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Assistant Editor

Company name
Harpercollins Publishers

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Editing, Media, Writing, Journalism, Publishing

Posted on
Jan 14,2020

Valid Through
Apr 28,2020

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Editor to join the HarperVia team in our General Books Group. In this role you will provide support to an Executive Editor and Associate Publisher. This is a great opportunity for someone who has interest in bringing global titles to the US market!


Assist in coordinating the publication process from manuscript to book, including contracts, permissions, photos, and licensing.

Solicit, organize, and handle author bios, photos and digital author profile.

Perform administrative and editorial duties under minimal supervision.

Monitor the production schedule and maintain communication with authors, translators and agents.

Review submissions and proposals and provide feedback as requested.

Draft title sheet copy, catalog copy, selling copy, and flap copy as needed.

Edits and assists in editing manuscripts.

Assists others as required.


Proficiency in a foreign language strongly preferred

4 year college degree or equivalent work experience

A minimum of 1-2 years prior editorial experience

Interest in literature in translation

Strong attention to detail, follow-through, and organization skills required

Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively

Excellent communication skills

Exceptional writing skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

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


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Locations

US-NY-New York



Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

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