Editor - Penguin Workshop

Penguin Workshop is looking for a dynamic editor with a passion for commercial Middle Grade and early YA fiction. In this role, we are looking for an editor with strong industry contacts to acquire and develop a list of commercially successful titles for readers 8-14+ years old. An appreciation of pop-culture and current trends is vital. This position reports to the Editorial Director.




  • Acquires and edits approximately 5-7 titles per season
  • Evaluates manuscripts and book proposals
  • Manages relationships with agents and authors
  • Works with Publisher and Editorial Director to develop original publishing ideas
  • Tracks industry trends in publishing, as well as the children’s retail market, to create commercial books
  • Works with Finance and Contracts departments to create P&Ls and negotiate deals
  • Writes front and back cover copy as well as online copy
  • Liaises with production, design, and managing editorial departments




  • Established agent and author relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a high-volume, deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and track several projects simultaneously through to the end
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing and copywriting skills


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


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: 147082

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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