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Department Assistant, PRHPS

Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) is seeking a Department Assistant to join its team. This role will focus on assisting the divisional President and Senior Vice President and will have day to day responsibilities that include scheduling on their behalf. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to juggle multiple projects and will display a willingness to learn about and participate in the business of sales and distribution services to independent publishers. In addition, the Assistant will work with the Client Operations and Engagement, Finance, and the Client Development areas of the business and aide in departmental initiatives as necessary.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Providing general administrative support to the President and Senior Vice President by means of maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, lunches, and travel, updating contact lists, and other general admin support
  • Assisting with projects, events, and other scheduling
  • Reconciling monthly expense reports for President and Senior Vice President
  • Documenting and analyzing procedures and processes


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:


  •  At least 6 months of internship or office experience. 
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work both independently and collaboratively
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Self-starter with enthusiasm and ability to take initiative
  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  •  Experience in publishing or bookselling is a plus, but not a requirement


Salary for this position is $45,000. Please apply online with your resume and cover letter.


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 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 230563

Salary range: $45.000,00 -  

Date:  Jul 26, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Administrative Assistant, Intern, Publishing, Administrative, Entry Level

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