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Requisition Number 18-0078
Post Date 2/8/2018
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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 be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC
Requirements
Position Description:

Editorial Assistant will assist a VP, Executive Editor and a Senior Associate Editor (St. Martin's Press) with the development and publication of fiction and non-fiction titles. Candidates should be exceptionally well-organized, detail oriented, proactive, and able to multitask and prioritize effectively. We are seeking a strong writer and proofreader who has a broad reading sensibility, in both fiction and non-fiction, and a passion for the publishing industry.

Major Responsibilities:

• Administrative support for a VP, Executive Editor and a Senior Associate Editor (St. Martin’s Press)
• Maintaining calendar and scheduling
• Answering phone; managing physical mailbox; routing forms and materials
• Maintaining professional relationships with authors and agents
• Evaluating submissions and preparing readers’ reports
• Preparing and routing all manuscripts through the production process
• Drafting catalog copy, tip sheets, launch sheets, jacket copy, and reading group guides
• Assisting with market research; preparing P&Ls, contract requests, estimate requests, and payment requests
• Attending author meetings and editorial board, when appropriate
• Prioritizing and proactively executing a multitude of tasks

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• The successful candidate will be a positive and proactive individual who has the ability to organize and prioritize a large number of tasks. Creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and a good attitude are vital.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines


Experience Needed:

• Internship or previous publishing experience preferred (1-2 years)

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree
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