Editorial Assistant - One World (Publisher)

Editorial Assistant – One World, Publisher

One World, an imprint of Random House, is seeking an editorial assistant to join its team. The assistant's role would be to provide administrative and editorial support to One World’s SVP, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief on an impressive list of award-winning books in fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.  

One World's mission is to provide a home for authors who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. One World writers represent voices from across the spectrum of humanity telling critical, universally important, and compelling stories about a changing world.

Daily responsibilities include all-around project support for the two editors, proposal/manuscript reading, drafting cover copy, brainstorming creative publishing approaches and supporting authors/books through the entire publication process. This position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and different departments within the Random House Publishing Group. We are looking for a detail-oriented, meticulous self-starter who is invested in learning about the publishing industry and being part of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a diverse set of responsibilities efficiently and effectively.


  • Evaluating manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters.
  • Scheduling, project management and general support for managers.
  • Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy.
  • Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials.
  • Working with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of the production process from finished manuscript to bound book.
  • Creating P&Ls and contract information sheets, collecting sales data, and providing competitive title research.
  • Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, booking conference rooms, filing expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors.



  • Exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritize, and strong follow up skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve creatively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.


Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your 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: 7213 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 104062

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New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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