Editorial Assistant - Penguin Young Readers

Penguin Workshop is looking for a creative and motivated editorial assistant to provide support for the Editor, Pop Culture & Trends and assist in all stages of the editorial process from acquisition to publication.



  • Has knowledge of and appreciation for pop culture, trends, and brands across a variety of media
  • Provides general administrative support (answers phones, schedule meetings, liaises with other departments, etc.)
  • Corresponds with authors, agents, and other professional contacts
  • Writes cover copy, catalog copy, and title information sheets
  • Assists with acquisition paperwork and profit & loss statements
  • Evaluates manuscripts and writes editorial letters
  • Attends regular editorial and creative meetings
  • Works on other projects as needed



  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and track several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Exceptional writing and copywriting skills
  • Excellent follow-through skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • 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: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 101712

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New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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