Managing Editorial Assistant

New York City, New York
Competitive with benefits, etc.
Sep 20, 2018
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

SUMMARY:  Provide general editorial and administrative support to the managing editorial department with an annual list of 150+ titles.


  • Support the senior members of the managing editorial department in working with the Editorial, Design, and Production departments to guide books through a high-volume editorial pre-production process

  • Use online Title Management Module database to set up entries for individual titles, track book data (specifications, etc.) and schedules, and update information

  • Manage the reprint process across multiple imprints

  • Manage paperback conversions across multiple imprints

  • Create barcodes and assign ISBNs to books; apply for CIP data

  • Copyedit and/or proofread manuscripts, layouts, cover copy, promotional/marketing copy, and other materials


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent copyediting (on hard copy and electronically) and proofreading skills

  • Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style

  • Position requires accuracy, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and follow through consistently

  • Must be highly organized, energetic, and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly

  • Must be able to manage time and meet deadlines

  • Must be able to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments

  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel

  • Experience working on illustrated books a plus

  • Familiarity with electronic markup/Acrobat Pro a plus

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