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Senior Editor, Ten Speed Press (Open to Remote)

Ten Speed Press is seeking a Senior Editor to join our team. This position will play an essential role in the illustrated nonfiction imprint, acquiring and editing 10 to 12 books a year—primarily lifestyle, wellness, and cookbooks. The Senior Editor will work in collaboration and in regular communication with our design, production, marketing, and publicity teams, bringing our titles to market quickly and brilliantly.


Ten Speed Press is an imprint of Crown, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, the world's largest general trade book publisher. Based in Emeryville, California, Ten Speed produces high-quality, beautifully illustrated books covering food and drink, popular culture, wellness, graphic art and novels, art instruction and design, photography, gardening, home interiors, gift, lifestyle advice, career development, and writing.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Generate new book ideas based on talent, market trends, and opportunity; prospect and develop new authors and collaborators
  • Evaluate book proposals and research the efficacy, opportunity, distinctiveness, and risk of potential acquisitions, including running P&Ls, pulling competitive titles, and creating title sheets
  • Develop and nurture relationships with agents, including contract negotiations 
  • Engage and partner with authors to fully realize their vision, collaborating throughout the acquisition and production processes with them as well as with designers, art directors, and production teams
  • Communicate complex production schedules, working with various stakeholders to problem solve in creative ways
  • Collaborate with designers, art directors, and production teams, as well as with sales, publicity, and marketing teams, to publish and position books as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Represent the publisher, design, and production teams when working with the author, and represent the author when working with our publisher, design, and production teams


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

  • Editorial experience working on complex, full-color books or other content-rich media spaces that integrate text and visuals
  • Strong understanding of culinary processes and methods (direct experience in recipe writing and editing is a must)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with popular and emerging social media platforms
  • In-depth understanding of the intricacies of the acquiring process, and a strong record of acquisitions or editorial assignments
  • Direct experience taking multiple concurrent projects from conception to completion
  • Strong record of meeting deadlines with effective organization and prioritization skills
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity in handling delicate conversations with multiple parties within a collaborative environment
  • Extensive team coordination experience (including designers, photographers, and writer-author collaborations)


The salary range for this position is $72,000-$78,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 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 job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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: 260526

Date:  May 22, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Media Publishing, Graphic Design, Culinary, Publishing, Creative, Hospitality

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