Job Posting: Editorial Assistant

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Job Details

Requisition Number 12-0176
Post Date 10/12/2012
Title Editorial Assistant
Organization Name W. H. Freeman & Worth
City New York
State NY
Description W. H. Freeman and Company was founded in 1946 by former Macmillan salesman and editor William H. Freeman. From its first book (General Chemistry by the late Nobel laureate Linus Pauling) to the present, Freeman titles have consistently offered impeccable authorship, superb production and design, and an emphasis on the real-world applications and pivotal scientific discoveries. Those values are exemplified in such bestsellers as David Moore’s The Basic Practice of Statistics, Lubert Stryer’s Biochemistry, James Watson’s Recombinant DNA, Peter Atkins’s Physical Chemistry, and Jon Rogawski’s Calculus. Freeman is also at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art media products for instructors and students. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

Worth’s psychology group is seeking an individual who will be a key member of the psychology editorial team whose responsibilities will include providing editorial and administrative support to Acquisition Editors as well as overseeing details regarding ongoing projects. This individual must possess attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support by overseeing and maintaining files, from contracts to check requests
  • Assisting Editors with their projects, including but not limited to running reports and updating sales data
  • Transmitting chapters to production and overseeing manuscript preparation
  • Running review projects with external vendors while compiling and maintaining review data

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong multi-tasking skills in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines and work independently

Experience Needed:

  • Previous book publishing experience a plus

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree*44BA7D533426D5F5

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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