W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a print Editorial Assistant to
support the Editor for college textbooks in Literature and the Editor
for college textbooks in Composition & Rhetoric. The person in
this role will have the opportunity to begin a rewarding career in
academic publishing and be joining a collegial community of lively,
humane people who share a common goal of publishing distinctive
Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
Management of manuscripts in all stages of
production - Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college
instructors; preparing manuscript for copyediting and production;
checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript; and
providing editorial insights when possible.
Project management - Maintaining schedules and
deadlines as set by editorial managers; creating and editing Excel
and Word documents to support projects and/or office
responsibilities; and maintaining records to editorial standards.
Professional customer and author relationship
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); scheduling and running team meetings, including
circulating agendas and notes.
Document management - Emailing, scanning, copying,
printing to support projects and carry out office responsibilities;
organizing contracts and payments; tracking and submitting reprint
corrections; and creating file management systems.
Data management & market research - Extracting
data from internal web based information portals; aggregating data
from various sources; and organizing gathered information for others
to use with ease.
Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all
activities required of the employee.