HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We are currently seeking an Assistant Editor to provide administrative and editorial support to the William Morrow and Harper Voyager imprints.  In this role you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of commercial genres including Science Fiction, Fantasy and Mysteries/Thrillers.


    • Provides editorial support Executive Editors and Editorial Director.
    • Under supervision, writes first drafts of editorial materials, including fact sheets, descriptive copy, and revised catalogue copy.
    • Performs all administrative duties for titles.
    • Assists in maintaining relationships with authors, agents, department staff and corporate management.
    • May, under supervision, aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing reader reports, and researching author track records.
    • Learns proficiency of office systems and Prepares contract requests, profit and loss statements, production memos, transmittal forms, payment requests, orders author copies, tracks author photos.  
    • Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Managing Editorial department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.
    • Prepares any ancillary materials for manuscripts, including reading group guides, Q&A’s and other materials.


    • 1-3 years of editorial experience
    • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Exceptional writing skills
    • A fast reader
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Familiarity with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
    • A strong interest in commercial fiction, particularly Science Fiction, Fantasy and Thrillers

    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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