HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant Editor - Harper Wave and Harper Business

Job Locations US-NY-New York




We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Editor to work with the publishers of Harper Wave and Harper Business.


  • Assists two nonfiction imprint publishers in all aspects of their publishing programs
  • 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 Editorial, Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for tracking and meeting all deadlines.
  • Assists publishers 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 for publishers, including handling phones, expenses, mailings, and messengering.
  • Prepares Reading Group Guides, Q&As, and other ancillary material.
  • 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 by Publisher.
  • Handles selected backlist titles for both imprints.


  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience  
  • Minimum 1 year of editorial experience     
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups  
  • Excellent attention to detail  
  • Strong work ethic and exceptional organizational skills  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize a large volume of work
  • 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


This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through www.harpercollins.com/careers. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.




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