Associate, Global Strategy & Corporate Development

Penguin Random House is seeking a new Associate to join our Global Strategy & Corporate Development team, reporting to the SVP.


We are a fast-paced, collaborative team that works closely with the CEO of Penguin Random House on a broad range of strategic and operational topics. Every day, we partner with PRH senior leadership locally and globally across corporate departments, publishing divisions, international territories, and shareholders to advance the development and execution of strategic projects. Our scope is an ever-evolving mix of topics at the center of publishing today, and typical tasks include including implementing strategic initiatives, exploring new market and business opportunities, and developing market analyses. Each project we undertake brings unique insight and exposure to the inner-workings of Penguin Random House and our parent company, Bertelsmann – and the opportunity to drive our global agenda. 


As the Associate, you will support cross-functional strategic initiatives and manage high-priority projects for the organization. The Associate will also help with ad hoc CEO Office responsibilities, including preparing materials for Board meetings.


What’s the opportunity?


  • Directly involved in driving and supporting high-level, high-impact projects tied to PRH global strategy
  • High-level of exposure to senior leadership and a strong vantage point from which to learn about cross-functional business operations
  • Work on a dynamic range of projects, digging into and distilling complex ideas into simple, digestible information
  • Share in our passion for books and stories


Key responsibilities:


  • Leadership & Board meeting preparation
    • Provide information and insights to a broad range of business leaders that tell a story and help to drive strategic decision-making
    • Coordinate materials for Board meetings
    • Produce and prepare key shareholder documents


  • CEO     Communications
    • Prepare briefing materials fr external engagements
    • Assisting with planning the CEO’s internal engagements, including site visits andTwn Halls
    • Provide support in German communications with Bertelsmann departments


  • Project Ownership and Management
    • Own and support strategic development projects, including end-to-end diagnostics and recommendations for implementation.
    • Conduct market research and industry analysis in order to make recommendations on strategic planning
    • Provide high-level support and assistance to SVP on various strategic projects

Essential Requirements:


  • Must be fluent in both English and German languages (written and verbal)
  • 2+ years’ work experience either through internships and/or practical work experience
  • Strong preference for experience in media, consulting, business development, or related field.


Core Requirements:


  • Curious, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Results-driven
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, with a strong ability to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to find structure, logic, and insight in complex business problems to provide meaningful conclusions
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and adapt in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong ability to develop relationships through trust, gaining the buy-in of enterprise stakeholders on key initiatives
  • Professional demeanor with strong written and oral communication skills, including developing coherent, concise emails and slides
  • Proficient Microsoft Office user, particularly with PPT, Excel, and Word


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: 34689


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

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