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HarperCollins Publishers Assistant Publicist in New York, New York


HarperOne Group is currently seeking an Assistant Publicist to provide support to senior members of the publicity team for HarperVia, Amistad and HarperOne. If you have interest in multicultural titles, love fiction and are curious about learning more about the world around you this is the position for you. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, multi-tasker, has strong organizational skills, and brings a positive, energetic attitude to all they do.


  • Assists senior level Publicists with all aspects of book and author publicity campaigns.

  • Helps write and produce press materials.

  • Schedules tours and coordinates all author logistics.

  • Coordinates all mailings of books, galleys, and other materials.

  • Assists with event planning.

  • Coordinates galley orders across all departments.

  • Tracks budgets.

  • Responds to outside inquiries, including review copy requests and general information questions.

  • Under supervision, works on a few campaigns per season which includes setting strategy, engaging in regular author communication, pitching media, podcasts, blogs, and arranging events and travel logistics.

  • Participates in editorial board and collaborates with marketing and editorial.


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience

  • Prior internship experience in publishing or publicity preferred

  • Experience with/knowledge of multicultural fiction titles

  • Genuine enthusiasm for books

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be detailed-oriented, have strong organizational skills, and must be able to manage priorities under pressure

  • Has a positive, upbeat attitude and acts as a team player

  • Ability to take initiative and direction

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe

  • Strong detail management skills are necessary

  • Able to travel to author events in New York

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.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Publicity