Assistant Editor

HarperCollins Publishers Inc. - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.1


Overview

HarperCollins Publishers is seeking an Assistant Editor to provide administrative and editorial support to a Senior Editor and Editor at Katherine Tegen Books, a high-profile imprint in the Children’s division. The Assistant Editor will support managers on a range of titles, from picture books to young adult fiction and non-fiction, by critically acclaimed and bestselling authors like Tiffany Jackson, Brittany Cavallaro, Armand Baltazar, Corey Ann Haydu, and more.

Responsibilities
Reads and evaluates manuscript submissions provides feedback and readers reports.
Drafts rejection letters and acquisitions memos.
Conducts sales research, runs P&Ls; drafts contract requests and check requests for all projects.
Helps in monitoring book production schedule for both editors’ titles.
Reviews layouts at various stages of book development.
Drafts jacket copy and galley copy.
Creates title information sheets and reviews marketing material.
Reads behind managers and provides detailed feedback on titles.
Supports all information flow and communication with authors, agents, and inter-departmental team members.
Maintains and updates files and records.
Prepares expense reports and processes invoices.
Qualifications
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 1-2 years of experience in publishing or a related field
Must have a passion for children’s books and keen interest in learning about the marketplace
Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task; must be highly organized and detail-oriented
Must be highly creative; writing experience preferred
Must communicate ideas and opinions clearly and effectively, both in person and in writing
Must be efficient and self-motivated
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.