Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor - Crown Trade

Random House is the proud home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints—including Ballantine Bantam Dell, Del Rey/Spectra, The Dial Press, LucasBooks, The Modern Library, Random House, One World, Hogarth, Crown, Tim Duggan Books, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Harmony, Rodale, Currency, Convergent, Forum, Image, WaterBrook, and Multnomah.


We are currently seeking an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to join Crown’s editorial team. Bestselling authors on Crown’s list include President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, Erik Larson, Rachel Maddow, Ben Macintyre, and Susan Cain. The position provides an opportunity to support two Executive Editors who specialize in non-fiction, one based in the New York office and one who primarily works remotely.


Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating proposals and gathering data to assist editors in acquisition process
  • Assisting editors in providing notes and line-edits on manuscript drafts
  • Working closely with colleagues in other departments to manage the production span for each title
  • Drafting copy for book jackets, catalogues, and title information sheets
  • Acting as a liaison between authors/agents and the editorial department
  • Providing administrative support, including scheduling, copying, filing, etc.


Additional requirements we are looking for include:

  • A strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and specific interest in non-fiction
  • Strong knowledge and interest of current events, politics, and cultural trends
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a high volume environment
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Prior internship or entry-level experience at a book publisher or literary agency helpful but not necessary


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.




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: 63361


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

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