Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant
posted: Nov. 16, 2021
Offered by:
Restless Books
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible hours
Full Time
Brooklyn, NY
The Restless Books Editorial Assistant will work closely with the Restless staff in coordinating an array of tasks across editorial, production, administration, and nonprofit development departments, reporting to the Editorial and Marketing Director and the Associate Editor and Grants Manager.

Hours and Compensation:

• Full time, at least three days per week in person in the Brooklyn office
• $45,000 annual salary, beginning as soon as December 1, 2021
• 15 Vacation Days + company holiday in the last week of December
• Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits with HSA options
• Generous parental leave policy



• Log submissions and manage submissions database
• Read and respond to submissions, recommend titles for publication
• Take minutes during Editorial and Acquisitions meetings
• Communicate with authors, translators, foreign publishers, and literary agents
• Assist editors with inputting metadata, copy, and digital assets to the website and title management system
• Work with editors to prepare manuscripts for transmittal for galley design, proofreading, and final layout

Development and Programs:

• Work with Associate Editor and Grants Manager to manage subscriptions and fulfillment for the Restless Readers Club
• Assist with administration of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
• Assist with management of translation grant, publication grant, and award applications


• Field queries to the company general email account
• Fulfill website orders
• Assist with galley mailings
• Assist in managing inventory and office supplies
• Work with Associate Editor and Grants Manager to manage the Publishing Internship program

Growth Opportunities:

• After the initial training period, acquire and act as the lead editor on 2 - 5 titles a year.
• Participate in long-term planning and the development of new publishing projects, initiatives, and programs

Ideal Candidates will Possess:

• Passion for books and the Restless mission
• Exceptional attention to detail and organization
• Excellent communication skills over email and in person
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively with a small, collaborative team
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
• Proficiency in a foreign language a plus but not required
About Our  
Restless Books is an independent, nonprofit publisher devoted to championing essential voices from around the world whose stories speak to us across linguistic and cultural borders. We seek extraordinary international literature for adults and young readers that feeds our restlessness: our hunger for new perspectives, passion for other cultures and languages, and eagerness to explore beyond the confines of the familiar.

Through cultural programming, we aim to celebrate immigrant writing and bring literature to underserved communities. We believe that immigrant stories are a vital component of our cultural consciousness; they help to ensure awareness of our communities, build empathy for our neighbors, and strengthen our democracy.
Nathan Rostron
232 3rd Street Suite A101
Brooklyn, NY 11215
To Apply:

Send a detailed resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the Restless Books Editorial Assistant position to Editorial and Marketing Director Nathan Rostron: nathan[at]restlessbooks[dot]org.
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