Editorial Assistant, Basic Books

Hachette Book Group



New York, NY


Position summary


  • Attend and prepare materials for editorial meetings, and marketing and sales meetings as required.

  • Review book proposals from literary agents and discuss with editorial team.

  • Research book sales using internal and external databases.

  • Participate in brainstorming meetings and share ideas for books.

  • Perform administrative duties, including: scheduling, photocopying, handling mail, filing, directing/responding to inquiries, ordering office supplies, maintaining book archives, miscellaneous research projects, etc.


The successful candidate will**:**

  • Have a college degree

  • Be passionate about nonfiction books

  • Be open minded and curious about nonfiction subject areas

  • Be passionate about the creative process and sharing ideas

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and detail oriented

  • Be able to work effectively with colleagues at every level of seniority

  • Be self-directed and able to work independently

  • Demonstrate imagination, creativity, and original thinking

  • Be comfortable using email, calendar management, and file management tools

  • Be familiar with Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel or other similar tools

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The compensation range for this position is $47,500. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location - talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.

The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.