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Scholastic Publicity Assistant in New York, New York

Job Description:


The Publicity Assistant position is an exciting opportunity to learn the business of children’s books from the world’s leading publisher of content for kids. This role requires a highly-organized individual with meticulous attention to detail and strong communication skills. The Scholastic Publicity Department is a fast-paced environment with multiple projects going on at once. The position will be responsible for a variety of tasks including media mailing organization and tracking, creating press materials, booking author travel, etc . Additionally, this role will act as the primary publicity contact for 15–20 authors per season, securing media coverage, booking school visits and other events.


  • Assist Vice President and the Publicity department with administrative duties including mailings, routing projects, tracking reviews, galley orders, etc.

  • Manage monthly galley mailing process

  • Pitch media for reviews, author interviews, seasonal roundups, and other coverage

  • Plan and execute author events, including travel booking

  • Track media coverage and maintain correspondence with trade journals

  • Create and format pitch documents and PowerPoint decks

  • Manage and process invoices on behalf of the department


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at .

Some benefits that we offer:

  • Full suite of health and wellness benefits (including a $0 deductible Medical Plan)

  • Retirement Savings Plan 401(k) with options for both Roth and Traditional Contributions

  • Tuition-Free programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees

  • Generous Parental Leave Program

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) with opportunity for discounted stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


HOW YOU CAN FIT (Qualifications)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be highly organized with meticulous attention to detail

  • A self-starter who is resourceful and can work independently, as well as part of a team

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Passion for children’s books a plus

Experience: Publicity internship experience a plus but not required

Time Type:

Full time

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Location Region/State:

New York

Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: 48,500.00 - 53,350.00

EEO Statement:

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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