Editorial Job Listings

    Developmental Editor, Music

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Developmental Editor to work on college textbooks in Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and Music History. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor of the College Department.

    Core Job Responsibilities:

    • Working with authors and in-house editorial teams to develop textbooks in music theory, music appreciation, and music history- both first editions and subsequent editions, both print and electronic products.

    • Assessing and responding to expert reviews.

    • Participating in the design review process and in the various stages of production as necessary.

    • Collaborating with sales and marketing on promotional copy, as needed.

    • Occasional travel to professional conferences.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree

    • Employment eligibility to work in the United States

    • Background in music theory and appreciation. Must read music at a high level.

    • College textbook development experience of at least several years.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills; detail-oriented.

    • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the pressures and changing priorities of projects.

    • Teaching experience a plus.

    • Must be able to work full business hours Monday-Friday in our NY Office

    Technical Skills:

    • Word, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint.

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

    Editorial Assistant, Biology

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a print Editorial Assistant to support the Editor for College Textbooks in Biology.

    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 chapter and art manuscripts for copyediting and production; liaising between manuscript editorial, production, and the author(s); and reviewing manuscript for content/grammar errors.

    • Review program management and data analysis – Contacting college faculty for potential reviews; maintaining an organized archive of completed reviews, list of participants, and payments; and extracting and analyzing market data for potential reviewers.

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

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

    • Document/office management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing, and other general administrative tasks. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work in the US is required.

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

    • 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 across departments, activities, and projects.

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

    • Must have strong research skills.

    • A background in and/or passion for the sciences is preferred.

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

    • Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

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

    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.