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Editor/Senior Editor, TarcherPerigee (Hybrid)

Editor/Senior Editor, TarcherPerigee (Hybrid)

TarcherPerigee, a nonfiction imprint of Penguin Random House, is looking for a creative, entrepreneurial editor to join our team, to help us build on our success and grow our list of eclectic and empowering titles. At TarcherPerigee, we’re passionate about diversifying the wellness and self-help space to speak to the needs of a wider audience and new generation.


The incoming Editor or Senior Editor should come equipped with ideas, interests, and industry awareness, along with a strong desire to create the change you want to see in the world through books. In this role, the Editor will communicate between authors, agents, and the in-house publishing staff to acquire, shape, and successfully publish books in our core categories, which include mental health, personal growth, guided journals and illustrated gift books, and fresh perspectives on the world around us – all with the shared mission of empowering readers with new insights.


TarcherPerigee’s bestselling titles include Set Boundaries, Find Peace, Burn After Writing, The Odd 1s Out,  Slow Birding, and Start Where You Are, along with backlist classics like The Artist’s Way and Attached. Help us discover the creative, inspiring books everyone will be talking about, whether they’re quirky journals, traditional self-help guides, or paradigm-shifting works that change how we relate to ourselves and others – and bring it to readers where they are.


This hybrid position has occasional in-office responsibilities, including but not limited to in-office meetings, author visits or events, and daily ad hoc administrative projects. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NJ, CT, & PA).


Please apply using our ATS system by May 30, 2024, and include your acquisitions list with your resume and cover letter for consideration. Before applying for any role at Penguin Random House, we recommend you review our applicant resources page and look over our open-to-remote guidelines on our FAQs page.


The Role:

  • Acquiring, editing, and overseeing the publication of approximately 8-10 nonfiction books per year.
  • Communicating with authors and agents in all phases of the publishing process, from acquisition to publication and beyond.
  • Developing strong working relationships with Managing Editorial, Production, and other essential in-house departments.
  • Following cultural and industry trends in order to evaluate potential projects and identify new opportunities.


The Essentials:

  • Minimum of 4 years of publishing experience in editorial acquisitions or development with a genuine interest in empowering nonfiction and a detailed eye on book trends in self help and personal growth
    • Contacts in the agent community preferred
    • Robust acquisitions list
  • Strong editing capabilities and ease with navigating authors through the editing process and providing expert feedback
  • Team player comfortable working independently and collaborating closely with a larger team
  • Remains solutions-focused when managing deadlines and when building relationships externally and internally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Timely follow-up and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, etc.


The salary range for an Editor is $70,000-72,000 and Senior Editor is $75,000-$85,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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: 270451

Date:  May 9, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Counseling, Writing, Publishing, Healthcare, Creative

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