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Requisition Number 18-0278
Post Date 5/31/2018
Title Assistant Editor
Organization Name Macmillan
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
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Position Description:

Day-to-day management of Cookstr.com and related content; assisting in the editing and publication of books for various Macmillan imprints


Major Responsibilities:

• Coordinate all aspects of a high-volume, fast-paced editor’s desk
• Track manuscripts through production process
• Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts on submission
• Write flap copy, catalog copy, launch sheets and tip sheets
• Liaison between editorial and sales, marketing, production, and design departments
• Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process
• Edit manuscripts
• Social media and basic digital media skills

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• An interest in and knowledge of books, publishing, and food media
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
• Strong editing skills
• Experienced at multitasking while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment
• Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; good follow-up skills
• Strong work ethic and initiative with customer service orientation
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently


Experience Needed:

• Minimum 1 year prior book publishing experience

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities or other related field or equivalent work experience



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