Editorial Assistant
Macmillan - Boston, MA

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Bedford/St. Martin's is a leading publisher of college textbooks in the disciplines of English, History, Communication, Business and Technical Writing, Philosophy, Religion, and Music. Please visit us on the web at www.bedfordstmartins.com for additional information. Bedford/St. Martin's was originally two separate divisions of St. Martin's Press, Inc. consisting of the St. Martin’s Press College Division and Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press. The two companies merged and became Bedford/St. Martin's in 1998. Bedford Books was founded in 1981 by Charles Christensen. The St. Martin’s Press College Division was founded much earlier. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position Description:
Bedford/St. Martin’s is seeking an Editorial Assistant for our history group. The assistant will provide support to several editors for college history textbooks, helping them with various administrative and editorial tasks while being exposed to the editorial function within educational publishing.

Major Responsibilities:
Perform clerical tasks such as copying, filing, processing invoices, handling mailings, and dealing with book project paperwork

Make travel and entertainment arrangements for editors, authors, conferences, and focus groups

Assist editors with book planning, development, and marketing

Coordinate review programs to solicit instructor feedback on proposals, new book projects, and revised editions

Prepare manuscripts for production

Correspond with authors and instructors

Provide other administrative support as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Close attention to detail

Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, problem solve, and work independently

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Experience Needed:
Previous administrative experience in an office environment a plus

Previous experience and/or internships in educational publishing a plus

Educational Background Required:
Bachelor of Arts degree

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