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Sales Assistant - Specialty Retail/Wholesale

Penguin Random House is seeking a Specialty Retail Sales Assistant to support the Penguin Random House Special Markets sales team. This department sells all core and client titles, into niche retail, and wholesale accounts. The assistant will help effectively streamline sales outreach across the entire channel, providing sales support in the form of regular and regimented customer outreach and communication.


Specific responsibilities include:


  1. Working closely with Account Managers on key accounts
  2. Research and develop new markets for our books
  3. Craft targeted pitches
  4. Create seasonal PowerPoint presentations, and mailchimps
  5. Follow up on customer orders
  6. Follow up on sales leads
  7. Follow up on sample and asset requests from customers
  8. Attend local trade shows, some weekend work required
  9. Capture and maintain notes on progress and upload to salesforce
  10. Communicate with Imprint Sales Team to ensure all requisite materials are sourced for seasonal sell-in
  11. Communicate with sales management regarding account activities and preparing weekly sales reports



Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Interest in publishing sales
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proactive with strong follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook


The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.


Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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 300 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: 259180

Date:  May 16, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Retail Sales, Sales Support, Publishing Sales, Publishing, Retail, Sales

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