Editor, Pop Culture & Trends - Penguin Workshop

Penguin Workshop is looking for a creative and motivated pop-culture enthusiast to edit an eclectic list of children’s and teen titles inspired by trending personalities, TV, movies, music, fashion, gaming, and other forms of media, entertainment, and culture. This position will be responsible for monitoring pop culture and publishing trends and reacting quickly by creating commercial and innovative titles that span genres and formats, such as: celebrity bios, gift books, novelty, and fiction. Must be a self-starter, have strong writer/agent/industry contacts, and be able to work under tight deadlines.


Responsibilities include:

  • Has knowledge of and appreciation for pop culture, trends, and brands across a variety of media
  • Works with Publisher and Editorial Director to identify and execute unique publishing opportunities  
  • Monitors industry trends in publishing as well as the children’s retail market to create innovative book formats
  • Develops, nurtures, and maintains relationships with authors, agents, and other industry professionals
  • Creates P&Ls and negotiates contract terms
  • Liaises with production, design, and managing editorial departments; as well as sales, marketing and publicity


Qualfiications include:

  • At least 3 years of children’s book editing experience
  • Has established contacts in the industry
  • Proven children’s books successes
  • Excellent writing and copywriting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Proven experience working with book titles from original concept to bound book
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to travel via airplane, train and/or automobile
  • PC fluency (Microsoft Word required; PowerPoint and Excel recommended)


Please submit a cover letter and resume along with our online application process to be considered for this opening.



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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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: 30840


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

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