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W. W. Norton & Company Independent Publishers since 1923 W. Norton & Company has been independent since its founding in 1923, when William Warder Norton and Mary D. Herter Norton first published lectures delivered at the People's Institute, the adult-education division of New York City's Cooper Union.

The firm soon expanded its program beyond the Institute, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By midcentury, the two major pillars of Norton's publishing program—trade books and college texts—were firmly established. In the 1950s the Norton family transferred control of the company to the employees, and today W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.

The firm soon expanded its program beyond the Institute, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By midcentury, the two major pillars of Norton's publishing program—trade books and college texts—were firmly established. In the 1950s the Norton family transferred control of the company to the employees, and today W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.

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01/07/2021

W. W. Norton is seeking an Ebook Production Assistant to join its Ebook Department. This is a collaborative team that handles all ebook operations in the company, including production, distribution, content management, and archiving. This role assists the Ebook Department with the development of higher-education digital textbooks; manages the production of college ebooks; maintains conversion schedules and follows up with affiliate publishers and Norton production staff on time-sensitive projects; updates department databases with the latest production information; and occasionally assists the Digital Content and Distribution operations with ebook quality assurance and distributions to e-retailers.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
• Track ebook production schedules in collaboration with the distribution coordinator and ebook department manager, ensuring adherence to sensitive dates.
• Route instructions and files to/from outsourcing vendors, answering vendor queries.
• Turn over ebook content for QA and distribution.
• Communicate with Norton production and editorial staff for the timely delivery of ebook production materials.
• Liaise with Norton affiliate publishers who produce/distribute ebooks through our Ebook Department, and keep clients abreast of their project statuses.
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files and help keep ebook distribution and archiving operations up-to-date.
• Occasionally assist the ebook distribution manager in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub and help document the steps in database tracking.
• Assist the department manager in routine tasks.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours form Norton’s New York City headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.
• 1-2 years of ebook production or other web technology experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in a position that demands collaboration across several different departments.
• Must have good time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among responsibilities, activities, and side projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of the daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing and quickly evolving publishing industry.

Technical Skills:
• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS highly desired.
• Current knowledge of ebook formats (EPUB 3 in particular) highly desired.
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
• Proficiency with database and project management systems like FileMaker Pro, JIRA, and Confluence a plus.
• Experience managing large volumes of files and maintaining version control a plus.

Ready to apply? Click here: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/WVM. You must apply via our website in order to be considered for the position.

W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.

01/07/2021

W. W. Norton is seeking a Contracts Assistant for its Contracts department. This employee will work closely with the Contracts Director, Contracts Manager, Contracts Associate and other departments.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include :
• Draft and track contract amendments
• Research, draft, and otherwise respond to reversion requests
• Review permission licenses and logs for trade authors
• Review files and research queries, as needed
• Field inquiries from other departments such as Editorial and Subsidiary Rights
• Prepare check requests for contractual payments
• Register titles for copyright
• Assist with the department’s on-going file scanning project
• Assist the Contracts Director and Contracts Manager, as needed

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong writing skills required
• 1 year of book publishing experience preferred
• Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize
• Ability to work independently
• Close attention to detail and excellent organization and prioritization skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Must possess very strong computer skills, particularly in MS Office
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
• Must be able to work regular business hours from Norton’s NYC office. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.

Ready to apply? Click here: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/WVN. You must apply via our website in order to be considered for this position.

W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.

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