Editorial Assistant - Penguin Workshop

Editorial Assistant – Penguin Workshop


Penguin Workshop has an exciting opportunity for a motivated editorial assistant with a knowledge and appreciation for children’s nonfiction to provide support for a New York Times best-selling series, and to assist in all stages of the editorial process. A division of Penguin Random House, Penguin Workshop publishes engaging titles for every young reader, including licensed titles, Mad Libs, picture books, board books, and the Who HQ series.


This role will focus primarily on the entire range of books within the WHO HQ series and is ideal for someone who is excited about nonfiction publishing for young readers.



  • Provides general administrative support for the series within the imprint
  • Coordinates administrative and editorial activity across brand channels
  • Corresponds with authors, agents, and other professional contacts
  • Writes cover copy, catalog copy, and title information sheets
  • Prepares detailed and accurate art notes
  • Writes web copy for the PRH website and external websites
  • Completes photo and art research as necessary
  • Prepares manuscripts for production after checking formatting, clarity of art notes, and sequence of all materials
  • Tracks manuscripts through all stages of editing, design and production
  • Assists with acquisition paperwork and profit & loss statements
  • Attends regular editorial and creative meetings
  • Works on other editorial projects as needed



  • Prior office experience
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for book publishing industry
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional copywriting skills
  • Ability to manage and track several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to follow-through
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word 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: 104388

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New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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