Publisher’s Assistant

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Mar 22, 2013
Closes
Apr 21, 2013
Contact
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Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time

Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers is looking for a smart, organized Publisher’s Assistant. The Publisher’s Assistant will provide support for the publisher and the editorial department, working with front-list books at every stage from acquisition through the first year of publication.


Major Responsibilities:

Aiding the publisher with the various stages of book production
Working closely with the publisher and editorial department to maintain production schedules
Liaising with authors, editors, and other publishing departments
Managing the publisher’s schedule
Writing copy for book jackets, catalogs, and sales sheets
Reading and aiding in evaluation of submitted manuscripts
Requesting and processing contracts and payments
Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to book production

Required Skills / Knowledge:

Familiarity with and enthusiasm for young adult and children’s books
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
Familiarity with children’s books
Keen proofreading skills
Microsoft Office applications

Experience Needed:

· Previous experience as an intern, participation in a publishing program, or other children’s book-related experience



Educational Background Required:

Bachelor’s Degree







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