Production Assistant, Reprints - Penguin Young Readers

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 42147 

Penguin Random House is seeking a Production Assistant for the Penguin Young Readers Group, Reprints. The Production Department is responsible for the manufacture of books. This includes the estimating, scheduling, order placement and the monitoring of the printing and binding of all the book’s components.

The Production Assistant is expected to manage reprints for Puffin, Penguin Books (YA), and Speak titles (paperback and hardcover novels), as well as slipcases for box sets pertaining to the listed imprints.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Review titles on weekly reprints agenda; create and track purchase orders
  2. Maintain and update a status report
  3. Enter/Maintain data in SAP
  4. Communicate with domestic vendors, Operations, Managing Editors, and Design on orders, schedules, and corrections
  5. Review finished product for quality
  6. Handle filing of finished book samples
  7. Perform administrative duties as assigned or required by division


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to handle many titles simultaneously
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Works well with numbers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 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.


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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