Subsidiary Rights Assistant

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2019

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 29041 

The Subsidiary Rights Department at Penguin Random House is seeking an Assistant to support the Director of Subsidiary Rights and the Associate Director of subsidiary Rights. The individual will work collaboratively to assist in the licensing and promotion of titles to various outlets including foreign publishers, book clubs, and large print and audio publishers. This position works with titles for the Avery, Berkley, Putnam, and Portfolio imprints and is an excellent opportunity to gain entry into the field of international licensing and publishing.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Assisting the Senior Vice President with book club rights and the Director and Associate Director with both foreign and domestic rights.
  2. Drafting pitch letters of upcoming titles for potential licensees and international co-agents.
  3. Creating deal sheets and monthly deal sheet summaries.
  4. Building and maintaining rights lists for upcoming titles.
  5. Organizing materials in preparation for annual book fairs, including London, Frankfurt, and BookExpo America.
  6. Managing and executing book mailings.
  7. Coordinating art, editorial and publicity requests from domestic and international publishers.
  8. Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, scheduling, filing, faxing, photocopying, maintaining office supplies, etc.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Prior office experience a plus
  • Ability to multitask & prioritize in a deadline driven environment
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.


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.


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