Position Description
Press Teachers College Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Editorial Assistant


Requirements: Teachers College Press, the university press of Teachers College, Columbia University, is seeking a highly organized, accurate, and detail-oriented individual with excellent verbal and writing skills to assist in all phases of a busy acquisitions department.  This is an exciting opportunity to learn and grow within the publishing industry and to gain valuable editorial experience and decision-making skills.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and 1-2 years publishing and/or office experience.  The ideal candidate is an accurate, computer savvy, highly organized individual who has the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects, an excellent command of the English language, and who is intellectually curious and passionate about books and reading.  Individual must be comfortable handling administrative/support tasks in addition to editorial ones such as learning to deal with authors and to work on manuscripts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the peer review process for acquiring editors
  • Prepare and manage all new book contracts
  • Assist in the preparation of all proposals submitted to the Press’ Editorial Advisory Board
  • Data management of departmental activity
  • Research, as needed, for new trends in the field and competing publishers’ lists
  • Supervise departmental interns and work study students
  • Conference preparation for editorial staff
  • Manuscript and proposal evaluation, including examination of all unsolicited mss.
  • Note taking at Board and department meetings

About Our Company: For over a century, Teachers College Press has been committed to addressing the ideas that matter most to educators.  We strive to ensure that what we publish contributes to deepening the understanding and improving the practice of education.  As the university press of Teachers College, Columbia University, our list of publications includes books and materials of interests to professionals in all areas of education from infant/toddler to adult learning.  Our authors include eminent scholars, seasoned practitioners and new talents from around the world.

Special instructions: If you want to work in a dynamic, demanding, thought-provoking environment with excellent benefits and are interested in learning about editing and publishing, please apply with a letter of interest and a resume via the Teachers College website: http://employment.tc.columbia.edu/cw/en-us/job/503617?lApplicationSubSourceID=

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