HarperCollins Publishers

  • Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We are currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to a VP Associate Publisher and a VP Editorial Director within the Harper Perrenial and HarperWave imprints.


    • Performs, under minimal supervision, administrative and editorial duties including correspondence with authors and agents.
    • Makes travel arrangements and appointments, maintains and updates files and records.
    • Reads submissions and assists in returning rejected manuscripts.
    • Assists in preparing copyrights and permissions information.
    • Monitors the production schedule for supervisor’s books, maintains communication between production, design and managing editorial to keep books on schedule.
    • Acts as a liaison with publicity and marketing departments.
    • Writes and reviews jacket copy, flap copy, catalog copy, fact sheets, and other materials as needed.
    • Prepares manuscripts for transmittal, including creating art logs for 4-color books.
    • Assists in seasonal meeting preparations; collects and prints materials for launch.
    • Serves as editorial contact for select backlist projects.


    • 4 year college degree
    • Prior relevant internship experience
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Exceptional writing skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Must have a strong appreciation for food, health & wellness, memoir, commercial fiction, classics and backlist


    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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