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Associate Production Editor, Penguin Young Readers (Open to Remote)

Penguin Young Readers Group is seeking an Associate Production Editor to copyedit and proofread all stages of books, from electronically copyedited manuscripts through blues. This role will focus on young adult, middle grade, graphic novel, and picture book titles.  


The Associate Production Editor will work primarily on the Nancy Paulsen Books imprint and assist with the Dial, Rocky Pond, Dutton, Kokila, and G. P. Putnam’s Sons imprints. Notable authors include Renée Ahdieh, Melissa de la Cruz, John Green, Ellen Hopkins, Adib Khorram, Celia C. Pérez, and Jacqueline Woodson. 


Please apply by July 22, 2024 and include your resume and cover letter for consideration. Before applying for any role at Penguin Random House, we recommend you review our applicant resources page and look over our open-to-remote guidelines on our FAQs page.


Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Copyedit manuscripts using Track Changes in Microsoft Word and closely review manuscripts when they are returned from authors, incorporating all responses and copyediting any new text

  • Review and collate first-pass pages, evaluating and incorporating changes and corrections from proofreaders as well as from authors; this work may include additional copyediting and fact-checking, as well as following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer. 

  • Review and correct all subsequent passes (second, third, blues) as well as material often created at later stages, such as indexes and notes 

  • For picture books and graphic novels, check the art against the text through multiple design stages to ensure accuracy and consistency

  • Copyedit and review jacket stages, picture book proofs, and marketing materials

  • Fact-check text as needed

  • Prepare manuscripts for Design by styling text in Microsoft Word according to house guidelines

  • Liaise with Managing Editorial, Editorial, and Design, as well as freelance copyeditors and proofreaders


Please apply if you meet the following requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years of copyediting/proofreading/fact-checking experience in any medium; book publishing a plus 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro, including Track Changes and other electronic editing skills 

  • Solid communication and organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Ability to prioritize, meeting steady turnaround needs while continuing to maintain high quality 

  • Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style 

  • Familiarity with current issues surrounding the use of inclusive language; experience handling manuscripts that feature multicultural topics or which require authenticity reads a plus.

  • Familiarity with children’s books for all age groups is a plus 

  • Proficiency in a foreign language is a plus


The salary for this position is $58,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

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: 271963

Date:  Jul 3, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Writing, Proofreading, Copy Editor, Publishing, Creative

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