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Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader
Candlewick Press seeks a Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader to provide administrative support to the team and be responsible for proofreading and aiding the Managing Editor and Traffic Manager with project management. The individual will work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial and production.

Responsibilities will include the following:
- Proofread paperback conversions, e-books, digital picture books, late stage circs for books and marketing materials, corrections to printer proof, and reprint changes
- Coordinate, summarize, and transmit cover and interior comments on Walker Books US originated projects in a timely, sensitive, and accurate fashion. Assist Traffic Manager
with circulation and communication with Walker Books UK, Walker Books Australia and our publishing partners.
- Disseminate advance reading materials of Candlewick and Walker Books US originated titles to Walker UK, Walker Australia, and to in-house sales and marketing staff
- Complete and submit Library-of-Congress applications
- Prepare and distribute weekly pub schedules and longer extent design files for editors and production
- Help with routing of editorial circs and updating our bibliographic database
- Package materials going to freelancers

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
A highly motivated individual with 1-2 years of experience in a publishing environment is strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and possess a scrupulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational and multi-tasking abilities. Key interpersonal skills include diplomacy and tact; the ability to maintain grace under pressure; and a cheerful approach. The ability to thrive and produce in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously and solid proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is necessary. Familiarity with typesetting terminology / copyediting and proofreading marks is 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 "Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader"
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