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MILKWEED EDITIONS SEEKS AN EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks an editorial assistant. Responsibilities include coordinating the manuscript review process, preparing manuscripts for production, working closely with the publisher, editor, and art director throughout the production process, seeking and granting permissions, maintaining correspondence with authors, agents, and other publishers, and assisting in all aspects of the editorial process. The editorial assistant will also support other departments on an as-needed basis.

A love of literature is essential, as are identification with our mission and excitement about our list. Ideal candidates will be well organized, capable of multitasking, and widely read. Superior communication and writing skills are essential. We seek candidates who are highly collaborative, and curiosity about every aspect of the publishing process will be helpful.

Previous experience in publishing is preferred, but not required. Graphic design skills are a plus. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience. 

We are committed to making publishing an increasingly diverse and inclusive industry. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via Submittable (link below) by February 24, 2017. No e-mails or phone calls, please.

NOTE: Applicants for this position should be able to begin working full-time, in our Minneapolis office, immediately (no later than the beginning of April). This is not a remote position.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: **This position closed on February 24, 2017, and we are currently reviewing applicants.**

 

It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

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