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This job expired on June 21, 2014

Editorial Assistant St. Martin's Press

  • Date Posted April 22, 2014
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Media
  • Job Type Full-Time
Job Description Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. 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, i>clicker, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC or St. Martin’s Press, LLC.

Cookstr is hiring an extremely well-organized, creative and independently motivated editorial assistant. You’ll work on the consumer-facing recipe website Cookstr.com, as well as helping with the editorial process for a number of books (not just cookbooks, but many different genres) that we’re working to publish in partnership with various Macmillan imprints. 

You will:
  • Be adaptable, thorough, and deadline-conscious, with the ability to work independently as well as take direction
  • Need a lot of creative drive, energy, and top-notch written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a working knowledge of basic CMS tools, Excel, and ideally Adobe programs, or ability to learn with proven technical aptitude in other areas
  • Be passionate and opinionated about food and media
  • General administrative support
Your tasks will include:
  • Writing preliminary cover copy
  • Preparing copy for tip sheets and preliminary catalog copy
  • Routing manuscripts through the production process
  • Logging and keeping track of contracts and deal memos
  • Ordering books
  • Proofreading communications
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with authors
  • Creating Powerpoint and other visual presentations
  • Writing articles around Cookstr recipes for various web publications (approximately 2 per week)
  • Regular and daily generation of targeted content for Cookstr’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media channels. 
  • Engagement of Cookstr users on various social media platforms. Do we not have a social media presence somewhere we should? Change it!
  • Planning and execution of promotional campaigns for various cookbooks on Cookstr.com and in our Cookstr Weekly newsletter
  • Management of Cookstr’s Food and Fiction Goodreads group 
Compensation this position is How to apply
This job expired on June 21, 2014
DeadlineMay 22, 2014

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