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Coordinator - Young Readers

At Penguin Random House Australia, we strive to be the best home for our authors and people, the most service-oriented partner for our customers and to put readers at the centre of everything we do.


We have an exciting opportunity available for a Coordinator to join the Young Readers  Publishing team, based in North Sydney. In this busy role you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Young Readers Publishing team including:


  • Coordinating meetings and taking minutes
  • Updating and maintaining databases and systems
  • Entering eligible books in literary awards
  • Processing invoices and expenses
  • Providing reports, sales data and costings
  • Responding to internal and external inquiries


This role is largely administrative but will encompass some editorial support. This may include:


  • Taking in and checking corrections
  • Processing reprints, reissues and subsequent formats
  • Fact-checking
  • Proofreading
  • Picture research and seeking picture and text permissions
  • Assessing manuscripts


We are looking for a highly organised and detail-oriented administrator, with strong time management and prioritisation skills. You will have a high standard of literacy, both verbal and written, a passion for reading and an interest in books for young people. You will have strong interpersonal skills and will enjoy supporting a team. You must be computer literate with strong skills in Microsoft Office.

This role would suit someone with previous administrative or book-related experience. An understanding of editorial or proofreading processes would be highly regarded.


If this sounds like you then we invite you to apply now. All applications must include a cover letter which outlines your suitability to the role.


Please note, due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at and

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Company: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd 

Country: Australia 

State/Region: New South Wales 

City: North Sydney 

Postal Code: 2060 

Job ID: 180981

Date:  Nov 13, 2021

North Sydney, NSW, AU, 2060

Job Segment: Copy Editor, Proofreading, Book Publishing, Administrative Assistant, Creative, Publishing, Administrative, Research

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