Editorial Assistant, Doubleday

Editorial Assistant – Doubleday


The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our Doubleday imprint, supporting the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief.  The Editorial Assistant will provide general administrative and editorial support while learning about the overall editorial process and the inner workings of a publishing office.

Doubleday publish an array of commercial fiction, literary fiction and serious nonfiction titles. Among the bestselling and prize-winning authors published by Doubleday are Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, John Grisham, Anne Applebaum, Mark Haddon, Colson Whitehead and Margaret Atwood.



Responsibilities include:


- Scheduling meetings, jacket meetings, and tracking schedule/commitments and content for approval for imprint-wide titles (including jacket covers, flap copy, bound galley copy, catalog copy, etc.)

- Providing general administrative support to supervisor (answers phones, takes messages, photocopies, files, assists with Vice President & Executive Editor’s schedules and tracks project due dates, fields questions from authors and agents, keeps online records and data feeds up to date, tracks advance payments and contracts, etc.)

- Working with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of production process from finished manuscript to bound book

- Evaluating manuscripts in whole or in part as dictated by supervisor, writing reader’s reports, and drafting rejection letters

- Providing needed content and assistance to marketing, publicity, rights, and sales departments especially in drafting catalog and flap copy, tip sheets, reader’s guides, and other material for in- and out-of-house promotional use


Additional requirements we are looking for include:


- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

- Efficient and diplomatic

- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment

- Ability to pay close attention to detail

- Ability to work quickly and discretely

- Strong communication skills, both verbal & written

- Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully

- Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel


Salary for this position is $40,000. 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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 30463


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

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