Sales Assistant, National Accounts

Sales Assistant, National Accounts


Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant to support the Penguin Random House National Accounts sales team. This department sells all client titles, including National Geographic, DC Comics, and Rizzoli, into major retail, digital, and wholesale accounts. The assistant will help effectively streamline workflow for the Books-A-Million National Account Manager, providing sales support in the form of regular and regimented report generation, analysis and tracking. In addition, the assistant will provide administrative support to the V.P. Sales Director.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Tracking sales and purchase orders
  2. Crafting drop-in pitch emails and following up on customer orders for drop-ins
  3. Creating weekly cuts & buys report and flagging missing orders to National Account Manager
  4. Sourcing title block releases and notifying National Account Manager
  5. Produce weekly publicity update submissions to account
  6. Generate weekly out of stock report
  7. Create Mass Market monthly buy reports
  8. Upload seasonal sell-in/title lists to account portal, and create seasonal PowerPoint presentations
  9. Communicate with publishers to ensure all requisite materials are sourced/prepped for seasonal sell-in
  10. Enter coop into SAP and maintain coop POS tracking grid
  11. Capture and maintain notes from meetings with publishers and upload notes into Edelweiss


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in publishing sales
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Superb analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook


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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 36940


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

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