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Date: Sep 7, 2017

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 11372 



Penguin Random House has a wonderful opportunity for an Assistant Editor to join the Vintage editorial team at Vintage Español, the Spanish language imprint of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.


As Assistant Editor the position provides a opportunity to assist the Publishing Director, Vintage Español, with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening, copy writing, editorial work and project support. The position provides a unique perspective and ability to gain hands-on experience across many parts of the publishing process, including:  managing editorial, publicity, marketing and administrative duties and communication with authors, agents and different departments within the company.




  • Provide general administrative support to supervisor.
  • Draft CIS and liaise with agents, authors, and contracts and royalty departments to assure execution of contracts.
  • Draft content—catalog copy, flap copy, tip sheets, reader’s guides, and other material for in- and out-of-house promotional use.
  • Load book description, author bio, reviews, keywords to MyHouse and ensure metadata is accurate.
  • Prepare materials for Vintage Español marketing and editorial meetings, including drafting Title Information sheet (TI) for all titles published by the imprint.
  • Assist senior managing editor in transmitting conversion transmittals.
  • Prepare and distribute weekly status reports for departmental production meetings.
  • Design and draft monthly newsletter, which is deployed to sales and media lists via email.
  • Manage monthly publicity mailing of books to sales contacts & targeted media contacts.
  • Manage full publishing lifecycle, working closely with managing editorial team. Route, review, and provide feedback on covers.
  • Coordinates the work of external freelance translators and editors.
  • Manage Vintage Español’s publicity strategy for each title including writing press materials and pitches, handling media relations, scheduling and managing author events and travel, and ensuring coverage with a variety of media outlets.  Work closely with outside media/publicity agencies on key titles.
  • Writes catalog/cover copy and title information sheets to provide sales force and publicity department with descriptions of published titles.
  • Provide reader’s notes on manuscripts.




  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of people, in-house and out of house; throughout the publishing community.
  • Some prior knowledge of the publishing process/office experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines.
  • Strong and efficient communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Fluent Spanish language skills are essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office tools (Outlook/Word/Excel) and other company used applications.


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive and nationally competitive benefits program.


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.

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