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Title: Editorial Assistant, Composition & Literature
Description: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join the Composition & Literature team in our College Department. This is a full-time, entry level position based out of Norton’s headquarters in NYC.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production
• Research and procure editorial reviewers for all projects; manage surveys
• Managing text and photo permissions with authors and maintaining permissions logs
• Reviewing and collating proof passes and final files during 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.
• Tracking and processing payments, contracts, and other administrative forms.
• Drafting book descriptions for copyright submission to the Library of Congress
• Compiling sales and market research data for prospective acquisitions
• Assisting with managing social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities

Please note- this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee
Requirements: Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work from Norton’s New York City Headquarters.
• 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.
• 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.
Location: New York, NY
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Date Posted: 8/2/2022

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