Editorial Assistant Job Description Sample
Wiley is a provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medial, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. The company's headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.
Society Acquisitions Assistant
We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. As a learning business, our mission is to help people and organizations to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. With new products and services driving our global expansion, we're looking towards a digital future. It's resulted in a period of true cultural change here at Wiley, which means even more career and development opportunities for our talented people.
Our Society Services division partners with academic and practitioner organizations to publish leading research journals. Our Society Business Development team works hard to find, cultivate, and sign new society partners. As the Society Acquisitions Assistant, you will provide vital support towards the growth of Wiley's society publishing business. Key activities of this role include the research and record-keeping necessary to maintain an accurate and dynamic pipeline of potential new business; support for the project management of bids, including organizing the flow of information and documents to the appropriate people; and support for the creative elements of proposal writing, including proofing and editing, document design, and the creation of infographics or other collateral needed. We also sometimes require the planning and organization of meetings and travel.
We are looking for a colleague with impeccable organizational skills—able to successfully prioritize short and long-term projects with overlapping deadlines, while keeping up with a constant flow of information. You'll need collaborative communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues across a variety of departments and global locations. Being a concise and persuasive writer is an enormous plus. Enjoying work in Society Business Development requires a taste for "the hunt" and satisfaction in the process of unearthing promising leads, finding the bit of insight that allows us to really connect with a society, and the exhilaration of contributing to an excellent proposal under tight deadlines and specifications.
We are a collegial and tight-knit team who enjoys working together and values our work for Wiley. We work collaboratively across the globe and have opportunities to develop throughout our careers. The rewards are impressive, which means you can look forward to a competitive salary and benefits, generous paid time off, colleague discounts, and wellness programs.
Wiley is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for our pipeline of leads using SalesForce.
Research and qualify new leads
Facilitate meetings: schedule and invite appropriate colleagues, circulate advance information and follow up action items, take and collate notes
Manage the administrative elements of bids, as part of the project management process
Support colleagues in managing communications and information flow during the bid process
Gather background information needed for financial projections
Support the creative work of bids, including editing/proofing, collate colleague's edits, create necessary collateral, and complete formatting and design work on final documents.
Central research projects to monitor Wiley's market position and performance against metrics, gather competitor and key audience information, and maintain a robust and viable pipeline.
Build positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues
One year office experience, preferably in a support role; AND
College education; OR
Any equivalent mix of experience and education.
Publishing experience a strong plus
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Must be computer literate and proficient in word processing (i.e. MS Word), spreadsheets (i.e. MS Excel), presentation applications (i.e. PowerPoint) and using the Internet for research, with an eagerness to learn additional computer programs.
Must be well organized and detail oriented with demonstrated effective time-management and follow-up skills.
Requires demonstrated professional verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of business.
Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to independently solve problems.
Must be capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously amid tight deadlines.
Prior work experience with project-related financials is a strong plus.
Must be willing to undertake some weekend work on occasion.
Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Although we appreciate your interest only those candidates with whom we are interested in interviewing will be contacted.
Springer Nature is one of the world's leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Location: New York
Springer Nature is seeking to appoint an Editorial Assistant to manage the processing of manuscripts from submission to acceptance as well as support the standardisation of workflows, improve efficiencies, data collection, and to support authors, editors, and reviewers. This Editorial Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Communications in Biology journal, an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing research, reviews and commentary in all the areas of the biological sciences. The journal sits within our open access business unit and follows the brand doctrine, workflow, systems and outreach of Nature Research.
This position is key to assisting the editors with manuscripts, and ensuring content is processed within suitable timeframes.
The ideal candidate will be able to prioritise their workload and work to tight deadlines but will also ensure that tasks are performed with speed and accuracy.
This is an administrative position which would be ideal for someone with some office experience wishing to start a career in a fast-paced publishing environment.
Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal. Building key relationships with Editors and Chief Editors is essential for this role, as is working alongside other publishing departments including production and the wider Editorial Administration department. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude to their work.
Managing the flow of manuscripts from submission to acceptance through the manuscript tracking system (MTS) - performing quality checks on manuscripts and ensuring all legal forms are collected and stored.
