Custom Publishing Assistant (DK)

Custom Publishing Assistant


DK is looking for an organized and enthusiastic Custom Publishing Assistant to join our team. We are looking for a self-starter who has strong multi-tasking skills and enjoys working in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Administrative support for Director of Custom Publishing
  • Processing customer orders which includes managing paperwork for new projects and tracking progress through completion.
  • Liaison with multiple departments such as production, editorial, credit and transportation.
  • Manage all weekly call schedules/invites/conference room bookings between NYC and London office.
  • Attending and participating in creative brainstorming sessions and customer facing sales meetings. Responsible for preparation for customer sales meetings – including organizing samples and preparing presentation materials.
  • Maintain multiple excel grids to track and organize work flow.  
  • Maintain and organize internal library of dummy products and finished books.


Required skills/knowledge:

  • Must be highly-organized, detail-oriented, and possess good communication skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to frequent changes; ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; capable of effectively prioritizing work, multi-tasking, and following up.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel computer programs is required. Strong math/financial skills preferred. A college degree is preferred.
  • Travel may be occasionally required.


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: New York, NY 

Postal Code: 10018 

Job ID: 33971


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

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