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Sales Associate, Premium Literacy Sales

This account-facing sales position works across non-profit, children’s services, and related organizations to drive sales in the Premium Literacy channel within Special Markets.  This position reports to the Vice-President, Director of Premium Sales.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  1. Sales responsibility for key literacy-focused accounts; including Grinspoon Foundation and Kids Read Now, among others.
  2. Manages mature account base as well as works to establish new business through incoming sales leads and outreach efforts.
  3. Researches and builds P&L’s to assess potential printing deals.
  4. Curate and maintain title lists and/or create grids to meet ad-hoc title needs for accounts and new business opportutinies
  5. Process orders from stock as well executing on exclusive printings.
  6. Work across multiple departments within Penguin Random House including Publishing Offices, Inventory Management, Production, Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales Operations, Customer Service, and Credit.
  7. Meeting prep: ranges from creating presentations and PowerPoint decks to gathering materials (digital & physical); generating Edelweiss collections; etc.
  8. Sales outreach including the creation of sell-sheets, titles grids and digital email blasts using various digital tools.
  9. Attends and presents at key account meetings (travel may be required)
  10. Work and attend various conferences and trade shows (as needed)


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:


  • 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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Interest in the publishing industry, book sales, and children’s literacy


Preferred Qualifications, if any:

  • Previous publishing experience or bookstore experience
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar database management software
  • High interest in children’s book sales


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 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: 168487

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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