Editorial Job Listings

    Associate Media Editor, History

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Associate Editor for its college History digital media team. 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 resources that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the History Media Editor.

    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 resources 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 resource 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.

    • Clearly documenting and communicating updates with all team members throughout the duration of a project.

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

    • Managing vendor selection, scheduling, and budgeting for digital work such as content coding projects.

    • Maintaining and organizing digital files on appropriate servers.

    • Creating product records and metadata and ensuring accuracy of product information in W. W. Norton’s various proprietary systems.

    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.

    • Prior experience in college publishing, ideally at least one and a half years in an editorial role.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • Must be comfortable managing complex schedules with multiple dependencies and deadlines.

    • Must be a proactive problem solver, able to seek out answers and propose solutions.

    • 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 fast-paced and 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.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, and your resume to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editor, Norton Professional Books

    Norton Professional Books is looking for a high energy acquisitions editor to acquire, edit, and publish 20-25 prominent non-fiction books a year for K-12 education professionals (teachers, administrators, graduate students, and in-service training).The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is always on the lookout for exceptional book ideas, and has editorial expertise in the area of K-12 publishing for teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and graduate students in education.. We are seeking an innovative thinker who can tap into current education trends, identify new markets for education books, and work collaboratively in a small department.

    This position manages all aspects of the editorial process, from acquisition to development to publication. Candidates must have significant editorial expertise and a proven track record of finding and working with writers is required. We are seeking someone who can acquire and publish books that make an impact on teaching.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Scout, negotiate, sign, developmentally edit, and launch 20-25 education books annually for K-12 teachers and professional development consistent with our editorial mission and publishing schedules.

    • Seek out new authors, develop new series, discover new markets, find new ways to acquire books that K-12 teachers will find essential, and that have high potential to become in-service reading for school districts nation-wide.

    • Evaluate projects to determine commercial viability, market, and audience.

    • Work with high-level authors to shape and develop material and assure timely delivery of manuscript and materials.

    • Professional interaction with authors, potential authors, and colleagues.

    • Potential for travel to academic conferences each year.

    • Present books’ key sales and marketing points to sales team at triannual conferences.

    • Provide detailed feedback and art direction for cover designs.

    • Write jacket flap and catalog copy.

    • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team on writing copy and strategic planning.

    • Collaborate with production department on book style, schedule, format, and design.

    • Collaborate with the Director of Norton Professional Books, editorial assistant, project editor, sales and marketing team, and others during all stages of editorial development and production.

    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. This is not a telecommuting position.

    • 3 to 5 years book acquisitions experience with a professional publisher in education.

    • Ability to conceptualize ideas, acquire books, and work with authors at a fast pace.

    • Understanding of the education and professional development markets and the diverse needs of K-12 teachers and in-service providers.

    • Familiarity with current educational research and trends; expertise in researching and assessing experts in the field of education.

    • Ability to effectively and sensitively communicate and maintain productive relationships with high-level experts and authors.

    • A proven track record of turning ideas into books.

    • Comfortable in a small department setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description, and where collaborative work is the norm.

    • Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to multi-task across departments, activities, and projects.

    • Top-notch verbal and written communications skills.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated, with superior ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.

    • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of K-12 teachers and students.

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

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

    • Must demonstrate a commitment to serving the professional education community with high-quality texts.

    • Must demonstrate a track record of commercial success within the education market.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).

    • Keen proofreading skills.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, and your resume to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editorial Assistant, Economics and Sustainability/Environmental Science.

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the Editor for college textbooks in Economics and Sustainability/Environmental Science

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.

    • Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.

    • Professional customer and author relationship 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 – Emailing, scanning, copying, and printing. Organizing and maintaining files.

    • Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up. Creating and maintain detailed contact information in Excel.

    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 from our New York City office.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Strength with MS Excel a must.

    • 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 and minimal mistakes.

    • A passion for publishing and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.

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

    • Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, and your resume to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editorial Assistant, Poli Sci and Cultural Anthropology

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a print Editorial Assistant to support the Editor for college textbooks in political science and cultural anthropology.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.

    • Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.

    • Professional customer and author relationship 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 – Emailing, scanning, faxing, copying, and printing. Organizing and maintaining files.

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

    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 from our New York City 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 excellent time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.

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

    • A passion for publishing and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.

    • A background and interest in the social sciences, including political science and cultural anthropology, is preferred but not required.

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

    • Strength with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is a must.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, and your resume 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.