Managing Editorial Assistant - Berkley

Berkley is seeking a Managing Editorial Assistant to join their team! The Assistant will directly support the Senior Managing Editor and the entire Managing Editorial department with coordinating and monitoring the production process of over 300 titles a year, from edited manuscript to finished book. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to get an overview of the publishing process, and to work with a variety of departments in a fast-paced publishing house.


Specific responsibilities include:


  1. Assisting the Managing Editors with maintaining the schedule for jacket and cover materials, helping to keep the informational log up-to-date.
  2. Maintaining schedule for weekly cover meetings with the Art and Editorial departments, creating agendas and coordinating materials.
  3. Routing and tracking jacket and cover copy materials to other departments for approval.
  4. Reviewing titles up for reprint and compiling lists of cover and text corrections needed.
  5. Watermarking files for editorial, marketing, publicity, and others as requested.
  6. Updating data in SAP and the FileMaker Pro database. 
  7. Providing general administrative support to the Managing Editorial department, keeping a department calendar, backing up colleagues, and assisting with special projects as needed.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a strong ability to interact with employees across various departments
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro, InMotion, and/or SAP a plus


Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter. 



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: 105903

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Date:  Oct 22, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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