Editorial Assistant

Brookes Publishing Co. - Towson, MD (30+ days ago)


Brookes Publishing, a scholarly publishing company in Towson is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our onsite team. Brookes publishes educational resources, assessments, and curricula for professionals in early childhood, special education, and speech-language pathology. Our unwavering commitment to helping all children reach their potential by providing highly effective products and services to the people who serve them has made us a respected leader in the industry.

What we believe at Brookes Publishing is simple: “All people deserve to reach their potential.” Each day, we work hard to help unlock that potential. We strive to be recognized as the leading and most trusted publisher in the fields we help advance, partnering with top experts to deliver relevant, high-quality, research-backed content in optimal form and price for our customers. We show our commitment and connection to the areas in which we publish through our active involvement in the communities we serve. We believe that our company’s independence is a great strength, and that our mission is best achieved through passionate dedication to a sustainable, profitable publishing program while recognizing and rewarding the unique contributions of each employee. Whether you are a professional, a faculty member, a parent, a self-advocate, or one of our business partners, we value the work you do and share your commitment to better lives and outcomes for all people.

The successful candidate will be a resourceful self-starter who enjoys intellectual challenge. Reporting to an Acquisitions Editor, the Editorial Assistant will be responsible for facilitating the successful acquisition, tracking, and preparation of projects for publication. The successful candidate will:

  • Assist and support Acquisitions Editors and Editorial Director with author and project management
  • Draft correspondence, agreements, contracts, and other documentation for varied business associates
  • Coordinate the external review of product proposals and product content
  • Enter and maintain project status information in project tracking system; drafting various project reports and documents
  • Prepare for and attend interdepartmental process meetings
  • Support editors in preparing for conference travel, author meetings, and other acquisitions opportunities
  • Field author and prospective author inquiries
  • Conduct continual market and competition research; analyze trends in assigned list areas
  • Represent company at local, statewide, and national conferences as assigned

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1-3 years relevant experience and/or mix of experience and education
  • Intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Suite programs
  • Excellent communication, editing, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong process-building and multi-tasking abilities
  • Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in an office environment

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time