Red Line Editorial is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.
This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our projects. This position requires keen attention to detail, great communication skills, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects.
RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce. The editorial assistant will play a key role helping our staff members maintain that reputation.
This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including:
–Coordinate vendor relationships and assignments
–Maintain freelance-related documentation
–Receive and document manuscript submissions from authors; submit manuscripts to outside partners as needed
–FTP management (including file uploads to/from clients and file cleanup)
–Assist in maintaining the onsite library and tracking/record-keeping of missing copies
–Assist in routing and organizing author contracts
–Lead high-res photo downloads
–Perform editorial tasks as needed (photo research, caption writing, fact checking, index builds, proofreads, markup transfers, etc.)
–Other duties as required
The ideal candidate will possess at minimum:
–A four-year degree in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar; degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered
–An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
–A strong commitment to achieving deadlines in a fast-paced environment
–A tremendous attention to every last detail
–Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
–Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
–Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
–Solid grammar skills
We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.
If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Compensation: Upper 20s/Low 30s, DOQ