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Editorial Assistant, Doubleday

Editorial Assistant, Doubleday

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join the Doubleday imprint, reporting to an Executive Editor and Editor. We’re looking for an Editorial Assistant with a broad range of interests who will work closely with the editors on fiction and nonfiction. Our ideal candidate will be a fast but thoughtful reader who excels in time management and has a devotion to follow-through, confidence in communication, and top-notch organizational skills.


Doubleday is a storied leader in literary and commercial publishing and is home to some of the most celebrated authors in the world, including Prize-winners Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, and Hanya Yanagihara; critically acclaimed journalists Patrick Radden Keefe, Anne Applebaum, and Jane Mayer; and global bestsellers Kevin Kwan, John Grisham, and Michio Kaku.


The Role:

  • Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts and log submissions
  • Write and edit catalog copy, flap copy, online copy, and launch sheets
  • Provide general administrative support, file expense reports, schedule meetings, route author payments, keep track of project due dates, execute mailings, and field questions from authors
  • Create contract information sheets, collect sales data and competitive title research
  • Work with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and track a manuscript through every stage of the production process
  • Act as a liaison between editorial and production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments
  • Prepare title information sheets
  • Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process


The Essentials:

  • Widely read across non-fiction and fiction with a strong interest in publishing trends
  • A solutions-focused and goal-oriented mindset with the ability to multitask and prioritize across a breadth of administrative duties and long-term projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong follow-up skills
  • An organized self-starter with a clear eye for details both creatively and administratively
  • Ability to take initiative and anticipate needs no matter the environment
  • A fluency in adapting between autonomous and collaborative work
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Google Docs and Outlook


Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our 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: New York 

City: NY 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 168261

Date:  Sep 3, 2021

NY, NY, US, 10019

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

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