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Editorial Assistant, Clarkson Potter
We are seeking an Editorial Assistant to join our team. This position provides an opportunity to assist the Editorial Department at Clarkson Potter.
We are looking for a detail-oriented and organized self-starter who is invested in learning about the publishing industry, and can offer all-around project support for three editors in a busy and fast-paced department. This position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents, and different departments within the Random House Publishing Group.
Clarkson Potter is the only dedicated lifestyle group within Company. Founded in 1959, we are home to a community of award-winning and bestselling chefs, cooks, designers, artists, and writers—visionaries who seek to entertain, engage, and teach. Our varied list is at once commercial and literary and includes cookbooks, illustrated gift books, and a growing line of paper products, such as journals, postcards, stationery, and games.
The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Evaluating proposals and manuscripts
Researching trends and competition, including comps
Communicating with authors and agents
Writing flap copy and fact sheets
Running sales reports
Collaborating with all in-house departments (publicity, marketing, sales, production, design, etc.)
Coordinating the editorial and production process
Providing administrative support, including scheduling, copying, filing, etc.
Strong interest in cooking and food trends
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage a calendar
Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and kindly include your cover letter and resume.
Company is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Company Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.
Company values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
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