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Editorial Assistant, PutnamPenguin Random House LLC - New York, NY
posted 30+ days ago

The Putnam imprint at Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team! The Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to an Executive Editor on an impressive list of award-winning adult franchise bestsellers, commercial fiction, and narrative nonfiction.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters
  • Reading contracted manuscripts alongside the editor and offering critiques on both macro and micro levels
  • Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy
  • Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials
  • Working with authors, publishers, agents, the promotional departments, 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 departmental expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors


  • Interest in commercial publishing
  • Prior office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow-up skills
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve creatively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with the tools of remote work (Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom, etc.)

Salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

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: 168568

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