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Sales Assistant/Associate - (Hybrid)

Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant/Associate to support the team responsible for selling Tiger Tales books into National Mass Merchandise and Distributor accounts, including Readerlink, Target, and Walmart. Reporting to the VP, Sales Director of Tiger Tales, this role offers an excellent opportunity to learn all about the children’s book selling process across all markets in a fast-paced environment! 


Tiger Tales is a division of Random House Publishing Group and publishes picture, board, novelty, chapter, and nonfiction books for children ten and younger. Tiger Tales books are designed to entertain, educate, and engage young readers.


Specific responsibilities include:   


  1. Supporting Sales Director with Account specific needs 
  2. Assisting with the preparation for sell-in appointments by creating and maintaining item set-up grids, running reports, gathering, and preparing materials
  3. Preparing multiple PowerPoint presentations for account previews
  4. Accessing Vendor Portals for data upload in preparation for sell-in appointments 
  5. Attending and taking notes at weekly sales, marketing, and development meetings
  6. Running weekly and monthly sales reports, including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and seasonal promotions
  7. Creating and maintaining historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart 
  8. Running and analyzing BookScan to identify trends that Tiger Tales should be chasing or to re-purpose backlist into new formats
  9. Populating Pub Goals and Estimates Reports 
  10. Assisting with Account co-op requests and completing monthly co-op reports
  11. Working with metadata team to amplify search and discovery 
  12. Supporting metadata maintenance

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements: 


  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Edelweiss is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills on numbers and financials 
  • Have in interest in learning new applications and databases
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Ability to handle confidential information 
  • Prior office experience a plus 

The position of Sales Assistant/Associate at Random House Publishing Group is a hybrid position with in-office responsibilities, including but not limited to in-office meetings, events, and general administrative assistance. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NY, NJ, & CT).


The salary for the Assistant position is $48,000 and $53,000 to be considered at the Associate level. 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: 271131

Date:  Jun 3, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing Sales, Sales Support, Business Development, Publishing, Sales

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