Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Job Opening: Junior Editorial Assistant for Siren Books (Romance Publisher - Austin)

Post date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Romance publisher seeks full-time junior editorial assistant. All applicants must have a four-year degree, preferably in English.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Must be proficient using Microsoft Word and the Track Changes feature. Applicant is expected to have perfect spelling, strong grasp of grammar, and a sharp eye for detail. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to prioritize, adapt well, and manage time effectively. This is a high production, high-output environment.

Provide critique, content editing for character and story development, and line-by-line editing for grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

Assist chief editors in day-to-day processing of manuscripts through all stages of publication on a tight deadline, which may include:
  • Logging and tracking manuscripts in Production Schedule.
  • Cleaning out editorial and revision comments.
  • Proofreading content to be posted on various websites.
  • Providing administrative support to the senior editorial staff.
  • Completing all projects assigned before stated deadline.

All applicants must have a four-year degree, preferably in English.

Test: Before being interviewed, applicants will take (1) a multiple-choice spelling test of 50 words frequently misspelled and (2) a multiple-choice punctuation test. Test lasts 15 minutes.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be punctual and have reliable transportation.

Please paste your resume directly into the body of your email and send to employment@sirenbookstrand.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: employment@sirenbookstrand.com

For submissions: employment@sirenbookstrand.com

Website: http://sirenbookstrand.com
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