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Requisition Number 19-0489
Post Date 9/12/2019
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
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. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
Requirements

Position Description:

An entry-level editorial position that will assist the publisher of Imprint, a part of MCPG, and support the editorial group. Main role will be to handle administrative tasks for the imprint with some editorial work, with opportunity for creative input and growth.

Major Responsibilities:

• Administrative support including: maintain publisher’s schedule, book travel, process expenses, ship packages, answer phone, respond to queries, liaison with other departments on behalf of publisher.
• Paperwork and data entry: prepare and traffic forms related to all parts of the publishing process including metadata input, contract requests, invoices, pricing requests, etc.
• Maintain professional and responsive communication with authors and agents.
• Log, read and evaluate submissions.
• Participate in creative brainstorms for new book ideas.
• Editorial reading, proofreading, line editing.
• Write copy for sales materials, catalogs and book jackets.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Attention to detail and excellent follow through on tasks.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proofreading or copy editing experience a plus.
• Ability to prioritize, respond to shifting and fast-paced environment, and work independently.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
• Interest in Pop Culture and Media.

Experience Needed:

• Previous book publishing experience/internships a plus.
• Previous media or entertainment experience/internships a plus.

Educational Background Required:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

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