Penguin Young Readers - Publishing Director

Posted: 1/18/2019 | Expires: 2/8/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Planning & Strategy
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 
Requisition ID: 29650 

Publishing Director, Preschool
Penguin Young Readers is looking for a Publishing Director for their emerging preschool line of books.  This position will report to the Publisher of Penguin Workshop and be responsible for creating 20-30 books for the preschool category in a variety of formats.  These titles will range from inspirational, to seasonal, to innovative.  And the category range should include board books, original character 8x8s, as well as high-end novelty/gift.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
* Acquiring, editing, and working closely with a dedicated Preschool art director to create this line of books.
* Liaising with sales and marketing to ensure the program is distributed widely—from mass accounts to niche markets.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:
* A true love of children’s books.
* An understanding of the current marketplace and the breakneck speed at which it is evolving.
* A vision for a program of this caliber, with connections and the capacity to execute this vision.  It will rest on the Publishing Director’s shoulders to make this program smart, captivating, innovative, and fresh.

Preferred Requirements:
* A degree in early childhood development or similar experience.
* Strong collaborator, as this position will be working in tandem with art and design.
* 7+ years experience in children’s publishing.
* Prior experience working in a preschool space.

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