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Publication or Company Junior Library Guild
Job Title Editorial Assistant
Industry Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements JLG editorial assistants must have a good critical eye, be able to articulate ideas both in written evaluations and group discussions, work through a high volume of material under deadline pressure, and be willing to take on various duties in our small department.

The major responsibilities of the job are assisting the Editorial Director; administrative tasks including logging in and tracking submissions; reading and evaluating children’s and young adult book manuscripts; and writing descriptions for our catalogs and Web site.

A Bachelor of Arts is required. Knowledge of proofreading and copyediting marks is a plus, as are familiarity with children, children’s and young adult books, and the library market. Spanish proficiency and strong computer skills, especially with Excel, are extremely desirable.
About Our Company The Junior Library Guild is a unique service that provides school and public libraries with new frontlist children’s books. We make our selections from publishers in advance of the books’ publication and distribute them to the libraries on a monthly basis. Our books range in level from preschool through mature young adult and include fiction and nonfiction.

Benefits Include:
• Medical / Dental / Vision
• Medical Flexible Spending / Dependent Care
• Basic Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Short / Long Term Disability Insurance
• Pre-tax Commuter
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Holidays
• 401(k) with company match
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