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Assistant/Associate Editor, Ballantine Bantam Dell

We are looking for an Assistant/Associate Editor to join our team at Ballantine Bantam Dell. At Ballantine, our mission is to publish books that entertain, inspire and inform, and to share those books with the broadest possible audience. We publish fiction and non-fiction books in hardcover, trade, and mass market. Our bestselling fiction authors include Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Andy Weir, Ernest Cline, Debbie Macomber, Danielle Steel, Terry McMillian, Isabel Allende, and Taylor Jenkins Reid, among many others.  Our bestselling non-fiction authors include Carol Dweck, Daniel Coyle, Lauren Graham, Lily Singh, Elizabeth Letts, Daniel Siegel and Lisa Damour.



  • Provide general administrative support to the publisher
  • Oversee calendars and track deadlines
  • Plan department meetings and take minutes as needed
  • Assist in gathering materials, creating content, managing deadlines, and providing editorial support on the publisher’s list of titles (primarily for the BBD list and some crossover on the Random House list; must navigate the differing editorial procedures for each imprint)
  • Read and evaluate manuscript submissions in a timely fashion
  • Write reader’s reports
  • Liaise with authors and agents
  • Provide editorial feedback on the publisher’s active manuscripts
  • Draft jacket copy for a wide range of genres
  • Prepare TI (Title Information) sheets and transmittals
  • Review and proofread book jackets
  • Collaborate between departments (production, art, etc.) during all stages of book development
  • Create content for reader’s guides to accompany books
  • Assess manuscripts for items that require permissions and assist authors in negotiating licenses as needed
  • Draft Contract Information Sheets
  • Prepare P&L requests for prospective projects



  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thoughtfully care for a variety of author needs and sensitivities
  • Exercise discretion with confidential projects and materials
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time


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 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: 183985

Date:  Nov 18, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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