Sales Assistant - Random House

Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant to support the team responsible for selling Random House Children’s Books to Mass Merchandise accounts, including Target, Walmart, and Readerlink. Reporting to the VP, National Accounts, Mass Merchandise Sales, this role will provide assistance to both in-house and field sales managers and offers an excellent opportunity to learn all about the children’s book selling process in a fast-paced environment!


Specific responsibilities include:


  1. Creating and maintaining item set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
  2. Running weekly and monthly sales reports, including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and holiday promotions.
  3. Maintaining weekly sales tracking grids.
  4. Creating and maintaining historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart.
  5. Attending and taking notes at weekly sales meetings.
  6. Assisting with the preparation for sell-in appointments by running reports, gathering and preparing materials, and updating item set-up files.
  7. Preparing PowerPoint presentations for account previews.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior office experience a plus


Salary for this position is $45,000. 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: 144242

Date:  Apr 29, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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