Publishing Assistant - Crown

Publishing Assistant, Crown


The Crown imprint of the Random House Publishing Group is seeking to fill the position of Publishing Assistant to support both the President and Deputy Publisher of the imprint. We are looking for an individual who can provide comprehensive support and assistance in the daily operations of this office. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to all areas of the publishing process.

The Publishing Assistant who assumes this position must be able to manage two calendars independently while also exercising the utmost sensitivity to the responsibilities and needs of both executives. This individual must communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with management and employees at all levels of the organization and with external clients and contacts. High ethical standards and a thorough understanding of the importance of discretion and confidentiality are essential to the role.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Maintaining calendars and coordinating meetings
  2. Handling and screening emails and meeting requests
  3. Creating and distributing agendas and PowerPoint presentations
  4. Researching sales figures, pricing data, and contracts
  5. Handling special projects to support the overall efforts of the division
  6. Processing expense reports
  7. Making travel arrangements and creating comprehensive itineraries, post-COVID



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate future needs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities
  • Interest in the publishing industry/media/culture is a plus
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Successful candidates will be happy performing normal administrative duties while also demonstrating the ability to take initiative and exercise independent thinking where needed.


Salary for this position is $45,000.  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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 121781

121781Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Feb 18, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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