Providing MTS support for Authors, Reviewers and Editors - troubleshooting and assisting with system issues and escalating to the relevant teams if needed.
Liaising with Authors, Reviewers and Editors via email and telephone – ensuring your manner is always polite, professional and helpful
Maintaining correct information within the databases – updating person records within the MTS and ensuring manuscript information is correct
Assisting with editorial reports
Assisting with other ad hoc tasks associated with the editorial workflow of manuscripts
Providing team cover during periods of absence
Experience, skills and qualifications
Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
Experience working in a fast-paced office environment is preferred
Microsoft Office suite and database management experience
Working within a team and meeting daily deadlines
To apply for the position, please submit a CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations and notice period.
If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Life and AD&D
Flexible Spending Accounts
Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law" poster:
Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.
Provides administrative support for the Editorial department. Assists the Editor-in-Chief and acquisitions editors as assigned in the review, development, and preparation of manuscripts for publication, and provides other administrative support as necessary for the editorial department.
Assist Editor-in-Chief and other acquisitions editors as assigned with the evaluation of manuscripts. Responsibilities include assisting editors in assessing the viability of projects for publication, assisting with manuscript peer review process, and communicating directly with authors. Research readers as directed. Gather sales data as requested for use in evaluating manuscripts.
Prepare materials for Editorial Committee, Faculty Advisory Board, and project Launch meetings. Request production estimates, and contracts as directed.
Evaluate manuscripts, including permissions for quotations used in text, copyrighted illustrations, illustration quality, and any reprinted material. Work with authors to resolve permission or illustration issues. Prepare materials for transmittal of final manuscripts to Manuscript Editorial.
Create, update, and organize paper files and electronic records. Log in, copy, and send out manuscripts and other materials. Acknowledge receipt and decline proposals and manuscripts as directed.
Manage projects in a press-wide database.
Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief
Required Education: High School Diploma OR or an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:
- 12 months publishing experience
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Office 365 and Adobe environments
- Bachelor's degree in History, English, humanities, or related field
Must include names and contact information for at least three professional references.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp.
Campus/Location:University Park CampusDate Announced:02/14/2018Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:77057Work Unit: College of the Liberal ArtsDepartment:Full/Part Time:Part–Time
The Rock Ethics Institute is seeking an efficient, detail-oriented, editor and transcriptionist to assist Robert Bernasconi, Philosophy Faculty, including assistance with the production of two academic journals Critical Philosophy of Race and Levinas Studies. Typical duties include copy editing, printing, and organizing editorial files; working with Penn State Editorial Manager and communicating with the editorial team; transcribing papers in different languages.
Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of web design and digital media, be a good communicator, be able to follow style and editorial guidelines, have a strong work ethic, and be able to meet firm deadlines. A working knowledge of Editorial Manager is desirable. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.
Typical schedule: August-December, January-May. Typical Hours: part-time as needed, 10 hours per week, flexible. Pay rate: $10-$12/hour.
SmartAsset is a venture backed, Y Combinator Company with over 30 million users and growing fast. We have been featured in more than 50 publications, including the New York Times, Techcrunch, Fast Company and the US News and World Report. Our automated financial modeling (AFM) technology provides accurate, interactive answers to important personal finance questions. We support our financial advice engine with engaging, comprehensive and educational content — and that's where you come in.
SmartAsset is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our growing team. The EA will assist with editorial, creative and content management tasks, such as research, fact checking, writing, copy editing, social media and maintaining partner relationships. The EA will have an opportunity to pitch bylined articles, work alongside experienced journalists and improve the financial literacy of the country (no exaggeration!).
The ideal candidate will have writing experience, the desire to research financial topics and a strong sense of pride in always using the correct version of there/their in all copy(!).
