Editorial Assistant (Contract)

This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm working remotely throughout the US.

Working in Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions Publishing Group, this individual will assist with editorial, production, administrative, and digital media assignments, as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the operations across various sunset print-on-demand databases, namely: Bedford Select for
    Composition and Literature. Work may include but is not limited to:
    o Tracking permissions usages when readers are reprinted
    o Notifying instructors about the copyright expiration of readers, and connecting them with sales
    reps to update their adoptions
  • Assist in the production of all types of custom projects, including but not limited to:
    o Preparing and formatting manuscripts
    o Creating front matter and TOCs
    o Photo research
    o Creating informational spreadsheets
    o Proofreading
    o Tracking permissions invoices and approvals
  • Assist with other administrative work, including drafting contracts, gathering information for
    estimates, working on spreadsheets, etc.
  • Assist custom media team in production, including but not limited to:
    o Creating online assessment questions and test banks
    o Compiling PDF eBook files
    o Reviewing and testing ePub files
    o Reviewing courseware for quality assurance
    o Maintaining project files and metadata

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects while working in a fast-paced, energetic environment
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent and demonstrated proofreading skills and attentiveness to detail
  •  Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Google for Business,
    and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • One year of relevant work experience (may include student internships)
  •  Previous book publishing experience a plus
  • Website development experience and familiarity with the digital design process a plus

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; English major preferred


  • 40 hours per week

Pay Rate

  • $15/hour


  • Remote

Please Note:
Candidates will not be considered without a cover letter.
Qualified candidates will be asked to take a proofreading test.