and key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights.
  • Submitting proposals to seasonal previews in trade magazines.
  • Performing general administrative duties as needed, including billings, filing, coordinating schedules, answering phones, taking messages, tracking book publication dates, tracking author event calendars, record keeping, mail, etc.



  • The ideal candidate has a BA in English or a related field (or equivalent experience), as well as some relevant internship or working experience.
  • Experience in book publishing is beneficial, but not required.
  • Understanding of major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr
  • Candidates should also be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work.
  • The ideal candidate is savvy with social media, InDesign, and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Candidate experience should demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.

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.


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

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