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Copy Editor, RHCB

Copy Editor, Random House Children’s Books


Random House Children’s Books is seeking a Copy Editor to join the Copyediting team! The Copy Editor will copyedit and proofread an assortment of titles ranging from board books to young adult novels in English and have a small range of titles in Spanish.


The role requires communication with various RHCB departments, including Managing Editorial, Editorial, Design, and Production. The ideal candidate has a love for children’s books and demonstrated copyediting and proofreading skills in English, as well as professional experience editing in Spanish. Beyond an expert knowledge of grammar, spelling, and usage, this position requires persistent attention to detail, an ear for language and narrative voice, and strong collaborative people skills.



  • Ensuring consistency of style and accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation for both English-language and Spanish-language books and related materials
  • Proofreading covers and jackets, and verifying accuracy of book information at every stage
  • Acting as a Spanish-language style resource for other copy editors and other departments
  • Hiring and reviewing work of Spanish-language freelancers as needed
  • Maintaining “internal logic” of assigned books, acting as a consultant regarding editorial-related questions, and resolving problems through discussions with Managing Editorial, Editorial, Design, and Production



  • At least 3 years of experience copyediting/proofreading/production editing in English
  • Professional experience editing in Spanish
  • Thorough command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
  • Digital editing experience, including copyediting with Track Changes in Microsoft Word and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work independently and decisively on multiple projects, accommodating shifting schedules and frequent interruptions
  • Clear, conscientious, and collaborative communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated fact-checking skills and instincts are a plus
  • Experience editing press releases, website copy, and marketing/sales material is a plus


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.



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: 168631

Date:  Oct 14, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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