Job opening detail :
Publicity Assistant – Adult Trade
posted: July 15, 2021
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Flexible hours
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Profile

Bloomsbury is seeking a dynamic publicity assistant to join the New York-based team of the adult trade division, working on fiction and nonfiction. This position will perform key administrative tasks for the publicity department and will work closely with the Senior Director of Publicity and Communications to implement strategic public relations plans to create high-impact media and event opportunities for authors. The ideal candidate has a passion for literature and history, a strong work ethic, creativity, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and is a skilled verbal and written communicator. Written communication involves writing pitch letters and press releases, and internal memos.

Primary Responsibilities

• Provides administrative support to the Publicity team including book mailings, budget maintenance and generating internal communications
• Manages support tasks associated with major publicity campaigns such as assisting the Publicity team with national media surrounding a book launch, and scheduling cars, flights and hotels for author tours
• Effective and professional outreach to media contacts
• Fields incoming media and event requests in a fast-paced environment
• Help schedule author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site partnered events
• Actively develop and maintains media contacts, including national, regional, local and online
• Write press releases and pitch letters, and other promotional book campaign materials
• Liaise with colleagues in marketing (includes digital), sales, and editorial departments
• Oversee the department MasterCard billing, process author invoices and check requests, and create budget in Excel


The successful candidate will have:

• B.A, or B.S. degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field
• Demonstrated skill in working in a professional media or publishing environment (prior office experience or internship) in publicity
• Vested interest in publicity and book publishing
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
• Understanding of digital media, including bloggers and social media
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Must possess excellent organization, great attention to detail, and strong follow-up skills
• Experience with Cision and Publicity Assistant a plus
About Our  
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. is a subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC of the United Kingdom. Launched in 1998, Bloomsbury USA is a publisher of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and academic titles. Originally established as a publisher of adult books, in 2001 Bloomsbury USA expanded with the creation of Bloomsbury Children’s USA, and later enlarged our trade reach with the acquisition of the adult and children’s divisions of Walker Books in 2004. To broaden the scope of our business, Bloomsbury stepped into the Academic and Professional market via the acquisitions of Continuum International Publishing Group in 2011 and Fairchild Books in 2012. Bloomsbury also created an increased presence in Special Interests Publishing with the acquisitions of Conway Publishing in 2014 and Osprey Publishing in 2015. Most recently, Bloomsbury launched its Digital Resources division in 2017, providing scholarly content in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Bloomsbury’s award-winning Fashion Central and Drama Online.

Bloomsbury Academic publishes a portfolio of print titles and digital platforms from the world’s most-recognized experts in our areas of expertise: reference, classics, drama, Shakespeare, literature, politics, philosophy, religion, and the visual arts. Our audience ranges from academics to librarians to professionals to readers who are ardent enthusiasts across a wide range of interests. We are part of the Bloomsbury Publishing Group. See more at and

Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home until further notice. Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT, or PA and be able to commute to Bloomsbury USA’s New York City office full-time when the office re-opens. Flex time available.

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Equal Opportunity Employment:

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company has always followed, and will continue to follow, a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
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