Editorial Assistant, Penguin Random House Ireland



Penguin Random House Ireland is looking for a hardworking Editorial Assistant to join the thriving editorial team, covering all markets and genres from literary through to commercial, working with scope both local and global.


In this entry level role you will be responsible for providing support to the editorial team whether it be administrative or undertaking tasks to help facilitate the smooth running of the list. You can expect to be seeing manuscripts through production, managing metadata, working on briefs, blurbs, marketing materials, contracts and permissions as well as some general office admin.


You will have excellent organisational and communication skills. An ability to write clearly and fluently is essential. Other requirements include a precise eye for detail and an ability to work to deadlines when under pressure. The role requires the ability to manage many different tasks, excellent time management and a confident and professional approach when liaising with a wide range of people.


This is a superb opportunity to gain an insight into the editorial process as a whole, and experience on a wide range of books. If you are able to work efficiently and accurately within a fast-paced and stimulating environment, then we want to hear from you.


Penguin Random House Ireland publishes no more than 30 new titles a year. We select, edit and promote each book with the love and care of a small press while being backed up by the immense resources of Penguin Random House UK. We are here to help great writers tell their stories to the world and our record of publishing bestsellers, prize-winners and new discoveries is unmatched.


If you’d like to be a part of our story, please apply with a CV and cover letter by 26th Feb. As well as your cover letter, please tell us about your favourite books published in the last 12 months and what made them stand out (no more than 300 words).
We are currently working remotely, but expect this role to transition back into our Dublin office when we are able. All interviews will be conducted over video call.
Salary: €28,000



What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: Ireland 

State/Region: Dublin 

City: Dublin 

Postal Code: 2 

Job ID: 128001

128001Penguin Books Limited 

Date:  18-Feb-2021

Dublin, D, IE, 2

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