Jobs of the Week: Norton, Berkley, Scribner, and Diversion Books

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eBook Production Assistant – W. W. Norton

WWNortonType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton is seeking an Ebook Production Assistant to assist our ebook staff with quality assurance, corrections to ebook files, distribution to e-retailers, help desk inquiries, egalley creation and distribution, writing and sending ebook conversion specifications and routine departmental tasks.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Perform quality assurance and tracking for all distributee clients, ensuring that schedules are adhered to and clients are informed of title progress.
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files. Maintain an archive of reprint correction documentation, both fulfilled and planned.
• Transmit ebook specifications and files to ebook conversion partners.
• Assist the ebook distributor in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub and help document the steps in database tracking.
• Assist the departmental manager in routine tasks.

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 NY office.
• 1-2 years of ebook production experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated.
• Must have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking 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 be self-directed and independent.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing publishing industry.
• Proficiency in Word, Excel a must. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Indesign and Photoshop as well as Filemaker Pro a plus.

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 the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

Editorial Assistant – Berkley (PRH)

BerkleyType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant in our Berkley imprint at Penguin Random House! Reporting directly to an Executive Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, write marketing sheets, read and evaluate manuscripts, and oversee the manuscript production process. This Editorial Assistant will focus on hardcover, quality commercial/commercial literary fiction.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Providing administrative support to the supervisor, which includes handling correspondences, answering phones, taking messages, making photocopies, filing, and keeping track of supervisors’ schedules and department projects’ due dates.
2. Liaising with authors and agents during the publication process.
3. Evaluating manuscripts by reading them, writing reader’s reports, and writing and sending rejection letters.
4. Overseeing entire production process from finished manuscript to bound book, and acting as a liaison amongst in-house departments during this process.
5. Writing marketing sheets for the sales department.
6. Preparing editorial letters and line editing manuscripts, once acclimated to basic duties.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Interest in the publishing industry
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and follow-up
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word

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

 

Assistant Publishing Manager – Scribner (S&S)

1Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
-Work with Associate Publisher to schedule and follow-up on in-house meetings.
-Organize and disseminate background material for in-house meetings and sales conferences, and prepare follow-up material for those meetings.
-Liaison for Scribner’s publisher’s office and editors with marketing, ad/promo, publicity, and sales departments.
-Track and route catalog copy, galleys and ARCs, jackets and covers.
-Assist Scribner editors and editorial assistants in preparing materials for in-house meetings and sales conferences.
-Take minutes at weekly marketing meeting and weekly title-specific meetings and follow up on outstanding items
-Prepare weekly marketing update for Scribner.
-Schedule, track and curate content for the Scribner Magazine site
-Assist Associate Publisher with editorial work on 3 – 4 books/year – pass for press, changes to/from authors, blues, catalog copy, flap copy, etc.
-Routine clerical work: filing, answering phones, sorting mail, monthly expense report, attendance sheets, mailings, daily sales reports and bestseller lists, etc.
-Manage metadata for backlist and keep staff informed on metadata procedures.
-Request and track reading group guides
-Co-ordinate finished book mailings with editors and marketing department
-Manage Goodreads giveaways

Requirements: 

  • College Graduate
  • Minimum 2 years publishing experience
  • Computer literate: WORD, Excel, Microsoft Outlook. Well-organized and able to work independently and to juggle a variety of tasks.
  • Social media and WordPress experience a plus

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Diversion Books

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Diversion Books, a fast-paced, innovative indie publisher, is seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to join the team as an assistant to the vice president. Our small staff is enthusiastic, rigorous, and dedicated to the world of books and we are hoping for an A+ multi-tasker and team player that brings enthusiasm, incredible organization, a passion for great books, and unique vision to the workplace. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the executive staff and will be engaged in all things related to business operations and development.

What we’re looking for:
• A bachelor’s degree
• A great personality with the ability to confidently communicate at all levels
• Interest in business management and business development
• A self-starter with a keen eye for detail and planning

Responsibilities Include:
• General assistance the vice president and executive team, including scheduling, correspondence, and project tracking
• Some administrative duties
• Assistance with business systems and operations

Requirements: 
The successful candidate must have the following skills:
• Ability to multitask and coordinate multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment; must be able to maintain a high level of responsibility; strong attention to detail and follow-through a must
• Excellent organization and project planning skills with flexibility and openness to new ideas
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a tight-knit team
• Excellent command of Microsoft Office
• Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills
• Some familiarity with the publishing industry a plus
• Familiarity with Quickbooks a plus

To Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Cummings (mary@diversionbooks.com) with the subject line: Publishing Assistant Application

 

 

Jobs of the Week

11-3Publishers Weekly

Type: Full-time

Position: Copy editor

Location: NYC

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact-checking.
Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.
We’re seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.

To Apply: Please send your résumé with a covering letter to hr@publishersweekly.com. Please include your annual salary requirements in the letter (note that we will only consider applicants who provide this information).

 

 

W.W. NortonW. W. Norton & Company

 Type: Full-time

Position: Trade Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two trade editors. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
• Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; faxing, copying, printing, and emailing.
• Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

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.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Strong interest in cooking and non-fiction books.
• 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 across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.

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

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 the job you are applying to in the subject line. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee. W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.