CBS Corporation Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster Children's Books in New York, New York

Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster Children's Books

REF#: 28742

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.


Candidate will report directly to the VP Publisher of the three trade imprints at S&S Children's (Books For Young Readers, Atheneum and Margaret McElderry Books) as well as the SAGA Press Sci Fi/Fantasy imprint. Responsibilities include all administrative duties for the publishing office- scheduling meetings, routing materials, maintaining publisher's schedule, liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, bound galley, tip sheet and flap copy, coordinating the editorial and production process, as well as overseeing reprints, and special projects. Management of manuscripts in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of submissions and books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents and other departments through the publication process (checking over 1P/2P/blues, inputting author changes) ; professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.


Previous experience in book publishing preferred.


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