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Editorial Assistant Forever

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Hachette Book Group USA

New York City, NY

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SUMMARY:We’re looking for someone enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the romance category to join our dynamic team at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. The Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the Editorial Director and a Senior Editor within the Forever team.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Log, read and report on manuscripts and proposals submitted for publicationCommunicate with authors and agents about general questions, schedules, payments, etc.Prepare title fact sheets with key selling points and comparative titlesEnter title data into proprietary database system and track data throughout the publishing processRun weekly sales reportsPrepare edited manuscripts for transmittal to managing editorialPrepare deal memos, contract requests and process paymentsPrepare pre-acquisition materials, including profit-and-loss statementsPerform administrative duties, including photocopying, meeting scheduling, mailing, expense reports, etc.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIREDDemonstrated knowledge of the romance category and a keen eye for trends in the genreMinimum of 1 year of publishing experience preferred (internships ok) or other editorial work experienceAn ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environmentExcellent organizational skills and attention to detailStrong writing skillsSolid computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and databasesKnowledge of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramPolished communication & interpersonal skills

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