Sales Assistant - PYR

Sales Assistant – PYR


Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant to support the team responsible for selling Penguin Young Readers books to National Accounts, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Reporting to the Sales Director, National Accounts, Penguin Young Readers, this role will provide assistance to our sales managers and offers an excellent opportunity to learn all about the children’s book selling process in a fast-paced environment!




  • Prepare daily billing and orders reports
  • Prepare weekly billing and POS reports
  • Gather and upload seasonal estimates per department deadlines
  • Maintain tracking grids for seasonal titles and other promotions
  • Manage timeline and materials for account presentations and mailings
  • Gather and upload publisher assets for account
  • Prepare seasonal presentations and annual business plans and reviews
  • General administrative prep and tasks for department meetings




  • Interest in sales
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior experience in retail, bookselling, and/or office environments 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: 151421

Date:  Jun 4, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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