Editorial Assistant, Economics

    • Job ID: 512989-656751
    • 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 join its College Emedia department. This role will support the Media Editor for economics in creating instructor and student support materials for college economics courses.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • 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, production, and permissions review.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Experience and Skills:

  • 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 self-directed and independent.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a "can-do" attitude.
  • 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 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 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 composition or philosophy 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.