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Editorial Strategy & Licensing Assistant, Audio

Penguin Random House, the leading Publishing house globally, is on a mission to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. We’ve seen great growth across the whole business, and we’re excited to add to our Audio team by hiring for an Editorial Strategy & Licensing Assistant!


Joining a small, creative and rapidly expanding team, you’ll perform a wide variety of tasks to support the Publishing Manager and Director of Audio Strategy, across all genres of book. You’ll spend a lot of your time gathering information from multiple sources, comparing Excel spreadsheets and ensuring it’s all accurate, working to multiple deadlines and managing a lot of moving parts. If you’re someone who is highly organized, able to prioritize and communicate accordingly and have worked remotely previously, this is definitely a role you don’t want to miss out on!


While interacting with colleagues across the Audio division and through the rest of the company, you’ll work on the front- end of our audio publishing program, as we continue to grow our core business.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with audio master recording buying and selling tracking, invoicing, and communicating with international partners
  • Creation of rights guide
  • Creation and maintenance of contractual language database
  • Special project support (create presentation decks, assist with research projects)
  • Orders contractual author copies for audio and large print
  • Provides general administrative support for the department
  • Identify ways to improve and streamline information and processes


We’d ideally love to see that you have:

  • Experience of providing administrative support to team(s), ideally up to 5 people, managing your own time and communicating effectively too all relevant parties
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills all with a focus on attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and provide solutions to obstacles as and when they arise
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint)
  • A level of excitement in absorbing stories through different mediums, whether reading, audio books, podcasts and more


This is an amazing opportunity to join a global business in a rapidly expanding department where you’ll be exposed to multiple teams across the publishing industry! To be considered, please apply and submit your resume and cover letter, outlining your skills and we look forward to hearing from you!



Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. The salary for this role is $45,000 plus benefits. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 210489

Date:  Jun 15, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Administrative Assistant, Editorial Assistant, Front End, Database, Publishing, Administrative, Technology

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