Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant - Classics
posted: June 23, 2022
Offered by:
Union Square & Co.
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible Spending Account; Generous Employee Discount; and more!
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Union Square & Co. seeks an Editorial Assistant to join our growing Classics team. Union Square & Co.’s classics program combines an extensive backlist of illustrious classics with inventive product lines and an enterprising approach to formats and licensing possibilities. Union Square & Co.’s diverse list showcases top-tier talent and brands and gives space to unique perspectives and strong voices. It features classic literature, fiction, narrative nonfiction, food & drink, decorating, health, wellness, and pop culture.

The Editorial Assistant will work with the Executive Editor and Editor on the Classics team and play a key part in reimagining and extending a robust program for both the adult and children’s programs. The Editorial Assistant will have the unique opportunity to read across a wide array of genres to find “lost classics,” with the aim of creating a more inclusive and diverse vision of the literary canon and introducing these texts to a new generation of readers. This role offers career growth at one of the most extensive classic programs in the publishing industry, a chance to learn the inner workings of a publishing office, and a hands-on approach to the basics of repackaging treasured classic texts. Above all, the Editorial Assistant should be excited to think creatively and collaboratively about what constitutes a classic in a rapidly changing publishing landscape. This role is perfect for an enthusiastic self-starter and avid reader of classic literature.

The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day tasks such as reading submissions and providing feedback; attending editorial and author/agent meetings as needed; preparing essential paperwork such as contract requests and title information sheets; and tracking important deadlines through the publishing process.

Essential Functions:
• Assisting with evaluating manuscripts and proposals, including drafting rejection letters
• Drafting catalog, jacket, and web copy as well as title information sheets
• Research comparative sales data and market trends
• Preparing and trafficking essential paperwork, such as P&Ls and contract requests
• Coordinating and creating materials for sales meetings
• Collaborating across all in-house departments (publicity, marketing, sales, production, design, etc.)
• Providing administrative support, including calendar management, filing expense reports, tracking deadlines, and scheduling meetings

Qualifications:
• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Tech savviness and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Deep enthusiasm for classic literature as well as genre literature (mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, etc.)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Careful attention to detail and timely follow-up, both internally and externally
• Superb organizational skills, as well as an ability to multitask and prioritize
• Ability to work both independently and with team
• Creative problem solving, decision making, and time management
About Our  
Company:
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of our creators by providing best-in-class production, editorial and design choices. Headquartered in New York City, Union Square & Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Sterling Publishing Co, Inc., and includes imprints Puzzlewright Press, home to pencil-and-paper puzzles, and Sterling Ethos, home to magic and mystic-driven books and products. For more information, visit unionsquareandco.com
Address:
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Special  
Instructions:
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Thank you for your interest in Union Square & Co.!
Job #:
32788
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