Assistant Editor, Adult Editorial

New York City, New York (US)
Base salary and eligible to enroll in health benefits
May 17, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

SUMMARY: The Assistant Editor will provide editorial and administrative support to the Executive Editor and the Adult Editorial team. They will develop and manage a growing licensed publishing program. The successful candidate must have a serious interest in and knowledge of both pop culture and illustrated non-fiction books.


  • Editorial tasks include: copyediting, proofreading, collating galleys, creating P&L’s, and requesting and managing contracts
  • Draft fact sheet, catalogue, and flap copy for books
  • Act as lead editor/project manager for select titles each season
  • Assess proposals; assist with research and development for new projects
  • Clerical tasks include: taking minutes at meetings, maintaining schedules and databases, making copies, sending packages, routing internal mail, etc.
  • Work in conjunction with Publisher and Executive Editor to help identify future licensing acquisitions/partnerships, ideally developing, acquiring, or co-acquiring 2-4 titles/year
  • Assist in managing and developing select licensed brands/projects, including Disney/Lucasfilm/Marvel, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, and Hasbro, among others

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years editorial experience in trade book publishing and/or product
  • Desire and ability to work in an environment where creativity, innovative thinking, and an excellent work ethic are highly valued
  • A passion for and knowledge of pop culture is a must
  • Current knowledge of the illustrated non-fiction entertainment book market, and an ability to identify opportunities
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, copyediting and proofreading skills. Strong communication and writing skills
  • Must be highly organized, energetic and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree

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