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Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 13395 

DK, a publisher of award-winning, illustrated reference, video game guides, children’s and life style trade books is seeking a Managing Editorial Coordinator to Support the Managing Editorial team within DK in maintaining an organized work flow.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Manage jackets across all categories, with detailed spec checking, reviewing design, and ensuring all editorial comments are taken in for final approval.
  • Coordinate competitive cover research that best illustrate the content and more importantly, be suitable and appealing for the US market.
  • Prepare for jacket meetings, give input, and take notes of discussion to inform everyone about jacket status.
  • Update the live PowerPoint presentations with the latest jackets and alert Sales about the changes on a weekly basis.
  • Compare jackets labeled as final in B3 against approval records, notify group to chase any discrepancies.
  • Assist Marketing with design needs.
  • Create effective designs for Special Sales projects.
  • Collaborate with teams in the UK to collect jackets and spreads for new titles and create PowerPoint presentations for Launch and Presales each season.
  • Review jackets checking for accuracy and that details are correct—managing the flow of approvals.
  • Help with any other objectives that will benefit the group’s success.



  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Detail oriented, able to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Adobe Creative Cloud, G Suite, FTP
  • 2 year degree in Design


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.


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

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