Editorial Assistant, Knopf Children's Books

Editorial Assistant – Knopf Children’s Books


The Knopf Children’s Books division is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join their team. This position will assist the editorial director and a senior editor. Provides administrative support and assists with daily editorial activities for projects ranging from picture books, to middle grade to YA. Keen interest in children’s books is a must. Previous experience in the field, either via internships or other work experience is a plus.


Essential Functions:


  • Performs administrative and clerical tasks such as maintaining files, scanning documents, mailing packages, and ordering books for office and authors
  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and writes reader reports
  • Prepares P&Ls, contract proposals, check requests
  • Attends editorial meetings and offers creative input
  • Drafts cover/flap and online copy, front matter, and Title Information sheets
  • Traffics books through all stages of production, including tagging and formatting of manuscripts
  • Inter-faces with Library of Congress in the obtaining of CIP data and LC numbers
  • Submits copyright notices
  • Research for special projects including: photo research, market research, illustrator research, etc.


Experience Requirements:


•             Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience

•             Ability to multitask and handle many projects at once

•             Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize

•             Strong attention to detail

•             Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written

•             Strong interpersonal skills

•             Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

•             Computer skills – MS Word (particularly word processing), Excel and PowerPoint

•             Knowledge of the cultural landscape and the initiative to stay abreast of trends and conversations in the industry

•             A passion for children's literature and/or children's entertainment


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter. 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: 33450


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

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