Full Time Job

Assistant Editor

Simon & Schuster

Toronto, ON 09-14-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Simon & Schuster Canada is looking for a full-time Assistant Editor to join our editorial department and assist on all work relating to editing and book publishing, author/agent relations, and administration. The candidate should have an interest in fiction and nonfiction, be passionate about authors, and eager to help bring their books to readers. This position supports the Canadian publishing program in both creative and administrative capacities. It also offers the candidate the opportunity to develop their publishing knowledge and editorial skill set by working in tandem with the editorial team on manuscript development through all steps of the process, from acquisition, to editing, to production, and publication/post-publication, with the potential to take on more responsibility in the future.

The role is based in Toronto and will require a minimum of 3 days in the office, on a hybrid basis.

Key Responsibilities:
• Offer key reads on manuscripts and research authors and ideas
• Organize material for sales conferences and presentations
• Research sales numbers and pull reports from BookNet and Bookscan
• Submit books to key literary awards
• Write and proof copy for catalogues, tipsheets, covers, reading group guides, and other materials
• Support a variety of editors on front- and backlist titles, including providing notes, obtaining permissions, collating art logs, prepping manuscripts for production, coordinating with authors on copyedits and passes, and reviewing passes of manuscript pages
• Assist in substantive and line editing alongside other in-house editors
• Project manage select books

• Two years of experience in the book industry with proven substantive editorial abilities preferred
• Knowledge of industry and contacts
• Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat proficiency
• Strong copywriting, copyediting, and proofing skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask, time manage, problem solve, and work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through
• Passion for books

To apply, please direct your cover letter/CV to Editorial Director, Sarah St. Pierre, and send to Hunter Sleeth at

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of ''America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.''

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.

For more information visit our website at


The annual salary for this position is $0.0 - 0.0

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpyjw0-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.