HarperCollins Publishers

  • Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    HarperCollins Publishers is seeking an Editorial Assistant for the General Books Group. In this role you will report to an Editorial Director and a Senior Editor of Amistad acquiring multicultural narrative nonfiction and literary fiction.


    • Writes first drafts of editorial materials, including flap copy, fact sheets, catalogue copy, cover memos, blurb requests, etc.
    • Deals directly with high profile authors, artists and agents.
    • Prepares and types forms, including contract requests, profit and loss statements, production memos, estimate requests and payment requests.
    • Acts as liaison between Editorial and Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for staying abreast of all deadlines.
    • Assists two senior department members in the very timely response to all submissions; will aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing reader’s reports, and researching author track records as well as original book ideas.
    • Performs all administrative duties for titles.
    • Prepares weekly editorial/marketing meeting agendas by coordinating with other departments.
    • Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Production Department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.


    • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to handle a large volume of work independently
    • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms
    • Ability use Supadu software to make updates to website preferred


    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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