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2024 Fall - 2025 Spring Internship Program: Managing Editorial and Production Editorial

Learn about the world of publishing!


Discover career opportunities with our Managing Editorial & Production Editorial departments.



Our dedicated team of publishing professionals is committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative new ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide. Find your story in our books!


Managing Editorial

The Managing Editorial department is responsible for the in-house editorial process of making manuscripts into bound books after acquisition. The department is responsible for maintaining and modifying the production schedules, hiring, and overseeing the work of freelancers (typesetters, copy editors, proofreaders), and proofreading and routing jackets and manuscripts.

Some responsibilities may include proofreading covers, front matter, and corrections, submitting corrections, creating back ads, helping with eBook transmittals, working on bound galley materials for originals, helping to maintain schedules and printing reports, and attending production meetings.


Production Editorial

Oversees the copyediting, proofreading, and indexing of titles across our adult and children’s imprints. Production editors review text, proofread jackets and manuscripts, and hire and oversee the work of freelancers. Collaborating with editorial, art/design, and various departments, our production editors confirm all corrections are properly made before the manuscript goes to print.


Some responsibilities may include copyediting and proofreading various materials including TI sheets, reader guides, cover copy, marketing materials, eBook files, eBook quality assurance, learning how to slug (check changes), assisting with freelancer communication and attending book scheduling meetings.



Penguin Random House offers an immersive 20-week PAID, REMOTE internship opportunity through the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, available in our adult, children’s, and corporate divisions. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to create publicity campaigns, work on projects to develop skills in publicizing books and receive robust training from our publicity teams to support professional growth. Our interns are also exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, and a mentoring program!


What you study does not matter!  We are looking for your desire to work with books, your drive to learn and your curiosity for the publishing industry.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Program Dates: September 15th, 2024 – November 22nd , 2024 AND January 13th, 2025 – March 21st , 2025



  • Must be ready to work full-time on or before June 2025 (You do not need to be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program).
  • Able to work 21 hours/week throughout the program
  • Available and commit to the program working September 15th, 2024 – November 22nd , 2024 AND January 13th, 2025 – March 21st , 2025
  • Must reside in the U.S. for the duration of the internship program
  • Must be over the age of 18


Interns are paid $20/hour.



Submit your resume and cover letter using our online application process.  You must submit a cover letter to be considered for our internship program.  In your cover letter, please indicate what department you would like to work with!



**While you may apply for more than one internship opportunity, we encourage you to apply for the areas you are most interested in.**

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 268169

Date:  Feb 12, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Intern, Writing, Program Manager, QA, Publishing, Entry Level, Creative, Management, Quality

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