Title
Editorial Assistant
Employer
Kumon Publishing
Location
New Jersey
Date Posted
11/18/2013
Description
We are searching for an Editorial Assistant to partner with the Associate Editor in researching and developing content for future products. The Editorial Assistant will report to the Associate Editor and Vice President; he/she will be working on projects such as developing new titles, performing research for new editions of established titles, and writing and editing marketing materials as needed. Additional work on program-wide projects and administrative support for editorial and marketing colleagues may be included.

Essential Functions:
•Support Associate Editor and VP on proposals, revision, editing, and tracking of books
•Prepare research for proposals
•Participate in the testing of books and materials
•Communicate with customers by e-mail and phone.
•Maintain production reports and deadlines
•Update website information on new products and editions
•Write materials for effective marketing and sales of product
•Participate in the development of new titles
•Proofread and copy edit new titles
•Maintain project files (both paper and electronic)
•Conduct quality control of content.

Qualifications:
Prior editorial experience necessary — preferably in education, children’s, or lifestyle publishing. Teaching or related experience a plus. Computer literacy essential, including experience with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and web-based information gathering. Familiarity with PDF and InDesign a plus. Some travel, possibly overseas.

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