Editorial Job Listings

    Digital Media Project Editor, College Division

    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 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.) through 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 US is required.

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

    • 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.

    • Must be able to work in all disciplines, especially the sciences.

    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.

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

    Editorial Assistant and Assistant to Editorial Director, Norton Professional Books

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a bright, organized, and adaptable individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills to support the Professional Books department as an Editorial Assistant and to support the Director of the division with editorial tasks. Norton Professional Books publishes titles in the fields of education and mental health.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Support editorial/clerical needs of Director of the department and another acquiring editor.

    • Management of manuscripts: Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art and tracking permissive material. Coordinating text and illustrations programs. Applying for CIP/copyright.

    • Telephone and message management: Professionally interacting with authors, marketing, and sales staff, and others to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information. In general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages and relaying messages with a sense of urgency.

    • Document management: Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.

    • Contracts: overseeing the execution of all Professional Books contracts, including maintenance of meeting minutes, submitting contract requests, interfacing with contracts staff to track status of contracts in development, and ensuring that all author advance monies are paid on time.

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

    • Data Management: distributing change memos and maintaining accuracy of data on internal web-based information portals, including print and ebook prices, book titles, publication dates, author information, binding details, etc. Information gathering and following up.

    • Providing miscellaneous administrative support for other members of the department as needed.

    • Overseeing maintenance of house library.

    • Willingness to travel to conferences if needed. Travel is light to minimal.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree

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

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

    • Interest in professional publishing strongly preferred (this is not a trade position)

    • Must be highly organized, disciplined, self-directed, and independent.

    • Must have excellent 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 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.

    Required Skills:

    • Prior book publishing experience a plus.

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

    • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook

    • Familiarity with Photoshop a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their résumé and cover letter to: RecruitingPlease be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. Please note: All qualified candidates will be considered, but due to the high volume of applications it is only possible for us to contact those selected for an interview.

    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.