Editorial Assistant, Knopf

Posted: 10/9/2019 | Expires: 11/8/2019

Location: New York, NY, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Editorial Assistant, Knopf
Alfred A. Knopf was founded in 1915 and has long been known as a publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction. Its list of authors includes Toni Morrison, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Anne Rice, Anne Tyler, Jane Smiley, Richard Ford, Julia Child, Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Michael Ondaatje, as well as such classic writers as Thomas Mann, Willa Cather, John Hersey, and John Cheever.
We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group’s Editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist two senior-level professionals in the areas of literary fiction, cookbooks, and serious narrative nonfiction. It will be responsible for assisting with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening, copy writing, and project support.  In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.
Responsibilities include:
* Evaluating manuscripts and proposals
* Assisting with the coordination of the editorial and production process
* Writing catalog/flap copy
* Acting as a liaison between authors/agents and the editorial department

Additional requirements we are looking for include:
* A strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility
* Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
* Ability to pay close attention to detail
* Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
* Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
* Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
* Experience speaking, reading, translating, and writing in French and Spanish a plus, but not a requirement

Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program, kindly include your cover letter and resume.Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

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