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Editorial Assistant

 

Editorial Assistant

Quirk Books is seeking a creative and energetic EDITORIAL ASSISTANT.

This position is based in our PHILADELPHIA headquarters.

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more--always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

As Editorial Assistant, you will assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and other editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects. You’ll also perform a number of clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth).

What you need:

  1. You must be an excellent writer. Please submit examples of your best work with your resume.  Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form or genre doesn’t matter.  Show us your best work. 
  2. Up-to-the-minute awareness of new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture.
  3. Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines.
  4. Ability must be able to work independently.

Benefits include medical/dental/vision, 401k, flexible spending accounts, summer hours work schedule, generous vacation package, and a workspace on the most charming cobblestone street in all of Old City Philadelphia.  

Please send cover letter, resume, and examples of your best writing to hr@quirkbooks.com. No phone calls, please.