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Date: Mar 5, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 16503 

Random House Children’s Books seeks a Publicity & Events Assistant to join its Publicity team.

This person will assist senior publicity staff with campaigns for their titles and coordinate publicity for some assigned titles under supervision.


We are looking for someone who can conceptualize creative out-of-the-box ideas for securing coverage for our authors/illustrators and brands.


Our ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, pay close attention to detail, and demonstrate a strong passion to work in children’s book publicity.


The ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail are essential.


General publicity responsibilities include:

  • Assists senior publicity staff with campaigns for their titles.
  • Promotes book/authors to media (radio, TV, online sources, etc.)
  • Coordinates seasonal tour planning meetings.
  • Helps to create publicity materials such as press releases, posters, and press kits.
  • Researches and seeks out new media outlets for promotion of new books.
  • Coordinates recap process for national author tours and events.
  • Writes pitch materials for author programming opportunities nationwide.
  • Compiles and distributes newspaper bestseller lists to the division.
  • Performs other related projects or duties as assigned by department.


Event responsibilities include:

  • Supports senior staff with national author tours, itineraries, travel and event logistics, and with a focus on special events, book festivals, cons and industry shows.
  • Researches new event opportunities and venues, and developing relationships with external event coordinators including for retail accounts, trade organizations, cons and book festivals.
  • Liaison within department for event support via social media.
  • Compiles and manages events database.
  • Assists in maintaining event budgets.


The salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opportunity.


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.

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