Editorial Assistant, Hachette Nashville

Editorial New York, New York Brentwood, Tennessee


Description

SUMMARY:

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing editorial support to the Editorial Director and Executive Editor of FaithWords and Worthy Books. Faithwords is a publisher of the world’s best pastoral and ministry voices in the growing inspirational market; Worthy is an inspirational book publisher specializing in the intersection of faith and culture.

 

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 through FaithWords and Worthy.
  • Communicate with authors and agents about queries, payments, sales information, etc.
  • Traffic editorial projects through Production, Managing Editorial, and Marketing, and secure appropriate approvals.
  • Enter title data into proprietary database system and track and update data throughout publishing process.
  • Prepare pre-acquisition materials, including profit-and-loss statements.
  • Work closely with authors and shepherd projects through the publication process.
  • Perform administrative duties, as needed

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 1 year of publishing experience preferred (internships ok) or other editorial work experience.
  • Astute reader and evaluator of potential projects for publication.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with a strong emphasis on detail.
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in Christian publishing.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work and 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.

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

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.

The compensation range for this position is $41,000 - $45,000. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location — 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 role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.

The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.