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Editorial Assistant, College Division & Norton Critical Editions  
  posted: June 30, 2014
 Offered by: 
W.W. Norton & Company
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental, 401K, Profit-sharing
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support an editor of college science textbooks including geology, anthropology, and environmental science and the editor and assistant editor for the Norton Critical Editions. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production- Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.
• Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.
• Professional customer and author relationship management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Emailing, scanning, faxing, copying, printing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Auditing – Applying for book ISBN numbers and copyright. Checking textbook and ebook prices across sources.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Copyright permissions–assisting with copyright clearance for permissive materials. Some knowledge of US and international copyright law helpful, but not necessary.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Strength with MS Excel a must.
• 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.
• A passion for publishing and literature and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
 About Our  
Company: 
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 the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry”. For more information about the Company, please visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.
 Address: 
New York, NY
 Special  
Instructions: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.
Job #  10713
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