Copy Editor/Proofreader, Crown (Open to Remote) Job at Penguin Random House LLC, New York, NY

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  • Penguin Random House LLC
  • New York, NY

Job Description

The Crown Publishing Group is seeking an experienced, detail oriented, and creative Copy Editor/Proofreader who will be part of the Ad and Promo team across the Crown, Crown Currency, Ten Speed Press, Ten Speed Graphic, and Clarkson Potter imprints. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a rapidly expanding group that publishes titles in the current affairs, social justice, politics, history, business, memoir, gift, graphic novel, and cookbook categories. Notable authors include President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow, Erik Larson, Martha Stewart, Ina Garten, Dolly Parton, Yotam Ottolenghi, Matthew McConaughey, Dungeons and Dragons, and Liane Moriarty.

Overview: As a Copy Editor/Proofreader at Crown Publishing, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and quality of our marketing deliverables. Your attention to detail, strong grammar skills, and adherence to style guides will help maintain our brand's consistency and credibility. You will also have the opportunity to serve as a Copywriter, creating content for various advertising and marketing materials. The ideal candidate will have experience copyediting and writing copy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. This position reports to the Assistant Copy Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in marketing deliverables.
  • Fact-check content to ensure accuracy and credibility.
  • Verify that content aligns with the appropriate style guide, such as AP Style or
    Chicago Style.
  • Edit and revise existing copy to improve clarity, readability, and impact.
  • Work closely with designers and other team members to ensure the integration of the copy with visual elements.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop compelling and engaging copy for various marketing materials, including but not limited to, promotional materials, advertisements, and website content.
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and emerging trends in copywriting and proofreading.
  • Write clear and compelling content, including ads, scripts, and long-form materials, that effectively reflects a book's positioning and engages the target audience.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to generate creative ideas and propose copy concepts that align with marketing strategies.
  • Interpret creative direction and technical information and transform them into persuasive copy concepts.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous experience copy editing and proofreading in a professional setting; familiarity with producing copy for advertising or marketing campaigns a plus
  • Excellent command of the English language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Strong attention to detail and a meticulous eye for spotting errors.
  • Familiarity with different style guides, such as AP Style or Chicago Style
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective writing and communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Previous copywriting or writing for print and digital media channels experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software
  • Understanding of SEO concepts
  • Creativity, adaptability and the ability to work collaboratively within a team

The salary for this position is $63,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Kindly include your cover letter and resume in our application system.

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.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 270781

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Flexible hours,

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