Managing Editorial Assistant, RHCB

Random House Children’s Books is seeking an Assistant to join its Managing Editorial team! The Managing Editorial Assistant will report to the Director, Managing Editorial, and support the department in managing titles ranging from board books for toddlers to young adult titles. The role includes a combination of administrative and project support and requires communication with various RHCB departments, including Marketing, Design, Copyediting, Design, and Ebook Production.


The role requires strong project-management, communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.




  • Performs administrative duties such as maintaining files (both physical and digital), ordering supplies, setting up meetings, and note-taking.
  • Prepares reports using a combination of title information tracking systems including SAP, FMP, MyHouse, and MyReports for multiple departments and purposes. 
  • Responds to routine requests for information and refers more complex requests to the appropriate staff member.
  • Tracks status of physical and digital sales materials for each publishing span.
  • Prepares and manages Edelweiss catalog for each publishing span. 
  • Organize record of title information changes.
  • Liaison with outside text-leveling services (Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell).
  • Tracks invoices and payments.
  • Maintains reprint library and assists with reprint routing and corrections.
  • General troubleshooting
  • Special projects as assigned.




  •  Ability to work under stressful and fast-paced conditions.
  • Hardworking.
  • Detail Oriented and Accurate.
  • Communicates well with both external and internal partners
  • Self-organization.
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Ability to multi-task and reprioritize.



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 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: 160641

Date:  Jul 19, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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