Sales Assistant - Random House Publishing Group

Sales Assistant, Random House Publishing Group


The Sales Assistant provides administrative and sales support for two Imprint Sales Directors who are responsible for driving revenue for multiple Random House imprints. The title mix across imprints include cookbook & lifestyle, best-selling narrative nonfiction and faith-based titles. Specific imprints include Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Crown, and Waterbrook & Multnomah, among others.



  1. Serves as primary contact between publishing and sales teams to ensure proper flow of communication.
  2. Provides regular sales reporting and analysis using internal tools to disseminate trends; evaluate competitive landscape and identify changes in market share.
  3. Prepare and disseminate information to appropriate sales reps including book covers, assets, and physical samples.
  4. Coordinates meeting schedules with sales and publishing teams to ensure all necessary materials are distributed in advance of such meetings.
  5. Attends and participates in department meetings.
  6. Provides support for Imprint Sales Directors on various sales-related functions, including liaising with sales reps and publishing.



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



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 103904

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New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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