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Editorial Assistant - DK

Penguin Random House is seeking an editorial assistant to join our dynamic team at DK, #1 New York Times bestselling publisher of influencer-led books on food & drink, fitness, health & nutrition, self-help, parenting, gardening, crafts and more. This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, self-starer to provide title management and administrative assistance to a team that has seen rapid growth due to an increase in influencer-led readership.

 DK is a globally-focused imprint of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest general trade book publisher. Bestselling authors include Joshua Weissman, Rachel Farnsworth, Erin Stern, Barbara Costello, Erin Stern, T.J. Hoegh, Samira Kazan, and Destini Ann Davis.


Job Duties:

  • Sets up and updates as needed new book projects in the company’s various title management systems;
  • Ensures publication plan is kept up-to-date and shared with key stakeholders;
  • Tracks contracts, payments, and sets up new authors and contributors in Penguin Random House systems;
  • Provides administrative support to publisher and six editors, including liaising with contracts, royalty accounting, and customer service, and other departments;
  • Mails books and other book-related materials to authors, agents, and key stakeholders within DK and Penguin Random House;
  • Files required book documentation to the US Copyright Office and Library of Congress
  • Maintains an organized digital filing system;
  • Orders office supplies as needed
  • Prepares materials for US and international sales and marketing teams;
  • Takes meeting minutes and distributes them to meeting attendees.


Job Requirements:

  • 1-2 years previous office or related experience
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, and follow-up skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms


The salary for this position is $35,000. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.



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: Indiana 

City: Indianapolis 

Postal Code: 46250 

Job ID: 177703

Date:  Nov 24, 2021

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

Job Segment: Editorial Assistant, Medical, Social Media, Administrative Assistant, Nutrition, Publishing, Healthcare, Marketing, Administrative

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