Editorial Assistant - Dutton

The Editorial Assistant assists two Executive Editors with general administrative support, manages the production process of all titles, and edits manuscripts for supervisors. Dutton is a boutique imprint that publishes both fiction and nonfiction bestselling authors, including Sean Carroll, Alex Kershaw, Carl Zimmer, Martin Dugard, Daniel J. Levitin, Craig Unger, Abi Dare, Luke Barr, Roxanne Gay, Adam Makos, Andre Iguodala and Fiona Davis, among many others.




  • Provides administrative support, including completing expense reports, scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, and maintaining an organized filing system.
  • Evaluates submissions and drafts rejections.
  • Tracks contracts, payments, and transmits and tracks manuscripts. Manages the production process.
  • Writes promotional copy for all projects including title information sheets, flap copy, catalog copy, and online descriptive copy.
  • Prepares material for sales, marketing, and art meetings.
  • Requests author photos, fields questions from authors and agents, and prepares illustration logs.
  • Edits manuscripts for and in conjunction with supervisor.




  • Previous office experience
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, and follow-up skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms


Preferred Qualifications, if any:

Strong interest in serious nonfiction such as science, technology, economics, and history

One year of office experience preferred


Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process resume and cover letter.


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: 107041

[[customQuickApply]]107041Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Oct 28, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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