$100K — $150K *
Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, seeks an Assistant Director of Publicity/Associate Director of Publicity to join its Publicity team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with distinguished authors, illustrators and brands, to help break out new talent, and to play a leadership role in our PR department. 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 Renee Ahdieh, Laurie Halse Anderson, Derrick Barnes, Eric Carle, Chelsea Clinton, John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Brad Meltzer, Ransom Riggs, Ruta Sepetys, Sabaa Tahir and Jacqueline Woodson.
The ideal candidate will have experience planning and executing PR campaigns and tours for high-profile figures, have a proven track-record of booking national media, and will thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The person in this role will be responsible for strategizing and executing lead campaigns for both established authors as well as emerging voices. He/she/they will also oversee our trade show author and illustrator appearances and manage one direct report. We are looking for a creative and independent thinker who is passionate about books and spreading the joy of reading. Candidates should also have excellent writing and communication skills and an established network of broadcast, print and online media contacts, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
The person in this position will interact internally with Penguin’s Marketing, Sales and Editorial teams, and externally with authors, illustrators, booksellers and members of the press.
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