Assistant Editor, Audio

Spoken word is booming.


At Penguin Random House Audio, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher, we are dedicated to making the best audiobooks on the market. Working with exceptional acting talent – from Benedict Cumberbatch to Sian Clifford – we create award-winning audiobooks.


We’ve had a #1 in the Audible charts on over 50 occasions, most recently with The Handmaid’s Tale narrated by Elisabeth Moss, The Secret Commonwealth narrated by Michael Sheen and Heroes narrated by Stephen Fry.


As a new Assistant Editor at Penguin Random House Audio, you’ll play a key role in ensuring our audio publishing and casting is the best in the business.  Our mission is to ensure that Penguin Random House Audio is the publisher of choice for listeners seeking out new audiobooks, and you’ll be central to that.


Your day-to-day work will be varied. You’ll be casting actors, working with recording studios and doing detailed editorial work on texts and briefs for readers and studios. You’ll spend time in the studio too, working closely with sound editors to brief production expectations, as well as commissioning sound effects and original music to bring our recordings to life.


You’ll also be rolling up your sleeves and working closely with four of our publishing Houses, supporting two Editors in our team, and helping colleagues across the business who need to draw on our audiobook expertise.


We are looking for someone with experience either in a publishing environment or in an audio business, but you don’t need to have experience of both. What’s important is that you’re organised and proactive, and that you have a real passion for stories and ideas for the audio format.


So if you’d like to help to shape the future of audiobooks, the fastest-growing area of publishing, please apply to us with a CV and cover letter by 17th November 2019.










Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: WC2R 0RL 

Job ID: 45973

Job Segment: Editorial Assistant, Editor, Writing, Publishing, Creative