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Assistant / Associate Editor, Nation Books

Full Time | New York, NY

Nation Books, a leading independent publisher of serious nonfiction, is seeking a highly motivated Assistant or Associate Editor with at least three years of publishing experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong literary sensibility and understanding of progressive politics.

Responsibilities include:

Editing acquired manuscripts

Responding to proposals

Corresponding with authors and agents

Working closely with production, publicity, and marketing departments

Managing the monthly Nation Books newsletter

Writing catalog and jacket copy and preparing fact sheets

Administrative duties as required

The Assistant / Associate Editor will be strongly encouraged to cultivate new writers and acquire for the imprint. This is a position with room for growth.

Required Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Flexibility, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail

Strong computer skills

Social media literacy a must

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to jobs@nationinstitute.org.

This is a union position under a collective bargaining agreement with CWA Local 1180. Excellent benefits.

The Nation Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer — people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse and respectful workplace.

About Nation Books

Founded in 2000, Nation Books has become a leading voice in American independent publishing. The imprint’s mission is to tell stories that inform and empower just as they inspire or entertain readers. We publish award-winning and bestselling journalists and scholars, thought leaders, whistleblowers, and truthtellers. As a publisher with a focused list, we work closely with all our authors to ensure that their books have broad and lasting impact. With each of our books we aim to constructively affect and amplify cultural and political discourse and to engender positive social change.