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Sales Assistant - Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 14143 

Are you looking for an exciting position in a fast-paced work environment? Are you interested in books and learning more about the book selling process? Are you numbers-oriented and data-driven? If so, this may be the position for you.

The Penguin Random House Adult Sales Division is seeking a detail-oriented Sales Assistant to support the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group sales team. This position will provide you with an overview of how the entire sales process works within a publishing company, both for physical books and digital books.  In addition, you will learn much about the publishing process, attending marketing meetings and publisher planning meetings. This is a fabulous entry-level opportunity!

Specifically, the Sales Assistant:

  1. Tracks and analyzes sales data for physical books and eBooks across all accounts.
  2. Consolidates coop and account marketing plans.
  3. Assembles materials for marketing meetings.
  4. Prepares monthly sales report, consolidating trend information by account.
  5. Schedules meetings and coordinates travel.
  6. Ad hoc projects as necessary.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Strong interest in a sales position with a publishing company
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize projects
  • Solid analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Excel (v-lookups and pivot tables) and PowerPoint


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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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