BOOK PUBLISHING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Vintage/Anchor, a division of the Knopf Group, which is part of Random House, is looking for a shared editorial assistant. A description of the position follows below:
The assistant’s responsibilities would include keeping track of a book’s progress through production and publication, reading manuscripts and proposals and giving written reports on them, corresponding with authors, writing catalog copy, preparing internal reports and materials on upcoming titles, acting as a liaison between the editorial and the art, production, and publicity departments, and performing various administrative support tasks required by the two editors (e.g. filing and copying.) Candidate should be very organized, very detail-oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines; most of all, he/she should be passionate about books.
If you are interested in the position, please send a résumé and a brief cover letter describing your interest in book publishing to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in getting into book publishing, this job will be an excellent opportunity.