Penguin Random House LLC Editorial Assistant - Putnam in New York, New York

The Putnam imprint at Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to join their team! The Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to an Executive Editor and a Senior Editor on an impressive list of award-winning adult franchise bestsellers, discovery fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Specific responsibilities include: * Evaluating manuscripts, writing reader's reports, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters. * Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy. * Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials. * Working with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of production process from finished manuscript to bound book. * Creating P&Ls and contract information sheets, collecting sales data, and providing competitive title research. * Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, booking conference rooms, filing departmental expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors. Requirements: * Prior office experience within book publishing is strongly preferred * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow up skills * Superb organizational skills and ability to multitask * Ability to take initiative and problem solve creatively * Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook 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 please include your resume and cover letter.