Brand Assistant, Penguin Young Readers

New York
Jul 09, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Penguin Random House LLC is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Brand Department at Penguin Young Readers seeks a departmental assistant to support the VP, Director, and Manager with brand and licensing.

Responsibilities include:

_ Keeping calendars (including appointments, meetings, lunches, dinners, events)
_ Providing administrative support: tracking invitations & charitable requests, ordering supplies, sending & receiving packages, photocopying, submitting travel and expense reports
_ Coordinating internal meetings with agents/authors/artists, managing hospitality needs
_ Taking meeting notes and distributing accordingly
_ Creating and maintaining brand profiles, updating quarterly brand reports and distributing accordingly
_ Tracking and maintaining monthly POS report, updating and distributing recap
_ Gathering data from appropriate groups and running reports for business reviews; converting data to charts, graphs, visuals, and creating business review in PowerPoint and InDesign
_ Researching partnership opportunities and maintaining database
_ Supporting brand and category analysis with regular running of reports, maintaining master databases, tracking competitive titles, researching using internal tools
_ Managing licensing approval process, royalties tracking, licensing brand profiles, and insuring invoicing is routed, tracked, and paid
_ Providing support in creation of licensing style guides

Our requirements
The ideal candidate possesses:
_A 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
_Prior office/administrative experience
_Excellent organizational skills
_Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
_Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
_Exceptional phone manner and sound judgment
_Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
_Skill with numbers / financials
_Publishing experience preferred
_Knowledge of In Design preferred

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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