Full Time Job

Publishing Manager, Driven

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 03-06-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Publishing Manager, Driven (Open to Remote)

Penguin Random House, the leading Publishing house globally, is on a mission to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. As a result of some of the incredible growth and entrepreneurialism of the last couple of years, we're excited to hire for our imprint, Driven.

Working within our proprietary Sales team as a Publishing Manager, you'll oversee an account-driven adult/children's custom publishing initiative. In this unique role, you will work closely with sales to ideate, develop, and publish new titles. Working with, and reporting into, the proprietary sales Director, you'll oversee editorial development, managing editorial, project management, and design as you navigate numerous and varied titles alongside a devoted production team.

This is a role where you'll need to wear multiple hats, having the ability to edit various projects at once, to a keen eye for keeping projects on schedule, and building and maintaining relationships while also prioritizing and analyzing market trends in equal measure. If you're inquisitive, can spot an opportunity to fill a gap in the market, love organizing and managing complex schedules, editing exciting concepts, and enjoys both analyzing current trends and particularly acting on them, this is the ideal role for you!

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to:
• Overseeing the design of the book project including the selection of the cover and interior layout, as well as editing content during each stage of the book creation process
• Reviewing in-house and account project feedback and articulating those notes thoughtfully with the book packagers
• Partner with book packagers to negotiate contracts, project budgets, and schedules and oversee editorial development and project schedule milestones
• Implement managing editorial and scheduling responsibilities for titles
• Concept development and ideation for 12-15 new titles per year plus managing a growing backlist
• Analyze sales history, research comp titles, and identify trends and publishing opportunities to complement our current lists
• Design direct projects with sales channel feedback, ensuring all parties are kept up to date
• Establish, build, and maintain relationships across all sales channels as well as with book packagers
• Expand external partner relationships to ensure timely completion of projects and the ability to handle any difficulties as they arise

We'd love to see that you have:
• Minimum 5 years publishing experience, or equivalent industry where you're engaging with Sales, Editorial, Publishing, Managing Editorial or other related
• An ability to demonstrate that you're a creative thinker with a keen understanding of the publishing marketplace and accounts
• Examples of where you generated new custom ideas and concepts with a focus on sales, especially taking an idea from inception to the finish line
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, predominantly PowerPoint and Excel, as you'll want to showcase your analytical and sales skills
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a fast-paced team

As the newest Publishing Manager at Driven, not only will you have an opportunity to join a globally recognized business, in an industry that's experienced some incredible growth, but you'll be working within a successful team that's going from strength to strength. To be considered, apply now and showcase how you'll shape the way for PRH!

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$73,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please submit a cover letter with your resume.

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-g6ynx9-3-234-244-181-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $73,000 Per Year ($ 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.