Job Alert! Online Marketing Assistant at Penguin Random House

Job description

Online Marketing Assistant – Consumer Marketing Development
Entry Level, Full Time, Unlimited, Marketing & Advertising, Marketing, Internet / Online / New Media
Penguin Random House U.S.A, NEW YORK, New York

Your challenge:
The Penguin Random House Consumer Marketing Development team is seeking an Online Marketing Assistant. This position involves opportunities to work creatively with people across the company and industry, to produce online marketing campaigns, and to learn about all aspects of book publishing and online marketing.

The online marketing assistant is a key part of our friendly, collaborative, and innovative team. S/he will be responsible for assisting with ad trafficking as well as supporting the campaigns team.

Responsibilities and duties include:
•Assisting with in-house ad serving platform and trafficking of ads
•Helping with campaign set-up and optimization, as well as reporting
•Writing ad copy
•Supporting divisional marketers
•Researching new vendors and staying up-to-date on marketing technologies

Your profile:
Job skills & requirements:

•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
•Eagerness to learn new technologies
•Organizational skills and collaborative nature
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
•Strong analytical skills and curiosity, for interpreting sales and web analytics data
•Willingness to learn and master new advertising platforms, technology, and data tools
•Google Adwords, Facebook advertising, and/or Twitter advertising experience preferred but not required

The candidate would report to an Associate Director and Advertising Manager, and work very closely with an Online Marketing Associate. It’s a corporate position on a team that’s focused on providing best practices and guidance to our divisions–while there may be less direct title-marketing work involved, it’s a great way to understand PRH’s positioning about online and consumer marketing, learn what’s up and coming in tech, and meet many people across the company and industry. 

If interested in applying, click here:

Indicate in your cover letter that you are a Pace MS in Publishing student.

Please contact Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at if you have any questions.


Jobs of the Week: Sterling, Penguin, and BEACH magazine



Sterling Publishing Co.

Title: Editorial Assistant5605094

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Editorial Assistant to work within its Acquisitions Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate, yet responsible risk taker who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


Supports editors with general editorial and design processes.
Reviews proposals/manuscripts from slush pile.
Assists with obtaining photo permissions for books as needed; prepares art logs and organizes digital & physical art files.
Prepares term sheets, estimate request forms and other forms as needed.
Tracks title stats.
Prepares pub board summaries and title information sheet with all details including comp research.
Processes book sample orders for the Editorial department.
Corresponds with agents and authors regarding the status of proposals, books in development, and previously published books; suggests ideas for further development of submitted projects; writes rejection letters.
Oversees the schedules and development of several books, including entire series; traffics materials between in-house editorial personnel, freelance editorial personnel/packagers, and authors; creates and references P&L forecasts to ensure that projects stay on budget.
Proofreads layouts, jacket copy, and catalog copy.
Liaises with the Marketing and Sales to supply dummies, covers, book descriptions etc. for meetings, fairs, etc; accesses Artesia database to supply layouts and covers for various editorial personnel.
Processes invoices, author advances, work-for-hire advances, and cancellations.
Acts as liaison between authors and publisher, networking with various departments to provide information on royalties, advances, invoices, reprint status, pub status, reversion status, publicity, permissions, corrections, and other pressing concerns.

4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Prior work experience within book publishing in an Editorial capacity or prior Editorial Internships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark and Mac all preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proven ability to work within fast-paced deadline driven environment.



Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel with Penguin Random House

Title: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Portfolio/Sentinel/Current is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to work on high profile publicity and marketing campaigns and with bestselling authors!
At Portfolio and Current, we publish big ideas for ambitious people, usually in the following categories: leadership, psychology, business, economics, marketing, history, science, technology, autobiography, and investigative journalism. Sentinel is a boutique imprint that publishes platform-driven books for a politically conservative audience.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support (updating databases, drafting notes and emails, answering phones, scheduling meetings, booking author travel, etc.)
2. Assisting with writing press releases, preparing and mailing press kits, and coordinating author events and book signings.
3. Assisting with media research and pulling lists of contacts for mailings.
4. Contributing ideas for publishing campaigns as well as consumer-facing marketing activities.

Please apply to join this collaborative department if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; marketing or publicity internships a plus
– Strong interest in book publishing, especially non-fiction
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
– Strong organizational and follow-up skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

To Apply: 

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please email your resume and cover letter to indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.


