Welcome to Penguin

Champions of different perspectives

We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year.

Our doors
are open
to all kinds
of talent

We want everyone to feel a deep sense of belonging, supported to do their best work and motivated to play their part in realising our shared purpose: to connect more people with great stories and ideas. Collaboration, creativity, and entrepreneurship lie at the heart of what we do.

In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent from editors, technologists, designers, salespeople, publicists, digital marketers, distributors, and many others, to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.

Life at Penguin

People often ask what it’s like to work here. What makes us special may appear contradictory, but it’s the contrasts that will make your life at Penguin unique, challenging and rewarding.

Find out more about our culture:

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Commercial & purposeful

For us, profit and purpose go hand in hand. We’re a highly commercial company, our people focus on growth and being the best in the industry. Making money allows us to invest in new books and tackle the issues we care about, from literacy to equal access to books. You’ll be motivated by success, making your mark and driving change. Here, you’ll gain a sense of achievement from meeting targets and making a difference.

Individual & shared

Every book we publish requires a diverse and multi-skilled team to come together and share their perspectives and expertise. You’ll play your part, as every role counts, with the opportunity to develop your career in many ways. We’ll challenge you to aim high, be ambitious and find your own path. We ask for your determination and commitment, and in return offer you a range of support including mentoring, secondments, and development programmes; as well as a package of flexible benefits tailored to you, so you can be your best both at work and home.

Enduring & advancing

Working for Penguin means being a custodian of our well-loved brand and being bold, innovative, and forward-looking, to take advantage of new formats and technologies. You’ll harness our heritage and play a key role in delivering our future. You’ll be interested in what’s next, what’s new and never stand still. We are proud of where we’ve come from and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our company, our industry, and our people.

Large & small

We’re the most widely recognised and loved book publisher in the world, and with that comes opportunity. Here, you’ll find a wide range of roles, great benefits, and the stability and support you’d expect from a big company. You’ll work with the very best colleagues and authors, with power to shape the cultural conversation. At the same time, our nine editorially independent publishing houses and specialist business areas are agile and entrepreneurial, with their own culture and areas of focus. At Penguin you’ll learn to navigate and operate in a company that is simultaneously large and small. Do that successfully and you’ll have everything you need to do your best work.

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