Publicity Assistant, Grand Central Publishing

Hachette Book Group



New York, NY


Position summary

tores, literary festivals, and other venues to organize author events.

  • Coordinating travel and other arrangements for author tours and creating detailed schedules for campaigns.

  • Maintaining media hits, press contacts, and detailed logs of book campaigns in an internal database system.

  • Communicating with authors, agents, and media contacts, as well as with colleagues in editorial, marketing, art and sales

  • Attending book events and accompanying authors to media interviews.

  • Maintaining publicity budgets and submit expenses for the department

  • Pitching and securing national, regional and local media, as necessary

  • Coordinating seasonal planning materials with the publishing team


  • Strong interest in publicity and book publishing

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a team

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Active working knowledge of social media and an interest in following book trends is a plus

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The compensation range for this position is $47,500. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location - talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.

The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.