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Penguin Random House LLC Publishing Assistant - (Tri-state area) in New York, New York

Viking Children’s Books is currently seeking a Publishing Assistant to provide administrative support to the editorial team. This role reports to the Publisher and Associate Publishing Director, all while coordinating with various departments in the division, agents, authors, and illustrators. In doing so, you’ll need to be comfortable with a rapidly changing agenda and your ability to prioritize and maintain attention to detail will be key.

Viking Children’s Books was founded in 1933 as a department of the prestigious Viking Press. Throughout Viking’s history, it has been known for innovation as well as for a dedication to quality that has created the rich backlist the house enjoys. The current Viking list is known for such classic characters as Madeline, Corduroy, Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Llama Llama, and Angelina Ballerina, as well as The Last Kids on Earth series and the work of presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman.


• Provide daily administrative and clerical support to the Publisher, Associate Director of Publishing, and editorial team.

• Tasks include calendar management, filing and mailings, working across a variety of proprietary online systems, scheduling meetings and calls, and booking travel.

• Act as the liaison with other departments and in communicating key information to the editors in the Viking Children’s imprint.

• Share requested materials and print materials for meetings and more.

• Assist with author and illustrator management, including literary agents.

• Communicate with Publicity, Marketing, Sales, and all other key team members within Penguin Young Readers.

• Assist with P&Ls, production estimates, title information sheets, invoices, metadata, contract requests, book orders, library of congress data, and other administrative tasks.

• Assist with and manage departmental launch presentations and digital decks.

• Maintain departmental contact information, website information, and social media.

• Maintain departmental grid of publishing seasons and schedules.

• Submit books for awards and announcements.

• Facilitate occasional editorial tasks, like drafting descriptive text about our books, cover copy, and researching competitor titles across various platforms and current trends. 


• Prior administrative support experience required.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

• Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills and an evidenced ability to manage communication and workflow in a proactive manner.

• Proven ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-driven environment, with strong attention to detail and great problem-solving skills.

• Appreciation for children’s books and diverse voices in the marketplace.

The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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: New York City: New York Postal Code: 10019 Job ID: 268172