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.