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Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 14073 

The Penguin Young Readers Production Department is responsible for the manufacture of books.  This includes the estimating, vendor selection, order placement and the monitoring of the printing and binding of all the books’ components.  The Production Assistant for the Mass Merchandising area is expected to provide overall support to the Director and Merchandising Production staff.  This includes both administrative and book production duties.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Monitors and maintains title status schedules for initial and/or rush reprints
  • Updates staff with printed production status notes
  • Enters/Maintains data in SAP – including the creation of purchase orders and invoicing
  • Estimates and quotes prospective projects
  • Verifies specifications (flight checking) of electronic mechanicals and uploads files to the vendor
  • Electronically monitors reprint corrections for approval
  • Interfaces with and route materials to Managing Editorial, Editorial and Design
  • Aids in the vendor correspondence of book titles – both domestic and overseas
  • Requests original titles to be archived and verifies completion
  • Reviews finished product for quality
  • Handles book distribution
  • Uploads testing reports and creates supporting COC documents when applicable
  • Performs other related projects or duties as assigned or required by division


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:


  • 0 – 1 year prior book production or office experience
  • Ability to handle many titles simultaneously, shift priorities quickly and meet deadlines with a varied workload
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written with internal staff and external persons
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work well with numbers
  • Knowledge or Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Filemaker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office



The salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package.  Please submit your cover letter and resume to be considered for this opportunity.


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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