Editorial Assistant, Dutton

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time

The Editorial Assistant assists the Editor in Chief and senior editor with general administrative support and manages all aspects of the acquisition to finished book process. Dutton is a boutique imprint that publishes both fiction and nonfiction bestselling authors including Mark Adams, Drew Barrymore, Sean Carroll,  Abi Dare, Fiona Davis, Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, Jonathan Karl, Jason Mott, Nick Offerman, Riley Sager, Adriana Trigiani, Jonathan Tropper, Jeff Tweedy, Carl Zimmer, and others.


* Provides administrative support, including completing expense reports, scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, and maintaining an organized digital filing system.
* Evaluates a broad range of fiction and nonfiction submissions and drafts rejections.
* Tracks contracts, payments, and transmits and tracks manuscripts. Coordinates with the production team to keep books on schedule.
* Drafts promotional copy for all projects including title information sheets, flap copy, and online descriptive copy.
* Prepares material for sales, marketing, and art meetings.
* Anticipates deadlines and due dates.
* Fields questions from authors and agents.
* Requests author photos and prepares photo insert logs.
* Edits manuscripts for and in conjunction with supervisor.
* Maintains imprint-wide logs.


* Strong organization, attention to detail, and follow-up skills
* Proven ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and multi-task
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
* Willingness to ask questions and eagerness to learn

* Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Chicago Manual of Style
* A deep love of reading and strong curiosity and drive preferred

* One year of office experience preferred

Salary for this position is $45,000.

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