HarperCollins Publishers Editorial Assistant in New York, New York

Attention pop culture junkies! The Creative Development Team at HarperCollins is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative, editorial and social media/marketing support to the department. The Creative Development department tracks what is hot in the media – tv, movies, celebrities, music, sports, online, current events, etc. – and then develops proposals to bring to potential authors. This department acquires for all HarperCollins imprints, and includes the video studio which makes hundreds of marketing videos and runs a daily Facebook Live program. If you love books, and videos and are into the biggest trends before they are even trends – this may be the perfect job for you.

  • Provides administrative and editorial support to the SVP and Director of Creative Development and assists the video/live team when needed. Opens and sorts mail; makes travel arrangements and appointments; maintains and updates files and records; answers telephones and takes messages as needed.

  • Monitors the manufacturing schedule, maintains communication with authors and agents for their books, videos and live programming.

  • Reads, edits, and evaluates manuscripts, reviews publicity, promotion, copyediting and design process and illustrations procurement.

  • Returns rejected manuscripts; assists in preparing copyrights and permissions information and obtains information from various sources.

  • Writes jacket copy, flap copy, sales notes, plan cards and other materials.

  • Edits manuscripts under supervision.

  • Works with team to brainstorm ideas, creates proposals to bring to potential authors, identifies new ideas found online or in all media and tracks what is hot in the zeitgeist.

  • Helps to brainstorm, schedule, make graphics and create promotional ideas for the evolving Facebook Live program.

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience

  • Prior internship experience in editorial required

  • Ability to multitask, juggle priorities and manage time effectively in a very fast-paced environment

  • Experience with Social Media platforms required

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Ability to follow through on projects

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Must have a strong appreciation for pop culture (celebrity, reality tv, music experts, current events, sports, etc.)

HarperCollins 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.

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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