Full Time Job

Editorial Assistant, Simon Spotlight

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 05-12-2022
  • 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.

This Editorial Assistant will report to a VP Editorial Director for the children's licensing division. Responsibilities include scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors and licensors and liaising with all departments in all facets of book production, from concept to publication. Management of manuscripts in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; reviewing books in all stages of production, managing schedules of books in the production and editorial process; and liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and licensors and other departments in a professional manner. The Editorial Assistant takes part in all creative meetings and will contribute ideas for manuscripts, programs, and formats as well as evaluate submissions. The Editorial Assistant may be asked to write some manuscripts in house. This is a fast-paced imprint with many accelerated schedules, so individual must be able to juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks as well as have an interest in media for children.

Bachelor's degree required

Excellent communication and writing skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to think creatively and contribute editorial and format ideas and concepts

Writing experience preferred

An interest in children's licensed publishing is a must

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9x399-44-200-74-241-42 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.