HarperCollins Publishers

Marketing Assistant

US-NY-New York




HarperCollins Children’s Publishing is currently seeking a creative and organized Marketing Assistant to support the Early Reader team. The Early Reader team focuses only on children’s books for the very young, ages 0 – 8 years old. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of titles, including picture books, board books, and beginning reader titles. The ideal candidate should be interested in children’s media and entertainment, capable of creating a voice that speaks to parents and educators, and a quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In addition to general administrative support for the Early Reader team, this position will also interface with the other marketing categories, as well as design, online, publicity, school and library marketing, and marketing operations.


  • Assists in writing trade marketing materials, including advertising, website, video, and catalogue copy, social media messaging, sell sheets, etc.
  • Coordinates team’s production schedule, including keeping track of deadlines, submitting materials to design, and routing projects through editorial.
  • Creates and manages seasonal tracking grids, and updates marketing plans across all internal systems as campaigns evolve.
  • Compiles and distributes support materials for sales purposes.
  • Brainstorms, plans, and executes various title-specific and group marketing campaigns over the course of a fiscal year in conjunction with the Early Reader marketing team.
  • Supports management of various title and author-specific social media profiles, including drafting/scheduling, messaging and responding to reader queries.
  • Attends various marketing meetings with the responsibility to take minutes, review them with other managers, and circulate them throughout the company.
  • Performs all administrative duties for titles and general administrative functions, as necessary.


  • 4-year college degree (preferably in marketing or communications) or relevant work/internship experience required
  • Possesses a love of children's publishing, particularly picture books
  • Knowledgeable about children's books and entertainment a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written), good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task with all administrative duties
  • Ability to work both independently, as well as with a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Internet savvy with experience in html, Photoshop, social media platforms
  • The ideal candidate should be a quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


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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