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Editorial Assistant, Sociology  
  posted: July 2, 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 sociology textbooks.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production: sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors; setting and adhering to schedules; preparing manuscript for copyediting and production; checking art manuscript and creating photo logs.
• Telephone and message management: professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages; following up on requests/information; and anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management: faxing, copying, printing, e-mailing, and organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Auditing: applying for book ISBN numbers and copyright and checking textbook and ebook prices across sources.
• Data management: extracting data from internal web-based information portals and aggregating data from various sources

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the U.S.
• Ability to work full business hours
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills
• Ability to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
• Ability to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees and be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information
• Proactive, flexible, and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
• Self-directed and independent
• Good time-management skills
• Ability to multitask across departments, activities, and projects
• Detail-oriented, making sure that all daily activities are handled with accuracy

Technical Skills
• Mastery of e-mail and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook
• Proficiency in 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.
 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/affirmative action 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 #  10714
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