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Editorial Assistant

  • Ref: 292891
  • Type: Contract
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: $16.00 - $17.00/hr

Opportunity Description

Editorial Assistant - Administrative Support

Our client, a well-respected publisher, is in need of an Editorial Assistant to support one of their book divisions.

Job Duties

  • Perform administrative and possibly some editorial duties
  • Monitor the production schedule and maintain communication with authors, agents, and in some cases author’s management and publicity teams.
  • Many authors are high-profile/public figures and thus this position requires discretion and utmost professionalism.
  • Creation of emails, memos, and other related items, prepare and respond to routine correspondence.
  • Receive and sort all correspondence, make travel arrangements and appointments, maintain and update files and records.
  • Assists others in the department as required as this position supports the Editorial Director of Department.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Strong attention to detail, follow-through, and organization skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience preferred 
  • Prior internship experience in publishing (specifically editorial) a plus

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