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Editorial Assistant, Pantheon BooksPenguin Random House LLC - New York, NY
posted 26 days ago

Editorial Assistant, Pantheon Books

Pantheon Books is seeking an editorial assistant to join its team. The assistant's role would be to provide administrative and editorial support to Pantheon’s SVP, Publisher and Senior Editor on an impressive list of books in fiction, nonfiction, and graphics.

Pantheon was founded in 1942 by Helen and Kurt Wolff, and began by publishing literature in translation. In the post-war decades, Pantheon emerged as the premiere home to major works of cultural commentary by such authors as Studs Terkel, Marguerite Duras and Simone de Beauvoir. Today its star-studded roster of award-winning authors include Wole Soyinka, James Gleick, Margo Jefferson, Ha Jin, Ali Smith, Alexander McCall Smith, Heather Ann Thompson, Charles Yu, Marjane Satrapi and Art Spiegelman.

Daily responsibilities include all-around project support for the publisher and senior editor, proposal/manuscript reading, drafting cover copy, brainstorming creative publishing approaches and supporting authors/books through the entire publication process. This position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and different departments within the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

We are looking for a detail-oriented, meticulous self-starter who is invested in learning about the publishing industry and being part of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a diverse set of responsibilities efficiently and effectively.

The Role:

  • Evaluating manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters
  • Scheduling, project management and general support for managers.
  • Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy for in-house and out-of-house promotional use
  • Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials
  • Liaising with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of the production process from finished manuscript to bound book
  • Creating P&Ls and contract information sheets, collecting sales data, and providing competitive title research
  • Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, booking conference rooms, filing expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors

The Essentials:

  • Exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritize, and strong follow up skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
  • Ability to take initiative and problem-solve creatively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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.

Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 169166

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