Editorial Assistant - Audio

Editorial Assistant - Audio



Penguin Random House Audio is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join their dynamic, fast-paced team.  Reporting to the Director, Acquisitions & Editorial Operations, the Editorial Assistant will perform a wide variety of tasks to support the Editorial team.  While interacting with colleagues across the Audio division and through the rest of the company, this role will work on the front- end of our audio publishing program, as we continue to grow our core business.




  • Collaborate with the editorial team to set up title ISBNs for each new audio and large print acquisition (approx. 1,300 per year)
  • Enter title-specific information into PRH Audio’s FileMakerPro database for each acquisition and track audio-related language in head book agreements and enter into audio database
  • Create and circulate announcements when new titles are added into the schedule
  • Provide launch meeting support by compiling agenda, title information sheets, and taking minutes
  • Participate in creation of title information sheets
  • Provide special project support by creating presentation decks, assist with research projects, and read submissions
  • Order contractual author copies for audio and large print
  • Assist with buying/selling of audiobook files with international publishing partners
  • Provide general administrative support for the department




  • Prior office experience
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Interest in publishing and the audiobook business a plus
  • Spanish language skills a plus



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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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 City 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 128727

128727Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Apr 3, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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