National Accounts Sales Assistant - DK

National Accounts Sales Assistant

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.


DK is currently seeking a National Accounts Sales Assistant to join the DK US sales team.


This position will offer administrative help for the two account managers that oversee selling DK titles to the Mass Merch channel (including warehouse clubs, key national retailers, grocery, drug, military accounts, and more).


  • Assist in prepping sales managers for account presentations and submissions
  • General administrative support as needed (i.e. scheduling meetings, setting up conference rooms, organizing account mailings, assisting at industry trade shows, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain sales tracking grids
  • Communicating regularly between key distributors and retailers and Penguin Random House Customer Service, Data Management, and Warehouse Operations to ensure accurate and timely delivery of orders
  • Communicating and maintaining accurate title information for account databases
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of competitor, consumer, and industry trends
  • Attend key account meetings and industry trade shows as needed
  • Liaise with the US & UK Production & Creative teams, as well as Marketing & Publicity, Proprietary, Managing Editorial, and other internal groups to maximize sales efforts and efficiencies

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Interest in sales
  • Highly organized with the ability to successfully work on multiple projects at a time and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred
  • Office experience, especially within publishing a plus


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: 38829


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

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