Editorial Assistant, Hachette Nashville

Editorial New York, New York


SUMMARY:

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the Editorial Director and Executive Editor at Hachette Nashville. Hachette Nashville is comprised of three imprints—Faithwords, a publisher of the world’s best voices in the growing inspirational market; Center Street, an imprint publishing Nonfiction books in such categories as Conservative Political and Military; and Worthy, an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write catalog, cover and promotional copy and prepare fact sheets.
  • Read, evaluate, and report on manuscripts, proposals and other materials submitted for publication in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with authors and agents about queries, payments, sales information, etc.
  • Traffic editorial projects through Production, Copyediting, and Marketing, and secure appropriate approvals.
  • Enter title data into proprietary databases system and track data throughout publishing process.
  • Prepare pre-acquisition materials, including profit-and-loss statements.
  • Draft rejection letters for materials submitted for publication.
  • Coordinate meetings and events, including Sales Conference and Trade Shows.
  • Perform administrative duties, including: photocopying, sorting mail, filing, directing/responding to phone calls, etc. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 1 year of publishing experience preferred (internships ok) or other editorial work experience.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with a strong emphasis on detail.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in Christian and conservative publishing.
  • Must demonstrate ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and databases.
  • Polished communication skills (verbal & written) & interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.