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Editorial Assistant

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 07-13-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Editorial Assistant, Doubleday

Doubleday Publishing Group, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and a storied leader in commercial and literary publishing, is home to some of the most iconic, bestselling, and prize-winning authors in the world, including Dan Brown, David Grann, Michio Kaku, John Grisham, Anne Applebaum, Lincoln Child, Jon Krakauer, Candice Millard, Edward Rutherfurd, Hampton Sides, Margaret Atwood, and Colson Whitehead. Doubleday seeks an Editorial Assistant, reporting to a Senior Editor and an Executive Editor. The Editorial Assistant will provide general administrative and editorial support while learning about the overall editorial process and the inner workings of a publishing office. The Editorial Assistant will support the publication of nonfiction (science, technology, sports, culture, and business) and fiction (mysteries and thrillers).

Daily responsibilities include comprehensive project support for the senior editor and executive editor, proposal/manuscript reading, drafting cover copy, brainstorming creative publishing approaches, and supporting authors/books through the entire publication process. This position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and different departments within the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

We are looking for a detail-oriented, meticulous self-starter with a wide range of reading taste who is invested in learning about the publishing industry and being part of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will manage a diverse set of responsibilities efficiently and effectively.

Please apply using our application portal and kindly submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

The Role:
• Evaluating manuscripts, writing reader's reports, logging submissions, and drafting rejection letters
• Scheduling, project management, and general support for managers.
• Writing and editing catalog, flap, and marketing copy for in-house and out-of-house promotional use
• Preparing title information sheets and other marketing materials
• Liaising with authors, publishers, agents, and the managing editorial department to coordinate and keep track of the production process from finished manuscript to bound book
• Creating P&Ls and contract information sheets, collecting sales data, and providing competitive title research
• Providing general administrative support, including answering phones, taking messages, booking conference rooms, filing expense reports, routing author payments, keeping track of project due dates, executing mailings, and fielding questions from authors

The Essentials:
• Exceptional attention to detail, the ability to prioritize, and strong follow-up skills
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
• Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills & ability to multi-task successfully
• Ability to take initiative and problem-solve creatively
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The salary for this position is $45,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwvb8j-18-207-157-152-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.