Editorial Assistant, Doubleday

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our Doubleday imprint. In this role, you will provide both editorial and general administrative support to a Senior Editor and a Vice President, Executive Editor. In this role, you will efficiently and thoughtfully managing a diverse set of publishing responsibilities, while adapting to different work styles and fluid reprioritization. You are an exceptionally organized self-starter, creative, curious and collaborative, and are proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Doubleday publishes an array of commercial fiction, literary fiction and serious nonfiction titles. Among the bestselling and prize-winning authors published by Doubleday are Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, John Grisham, Kevin Kwan, Ian McEwan, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Erin Morgenstern, and Colson Whitehead.


If you have a genuine interest in literary and upmarket fiction, thrillers and suspense, and narrative nonfiction and are eager to learn about the overall editorial process and inner workings of a publishing office, then this role is the perfect opportunity for you!



Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing general administrative support to supervisors by tracking project due dates, fielding questions from authors and agents, keeping online records and data feeds up to date, tracking advance payments and contracts, taking messages, etc.
  2. Evaluating manuscripts in whole or in part as dictated by supervisors, writing reader’s reports, and drafting rejection letters.
  3. Scheduling meetings, tracking deadlines and arranging content for approval, including jacket covers, flap copy, bound galley copy, catalog copy, etc.
  4. Liaising with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of the production process from finished manuscript to bound book.
  5. Providing needed content and assistance to marketing, publicity, rights, and sales departments, especially in drafting catalog and flap copy, tip sheets, reader’s guides, and other material for in- and out-of-house promotional use.


Additional requirements include:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and anticipate needs successfully
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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: New York 


Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 105265

[[customQuickApply]]105265Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Oct 19, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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