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Publishing Assistant - (Hybrid)

Random House Children’s Books is seeking Publishing Assistants to provide administrative support to two editorial groups within the Random House Children’s Book Group. Each role reports to the Publisher, coordinating within editorial imprints, across departments in the division, as well as outside of house with agents, authors, and illustrators. They are comfortable juggling a varied workload and deadlines, while remaining calm, attentive to detail, and able to see the joy in our work, which is to create books that turn children into readers! 


The ideal Publishing Assistant candidate isorganized, highly motivated, and comfortable asking for help when needed. Every day, they liaise with a variety of people, fielding queries that must be responded to in a courteous and timely manner. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to multiple areas of the children’s publishing process, including editorial. 


The editors at Random House Children’s work across all age levels and formats, from baby board books to Young Adult.  Some of the brands and  series within our teams include Little Golden Books, Step into Reading, Magic Tree House, Grumpy Monkey, Pizza and Taco, and creators such as Lisa Yee, Emily Winfield Martin, Chris Grabenstein, and Tamora Pierce.  So an interest in children’s books is critical.  If you are a proactive team-player who loves illustrated kids’ books and is eager to be part of a creative and collaborative group, come join us! 



  • Provide administrative support to the Publisher and editorial team.  
  • Act as the liaison with other departments (art, marketing, publicity, sales, etc.) and communicate key information to the editors in the group.  
  • Daily tasks include calendar management, meeting prep and note-taking, working across a variety of proprietary online systems, grid and file maintenance, and drafting and sending imprint communications.   
  • Assist with author, illustrator, and agent management by drafting communications, and interacting directly with our creative partners. 
  • Generate and process expense reports, invoices, contract requests, book orders, library of congress data, and other business tasks, including assisting with P&L’s, all with training. 
  • Participate in brainstorm meetings and other creative department efforts, including reading and evaluating potential projects, researching trends and competition, and pulling sales data. 
  • Write title information sheets, book summaries, metadata, cover copy, and other creative editorial copy. Create Powerpoint slides and assist with title launch presentations. 
  • Potential to contribute to departmental social media or Spanish Language publishing efforts, if those are of interest, and other special projects to support the overall efforts of the imprint.  


Please apply if you meet the following requirements: 

  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and follow-up.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written, and experience managing communication in a timely manner, across all means of communication. An interest in creative writing and copywriting a plus. 
  • Enjoys working collaboratively as a team player, and would be comfortable interacting with a broad range of publishing professionals, artists, writers, and colleagues. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively, to take initiative, prioritize, and problem solve when needed in a fast-paced office environment.  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and ability to learn new applications. 
  • Appreciation for children’s books and diverse voices in the marketplace.   
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.  


This is a hybrid position with in-office responsibilities,which will include but not be limited to in-person meetings and mailings for authors and out-of-house editors. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NJ, CT, & PA). 


The entry-level salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.  



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: 270780

Date:  Jun 20, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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