Jen Loja is currently the president of Penguin Young Readers (a division of Penguin Random House) where she oversees the division.
Jen began her career in books as a buyer for Joseph-Beth Booksellers. She then moved into the publishing world at Candlewick Press as a National Account Manager. There she called on a variety of national accounts both retail and wholesale. Jen then moved to a sales position at Houghton Mifflin where she was responsible for the wholesale channel as well as Canadian sales. She joined Harcourt in September of 2004 as VP of Sales, Children’s Books and was named VP of Sales & Marketing, Children’s Books in 2007. At the merger of Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt she became the Associate Publisher of the HMH children’s list.
She joined Penguin Young Readers in 2009 as the Associate Publisher of the group.