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Macmillan Editorial Assistant, SMPG in New York, New York


Assist the Editor in Chief and an Executive Editor in a shared position. Executive Editor handles literary fiction, celebrity autobiography, diet & fitness, cookbooks and pop culture titles. Editor in Chief publishes politics from different perspectives, current affairs, narrative nonfiction, memoir/biography, popular science, and fiction. Great organization skills, a nose for prioritization, and stamina required for this busy editorial team.

What you'll do:

  • Balancing work between two busy editors

  • Writing copy for launch meetings, jacket copy, online copy, and other book-related descriptive copy

  • Trafficking manuscripts, pdf versions of jackets, photos, and other necessary elements of books through various stages of production and approval

  • Reading and reporting on manuscripts submitted for consideration

  • Assist editors in author and agent correspondence for books

  • Take and circulate notes for the SMPG weekly editorial meeting

What you'll bring:

  • Ability to write and revise

  • Time management

  • Prioritization

  • Verbal, online, and in person communication skills

  • Flexibility of reading taste to accommodate wide range of books and authors

Ideal Experience/Education:

  • Previous publishing experience (internship, college courses in publishing, literary agency) helpful

  • Experience in writing and revising copy, e.g. campus newspaper or magazine or other media that required writing skills.

  • College education

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media group of companies headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.