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Production Assistant - Random House

Production Assistant, Random House


Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints—including Ballantine Bantam Dell, Crown, Del Rey, The Dial Press, The Modern Library, One World, Random House, and WaterBrook/Multnomah—publish original fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate and inspire readers for generations.


Random House Production seeks a Production Assistant to join its team. The Production Assistant will report to a Senior Director and provide support to the entire production team. This position provides an exciting opportunity to learn production in a fast-paced department always adapting to service the evolving publishing landscape. We’re looking for a candidate who loves books and demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning the intricacies of how books are made.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Under minimal supervision, handling the archiving and retrieving of digital assets, transmittal of materials for e-book production, and ordering and tracking the production of physical bound galleys
  • Updating data in our SAP and FileMaker Pro databases; compiling and distributing various production reports
  • Setting up meetings, taking notes, ordering office supplies, making travel arrangements, preparing T&E reports
  • Providing general support and back up to the Production team
  • Sending packages to vendors and freelancers, maintaining library of sample books and distributing sample books




  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite skills highly desirable


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: 194682

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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