Penguin Young Readers - Subsidiary Rights Assistant

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2019

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 28734 

Subsidiary Rights Assistant – Young Readers


We are looking for an assistant to join our Subsidiary Rights team.  The Subsidiary Rights Assistant supports the Senior Director and the Senior Manager, and works in a team setting to assist with the licensing and promotion of our titles to domestic and foreign markets for all imprints in the Young Readers Group.


Specifically, the Subsidiary Rights Assistant:

  1. Provides administrative support to supervisors (answers phones, handles correspondences, mails submissions, files, etc.) and maintains all departmental systems.
  2. Prepares for the International book fairs, as well as domestic presentations; gathers material, prepares rights guides and informational grids.
  3. Works closely with licensees by providing review and production material, navigating art clearances, and maintains submissions and licensing databases.
  4. Works closely with other departments within the company (Production, Art, Editorial, Marketing, Operations, etc.) to obtain material necessary for licensing rights.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher)


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat
  • Previous work experience in an office environment


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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