Digital Editorial Assistant

New York
Aug 20, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning content for college textbooks in Music.

Essential job responsibilities include:

•Content Management in all stages of production – Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyediting and production.
•Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
•Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
•Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.
•Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
•Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
•Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree.
•Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
•Must be able to work full business hours.
•Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
•Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
•Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
•Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
•Must be self-directed and independent.
•Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing activities, and projects.
•Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
•Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
•Must have strong research skills.
•Must have a passion for learning new software programs and project management systems.
•A background in and/or passion in the college-level discipline of music is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills:

•Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.
•Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
•Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: PLEASE INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN YOUR COVER LETTER AND IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

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