Editorial Assistant, Astronomy and Geology Digital Media

    • Job ID: 512989-651960
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the Media Editor for Astronomy and Geology. The Astronomy and Geology Media Team creates resources for college courses taken by non-science majors, including videos, animations, games, online activities, and instructor support material. Subject matter expertise is helpful, but is by no means required.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of content in all stages of production - Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
  • Communication management - Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
  • Project management - Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
  • Document management. Organizing and maintaining files.
  • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
  • Data Management - Extracting data from internal web-based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
  • Market research - Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s NYC office.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
  • Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a "can-do" attitude.
  • Must be self-directed and independent.
  • Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
  • Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level science courses.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs Windows and Mac OS required.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
  • Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools required.

Applicants must submit both a resume and a cover letter to be considered.