1+ years of relevant experience
Bachelor's degree from a top university
Detail-oriented and willing to work on a range of editorial tasks
Strong editing, grammar and online writing skills
Experience with data driven and research-heavy articles
Web savvy, efficient, quick learner
Be able to create well written content in a timely and consistent manner
Can take ownership of an article from start to finish
Familiar with Content Management Systems like WordPress
Past personal finance/business is a major plus but not required
Previous blogging experience a plus
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Familiarity with SEO,Twitter, Facebook and other social media
Publish your work with the potential for syndication on major news outlets
Provide information that brings real positive impact to people's lives
Help shape the future of the consumer finance industry
Fun work environment with passionate colleagues
Catered lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Regular team social activities
Meritocracy! We reward the awesome
This is a full-time position, based in our New York City office
Compensation: competitive salary with full medical and dental coverage
Does that sound like a good fit for you? Apply and be sure to include your best writing samples.
Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC ("BFW"), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.RequirementsPurpose of the Role:
Macmillan's STEM team is seeking an individual who will be a key member of the editorial team, whose responsibilities will include providing editorial, media, and administrative support to editors as well as overseeing details on various ongoing projects. This individual must possess excellent communication and organization skills.
Providing administrative support by overseeing and maintaining files, from contracts to check requests
Assisting with development and project management tasks related to our media and assessment projects
Assisting Editors with their media and print projects, including but not limited to running reports and updating sales data
Transmitting chapters to production and overseeing manuscript preparation
Running review projects with external vendors while compiling and maintaining review data
Recruiting and interacting with university faculty and content providers
Required Skills / Knowledge:
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
- Previous book publishing experience a plus
Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes.
We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St.
Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC ("BFW"), d/b/a Macmillan Learning.
Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.RequirementsPosition Description:
Macmillan Learning is looking for a talented Editorial Assistant to join the Boston based History team. This position will assist the Publisher and editorial team in the overall development of history products (core texts, print ancillaries, and digital solutions).
Secures manuscript reviews, preparing and mailing materials, and monitoring deadlines.
Contributes to manuscript preparation for transmittal to production; prepares art and text logs
Assists editors with correspondence to authors, internal and external customers, reviewers, and sales representatives. Helps coordinate meetings and supports the team at conferences.
Prepares contracts, work-for-hire agreements, processes invoices and check requisitions.
Required Skills Knowledge:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Close attention to detail, Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment, Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently as well as collaboratively, Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Educational Background Required:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in English or History or other related field or equivalent work experience.
A cover letter is required for this position
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Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.
We are searching for an Editorial Assistant to join our team in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The position requires an individual with very strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The main tasks of the Editorial Assistant are as follows:
Work closely with physician deputy editors (DEs) to drive progress in the assigned specialty. An EA will be assigned to one or two medical specialties, depending on the number of DEs in those specialties. Some EAs may work only on one specialty, with one DE, while assisting with other projects.
Maintain frequent contact and develop relationships with external authors, editors, and peer reviewers
Carefully log any developments related to the assigned specialties in the proper databases
Ferry manuscripts through the editorial process, including:
Styling of the original manuscript
Reviewing/tracking of graphics and forwarding to Graphic Designer or Permissions Manager
Sending topic reviews to a variety of external contributors for review; setting deadlines and following up to ensure timely responses to review requests
Working with one or more DEs to incorporate contributor changes
Corresponding with contributors and DE to finalize the text of the topic and related graphics
Proofreading, checking links and references, and finalizing graphics in the final version of the topic
Publishing all new and revised content in a timely manner
Thoroughly proofread all new and revised topics and graphics prior to publication to ensure content is clean, error-free, and consistent with UpToDate's style guidelines.
Maintain quality review and annual review goals on a monthly and yearly basis
Carefully track DEs' progress toward annual goals and provide accurate reports each month to indicate completed and in-process work Prepare for and lead monthly specialty meetings with DE(s) in order to review the current status of the specialty's pending items and agree on action plans/next steps; distribute minutes following each meeting
Identify and address any errors in content before publication or by provided deadline, via careful proofreading, error reports, and topic inspector findings
Performs other duties as assigned by manager
- Please submit a cover Letter expressing why you are interested in this role and how your experience would relate.*
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism or related field or equivalent experience
Entry level; Editorial experience would be a plus, but not necessary
Excellent proofreading, time management, organizational skills
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
The individual may be exposed to private and confidential information, including personal health information, and is expected to adhere to company policies and all relevant laws regarding handling of such information.
