Publicity & Marketing Assistant


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 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.

-Research new media trends and pinpoint what will work for Quirk’s titles.

-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.

-Work with the Director to implement advertising campaigns, monitoring and optimizing campaigns, and tracking budgets.

-Coordinate the creation of marketing materials.

-Contribute ideas to the Quirk Books blog, create content for the blog, and assist the social media coordinator when necessary.

-Giveaway fulfillment and implementation

-Maintain and update per schedule set by the social media coordinator.

-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, as well as independently.

-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. 

-Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.


About Quirk Books: Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include the best-selling YA fantasy novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar Award-winning mystery The Last Policeman, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more. Penguin Random House distributes our books worldwide. Visit for more information. 


Location: Philadelphia, PA


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