Gallery Books & Scout Press seek an assistant editor to support two Executive Editors, one focused on literary fiction and the other on celebrity/pop culture nonfiction. Responsibilities include: reviewing manuscripts; general administrative duties; organizing and scheduling meetings in MS Outlook; communicating with authors and agents by phone and email; expense tracking; evaluating a high volume of manuscripts; handling all aspects of transmitting books to production.
• Ability to anticipate needs and take initiative to solve problems
• Capacity to manage multiple (and often competing) deadlines
• Love of the literary and the commercial
• Sense of humor and calm under pressure