Editorial Assistant

Employer
Guideposts
Location
Danbury, Connecticut (US)
Salary
Competitive with benefits and paid time off
Posted
Sep 13, 2019
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media, a direct marketing publisher, is seeking an editorial assistant to join a dynamic team in developing books for our customers. The editorial assistant will support both the fiction and nonfiction project managers, editors, and production manager.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • research books for licensing through publishers in the Christian market  
  • read critically, edit, proofread, and write
  • administrative/support functions, including invoice processing, maintenance of records
  • assist in maintaining and keeping project schedules current and accurate
  • interface with marketing staff, freelance editorial providers, and designers
  • contribute to content development efforts across the organization
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Experience/Education

College degree preferably in English, Communications, or Creative Writing. Intern experience in editorial or publishing a strong plus. Knowledge of the Christian and general inspirational book market is a plus. Solid experience with Microsoft Office suite is essential, including Excel, Word, and Outlook. Adobe Acrobat Pro is a plus. Must be enthusiastic and have a “can-do” attitude.

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