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Subrights Assistant, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Subrights Assistant, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group includes imprints Knopf, Doubleday, Pantheon, Schocken, Everyman’s Library, Vintage, and Anchor.  Through a tradition of over 100 years, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group publishes more Nobel, Pulitzer, and Booker Prize winners than any other group within Penguin Random House.


The Knopf Doubleday Subsidiary Rights Department seeks an assistant to support domestic and foreign rights sales. The position is an excellent opportunity to gain entry into global and domestic publishing and licensing while working with first-rate books and authors.  The ideal candidate is an avid reader and self-starter eager to support a busy money-generating department while helping to build and maintain industry relationships in the US and worldwide. With a supporting role to the entire team, this assistant will collaborate to expand the reach of Knopf Doubleday’s books and authors.


Please apply using our ATS system and include your cover letter and resume for consideration.


The Role:

  • Assist in selling Spanish translation rights throughout Spain and Latin America, with fluency in Spanish
  • Research and respond to rights queries
  • Track manuscript delivery, production schedules, UK and translation deals, and domestic rights contracts
  • Help prepare materials for international book fairs, including seasonal catalogs
  • Read submissions on request
  • Assist in preparing departmental submission letters
  • Help create international and domestic marketing materials for backlist titles
  • Be instrumental in coordinating author publicity
  • Possess a love of reading and writing
  • Retain strong administrative skills and an ability to thrive in a busy environment


The Essentials:

  • Excellent organizational skills and a talent for prioritizing tasks with a hands-on approach
  • Skill in multi-tasking and prioritizing in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently
  • Timely follow-up skills and ability to keep close attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and an avid interest and ability to learn new applications


The entry-level salary for this position is $45,000.


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: 254875

Date:  Nov 14, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing, Entry Level, Research

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