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Publishing Assistant, Penguin Workshop (Open to Remote)

The Publishers and Associate Publisher at Penguin Workshop are currently seeking an Assistant to support them that has a true love of books.


This position provides administrative support to Penguin Workshop’s publishing office.


Penguin Workshop publishes approximately 250 books a year for every kind of reader, from birth to age 12+. You’ll find unique board books, beautiful picture books, laugh-out-loud chapter books, graphic novels, YA fiction and the New York Times Best-Selling Who HQ series, Mad Libs, and Penguin’s award-winning leveled reader program.


We make readers laugh. We make readers feel accomplished. We make readers.


This is an opportunity to learn about children’s book publishing, be part of a diverse and collaborative team, assist with editorial projects, and work on a broad range of books and imprints, including Penguin Workshop, Mad Libs, World of Eric Carle, Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, and Warne.



  • Provide daily administrative support for the Associate Publisher; VP and Publisher, G&D, Licenses & Brands; President & Publisher, Workshop
  • Tasks include calendar management, filing and mailings, working across a variety of proprietary online systems, scheduling meetings and calls, booking travel, and more
  • Research potential properties for the Publisher and assist with author and illustrator management, including literary agents, illustration reps, and creative studios
  • Communicate with Publicity, Marketing, Sales, and all other key team members within Penguin Young Readers
  • Review and evaluate manuscripts, write rejection letters, and respond on behalf of Workshop’s Publisher
  • Assist with P&Ls, production estimates, cover copy, and other editorial administrative tasks
  • Assist with departmental spending, maintaining monthly departmental T&E, and scheduling and facilitating internal launch presentations and digital decks
  • Provide brand updates and maintain departmental directory



  • Prior administrative support experience required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Outlook
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment, with strong attention to detail and great problem-solving skills
  • Appreciation for all kinds of readers, diverse interest in books, and creativity a plus!


The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process and include your resume and cover letter.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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 300 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: 260223

Date:  May 11, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Administrative Assistant, Publishing, Administrative, Research

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