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Managing Editorial Assistant

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 07-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Managing Editorial Assistant- Penguin Young Readers

Penguin Young Readers is seeking a Managing Editorial Assistant to provide support to the Managing Editorial staff in our trade division. The right candidate will be detail-oriented, eager to learn all aspects of the bookmaking process, and willing to work in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Penguin Young Readers publishes a comprehensive list of award-winning authors, favorite children's book characters and licensed properties, in a variety of children's book formats, including picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

Position Summary
• Providing general administrative support to the Managing Editorial department, including setting up meetings, providing title and meeting reports, calendar maintenance, etc.
• Setting up and maintaining title metadata and schedules in SAP and FileMaker Pro.
• Disseminating up-to-date information regarding production schedules, on-sale dates, and prices, etc.
• Pulling production and various reports as needed for department meetings.
• Coordinating reprint corrections
• Creating barcodes
• Reviewing eBooks for quality control
• Reviewing contract status and royalty rates
• Downloading and collating files for levelling submission, digital sales materials, and various divisional needs/requests
• Attending weekly production meetings with the Editorial, Copyediting, Design, and Production departments.

With this in mind, to be successful in this role we feel that you'll need to have:
• Excellent communication skills, including a strong ability to interact with employees across various departments
• Superb organizational and time management skills
• Outstanding ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus
• No publishing experience required

Salary for this position is $45,000. 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0wj68-3-238-204-31-42 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.