Assistant Publicist

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Assistant Publicist
New York, NY

Job Description: Currently seeking an Assistant Publicist to provide administrative and campaign support to a Director of Publicity and head of Special Events and Creative Strategies for the William Morrow and Dey Street Books imprints.


  • Assists managers with all aspects of book and author publicity campaigns.
  • Schedules tours and works with travel agency to coordinate all author logistics.
  • Coordinates all mailings of books, galleys, and other materials.
  • Helps write and produce press materials.
  • Processes bills and order supplies.
  • Helps with event planning.
  • Manages publicity campaigns for own projects, including writing press releases and booking author tours.
  • Participates in book signings, publication parties and special events with other members of the department.
  • Responds to outside inquiries, including review copy requests and general information questions.
  • Handles departmental administrative duties, such as weekly publicity reports, distributing mail, and scheduling meetings.
  • Researches new media and creative event opportunities.


  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior internship experience in publishing or publicity preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to handle information confidentially
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced/high pressure environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; social media knowledge a plus
  • Able to travel to author events in NYC

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


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