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Title: Editorial Assistant
Description: Workman Publishing (, an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks an editorial assistant to work with an executive editor and support other editors on a project basis.
The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, curious, industrious, highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work independently. Candidate should be a dedicated reader of magazines, blogs, social media, etc., with an engagement with culture and trends. An interest in general adult nonfiction, lifestyle, humor, pop history/science, and self-help is preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of both the book and calendar businesses. Candidates of color and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
• Assist executive editor with both her books and calendars; assist other editors with projects as needed.
• Work toward being able to edit a range of calendars independently
• Administrative and clerical duties, such as keeping track of book and calendar schedules; reviewing catalog copy; and sending contracts and payments
• Review proposals and manuscripts
• Write interesting, accurate captions; basic fact-checking
• Brainstorm ideas for new books and calendars
• Participate in weekly editorial meetings
• Ability to multitask and prioritize
• Expert at grammar, with a real grasp of language and usage
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Comfortable with the MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
Workman Publishing is steadfast in its commitment to innovation, creativity, inclusion, and excellence. Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the other fascinating characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options below, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Location: New York, New York
How To Apply For This Job: Please email a cover letter, including the title of the book(s) you’re reading right now, and résumé to, with “editorial assistant position” in the subject line. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response. Position is remote until our office in Manhattan reopens.
Date Posted: 1/20/2021

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