Editor - Penguin Young Readers

The Putnam imprint of Penguin Young Readers is seeking a dynamic and passionate Editor who is excited about and experienced in YA and MG acquisition and editing. The ideal candidate has strong agent connections and knowledge of the YA and MG market and can hit the ground running, bringing in a steady stream of titles, many with bestseller potential. We are excited to support this person as they quickly build a list of 8 or more titles per year (can include picture books and illustrated fiction as well). This person will report to the publisher and can expect strong mentoring and community within the imprint.


Specific responsibilities include:


  1.  Acquire books for the imprint, with an emphasis on commercial YA
  2.  Network with agents with an eye toward a steady submissions stream
  3.  Present at internal meetings including Launch
  4.  Produce TI sheets, P&Ls, contract requests, flap and cover copy
  5.  Build and manage a list of at least 8 first format books per year


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:


  •  At least 1 year of acquisition experience
  •  Has a strong agent network
  •  Has solid editorial experience (conceptual and line editing)
  •  Is an excellent public speaker/presenter


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.

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 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: 154748

Date:  Jul 15, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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