HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant Publicist

US-NY-New York




We are 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.

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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