Assistant/Associate Editor, Rodale Books

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 23, 2013
Closes
Sep 22, 2013
Contact
Mr. Steve George
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling, health and general sports titles. He or she will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books as well. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post college publishing experience. This position is located in New York City.

Responsibilities:

Evaluate manuscripts and collect research to facilitate acquisition process
Meet project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
Develop book ideas and secure writers
Write copy, including back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
Attend meetings with agents and authors

Qualifications:

BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
Commitment to developing a career in publishing
Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
Two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
Exceptional writing ability
Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
Strong attention to detail and work ethic
Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

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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