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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Title: Assistant Editor, LBYR
Description: SUMMARY: The Assistant Editor will provide essential editorial and administrative support to the Editorial Director, Nonfiction, and Publisher (all categories, from picture book up to YA) on their projects, as well as manage select titles independently.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Editor will manage book projects through all phases from manuscript to bound book.
Correspond directly with authors, artists, and agents.
Coordinate all book elements (permissions, illustrations, contracts, profit & loss forms).
Prepare title fact sheets, catalog copy, flap copy, and metadata for assigned titles.
Provide materials and information for sales, marketing, and publicity for assigned titles, coordinate reprints and paperbacks, and update metadata for backlist
Work with Hachette adult editors and imprints to identify and coordinate potential nonfiction young reader adaptations
Read submissions and provide readers reports.

2-3 years previous children’s editorial publishing experience.
B.A. preferred
Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s book marketplace
Experience with editing picture books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult nonfiction and fiction preferred.
Strong interest in narrative nonfiction preferred, journalism background a plus
Knowledge of and contacts in the industry are a plus, as is an ability to identify new talent.
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel required; knowledge of PPT, Bookscan, databases, and ability to produce reports a plus.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience.
Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed.
Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate.
Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.
Location: New York, NY
How To Apply For This Job: Apply online at,
Date Posted: 5/30/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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