Position Description
Press New York University Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Editorial Assistant


Position Summary:

Incumbent will work for Editor-in-Chief at NYU Press acquiring in American, Media and Literary Studies. Responsibilities will include screening and review of unsolicited manuscripts. Assist with peer review, prepare manuscripts for copyediting and transmittal. Draft catalog and jacket copy. Draft and produce routine communications for supervisor's review. Arrange meetings, travel, conferences, and special events. Train, assign and review work of casuals and/or student employees. Complete other clerical duties as needed.


Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience:
2 years' office experience including editorial experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working for a University Press preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent communication and editing skills. Proficiency using intermediate word processing and spreadsheet applications. Moderate accurate keyboarding skills (40-59 words per minute).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
MS Word and Excel preferred

About NYU Libraries:

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.

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