Editorial Assistant

New York
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Mr. Steve George
Full Time
Rodale Books is currently seeking an assistant for the New York City office. This person will provide editorial and administrative support for both the editorial director of trade books and the director of subsidiary rights. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, has a professional manner, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative and has a can-do attitude! Previous administrative work and publishing experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

•General office support to the editorial director and the director of subsidiary rights
•Manage weekly editorial meetings (meeting request, setup—video, agenda, minutes)
•Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publisher, translation sub-agents, rights contacts, and other clients
•Analyzing book proposals and writing readers reports
•Fielding unsolicited submissions
- Drafting correspondence
•Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, and P&L drafts
•Ordering books/office supplies
•Mailing packages
•Trafficking of internal materials
•Submit check requests for author payment
•Process T&E expenses
•General editorial and sub-rights research


•Bachelor’s degree
•At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
•Excellent verbal/written communication skills
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to work as a member of a team
•Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently
•A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things

When applying to this position, please include a cover letter and if applicable, sample clips, and sample media appearances with your application.

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