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Requisition Number 17-0627
Post Date 9/27/2017
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City New York City
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 Purpose of the Role:
Macmillan’s STEM team is seeking an individual who will be a key member of the editorial team, whose responsibilities will include providing editorial, media, and administrative support to editors as well as overseeing details on various ongoing projects. This individual must possess excellent communication and organization skills.

Major Responsibilities:
• Providing administrative support by overseeing and maintaining files, from contracts to check requests
• Assisting with development and project management tasks related to our media and assessment projects
• Assisting Editors with their media and print projects, including but not limited to running reports and updating sales data
• Transmitting chapters to production and overseeing manuscript preparation
• Running review projects with external vendors while compiling and maintaining review data
• Recruiting and interacting with university faculty and content providers

Required Skills / Knowledge:
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills in a fast-paced environment
• Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and work independently

Experience Needed:
• Previous book publishing experience a plus

Education Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree
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