Assistant to Managing Editor
St. Martin's Press - New York, NY

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Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Macmillan is a group of publishing companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, which is based in Stuttgart, Germany. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, clicker, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Major Responsibilities:

• Copyedit and proofread text and cover materials for offsets and paper conversions
• Maintain scheduled dates for the book assigned to you
• Attend weekly meetings to discuss status of work
• Work with editorial, art, design, and production managers as well as managing editors to keep books on track
• Apply to the Library of Congress for CIP data and maintain database of CIP data

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong writing skills; especially good grammar and spelling skills
• Good verbal skills
• Familiarity with Excel and Word
• Detail-oriented; able to juggle several tasks at once
• Strong organizational skills

Experience Needed:

• Some editing/copyediting/proofreading skills preferred but not mandatory

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree

About this company
St. Martin's Press and Tor are divisions of Holtzbrinck Publishers, a U.S. subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck, GmbH.