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Book Production Associate, Random House Children's Books (Open to Remote)


Book Production Associate, Random House Children’s Books

What was your favorite book when you were a kid? Did you love The Lorax? Or the Berenstain Bears series? Do you remember reading a children's book that changed your life? If you want to be part of a team dedicated to the creation of new books for young and middle-grade readers, then this role is for you.

Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, seeks a collaborative and detail-oriented Production Associate to join our Brands and Licenses book team. In this role, you’ll be managing the complete book production process, from the release of layout files to warehouse delivery and archiving of final files, in addition to supporting the team as needed. If you enjoy working on a variety of children’s book formats, including picture books, coloring and activity books, board books, and chapter books in a creative and team-oriented environment.

The Random House Children’s Book production department is filled with talented individuals who are passionate about making high-quality children’s books. This role reports to the Production Director for Brands and Licenses, whose team handles titles for several imprints within Random House Children’s Books, including Golden Books, Random House BFYR, Random House/Disney, Bright Matter Books, and The Princeton Review, and iconic brands such as Dr. Seuss, Little Golden Books, and Richard Scarry.

The ideal Production Associate is day-one ready to be part of a fast-paced and collaborative group. You'll work closely with many colleagues in other departments within the division, especially Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Art/Design. The role is ideal for someone who is highly organized, can handle multiple tasks at one time in a deadline-driven environment, and is interested in further developing one’s skills in the craft of bookmaking from the phases of paperback and hardcover book production.

The position of production associate at Random House Children’s Books is a hybrid position with in-office responsibilities, which include but are not limited to color-correcting proofs, reviewing samples, using Epson proofers, and in-office meetings. We will consider candidates who can work from a commutable distance to our offices at 1745 Broadway, which includes the tri-state area (NJ, CT, & PA).

For consideration, please apply by February 9, 2024, using our ATS system and include your
cover letter and resume.

The Role:

  • Consulting with Publishing group to develop the specifications for individual titles
  • Cost estimating, including multiple options for a variety of book formats
  • Entering and maintaining book specifications in SAP
  • Creating book schedules and maintaining dates in Filemaker Pro
  • Daily communication with both domestic and overseas suppliers
  • Preflighting of interior and component files in InDesign and Acrobat
  • Sending files to outside prepress houses/printersand trafficking and color review of all proof passes
  • Issuing prepress and manufacturing purchase orders and approving invoices
  • Archiving of final print files in-house as well as managing and sending archive files to licensors

The Essentials:

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant book production experience, including cost estimating, file pre-flighting, and purchasing.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while keeping track of multiple ongoing projects in various stages of production, as well as daily duties.
  • Ability to work well in a deadline-oriented environment and to handle changing priorities with ease.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient basic math skills to accurately complete book cost estimates
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with SAP and FileMaker Pro a plus

The salary for this position is $53,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 267467

Posted in 2024-01-20

Expired in 2024-04-18

This vacancy has been closed