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Assistant Editor, Cultural, Media, and Communication Studies
New York, USA
There is now a great opportunity to join the highly successful Humanities Division at Palgrave Macmillan. We’re looking to recruit an energetic and highly organised graduate as an Assistant Editor to support our Editor for Cultural, Media, and Communication Studies. This will be a 12-month temporary position and will be based out of our Manhattan offices.
The Assistant Editor provides a vital role in supporting the Editor by ensuring that the Cultural, Media, and Communication Studies list is managed efficiently, that our authors receive a high quality of service, that our books are published to the highest standards and by contributing to the acquisition of new titles in some defined areas of the list, as determined by the Editor.
As well as providing core support to the Editor, the role involves building excellent working relationships with authors and day-to-day administration. In addition, the role includes opportunities to gain commissioning experience, under the guidance of the Editor.
- Managing editorial processes including the peer review process for new proposals
- Preparing final typescripts for handover to production
- Database management
- Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs
- A wide range of administrative tasks
- Liaising with authors as well as with colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design and editorial
- Commissioning responsibilities and involvement in list strategy and planning
Experience, skills and qualifications
- Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
- Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
- Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks and be able to work on their own initiative
- Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
- Be able to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
- Preferably have experience working in academic publishing in an entry-level editorial role
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations.
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