Jobs of the Week

Macmillan – St. Martin’s Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: An entry-level administrative job assisting an Executive Editor who is responsible for approximately twenty-five books a year and who specializes in literary fiction, celebrity autobiography and other memoir, bestselling diet and health, pop culture and cookbooks.

Responsibilities:

  • Run office functions both in and out-of-house for a busy editor, including coordinating with authors, tracking submissions as they come in and books at all stages of the publishing process, as well as providing material, contacts and information needed by other departments in St. Martin’s.
  • Handle the numerous forms, deadlines, and processes involved in publishing a book, from generating pre-acquisition P&Ls to transmitting manuscripts for publication to feeding Title Management and other internal and external systems that need information and progress reports about titles.
  • Write promotional copy, catalog copy, and flap copy.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong basic office skills: from coordinating meetings, messages and appointments to keeping track of deadlines and trouble-shooting.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to pivot between the two.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills a must.

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Haute Living

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

The Haute Media Group, a luxury lifestyle company, is seeking a whip-smart editorial assistant to join its SoHo office. The candidate must be detail-oriented and enthusiastic about all things publishing. He/she should also be a voracious consumer of media. The position mostly involves uploading posts; the handling of all social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, etc); various administrative tasks; and possibly some writing (after due training). Some journalism or publicity experience is preferred—whether it be in a newspaper, magazine, or website—but not required. Knowledge of Hootsuite, WordPress, Photoshop, and basic coding is also a plus.

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