Editorial Assistant

The Editorial Assistant will provide comprehensive support for acquisitions editors, who evaluate and acquire scholarly books for publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

Responsible for routing aspects of acquisition work to enable editors to review, develop, and procure suitable book-length manuscripts; analyze editorial, copyright, and typographical complexities in book manuscripts and prepare manuscripts for copyediting; communicate by letter, telephone and email with authors, readers, agents, and foreign publishers and agencies under differing degrees of supervision by the editors; monitor status of manuscripts-in-process, readers' reports, contracts and reprint permissions; perform production-cost calculations and other financial calculations; analyze illustrated materials using Adobe Photoshop and other software. 


High School Diploma/GED required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.

Two years' experience.  Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.