Managing Editorial Assistant - Penguin Workshop

Penguin Random House LLC - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.1

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Requisition ID: 19214

The Managing Editorial Assistant handles title setup and data maintenance for approximately 200 books per year. This position also routes materials among multiple departments and assists the Executive Managing Editor and Associate Managing Editor. S/he will learn about children's publishing and the overall production process while working in PGI's largest children's imprint.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Sets up and maintains titles in SAP database and departmental production notes.
Checks all eBook files for quality control.
Orders and distributes sales materials and advance copies.
Maintains reprint errata file, coordinates reprint corrections with production and design, and approves titles for reprint.
Routes and tracks materials among various departments (i.e., editorial, art, production, marketing).
Keeps department's bookroom in order and orders replacement copies as needed.
Provides general administrative support to Executive Managing Editor and Associate Managing Editor and department.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
Minimum of 6 months of prior office experience
Interest in publishing; children's publishing a plus
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to learn quickly and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel

The salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.

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

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