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Requisition Number 18-0581
Post Date 12/27/2018
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Farrar Straus & Giroux
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
Position Description:

The editorial Assistant will work with the Publisher in all aspects of the editorial and publishing process and in coordination with other departments


Major Responsibilities:

• Candidate will screen manuscripts for acquisition and publications
• Candidate will write reader’s reports and catalog copy
• Candidate will manage the Publisher’s working diary and will perform administrative duties necessary for the smooth running of the office
• Candidate may collaborate with authors and supervising editors on possible changes in style, content, and format, and will work under close supervision of a more senior editor
• Candidate will receive work opportunities to increase personal and professional knowledge of editorial process and subject are content with expectations to complete more complex tasks in the future.


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Organization
• Time management
• Strong Computer Skills
• Excellent reading and writing
• Strong presentation manner
• Knowledge of literature, marketplace


Experience Needed:

• General office experience
• Entry-level position with preference for candidates who have internship or some office assistant experience


Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree

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