Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor - Avery & TarcherPerigee

The Avery and TarcherPerigee imprints of Penguin Random House have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor to join their team. The Assistant or Assistant Editor will provide administrative and editorial support to two senior-level editors, and will work on range of nonfiction titles. This position provides the opportunity to learn about the overall editorial process and the inner workings of a large publishing house.


These imprints focus on nonfiction books in the two primary categories of health and self-help, including subcategories such as accessible science, psychology, wellness, relationships, parenting, self-improvement, spirituality, lifestyle, and gift/inspiration.


Titles include:  Unwinding Anxiety, Atomic Habits, Nine Nasty Words, Set Boundaries Find Peace, Odd 1s Out, The Spirit Almanac, I Am Diosa, Attached, Burn After Writing.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Providing administrative support to two senior-level editors.
  2. Overseeing the development of book projects from acquisition to publication.
  3. Assisting in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions.
  4. Coordinating schedules with the Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production teams.
  5. Preparing manuscripts for production, routing and tracking contracts, and processing expense reports.
  6. Communicating between authors, agents, and a variety of internal departments, including Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Production, and Art.
  7. Preparing paperwork, including contract requests, profit and loss statements, and production memos.
  8. Writing title information sheets, online copy, and cover copy.
  9. Managing weekly editorial meeting minutes.
  10. In addition to the above responsibilities, the Assistant Editor would serve as the primary editorial contact on select titles.



Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Prior office experience within publishing a plus; minimum 2 years of editorial experience in book publishing to be considered at the assistant editor level
  • Familiarity and/or interest in the current marketplace and an appetite for personal growth, psychology, wellness, and creativity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to use available resources to problem solve
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


Salary for this position is $45,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.


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 Avery, 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, TarcherPerigee, 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: 151901

Date:  Jun 3, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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