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Assistant Editor

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Managing Editor
Employment Status: Full time

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer, and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, the senior management of Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading U.S. distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Summersdale; Pavilion Books; Allen & Unwin; The History Press; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

IPG is the second largest independent distributor of books and e-books in the world, and one of the top 10 suppliers of book content to Barnes & Noble, Apple, Amazon.com, and Kobo, among thousands of other retailers globally. Want to know who’s behind that new book on your coffee table? Chances are good that your bookstore sourced it from IPG.

Overview

The Assistant Editor at Triumph Books LLC will contribute to all aspects of the editorial production process. Aiding the Senior Editors, the Assistant Editor will work on manuscript revisions, copyediting, and proofreading, as well as other duties in production, ensuring that all books meet Triumph’s standards of excellence.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Assisting project managers through all stages of editing, design, and production.
  • Working with project managers and authors on revisions of manuscripts, including style, content and format.
  • Collaborating with graphic designers and other stakeholders on book titles, covers, and internal design.
  • Copyediting, fact checking, proofreading.
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or a related field.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong knowledge of sports and entertainment.
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster is preferable.
  • Must possess strong computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Travel requirements: none
  • BIPOC are encouraged to apply.