Assistant Manager, Production - Penguin Young Readers

Assistant Manager, Production – Penguin Young Readers


Penguin Random House is seeking an Assistant Manager of Production for the Penguin Young Readers Group, Reprints. The Production Department is responsible for the manufacturing of books. This includes estimating, scheduling, order placement and monitoring the printing and binding of all the book’s components.


The Assistant Manager position is expected to manage reprints for various titles over several children’s and young adult imprints (1/c and 4/c paperback and hardcover, picture books and novels), as well as slipcases for box sets related to those books.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Review titles on weekly reprints agenda, create, and track purchase orders
  • Estimate and place orders for rush requests
  • Maintain and update master title tracker
  • Enter/maintain data in SAP
  • Communicate with Operations, Managing Editors, Design to implement corrections and repackages 
  • Correspond with domestic and overseas vendors daily on orders, schedules, and corrections. 
  • Review finished product for quality
  • Handle filing of finished book samples
  • Upload testing reports and create supporting documents where applicable
  • Fulfill requests for special projects (i.e. movie tie-in editions or medal award winners)
  • Perform other related projects or administrative duties as assigned or required by division


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Experience managing a variety of reprints such as 1/c and 4/c paperback, hardcover, picture books, and novels
  • Ability to handle many titles simultaneously, shift priorities quickly and meet deadlines with a varied workload
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to handle book estimations
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written, with internal staff and external persons
  • General computer knowledge – MS office (Word, Excel), Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus


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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 104402

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