Senior Editor, Bantam Dell (Open to Remote) at Bertelsmann, Inc.


Founded in 1925, Random House is the proud publishing house of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our host of imprints-including Ballantine, Bantam, Delacorte, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Harmony, Hogarth, One World, and Random House-publish fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers.

We are currently seeking a Senior Editor to join the Bantam Dell imprint.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Acquires manuscripts–mainly fiction–in the rom-com, historical fiction, suspense, mystery, and romance categoriesEdits manuscripts-writing editorial letters and line-editing manuscripts. Works with authors on concepts, outlines, and revisions.Cultivates relationships in the agent community, particularly in these categories. Develops relationships with new agents and maintains ongoing ones.Stays current on potential acquisitions of self-published authors with breakout potentialPositions works for target readerships, then works with cover department, publicity, and marketing on developing publishing plans to reach the widest possible audienceWorks with production and managing editorial departments on copyediting, schedule, and designPrepares sales materials as needed, including endorsement requests, flap copy, and title information sheets, along with reading guide questions and value-add materialsKeeps abreast of category trends and competitive titlesHandles daily correspondence, office work, phones, and attends required meetingsHandles special projects, backlist titles and house authors as assigned, and works collaboratively with the larger teamRequirements:

Candidates should have at least 5 years book editorial experience and a solid track record of shaping commercially successful booksStrong editorial skillsCommunication skills, verbal and writtenInterpersonal skillsOrganizational skills; ability to attend to detailAbility to work independentlyDeep category knowledgeNegotiation skills

The salary range for this position is $78,000-$85,000. In order to be considered at the higher end of the range, we are looking for someone with 7-10 years of book editorial experience. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your



cover letter

with salary requirements.

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


United States of America


New York


New York

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Date: Nov 2, 2023


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