Job opening detail :
Project Manager
posted: Nov. 25, 2021
Offered by:
Kevin Anderson & Associates
$50K+ based on experience
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus
Full Time
New York, NY
Join our fast-growing and dynamic team to work alongside some of the publishing industry’s most exciting and influential figures. Flexible hours, the ability to work from home, and working with leading authors, agents, editors, and publishers are just a few of the many perks of this position.

We are looking for a quick-thinking and dedicated project manager who is self-sufficient, performs well in a fast-paced environment, and works from home efficiently and effectively. This position reports directly to our Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for managing the book-writing process for many of our most important authors and publishers.

The project manager's primary responsibilities will include pitching and staffing projects, sending invoices and obtaining funds from clients, resolving any issues between clients and staff, overseeing projects and ensuring that the senior editor, writer, and client are working well together, maintaining accurate records in appropriate systems, approving freelancers’ invoices for monthly payroll, and other related duties.

As a member of the management team, the project manager will be a key contributor to the ongoing development of the company, including offering insight into potential growth opportunities and advising on how to improve our services and internal processes.

We work often with clients who are high-profile, high-net-worth, or innovators in their respective industries and professions. It is very important that the candidate feels comfortable working with such clients and is able to do so with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

-Coordinate book-writing and editing teams
-Manage the manuscript-writing process from initial project staffing through publication
-Create, update, and maintain project timelines, holding all parties accountable
-Correspond with clients via email and phone in a professional manner to answer questions, solve problems, and alleviate concerns throughout the project
-Arrange and schedule meetings between clients and staff
-Identify and resolve issues with clients and staff in a timely manner
-Maintain extensive knowledge and understanding of writing, editing, and publishing trends
-Draft contracts and proposals from templates
-Maintain up-to-date records of all projects in the appropriate systems
-Approve contractor invoices when appropriate
-Perform other related duties as necessary

Qualifications and Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)
-Must have 3+ years experience at a similar position within the publishing industry
-Strong understanding and awareness of the general marketplace and relevant market segments within the publishing industry
-Excellent critical reading and editorial skills
-Extensive knowledge of the publishing process and the publishing industry
-A quiet home office where calls (audio and video) can be attended without background noise or interruptions
-Ideally located within the Greater NYC Area, though we will seriously consider any highly qualified clients

Skills and Competencies
-Self-motivated, hands-on, and creative with exceptional communication skills
-Persuasive and goal-oriented
-Committed team player who enjoys a fast-paced and results-oriented work environment
-Ability to work both independently and with a team
-Ability to exhibit patience and enthusiasm in all client situations
-Attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and delegate
-Strong initiative and judgment, particularly regarding team leadership
-Strong computer and research skills, with proficiency in MS Word
-Excellent conversation and presentation skills, with an ability to quickly establish rapport and react effectively in dynamic, fluid, customer-facing situations
-Ability to understand and quickly acquire in-depth knowledge of services offered, carefully analyze customer needs, and present solutions
About Our  
Kevin Anderson & Associates is a fast-growing and industry-leading book-writing, ghostwriting, editing, and publishing consultation firm located in Manhattan with offices in Nashville and LA. Our staff is composed mostly of editors who once occupied key acquisitions and executive positions at Big-5 publishing houses. Our services are customized to the needs of each client and have produced numerous bestselling books. Our clients include literary agents, traditional and hybrid publishing houses, celebrities, notable figures in politics and business, and a wide variety of first-time authors. We work closely with publishers and agents, providing reliable and well-managed ghostwriting and book-doctoring services. We occupy a unique role within the publishing industry as we bring together authors, publishers, agents, marketers, publicists, designers, and other industry professionals in the unified goal to produce a successful and powerful book.
1115 Broadway, 10th Floor
To Apply
Do not call about this position. Applicants who call will have their applications discarded. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot respond to each and every applicant. We will respond if we're interested in pursuing your candidacy further.

Please submit the following materials to with the subject line “Project Manager Applicant”:
-Detailed cover letter

KAA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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