Editorial Assistant, Education

Posted: 5/23/2018 | Expires: 6/22/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive





Palgrave Macmillan specialises in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business.















Editorial Assistant, Education





Palgrave Macmillan





New York















Company description:





Palgrave Macmillan is a global cross-market publisher specializing in cutting-edge academic books. We publish monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in print and online. In subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business, the list contains original works by many of the foremost scholars, writers and editors in the world, including policy makers, Nobel laureates, and internationally recognized experts.










Position description:





We are looking for a motivated Editorial Assistant to provide valuable support to the Editor for Education, as well as building good working relationships with authors and effectively dealing with day-to-day administration.










Major responsibilities:





  • Managing editorial processes and the peer review process for new proposals

  • Preparing final typescripts for handover to production

  • Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs



  • Liaising with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production and editorial

  • Checking any required rights, forms, and permissions for third party content

  • Following up with authors for revisions and final manuscripts




Required skills/knowledge:





  • Strong verbal and written communication skills



  • Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritize in a high-volume environment, meet deadlines and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team

  • Ability to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly

  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft Office applications

  • Keen proofreading skills and sharp eye for detail

  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries

Experience Needed:



  • This is an ideal first role for someone wanting to establish a career in scholarly publishing.






Educational Background Required:





  • BA or equivalent











We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:





  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours






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