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Date: Dec 8, 2017

Location: NY, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 12946 

Do you ever wonder how your favorite titles make it onto the shelves of different bookstores? Are you looking for an opportunity to collaborate with a team located throughout the country? If you love independent bookstores and want to play an important role in getting books to them, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!


We are seeking a Sales Assistant to join the Penguin Random House Adult Sales team. In this role, the Assistant will provide administrative and sales support to the team of field sales reps located across the country, as well as to the Sales Director overseeing the field sales efforts. This team is responsible for the sales of all Penguin Publishing Group titles to independent bookstores, as well as regional chains.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Responding to account inquiries and serving as the main point of contact and support for sales representatives.
  2. Maintaining, tracking, analyzing, and distributing weekly sales reports to the field reps and the publishing teams in the NYC headquarters.
  3. Preparing the field reps for sales calls by communicating with various internal departments to obtain sales materials and creating seasonal PowerPoint presentations.
  4. Providing order reports, business reviews, and market trend analysis for the Director of Field Sales and the Vice President, Director of Retail Sales.
  5. Helping to create and process in-store promotions and merchandising opportunities for accounts.
  6. Performing general administrative duties for the department, including mailing review copies, scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Superb analytical and critical thinking skills, including a comfort with working with numbers
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Genuine interest in book publishing
  • Strong interest in sales


Salary for this position is $38,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.


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.

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

Job Segment: Sales Support, Field Sales, Publishing Sales, Retail Sales, Sales, Retail

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