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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.