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Publishing Assistant - Penguin Publishing Group

We are seeking a Publishing Assistant to provide support to the President of Penguin Publishing Group; the SVP, Director of Strategy and Finance; and the Director, Business Development. This is a great opportunity to learn about the business side of publishing, the life cycle of a book, publishing strategy, and the industry and overall marketplace. The position offers a unique birds-eye view of the interaction between publishing departments and of the larger Penguin Random House organization.  


The Publishing Assistant:

  1. Provides administrative support, including maintaining calendars and appointments, processing monthly travel & entertainment expenses, planning business-related travel, and ordering office supplies and books
  2. Schedules and coordinates small and large-scale meetings
  3. Liaises with employees, authors, agents, and other outside parties on behalf of the central Penguin office
  4. Runs ad hoc reporting related to sales and finance
  5. Creates materials (decks, charts, reports) for presentations
  6. Works closely with the Corporate Giving team on charitable giving and event requests
  7. Works closely with Office Services and Facilities on topics related to our physical office space
  8. Provides routine support in a wide range of areas, including author care; acquisitions; diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives; new hire onboarding; employee learning and development; future of work; and various corporate and special projects
  9. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information at all times



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be comfortable working with numbers
  • Should have facility working with Microsoft Excel on a regular basis or willingness to take a work-sponsored Excel e-course
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in strategy work and the business side of publishing


Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.


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: 173204

Date:  Oct 7, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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