Children's Editorial Assistant

New York
Jul 09, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
Position Profile:

We are looking for a bright, hard-working person to join the Bloomsbury USA Children’s Editorial team. The Children’s Editorial Assistant supports the Children’s editorial department—most particularly the editorial director—in a wide range of administrative editorial tasks and administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Reading and evaluating submissions and manuscripts.
• Generating tipsheets.
• Writing flap/cover copy and advanced reader and catalog copy.
• Title acquisition support (running P&Ls, contract requests, acquisition memos, check requests, title management systems work, etc.)
• Corresponding with authors and agents.
• Trafficking book materials at all stages both in house and out.
• Preparing editorial and marketing materials.
• Performing market research
• Keeping schedules and general department organization, liaising with various departments, as well as paperwork and other systems duties.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

• Four year undergraduate degree in a related field.
• Internship experience preferred
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Highly motived and detail-oriented; strong organizational skills.
• Ability to juggle many tasks under pressure.
• Strong writing skills
• Creative thinker and problem solver.
• Solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Basic understanding of how to operate electronic reading devices (Kindle, Nook, iPad)
• Enthusiasm for and knowledge of children’s books

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements as an MS Word document to Indicate “Children’s Editorial Assistant” in your subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Bloomsbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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