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Associate Editor - Clarkson Potter

Random House is currently looking for an Associate Editor to join the proud home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House and the leading publisher of illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of Food & Drink, Design, Photography, Gift & Pop Culture, and Entertainment, is excited to hire an Associate Editor for our team.

The Associate Editor will report to and work closely with the editorial director of Gift on a dynamic nonfiction. List within the Clarkson Potter imprint. The title mix of approximately 40-60 titles will include illustrated pop-culture and lifestyle books as well as games, stationery, and gift products.


Role Responsibilities:


  • Provides administrative and editorial support to the editorial director’ . 
  • Liaises with authors and their agents and relevant departments throughout Random House,
  • Offers team-wide support as needed, including management of group meeting minutes and development of editorial catalog
  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and proposals, researches comparative titles, and acquires projects for the gift list
  • Assesses potential value of projects, crafts profit and loss statements, drafts acquisitions memos
  • Develops and finalizes manuscripts, and organizes and manages art programs of varying styles and sizes.
  • Maintains an effective relationship with authors, production, managing editorial, and design departments from acquisition of a product to publication
  • Writes sales and consumer facing copy
  • Develops and maintains author and agent contacts


Essential Qualifications:


  • A minimum of four years’ experience in illustrated nonfiction and/or ancillary product publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat required
  • Interest in and experience in developing word-and-art games a plus



Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly attach your cover letter and resume in our application system.




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: 190303

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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