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ICM Partners

ICMPartnersLogoTitle: Literary Department Administrative Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

ICM Partners, the prominent talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London, has an entry-level opening in the literary department of its New York office working primarily in domestic subsidiary rights.

This position affords an opportunity to learn the mechanics of publishing contracts, particularly in how books are licensed to magazines for excerpts and to third party publishers for audio book rights. The position would provide an introduction to the business side of publishing for candidates considering a future in the business. This particular position is working for an agent who is central to the department. In turn, the assistant’s exposure to multiple book agents, and the agency’s full list of ongoing and backlist book projects is large, so ability to work well with others and handle high-volume of tasks are must have qualities.

ICM Partners offers a competitive industry salary plus excellent benefits. ICM Partners is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

– Directing mail / answering phones
– Data entry / up-keeping central rolodex of editorial contacts in magazines and book publishing contacts
– Creating and up-keeping a master list of the book department’s upcoming literary projects with up-to-date information about each title and rights information
– Vetting contracts
– Acting as a liaison between authors, editors, producers
– Account receivable responsibilities include: tracking invoices, status of payments
– Compiling audio rights catalogs and serial rights catalogues
– Researching account details of both domestic and foreign publishing contracts
– Maintain filing system and ensure filing remains current
– Other varied administrative details

– Bachelor degree required
– At least one year of administrative experience or strong internship experience preferred
– Must be kept up to date on latest literary business news
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Negotiation skills strongly preferred
– Must have superb organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills
– Outgoing, charming personality, and the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, clients and buyers
– Exceptionally strong attention to detail
– Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information discretely and with diplomacy
– Ability to multi-task
– Unafraid to ask questions
– Proficiency in MS office, Excel and Outlook
– Must have a love for reading and a passion for books!

To Apply: 

All interested and qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to


Penguin Random House

Title: Editorial Assistant

penguin-random-houseType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Penguin Press editorial department is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to support a Senior Editor and Executive Editor. This position will assist with the progress of book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with internal departments.

Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing conversation-defining serious non-fiction and literary fiction; a list of Penguin Press authors can be found on its website,

The Editorial Assistant:

1. Provides administrative support (answers phones, takes messages, photocopies, files, helps with scheduling, keeps track of projects due dates, etc.)
2. Evaluates fiction and non-fiction manuscripts in whole or in part, writes readers’ reports, and writes and sends rejection letters
3. Oversees the entire production process from finished manuscript to bound book by working with authors and managing editorial
4. Fields questions from authors and agents
5. Writes first draft of copy and works on line editing as needed

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

– 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; publishing experience a plus
– Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong follow up skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

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


Title: Permissions Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

The Corporate Division of Penguin Random House is seeking a full-time Assistant for the Permissions Department.


  • Reading and correctly interpreting author/publisher contracts and entering contract terms into corporate data systems.
  • Processing permissions requests for use of Penguin Publishing Group and Penguin Young Readers Group material and issuing permissions contracts.
  • General office duties including processing/distributing department mail, processing checks, filing and general correspondence.

    Core computer skills required, including speed and accuracy. Candidates should have a basic familiarity with MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of reading comprehension. Individuals must be self-starters, detail-oriented, with the ability to organize and prioritize assignments. There is high volume of requests and queries which must be responded to in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: 0-2 Years
Travel: Little to None
Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.