Editorial Job Listings

    Editorial Assistant, Custom Publications

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work in the Custom Publications division. This dynamic position will involve working with books from all academic disciplines.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Managing ISBNs.

    • Proofreading project materials.

    • Performing library research.

    • Maintaining the division’s print-on-demand branch.

    • Corresponding with customers.

    • Managing inventory and reprints.

    • Drafting contracts and requesting checks.

    • Creating and maintaining up-to-date spreadsheets and databases to support projects.

    • Collaborating with the editorial, production, and permissions teams to meet deadlines.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC location.

    • Must be independent, self-motivated, and adaptable.

    • Must be able to manage time effectively, stay organized, and balance multiple tasks at any given time.

    • Must be extremely detail-oriented.

    • Must be able to interact with colleagues and customers in a professional manner through e-mail, over the phone, and in person.

    Technical Skills

    • Proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Docs.

    • Copyediting and proofreading test will be given.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their résumé and cover letter to: Recruiting.

    Editorial Assistant, Political Science

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the editor of digital and print content for college political science courses.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.

    • Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, 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 – Copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.

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

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

    • Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.

    • Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • 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. 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 and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.

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

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.

    • Must have strong research skills.

    • Must have a passion for learning new software programs.

    • Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level political science courses.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their résumé, and cover letter to: Recruiting.

    Senior Editor, Trade Division

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editor for its Trade Editorial Department. This Trade Editor will be responsible for acquiring 12 titles per year for the department. As the largest independent, employee-owned publisher, Norton publishes books in almost all trade categories, with an emphasis on science, history, economics, business, cookbooks, literary fiction, political science, psychology, sociology and biography.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Acquire 12 titles per year

    • Responsible for all editorial aspects of book development, including manuscript development and editing; copywriting including jacket, catalog and other marketing copy as required; liaise with art and production departments as needed

    • Maintains publishing and production schedules and meets deadlines

    • Present titles at sales meetings and elsewhere as needed

    • Develops and maintains relationships with licensors, authors, and agents

    • Serves as the primary contact for the author throughout the process

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must have at least 5 years’ experience

    • Bachelor’s degree

    • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required

    • Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC location

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills

    • Must be creative, pro-active, flexible, and adaptable

    • Must have the ability to work well with editorial colleagues in addition to sales, publicity, marketing, art and production departments

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

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

    Technical Skills:

    • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their résumé, and cover letter to: Recruiting.

    Please note that these job descriptions are not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

     

    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.