As Editorial Assistant, you will assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects. You'll also staff our front desk/reception area and you can expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth).
What you need:
- You must be an excellent writer. Please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn't matter. Just send your best writing.
- Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines.
- Ability 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 Old City, Philadelphia (please watch your step).
Send cover letter, resume, and examples of your best writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
ABOUT QUIRK: 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, GEEKERELLA by Ashley Poston, and the immortal PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let's make some awesome books together.
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David Borgenicht, Founder
Jason Rekulak, Publisher
Moneka Hewlett, Vice President of Sales
Nicole De Jackmo, Director of Publicity and Marketing
Rick Chillot, Writer and Editor