Publicity Assistant

    • Job ID: 512989-819472
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

Liveright Publishing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary and imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, is seeking an assistant to support the Senior Director of Publicity and Director of Publicity. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting publicists on promotional campaigns for front list titles.
  • Overseeing paperback promotion.
  • Providing support for operational responsibilities of the Director of Publicity (list planning, budgets, metadata review, department calendar).
  • Developing press materials and coordinating pre-publication review mailings (both digital and physical).
  • Processing review requests and updating media database.
  • Collecting and circulating press clips.
  • Maintaining archive of review and media coverage.
  • Processing invoices and expenses related to book tours and promotional campaigns.
  • Helping publicists compile tour schedules and booking arrangements.
  • Researching comparative titles and related media.
  • Coordinating departmental deadlines for seasonal planning materials.
  • Ensuring author requests and media queries are promptly responded to.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Interest in systems, project management, and database organization.
  • Experience with promotional copy is encouraged.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet software strongly encouraged.
  • Strong interest in serious non-fiction and literary fiction.
  • Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
  • Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a "can-do" attitude.
  • Must be self-directed and independent.
  • Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
  • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Interest in and familiarity with Twitter, Tik Tok, and Instagram strongly encouraged.
  • W. W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
  • Employment eligibility to work in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.

About Norton:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years". In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital supplements that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at:

About Liveright:

Liveright Publishing Corporation grew out of the storied Boni & Liveright press, one of the most important publishers of the early 20th century. Under the guidance of Horace Liveright, the firm captured the flowering literature of the 1920s and 1930s, publishing some of the most celebrated American writers of the period and seeking out works which would stand the test of time. As a result, many writers that the house signed up became foundational forces of modern literature and culture.