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Date: Dec 22, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 13848 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Assistant to join the Special Markets department in Penguin Random House! Supporting the Specialty Retail Sales department, the Assistant will work with all titles across Penguin Random House to establish new customers and maintain existing accounts. Working across a range of categories, this position is a fantastic way to learn all about the inner workings of a dynamic publishing sales department.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Responding to account inquiries and serving as a point of contact and support for specialty retailers and sales reps. 
  2. Managing and resolving issues that arise during the sales process.
  3. Creating sell sheets, drafting seasonal PowerPoint presentations, and organizing all sales materials for the retail channel.
  4. Providing support for sales presentations, which include reserving conference rooms, updating presentations, and coordinating sales materials.
  5. Creating and maintaining sales spreadsheets and updating mailing lists.
  6. Assisting with trade show preparation and attending local trade shows when appropriate.
  7. Presenting titles to accounts within the restaurant and automotive interest categories as supervised by manager.
  8. Performing general administrative duties for the department, including mailing review copies, scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized with the ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Superb analytical and critical thinking skills, including a comfort with working with numbers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SalesForce a plus
  • Genuine interest in sales and book publishing


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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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