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Editorial Assistant, Pamela Dorman Books

The Pamela Dorman Books imprint of Penguin Random House is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the SVP/Publisher and Senior Editor, in concert with the Associate Editor, on a list that includes upmarket, commercial fiction, and some nonfiction. Pamela Dorman Books has published more than thirty-two New York Times bestselling titles including Me Before You and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, The Push by Ashley Audrain, The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh, The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck, and Maria Shriver’s I’ve Been Thinking. . ., as well as acclaimed authors including Natalie Baszile (Queen Sugar), J. Ryan Stradal (The Lager Queen of Minnesota, Kitchens of the Great Midwest), Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?), and Clare Pooley (The Authenticity Project).

The Editorial Assistant:

  • Provides strong administrative support to the SVP/Publisher and Senior Editor (manages calendars, routes files, handles mailings, etc.)
  • Does first reads of submitted manuscripts, logs submissions, and writes reader’s reports
  • Learns editorial skills, including line and structural editing, under the guidance of the Publisher
  • Writes and edits catalog, flap, and marketing copy; prepares title information sheets and other marketing materials 
  • Attends editorial meetings and all relevant imprint meetings
  • Acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and other in-house departments
  • Coordinates the editorial and production process
  • Manages the imprint’s social media and updates imprint website as needed
  • Creates P&Ls and contract information sheets
  • Collects sales data and provides competitive title research
  • Manages paperback reprints with Associate Editor


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Prior experience within book publishing strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to manage a high-volume email inbox efficiently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Strong reading and analytic ability important, as well as ability to read quickly and accurately
  • Ability to master corporate marketing tools/systems important
  • Ability to take initiative and problem-solve creatively
  • Desire to work in NYC office at least 2 days/week strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive


Salary for this position is $45,000. Please apply using our online application process and include your resume and cover letter.

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<>

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10017 

Job ID: 256365

Date:  Jan 9, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10017

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editorial Assistant, Media Publishing, Administrative Assistant, Editor, Publishing, Administrative

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