Quill and Quire

Publicity Assistant

Simon & Schuster Canada Published: April 16, 2018
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Simon & Schuster Canada is looking for a full-time Publicity Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and collaborative team. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and confident team player with a passion for books and a desire to become a book publicist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day administrative support for the publicity team
  • Supporting publicity staff with media campaigns, event logistics and travel booking
  • Organizing and executing media and reviewer mailings
  • Compiling media clips
  • Creating and writing press materials
  • Pitching press interviews and reviews for select books across both the children and adult lists
  • Responding to calls from media, authors and booksellers
  • Preparing presentations for internal and external meetings
  • Performing online research to maintain media lists
  • Working closely and collaboratively with sales, marketing, editorial, and authors to maximize awareness of titles


  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and handle confidential information with discretion
  • Excellent communication, leadership, writing and presentation skills
  • Adaptable, proactive problem-solver who enjoys a fast-paced environment
    Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize across multiple projects
  • Ability to work extended hours, including some early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Strong awareness of social media platforms and digital marketing trends
  • Post-secondary degree required, degree or certificate in Book Publishing or related field is an asset

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Publicity Assistant Application” to adria.iwasutiak@simonandschuster.ca by Monday April 30, 2018.