Providing support to Catapult’s Publisher and Director of Operations, the publishing assistant will be involved in every aspect of the business side of publishing, including bookkeeping, sales reporting, rights, growth, and general office administration.
People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are especially encouraged to apply.
Monitor, analyze and summarize various market sales reports
Manage the day-to-day affairs of the NYC office, ordering office supplies, fielding outside inquiries, and managing interns
Record and process invoices
Collect and audit expense reports for the team
On-board new employees, new employee training, general employee support
Communicate between editorial, the publisher and associate publisher, publicity, and accounting
Data entry, analysis, and reporting for various business units
Monthly revenue reporting
Weekly sales reporting
Maintain a database of contracts and rights
Manage publishing contracts and author payments
Manage inventory, recommend and coordinate print and reprint runs according to forecasted market demand
Manage general company email contact inbox
Bookkeeping and administration of accounting software
Assist Publisher as needed
The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about publishing good books
Demonstrate excellent administrative, technical, and computer skills
Be experienced in Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
Be action- and results-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time-management skills
Demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
Work well independently and as a member of various teams, with an open-mindedness towards collaborating remotely and leveraging technology to work with teams in different locations
Be genuinely enthusiastic about working for a fast-paced, innovative independent book publisher
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Previous employment history should demonstrate an ability to work with financial reports, budgets, business office issues, inventory, and office management
Publishing industry or bookselling experience a big plus
Bookkeeping/Accounting experience is a plus
Catapult / Counterpoint Press offers a competitive salary package, which includes a qualifications-driven base salary, medical/dental/vision, 2 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and 9 paid federal holidays per year
Catapult publishes books, offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, and produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction. In 2016, we merged with critically-acclaimed Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press, and now publish about 70 books per year, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. We are devoted to supporting our authors and publishing work of high literary quality.
We are a rapidly growing, creative workplace.
Job listing and contact information can be found here .