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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 14200 

Editorial Assistant, Random House

 

One World is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher. The mission of ONE WORLD, under its publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Jackson, working in collaboration with editors Victory Matsui and Nicole Counts, is to provide a home for authors—novelists, essayists, memoirists, poets, journalists, thinkers, activists, and creative artists unconstrained by genre—who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. Their growing list—which will launch in fall of 2017—includes some of the most talented writers in the world, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners to award-winning humanitarians and groundbreaking activists. One World writers represent voices from across the spectrum of humanity telling critical, universally important, and compelling stories about a changing world.

We are currently looking for an editorial assistant to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to assist with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support.  In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • A strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and an interest in politics, pop culture, literary fiction, literary non-fiction, science and social justice.

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Well-versed in social media platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

 

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.


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