Publishing Manager - Audio


Publishing Manager, Penguin Random House Audio


The Publishing Manager reports to the VP, Content and Business Development, and works alongside the Audio Editorial team to provide analysis, acquisitions recommendations, and licensing support.  The Editorial Team acquires over 1700 audio titles annually, and licenses content to a variety of outside vendors.


This position will focus largely on titles within the Listening Library catalog, along with working with adult and original audiobook titles.  Listening Library is one of the most beloved and recognized YA and children’s audio brands in the world, with deep respect from teachers, librarians, and consumers, over the years LL have earned more than 400 ALSC and YALSA Audiobook Awards, 21 Odyssey Awards and Honors, 21Audie® Awards, and two Grammy® Awards.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Partnering with Editorial colleagues to strategize about children’s audio catalog acquisitions and leading acquisition projects from start, though all stages, to finish
  • Overseeing licensing of adult & children’s Audio content to outside vendors, with an eye to finding new licensees
  • Providing strategic support to the Listening Library team by analyzing current children’s audio trends and recommending growth areas.
  • Maintaining an awareness of trends, comp titles, etc. within the audio publishing/content space.
  • Negotiating collaborative agreements with acquisitions and licensees
  • Supporting Audio Editorial team with special projects and research


The ideal candidate possesses:


  • Prior experience within publishing or another media outlet, including experience with licensing and/or subsidiary rights required
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize competing projects
  • Prior experience implementing and executing new processes as well as refining existing processes
  • Genuine interest in the audiobook and publishing industry, including an understanding of the children’s audiobook landscape
  • Proactive with the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally across all levels within an organization, including the ability to negotiate
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Spanish language fluency 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: 138163

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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