Editorial Assistant

Rowman & Littlefield - Guilford, CT

Full-time
Summary
Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide editorial and administrative support to the Executive Editor and Acquiring Editors of non-fiction trade titles at our location in Guilford, CT (Lyons Press).

Responsibilities
Process contracts and prepare payment requests
Prepare manuscripts and materials to transmit books to production department
Update records and reports in Excel and company systems
Read and evaluate book proposals
Write standard rejection letters
Request price quotes from manufacturing
Book imprint meetings and maintain weekly meeting schedules
Forward incoming mail, emails, and reader queries to appropriate author or editor
Maintain editorial library
Other editorial and administrative duties as assigned
Requirements
Minimum bachelor’s degree, English or equivalent work experience (and/or Editorial internship experience)
High level of organizational skills
Extreme attention to detail
Excellent communication and time-management skills
Strong project management skills
Team oriented, but also able to work independently and efficiently
Positive with multi-tasking ability
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and easily adaptable to new computer systems.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)

About Our Company
Rowman & Littlefield—an independent publisher with an outstanding reputation—publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, Connecticut, and London.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.