Book Production Editor, Random House

Book Production Editor, Random House

Random House is the proud home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our imprints include Ballantine, Bantam, Delacorte, Del Rey, The Dial Press, The Modern Library, Random House, One World, Hogarth, Crown, Currency, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Harmony, Rodale, Convergent, WaterBrook, and Multnomah.


Random House seeks a production editor to join its team. This individual will be working closely with the editorial, design, and production groups, and will be responsible for handling a variety of titles, including numerous hardcover-to-paperback conversions but also some original titles, from manuscript to bound book/ePub, across many genres, from popular and literary fiction to biographies, memoirs, history, sports, self-help, current affairs, business, and religion.


The Role:

  • Hiring, for original titles, freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and reviewing their work, including clearing manuscripts post-copyediting and collating changes from authors and freelancers in page proofs
  • Coding/tagging manuscripts for design and composition
  • Copyediting jacket/cover copy and second-format additional material, including sales quotes and reading group guides, and proofreading jackets/covers, captions, and additional material
  • Collaborating on and maintaining book schedules


The Essentials:

  • A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience as a trade book production editor
  • A detailed familiarity with Chicago Manual and/or Words into Type style, and general facility with modern copyediting style
  • Familiarity with electronic copyediting, using Microsoft Word
  • A team player (but also a solid autonomous worker) who is flexible; has strong analytical, copyediting, and organizational skills; is exceptionally detail-oriented; is able to set and meet deadlines; is capable of rising to a challenge


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



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: 119741

119741Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Jan 11, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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