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Editorial Assistant / Assistant Editor
Candlewick Press seeks an inspired editorial assistant/assistant editor to join our talented team.

Editorial and administrative support responsibilities will include the following:

- Act as editorial back up on projects, including editing and Americanizing buy-ins
- Fact-check and check/clear permissions, especially for nonfiction and poetry titles
- Write flap copy and bound galley copy and transmit manuscripts to copyediting
- Review latter stages of books - pages, - Review marketing materials - catalog pages, ads, bookmarks
- Present books at sales conference, teach-ins, librarian previews, as requested
- Read submissions and provide reader's reports
- Write to agents and authors about submissions
- Attend and take notes at meetings
- Send first editions and reprint editions to authors with personal notes
- E-mail reviews to authors/artists/agents with personal notes
- Complete check requests, CRFs, ACQs, and other paperwork
- Complete sales points and BISAC codes for all titles
- Handle administrative tasks like filing, mailing packages, arranging meetings
- Progress contract requests, circ acquisition memos, and facilitate requested functions in the company database

Candidates must possess a strong interest in children's trade publishing; a motivation to learn; flexibility; a sense of humor; an understanding of copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking conventions; excellent English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); and be extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency with Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other common computer programs is also necessary. Candidates with a minimum of 2 years editorial experience in a trade publishing environment are strongly preferred.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Editorial Assistant / Assistant Editor"
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