Senior Editor - Penguin Workshop

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2019

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 29243 

Penguin Workshop is looking for a Senior Editor to develop and oversee publishing programs for our in-house brands and licensed publishing portfolio across Penguin Workshop, Grosset & Dunlap, and Penguin Young Readers Licenses imprints. Penguin Workshop brands and licensed titles range from Little Engine That Could and Mister Men Little Miss to Fingerlings and Hatchimals.


The Senior Editor:

  • Has knowledge of and appreciation for pop-culture, trends, and children’s brands across a variety of media
  • Creates and edits publishing programs around in-house brands and licenses 
  • Monitors industry trends in publishing as well as the children’s retail market to create innovative book formats
  • Develops, nurtures, and maintains relationships with licensors, authors, agents, and literary estates
  • Works with licensing department to identify and acquire new licensed properties
  • Creates P&Ls and negotiates contract terms
  • Liaises with production, design, and managing editorial departments; as well as sales, marketing and publicity
  • Co-supervise an editorial assistant


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • At least 6 years of children’s book editing experience with a focus on brands and licensing
  • Proven children’s books successes
  • Excellent writing and copywriting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Has established contacts in the industry
  • Proven experience working with book titles from original concept to bound book
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to travel via airplane, train and/or automobile
  • PC fluency (Microsoft Word required; PowerPoint and Excel recommended)



Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opportunity.


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


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