Editorial Assistant-Convergent

Editorial Assistant- Convergent


The Convergent imprint at Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team! Convergent seeks out diverse viewpoints and honest conversations that shed light on the defining challenges facing people of faith today. Our books help readers ask important questions, find paths forward in disagreement, and shape the way faith is expressed in the modern world.


Representing a broad spectrum of Christian thought, both explicit and implicit, Convergent publishes in the categories of memoir, self-help, social issues, spiritual development and lifestyle


The Essentials

The Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to an Editorial Director and an Executive Editor on a list best-selling narrative/faith-based nonfiction. This position would be a great experience for someone who is deeply curious about publishing, eager to exhibit organizational and creative skills, and who derives great satisfaction from working hard in a collaborate environment. 


Position Summary

• Providing general administrative support, filing departmental expense reports, scheduling meetings, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors. 

• Creating profit & loss documents, contract information sheets, collecting sales data, and competitive title research. 

• Working with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of production process from finished manuscript to bound book. 

• Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials. 

• Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy. 

• Evaluating manuscripts, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters. 


With this in mind, to be successful in this role we feel that you’ll need to have:

• Prior office experience with administrative duties

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow-up skills 

• Superb organizational skills and ability to multitask 

• Ability to take initiative and problem solve creatively 

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook








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 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: 161283

Date:  Jul 21, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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