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Production Assistant - PPG

Production Assistant – Penguin Publishing Group


The Penguin Publishing Group is looking for a Production Assistant to join the Reprint production team! In Reprints, we are passionate about bookmaking, and we’re proud of the work we do to keep all our titles in stock. We get to work on everything from Penguin’s top bestsellers to the backlist titles that continue to resonate with readers after many years in print.


 We have great relationships with each of our imprints, and we work together as a team to get books in on schedule and looking their best. There is never a dull moment in Reprints, so while there is lots of room to work independently, we also rely on collaboration and open communication within the team to ensure everyone feels supported and up to date on procedural changes so we can all adapt together.


Our new Production Assistant will get to work on reprints for the Penguin imprints (Penguin Books, Penguin Classics, and Penguin Life) which include such exciting titles as #1 New York Times Bestsellers The Body Keeps the Score and Little Fires Everywhere, and New York Times Bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow. Not to mention an incredible list of authors including Shari Lapena, John le Carré, Jojo Moyes, Celeste Ng, Nathaniel Philbrick, Steven Pinker, Zadie Smith, Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Amy Tan, Amor Towles, and many more!



  • Handles all aspects of production including, but not limited to, facilitating text and cover changes, maintaining schedules by tracking the progress of titles through production using internal system reporting, estimating, scheduling, and all vendor contact.
  • Maintains accurate book specifications in SAP.
  • Creates and issues purchase orders to component printers and binderies.
  • Checks vendor invoices and ensures quote to billing match.
  • Responsible for quality control checks on reprints.




  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, scheduling, and time management skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong arithmetic skills including the ability to work comfortably with numbers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP, Adobe Creative Suite and File Maker Pro a plus
  • Comfortable using Mac operating systems a plus




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: 184333

Date:  Nov 20, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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