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Requisition Number 19-0111
Post Date 3/6/2019
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

Assist two Executive Editors. One handles literary fiction, celebrity autobiography, diet & fitness, cookbooks and pop culture titles; one, handles non-fiction only – history, politics, current events, performing arts, biography, celebrity autobiography, memoir and a few heavily illustrated titles.

Duties include: Keeping track of the schedules for books under contract and in production as well as incoming submissions, organizing meetings, trafficking manuscripts, jackets and promotion materials. Ability to deal with the sometimes conflicting demands of in-house colleagues and authors/agents. Good writing, communication and organizational skills coupled with the ability to work smart and fast a must. The editorial assistant is responsible for a huge quantity of material that must flow in and out of house. That material includes price estimates, P&Ls, tip sheets (book description plus marketing and sales data points) and jacket copy, as well as regular daily correspondence. Ability to learn and master in-house databases for title management, sales tracking and payments/royalties for authors necessary. Previous office experience preferred but not required. Great organization skills, a nose for prioritization and stamina required for these busy editors.

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