Publishing Associate, Paperback and Backlist

Editorial New York, New York

Publishing Associate, Paperback and Backlist

Little, Brown and Company




  • Provide editorial support for LB&Co’s entire list of paperbacks and ebooks, both frontlist and backlist; participate in creating and implementing marketing plans
  • Draft, edit, and maintain cover briefs, fact sheets, catalog copy, and other descriptive metadata
  • Coordinate paperback transmittals to managing editorial
  • Communicate with colleagues in departments throughout HBG—editorial, managing editorial, production, sales, contracts, etc.—about the status of LB&Co’s paperback and ebook publishing projects
  • Identify opportunities, and generate supporting sales/inventory analyses, for backlist promotions and repackaging projects, including media tie-ins
  • Identify candidates for reduced-price ebook promotions
  • Create and maintain LB&Co’s backlist catalogs in Edelweiss




  • 3 years’ minimum book publishing experience; interest or experience in marketing a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage projects, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Undergraduate degree required


Preferred qualifications


  • Creative and strategic thinker, with appetite for rising to challenges
  • Open-minded, collaborative, with strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to follow through and execute efficiently
  • Passion for books and publishing