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Sales Assistant - Tri State Area

Are you looking for an exciting position in a fast-paced work environment?  Are you interested in learning more about the book selling process and supporting a key national account? 


We are currently seeking a Sales Assistant to join the Penguin Random House National Accounts sales team. Specifically, the Assistant will provide sales and general administrative support to the Sales Director and National Account Managers who sell and promote titles across the wide range of Penguin Publishing Group imprints to Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  1. Maintaining, tracking, and assessing sales data and running daily sales reports.
  2. Preparing Edelweiss collections, sales kits, and selling materials.
  3. Creating seasonal and ad-hoc PowerPoint presentations.
  4. Responding to in-house and account inquiries.
  5. Communicating with various internal departments to obtain sales materials.
  6. Coordinating the placing, fulfilling, and tracking of orders.
  7. Performing general administrative duties for the department and department head, including answering phones, downloading digital galleys for accounts, scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, etc.




  1. Strong interest in sales and publishing
  2. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  3. Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  4. Superb analytical and critical thinking skills
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Proven ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  7. Must be comfortable working with numbers
  8. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially in Excel and PowerPoint


The salary for this position is $48,000.00. 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: 264089

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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

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