Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant
posted: Mar. 5, 2018
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Bloomsbury has an exciting opportunity for an editorial assistant to join our successful academic lists in the fields of literary studies and music and sound studies. The successful candidate would support commissioning editorial staff in all stages of the publication of books and supporting material, and the administration of title acquisition, planning and production.

Position Description:
• Keeps the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors,
• and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Prepares manuscripts for handover to production to agreed standards and on schedule
• Sets up new titles on Biblio (company database) according agreed workflows, and ensures that any changes to projects are updated promptly and in line with key dates
• Commissions peer reviews for projects as requested by their manager; ensures these reviews are delivered in a timely way; records the progress of all projects under review
• Prepares and sends out contracts for new projects; ensures signed contracts are returned in a timely way and liaises with the royalty team as appropriate
• Puts together cover briefs, cover copy and briefs cover designs, where required
• Supports editors in managing backlist, including monitoring stock levels, reprints and the Print on Demand scheme, as required
• Responds promptly and appropriately to external and internal inquiries
• Liaises closely with production and marketing to ensure they have the information they need, when they need it, and in line with key dates
• Responsible for the provision of basic reports and sales information
• Completing pro forma and book orders
• Provides general clerical support for the department (filing, photocopying, etc.)

Qualifications Required:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 6 months publishing experience/internship preferred
• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office; familiarity with Adobe InDesign beneficial but not essential
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including copyrighting
• Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
• Professional manner in dealing with colleagues, authors, third-party partners
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
• Handles and communicates information sensitively and professionally
• Commercial awareness and customer focus
• Proven title database management skills
• Solid understanding of the US higher education market
About Our  
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.
To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Include "Editorial Assistant" in the subject of your e-mail. While we appreciate every resume we receive, we will ONLY contact candidates we are considering for the position.
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