Headquartered in NYC, Random House is "the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world" and has exciting career options for recent grads.

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Do you see the library as more than just a place to study? Are you mesmerized by the endless stacks of books that you haven’t yet had a chance to read? Did you sign up for Amazon Prime so that the newest releases are never more than 2 days from your doorstep? Did you enter your college’s book collection contest? If you love books, what’s a better place to work than the largest publisher in the world?

Random House has two distinct and exciting career offerings for recent college graduates. For those who have a clear idea of what part of the publishing industry they want to get involved with, they have specific entry-level positions such as Editorial Assistant, Publicity Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Production Assistant, and Sales Assistant. For others who have a strong interest in publishing, but aren’t ready to commit to a specific field, Random House offers its Associates Program.

Random House’s Applicant Tracking System makes it hard for us to link to their jobs, but if you use the Job Search feature on their Careers site and look for any position with “Assistant” in the title, you should be able to find all of their entry-level offerings. Currently listed entry-level positions include Marketing and Publicity at Knopf, Marketing and Online Marketing at Crown, and Sales at Random House (there are a number of different publishers that are a part of Random House).

Random House does all of it’s entry-level hiring, except for the Associates Program, on an as-needed basis. So, unless you’re ready to start work immediately upon hire, you may want to wait until about April to apply for a position that will start right after graduation. For those who would like to start working a little longer after graduation, apply about a month before you’d like to begin work. If waiting that long stresses you out, you could try Random House’s contact form to get in touch with an HR representative to discuss your interest in applying at a later date. Random House does do some on-campus recruiting, so you may be able to get the process moving along earlier if they visit your school or if you can find the right person to speak with.

Random House has a more structured application process for its Associates Program. Applications should be submitted online between January 1st and March 15th (we are assuming the jobs will be listed on their job board when the time comes, since there is no other mention of where to apply). All new hires to the Associates Program are expected to begin working in the second week of July.

It’s refreshing that Random House not only has two great programs for entry-level hires, but also that they are hiring year round. Many college grads take some time off after they graduate, graduate early, or spend more than 4 years at school – Random House has positions open for those who take the path less traveled. Now start researching, or bookmark this page and wait a few months until it’s time to apply.

Note: On April 22nd we revisited entry-level jobs at Random House.

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