Full Time Job

Publishing Assistant, Pantheon Books

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 08-15-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Publishing Assistant, Pantheon Books

Pantheon Books seeks a Publishing Assistant to join its team. The assistant's role would be to provide administrative support to Pantheon's SVP, Publisher, and the Pantheon department heads on publishing 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.

Reporting directly to the Publisher for Pantheon and Schocken, the Publishing Assistant will be able to efficiently and thoughtfully manage a diverse set of administrative and publishing responsibilities, including all-around project support for the Publisher; ad-hoc support for the heads of Editorial, Marketing, and Publicity; and self-led project management for a variety of seasonal and title-specific publishing projects. This position will also act as a liaison between authors, agents, and 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 and will have an interest in publishing across a wide range of projects, from non-fiction to fiction to graphic novels.

Please apply using our ATS system and include your cover letter and resume to be considered.

The Role:
• Create and maintain consistent and efficient publishing processes and schedules across departments and functions
• Review, compile, and distribute key materials in preparation for meetings, including seasonal sales meetings
• Communicate material deadlines to editors and track fulfillment of outstanding requests
• Support the imprint editorial assistants with materials for seasonal launch meetings
• Track production deadlines with Managing Editorial and Editorial teams
• Scheduling, project management, and general support for managers.
• Providing general support for the publisher, including scheduling, answering phones, taking messages, booking conference rooms, catalog expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, managing projects, and fielding questions from authors
• Assist in ad-hoc projects as needed for other teams, including research, mailings, data entry, copywriting, and more

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
• A team player with the ability to build internal & external relationships with departments, authors, and stakeholders
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Ability to take initiative and problem-solve creatively
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 242601


Sep 13, 2022


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4zn4q-44-210-237-158-42 in your application.

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.