We are seeking an analytically-minded, process-focused book nerd who reads more than anyone they know!
Book of the Month is looking to hire an Editorial Associate to coordinate and help improve our monthly editorial operations and to help us select and promote the best new books to our members and media audience. If you are a smart, driven person with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, this could be the job for you. This is a great next job for candidates with several years of experience at a book publisher, agency, or content company who want to gain experience in the consumer-facing aspects of the book business and are interested in technology-driven growth companies.
Job responsibilities include:
Organize, proofread, and upload content to our website using HTML
Coordinate book production workflow, including proofreading jackets, tracking the status of files, and working closely with our production and operations teams to ensure deadlines are met
Organize and maintain spreadsheets with sales numbers, ratings, and other data
Coordinate content production, including sourcing contributors and drafting copy
Coordinate with marketing, creative, and product teams to execute various editorial initiatives
Read approximately three books a week and provide feedback on their potential for BOTM
Support the editorial team in publisher and author relations, as well as other processes
2-3 years of experience in book publishing, editorial, or a related field.
Excellent time management and organizational skills. You excel at juggling multiple projects at once.
Exceptional proofreader. You are detail-oriented and able to catch everything from typos and grammatical mistakes to mathematical errors.
Deadline-driven. You are able to prioritize work effectively in order to keep projects on schedule.
Avid reader. You have a deep knowledge of contemporary fiction, authors, and successful commercial literature (even within genres you personally find less compelling) and have a well-developed book taste.
You are a fast reader who reads at least three books every week.
Strong communicator. You assert your opinions strongly and clearly and are proactive about asking questions and raising items for discussion.
Career-minded. BOTM is a growth-oriented company; this position is fast-paced and we are seeking a candidate who is looking to learn and rise over time.