Marketing Assistant, Basic Books

Marketing New York, New York


Basic Books/Seal Press is seeking a highly-motivated Marketing Assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting nonfiction titles, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a strong focus on details and deadlines. This entry level position will assist with all aspects of Basic Books Marketing from planning to implementation.


  • Prepare and track materials for all major meetings with the Hachette sales team as well as the catalog
  • Coordinate and prepare materials for weekly marketing meetings
  • Update social media accounts several times daily and monitor author social media
  • Coordinate GoodReads and other book giveaways
  • Update Basic/Seal sections of Hachette website through content management system
  • Monitor e-retailer account sites to ensure book and author data are accurate
  • Maintain NetGalley
  • Admin duties include:  route galley copy, create galley orders, code invoices and maintain budget grid, coordinate mailings, schedule meetings, create and distribute weekly reports


  • Minimum of 1 year of publishing experience preferred (internships ok) or other relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interest in the marketing and sales side of book publishing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel required, and Acrobat, Photoshop/InDesign preferred
  • Familiarity with social media platforms required
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Rigorous attention to detail