Job opening detail :
Publishing Assistant
posted: May 9, 2018
Offered by:
Berghahn Books
Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus
Full Time
Brooklyn, NY
Berghahn Books is seeking an assistant to work closely with its Managing Director in its DUMBO-Brooklyn office. Assignments will span both books and journals and involve assisting with a range of tasks from editorial and content development to general office duties.

The position requires a responsible and detail-oriented person who can handle multiple tasks in a small-firm environment with minimal supervision.

As an independent press, this position will offer a great opportunity to learn many facets of the publishing process through its exposure to all departments. In particular, it will offer a range of insights into the latest industry trends and a chance to contribute to the strategies an agile scholarly publisher develops in order to adapt and evolve.

Responsibilities will be varied and include:
• Keeping track of the daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines and priorities for the Managing Director;
• Preparing for meetings, presentations, or annual reports (running sales reports and statistics, gathering information, creating documents);
• Processing costs and expenses and maintain a range of financial tracking spreadsheets;
• Supporting books royalty activities – providing statements and liaising with authors, accounting, marketing as well as with foreign publishers;
• Entering and tracking various print and ebook-related financials, including collating and entering sales data into databases for tracking and analysis;
• Handling or contributing to various special projects as required;
• Providing general administrative support for the office, including filing and phone support.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
• An interest in scholarly publishing is valuable and a background in social sciences or the humanities a plus;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask;
• Excellent communication skills and a good command of English grammar and spelling as well as proficiency in Word processing applications and Excel are vital;
• Familiarity with Filemaker is also good for the role.
About Our  
Founded in 1994, Berghahn Books is an independent publisher of distinguished scholarly books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. Its program, which includes close to 40 journals and over 120 new titles a year, spans Anthropology, Migration & Refugee Studies, History, and Film Studies.

A peer-review press, Berghahn is committed to the highest academic standards and seeks to enable innovative contributions to the scholarship in its fields of specialty. With offices in New York and Oxford, Berghahn maintains close links to the academic communities of Europe, North America, and all other parts of the world, pursuing a mission to advance quality research across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Vivian Berghahn
Qualified candidates only. Please send resume and cover letter to Vivian Berghahn: No phone calls please.
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