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Date: Sep 29, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 11943 

Editorial Assistant – Crown

 

Summary

 

Crown seeks an Editorial Assistant to support two Executive Editors and an imprint Director. This position provides an opportunity to assist with Crown Forum, Convergent and Image books.

 

Crown Forum, founded in 2002, began as a way to inform and contribute to the national dialogue and political discourse. It is now one of the leading publishers of politically conservative authors and points of view. Our bestselling and influential authors include Charles Krauthammer, Greg Gutfeld, Charles Murray, Ronald Kessler, George Will, Ed Morrissey, Michael Barone, Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, and Chairman Michael McCaul.

 

Convergent Books publishes exceptional nonfiction that inspires, entertains, and illuminates meaning while helping readers and communities thrive through a faith perspective. Notable books include the New York Times bestseller, Accidental Saints, by Nadia Bolz-Weber; Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue; and the New York Times bestseller, Writing my Wrongs, by Shaka Senghor. Our other authors include Adam Hamilton, Joan Chittister, Kenneth L. Woodward, Brian McLaren, Jamie Wright, Eva Shockey, and Mary Neal. Convergent Books is also the home to many of Madeleine L’Engle’s nonfiction works, as well as classic books by Henri J.M. Nouwen.  

 

For over 60 years, Image Books has been a leading Catholic imprint in the United States and publishes a mix of high profile Catholic authors and leaders as well as classic backlist. Authors include Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Colleen Carroll Campbell, Amy Welborn, John L. Allen Jr., George Weigel, Brant Pitre, and Mother Teresa. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Write readers reports and fact sheets
  • Evaluate and transmit manuscripts
  • Point of contact for authors and agents
  • Administrative tasks
  • Coordinate the editorial and production process and handle special projects.

 

Requirements

 

  • Must have prior office experience and a strong interest in nonfiction books
  • Should be creative, a self-starter, exceptionally well organized and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Previous publishing experience preferred

 

 

Salary for this position is $38,000. 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 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.


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