Globe Pequot is seeking an Assistant Editor for its Production department in Guilford, Connecticut. The Assistant Editor will work independently to produce a workload of 30 to 35 titles annually. This involves managing 12 to 15 titles simultaneously at various stages of production; coordinating deadlines with typesetters, cover designers, freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, authors, and acquisitions and marketing staff; and reviewing the quality of the manuscript, page proofs, and cover proofs at various stages.

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the production of 30 to 35 books annually
  • Act as liaison for all the parties involved in seeing a project from manuscript to finished book—authors, vendors, designers, compositors, and so on
  • Correspond with the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office
  • Complete and distribute regular reports to keep managers and other departments up to date on the status of various projects
  • Manage freelancer costs and keep books on budget
  • Keep books on schedule

Please note: this is an editing job, not a writing job. While strong written communication skills are essential, writing is not a component of the position.


  • BA in the humanities (English preferred)
  • One to two years of publishing experience (book production experience is strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style (familiarity with APA and/or AAA style a bonus)
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access) and Windows
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

About Our Company

Globe Pequot is an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in Guilford, CT, New York City, Boulder, CO, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening, and your salary expectations) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Globe Pequot/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing
c/o Human Resources
246 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT 06437

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact bsoukthideth@rowman.com.