Learn about the world of publishing!

Discover career opportunities in our EDITORIALdepartment.


Our dedicated team of publishing professionals is committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative new ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide. Find your story in our books!


Penguin Random House will be offering our first remote paid internship opportunity available in one of our adult or children’s editorial departments.  When a book proposal is received, the Editor decides whether or not to pursue it for acquisition. An Editor works with the author to turn the manuscript into a finished book. They negotiate contracts, edit the books for content, structure and on a line-by-line basis, and collaborate with internal departments on how to package, market, and publicize the book.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Reading, evaluating, and responding to slush, agented submissions, and contracted works
  • Writing readers’ reports and copy
  • Updating title information sheets
  • Attending virtual meetings with department
  • Researching consumer interests and identifying trends via social media and other outlets
  • Competitive title research

Interns will learn more about the editorial process, publishing industry, and our business through employee speaker series digital events over the course of the program.

Fall interns work for 14 hours per week for 8 weeks and are paid $20hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for candidates who may be located in a variety of time zones.

Program Dates: September 28, 2020 – November 20, 2020

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020


To be eligible, you must be a rising college senior, a graduate; and/or any candidate available for full-time employment within 6 months to 1 year. *You need not be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program.

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