Editorial Assistant - Vintage Anchor Books & Anchor hardcovers

Editorial Assistant, Vintage Anchor Books and Anchor hardcovers, Knopf Publishing Group 


Vintage Books and Anchor Books have a long history of publishing excellent fiction and nonfiction. Anchor hardcovers is an extension of our brand specializing in commercial fiction and nonfiction, psychological suspense and mystery.


We are currently seeking an assistant to join the group’s editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist the Editorial Director of Anchor hardcovers and an Editor. The Editor publishes a list of hardcovers and paperback originals. The Editorial Director curates the Anchor hardcovers list of approximate 8-10 hardcovers a year as well as editing his own list of hardcovers for Anchor, Knopf and Pantheon.  



  • Evaluating manuscripts and proposals
  • Assisting with the coordination of the editorial and production process
  • Writing catalog/flap copy
  • Acting as a liaison between authors/agents and the editorial department
  • Administrative support including ad hoc project support



  • Avid reader of fiction, mystery/thriller
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines


Salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly include your cover letter and resume.



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: 139013

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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