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Date: May 10, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 19575 

The Putnam imprint at Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team! The Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to an Executive Editor and a Senior Editor on an impressive list of award-winning adult franchise bestsellers, discovery fiction, and narrative nonfiction.  


Specific responsibilities include:

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



  • Prior office experience within book publishing is strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow up skills
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • 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


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.


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

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