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Requisition Number 18-0538
Post Date 11/15/2018
Title Contracted Employee Assignment: Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City New York
State NY
Description This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm.
Requirements Please note: This is a temporary assignment; however, the individual selected to perform it will be employed by Headway Corporate Resources. Date of assignment: January 22-August 9, 2019

Position Description:

Working in Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions Publishing Group, this individual will assist with editorial, production, administrative, and marketing assignments, as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

• Assist in the day-to-day operations across various customer-facing databases, namely: Bedford Select, LabPartner, Freeman Select, and Worth Select. Work may include but is not limited to:
o Requesting permissions
o Confirming details with instructors and sales reps
o Placing orders and arranging shipments
o Database maintenance and updates
• Assist in the production of all types of custom projects, including but not limited to:
o Preparing and formatting manuscript
o Creating front matter and TOCs
o Creating pagination guides
o Creating informational spreadsheets
o Proofreading
o Clearing permissions
• Assist with other administrative work, including contracts, gathering information for estimates, working on spreadsheets, etc.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to handle multiple projects while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment
• Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Outstanding customer service and problem-solving skills
• Excellent and demonstrated proofreading skills and attentiveness to detail
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and WebEx

Experience Needed:

• One year of relevant work experience, including student internships
• Previous book publishing experience a plus

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree required; English major preferred

Please Note:

Candidates will not be considered without a cover letter.

Qualified candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and take a proofreading test.
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