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2024 Summer Remote Internship: Editorial -- Childrens

Learn about the world of publishing!


Discover career opportunities with our EDITORIAL department in our CHILDRENS divisions.



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!


In editorial, when a book proposal is received, the editor decides whether or not to pursue it for acquisition. An editor works with the author to turn the manuscript into a finished book. They negotiate contracts, edit the books for content, structure and on a line-by-line basis, and collaborate with internal departments on how to package, market, and publicize the book. Editors need to know what’s trending, what can sell to which target market, and what fits with their particular imprint.



Some responsibilities may include:

  • Evaluating submissions and writing reader’s reports
  • Assisting with copy writing, and researching comp titles
  • Attend virtual editorial meetings, provide insights based on your own reading and in response to editors' submissions.



Penguin Random House offers a 10-week PAID, REMOTE internship opportunity available in our adult, children’s, and corporate divisions. Interns are exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, and employee speaker series!


Summer interns work for 28 hours per week and are paid $20/hour.


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: October 20th 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Program Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024



  • 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 28 hours/week throughout the program
  • Available and commit to the program working June 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024
  • Must reside in the U.S. for the duration of the internship program
  • Must be over the age of 18



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 genre(s) within children’s titles you would like to work with (board books, picture books, middle grade, and/or YA)!



**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: 264191

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Summer Internship, Intern, Editor, Seasonal, Publishing, Entry Level, Retail

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