National Account Manager - DK, Education and Library

DK is currently seeking a National Account Manager to serve as the Education and Library channel expert. In this role, you will be responsible for selling and positioning DK titles to a number of accounts, including Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Follett, and Brodart, and will work closely with the Penguin Random House Education Sales team. This position will be responsible for managing one direct report.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Maximize DK title sales and market share at account base.
  2. Position and sell titles on a monthly/seasonal basis and conduct seasonal previews.
  3. Liaise with Education Sales team to provide regular updates and strategic support.
  4. Create and maintain a monthly forecast for each account and communicate opportunities and challenges.
  5. Create and analyze sales reports, monitor market conditions and competitor activity.
  6. Partner with DK Marketing counterparts to enhance opportunities in this channel.
  7. Collaborate with internal departments, including editorial, marketing, publicity and inventory, to maximize each title’s potential within the marketplace.
  8. Actively participate in all publisher meetings, specifically with regard to account updates and customer needs.
  9. Maintain regular communication regarding account information to retailers, publishers, and management.
  10. Travel as necessary to sales appointments and trade shows (up to 25% in a year).
  11. Manage and oversee the work of one direct report.  


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in adult or children’s publishing, prior account management experience preferred
  • Proven ability to create retail and/or education or library promotions and develop other strategies to increase sales
  • Proven relationship-building skills internally and externally
  • Ability to budget and forecast accurately.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results driven and takes appropriate steps to achieve strategic goals set forth by manager
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail.


Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements using our online application process. 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 - DK US 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 39095


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

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