Penguin Random House LLC Publicity Assistant - Portfolio, Sentinel in New York, New York
The Portfolio and Sentinel imprints at Penguin Random House are searching for a Publicity Assistant to provide support to the Assistant Director of Publicity. This role will assist in the publicity and marketing campaigns for non-fiction hardcover and paperback titles and offers an exciting opportunity to work in the business and political categories. Specific responsibilities include: * Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers. * Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc. * Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases. * Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors and creating detailed tour schedules. * Facilitating marketing and social media campaigns and contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions. * Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc. * Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc. Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements: * Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction * A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment * Ability to work in a collaborative team environment * Excellent communication and organizational skills * Strong follow-up skills * Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail * An understanding of social media as a marketing tool * Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel * Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.