Quirk Books

Publicity & Marketing Assistant

215 Church St, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19106

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 11/21/2016

Summary: Located on a quiet cobblestone street in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Quirk Books is seeking a passionate pop culture and book fanatic that is creative and organized to join its publicity and marketing team. 

Publicity Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Publicity and the team to execute publicity campaigns.
  • Write press releases and corresponding collateral.
  • Pitch and schedule author events and interviews, coordinate travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors and create detailed tour schedules.
  • Clerical support: mailings, processing invoices, tracking and logging publicity clips and marketing activities.
  • Research new media trends and contacts
  • Update and maintain Quirk’s media lists.

Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and execution of marketing campaigns for titles and the Quirk brand.
  • Support the team in planning, promoting, and executing consumer events.
  • Coordinate the creation of marketing materials.
  • Contribute ideas to the Quirk Books blog, create content for the blog, and assist the digital marketing manager with the backend maintenance of QuirkBooks.com
  • Management and content creation on select social media sites.
  • Giveaway fulfillment and implementation
  • Maintain and update QuirkBooks.com per schedule set by the assistant digital marketing manager.
  • Social media monitoring.
  • Provide general administrative support by following up with media and vendors, mailing books and coordinating warehouse mailings, tracking press coverage, etc. 

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Possesses the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must have strong time management skills and be organized.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well within a team.
  • Must be passionate about books, especially Quirk’s titles.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Cision, WordPress, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Drupal, and social media platforms a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject area, as well as applicable internship/work experience. 
  • Book publishing experience is a plus, but not required. 

Email your resume to hr@quirkbooks.com.

About Quirk Books:

 Quirk Books is headquartered on a charming cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes 30 strikingly unconventional books per year, and every title is a labor of love born out of our passions and obsessions. Always looking to set the next trend, Quirk delivers books and stories that are bold, unprecedented, beautifully designed, and affordable. Some of Quirk’s more popular titles include the best-selling YA series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar Award–winning mystery The Last Policeman, fangirl favorite Geekerella, the legendary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars—plus children’s books, pop culture titles, cookbooks, art books, gag gifts, and more. Quirk’s books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House and available wherever books are sold.

Application Details: Please submit a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters must outline how the candidate’s experience relates to the job and why they’re interested in working for Quirk Books. No calls please.

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