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Sales Assistant - Random House Publishing Group

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Date: Feb 7, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 15044 

Penguin Random House is seeking a data-driven Sales Assistant to join the Random House Publishing Group Adult Sales team! Working closely with both the sales and publishing departments, this position provides a unique opportunity to observe the book-selling process in action. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task and handle strict deadlines while remaining highly organized and communicating effectively.

Specifically, the Sales Assistant is responsible for:


  1. Compiling data from a variety of internal databases and running sales reports.
  2. Tracking and analyzing sales data.
  3. Communicating drop-ins, updates, and other information to Sales Reps.
  4. Assembling sales materials for both internal and external meetings.
  5. Providing general administrative support for the department such as scheduling meetings, answering phones.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 months of prior office experience; publishing experience a plus
  • Interest in book publishing and sales
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to work comfortably with numbers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Proactive with strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, 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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