HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant Publicist

Job Locations US-NY-New York




HarperCollins Children’s Books, one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books, is currently seeking an Assistant Publicist to provide administrative support to the publicity team.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has a passion for children’s books and media, and is creative, energetic, and has a positive attitude.   


  • Assists the department with day-to-day administrative needs including:
    • managing the review copy process
    • responding to media requests
    • handling all invoices, preparing reviewer lists
    • printing and shipping publication slips, labels and packages
    • arranging all mailings through our outside mailing center and warehouse
  • Answers telephones and queries.
  • Assists publicists with author’s schedules, travel, and events for tours.
  • Writes press releases and pitch letters.
  • Produces and distributes Hype, the weekly publicity update.
  • Manages and archives all media, reviews and tours.
  • Attends several festivals and conventions a year.


  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior publicity/publishing experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced/high pressure environment
  • Ability to work independently and travel when needed
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.


HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.


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