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Requisition Number 19-0117
Post Date 3/11/2019
Title Assistant Editor
Organization Name Henry Holt & Company
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:

Assistant Editor to the publisher of Metropolitan Books. We are a small, highly collaborative team that publishes work across genres—American and international history and politics, social science, memoir, fiction, graphic novels—and formats. The primary responsibilities include reading and evaluating manuscripts; editing manuscripts; writing copy for book covers, catalogs, and the web; communicating regularly with authors; and generally assisting the publisher with administrative tasks.

Major Responsibilities:

• Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts on submission
• Track manuscripts through production process
• Write flap copy, catalog copy, launch sheets, and tip sheets
• Liaise between editorial and production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments
• Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process
• Edit manuscripts

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Widely read and engaged with current events, culture, and ideas
• Strong written communication skills—and an eagerness to learn
• Experienced at multi-tasking and working with a team
• Good organizational skills and attention to detail; good follow-up skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently

Experience Needed:

• Prior experience in book or magazine publishing
• Foreign language proficiency (primarily reading) a definite plus
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