Penguin Random House LLC Editor/Sr Editor - Penguin in New York, New York

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Requisition ID: 23386

Penguin has an opening for an Editor/Senior Editor to acquire and edit fiction.

Specifically, the Editor/Senior Editor:

• Solicits, acquires and edits books for publication.

• Develops agent relationships; negotiates contracts; runs P&L; writes copy and TI's; and handles all line and conceptual editing for titles.

• Works with publicity and marketing to help publish and promote titles both in bookstores, and in the media.

• Positions acquired books for sales by presenting titles at launch meetings.

• Liaises with authors and agents in all phases of the process, from acquisition to publish date.


• Minimum 4 years of acquisition/editing experience at a trade publisher

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate with authors and agents

• Ability to describe acquired books in an engaging manner

• Strong ability to juggle multiple tasks

• Strong attention to detail

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook