Jobs of the Week: Penguin Random House, Kumon Publishing, and Interval International




Penguin Random House

prh-logo-bigTitle: Sales Associate (Penguin Random House Children’s Books)

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Random House Children’s Books Sales team is currently seeking a Sales Associate to provide administrative support to the VP, Sales Director and a Regional Sales Manager. This person will also have the opportunity to sell new and backlist titles to two wholesale accounts, and work with accounts on co-op advertising and marketing. This position is based in our 1745 Broadway, New York City office.

The Sales Associate will also:
1. Run sales reports, track sales trends, and analyze sales trends.
2. Create weekly and monthly reports for sales reps and accounts.
3. Assist reps with account presentation preparations.
4. Create buy reports which also include sales analysis.
5. Prepare seasonal sell sheets and coordinate rep and account mailings.
6. Attend and take notes at weekly and monthly sales meetings.
7. Work closely with marketing and publicity departments.
8. Work on other projects as needed.

– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Minimum of 1 year prior sales experience; publishing sales/book retail experience preferred
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to work independently and in a team setting
– Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
– Ability to travel up to 10% of the time via plane, train, and/or car
– Knowledge of SAP, Edelweiss, and Treeline a plus

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.


Kumon Publishing

220x90xnew-logo.png.pagespeed.ic.Dl_BuyMPA4Title: Editor

Location: Teaneck, New Jersey

Seeking Editor with experience in the educational market to help research, develop and create innovative educational workbooks for children. Duties include market research, new title planning, project management, and all aspects of the editorial process.

The Editor will report to an Editorial Director based overseas, and collaborate with a small US-based sales and marketing staff. Specific functions include; research market trends and competitors; create proposals for new titles; test title concepts through market research; collaborate with overseas editors, designers and production staff to execute projects; maintain project schedules and deadlines; communicate with customers regarding content queries; plan and create biannual catalogs; update website; create sales and marketing materials; manage digital cover and content files; support sales and marketing staff; represent company at educational symposiums, trade shows and educational publishing associations.

Prior editorial experience, specifically in children’s education; superior editorial and writing skills; excellent organization and project management skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with overseas colleagues; ability to work with digital files; willingness to learn our specific educational philosophy and work under the supervision of an overseas editor; flexibility and enthusiasm; experience with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel; familiarity with PDF and InDesign a plus. Overseas travel 2 to 4 times a year required.

For the right candidate, this position offers the potential for steady growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Our office is a short commute from NYC.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.


Interval International

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.03.01 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: South Miami, FL

Miami-based travel-related company seeks an editorial assistant to proofread, fact-check, coordinate projects, and write. The scope of work includes marketing materials, print and digital magazines, an annual directory, websites, and email newsletters.

Benefits & Compensation:
We are committed to offering competitive pay and benefits to our employees. We conduct regular compensation reviews to ensure that our employees continue to earn a fair and equitable compensation package relative to that of other industry competitors.

This position requires a left- and right-brained thinker with impeccable grammar skills, a laser-sharp eye for detail, and the ability to meet frequent deadlines. You should be the kind of person who derives pleasure from editing restaurant menus, and your mind should look like a California Closets catalog. Three years’ editorial experience in a publishing environment is a must.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis, Random House Kids, and Architectural Design



Taylor & Francis Group

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Title: Marketing Assistant

Routledge NY seeks an Marketing Assistant to assist the Marketing Manager for the Economics list in the Social Sciences division. This role is responsible for day-to-day administrative support for the global marketing team. The right individual will assist in identifying opportunities, planning campaigns, and implementing targeted marketing.

The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. He/she must be comfortable communicating professionally with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. The position will help with the overall success of Routledge’s goal and strategy of publishing adoptable texts as well as academic resources, and implementing effective marketing, follow-up, and success-based reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist marketing manager in day-to-day activities
• Work with US and UK colleagues on global campaigns/projects
• Help with the creation and sending of HTML e-marketing campaigns, which will involve copyediting, scheduling, and dealing with outside vendors
• Investigating new opportunities to promote our books
• Entering and updating information in the various company databases
• Manage concurrent day-to-day projects (such as email campaigns, list research, review plans, and author care)
• Generate marketing materials including flyers for authors and exhibits
• Assist at, and sometimes manage, book exhibits (occasional travel necessary)
• Co-manage the Economics social media platforms with a Journals counterpart
• Deal effectively with internal and external queries to ensure that stakeholder needs are met
• Deal effectively with customer queries, adapting his/her approach and style as appropriate
• Providing content for marketing channels as required
• Accountable for managing own learning, taking responsibility to identify and develop skills gaps and developing an appropriate level of systems knowledge, marketing skills, and sector awareness as a foundation for further development

• An interest in pursuing a career in publishing
• BA or equivalent
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability and willingness to learn new applications
• Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience with Photoshop, HTML newsletters, Content Management Systems, Google Analytics and social media a plus
• Database experience and knowledge a plus
• Industry and market awareness a plus

To Apply: 
Email: For consideration for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department. Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement. *Only responses with salary history and salary requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Human Resources Department Taylor and Francis Group 711 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC 10017 EOE


Random House Children’s Books

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 2.27.59 PMTitle: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

– Day-to-day administrative support for the Publicity Department
– Supporting senior publicity staff with media campaigns and event logistics
– Coordinating communications efforts
– Creating and writing publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
– Organizing and executing media mailings weekly
– Compiling media clips and coverage summaries
– Creating author itineraries
– Compiling regular divisional communications about department news and events
– Managing phones, calendars and scheduling conflicts
– Coding and processing of invoices

– A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office/administrative experience
– Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
– Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
– Interest in and enthusiasm for children’s literature
– Social media experience
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process. (Search “Publicity/Communications” category).


Architectural Digest

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 2.26.23 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

The Editorial Assistant for will contribute content to the site on a daily basis, reporting to the Site Director, and with a dotted line to the Online Features Editor. The ideal candidate will have experience writing, editing, and assigning for the Web. This person should be organized, resourceful, and able to communicate effectively on multiple platforms. Overall digital know-how is necessary, and a strong working knowledge of social media will be extremely helpful. Experience and/or interest in design, culture, and/or architecture is a plus.


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in an online editorial role; ideally in the worlds of design and architecture.
  • Basic understanding of how to present content optimally for an online audience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of SEO, writing searchable headlines and copy
  • Knowledge of publishing in various content management systems and basic HTML (experience with Adobe CQ5 is helpful, but not required)
  • Ability to crop, edit, and resize images in Photoshop
  • Interest in design, culture, and/or architecture

To Apply: 
Apply Online