Assistant Manager/Manager of Production, Reprints

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Date: Jun 6, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20607 

Penguin Random House is seeking an Assistant Manager or Manager to join the production team in Penguin Publishing Group!  This role will manage the production and manufacturing of reprints for a title list of approximately 2,000 titles. Working with a variety of internal departments, including Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Art and Design, this position plays a key role in the process of creating a physical book.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Issuing the book and component purchase orders for the title list’s reprints.
  2. Negotiating schedules with the internal publishing teams and with external vendors.
  3. Following up with our vendors to ensure that schedules are being held.
  4. Ordering and routing approvals for all text and component reprint corrections.
  5. Approving necessary invoices.
  6. Running P&L estimates for reprints as needed for the sales and inventory teams.
  7. Checking for quality issues between reprinted editions, which include color consistency, matching component printings, potential bindings, and interior text print issues on reprint sample copies.
  8. Attending reprint meetings as needed and liaising regularly with inventory management, managing editorial, and front list production.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in production, minimum of 5 years to be considered at the Manager level
  • Book publishing experience strongly preferred
  • Strong estimating skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAP, FileMaker Pro, InDesign 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.


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