Soho Press


Publicity Assistant

227 West 17th St, New York, NY, United States, 10011

Position: Full-Time, Hybrid

Soho Press is looking for a creative, outgoing and detail-oriented individual to join our dynamic publicity team.

Experience: 0 – 2 years of work experience in publishing or related fields. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Salary: $40k

Description of Publicity Assistant Position

  • Hybrid Office
    • In office and work from home expectations.

  • Entry level publicity position. Will work on projects across our three imprints: Soho Press, Soho Crime, and Soho Teen.
    • The ideal candidate will be a curious and genre-neutral reader.
    • The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, willing to actively participate in department meetings and provide creative input.

  • The chief responsibility associated with this position will be to provide logistical and administrative support for publicity department with eventual title/campaign-level work in the future. Duties include:
    • Maintaining dozens of schedules and threads of communication.
    • Working closely with Publicity Director and Senior Publicist to implement plans.
    • Help to maintain and implement mailing lists and email blasts.
    • Help manage our author touring program. This includes event concept creation, implementation, scheduling, and travel logistics. Must be a courteous communicator.
    • Maintain the schedule and materials for departmental meetings.
    • Execute day-to-day administrative tasks like updating title records with new publicity pull quotes, logging/tracking publicity hits, and making sure sales, marketing and distribution are aware of events and high-alert publicity.

  • Growth opportunity/ running your own publicity campaigns.
    • After a period of development, the Publicity Assistant duties will expand to include drafting press releases, maintaining and utilizing publicity lists, scheduling mailings, follow-up with interested reviewers and media outlets, and writing publicity/marketing copy for a small number of titles.

  • Social Media & Website
    • You will be tasked with assisting others in maintaining/updating the company’s social media platforms with publicity and company issued statements/communications.
    • You will help gather and plan content for our website.

  • Special Projects
    • The Publicity Assistant will work closely with the Publicity Director in developing and implementing strategies for special projects.

  • Entry level position with ample opportunity for growth and promotion.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to opportunities@sohopress.com with the subject line "Soho Publicity Assistant."

About Soho Press:

Soho Press is an independent book publisher based in Manhattan. Founded in 1986, Soho publishes 80-90 books a year across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and groundbreaking young adult fiction.

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