Random House Special Markets, Retail Sales is seeking an intern!

Penguin Random House LLC., the world’s largest trade publisher, is seeking an intern to help support the day to day functions of the Specialty Retail group within the Special Market Sales department. The intern will support six sales representatives with daily selling responsibilities and special projects.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in the book publishing industry by speaking directly to buyers in the marketplace, and learning about book sales.

  • Internship is unpaid and must be for College Credit
  • Fall Season (October –December 15th) / Spring ’14 Season  (January 5th – April 15th)
  • 3+ days per week

Daily Tasks:

  • Developing sales materials and presentations for the category specific accounts within:
    • Gourmet/Gift, Health/New Age/Fitness, Gardening, Museums, Outdoor, Sports, Language & Travel, Business, Education, Pets, Religion, Craft
  • Researching new business leads on the internet, contacting buyers & store managers
  • Editing account databases
  • Making phone calls to accounts and updating contact information
  • Attending & assisting in preparation for account calls and trade shows
  • Writing pitch letters and creating sell sheets for upcoming titles
  • Organizing and sending out mailings
  • Attending internal sales meetings and potentially attending local sales calls


  • Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus (but not necessary)
  • Detail oriented and a quick learner
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Friendly and outgoing personality

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re interested in publishing to Lauren Helman at lhelman@randomhouse.com.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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