Publicity Assistant

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Published date: November 21, 2020 4:45 am

Location: New York, United States

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:

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

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