HarperCollins Publishers

  • Editorial Services Assistant

    Job Locations US-NJ-Monmouth Junction
  • Overview

    HarperCollins Publishers is seeking an Editorial Services Assistant in our Princeton, NJ, office. This position is part of an Editorial Services group that provides proofreading, corrections and other content-specific services to managing and production editorial teams in New York and other remote locations. This is an entry-level position. 


    • Enter corrections specified by production editorial team into manuscripts using Microsoft Word and HarperCollins’s proprietary markup language  
    • Apply manuscript structuring/styling where needed
    • Learn HarperCollins-specific systems/processes/standards for proofreading and corrections
    • Quality check eBooks across a variety of genres and formats (simple to high design), identifying errors in content, construction and functionality
    • Assist in proofreading print projects as needed
    • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including printing and scanning pages and preparing them for physical transit



    • 0-2 years’ experience in an editorial capacity (proofreading, copyediting, corrections entering) or degree in applicable subject (publishing, journalism, English)

    • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word
    • Strong interest in eBooks, digital publishing technologies, and digital innovation
    • Demonstrated ability to produce work that is detail oriented
    • Willingness to take on new responsibilities as skill set grows
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work on multiple priorities in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with cross-functional teams
    • English/Spanish bilingual communication skills are preferred  



    About the Company:


    HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.


    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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