HarperCollins Publishers

  • Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    HarperCollins is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to the VP/ Co-Publisher and Executive Editor in the Balzer + Bray imprint.  Balzer + Bray publishes bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels for children and teens and is committed to diversity.


    • Provides administrative and editorial support to VP/Co-Publisher and Executive Editor.
    • Open and sorts mail, drafts memos and correspondence, makes travel arrangements and appointments, maintains and updates files and records, answers telephones and takes messages as needed and prepares expense reports and processes invoices.
    • Reads and evaluates submissions and drafts rejection letters.
    • Monitors the book production schedule for manager’s titles– prepares and traffics transmittals, coordinates legal reviews (if necessary), and secures permissions for text and art.
    • Assists with information flow and department’s communication with authors, agents and other team members.
    • Drafts jacket copy and assists with title sheets and reviews marketing material.
    • Reads behind managers and provides detailed feedback on select titles.
    • Conducts sales research, P&Ls; drafts contract requests and check requests.
    • Researches and sends out contracts to expert readers.
    • Helps with creating content for Balzer + Bray social media platforms.


    • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Exceptional writing skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Must have an understanding and awareness of children’s books and the industry
    • Interest in popular culture and diversity needs for children and teens

    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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