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Assistant Editor - Harper Division
Harper is seeking an Assistant Editor. In this role you will report to a Senior Vice-President/Executive Editor and an Executive Editor, both acquiring fiction, memoir, essay collections, narrative nonfiction, women’s interest fiction and nonfiction.
The Harper division is the publisher of bestselling and award-winning fiction and non-fiction from authors including Charles Blow, Louise Erdrich, Roxane Gay, Max Hastings, Barbara Kingsolver, Nicole Krauss, Sue Miller, Michelle McNamara, Peggy Orenstein, Ann Patchett, Daniel Silva, and Elizabeth Wetmore, among many others.
Writes first drafts of editorial materials, including flap copy, fact sheets, catalogue copy, cover memos, blurb requests, etc.
Deals directly with high-profile authors and agents.
Prepares and fills out forms to request contracts, profit and loss statements, production memos, preliminary manufacturing estimates, and payments.
Acts as liaison between Editorial and Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for staying abreast of all deadlines.
Assists in editing manuscripts.
Handles select titles under minimal supervision.
Assists two senior department members in the very timely response to all submissions; will aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing reader’s reports, logging in submissions, updating editorial minutes, and researching author track records as well as original book ideas.
Performs all administrative duties for titles.
Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Production Department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 1 year prior editorial experience
Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Ability to handle a large volume of work independently
Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Company Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.
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