Job Opening at Open Road Integrated Media

openroadmediaManaging Editorial Assistant
Open Road Integrated Media, New York City

As a member of the publishing operations team, the managing editorial assistant provides key administrative and production-related support.

The managing editorial assistant will assist the managing editorial department in all aspects of ebook and POD production, including data entry, deadline tracking and enforcement, preparing hard copy titles for digitization, proofreading, and any department administrative tasks (mailing, circulating schedule reports, etc.).

Primary responsibilities:

  • Preparing hard copy books for digitization, including creating title and copyright pages
  • Entering metadata and copy in title management
  • Assisting managing editorial team with QA of proofread Word docs, ebooks, and print interiors
  • Running and circulating weekly reports
  • Providing files to internal and external parties as needed
  • Creating watermarked PDFs/Word docs for NetGalley
  • Hiring and overseeing managing editorial interns

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple and varied tasks and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of copyediting and proofreading practices
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Knowledge of ebooks preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, managing editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com.

Thieme Publisher Part-time Editorial Assistant

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—PART TIME

Thieme Publishers Inc., an award-winning international medical and science publisher, seeks a well-organized and creative candidate for a Part-time Editorial Assistant.

The Editorial Assistant will manage author relations and manuscript flow; track, review and log manuscript and art; and perform administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will:
–understand all aspects of editorial development of heavily illustrated, high-quality medical books;
–be comfortable working within tight deadlines with demanding authors and be able to confidently manage multiple projects simultaneously;
–be able to work independently, while contributing to the success of a highly focused editorial team;
— liaise with production, sales, marketing at all stages of project;
— be comfortable developing products (content and structure) for media neutral delivery (electronic and print products);
–have excellent written and spoken English; and
–have previous experience.

Please apply by contacting Mary Jo Casey at 862-703-1878 or maryjo.casey@thieme.com

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Editorial Assistant – Portfolio/Sentinel/Current

CurrentType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Editorial team at Penguin Random House! We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to work in our Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints. Reporting to two editors, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, read and evaluate submissions, and oversee the entire editorial process. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to learn about the editorial process for a diverse set of nonfiction titles!

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assisting the editorial staff with various day-to-day tasks, such as logging book proposal submissions, drafting contract requests, and tracking payments and invoices.
2. Evaluating manuscripts and writing reader?s reports for any promising submissions.
3. Providing editorial backup by offering editorial feedback, liaising with authors, etc.
4. Liaising with the Production department and ensuring their deadlines are met.
5. Writing flap copy, title information sheets, and catalog copy.
6. Providing administrative support for two editors, such as scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, making copies, filing, etc.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and critically
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Interest in working with nonfiction books

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process (here), and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

WWNortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant – Astrology & Geology at W. W. Norton

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the digital media editor for college astronomy and geology courses.

Essential job responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Must have strong research skills.
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
• Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level chemistry or astronomy courses.

Technical Skills
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Publicity Assistant – Simon & Schuster

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant or Associate Publicist to work closely with an Associate Director and a Senior Publicist in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media

Requirements: 
· Must be organized and have excellent phone and computer skills. Strong written communication is important as well as the ability to multi-task and be flexible.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

· Previous PR assistantship or internship with a literary agency or book publishing house is preferred. Minimum Education Level Bachelor’s Degree.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Taylor and Francis seeks an outstanding Editorial Assistant for its book publishing programs within the Focal Press and Routledge imprints. Subject areas may include Audio, Theater, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism/Technology.

The Editorial Assistant will support the Editor with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are essential to collaborating with authors and different internal departments. Ours is a deadline-driven environment in an open office plan, so the candidate should be independent and assertive while also capable of working in and helping to create an enthusiastic, motivating, and productive work environment.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:
• Supporting editor in achieving agreed revenue and profitability targets
• Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration
• Project management of titles from contract through publication
• Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration
• Keeping the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors, and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including editorial, marketing, sales, accounting, and production – some remote from the New York office
• File and database management
• Drafting and proofreading book information copy
• Processing payment requests, including honorariums, advances, and grants
• Travel to key conferences, potentially about two or three per year with weekend conference attendance sometimes required

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience and 1-2 years professional experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational abilities, strong research skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), impeccable language (grammar and spelling), and business communication (oral and written) skills. Candidates should be proactive and able to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously with a cheerful attitude. An interest or background in the media arts and technology is not required but is a plus.

