Sales Associate, Premium Literacy Sales

Sales Associate, Premium Literacy Sales


The Premium Literacy sales channel sells children’s books to nationally recognized mission-driven literacy organizations such as First Book and Scholastic. The Sales Associate position combines account-facing responsibilities along with sales and administrative support to the Premium Literacy channel within Special Markets. If you are passionate about children’s books and promoting literacy, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.



  1. Takes on primary sales responsibility for select national and local literacy focused non-profit organizations.
  2. Specific sales support (with a project management focus) for nationally recognized key organizations in the channel, including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
  3. This role has selling responsibilities across Penguin Random House’s core publishing lists as well as distribution client publishing lists.
  4. Direct customer interaction includes vetting new customers along with following up on order queries and sales leads.
  5. Researching and building sales deal P&Ls
  6. Curating and maintaining title lists to meet ad-hoc needs for accounts and new business opportunities; creating sell-sheets, titles grids, and digital email blasts using various digital tools.
  7. Collaborating across multiple departments including Publishing Offices, Inventory Management, Production, Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales Operations, Customer Service, and Credit.
  8. Preparing for meetings and presentations, including creating PowerPoint decks, gathering materials (digital & physical), generating Edelweiss catalogs, and more.
  9. Attending and presenting at key account meetings (travel may be required).



  • Minimum of 1.5 years of sales experience, including direct communication with or in support of accounts
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • PC proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word)
  • Interest in the publishing industry and in sales
  • Interest in children’s books
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Salesforce or similar database software experienced preferred


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.


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 250 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: 103905

[[customQuickApply]]103905Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Oct 12, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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