Share this Job

Date: Feb 17, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 12462 

The Special Markets department is looking for a Manager to sell titles across Penguin Random House to several national accounts in the specialty area. In this role, the individual will maintain regular contact with accounts, actively respond to customer needs, and develop new business. This is the perfect position for someone looking to advance his or her sales skills, develop product and market knowledge, collaborate with members of a dynamic sales department, and work with a wide variety of book titles.  


This position will be located in our 375 Hudson Street office.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with key customers.
  2. Maximizing sales growth within the established account base by acquiring and renewing orders.
  3. Actively pursuing new business opportunities and wholesale accounts to further Penguin Random House dispersion into the marketplace.
  4. Creating, implementing, and maintaining account plan strategy for each account and modifying strategy based on sales trends and needs.
  5. Communicating with management regarding account activities (i.e. reorders, account strategy).
  6. Preparing monthly sales reports.
  7. Positioning relevant frontlist and backlist titles within account base.
  8. Developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of competitor, consumer, and industry trends.
  9. Staying up-to-date on new titles and other general information for customers.
  10. Communicating with key account contacts on all matters pertaining to buying, distributing, and marketing.
  11. Analyzing sales data as it relates to budgets and creating strategies to maximize sales within those budgets.
  12. Attending trade shows as needed.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years prior selling experience, experience within publishing a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently
  • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year via plane, train, or car
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application process. 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.

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

Job Segment: Publishing Sales, Manager, Sales Management, Sales, Management, Retail

Find Global Jobs: