Futureproofing the publishing industry


We don’t have a crystal ball.

 

But we do have teams dedicated to understanding our landscape – our retailers, consumers and industry.

 

And to help us do that, we need the right legal advice, HR support and people to keep our lights on (literally).

Our structure


We have a number of teams that work right across the publishing group.

 

From Strategy, Analytics and Corporate Responsibility to HR, Legal and Facilities – we rely on hundreds of different experts, every day.

Not worked in publishing before? That’s fine by us


We have a lot to learn from other industries, whether that’s elsewhere in media, FMCG, retail or tech. New perspectives are often exactly what we’re after.

 

Your role will span the whole business – so whatever job you’re doing here, there will be plenty of variety and collaboration across a range of departments. Working with change and shades of grey, and adapting to these, will also keep your job interesting.

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But what’s it really like?

 

Who better to share with you what a career in one of these areas is like at Penguin Random House than the people doing these jobs?

Getting our books into our readers’ hands


Spanning more than a million square feet – that’s more than twenty football pitches – our Distribution business services around 50 publishers in the UK.

 

It’s also home to some of our central functions such as Customer and Credit Services.

Our structure


We have distribution sites in Frating (Colchester), Grantham (Lincolnshire) and Rugby (Warwickshire) with returns in Manningtree (Essex).

 

Frating is our largest site and is home to around 400 employees across distribution and shared services.

What does great service mean to you?


Across Distribution, we ship over 180 million titles every year. That’s a lot of books. And we need to ensure that our warehouses run without a hitch to support the scale of our operation.

 

Customer and Credit Services are the glue that facilitate every sale that we make. They have the customer and the business at the heart of everything they do. It’s about going the extra mile – and looking at ways in which we can do things better.

Our blog


But what’s it really like?

 

Who better to share with you what a career in Distribution is like at Penguin Random House than the people doing these jobs?

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