Editorial Assistant, Liveright

    • Job ID: 512989-755286
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: College
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Job Description:

Liveright, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join its Editorial Department. The position supports a Senior Editor acquiring in nonfiction and an Editor acquiring in fiction. This is a full-time, entry level position based out of Norton’s headquarters in NYC.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Reading and reacting quickly to submissions.
  • Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
  • Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; copying, printing, and emailing.
  • Tracking and processing payments.
  • Managing text and photo permissions with authors and the contracts department.
  • Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
  • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
  • Line editing manuscripts and contributing to overall publishing strategy of individual titles

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

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 New York City headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.
  • 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 across departments, activities, and projects.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
  • Mastery of email and calendar management tools required, specifically Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.

About Norton:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years." In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.