Editorial Assistant, Forever, Grand Central Publishing

Editorial New York, New York


SUMMARY:

We’re looking for someone enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the romance category to join our dynamic team at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. The Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to an Executive Editor and an Editor within the Forever team. This position will be based in NYC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Log, read, and report on manuscripts and proposals submitted for publication
  • Communicate with authors and agents about general questions, schedules, payments, etc.
  • Prepare title fact sheets with key selling points and comparative titles
  • Enter title data into proprietary database system and track data throughout the publishing process
  • Run weekly sales reports
  • Prepare edited manuscripts for transmittal to managing editorial
  • Prepare deal memos, contract requests, and process payments
  • Prepare pre-acquisition materials, including profit-and-loss statements
  • Perform administrative duties, including photocopying, meeting scheduling, mailing, expense reports, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the romance category and a keen eye for trends in the genre
  • An ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and databases
  • Knowledge of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Polished communication & interpersonal skills
In order to be considered, all candidates must submit both a resume AND cover letter. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT / COMPENSATION & BENEFITS DISCLOSURE:

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This position has a compensation of $45,000. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills and experience — talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your roll or exceptional workload issues or special projects. Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k), incentive plan eligibility, educational training opportunities and more.