Editorial / Publishing Assistant, Simon Element
Simon & SchusterNew York, NY
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Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of â€œAmericaâ€™s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.â€
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the worldâ€™s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Childrenâ€™s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.
For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
This is a unique opportunity for a Publishing Assistant with the new Simon & Schuster lifestyle imprint to support both the Publisher and the Editor in Chief. This role will provide an opportunity to learn both the editorial function, and the overall publishing process.
On the editorial side, the assistant will work on a wide range of titles in the core lifestyle categories, primarily with cooking, and also health and wellness, self-help, psychology and personal growth. Core responsibilities will include reading and reporting on submissions; assisting supervisor with acquisitions (this involves finding comparison titles and drafting P&Ls); targeting potential blurbers through data mining; drafting and editing tip sheets; helping with editing; and managing the production process for all titles.
On the publishing side, the assistant will write and distribute weekly editorial board meeting minutes, schedule meetings with authors and agents, assist with collection and distribution of materials for seasonal sales meetings, and perform basic administrative duties for the Publisher.
The ideal candidate for this position possesses superb writing skills, can track and fulfill multiple tasks under deadline pressure, and can clearly and persuasively represent the imprint to our authors and their representatives. Meticulous attention to details is essential.