Chronicle Prism, an imprint of Chronicle Books, has an opening for a Publishing Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative, editorial, and project management support, while also generating ideas and conducting consumer research to create a distinctive and profitable list. Book categories include health, wellness, spirituality, personal growth, creative business, science, and social change.
In this dynamic role, the Publishing Assistant will evaluate submissions, review and track manuscripts, maintain title schedules, communicate with authors and agents, and generate copy for tipsheets, flap, back cover, and catalogs. Providing administrative team support, researching proposals, processing payment requests, and liaising with design, production, and sales/marketing departments are also central to this position. In addition, you will schedule and attend meetings, manage transmittals and help create seasonal launch presentations.
Two years’ publishing experience (including internship or fellowship) is preferred for this role. Applicants will need project management skills, astute attention to detail in written communications and copywriting, and the ability to represent the team in meetings and author relations. Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills will be required along with the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative group.
Chronicle Books is committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include"Publishing Assistant, Prism" in the subject line. While this is currently a remote position, the expectation is that this San Francisco-based role will eventually move back in-house when it is safe to do so.