HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant Editor - Dey St.

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Editor to support the VP, Editorial Director of the Dey Street imprint.


    • Drafts editorial materials, including flap copy, fact sheets, catalogue copy, memos, blurb requests, etc.
    • Deals directly with high profile authors and agents.
    • Prepares forms, including contract requests, profit and loss statements, production memos, estimate requests and payment requests.
    • Acts as a liaison between Editors and Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for tracking and meeting all deadlines.
    • Assists in the very timely response to all submissions; may aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing reader’s reports, and researching author track records and comparison titles.
    • Performs all administrative duties including handling phones, expenses, mailings, and messengering.
    • Delivers launch presentations.
    • Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Production Department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.
    • Assists authors in clearing permissions for visual materials and extracts.
    • Edits and assists in editing manuscripts.
    • Handles a limited number of editorial projects as assigned.


    • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience  
    • Minimum 1- 2 years of editorial experience  
    • Excellent communication skills  
    • Comfortable speaking in front of groups  
    • Excellent attention to detail  
    • Strong work ethic and exceptional organizational skills  
    • Ability to handle and prioritize a large volume of work independently  
    • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management  
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

    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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