HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    HarperCollins Publishers is seeking an Assistant Editor 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.


    • Reads and evaluates manuscript submissions provides feedback and readers reports.
    • Drafts rejection letters and acquisitions memos.
    • Conducts sales research, runs P&Ls; drafts contract requests and check requests for all projects.
    • Helps in monitoring book production schedule for both editors’ titles.
    • Reviews layouts at various stages of book development.
    • Drafts jacket copy and galley copy.
    • Creates title information sheets and reviews marketing material.
    • Reads behind managers and provides detailed feedback on titles.
    • Supports all information flow and communication with authors, agents, and inter-departmental team members.
    • Maintains and updates files and records.
    • Prepares expense reports and processes invoices.


    • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in publishing or a related field
    • Must have a passion for books and keen interest in learning about the marketplace
    • Proven ability to set priorities under pressure and multi-task; must be highly organized and detail-oriented
    • Must be highly creative; writing experience preferred
    • Must communicate ideas and opinions clearly and effectively, both in person and in writing
    • Must be efficient and self-motivated
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


    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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