Editorial Assistant, Clarkson Potter

Posted: 7/18/2019 | Expires: 8/17/2019

Location: New York, NY, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Publishing / Books
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Editorial Assistant, Clarkson Potter

We are seeking an Editorial Assistant to join our team.  This position provides an opportunity to assist the Editorial Director, Executive Editor, and a Senior Editor in the Clarkson Potter Editorial Department.

Clarkson Potter is the only dedicated lifestyle group within Penguin Random House. Founded in 1959, we are home to a community of award-winning and bestselling chefs, cooks, designers, artists, and writers—visionaries who seek to entertain, engage, and teach. Our diverse list is at once commercial and literary and includes cookbooks, illustrated gift books, and a growing line of paper products, such as journals, postcards, stationery, and games. 

We are looking for a detail-oriented self-starter who is invested in learning about the publishing industry, and can offer all-around project support for two editors and administrative support for a third editor. This position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and different departments within the Random House Publishing Group.

The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
• Evaluating proposals and manuscripts 
• Researching trends and competition, including comps
• Communicating with authors and agents
• Writing flap copy and fact sheets
• Running sales reports
• Collaborating with all in-house departments (publicity, marketing, sales, production, design, etc.)
• Coordinating the editorial and production process 
• Providing administrative support, including scheduling, copying, filing, etc.
• Strong interest in cooking and food trends
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage a calendar
• Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
• Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and kindly include your resume and cover letter.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, 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. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

Our dedicated team of publishing professionals is committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide.

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