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Editorial Assistant, Composition & Communication
Company: W.W. Norton & Company
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/22/2024
Expire Date: 07/22/2024
Job Categories: Sales, Publishing
Job Description
Editorial Assistant, Composition & Communication
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join its College Editorial Department. This is a full-time, entry level position based out of Norton’s headquarters in NYC. The Editorial Assistant will support editorial work in the disciplines of composition, communication, and film studies. The position does not require subject matter expertise, but it does require willingness to develop a deeper understanding of the higher education landscape in the humanities.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

Contributing to the overall publishing strategy of individual textbook titles and the communication and composition disciplines as a whole, including:
Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and 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.
Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files, tracking stages of production, tracking deadlines, tracking and processing payments, etc.
Running textbook review programs for market research: researching and finding instructors to serve as editorial reviewers, soliciting reviews and providing necessary materials, sending reminders to reviewers and tracking review deadlines, managing payments, reading and formatting completed reviews, and providing executive summary documents of the research findings.
Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
Line editing manuscripts, some marketing materials, and other internal documents.

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


Compensation and Benefits*

Currently available benefits include:

Annual compensation for this position is $48,000. All salaries and salary ranges posted by Norton may vary depending on experience, skills, location, and like considerations.
Generous paid time off, paid holidays, and summer Friday afternoons beginning in July
Generous health benefits, including PPO and EPO medical insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter, gym membership reimbursement, and more. Coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children is available.
Profit-Sharing and 401(k) benefit plan with discretionary contribution matching by employer
Disability and life insurances
FMLA, parental and other leave
Employee Assistance Program (for mental health, financial planning, and other needs)
Company-provided laptop
Employee discounts on Norton books
Limited matching of employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations
*All policies and benefits described are subject to change at any time.
Contact Information
Website: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/1754...
Company Description:
About Norton: W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com. W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is offered on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
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