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Assistant Editor

Job Details

Hiring Organization Penguin Random House
Post Name Assistant Editor
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 4000 To USD 5000 Per Month
Location New York City, New York, United States 10019

Assistant Editor – Penguin Workshop  

Penguin Workshop is looking for an assistant editor with a passion for pop culture and commercial, design-forward publishing to work with the Senior Editor and Editorial Director across a range of fiction and non-fiction formats including graphic novels, picture books, board books, and illustrated novels.

In addition to book editing, this is a support role encompassing the entire publishing process from conception through to publication and beyond. At Penguin Workshop, our mission is to make unique and exciting books for every kind of reader, from birth through early teen.


  • Edits approximately 10-15 titles per year
  • Evaluates manuscripts and book proposals
  • Manages relationships with agents and authors
  • Provides administrative and creative support for the Senior Editor  
  • Works with Editorial Director and Senior Editor to develop original publishing ideas
  • Tracks industry trends in pop culture, publishing, and the children’s retail market, to create commercial books
  • Works with Finance and Contracts departments to create P&Ls
  • Writes front and back cover copy as well as an online copy
  • Liaises with production, design, and managing editorial departments


  • 1-2 years of experience in children’s books
  • A graphic novel experience is highly recommended
  • Established agent and author relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and track several projects simultaneously through to the end
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing and copywriting skills

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 includes, but is not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, and 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. 

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.  

Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, and Penguin Books.

Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  

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