Editorial Assistant, BFYR and Salaam ReadsApply
Candidate will report to an Executive Editor at S&S Books for Young Readers and Salaam Reads and an Editor at S&S Books for Young Readers. Responsibilities include all administrative duties for these editors: scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, bound galley, tip sheet and flap copy, and coordinating the editorial and production process. Management of manuscripts in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of submissions and books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents and other departments through the publication process (checking over 1P/2P/blues, inputting author changes); professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.
Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. They should have some knowledge of, and interest in, children’s books from picture book through young adult age ranges and current trends in that market.