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Sales Assistant, Proprietary Sales/Custom Books (Hybrid)

Penguin Random House Proprietary Sales is seeking a sales assistant to join their creative, collaborative, and fast-paced team. Our proprietary group is responsible for working across all sales channels, and all core publishing imprints, to develop exclusive adult and children’s book editions for key accounts. 


Supporting the head of the department, as well as our Director of Sales and project managers, this assistant will work to track project details, create presentations, review and route custom proofs, manage custom sample inventory, and more. This assistant will regularly attend dynamic meetings with the team and accounts, and will have consistent exposure to book production, design, royalties, and managing editorial departments all while gaining valuable project management and sales experience. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Administrative support for team creating exclusive book editions for all sales channels, including Barnes & Noble, Readerlink, International & Special Markets 

  • Generate documents for project flow, customer portals, complete spec sheets 

  • Meeting Prep: presentation creation, decks, agendas, and scheduling 

  • Research and gather backlist book information, utilizing in-house systems and Excel 

  • Proofing & light editing 

  • Locate out of print books, manage sample library and track warehouse inventory 


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Prior office experience 

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize 

  • Ability to work well in a team and support multiple managers 

  • Ability to work under pressure and at quick pace while adhering to and improving process 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • PC proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) 

  • General interest in publishing and sales 


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Interest in book design and production 

  • SAP proficiency 


This hybrid position has in-office responsibilities, including but not limited to: receiving, organizing, and distributing book samples, attending meetings, and other necessary in-person duties as needed. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the surrounding areas (NY, NJ, CT, & PA). 


The salary for this position is $48,000. Please include a cover letter with your resume. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 



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: 271573

Date:  Jul 17, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Sales Support, Publishing Sales, Project Manager, Warehouse, Publishing, Sales, Technology, Manufacturing

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