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Sales Assistant - Tri - State Area

This position provides sales and general administrative support to a dynamic team selling Penguin Random House’s core and client imprints within the Premium/promotional marketplace. This Special Markets role reports to the Associate Director and is ideal for someone who is organized, process-oriented, and interested in selling both adult and children’s books.




  1. Responds to all inquiries received via general phone line/email inbox or from Customer Service; communicates with new and existing customers; opens new accounts; and maintains sales contact with existing customers
  2. Follows orders from start to finish: from initial inquiry to order processing to tracking
  3. Generally, supports department of sales reps on the following: Purchase order process; order tracking; customer presentations & sales pitches; runs reports
  4. Provides key support on sales back to Penguin Random House authors and for a major premium distributor
  5. General departmental and administrative support, as needed



  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work in a team
  • Strengths in problem-solving, attention to detail, customer relationship building, negotiating, and other account management related skills
  • PC proficiency (Microsoft Office 365) with focus on Excel and Powerpoint
  • Interest in the publishing industry and sales, specifically
  • Prior office experience and easy access to NY office a plus


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: 269407

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing Sales, Administrative Assistant, Sales Support, Publishing, Sales, Administrative

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