Editorial Job Listings

    Emedia Editorial Assistant, Sociology & Political Science

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of print supplements and online-learning content for college textbooks in Sociology & Political Science.

    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 – Faxing, 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.

    • A background in and/or passion for one or more of the disciplines listed is strongly preferred.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 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 emailing a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Emedia Editorial Assistant, Biology & Geology

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of print supplements and online-learning content for college textbooks in Biology & Geology.

    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 – Faxing, 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.

    • A background in and/or passion for one or more of the disciplines listed is strongly preferred.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 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 emailing a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Associate Emedia Editor, Psychology & Economics

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Associate Editor for its Psychology and Economics digital media teams. Working closely with these highly collaborative groups, the Associate Media Editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of teaching, learning, and assessment supplements that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the relevant textbook markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.

    • Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in print and digital supplements for teaching, learning, and assessment.

    • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.

    • Collaborating closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Finding, signing, and communicating with print and digital supplements authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.

    • Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.

    • With the help of a shared editorial assistant, managing projects in all stages of editorial development and production.

    • Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, print and digital supplements to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

    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.

    • At least two years prior experience in college publishing, ideally with an editorial role. Sales experience in college publishing is a plus.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

    • 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 teaching and learning.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.

    Qualified candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Media Editor, History

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Media Editor for its history college textbook team. Working closely with this highly collaborative group, the Media Editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of teaching, learning, and assessment supplements that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the history market in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.

    • Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in primarily digital supplements for teaching, learning, and assessment.

    • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.

    • Collaborating closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Finding, signing, and communicating with supplements authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.

    • Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.

    • With the help of an associate editor and an editorial assistant, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.

    • Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.

    • Clearly and compellingly presenting digital supplements to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, supplements to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

    Required Job 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.

    • At least three years prior experience in college publishing is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or editorial experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.

    • Superior verbal and written communications skills are essential.

    • Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

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

    • While travel is moderate, Media editors must be willing and able to travel several times per year throughout the United States and Canada. Travel includes attending academic conferences and Norton sales conferences, providing on-campus sales support, and recruiting authors on college campuses.

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of digital media as it applies to teaching and learning.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.

    Qualified candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Assistant Project Editor, Trade Division

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Assistant Project Editor for its trade department. This position will report directly to the managing editor of the trade division. Working closely with editorial, design, and production teams, the assistant project editor will be responsible for aspects of book editing and production for W. W. Norton’s fiction and nonfiction titles, both in print and in e-book form. Opportunity to work with authors, editors, art directors, production managers, and others on a variety of trade titles and stages of publishing, from initial manuscript to bound book.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Project edit titles through all aspects of production: prepare manuscripts for compositors; traffic and maintain quality control; review every stage of proofs from manuscript to bound book or digital product.

    • Check and evaluate the work of copyeditors, proofreaders, compositors, and indexers; ensure that author’s changes and requests are incorporated into various stages of book proofs.

    • Edit manuscript elements as necessary: the assistant project editor should have some experience copyediting (electronically and on paper) and proofreading.

    • Proofread indexes, revised proofs, and miscellaneous materials.

    • Proofread/check seasonal trade catalogs and author photographs.

    • Perform quality assurance checks for select e-book projects to ensure that charts, figures, and other elements are rendered and/or adjusted correctly.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Serve as liaison to editors, authors, designers, production, and manufacturing.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

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

    • Prior experience in a project editor/production editor position, whether through an internship or previous employment with a trade publisher, is a plus.

    • Copyediting/proofreading knowledge/experience is a plus.

    • Must be detail-oriented, highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the pressures and priorities of the project’s needs and comfortable working with people in different departments.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

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

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, Adobe Acrobat. Proficiency with e-reader devices also a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by emailing a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Digital Media Project Editor

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage digital media projects (including such products as Coursepacks, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, Instructor’s Resource discs, ebooks, StudySpace, SmartWork, etc.) through all aspects of production.

    • Oversee copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers, evaluating their work, giving feedback, and enforcing deadlines to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.

    • Edit content as necessary: the Project Editor should have experience line editing, writing copy, copyediting, and proofreading.

    • Help devise and maintain schedules.

    • Help develop workflows.

    • Help develop/edit design and project specs.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

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

    • At least three years prior experience in the project editor/production editor role, ideally in college publishing. Experience with learning management systems and educational supplements a plus.

    • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project.

    • Must manage complex workloads.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

    • Must be extremely detail-oriented.

    • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting/proofreading test will be given.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp, Proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign and familiarity with HTML and different content management systems a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by emailing 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.