Pre-Production Associate - Audio, LA

Pre-Production Associate



Penguin Random House is looking for a Pre-Production Associate to join our audio division team, made up of 60 members, and directly reports to the Director of Studio Production. The Pre-Production Associate will schedule actors, book recording studios, and collaborate with audio Producers. This opening is a great opportunity to learn more about audiobook production and the ins and outs of the publishing industry.





  • Collaborate with Producers, recording studios, narrators, directors, and authors to ensure timely communication about schedules for audiobook production.
  • Communicate narrator/talent and director offers as designated by Executive Producers.
  • Develop relationships with recording studios and agents as dictated by recording location and preference.
  • Create and disseminate recording schedules to narrator/talent, agents, freelancers, and recording studios.
  • Adjust and amend recording schedules as unexpected changes arise within the scheduling deadlines, and communicate changes to post production, and other departments as needed.
  • Track and distribute recording manuscripts.
  • Provides administrative support to department as needed, including managing documents and files, editing pdfs, preparing materials, and delivering scripts.




  • Minimum of one year of office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at a time
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite




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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: Woodland Hills 

Postal Code: 91367 

Job ID: 127884

127884Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Mar 26, 2021

Woodland Hills, CA, US, 91367

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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