Penguin Random House LLC Random House Children's Books - Associate Editor in New York, New York

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Requisition ID: 29223

Random House Children's Books is hiring an Associate Editor to support a Senior Executive Editor whose focus is platform-driven books sourced from pop culture, celebrity platforms, and current events, in a wide age range from picture book through YA, both fiction and nonfiction. The Associate Editor will be part of a collaborative team that builds projects from the ground up, working with celebrities, journalists, athletes, digital stars, and other influencers who want to share their content and stories.

Essential Functions:


Edit and oversee production of picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels.

• Stay on top of pop culture and trends as part of brainstorming new book concepts.

• Author care: maintain correspondence with authors and agents for all titles.

• Compose all copy for titles (jacket copy, sales materials copy, catalog copy, title information sheets, Launch materials, etc.)

• Read, evaluate and respond to all manuscript submissions from agents and otherwise.

• Oversee production materials for all titles, consulting with Production group.

• Proofread circulating materials, consulting with Design and Marketing groups.

• Track reviews, publicity, sales figures, and licenses for published books.

• Organize and file contract paperwork for titles, and process check requests.


• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience

• At least 3-5 years in the Publishing Industry (preferably in Children's Books)

• A keen interest in pop culture and an eye for cultural trends both domestic and global

• Editorial experience (acquiring and overseeing titles)

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

• Ability to multi-task

• Attention to detail

• Knowledge of copyediting skills or the ability to learn copyediting skills

• Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint.