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Requisition Number 19-0516
Post Date 9/26/2019
Title Assistant to Managing Editor
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 Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Requirements The assistant to the managing editor provides administrative support to the managing editors and production editorial, as well as assistance with timely trafficking of a variety of materials and maintenance of clear and accurate title metadata. Responsible for handling approximately 30–50 reprints per week, a variety of special sales editions, and coordinating the cataloging-in-publication data application process for all applicable titles for all children’s imprints.

Major Responsibilities:

• Attend weekly supply chain meeting and traffic reprint updates for all imprints insuring accuracy and timely delivery to production.
• Coordinate cataloging-in-publication data applications to the Library of Congress with editorial assistants, dealing with any queries from them, and submit preassigned control number applications for all remaining titles for each season.
• Assist managing editors with the preparation of materials for key seasonal meetings and budgets.
• Input data for new acquisitions and maintain title information in title management system.
• Responsible for working with editorial, production, and design to create and traffic special sales editions and format conversions.
• Assist production editorial with proofreading marketing materials including but not limited to banner and print ads, activity kits, and teacher’s guides, and, as needed, checking of proof stages for a variety of front list titles.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to prioritize and use time efficiently.
• Demonstrate accurate work and strong organizational skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of quality and juggling multiple projects at once.
• Strong computer skills.

Experience Needed:

• Some administrative work or internship experience, ideally with a publisher or related industry.
• Excellent computer skills and verbal and written communication skills.
• Basic proofreading experience.

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree
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