Publishing Assistant - Penguin Young Readers

Publishing Assistant – Penguin Workshop


The Publisher and Associate Publisher at Penguin Workshop is currently seeking an Assistant to the Publisher/Associate Publisher with a true love of books.

This position provides administrative support to Workshop’s Vice President, Associate Publisher and President & Publisher.

This is an opportunity to learn about children’s book publishing, be part of a diverse and collaborative team, assist with editorial projects, work on a broad range of books and imprints, including Penguin Workshop, Mad Libs, World of Eric Carle, Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, Rise x Penguin Workshop, and Warne.




  • Provide daily administrative support for both the Associate Publisher, and President & Publisher, including but not limited to calendar management, filing and mailings, working across a variety of proprietary online systems, scheduling meetings and calls, booking travel, and more.
  • Research potential properties for the Publisher, assist with author and illustrator management, including literary agents, illustration reps, and creative studios
  • Communicate with Publicity, Marketing, Sales and all other key team members within Penguin Young Readers
  • Review and evaluate manuscripts, write rejection letters, and respond on behalf of Workshop’s Publisher
  • Assist Associate Publisher with departmental spending, maintaining monthly departmental T&E, scheduling and facilitating internal launch presentations and digital decks
  • Provide brand updates and maintain departmental directory




  • Prior administrative support experience required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Outlook
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment, with strong attention to detail and great problem-solving skills
  • Appreciation for all kinds of readers, diverse interest in books, and creativity a plus!
  • Spanish language skills a plus!



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: 150161

Date:  May 28, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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