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Assistant Editor, Random House Children's Books

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 04-01-2024
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Job Description
Assistant Editor, Random House Children's Books - (Hybrid)

Do you like green eggs and ham? Have you tried knitting a thneed? Do you believe in children's books that will grow readers' hearts? Then, oh the places you'll go as the Assistant Editor on the Dr. Seuss Publishing team at Random House Children's Books!

The Assistant Editor will support the growth and development of the Dr. Seuss Publishing business by maintaining the program's extensive backlist and collaborating with the team on other editorial projects. This position will be joining a small and fast-paced team, reporting to the Executive Editor of Dr. Seuss Publishing.

As Assistant Editor, you will have the unique opportunity to build on a storied children's brand and work with Dr. Seuss's beloved characters like the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, Sam-I-Am, and more.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for overseeing and managing the 89-year old Dr. Seuss and Beginner Books backlist to keep our covers, texts, and metadata relevant to today's consumers.
• Coordinate with Editorial, Design, Inventory, Sales, and Publishing Office to submit reprint corrections, track status of corrections and approvals, monitor production schedules, write cover copy.
• Collaborate with the Digital Strategy team to maintain and update web copy and metadata, optimize search, and respond to market trends and needs.
• Edit backlist format conversions and new omnibus editions for both Dr. Seuss books and Beginner Books, including preparing cover memos and title information sheets; presenting at seasonal meetings; and writing cover copy and web copy.
• Support frontlist editorial projects as needed, such as proprietary titles and other new books.
• Assist with special research projects, including market analyses, category studies, and running sales reports.
• Manage external communication with partners, estates, and other key stakeholders.
• Organize recurring approval meetings, including manage agendas, distribute materials, take notes, and oversee internal tracking system.
• Provide admin support for the Dr. Seuss Publishing team, including creating PowerPoints for seasonal launch meetings and quarterly business reviews, ordering contractual copies for licensors and creators, tracking deadlines, organizing meetings, and support on paperwork for frontlist titles.

Requirements:
• At least 2 years in trade book publishing. Experience in Managing Editorial or Publishing Operations is a plus.
• Strong interest in brand building
• Exceptional attention to detail, strong ability to prioritize, and deadline driven
• Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with the ability to multitask 
• Strong communication skills, both verbal & written  
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 
• Experience in children's publishing and/or licensed publishing preferred
• Spanish-language is a plus

The salary for this position is $53,000. 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8ne76-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $53,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

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.