(Associate) Project Manager - Proprietary Sales

Posted: 10/25/2019 | Expires: 11/24/2019

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

We have an exciting and unique opportunity available as an (Associate) Project Manager working within our Proprietary Sales division.  This position will be responsible for leading the development, design and tracking of approximately 150-200 custom-print book projects per year across all Penguin Random House adult imprints.  

The (Associate) Project Manager plays a hands-on role in all sales, editorial, production, manufacturing, and design activities involved in the custom-book publishing process and will have the opportunity to interact with all internal departments.

Specific responsibilities include:
* Leading the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of new projects, revisions, and reprints, from the initial concept through bound book stage and product release.
* Working with a variety of internal departments (i.e. Legal, Contracts, Rights, Operations, Customer Service) and Publishers throughout the process.
* Hiring and art directing freelancers to ensure that new design components are completed on schedule, within budget, and handled thoroughly and accurately to print standards.
* Coordinating sales logistics & analysis, including the creation of presentations.
* Coordinating communications to ensure that Publishing, Sales, Production, Billing departments and accounts are provided with timely information.
* Creating/reconciling monthly billing reports.

* Minimum of 3 years adult or children’s publishing experience; minimum of 5 years of experience to be considered at the Manager level
* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with others
* Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a focus on process
* Highly proactive with strong problem solving skills
* Proven ability to drive results and accountability in a cross functional and fast paced environment
* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is necessary
* Prior project management, managing editorial, design and/or production experience is a plus
* Experience with SAP, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop is a plus

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.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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