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Editorial Assistant

at Macmillan Publishers

Posted: 8/5/2019
Job Reference #: *327A3D430EB301CC

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Editorial Assistant

Organization Name
Flatiron Books

New York


Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC

An entry-level editorial position that will assist two editorial directors at an imprint publishing both adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Main role will be to handle administrative tasks for the editorial directors with some editorial work, with opportunity for growth.

Major Responsibilities:

• Administrative support including: answering telephone, taking messages, help maintain publishing schedule, process expenses, ship packages, read and assess manuscripts, act as liaison with other departments on behalf of editorial directors, help locate contact information, prepare excel spread sheets, make travel arrangements, mailings.
• Paper work and data entry: prepare and traffic forms related to all parts of the publishing process including metadata input, tip sheets, contract requests, check requests, author questionnaires, pricing requests, etc.
• Maintain professional and responsive communication with authors and agents and other internal departments.
• Log, read, and evaluate submissions.
• Editorial reading, proofreading, copyediting

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to prioritize, respond to shifting and fast-paced environment, and work independently.
• Attention to detail and excellent follow through on tasks.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
• Demonstrated interest in fiction for all ages.

Experience Needed:

• Previous book publishing or bookselling experience/internships a plus.

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.