Editorial Assistant – Dey Street Books

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant to support the VP, Editorial Director of the Dey Street imprint.


Drafts editorial materials, including flap copy, fact sheets, catalogue copy, memos, blurb requests, etc.

Deals directly with high profile authors and agents.

Prepares forms, including contract requests, profit and loss statements, production memos, estimate requests and payment requests.

Acts as a liaison between Editors and Sales, Marketing, Production, Design, and Managing Editorial departments and is responsible for tracking and meeting all deadlines.

Assists in the very timely response to all submissions; may aid in the acquisitions process by reading and evaluating submissions, writing reader’s reports, and researching author track records and comparison titles.

Performs all administrative duties including handling phones, expenses, mailings, and messengering.

Delivers launch presentations.

Formats and transmits final manuscripts to Production Department, including proper presentation of copyright materials, art logs, and special instructions from author or editor.

Assists authors in clearing permissions for visual materials and extracts.


College degree or equivalent work experience  

At least 1 year of relevant work experience (including but not limited to internships and/or coursework)

Excellent communication skills  

Comfortable speaking in front of groups  

Excellent attention to detail  

Strong work ethic and exceptional organizational skills  

Ability to handle and prioritize a large volume of work independently; capable of excelling in a fast-paced/high pressure environment 

Ability to work effectively with all levels of management  

Proficiency with Microsoft Office

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.


HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

HarperCollins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Permanent
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