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Sales Assistant

We are looking for a Sales Assistant to support the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Imprint sales team. Reporting to the SVP, Group Sales Director (GSD), this role will provide assistance to the GSD, Imprint Manager, and Title Director responsible for helping driving revenue for the division.  This role offers a unique opportunity to learn about the book selling and publishing processes. 



  • Assist in weekly meeting preparation, pulling reporting in advance of team, reprint, deputy publisher, marketing and various meetings
  • Help prepare for seasonal strategy/sales conference meetings – additional report requests (author study, backlist, trend) as well as information for monthly and seasonal meetings as needed
  • Assist in adding comps to OTIS and preparing PDF packets for strategy/sales conference
  • Update and distribute sales reports, such as weekly tracking grids, preorder reports, anecdotal information from reps/sales channels, in a timely manner
  • Provide team with reporting and analysis for frontlist and backlist titles so we are proactively communicating with publishing and marketing
  • Distribute all relevant information to sales as updates occur, including jackets, assets, etc.
  • Field ad-hoc requests from GSD/IM to pull POS, OTIS and any co-op reports
  • Help serve as liaison between sales and publishing for signed copies and account requests, such as tracking down sales materials (covers, dummies, etc.)
  • Share relevant title information with sales reps and provide in a format that is easily shared with accounts
  • Help prepare PowerPoint presentations for imprint sales reviews on a bi-annual basis


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and approach tasks proactively
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Must be comfortable working with numbers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially in Excel and PowerPoint


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 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: 183742

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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