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W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Publicity & Editorial Assistant in New York, New York

Job Descriptions:

Liveright Publishing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary and imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, is seeking an assistant to support the Director of Publicity and a trade Editor. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting publicist on promotional campaigns for front list and paperback titles.

  • Coordinating press materials and review mailings.

  • Processing review requests.

  • Maintaining database of review and media coverage.

  • Processing invoices and expenses related to book tours and promotional campaigns.

  • Helping publicists compile tour schedules and booking arrangements.

  • Reading and evaluating manuscripts quickly and writing reader’s reports.

  • Drafting catalog and jacket copy.

  • Researching comparative titles and related media.

  • Organizing and executing blurb and editorial mailings.

  • Liaising with authors and agents.

  • Coordinating departmental deadlines for seasonal planning materials.

  • Tracking metadata on the W.W. Norton site and other booksellers to ensure promotional copy and publication details are up to date.Demonstrable interest in serious nonfiction and literary fiction encouraged.

  • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production - Sending manuscript to be reviewed by authors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.

  • Helping authors complete art and permissions logs; act as a liaison between the Permissions department and the author(s) to ensure that all text and image permissions are cleared on a timely basis.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

  • Experience with promotional copy is encouraged.

  • Strong interest in serious non-fiction and literary fiction.

  • 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, specifically Outlook.

  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Interest in and familiarity with Twitter and Instagram strongly encouraged.

  • Employment eligibility to work in the United States is required.

  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.

Keyword: Publicity Assistant, Editorial Assistant

From: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.