BEACH Magazine

hamp_under322wideTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance Contracter

Location: New York, NY

BEACH magazine, Modern Luxury’s summer Hamptons magazine published six times between Memorial Day and Labor Day by the editors of Manhattanmagazine, is seeking a freelance, contract Editorial Assistant for 4 months/18 weeks over the summer, beginning April 27. The position entails general editorial duties, including but not limited to story and photo research, fact checking, some writing, and the handling of several front of book editorial pages (table of contents, masthead, calendar) under the guidance of senior editors.

Qualified applicants must have a drive for magazine editorial work, a positive attitude, be resourceful and trustworthy, have proven writing experience, and be extremely organized. Numerous previous magazine internships or previous experience as an editorial assistant preferred.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to before April 15 to be considered.

Full-time position: Advertising and Promotions Assistant with Penguin

Do you have an interest in design? Advertising? Promotions?

The Putnam, Riverhead, and Tarcher Advertising and Promotions department is looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual. This person will support the Associate Director in maintaining an organized and productive environment. This position is also responsible for designing various promotional materials.


Specifically, the Advertising and Promotions Assistant will:

  • Work closely with the Ad/Promo Associate Director and design team to maintain organized and productive workflow.
  • Work with manager and paperback team to coordinate, layout, and submit designed back ads for production.
  • Design posters and blowups and coordinate printing, meeting all deadlines.
  • Design print and online advertisements and promotional materials, including static and animated ads, printed postcards, bookmarks, and brochures for the Tarcher imprint.
  • Route catalog copy for the Riverhead, Putnam, Tarcher, and Audio imprints during catalog season.
  • Design images for social media for all imprints.
  • Update department status report, including keeping track of all requests from publicity, sales, marketing and working with manager and designers to deliver on time.
  • Organize presentation run-throughs, booking rooms and contacting attendees for scheduling.
  • Maintain the advertising archive, filing ads and promotional items.
  • Set up promo item ISBNs in Firebrand.
  • Create visual presentations using InDesign and PowerPoint.
  • Provide administrative support when needed.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Four year college degree in graphic design or communications design or equivalent work experience
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail; able to turn projects around quickly and multitask
  • Strong interest in book publishing and promotional design

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Illustrator
  • Strong interest in advertising and promotions

The salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits package. To apply, submit your portfolio, resume, and cover letter to Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week

Condé Nast’s Brides

Type: Full Time

Position: Junior Designer

Location: NYC

Description: Condé Nast’s magazine Brides is looking for a creative designer that can develop and deliver ideas for their clients. Design and typography skills are necessary because you will be regularly designing presentations and proposals, as well as working with the executive team, sales, marketing, research, and integrated marketing. Brides is looking for someone who is motivated by new thinking and who is also a team player.


  • At least 1 year of design experience in marketing, promotional, or advertising a plus
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency with presentation & design applications (Keynote, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator)
  • Experience using motion graphics & video editing software (After Effects, Final Cut Pro, & Motion) a plus
  • Knowledge of Flash, web design, or HTML a plus
  • Ability to create promotional concepts that enhance clients’ marketing efforts
  • Experience working for a highly branded property a plus
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings
  • Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
  • Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
  • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization

Vegas Magazine / Niche Media

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: Henderson, NV

Niche Media is looking for a driven Assistant Editor to join our high-performing Vegas magazine team. The primary duties for this position include the following:

  • Conceive and pitch stories for each issue and newsletter, then assist with executing and producing assigned stories and sections.
  • Write several stories, complete designated online calendar listings, and produce magazine-ready copy within established deadlines.
  • Plan, execute, fact-check, and write Invited section (social events).
  • Work with the marketing department to oversee photo section, and ensure all assigned sections are edit-ready for ship week.
  • Work with photo editors to select art, assist with managing photo shoots, gather photos for Guide pages, and make sure art comes in for each piece/section assigned to the Editor-in-Chief. Coordinate/schedule freelance photographers for events.
  • Coordinate intern process and work with interns to manage social media duties (i.e. Twitter account).
  • Represent the magazine in the community by attending/hosting events on behalf of assigned magazine.
  • Meet with local power players to boost magazine presence, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Perform editorial-related clerical/administrative duties for the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Posting

LinkIt, an education software company, currently has two full-time temp positions available for a minimum of two to four weeks that they need to fill ASAP. The temp positions pay $10 an hour and is 40 hours per week.

The position would entail copying test content from source documents (Word or PDF) and pasting it into their software’s test area and making sure it’s properly formatted so that the test can either be taken online, on an iPad, or printed as a PDF. It may also include some printing and binding. Knowledge of InDesign is a plus.

LinkIt is located on 14th street and 5th ave and those hired would need to bring their own laptop.

You can send your resume to Michael McGill at