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Editorial Assistant

Department: Editorial - Books
Location: Boston, MA

America’s Test Kitchen is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join the book team. Reporting to the Executive Managing Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide assistance and support to the Book Editorial Team to help smoothly and effectively produce 12 plus books per year. The Editorial Assistant will attend to a variety of editorial and administrative tasks including inputting proofreader corrections, reviewing and checking proof, and retrieving information from our archives. A significant part of the job involves project management: The Editorial Assistant will generate book production schedules, take notes at production meetings, meet regularly with editors to keep schedules current, and work with sales to communicate marketing deadlines and coordinate sales materials. The Editorial Assistant will also have the opportunity to take on book-specific editorial work by editing assigned portions of projects, attending recipe tastings, and drafting marketing copy. This is an entry-level position for someone who can efficiently handle a variety of administrative tasks but is also eager to learn how our books are conceived, edited, and produced. 

•    Generate production schedules for books and meet with editors on a weekly basis to ensure schedules remain up to date. Take notes at weekly editorial and production meetings and follow up with editors.  
•    Work with sales to track marketing deadlines and ensure book information and covers are kept up to date in sales systems.
•    Help editors assemble book manuscripts using our extensive archives. This involves retrieving and reformatting text from a variety of in-house files including our recipe database into a clean, organized document.
•    Input proofreader corrections and review and check corrections. Review final proof for all books. Review and check corrections on book-related materials, as needed, such as title information sheets and press releases.
•    Provide administrative support to the editorial team including: maintaining book and review files; printing and mailing pages to freelancers; managing schedules for freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers; maintaining in-house reference publications; and coordinating meetings.
•    Opportunity for helping editors with organizing, editing, and writing material for book projects or taking on small book projects independently. 

•    BA/BS (or equivalent) with 1–2 years experience in a publishing environment.
•    Excellent editorial skills and the ability to communicate clearly and multitask efficiently, mandatory.
•    A commitment to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.
•    Demonstrated interest in food and cooking.
•    Familiarity with proofreader marks and culinary terms, a plus.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google docs required.
•    Familiarity with InCopy and K4 publishing workflow system, a plus.
•    Self-motivated, self-starter able to set and meet deadlines. Must be a team player willing to take on additional challenges as needed and must be flexible during peak workload periods.

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