Assistant Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 10, 2014
Closes
Jul 10, 2014
Contact
Ms. Lynn Scrabis
Category
Publishing
Duration
Freelance
We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented assistant editor to handle editorial duties related to books that we produce in conjunction with foreign publishers.

Co-edition responsibilities:
Work with editors, production managers, and foreign publishers to set, maintain, and update book publication schedules
Act as a liaison between editors and foreign publishers to traffic text for translation and InDesign files for typesetting, and handle any other editorial issues
Act as a liaison between production managers and foreign publishers to traffic final mechanical files, route blues and color proofs for approvals, and troubleshoot any production issues
Provide production managers with shipping and packing instructions from foreign publishers
Assist with Rizzoli's French program, including providing sales materials, establishing on sale dates, and preparing purchase orders
Prepare presentations and marketing content for international book fairs
Provide presentation materials for submission to foreign publishers
Coordinate sending of hi-res files to foreign licensees

Buy-in responsibilities:
Work with originating publishers to set, maintain, and update book publication schedules
Review cover and layout designs with the publisher, and communicate feedback to originating publishers
Coordinate copyediting, typesetting (if applicable), and proofreading for books
Review blues and proofs for books
Coordinate any updates for books in reprint
Prepare purchase orders and shipping instructions, including coordinating drop shipments with the international sales department
Provide sales and publicity with any requested materials, such as art and text for sales catalogue, digital book excerpts, press images, etc.
Traffic, print, and review submissions

A bachelor's degree is required, along with a minimum 2 years of experience working within the editorial department at a book publisher. Proficiency in Word and Excel are required, and familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat are strongly preferred. Must be extremely detail oriented and organized, and able to efficiently handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment. Knowledge of French or Italian a plus.

Please include cover letter with resume.

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