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Publicity amp Editorial Assistant

Company name
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

New York City, NY

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Liveright Publishing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary and imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, is seeking an assistant to support the Director of Publicity and a trade Editor. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:

• Assisting publicist on promotional campaigns for front list and paperback titles.

• Coordinating press materials and review mailings.

• Processing review requests.

• Maintaining database of review and media coverage.

• Processing invoices and expenses related to book tours and promotional campaigns.

• Helping publicists compile tour schedules and booking arrangements.

• Reading and evaluating manuscripts quickly and writing reader’s reports.

• Drafting catalog and jacket copy.

• Researching comparative titles and related media.

• Organizing and executing blurb and editorial mailings.

• Liaising with authors and agents.

• Demonstrable interest in serious nonfiction encouraged.

• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by authors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.

• Helping authors complete art and permissions logs; act as a liaison between the Permissions department and the author(s) to ensure that all text and image permissions are cleared on a timely basis.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.


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W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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Company Profile
W. W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years" in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, college textbooks, cookbooks, art books and professional books.

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