Editorial Assistant

Curran Press is looking for a part-time freelance Editorial Assistant. This is an opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the process of trade-book publishing and work on a range of different products, including children’s picture books and self-publishing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing manuscripts for production
  • Keeping track of publishing tasks, including schedule
  • Liaising with authors and readers
  • Administrating contracts and agreements
  • Writing blurbs for books and catalogues
  • General administration

The successful candidate should have excellent communication and administrative skills. He or she will have strong Microsoft Office skills, the ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload, and the enthusiasm to contribute to a small publisher.

The schedule is very flexible and will be no more than 10 hours each week to start. He or she must be able to spend a few hours each week between 9 and 3 in the “office,” ideally in person but could be on the phone.

Previous experience in publishing, bookselling, marketing with social media,, and close proximity to Rockport, MA, would be an advantage.

Please send all inquiries to