Chronicle Books

Publicity Assistant

680 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94107

Position: Full-Time, Hybrid

Chronicle Books is looking for a Publicity Assistant to support the publicity activities of our publishing program. They will assist with media communication, research, and reporting, and they will attend regular team meetings while providing general support to the Associate Director of Publicity and four Publicists.

The person in this role will respond to requests and inquiries, submit titles for book trade announcements, respond to all media calls for information, and manage new hire and promotion announcements to the publishing trade media. They will help write press materials, and they will work openly and supportively with colleagues in Marketing, Publicity, Sales, and Brand. In addition, The Publicity Assistant will discover new media outlets and opportunities, prepare for author events, assist with Salesforce data entry/reporting, and create digital media kits as needed.

Applicants will need one to two years’ professional office experience, strong copywriting/communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft 365 services (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, etc.). Experience with Adobe Pro, Photoshop, Muck Rack, and Salesforce is a plus, and previous publishing or media experience is a bonus as well. We need someone who is detail-oriented, self-directed, proactive, and resourceful with an interest in books, media, design, and/or sales.

When applying, please submit a resume and cover letter to All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

Chronicle Books offers a hybrid work environment with the flexibility to work from home up to 3 days a week, depending on project and business needs. 

About Chronicle Books:

We are committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. We expect all employees to commit to the open exchange of ideas and help sustain and champion an atmosphere of collaboration, inclusion, mutual accountability, and trust at Chronicle Books.

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