Imprint Sales Associate Manager/Manager

Works as the primary Special Markets contact for the Penguin Publishing Group and other imprints as needed.  This position functions as a liaison between sales and publishing to properly position titles, identify priority titles, and maximize and grow sales across the channel – and to report back on trends and performance that publishing teams need to know.

The Imprint Sales Associate Manager/Manager also serves as the department representative at sales, launch, marketing, editorial, and occasional author meetings. 




  1. Partner with publishers to set priorities for the channel, report on sales trends and provide account feedback.
  2. Create sales strategies in partnership with special markets reps and setting sales estimates for titles.
  3. Delve into sales analytics and consumer insights to provide reps with sales strategies and opportunities for growth across our entire list of titles.
  4. Collaborate with all imprint sales managers to identify category opportunities that traverse publishing groups.
  5. Organizing and running recurring department meetings and sales conference.
  6. Creating sales reports for publishers and management to identify challenges and opportunities.
  7. Coordinate approvals for special term sales (i.e. stock offers, inventory reductions).




  • Minimum of 3 years of publishing or book retail experience, minimum of 5 years to be considered at the Manager level; sales and/or marketing experience is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external colleagues across all levels of an organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong knowledge of customer needs and market changes
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to think and problem solve creatively
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Comfort with content management & generation for the Specialty Retail website


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. 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


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: 143724

Date:  Apr 28, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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