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Assistant to the Managing Editor

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Hachette Book Group USA

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SUMMARY:The Hachette Book Group is seeking an Assistant to the Managing Editor to assist the Group Managing Editor with several Perseus imprints, including Basic Books and Basic Civitas, PublicAffairs, Nation Books, and The Economist.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:• Assist with managing seasonal lists for several imprints of Perseus working with the Editorial and Production departments to schedule and monitor roughly 250 titles per year through their production process• Prep materials for and attend department and interdepartmental meetings• Help manage imprint data changes in database• Collect, copyedit and proofread bound galley and jacket materials from original copy through final proof• Assist with tracking of reprint correctionsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:• College degree or relevant work experience• Familiarity with copyediting and proofreading• Strong computer/MS Word skills, including Track Changes, a must• Excellent organizational skills• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills• Candidate must be detail- and accuracy-oriented and have the ability to balance many projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining high standards of quality

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