Job opening detail :
Assistant Editor - Adult
posted: Jan. 7, 2021
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Description

This entry-level role reports to the Associate Publisher/Editorial Director of the Adult Trade group and supports the Adult NF editorial department and the Publisher in a wide range of administrative and editorial tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

• Communicate with other departments, authors, and agents.
• Write editorial materials, including but not limited to, tip sheets, catalog copy, and jacket copy, and copy to feed out to online retailers.
• Read submissions and provide feedback; draft rejection letters.
• Prepare acquisitions proposals
• Input data into our electronic databases, namely Biblio.
• Provide editorial notes on manuscripts.
• Shepherd UK co-pub titles through the US publication process and present these titles at pre-launch and launch meetings.
• Mail out various forms of correspondence, including book mailings.
• Prepare Travel and Expense reports and Focal Point invoices.
• Organize and schedule department meetings (booking conference rooms/video links/ordering food/drinks).
• Make restaurant reservations, book travel via the corporate travel agent, and book conference appointments (post-COVID).
• Create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Commission and send advance payments.
• Run P&Ls.
• Research/update sales figures (Cognos, Decision Key, Royalty Share) for tip sheets.
• Draft deal memos, review contracts, upload to Biblio.
• Pull seasonal lists and maintain pub grids and department grids.
• Research and analyze trends and competition.
• Review reprints and make necessary updates.
• Prepare illustration suggestions and art logs for illustrated titles.
• Prepare manuscripts for transmittal.


• Associates Degree in a related field and at least 1 year of related experience.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines.
• Flexible and able to switch gears, mid-stream.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Critical reading skills/editorial eye.
• Ability to take initiative.
• Interest in working on adult fiction and non-fiction.
• Strong understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Basic understanding of how to operate electronic reading devices (Kindle, Nook, iPad).


Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home until further notice. Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT , or PA and be able to commute to Bloomsbury USA’s New York City office full-time when the office re-opens.
Please apply for this job opportunity via our onboarding portal:

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company has always followed, and will continue to follow, a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
About Our  
Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. is a subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC of the United Kingdom. Launched in 1998, Bloomsbury USA is a publisher of high quality fiction, non-fiction and academic titles. Originally established as a publisher of adult books, in 2001 Bloomsbury USA expanded with the creation of Bloomsbury Children’s USA, and later enlarged our trade reach with the acquisition of the adult and children’s divisions of Walker Books in 2004. To broaden the scope of our business, Bloomsbury stepped into the Academic and Professional market via the acquisitions of Continuum International Publishing Group in 2011 and Fairchild Books in 2012. Bloomsbury also created an increased presence in Special Interests Publishing with the acquisitions of Conway Publishing in 2014 and Osprey Publishing in 2015. Most recently, Bloomsbury launched its Digital Resources division in 2017, providing scholarly content in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Bloomsbury’s award-winning Fashion Central and Drama Online.
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