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Requisition Number 17-0706
Post Date 11/3/2017
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. 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:

An entry-level editorial position that will assist the Publishing Director of three children’s imprints. Main role will be to handle administrative tasks and some editorial work, with opportunity for creative input and growth.

Major Responsibilities:

• Administrative support including: help maintain publisher schedule, process expenses, ship packages, read and assess manuscripts for supervisors and colleagues, act as 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, tip sheets, contract requests, invoices, pricing requests, etc.
Maintain professional and responsive communication with authors and agents.
• Log, read, and evaluate submissions.
• Write copy for sales material, 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 in Microsoft Office programs.
• Demonstrated interest in children’s books.

Experience Needed:

• Previous children’s books publishing, or book selling, experience/internships a plus.

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree

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