Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor
posted: Nov. 19, 2021
Offered by:
Abrams Books
Full Time
New York, NY
Summary: Provide administrative assistance and editorial support to the Publisher, Adult Trade; Editor-in-Chief, Adult Trade; and Executive Editor, Adult Trade. Must have an interest in pop culture, fashion, food & drink, self-development, and lifestyle-focused illustrated non-fiction books.


• Editorial tasks include: copyediting, proofreading, collating multiple sets of galleys, creating P&L’s and presentation materials, assisting with manuscript preparation, picture management and labeling
• Act as liaison with authors, agents, packagers, and other outside contacts
• Draft fact sheet, catalogue, and flap copy for books
• Create PowerPoint presentations; create and gather materials for sales and marketing, as needed
• Act as point person for select titles each season, including corresponding with the originating publisher or author and agent, receiving, checking, and trafficking manuscripts, layouts, and color proofs
• Assess proposals; assist with research and development for new projects
• Organize, plan, and act as support staff for events, including Launch and author book signings
• Respond to unsolicited proposals and inquiries, as needed
• Clerical tasks include: taking minutes at meetings, maintaining schedules and databases, making copies, sending packages, routing internal mail, etc.


• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• 1 – 2 years publishing and/or office experience
• Position requires accuracy, careful attention to detail and the ability to work independently and follow through consistently
• Excellent grammar, spelling, copyediting and proofreading skills.
• Strong communication and writing skills. Pleasant telephone manner is essential.
• Must be highly organized and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases. Knowledge of Adobe and InDesign a plus

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