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Job Title: Editorial Assistant, Composition & Literature Textbooks
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/01/2022
Expire Date: 10/01/2022
Job Categories: Publishing
Job Description
Editorial Assistant, Composition & Literature Textbooks
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
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.
• 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.
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Contact Information
Website:http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/1302
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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