Entry Level

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For college students interested in a career in book publishing, Random House, the world's largest publisher of general interest fiction and nonfiction books, offers an enormous diversity of opportunities in editorial, sales and marketing, financial, technological and other capacities. Its highly decentralized organizational structure enables each of its publishing divisions to maintain the ambience and creative entrepreneurial autonomy of a small company while enjoying all the resources and operational support of a market leader. 

What kind of entry-level jobs exist at Random House?

We look for college graduates for a variety of roles not only in traditional publishing areas such as editorial, marketing and publicity, but also in publishing operations, sales, information technology, finance, human resources, legal, subrights, new media, and other areas.

Entry-level positions open up throughout the year at Random House. Finding the right job is often a matter of timing, so we encourage you to check the site frequently if a suitable opportunity is not immediately available.
Here is a sampling of entry-level opportunities and the kinds of responsibilities associated with these positions:
  • Editorial Assistant
    Responsibilities might include reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, logging, trafficking and maintaining files on in-coming manuscripts through all stages of publication; attending editorial meetings and performing editorially-related administrative tasks.
  • Publicity Assistant
    Responsibilities might include writing press releases, preparing press kits and mailings of publicity/press materials, coordinating author tours and book signings, and performing general administrative tasks.
  • Marketing Assistant
    Responsibilities might include preparing marketing summary reports for the sales representatives and/or department; coordinating and organizing sales conference materials; acting as a liaison to booksellers and sales representatives and performing general administrative tasks.
  • Production Assistant
    Responsibilities might include maintaining vendor and title files, trafficking and reviewing proofs, monitoring prepress, manufacturing and delivery schedules and performing administrative tasks for production department.
  • Sales Assistant
    Responsibilities might include processing and tracking orders, acting as a liaison between our external sales force and the internal department, coordinating sales kit and catalog mailings, assisting in the preparation of trade shows and performing general administrative duties.
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