* The editorial assistant at Kirkus Reviews is responsible for general office administration.
* He or she also plays a vital role in helping the section editors move books through the review process from start to finish, including fact-checking.
* The editorial assistant will also be involved in preparing content for Kirkus’ website.
* Additional duties include writing copy for Kirkus’ homepage mastheads and uploading the digital version of the Kirkus magazine to the website.
* The editorial assistant will also have the opportunity to edit blog posts by Kirkus’ roster of book bloggers.
* The role requires great attention to detail as well as a friendly and patient demeanor; the editorial assistant will be the contact person for a variety of inquiries from publicists, publishers, authors, and other industry professionals.
Cover letter and resume should be sent to Claiborne Smith, editor-in-chief, at email@example.com.
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