Acquisitions Editor, Audio Publishing

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2019

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 29364 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Editor to join the Penguin Random House Audio division! Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of publishing and this department provides a view into the dynamics of this exciting industry and into publishing trends overall.  


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Managing an assigned list of publishers and acquiring audio rights from agents and out-of-house publishers.
  2. Receiving and considering submissions, negotiating fees and contract terms with agents, and serving as a primary point of contact for editors, the publisher and the subsidiary rights team.
  3. Acting as the lead editorial team member on audio-original projects and special productions.
  4. Presenting seasonal lists and setting priorities for producers, marketing, publicity, and sales.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 years of editorial experience in a book publishing house
  • Genuine interest in the audiobook industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience with public speaking preferred
  • Ability to work well under pressure and problem-solve
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong knowledge of contract negotiations
  • Strong organizational skills


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


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


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