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Executive Managing Editor, Penguin Random House Publisher Services (Open to Remote)

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking an Executive Managing Editor to join our team servicing our client Square Enix, home to award-winning and bestselling series such as My Dress-Up Darling and Soul Eater, and the Final Fantasy franchise. The successful candidate will have exceptional project management skills, including the ability to keep a score of titles at different stages of the editorial process organized and in motion, and a strong communication toolbox to ensure editors and freelancers achieve schedule milestones. A passion for manga/anime, comics, and/or Japanese culture is a plus.  



  • Draft, track, and manage seasonal publishing schedules. 

  • Set and enforce editorial production deadlines, working closely with both in-house staff and freelancers. 

  • Request books, art files, and other assets from licensors as necessary and manage subsequent receipt of files. 

  • Manage approvals, rate requests, and client queries. 

  • Enter and maintain key metadata for all titles in PRH databases, and run weekly production meetings. 

  • Manage a staff of three. 



  • At least 8 years of managing editorial experience or project management experience in an adjacent field.  

  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. 

  • Proven ability to build relationships with a professional demeanor, be a reliable point of contact, and manage the tasks of others. 

  • Prior supervision of a staff beginning with recruitment, onboarding, managing performance, and empowering them to achieve goals. 

  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams). 

  • Familiarity with FileMaker, SAP, InDesign and/or other publishing project management software preferred. 


The salary range for this position is $80,000-$86,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. 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 300 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: 270070

Date:  Jun 20, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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