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Managing Editor - Random House

Managing Editor - Random House


Random House is seeking a Managing Editor to join the Clarkson Potter/Harmony/Rodale imprints who will report to the Executive Managing Editor. You will be a key member of a small, highly collaborative team within the larger Random House Publishing Group division.


The position requires extreme attention to detail and great people skills. You will manage and disperse information company-wide and help bring to fruition our list of books and products each season. Learn about what it takes to publish everything from jigsaw puzzles and postcards to celebrity cookbooks and books on health and well-being.




  • Fields daily title management requests, troubleshoots issues, and ensures accuracy of SAP database
  • Meets weekly or biweekly with editors, tracking deliverables and liaising with Publishing; Design, Production Editorial, and Production; and Marketing, Publicity, and Sales as necessary
  • Supports the Editorial Director, Publishing Director, and Deputy Publisher with list management
  • Organizes multiple planning meetings for the Publisher, including scheduling, managing agendas and notes, and performing follow-up for each season’s list.




  • Prior experience in Managing Editorial or Production Editorial required
  • Attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to interact with colleagues across all areas of the company and corporation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Flexibility and creativity to help others navigate complex workflows and challenging deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Filemaker, Box, and SAP a plus
  • Familiarity with Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, and The Chicago Manual of Style a plus


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. 




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: 157553

Date:  Aug 27, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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