Editorial Assistant - Penguin

Editorial Assistant - Penguin


The Penguin imprint of Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team! The Assistant will provide administrative and editorial support to a Deputy Publisher/Editor-in-Chief and an Editor and will work on an array of fiction and nonfiction. This position provides the opportunity to learn about the overall editorial process and the inner workings of a large publishing house.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Providing administrative support to the Deputy Publisher.
  2. Overseeing the development of book projects from acquisition to publication.
  3. Assisting in the acquisitions process by logging, reading and evaluating submissions, and writing rejection letters.
  4. Coordinating schedules with the Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production teams.
  5. Preparing manuscripts for production, routing and tracking contracts, and processing expense reports.
  6. Communicating between authors, agents, and a variety of internal departments, including Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Production, and Art.
  7. Preparing paperwork, including contract requests, profit and loss statements, and production memos.
  8. Writing title information sheets, online copy, and cover copy.
  9. Participating in editorial meetings.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Prior office experience within publishing a plus
  • Intimate familiarity with the current marketplace and an appetite for contemporary fiction and nonfiction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Proven ability to use available resources to problem solve
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • 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: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 65061



New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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