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Managing Editorial Assistant

Managing Editorial Assistant- Penguin Young Readers


Penguin Young Readers is seeking a Managing Editorial Assistant to provide support to the Managing Editorial staff in our trade division.  The right candidate will be detail-oriented, eager to learn all aspects of the bookmaking process, and willing to work in a fast-paced, creative environment.


Penguin Young Readers publishes a comprehensive list of award-winning authors, favorite children’s book characters and licensed properties, in a variety of children’s book formats, including picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.



Position Summary


  1. Providing general administrative support to the Managing Editorial department, including setting up meetings, providing title and meeting reports, calendar maintenance, etc.
  2. Setting up and maintaining title metadata and schedules in SAP and FileMaker Pro.
  3. Disseminating up-to-date information regarding production schedules, on-sale dates, and prices, etc.
  4. Pulling production and various reports as needed for department meetings.
  5. Coordinating reprint corrections
  6. Creating barcodes
  7. Reviewing eBooks for quality control
  8. Reviewing contract status and royalty rates
  9. Downloading and collating files for levelling submission, digital sales materials, and various divisional needs/requests
  10. Attending weekly production meetings with the Editorial, Copyediting, Design, and Production departments.


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

  • Excellent communication skills, including a strong ability to interact with employees across various departments
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus
  • No publishing experience required


Salary for this position is $45,000.  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: 162629

Date:  Aug 25, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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