Editorial Assistant, Custom Publications

    • Job ID: 512989-827073
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work in the Custom Publications division. This dynamic position will involve marketing and producing customized college textbooks from all academic disciplines.

Essential Job Responsibilities :

  • Supporting custom sales efforts by maintaining detailed and accurate records, communicating with sales staff, managers, and customers.
  • Creating customized sales handouts, drafting sales proposals, and assisting in creation of advertising.
  • Managing inventory, reprints, and ISBNs.
  • Proofreading project materials.
  • Creating sales reports (proficiency in advanced Excel, Smartsheet, or Salesforce functionality a plus)
  • Requesting checks, proofing, routing, and tracking contracts.
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date spreadsheets and databases to support projects.
  • Collaborating with the editorial, production, and permissions teams to meet deadlines.
  • Hiring and managing seasonal interns.

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

Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications:

  • 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, primarily in an Eastern time zone.
  • W.W. Norton & Company ('Norton') strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, adaptable, and able to manage a high volume of work from a remote location.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively, stay organized, and balance multiple tasks at any given time.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to interact with colleagues and customers in a professional manner via remote channels (Teams, phone, email, etc.).

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Docs. Smartsheet and Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Copyediting and proofreading test will be given.