Sales Assistant - Publisher Services

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Date: Jun 6, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20604 

Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant to support the Penguin Random House Publisher Services sales team. This department sells all client titles, including National Geographic, DC Comics, and Rizzoli, into major retail, digital, and jobber accounts. The Assistant will work to ensure all client titles are communicated effectively to the National Accounts and Field Sales teams and provides sales support to the Barnes & Noble and Ingram National Account Managers. This role offers an excellent opportunity to learn about a variety of key accounts in the book publishing industry.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Creating and maintaining the annual Master Client Title Grid, which captures all aspects of each title and ensures the title is accurately positioned for the sales team.
  2. Creating account sell-in kits and communicating with various internal departments and client publishers to obtain selling materials.
  3. Reporting daily Barnes & Noble pre-orders and sales.
  4. Reporting account EDI orders and cancelled orders.
  5. Managing the Barnes & Noble co-op promotions, uploading all co-op into an internal database, and making any adjustments to booked co-op.
  6. Assisting with ebook pricing promotions.
  7. Creating a monthly market share report and generating a weekly POS report.
  8. Providing general administrative support, including calendar maintenance, preparing weekly staff meeting agendas, and executing book mailings to buyers.


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
  • 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.


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

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