Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant, Trade
posted: May 9, 2019
Offered by:
W.W. Norton
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Editorial Assistant to assist two editors in its Trade Editorial Department. This is a full-time, entry level position based out of Norton’s headquarters in NYC.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

· Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; reminding editors and authors of deadlines.
· Reading and reacting quickly to submissions of fiction and nonfiction of various genres.
· Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
· Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; copying, printing, and emailing.
· Tracking and processing payments.
· Managing text and photo permissions with authors and the contracts department.
· Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
· Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or manage office responsibilities.
· Line editing manuscripts and contributing to overall publishing strategy of individual titles.
· Working with a diverse list of books approximately 85% of which are nonfiction.

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

Required Qualifications:

· Resumes MUST be accompanied by a concise, eloquent cover letter describing current reading interests and reasons for applying to this job in particular. No resumes will be considered without a strong cover letter. The letter must be free of typos and grammatical errors.
· Sharp, curious mind, expanded by breadth and depth of reading in contemporary fiction and nonfiction of various genres, including history, food, current events, cultural and international subjects. Applicant should regularly follow multiple reputable sources, both in print and online, for news and information. (This is primarily a nonfiction-oriented job and while sensitivity to language and ability to judge strong storytelling are essential, those whose interests are exclusively literary will be at a disadvantage in the application process).
· 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 from Norton’s New York City headquarters.
· Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
· Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
· Must be able to interact with confidence, warmth and respect with authors, agents, and employees at all levels.
· Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
· Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and able to 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 daily activities are handled with painstaking accuracy.
· Mastery of email and calendar management tools required, specifically Outlook.
· Proficiency in Word and Excel.
· Interest in cookbooks and cooking a plus.
About Our  
W. W. Norton, Headquartered in New York City, has been publishing exceptional books since 1923. As an independent company owned wholly by its employees, we are unique among publishers and offer a different kind of company culture. As employee owners, we all work hard to achieve a common goal: to produce the best books and media possible--valuing the content above all--at ethical prices. In our 93-year history, Norton has published the work of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. We have produced books that are warmly received and books that stir up controversy. But one thing never changes—our commitment to remain a strong, independent house that seeks out the best authors and scholarship to challenge, engage, and educate students and the public.

W. W. Norton 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.
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