Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Reports to: the Editor for Literary Studies and Philosophy and the Editor for Film and Media Studies

Primary responsibilities:

  • Support commissioning editors in all stages of the publication of books and supporting material, and the administration of title acquisition, planning and production
  • Provide administrative assistance to editors, including systems title management and reporting, and ensuring that publishing programs run to schedule
  • Correspond effectively and tactfully with authors
  • Research academic contacts and marketplace for print and digital projects
  • Send manuscripts for peer review and endorsement
  • Prepare editorial and marketing materials
  • Issue contracts and deal with royalties
  • Keep schedules and general department organization
  • Manage the copyright data process
  • Liaise with production, sales, marketing, and operations departments
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise interns

Selection criteria:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field and 1 to 3 years related experience
  • Minimum 1 year publishing experience/internship preferred
  • Demonstrate a passion for academic publishing
  • Knowledge of the academic study of literature and/or film and media a plus
  • Solid understanding of the US higher education market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Professional manner in dealing with colleagues, authors, third-party partners
  • Proven title database management skills
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills a plus

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Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

We are looking for an assistant editor to join SuperScience, Scholastic’s classroom science magazine for grades 3 through 6 (upper elementary school students). The assistant editor will work on all components of the product including the production of engaging feature articles, science news stories, online games, hands-on experiments, assessments, and teaching resources. This is a wonderful opportunity for a science-savvy nonfiction writer to join the world’s largest children’s publisher and make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students nationwide.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Editor to develop highly engaging nonfiction texts and editorial assets including feature articles, news shorts, games, quizzes, and activities covering a range of curriculum-based science topics for grades 3-6
  • Research and pitch story ideas
  • Write hands-on experiments and attend photo shoots
  • Produce assets for the SuperScience website and digital edition
  • Review and proofread layouts


  • B.S. or B.A. required. M.A. or M.S. preferred.
  • Proven writing, editing, and proofreading abilities
  • High-level reporting and researching skills
  • Passion for education and a flair for presenting information in an engaging way
  • Educational publishing or editorial experience preferred
  • Knowledge of primary education and Common Core State Standards preferred

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