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Editorial Assistant, Delacorte Press

The Delacorte Press imprint of Random House Children's Books/Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team. The Assistant will provide administrative and editorial support across an array of books including middle grade and young adult fiction.  This position provides the opportunity to learn about the overall editorial process and the inner workings of a large publishing house, while benefiting from being a part of this unique focused imprint. In this role, the Editorial Assistant will assist on a variety of genres.  


Delacorte's list includes everything from commercial to literary fiction to dynamic nonfiction, and we are proud to be the home of some of America's most popular and highly acclaimed authors, including Erin A. Craig, Jumata Emill, Kathleen Glasgow, Holly Jackson, E. Lockhart, Karen M. McManus, Natasha Preston, Brandon Sanderson, Amélie Wen Zhao, Nicola Yoon, Kiersten White, and more. We want every author who trusts us with their work to feel nurtured and fully supported. We are an editorial team. 


Specific responsibilities include:   


  • Provide general administrative support including scheduling meetings, routing contract and payment requests, generating profit and loss statements, maintaining deadlines, ordering author copies, handling mailings, completing reprint correction forms, filing expense reports, and fielding questions from authors and literary agents. 
  • Assist in the acquisitions process by logging incoming projects, reading and evaluating submissions, collecting sales data, providing competitive title research, and writing declines. 
  • Communicate with authors and literary agents, as well as a variety of internal departments such as Design, Managing Editorial, Production, Publicity, and Marketing.  
  • Format manuscripts for production, drafting transmittal memos and copyright forms, and tracking copyedits and page proofs. 
  • Learn editorial skills, including line and structural editing, under the guidance of the editors, and offer creative input. 
  • Assist with drafting cover copy, preparing title information sheets, cover memos, and other materials. 
  • Updating online metadata fields (description, author bio, reviews, etc.) for current, forthcoming, and backlist titles and assist in the creation of imprint presentations and with the imprint's social media channels. 


Please apply if you have the following qualifications:  


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Self-starter with impeccable attention to detail 
  • Interest in middle grade and young adult fiction is preferred 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word  
  • Prior internship or related experience is a plus 

*This NYC-based role is a hybrid position and will require someone in commutable distance to come into the office to help with book mailings, attend in-person meetings and events, and assist with other essential in-office duties as needed. 


The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process and include your cover letter and resume. 




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: 267780

Date:  Feb 8, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Drafting, Editorial Assistant, Intern, Publishing, Engineering, Entry Level

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