Editorial Assistant, Psychology

    • Job ID: 512989-779748
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: College
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join its College Editorial Department to assist our Psychology titles. 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 and preparing art logs and art manuscripts for permissions and production.
  • 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; routing contract requests and content agreements; tracking manuscripts.
  • Managing review programs: researching and recruiting instructors to serve as editorial reviewers for texts; sending review materials to reviewers; communicating professionally with reviewers via email.
  • Coordinating meetings with authors: scheduling meetings, sending reminders about meetings; circulating detailed summaries of decisions made to attendees after the meetings.
  • Tracking and processing payments for authors and reviewers.
  • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

Please note that 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.