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Editorial Assistant, Atria Books


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. 
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Simon and Schuster is looking for an Editorial Assistant for Atria Books. Reporting to three Editors who acquire fiction and select nonfiction, the assistant will be responsible for evaluating manuscripts; tracking deadlines; communicating with authors and agents by phone and email; drafting sales copy; organizing schedules and meetings; and expense tracking. The assistant must be reliable, friendly, organized, and flexible. Excellent creative, organizational, and follow-through skills and an attention to detail and deadlines are necessary. They must be able to work independently, confidentially, and professionally in a fast-paced office environment. The assistant should possess strong MS Office skills—including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as internet and social media skills—and strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
The Editors would especially like to mentor an assistant who has a strong passion for genre-bending literary fiction, mystery/thriller/horror, book club contemporary and historical fiction, low sci-fi and low fantasy fiction, and select memoirs and pop culture nonfiction.



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