|Publication or Company
Penguin Group (USA)
||401K/403B, Dental, Health
||New York, NY
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of 3 years publishing, licensing, branding or related experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills, project management & follow-up skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong interest in children's publishing and brand development
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Heather Brewer, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, Brian Jacques, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Jacqueline Woodson, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Llama Llama, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group (USA the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.
Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
|About Our Company
Penguin’s Young Readers division is seeking a Brand Manager to help build and expand the vision for many of its core brand franchises. This is both a creative and analytical position where building strategy for a wide variety of character and series brands is critical.
Specifically the Brand Manager:
1. Generates creative idea and builds strategy for character and series brands
2. Develops and maintains brand profiles
3. Updates the publishing, marketing/publicity, and sales divisions with quarterly review of sales trends for each brand
4. Provides analysis and reporting in support of strategic planning for brands; includes determining effects of publishing, merchandise, special sales on a brand’s development and sales trends
5. Establishes key insights & benchmarks for brands
6. Develops and executes strategy with publisher/author/artist/brand director, exercising rights to licensing merchandise and media
7. Understands and maximizes licensing effectiveness & profitability for brand
8. Supports Brand Director in pursuit of key partners for the Young Readers group, maximizing social impact & relevancy in marketplace