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Sales Director, National Accounts - Penguin Young Readers

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Date: Nov 22, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 13287 

Penguin Random House Sales is currently seeking a Sales Director, National Accounts to lead the strategic direction for and oversee the National Accounts team responsible for selling all Penguin Young Readers titles to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other eBook accounts. 


In addition to overseeing the day-to-day responsibilities of four National Account Managers, the Director will work with the National Account Managers to create dynamic business plans and grow the national accounts business as well as work creatively with the team to plan and develop promotions for new and backlist titles. 


Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Establishing and advising on placement priorities for Penguin Young Readers titles.
  2. Developing and maintaining customer relationships with management level and above contacts at national accounts.
  3. Developing and executing long term programs to ensure net sales growth and efficiencies.
  4. Attending regular business reviews.
  5. Working closely and communicating with publishing and other internal departments regarding lists, schedules, and sales targets.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of sales experience in the publishing industry; including a minimum of 5 years of management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating with employees across all levels within an organization
  • Ability to set priorities and meet individual and team deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and problem solve
  • Proactive and able to adapt to changing priorities and environments
  • Experience working with children’s books is a plus
  • Experience working with Amazon is a plus

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


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.

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