Editorial Job Listings

    Director of Custom Publishing, College Department

    W. W. Norton’s College Department is seeking to fill the position of Director of Custom Publishing. This position requires managing the current custom editorial and sales team and providing strategic leadership for the college department’s custom business initiatives, particularly in the digital realm. The position also requires knowledge of the end-to-end textbook publishing process, including contracts, permissions, sales, editorial, project editorial, design, production, product development, and IT. The job will require close collaboration and coordination with internal stakeholders from each of the aforementioned teams with an eye toward timely delivery to the customer and maintenance of Norton’s high standards for quality control. Finally, business acumen efficiently managing the custom publishing process with an eye toward driving new sales while effectively controlling costs is essential. This position is based out of our New York office.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage the current custom editorial and sales team and coordinate the team’s work with members of the contracts, permissions, sales, editorial, project editorial, design, production, product development, and IT departments.

    • Provide a strategic vision for optimizing Norton’s customer-facing custom publishing website and execute that vision (possibly in collaboration with outside vendors) with an eye toward optimizing user experience and driving new adoptions and sales.

    • In collaboration with others, develop new strategies and a business plan for digital delivery of Norton’s content and online learning products, with an eye toward driving new adoptions and sales.

    • In collaboration with the existing editorial team, identify new growth potential for Norton’s content and online learning products and execute a business plan to maximize that potential with new adoptions and sales.

    • Keep up with market conditions and competitive industry trends and shape Norton’s custom business strategy accordingly.

    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 Monday-Friday in our NY Office.

    • At least five years’ experience in higher education publishing, including management experience.

    • Extensive knowledge of the market for custom-published content for higher education in both print and digital formats and the process for developing and delivering that content to the customer.

    • Extensive knowledge of educational technology in higher education, particular in the realm of product development and/or customization.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Organized with strong multitasking and time management skills.

    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

    • Persons with prior experience managing a custom publishing team are preferred.

    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, Music

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work in the College Department. The position involves supporting the two full-time and one part-time editors of our college music list.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

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

    • Tracking recording projects. Preparing lists of works to record or acquire and organizing materials as they arrive.

    • 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.

    • Auditing. Applying for book ISBN numbers and copyright. Checking textbook and ebook prices across sources.

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

    • Corresponding with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff.

    • Drafting contracts, as well as advertising and marketing copy.

    • Helping to maintain social media presence.

    • Reading and responding to book proposals.

    • Copyediting and proofreading as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work in the US is required.

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

    • Some music background, including the ability to read musical notation, is necessary.

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

    • Proficiency in Word, 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.

    Digital Media Editorial Assistant, Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of print and digital content for college sociology and cultural anthropology 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.

    • Email, 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 (sociology or social science major preferred but not required)

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

    • Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City location.

    • 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 sociology or cultural anthropology 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.

    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.

    Digital Media Editorial Assistant, Music

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning contents for college textbooks in Music.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Content Management in all stages of production- Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content 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).

    • Documents Management- Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files

    • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.

    • 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 in our New York City location.

    • 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 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 and project management systems

    • A background in college-level music history and theory is strongly preferred.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in both Window and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.

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

    • Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

    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.

    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 and help edit various digital media projects (including such products as epub3 ebooks, our online adaptive quizzing system, Interactive Listening Guides, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc). though all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.

    • Help devise and enforce schedules.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timely delivery of materials to digital production.

    • Collaborate closely with digital production in reporting and troubleshooting functionality issues.

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

    • Respond to queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the U.S.

    • Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City office.

    • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.

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

    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple responsibilities.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must be extremely detail oriented.

    • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality.

    Technical Skills:

    • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, and HTML preferred. Familiarity with project management systems, team collaboration software (Googledocs, Confluence), bug tracking systems (JIRA), and different content management systems a plus.

    Copyediting, proofreading, and additional editing tests will be given.

    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.

    Digital Media Project Editor, Science Emphasis

    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, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science content (including such products as epub3 ebooks, our online adaptive quizzing system, Interactive Listening Guides, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc). though all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.

    • Help devise and enforce schedules.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timely delivery of materials to digital production.

    • Collaborate closely with digital production in reporting and troubleshooting functionality issues.

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

    • Respond to queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in biology and/or chemistry preferred.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the U.S.

    • Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City office.

    • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.

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

    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple responsibilities.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must be extremely detail oriented.

    • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality.

    Technical Skills:

    • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, and HTML preferred. Familiarity with project management systems, team collaboration software (Googledocs, Confluence), bug tracking systems (JIRA), and different content management systems a plus.

    Copyediting, proofreading, and additional editing tests will be given.

    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.