Position Description
Press New York University Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Assistant Editor


Assist with the acquisition and editing of manuscripts for NYU Press in the social sciences (e.g. politics, sociology, and criminology) to publish; research, review, and evaluate prospective manuscripts; make recommendations to NYU Press Committee whether to publish selected manuscripts. Review copy, approve requests for changes, ensure correct language, grammar, syntax, spelling, to guarantee high-quality publications. Negotiate and persuade authors to approve revisions and suggestions for revisions; solicit peer reviews from specialist academic readers (Harvard, UCLA, etc.). Oversee related day-to-day publication operations (preparation of author biographies, book jacket information, etc.); correspond with authors and series editors to resolve related problems; discuss promotional materials for books with the author.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences or other related subjects.

Preferred Education:
Masters Degree or Professional Certificate in Publishing

Required Experience:
2-3 years' publishing and editorial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience attending scholarly conferences for the purpose of editorial input.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and external groups. Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills. Knowledge of standard office software and database packages.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with MS Office Suite, PageMaker, Excel and Conexus. Experience with FileMaker

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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