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Ref#: 30123
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.
Description:

The Editorial Assistant will report to the Editorial Director and assist in the children's licensing division. Responsibilities include all administrative duties- scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors and licensors and liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes writing manuscripts and preparing catalog, tip sheets and flap copy, as well as coordinating the editorial and production process with various departments. This is a fast-paced imprint with many accelerated schedules, so individual must be able to juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks. Management of manuscripts in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; and liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and licensors and other departments in a professional manner.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required
Excellent communication and writing skills required
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong time management skills
Ability to set priorities under pressure
Willingness to take initiative and to complete projects independently
Ability to think creatively and contribute editorial and format ideas and concepts
An interest in licensed publishing

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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