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  • opportunities to work with famous authors and the best creative minds of the country
  • incentive programmes
  • the opportunity to own company shares through our "Save for Shares" scheme
  • widespread development opportunities in a truly international company
  • leadership development and training opportunities

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Current Openings

  Designation Assistant Manager – Marketing  Department Children  
  Location Gurgaon Brand Remit    
  Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities   Key KPIs  
  • Formulating all above the line & below the line activities, short term and long-term budgets and developing business plans for the achievement of these goals
  • Managing entire publicity and promotional operations with a view to achieve business objectives for a specific title and ensure top line and bottom line profitability
  • Generating leads and capitalizing on corporate sponsorships / partnerships and update the management about performance and facilitate the decision making process
  • Conceptualizing and creating marketing collaterals in line to extend brand awareness and increase visibility for specific titles amongst target audiences
  • Promotion of specific brands through special events
  • Tracking competitors position in the market, pricing, discounts, promotions and product information through primary and secondary data collection points and preparing quarterly reports
  • Planning & implementing internal and external communications to all tiers of management and external vendors
  • Maintaining relationships with key media organizations to generate coverage for books through reviews, author interviews, event coverage etc.
  • Ensuring continuous interaction with the customer to make sure that area of concern can be worked upon for improved service levels and implementing customer retention programme through various schemes.
  • Manage print marketing for specified books, and also coordinate with dispatch for timely and error-free delivery of the same
  • Liaise with media to ensure regular and high coverage for books and authors
  • Coordinating with internal and external teams to ensure smooth planning and execution of events and author tours
  • Regular and timely liaising with authors for promotion and publicity plans, queries, and for coordination with the media


  Knowledge & Skills                   
  • Two to five years’ experience working for the Children segment
  • Excellent command over the English language.
  • Ability to work on own initiative

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV at jobs@in.penguingroup.com

  Designation Business Editor  Department Editorial  
  Location New Delhi Brand Remit Penguin Books India  
  Reports to Publishing Director Current Level / Grade M  
  Job Purpose To commission the best and most profitable books in the commercial business segment and to edit and publish these to the highest quality.  
  Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities  

  • Acquire 10-15 commercial business titles in the calendar year and bring in the same number of titles for publication in a given year


  • Acquire titles of lasting credibility, profitability and value

  • Do a thorough primary edit on all titles acquired or passed on by the Publisher, and hand over to copy edit on time with clear handover briefs
  • Deal with and retain authors commissioned by him/her or assigned to him/her by the Publisher


  • Liaise as necessary with production/design/sales & marketing


  Key KPIs          (where relevant)   Key Relationships  
  • Acquire 10 business books a year in consultation with Publisher, Portfolio
  • Develop a new author list for Portfolio especially in the commercial business segment and liaise regularly with and retain authors
  • Edit all books commissioned and hand over to copy edit on schedule
  • Acquire select books as and when in the areas of general non-fiction, sports etca
  • Edit select other books handed over by other commissioning editors
  • Liaise proactively with other operations e.g design, sales, marketing, production


  • Production
  • Typesetters
  • Proofreaders
  • Design
  • Sales


  Knowledge & Skills                   

  • Master’s degree in the humanities/social sciences
  • Three to five years’ experience in publishing and/or allied fields
  • Excellent command over the English language.
  • Ability to work on own initiative

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV at jobs@in.penguingroup.com

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