Jobs of the Week: Gallery Books, Harlequin, and The Stir

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Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

2Title: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
This position includes key editorial and administrative tasks and will provide an opportunity to learn editorial and publishing skills.  Responsibilities include: providing reader’s notes on manuscripts, scheduling meetings, answering heavy call volume, routing invoices and contracts, preparing materials for marketing, positioning, and sales meetings; tracking catalog copy and covers, requests for author photos, etc; and acting as a proactive point person for authors on everyday requests.

Requirements: 
Ideal candidate should have:  Bachelor’s Degree, Demonstrated writing ability , Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional, Strong organizational skills, Ability to communicate clearly, Analytical thinking ability , Interest and enthusiasm for commercial and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, focusing on (but not limited to) mainstream releases, thrillers, erotica, horror, and media tie-ins.

To Apply: 
Click Here to visit S&S’s career website and to apply.

 

Harlequin

hqnLogo-HeaderTitle: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Harlequin is seeking an Assistant Editor that has an interest in wholesome romances with an inspirational worldview. The Assistant Editor will be responsible for evaluating solicited and unsolicited manuscripts in order to recommend titles for publishing in the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical lines, reporting directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities:
•Performs all editorial functions, including providing revisions to authors and line editing, overseeing copy editing and author approval/alterations and providing editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
•Writes back cover copy and back page ads, as well as contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.
•Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media.

Requirements: 
•Undergraduate degree
•At least one year in publishing, preferably with an editorial focus
•Prior administrative experience required
•Experience working with authors
•Excellent customer service skills
•Able to prioritize and remain focused
•Ability to pay close attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills
•Passionate about the romance genre a must!

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 3.26.36 PMThe Stir

Title: Copy Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
If you cringe when you see punctuation outside the quote mark, love correcting your friends’ grammar, and know what The Little, Brown Handbook is without Googling it first…we’d love to talk to you! The Stir.com, CafeMom’s popular entertainment and lifestyle site for women, is looking for an experienced Copy Editor to proofread all of our online editorial content. We need a detail-oriented person who can read lots of copy each day (50+ posts), can spot missing and/or misspelled words from a mile away, and has excellent grammar and punctuation skills. The ideal candidate will have that perfect mix of creative and operational — be able to make sound editorial judgments on copy while also possessing strong organizational skills and a deadline-driven attitude to keep the Internet Content Trains moving. You won’t be afraid to speak up when you see a headline that’s not optimized or a paragraph that doesn’t make sense. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Copy Editor will keep up on the latest web style guidelines and have a basic understanding of SEO, HTML and technical language.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Excellent writing skills; ability to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style
  • Degree in English, Communication, Journalism or related field

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience editing web content at fast-paced digital environment
  • Interest in pop culture, entertainment, news, parenting, beauty and relationships
  • Personal or professional use of social media to promote content, including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

To Apply: Click here to apply.

Jobs of the Week

Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Description: The Gallery Books imprint of Simon & Schuster is seeking an Editorial Assistant to assist an Executive Editor and Senior Editor, focused on women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Responsibilities include: reviewing manuscripts; general administrative duties; organizing and scheduling meetings in MS Outlook; communicating with authors and agents, by phone and e-mail; expense tracking; evaluating a high volume of manuscripts; handling all aspects of transmitting books to production. Must be reliable, friendly and flexible: proven time management skills, resourcefulness, accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency. Be able to work independently, confidentially, and professionally, in a fast-paced office environment. Knowledge of social media is important.

Requirements: Possess strong MS Office skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Internet skills. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are a must, as is a demonstrated interest in book publishing, especially women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture.

Of paramount importance are a can-do attitude, excellent organization, follow-through, and attention to detail.

View the original job post here.

InStyle

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to the Editor

Location: NYC

Description: The Assistant is responsible for managing the day-to-day schedule and all administrative functions of the office of the Editor of InStyle. Ideal
candidate is a detail-oriented and confident self-starter who can
anticipate the needs of a busy executive and thrive in a fast-paced,
deadline-driven environment. This position requires the ability to
communicate and prioritize effectively; interact with high-level clients,
senior management and internal staff; handle confidential information; and
oversee multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities: schedule meetings and manage appointment
calendar, make travel/transportation arrangements, answer phone and
prioritize messages.

Candidate must be a college grad with at least two years of administrative
experience supporting an executive, preferably in an editorial environment.

View the original posting here.