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Requisition Number 18-0002
Post Date 1/2/2018
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City New York
State NY
Description 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.
Requirements Macmillan Learning is seeking an Editorial Assistant for the Psychology group. The assistant will provide support to several editors who develop print and digital content for the college classroom, helping them with various administrative and editorial tasks while gaining exposure to the editorial function within educational publishing.

Major Responsibilities:

• Assist editors with project planning, development, sales, and marketing
• Coordinate review programs and surveys to solicit instructor feedback on new projects and revised editions
• Oversee the development of ancillary content such as instructor’s manuals, workbooks, assessment, and homework assignments
• Format and prepare manuscript for production
• Provide research assistance on content, permissions, or the competitive landscape
• Correspond with authors, instructors, and sales reps
• Perform clerical tasks such as running reports, processing invoices, handling mailings, and filling out project paperwork and logs
• Provide other administrative support as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Close attention to detail
• Ability to set priorities, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
• Must bring a positive, can-do spirit to the role

Experience Needed:

• Teaching or tutoring experience a plus
• Previous experience and/or internships in educational publishing a plus
• Previous experience working in customer outreach, such as working in a call center, retail, or waiting tables, a plus

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor of Arts degree
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