Job Detail: Publicity Assistant - Putnam

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The Putnam imprint at Penguin Random House is seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two Associate Directors of Publicity. This role is tasked with organizing the logistics of author tours, securing various media, and performing general administrative duties. The Publicity Assistant will work with a wide array of award-winning, bestselling franchise titles and is the ideal position for someone who is interested in learning how to handle publicity for high profile authors.

About the job

Location London
Field Hospitality and Tourism
Time Full-time
Date 11 April 2018
Start Date 23 July 2018
Lenght of Employment Length C
Contract Fixed-term contract

Job details

Responsibilites Coordinating travel and other essential arrangements for major author tours.
Handling detailed tour and media schedules for campaigns.
Responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers.
Coordinating review copy mailings.
Liaising with bookstores for author events as well as attends local author events
Processing invoices and maintaining title budgets on supervisor’s campaigns.
Creating and organizing press clips and tracks publishing coverage in the media
Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts and maintaining media lists.
Providing general administrative support to supervisors.
Requirements Strong interest in book publishing and publicity; prior publicity internship a plus
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadlines driven environment
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
Offer 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.

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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