Penguin Young Readers - Production Assistant

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 30023 

The Production Assistant provides general administrative support to the VP of Production for PYR, prepares departmental reports, coordinates with multiple departments, and assists subsidiary rights.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. General assistance for the VP which includes professional communications with in house staff, company business units and domestic and overseas vendors. Responsible for departmental and inter-departmental reporting. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, use of the historical database, ownership of the bi-weekly print agenda, attendance record keeping, and coordination of budget forecasting spreadsheets.
  2. Works with the subsidiary rights department to advise costs for obtaining files, places said orders when necessary and codes final invoices prior to approval. This involves knowledge of the SAP system.
  3. Investigates the clearing of any outstanding clerical queries.
  4. Performs general administrative tasks when necessary for the production department.
  5. Coordinates the conference room for various staff meetings.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


Preferred Qualifications, if any:

  • Interest in Young Readers literature and book production


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.


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

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