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Editorial Assistant, Simon Element

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 07-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
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 www.simonandschuster.com.

Simon & Schuster is looking for an Editorial Assistant for the Simon Element lifestyle imprint. Reporting to one Executive Editor and one (to-be-hired) Senior Editor, the Assistant will join a highly collaborative and inclusive team publishing authoritative, conversation-changing nonfiction books in the categories of cooking, lifestyle, health, wellness, home decor, behavioral science, relationships, personal development, art, and memoir.

The responsibilities include reviewing manuscripts and book proposals; general administrative duties; communicating with authors and agents; drafting online copy and flap copy; conducting sales research on competitive titles; organizing schedules and meetings; processing payments; and expense tracking. No previous publishing experience is required. Our ideal candidate is a highly curious consumer of nonfiction books, media, and podcasts, and a creative problem-solver with strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Interest in cooking is a plus but not required. Attention to detail and deadlines are necessary.

Along with your application, in the last paragraph of your cover letter, please tell us in 2-3 sentences about the last nonfiction book that impacted the way you thought, and why.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g32m65-34-236-192-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.