• Assistant Editor

    Posting Number 2018-4508
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 2:27 PM)
    Location : Location
    US-NY-New York
    NYU Press/Editorial
    Division of Libraries (LB1082)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 52
    Job Family
    Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Media/Video/Audio
  • Position Summary

    Assist with the acquisition and editing of manuscripts for NYU Press in the social sciences (e.g. politics, sociology, and criminology) to publish; research, review, and evaluate prospective manuscripts; make recommendations to NYU Press Committee whether to publish selected manuscripts. Review copy, approve requests for changes, ensure correct language, grammar, syntax, spelling, to guarantee high-quality publications. Negotiate and persuade authors to approve revisions and suggestions for revisions; solicit peer reviews from specialist academic readers (Harvard, UCLA, etc.). Oversee related day-to-day publication operations (preparation of author biographies, book jacket information, etc.); correspond with authors and series editors to resolve related problems; discuss promotional materials for books with the author.


    Required Education:
    Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences or other related subjects.

    Preferred Education:
    Masters Degree or Professional Certificate in Publishing

    Required Experience:
    2-3 years' publishing and editorial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Experience:
    Experience attending scholarly conferences for the purpose of editorial input.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and external groups. Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills. Knowledge of standard office software and database packages.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    Experience with MS Office Suite, PageMaker, Excel and Conexus. Experience with FileMaker

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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