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Date: Dec 21, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 13667 

The Putnam imprint in Penguin Random House is seeking a Marketing Assistant to assist the Director of Marketing and the Associate Publisher for Putnam, Dutton, Plume, and Berkley. This position will support marketing campaigns on both frontlist and backlist titles for Putnam, and on backlist paperbacks for the Putnam, Dutton, Plume and Berkley imprints. The assistant will be responsible for managing sales requests, coordinating marketing meetings, writing sell sheets, and managing marketing packets, grids, materials and budget sheets.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Supporting title-specific and backlist-specific marketing and promotional campaigns.
  2. Updating, organizing, and maintaining information in internal marketing database systems.
  3. Performing online research for new media trends and contributing to Putnam’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram..
  4. Proofreading title information sheets and coordinating materials on sales server folders in preparation for sales meetings.
  5. Assisting the Sales, Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Art departments with incoming requests.
  6. Liaising with the Publicity, Sales and Corporate departments on the promotion of backlist titles.
  7. Monitoring sales and metrics associated with marketing promotions, assisting with metadata manipulation and clean-up, and analyzing backlist sales reporting.
  8. Maintaining the backlist library room.
  9. Providing general administrative support including answering phones, scheduling, filing, handling mail, performing book mailings, etc.


Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

  • Strong interest in marketing and book publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms


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.

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