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National Account Manager, Random House, Crown, Knopf

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Date: May 17, 2018

Location: NY, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 17361 

If you are looking for that next step in your sales career and want to sell books to one of America’s leading retailers, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!


Penguin Random House is seeking a National Account Manager to be responsible for selling and managing the title base, promotions, and business relationships at Walmart and its supporting vendor, Readerlink. Working with a wide variety of titles across the Random House, Crown, and Knopf Publishing Groups, this position will have regular contact with other internal departments and will attend regular meetings, which include imprint launch, strategy, hot title, and sales conference meetings.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Preparing, researching, and presenting all relevant titles, all backlist titles, and special promotions to accounts.
  2. Optimizing all frontlist and backlist opportunities through in-store promotions.
  3. Maintaining accurate and responsible co-op pool.
  4. Representing the Random House, Crown, and Knopf divisions to Walmart and its supporting vendors.
  5. Providing consistent feedback on account performance after each client meeting.
  6. Visiting Walmart and vendors on a regular basis to sell frontlist and backlist titles and to gather feedback on sell-through, account news, and other industry related information.
  7. Maintaining accurate records of transactions.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years of prior publishing experience; direct selling experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Strong follow up skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Proactive with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year by car, train, or plane within the domestic U.S.


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. 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


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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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