Assistant Editor, Custom Publications

    • Job ID: 512989-787086
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Editor to support its custom publications department. Working closely with the custom, digital, editorial and production teams, the Assistant Editor will help to create custom e-books and other digital learning tools, manage print custom book production, proofread copy, track inventory, and facilitate on-time delivery. This position reports to the Director of Custom Publishing.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Transmitting custom print books and shepherding them through all stages of production, testing, and on-time delivery.
  • Transmitting custom e-books and shepherding them through all stages of production, testing, and on-time delivery.
  • Creating and testing custom landing pages.
  • Identifying, obtaining, and managing permissions and related issues.
  • Proofreading and copyediting content and covers.
  • Initiating and managing reprints process twice each year.
  • Mentoring and overseeing Editorial Assistant.
  • Collaborating with custom group, book production, media producers, editors, customers, designers, fulfillment group, vendors, travelers, and bookstores.

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.
  • At least one year of prior experience in an editorial environment.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
  • 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 across departments, activities, and projects.
  • Proficiency in MS Office required; proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
  • Professional copyediting/proofreading training a plus.