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Sales Assistant/Associate - (Open to remote)

Penguin Random House is seeking a Sales Assistant/Associate to support the team responsible for selling Random House Children’s Books to Mass Merchandise accounts, including Target, Walmart, and Readerlink. Additionally, this role will provide assistance and support to the team by managing orders, inventory and title information utilizing the Readerlink inventory and sales systems.  The position offers an excellent opportunity to learn all about the children’s book selling process in a fast-paced environment!


Specific responsibilities include:


  1. Creating and maintaining item set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
  2. Running weekly and monthly sales reports, including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and holiday promotions.
  3. Maintaining weekly sales tracking grids.
  4. Creating and maintaining historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart.
  5. Attending and taking notes at weekly sales meetings.
  6. Assisting with the preparation for sell-in appointments by running reports, gathering and preparing materials, and updating item set-up files.
  7. Preparing PowerPoint presentations for account previews.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience to be considered at the Associate level
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior office experience a plus


The salary for the Assistant position is $48,000 and the salary for the Associate level is $53,000. 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: 263299

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

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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