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Date: Nov 15, 2017

Location: new york, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 13078 

Director, Marketing


The Knopf Doubleday Group seeks a creative and dynamic individual to join as their Director of Marketing for the Knopf, Pantheon & Schocken imprints, reporting to and working in partnership with the SVP, Associate Publisher. 


This key role is a unique and rare opportunity to help shape the strategy for one of the most highly regarded lists in the industry, a list that includes Michael Ondaatje, Haruki Murakami, Toni Morrison, Alex Ross, Camille Paglia, Carl Hiaasen, Jo Nesbo, Cheryl Strayed, Larry Wright, Edwidge Danticat, Chimamanda Adiche, Orhan Pamuk, Joan Didion, Kazuo Ishiguro, Cormac McCarthy, Karen Russell, Nathan Englander, Anne Tyler, Jhumpa Lahiri, Richard Russo, Patti Smith, Alice Munro, Jane Smiley, Dave Eggers, Yaa Gyasi, Chris Ware, Sheryl Sandberg, among many many others.


Our goal: finding the largest possible readership through innovative retail and consumer-facing marketing campaigns.


You are:

  • A voracious and passionate reader
  • A practical, working title marketer who makes use of all of the tools available, and also brings new ideas and opportunities to the table
  • Creatively driven, plugged into the retail and consumer marketplace, with a commitment to actively court both new and established readers
  • Strongly focused on broadening the reach of each title, searching for and creating new avenues and venues to use to market our list.
  • A leader who encourages experimentation, while at the same time upholds the goals, excellence and elegance that are the hallmarks of our organization
  • A collaborator, working with publicity, editorial, sales, among others, to ensure maximum outreach for each of our books
  • Able to effectively and clearly communicate marketing strategy and vision to stakeholders (editors, authors, agents, readers) and team.
  • A colleague who builds highly effective relationships, throughout the organization
  • A mentor, and role model, both encouraging and challenging staff
  • A manager, taking care to shepherd titles, staff, promotional budgets and plans
  • Financially savvy, able to make a budget bend, stretch and contract


Additional requirements:

  • Advanced communication skills
  • Killer organizational & prioritization skills
  • An understanding of the Knopf, Pantheon & Schocken imprints and their aesthetics
  • Professionalism, diplomacy, and a sense of humor a must


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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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