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Assistant Editor, Gallery Books Group

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Gallery Books seeks an assistant editor to support an Executive and Senior Editor, one focused on narrative/prescriptive nonfiction and the other on celebrity/pop culture nonfiction. Responsibilities include: reviewing manuscripts; general administrative duties; organizing and scheduling meetings in MS Outlook; communicating with authors and agents by phone and email; expense tracking; evaluating a high volume of manuscripts; handling all aspects of transmitting books to production.

Specific Requirements

  • Some familiarity with the book production process
  • Meticulous attention to detail and top-notch organizational skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs and take initiative to solve problems
  • Capacity to manage multiple (and often competing) deadlines
  • Love of the highbrow and the lowbrow
  • Sense of humor and calm under press

Hard Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Scheduling and business planning
  • Typing and typing speed
  • Outlook Express
  • Document management
  • Expense reports
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Soft Skills

  • Problem-solver
  • Multitasker
  • Organized
  • Hands-on
  • Attention to detail