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Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Status: Open Position

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 13643 


We are seeking a Sales Manager to join our sales team based in Westminster.  This position will be responsible for selling Knopf/Doubleday adult imprints and select client publisher adult titles and imprints to new and existing accounts within an assigned territory.


Specifically, the Sales Manager will:

  1. Conduct outreach to accounts to sell frontlist titles on a seasonal basis and actively solicit reorders.
  2. Maintain knowledge of account base and address customer needs.
  3. Provide information to accounts regarding terms, publicity & marketing plans, policies & promotions based on account location and customer base.
  4. Work closely with booksellers to develop the most effective marketing methods and promotions based on account location and customer base.
  5. Communicate with the Sales Director, the publishers, and internal sales teams, and coordinate with Penguin Random House sales counterparts to maximize growth.


Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience; retail bookstore experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and passion for books
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including follow-up
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Works well independently and in a team setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to travel periodically to trade shows, conferences, and accounts as needed





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 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

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