Our teams

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.

Penguin Books UK is made up of

Nine independent publishing houses with editorial, art and design, marketing, publicity, communications, and campaigns expertise:

Five specialist group functions with the expertise to make our books, connect them with our audiences, and get them to our readers:

Nine specialist group functions with the expertise to enable every team to achieve their goals and do their best work:

Explore our teams


Join the UK’s leading publisher of audiobooks to stretch the definition of what it means to make books, create amazing listening experiences, and make books for everyone.


We own the most recognised and well-loved brand in publishing. Our Brand teams work together to harness this power so that all kinds of readers can discover and enjoy our books, now and for many years to come.


Our creative teams bring Penguin and the stories we publish to life, kick-starting the imagination of our many audiences. Whether illustrating the cover for a new title or art directing a new brand campaign, our design teams connect our products with readers.


As the UK’s leading book distributor our crucial distribution teams pick, pack and despatch more than 120 million books each year to over 160 countries. Their hard work and 650,000 square feet of warehouse facilitate the scale of our operation.


Editorial are the heart of the publishing process, making sure that all the teams have the information they need about the book to do their best work. They oversee the project from agent, all the way through to publication and beyond.


Finance guide commercial decisions, provide guidance, and solve problems alongside a range of stakeholders at all levels across the business. With a commercial mind and attention to detail they make a business-wide impact on our success.

Human Resources

Human Resources build our teams and connect communities. They enable our colleagues to be their best at both work and home by delivering rewards, benefits, and processes. They partner with the business and develop learning experiences that fulfill potential and performance.


At all times, Legal act as strategic partners to the business and are closely connected with the publishing houses and group function departments, supporting on key publishing titles, different projects, and competing priorities.

Library & Archive

The Library and Archive team are recognise the important role we have as keeper and curator of a vast archive of valuable and noteworthy pieces of publishing and cultural history.

Marketing & Publicity

Marketing and publicity is about breaking through the noise to get books to everyone, because a book can change anyone. It’s how you get – and keep – people’s attention.

Permissions & Licensing

Penguin Ventures is the licensing and consumer products team in Penguin’s Children’s team who manage Peter Rabbit, The Snowman, Spot, Flower Fairies, and more.

Publishing Operations

Our publishing operations teams oversee the making our finished products in their different formats. From cover conception and design, to paper type and layout – they bring our books from idea to actuality.


Our Rights team extend the reach of our authors’ books so that readers everywhere can enjoy them. These include foreign translations, serial rights, and media rights for example.


Whether that’s to a bookseller, a supermarket or even a restaurant chain – sales is about building both existing and new relationships, and bringing our books to as many people as possible.

Strategy & Operations

We don’t have a crystal ball but we do have Strategic teams dedicated to understanding our landscape – our retailers, consumers and industry. To help us do that, we also need the right operational teams to get the most from our spaces and projects.


Our technology team bring their skills and open mind to a prestigious publishing brand that is committed to sustainable technological transformation. With an understanding of change complexities, they make a business-wide impact through challenging and rewarding work.