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Requisition Number 18-0217
Post Date 5/1/2018
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Celadon Books
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
The position reports to the Executive Editor of Celadon Books, providing administrative and editorial support while coordinating between authors, agents, and different departments within Macmillan, including sales, production, and other shared services. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, detail oriented, and organized. Enthusiasm for fiction and non-fiction is key, as is strong writing and communication skills and a passion for the publishing industry.

Responsibilities include:

• Evaluating submissions and preparing readers’ reports
• Maintaining professional relationships with authors and agents
• 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
• Preparing and routing all manuscripts through the production process
• Attending author and editorial meetings
• Administrative support for Executive Editor, including expenses, phone monitoring, and scheduling
• Actively reads books to maintain awareness of trends and competitors
• Provides general administrative and clerical duties for the division
• Cultivates editorial sensibility & builds skills necessary for future list building

Requirements include:

• Positive and proactive individual, multitasker able to prioritize a large number of tasks
• Creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and a good attitude
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent writing and communication abilities, a broad reading sensibility, and a passion for the publishing industry
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Computer skills – MS Word , Excel, Powerpoint, G Suite
• Previous experience in the publishing industry a plus

Educational Background Required:

• College degree
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