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.
Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!
The Office of Communications at Carthage College seeks a passionate copy editor/content manager to join our award-winning team as an Editorial Assistant. The Editorial Assistant will help manage content for the Carthage website, online calendar, email newsletters, and other online or print communications. This position will also assist with other editorial and office management needs.
We are looking for an editor-writer with a knack for organizing content and enthusiasm for new story forms and fresh ideas. The Editorial Assistant will help keep our content and communications up to date, accurate, and engaging, and will play a vital role in how Carthage communicates with current students, prospective families, alumni, and the community.
This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Editorial Assistant will:
Edit and manage submissions to the Carthage website and online calendar, proofreading for accuracy, grammar, spelling, and completeness. This includes gathering appropriate imagery for all submissions.
Ensure that all campus activities are included in the online calendar, assigned to the correct calendar categories, and shared with the appropriate office/department websites in order to keep the calendar relevant and accurate, and the content on our website fresh.
Work with the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Media Relations/Editorial Specialist to ensure College programs, events, and activities are adequately publicized on the Carthage website.
Prepare and send emailed news roundups to the campus community.
Assist in writing and editing the College's email newsletters for alumni, parents, and community members. Export and distribute campaign reports to newsletter owners.
Assist in writing copy for our website, including news stories, feature articles for prospective families, and student and alumni profiles. Make recommendations for content use in other collateral pieces.
Work with the Admissions Office to ensure all Admissions events are on our website, including scholarship competitions, Capture Carthage, and off-campus college fairs.
Execute requested updates to the websites of College offices, academic departments, and faculty profiles.
Assist in maintaining the online academic calendar, and assist in the production of the annual College catalog.
Work with other administrative assistants across campus to annually or semi-annually update all online forms.
Answer inquiries from the public that come to our office through the Carthage website, forwarding to appropriate offices as appropriate.
Provide excellent and efficient customer service to internal and external customers.
Regularly monitor the various websites of the College for outdated content, broken links, and content needs/opportunities.
Assist with the editing of print collateral as needed.
Assist the Office of Communications with project management and office management needs.
Minimum Education and Experience
Preferred education and experience:
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or a related field.
1-2 years' experience writing, editing, and curating copy for websites and other digital media.
Able to edit and write in a concise style suited to the web and in line with AP Style and Carthage College stylebook.
Familiar with web content management systems and electronic newsletter tools.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communicaton skills.
Excellent spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent customer service skills.
Extremely attentive to detail.
Able to manage and execute multiple tasks independently.
Respects, and meets, deadlines.
Independent and self-motivated
Strong time management skills; must be punctual and reliable.
Able to maintain a positive attitude even under pressure.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be collected until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a detailed cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and three writing samples through the "Resume Upload" section.
References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please upload all documents as a single PDF file. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply soon for best consideration.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.
U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.
Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLCRequirements
The position reports to the Executive Editor of Celadon Books, providing administrative and editorial support while coordinating between authors, agents, and different departments within Macmillan, including sales, production, and other shared services. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, detail oriented, and organized. Enthusiasm for fiction and non-fiction is key, as is strong writing and communication skills and a passion for the publishing industry.
Evaluating submissions and preparing readers' reports
Maintaining professional relationships with authors and agents
Drafting catalog copy, tip sheets, launch sheets, jacket copy, and reading group guides
Assisting with market research; preparing P&Ls, contract requests, estimate requests, and payment requests
Preparing and routing all manuscripts through the production process
Attending author and editorial meetings
Administrative support for Executive Editor, including expenses, phone monitoring, and scheduling
Actively reads books to maintain awareness of trends and competitors
Provides general administrative and clerical duties for the division
Cultivates editorial sensibility & builds skills necessary for future list building
Positive and proactive individual, multitasker able to prioritize a large number of tasks
Creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and a good attitude
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent writing and communication abilities, a broad reading sensibility, and a passion for the publishing industry
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Computer skills – MS Word , Excel, Powerpoint, G Suite
Previous experience in the publishing industry a plus
Educational Background Required:
- College degree
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