Editorial Job Listings

    Editorial Assistant, Custom Publications

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support its custom textbook department. This position reports to the custom editor.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Management of custom projects in all stages of production- Securing quotes from production. Copyediting original material and proofing covers. Assisting permissions in clearing for custom books. Ordering and tracking Norton Custom Library customs. Setting and adhering to schedules.

    • Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with custom editor, authors, college faculty, marketing, production, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).

    • Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.

    • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

    • Auditing – Assigning book ISBN numbers. Checking textbook and ebook prices across sources.

    • Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources, metadata management. Information gathering and following up. Tracking inventory.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required, as company will not pursue visa sponsorship.

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.

    • Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees and customers. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.

    • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.

    • Must be self-directed and independent.

    • Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across multiple departments, activities, and projects.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google docs, and database applications.

    • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editor, Countryman Press

    The Countryman Press (an imprint of W.W. Norton) is seeking an Editor for travel guides and other subjects, including nature, outdoor how-to, and regional interest books. This person will work closely with the sales and marketing department to develop new books and to identify and revise outdated editions. This position is located in the New York office.

    Countryman Press began in Woodstock, VT in 1974 as a publisher of New England specific books. Since Norton's acquisition in 1995, the company has expanded, with books of regional interest around the country, an extensive line of cookbooks, and a growing list of lifestyle titles.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Acquisitions of new titles and revisions of existing series titles.

    • Regular review of the current Countryman Press backlist titles.

    • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production.

    • Writing and producing copy, presenting titles when necessary.

    • Working with the art department on cover design.

    • Taking an active role in expanding the editorial vision of Countryman.

    Required Qualifications:

    • 1 – 3 years editorial experience, ideally pertaining to travel books

    • Knowledge of the book industry

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills

    • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.

    • Must be self-directed and independent.

    • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.

    • An interest in social media is strongly preferred.

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.