Managing Editorial Assistant

Employer
ABRAMS
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Competitive with benefits, etc.
Posted
Sep 20, 2018
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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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