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Associate Editor - Ink & Willow (WaterBrook)

The Ink & Willow gift line for WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is seeking an Associate Editor to assist in all editorial processes from acquisition or ideation to publication. This person will support the Ink & Willow editorial team in every stage of developing and completing faith-inspired and uplifting gift books and products, such as guided journals, planners, conversational card box sets, coloring books, and more.


The Associate Editor will also work with a variety of innovative stakeholders and teams, such as design, marketing, and production. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys brainstorming creative ideas, being part of a collaborative team, and the satisfaction of seeing projects through to completion.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist creative team in book development, including manuscript development and editing; copywriting including jacket, catalog, and other marketing copy under the supervision of editor
  • Track, evaluate, and respond to agent submissions and unsolicited proposals
  • Help develop new, innovative and marketable concepts and/or books
  • Work with authors and creative team from line editing through every stage of manuscript development to completion, including proofreading and interfacing with production team
  • Write jacket and sales copy; prepare fact sheets, blurbs and teasers
  • Oversee copy, art, sales and promotional support required by editorial
  • Assist with light clerical work and administrative tasks.
  • May scout and develop new editorial talent
  • Read industry publications and engage with online resources to stay up to date on trends and competitor’s lists
  • Prepare revision letters to authors, subject to direction and approval by supervisor
  • Provide clerical support, including filling/trafficking forms and other paperwork; filing; handling correspondence; mailing, etc.
  • Perform other related projects or duties as assigned or required by division. 


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience in faith/inspirational book publishing or a related field of work
  • Self-motivated, hands-on, creative individual with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with copyediting and proofreading standards
  • Excellent attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Interest in visual design aesthetics
  • Strong initiative and ability to work well independently as well as in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook


Open to remote candidates.

Salary for this position is $60,000. Please submit a cover letter along with your resume using our online application system.


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at
Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Colorado 

City: Colorado Springs 

Postal Code: 80921 

Job ID: 168580

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80921

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs

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