Editorial Assistant

Editorial Naperville, Illinois


Sourcebooks, an independent publishing house located in Naperville, IL, is creating significant growth because our employees share a belief that books change lives, that hard work and cooperation create momentum, and that new marketplace realities require an entrepreneurial, innovative, and flexible mentality. If you share those beliefs, come drive innovation and growth with us!

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our editorial department as an editorial assistant in Calendars. The editorial assistant will provide project and content development of calendar, ancillary paper product, and gift titles and execute a variety of projects for our team. This growth position allows the employee to learn the publishing and creative development process, sharpen organization, process management, and data analysis skills, and work with remarkable licenses and authors while supporting various department functions, editors, and product lines.

 Responsibilities include:

Substantive development of manuscripts, creative brainstorming, and other editorial tasks associated with the bookmaking process

All copyediting and manuscript preparation responsibilities associated with bringing a product to print

As key liaison between editorial and content delivery departments, set schedules and meet aggressive deadlines

Conduct industry and market research to determine marketplace trends, project strength, and competitive positioning

Write data-driven catalog, jacket, online, and marketing copy, and manage updating of data and content to company database

Coordinate activities for several project lines with sales, publicity, and production/design

Manage freelancer, author, and client relationships, ensuring proactive, positive, accurate communication

Serve as an instrumental part of our editorial development team, offering suggestions for new ideas, concepting partnerships and projects, and delivering readers products that both inform and delight

We are looking for an editorial assistant with one to three years’ experience who is ready to create and manage opportunities for growth. The ideal candidate will:

Be a self-starter. Exhibiting initiative, leadership, and a strong desire to grow in book and product development.

Play well with others. Seriously, we’re a hard-working team who also happen to be pretty nice.

Juggle and coordinate. We want a clear communicator who is highly detail-oriented, organized and can keep short- and long-term projects on schedules while following through on deadlines. 

Love books. This is a must.

 If you are interested in being part of this creatively driven, growing team, please send a cover letter of interest, salary requirements, and a resume to https://sourcebooks.com/careers

 This position is located in our home office in Naperville, Illinois, in the western suburbs of Chicago.

 Sourcebooks, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.