W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking a media Editorial
Assistant to support the Media Editor for college textbooks in
Composition and in Communication. 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 educational materials.
Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
Management of media content in all stages of
production. This can include sending content to be reviewed
by college instructors and students, setting and adhering to quality
assurance and editorial review schedules, and preparing content for
copyediting and production. Media content can include, but is not
limited to, questions in InQuizitive, ebooks, instructor manuals in
print and digital formats, premade quizzes and test banks in
Testmaker, videos/animations, PowerPoints, and digital resources for
Norton Teaching Tools.
Communication management. The Editorial Assistant
will professionally interact with editorial and production
colleagues, authors, college faculty, vendors, software developers,
and marketing & sales staff to coordinate production schedules
and delivery of content, and should anticipate when to proactively
act on messages.
Project management. The Editorial Assistant will
collaborate with and provide support to the media editorial team to
move various multi-step projects forward in order to meet publishing
deadlines, for both newly-authored or revised content.
Editorial projects. The Editorial Assistant will
act as the primary editor for three online readers in blog form and
select other projects, working with authors from initial reading
selections through to posting selections with attendant apparatus.
Accessibility review. The Editorial Assistant will
collaborate with various digital departments to ensure media content
is accessible. This can include authoring and updating alt text for
various ancillaries, particularly ebooks.
Document management. This can include creating and
editing Excel, Word, and Smartsheet documents to support projects
and carry out office responsibilities; establishing and maintaining
complex tracking documents; organizing author contracts and
payments; compiling art logs and manuscripts; tracking and
submitting reprint corrections; and creating file management systems.
Data management. This can include extracting data
from internal web-based information portals, aggregating data from
various sources, and gathering information.
Market research. The Editorial Assistant will
assist with research on market trends in online learning.
Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all
activities required of the employee.