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Editorial Assistant - RHCB

Editorial Assistant – Random House Children’s Books


The Random House Children’s Books division is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join our team. In this role, you will assist the Executive Editor and Senior Editor, as well as supporting other members of the editorial team. As the Editorial Assistant, you will provide administrative support and assist with daily editorial activities for projects including picture books, early readers, chapter books, and middle grade, including graphic novels.


You will work closely with book designers, managing editorial, copyediting, and production, as well as the editorial team, to ensure that books are high-quality and on schedule.


The Random House Books for Young Readers imprint is the home of beloved series like Magic Tree House,  Junie B Jones, and Step into Reading, innovative and bestselling picture books and graphic novels like The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night, the Hilo, Pizza and Taco, Babymouse, and 5 Worlds series and more, as well as home to award-winning middle grade authors including Tae Keller, Lisa Yee, Andrew Clements, Jennifer L. Holm, Chris Grabenstein, Kate Messner,  Zetta Elliot, and many more!





  • Perform administrative tasks such as maintaining schedules, spreadsheets, and files, mailing packages, and ordering books for the office and authors
  • Read and evaluate manuscripts and writes reader reports
  • Prepare P&Ls, contract proposals, and check requests
  • Attend editorial meetings and offer creative input
  • Draft cover/flap and online copy, front matter, and Title Information sheets
  • Traffic books through all stages of production, including tagging and formatting of manuscripts
  • Interface with Library of Congress and submit copyright notices
  • Conduct research for special projects including, but not limited to, photo research, market research,and illustrator research
  • Assist in creating title specific power point slides for list launch
  • Manage and fulfill daily requests submitted by authors and agents as a proactive point person for authors and agents on everyday requests




  • Previous editorial experience preferred
  • Demonstrates the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects  at a time
  • Excellent organizational skills, an ability to prioritize with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Eagerness to learn/ability to adapt to new processes and systems
  • Ability to work independently, creatively, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word,  Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of the cultural landscape and the initiative to stay abreast of trends and conversations in the book industry preferred
  • A passion for children's literature and/or children's education, entertainment a plus!


We are passionate about creating books that kids love and see themselves in! If you love children’s books and are an energetic self-starter with excellent communication skills, a flair for organizing, and an eagerness to learn and be part of a team, come join us in making books that turn kids into readers!



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 City 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 175528

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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