Editor/Senior Editor, Philomel Books - PYRG

Date: Sep 26, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20371 

Editor/Senior Editor, Philomel Books - PYRG


Philomel Books is looking for a Editor/Senior Editor to join their team. The Senior Editor will discover, develop and edit 9-12 books a year with a focus on fantasy and action/adventure books for MG and YA readers.


Essential Functions Responsibilities:

  • Discovers, develops, and edits 9-12 book projects per year, with a focus on fantasy and action/adventure for a middle grade and YA audience and occasional picture book projects as well. Ability to edit sports fiction and non-fiction a plus.
  • Works with high-profile authors who have on-going series and franchises and acts as in-house point person for authors’ front-list and back-list titles.
  • Develops, nurtures, and maintains new and ongoing relationships with authors, artists, agents, and industry professionals.
  • Co-supervises an assistant editor.
  • Occasionally attends weekend conferences (including national librarian or teachers’ conventions), accompanies authors to various functions, and represents the imprint at industry events.



  • At least 7-10 years of children’s book editing and acquisition experience
  • Proven commercial children’s book successes
  • Excellent writing and copywriting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Works well as part of a larger team
  • Has established industry contacts
  • Ability to travel via airplane, train and/or automobile
  • PC fluency (Microsoft Word required; PowerPoint and Excel recommended)



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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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