We’re Hiring! Will you be our Next Editorial Assistant?
Posted Nov 16 2012 1:12pm
For almost 30 years, Chelsea Green has been the publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. We are a founding member of the Green Press Initiative and have been printing books on recycled paper since 1985, when our first list of books appeared. We lead the industry both in terms of content-foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business-and in terms of environmental practice, printing 95 percent of our books on recycled paper with a minimum 30 percent post-consumer waste and aiming for 100 percent whenever possible.
We are currently hiring for the position of Editorial Assistant to be based in our White River Junction, Vermont office. Please send resume and cover letter to Senior Editor & Subrights Manager Brianne Goodspeed: firstname.lastname@example.org . No phone calls, please.
Summary Job Description: The editorial assistant assists the editorial staff with various stages of book acquisition and development, web outreach, and other aspects of publishing. Under the supervision of the editorial director and/or senior editor, the EA will assist with clerical and/or editorial tasks including organizing incoming submissions, tracking acquisitions in negotiation, handling the awards program, photocopying, mailing, filing, researching, tracking data, posting blogs to various websites, assembling manuscripts as necessary, processing contracts and royalty payments, handling various stages of proof as appropriate, and preparing and tracking correspondence. The EA is responsible for communicating with appropriate staff to ask questions and obtain information in order to complete assigned tasks correctly.
Position Details: Full-Time Paid
Reports to: Editorial Director
Qualifications: This is an entry-level position for a motivated self starter with a demonstrated interest in sustainability issues and publishing. Duties combine administrative and editorial functions and require the ability to work within a team environment as well as work independently. One to two years experience in print or multimedia publishing helpful. Must have: strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills; ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; Bachelor’s degree; strong computer skills and proficiency in Word and Excel; comfort with administrative tasks. HTML and other multimedia experience helpful.