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Metadata Assistant, Rhcb

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 07-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Metadata Assistant, RHCB (Open to Remote)

Are you passionate about children's books and interested in gaining experience in the publishing industry? Random House Children's Books is seeking a Metadata Assistant to join the publishing team to identify opportunities and develop strategies to increase the visibility of our titles online. This position offers a unique perspective on the ins and outs of children's publishing, as well big-picture insights into the publishing industry overall. The role is ideal for a self-starter who is extremely organized, loves to learn new things, and excels at multi-tasking in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:
• Quality check and troubleshoot issues for new and existing retailer product pages for all titles
• Maintain and optimize online retailer book descriptive copy and post book review quotes
• Work with Metadata Manager to track trending search terms and incorporate learnings into effective campaign messaging in online retailer copy
• Utilize in-house reporting tools to optimize book descriptive copy and all related metadata categories
• Project manage, brainstorm ideas, and upload files for online marketing retailer assets
• Maintain a digital archive of all retailer assets and interior book spreads for sales teams
• Review our catalogue to identify missing metadata fields; working with editorial teams to ensure all titles are optimized
• Serve as a point of contact between Publishing, Editorial, and Corporate teams on all issues related to retailer sites
• Pull data reports and create presentations for competitive research initiatives, online retailer book descriptive copy best practices, and metadata reviews
• Provide support for the Senior Manager of PubOps & Metadata Optimization and manage adhoc projects and daily tasks as needed

• An ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, energetic, and a team player
• Eagerness to learn and the ability to adapt to new processes and systems
• Ability to work independently, creatively, and meet deadlines
• Proactive with a strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• A data-driven mindset to solve problems and look for process improvements
• Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is a plus, but not required
• College degree or relevant work experience required
• Strong interest in children's books, young adult publishing is a plus

We are excited about creating books that kids love and see themselves in! If you love children's and young adult books and are an energetic self-starter with strong communication skills, a flair for organizing, and an eagerness to be part of a dynamic team, come join us in making books that turn kids into lifelong readers!

Entry-level salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.

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-roj6q6-3-238-199-4-42 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.