To Apply: 
For consideration for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement.

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Metropolis seeks an experienced copy editor to work, 10:30 am to 6 pm with some flexibility to work until 7 if necessary, for approximately two weeks out of each month.

Using Adobe InCopy, this person will copy edit all of the stories in the issue. This includes checking for grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggesting improvements in clarity and tone. The copy editor will also review the final stories before they go to pre-press and keep the magazine’s style guide updated.

Requirements: 
The right candidate will be proficient in Adobe InCopy and familiar with Chicago style. Experience in architecture and design journalism is preferred.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.25.44 PMType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are a fast-paced, boutique art and illustrated book publishing company located in a luxurious midtown Manhattan office. We are looking for an entry-level Publishing Assistant who is eager to learn about book publishing, and ready to take on duties that include administrative, publicity, marketing, events, research, and sales-related tasks. We are looking for someone with 0-2 years of work experience.
The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter and efficient multi-tasker who has a polished and professional demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are also integral.

Duties include: maintain our events calendar and contact/RSVP lists; update social media and website; handle mailings, book inventory, office supplies, gifts/thank you notes; make travel arrangements; assist in coordinating author events; assist at book signing events, and answer phones. Occasional evening work at events will be required.

Requirements: 
Applicants should have familiarity with Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (a must); knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop. InDesign skills are a plus.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn about the publishing process in a collegial working environment, and the chance to work with A-list artists and authors. Knowledge of and/or interest in art and photography is a bonus.

To Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Ms. Gayatri Mullapudi: gmullapudi@glitteratiincorporated.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Basic Books, Norton, Knopf Doubleday.

 

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lKEd92R1Editorial Assistant – Basic Books

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, is seeking an editorial assistant to support the Publisher and History Editorial Director. This is an entry-level role in our editorial department, but one with opportunities for learning and growth.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Interact professionally with authors and their agents as well as all departments at Basic and the Perseus Books Group, including art, publicity, marketing, production, sales, and rights, to relay messages; follow up on requests/information; and in general, anticipate when to act and with the requisite urgency.
• Fielding calls and emails.
• Draft and circulate contract materials, process check requests, and send out payments and executed contracts.
• Draft all sales and marketing copy, catalog copy, galley copy, and flap copy.
• Attend editorial, marketing, and sales meetings, and other meetings as required
• Maintain internal database with up-to-date editorial and publicity copy.
• Prepare text and art manuscripts for copyediting and production; draft transmittal memos; and serve as liaison between editorial and production departments, and authors.
• Draft blurb and buzz mailing letters, research appropriate recipients, and perform mailings.
• Proof jacket copy and cover mechanicals.
• Review book proposals and write reader’s reports.
• Researching book sales using internal and external databases.
• Schedule author meetings and handle all author reimbursements.

Requirements: 
• Must demonstrate the potential to grow into a successful editor at Basic
• Must demonstrate a passion and commitment to publishing based on experience
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and detail-oriented.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions.
• Must have a professional demeanor on the telephone.
• Must be able to work effectively with colleagues at every level of seniority.
• Must be comfortable in a fast-moving environment and able to adjust with a can-do attitude.
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC office.
• Must demonstrate imagination, creativity and original thinking
• Must have a passion for sharing ideas. A passion for history is a plus.
• College degree required

Technical Skills Required:
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter with resume to Leah.Stecher@perseusbooks.com

 

 

nortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant, Music – W. W. Norton & Company

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning contents for college textbooks in Music.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Content Management in all stages of production- Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and Message Management- Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests, information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Documents Management- Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.
• Data Management- Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project Management- Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market Research- Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude
• Must be self-directed and independent
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing activities and projects
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning
• Must have strong research skills
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs and project management systems
• A background in college-level music history and theory is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in both Window and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE TITLE OF THE JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMEditorial Assistant – Knopf Doubleday

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group?s Editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist a VP and Executive Editor of the Vintage Anchor Editorial Department with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support. In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities. We are seeking a strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and an interest in general nonfiction, science, and genre-bending literary fiction. Additional requirements we are looking for include:

-Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
-Ability to pay close attention to detail.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
-Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully.
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process here.