Editorial Assistant, Humanities
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY USA
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W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join its College Department. The Editorial Assistant will report to the Media Editor for Literature, Film, and Philosophy and will work with the humanities editorial group on a range of book and media projects. This is a full-time, entry level position based out of Norton’s headquarters in NYC.
Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
Management of content in all stages of production. This can include sending content to be reviewed by college instructors and students, setting and adhering to schedules, and preparing manuscripts and other content for copyediting and production. Media content can include, but is not limited to, instructor’s guides, assets in Norton Illumine Ebooks, questions in InQuizitive and Norton Testmaker, videos/animations, and PowerPoints.
Communication management. The Editorial Assistant will professionally interact with authors, college faculty, vendors, and marketing & sales staff, and should anticipate when to proactively act on messages.
Project management. The Editorial Assistant will collaborate with and provide support to the humanities editorial group to move various multi-step projects forward and meet publishing deadlines. This can include creating and editing Excel, Word, and Smartsheet documents to support and track projects; organizing various files and assets; managing contracts and processing payments in collaboration with the contracts department and other groups; managing text and photo permissions with authors and the permissions team; tracking and submitting reprint corrections; and contributing to promotional materials.
Data management and market research. This can include aggregating data from various sources as well as assisting with research on market trends in humanities courses and online learning.
Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.
Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
Must be able to work from Norton’s New York City Headquarters.
W. W. Norton & Company (Norton) strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees.
Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a "can-do" attitude.
Must be self-directed and independent.
Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
Mastery of email and calendar management tools required, specifically Outlook.
Proficiency in Word and Excel.
Compensation and Benefits*
Currently available benefits include:
Annual compensation for this position is $42,000. All salaries and salary ranges posted by Norton may vary depending on experience, skills, location, and like considerations.
Generous paid time off, paid holidays, and summer Friday afternoons beginning in July
Generous health benefits, including PPO and EPO medical insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter, gym membership reimbursement, and more. Coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children is available.
Profit-Sharing and 401(k) benefit plan with discretionary contribution matching by employer
Disability and life insurances
FMLA, parental and other leave
Employee Assistance Program (for mental health, financial planning, and other needs)
Employee discounts on Norton books
Limited matching of employee donations to select non-profit organizations
*All policies and benefits described are subject to change at any time.
About W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.
W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
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