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Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 17220 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Assistant to join the Special Markets department in Penguin Random House! Supporting the Vice President, Director of Premium Sales and a 4-person sales team, the Assistant will work with all titles across Penguin Random House to help 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. Providing essential sales support to sales team, including internal order routing and follow up, building and maintaining multiple grids, opening new accounts, maintaining communication with existing accounts, etc.
  2. Answering the department phone for general inquiries, which includes pricing, order placement, and tracking support to customers.
  3. Working closely with various in-house departments to oversee print and digital marketing initiatives and delivering finished marketing products to all accounts. 
  4. Attending regular in-house sales presentations and occasional customer specific sales meetings.
  5. Maintaining and routing departmental, channel, and general meeting recap notes.
  6. Gathering and distributing presentation materials, including seasonal sales target grids.
  7. Building contact lists within the proprietary database system.
  8. Writing pitch letters to both new and established customers.
  9. Supporting the Sales Managers on the department’s largest accounts.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Genuine interest in book publishing
  • Strong interest in sales
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; ability to learn new systems
  • Prior office experience a plus
  • SAP, HTML, and Salesforce experience a plus


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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