Penguin Random House LLC Publicist, Knopf Doubleday in New York, New York

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Requisition ID: 16493

Publicist, Knopf Doubleday

Alfred A. Knopf is seeking a Publicist to join their talented team of professionals.

Alfred A. Knopf was founded in 1915 and has long been known as a publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction. Its list of authors includes Toni Morrison, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Anne Rice, Anne Tyler, Jane Smiley, Sheryl Sandberg, Haruki Murakami, Carl Hiaasen, Robert Caro, Tom Hanks, Orhan Pamuk, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Michael Ondaatje, as well as such classic writers as Thomas Mann, Willa Cather, John Hersey, and John Cheever.

The publicist will develop publicity strategies and implement successful campaigns for a diverse list of titles.


  • Animating authors and their work in the marketplace through all consumer facing channels

  • Leveraging traditional and digital media to drive awareness

  • Creating publicity materials

  • Developing and managing media relationships

  • Content mailings to media contacts

  • Overseeing national and regional author tours

  • Will work independently on titles, as well as have the opportunity to partner with senior staff members on major author campaigns

The ideal candidate:

  • 2-3 years of publicity experience

  • Impressive resume supporting major campaign work

  • Candidates should demonstrate a creative, innovative and resourceful approach to publicity and possess excellent knowledge of diverse media outlets

  • Exceptional writing, communication, and social media skills (must be proficient on all platforms)

  • Strong bookseller and B2B relationships

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability successfully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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.