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Senior Editor

As the world’s largest global book publisher, Penguin Random House has a proud and successful record publishing a wide range of authors from Australia and around the world.


Our talented and successful Young Readers publishing department invites applications for a Senior Editor to join our Brands and Partnerships team based in the Sydney office.


The successful applicant will structurally edit, copyedit, project manage and proofread an exciting range of fiction and non-fiction titles for children and teenagers, from picture books up to YA. You will have particular focus on our major brands, working closely with an experienced team of designers and editors to develop content in-house.


With experience in an editorial role in trade book publishing, you’ll have excellent skills in editing and project management, with an ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines and budgets. Fine attention to detail, exceptional spelling, grammar and punctuation, and proficiency editing onscreen in Microsoft Word as well as using industry-standard software are essential.


You’ll be working with authors, illustrators, designers and our broader Penguin Random House children’s team so good communication and teamwork skills are important, as is a passion for and knowledge of children’s books.



If you are interested in this role, 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 only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Penguin Random House Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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: 257115

Date:  Mar 8, 2023

North Sydney, NSW, AU, 2060

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Writing, Proofreading, Copy Editor, Publishing, Creative

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