Penguin Random House

Full Time

New York, NY

About our company
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 250 publishing brands and imprints imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Foder's, Gotham, 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 ( and (

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Your tasks
Our Random House Children's copyediting team is looking for a dynamic Senior Copy Editor to join their group. The Senior Copy Editor acts as production editor for a discrete list of books and hires and manages freelance copy editors as needed. This person will copy edit and proofread materials during all stages of production for style and accuracy. Materials include book text, covers and jackets, advertising and promotional materials, website copy, corporate communications, and catalog information in support of the trade book list.

Specifically, the Senior Copy Editor:
1. Ensures consistency of style and accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
2. Proofreads all stages of cover copy as needed
3. Hires and manages freelance copy editors and proofreaders as needed, reviewing their corrections and queries.
4. Verifies accuracy of all book information.
5. Acts as a consultant regarding editorial-related questions.
6. Maintains �internal logic� of projects and resolves problems through discussions with managing editors, editors, design, and production.

Our requirements
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
- 4-year college degree in English/liberal arts or equivalent work experience
- 5+ years of experience in book copyediting/proofreading/production editing
- Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
- Ability to work independently and quickly on multiple projects unflustered by frequent interruption
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload to accommodate schedules and meet deadlines
- Highly detail-oriented, with thorough command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Strong computer skills, especially editing in Microsoft Word and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat
- Strong fact-checking skills

Preferred qualifications include:
- Spanish language skills (or other fluency) helpful
- Experience with editing marketing/sales material helpful

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