Editorial Assistant Rotational Program Job at Book of the Month, New York, NY

  • Book of the Month
  • New York, NY

Job Description

The Editorial Rotational Program mission is to accelerate the professional growth and development of Early Career Editorial professionals through exposure to a multitude of assignments, apprenticeship style learning, and accelerated responsibility. We are looking for driven, tenacious, and pragmatic team members who have the desire and potential to rise over time into a significant contributor within the Editorial team and our broader direct-to-consumer lifestyle business. 

As a full time Editorial Assistant, this program will offer employees the opportunity to explore areas such as: Analytics & Reporting, Industry Relations, Operations, Licensing & Contracts, Cross-Functional Business Initiatives, and Book Selections. After approximately 2 years, team members will be placed in a more specialized role based on performance, strengths, and interests demonstrated over the previous years. 

Success in this program will be achieved by approaching work with the following characteristics: 

  • Making High Quality Work: Learning how to organize, prioritize, and check work for efficiency, accuracy, and proper formatting
  • Getting Things Done: Exhibits sense of urgency & follow through in assigned tasks; roactively communicates status updates of tasks
  • Possessing Good Judgment : Demonstrates upward trajectory in thinking through steps of work thoroughly and logically.
  • Being A Good Learner : Receives feedback well and incorporates it to improve

What You’ll Do… 

  • Administrative :  Perform administrative tasks such as building and maintaining various trackers and reports, and preparing/proofreading a variety of documents, including agendas, memos, contact directories, presentations, and documents for special projects 
  • Analytics & Reporting :  Organize and analyze data to find trends; input findings into spreadsheets and charts for stakeholder review
  • Industry Relations :  Assist with maintaining & expanding contact databases, developing presentations for publishers, and communicating efficiently and professionally with industry partners 
  • Turnover Operations :  Coordinate and input Editorial content into internal company systems as part of the monthly book turnover process
  • Licensing & Contracts :  Draft and execute licensing agreements, manage trackers, and update in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Cross-Functional Initiatives :  Support the coordination and execution of cross-functional business initiatives, including but not limited to: audio production & acquisition, sourcing foreign titles, literary magazine, etc.
  • Book Selections :  Read and evaluate manuscripts, providing feedback on their potential for BOTM

What You Should Have…

  • Strong work ethic; ability to learn quickly, take on new challenges, and apply feedback 
  • A desire to learn quickly and grow over time 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong prioritization skills that allow you to keep projects on track 
  • Ability to do math and conduct data analysis
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, as well as excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface comfortably with people at all levels
  • Great judgment, with the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and care
  • Fast and avid reader with a deep knowledge of contemporary commercial fiction


Base Salary Range: $62,400 - $70,000

Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship, Rotational program,

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