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Penguin Random House LLC Publicity Assistant, Knopf in New York, New York

Publicity Assistant, Knopf

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a storied leader in commercial and literary publishing and home to some of the most iconic authors in the world, including Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Alice Munro; Prize-winners Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Joan Didion, Yaa Gyasi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, Tommy Orange, Patti Smith, Anne Tyler, and Colson Whitehead; and global bestsellers Dan Brown, John Grisham, E L James, Erin Morgenstern, and Jo Nesbo, is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join their team and provide day-to-day support to the Executive Vice President and Director of Publicity. Responsibilities consist of both administrative and project work. Key responsibilities:

• Support the Director of Publicity for Knopf in all facets of their daily work: calendar management and scheduling; event planning; phone, email, letters, memos, and other written correspondence; running detailed sales reports; research on a variety of subjects; understanding of key toolsets (Bookscan, Brandwatch, Muck Rack); other clerical support (notes, memos, etc)

• Coordinate all internal and external communications efforts, including departmental meetings

• Develop and write press releases, pitch letters, author Q&As, and press kits

• Develop targeted mailing lists, identify key audiences on a title-by-title basis, and execute galley mailings

• Contact with agents, authors, booksellers, and media

• Evaluate proposals and provide written feedback

• Coordination of marketing and publicity campaigns

• This is a fast-paced, telephone, email, and internet-heavy position that requires someone with a professional phone manner and the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.


• Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills

• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail

• Ability to read on deadline

• Excel, PowerPoint, Word, InDesign

• Self-started with the ability to develop new projects and departmental initiatives

• Proactive approach to problem-solving

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

• Strong interest in the book publishing industry

• Previous administrative experience

• Fluent in digital technology and social media

• Book Publishing or Publicity/PR internship experience a plus but not required

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.

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 37570