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Editorial Assistant, Random House Children's Books

Random House Children’s Books seeks an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Director of Little Golden Books and an Executive Editor. The assistant will be involved in the creation of Little Golden Books, Little Golden Book Biographies, and a varied list of books for babies, preschoolers, and young readers featuring Richard Scarry, Berenstain Bears, and other beloved brands.  


Responsibilities include: 

• Providing general administrative support to supervisors: ordering author copies, requesting Library of Congress numbers, generating profit and loss statements, scheduling meetings, handling reprint correction requests

• Assisting with research and fact checking for our nonfiction and biography titles

• Creating PowerPoint slides for meetings

• Writing cover copy and title information sheets


Please apply if you have the following qualifications:

• Interest in children’s books for babies through age eight

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to multi-task 

• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

• Keen attention to detail

• Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word


*This hybrid position has occasional in-office responsibilities, including but not limited to in-office meetings, administrative duties, and special projects. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NJ, CT, & PA)


The salary range for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please include a cover letter with your 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: 268799

Date:  Apr 3, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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

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