Academic book publisher Broadview Press has an opening for the position of Assistant English Editor. The position entails assisting the English Editor with market and editorial research, book promotion, and project management. Duties will include: contacting academics for peer review and market research; collaborating with marketing and editorial staff to generate promotional copy and materials; and contacting and coordinating freelance writers and editors for book projects. The position will also involve a small academic sales territory and occasional travel to academic conferences.
This position requires exceptional organizational, research, and time management skills. The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and verbal communicator and will be comfortable working in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment. Basic computer proficiency (Word, Outlook, and Excel) is required. A bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social sciences is a prerequisite, and a background in English is strongly preferred. A master’s degree and/or experience in copy-editing or proofreading is not required, but will be an asset.
The position is a permanent, full-time one beginning August 2012, and will be located in Calgary, Alberta.
Salary range: starting at $36,000-$40,000 a year depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.
To apply please send a résumé and cover letter to Ms. Marjorie Mather, Publisher and English Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2012. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.