Athena Publications Inc.

Editorial Assistant

 Location: Athena Publications, 49 Richmondville Avenue, Suite 308, Westport, CT  06880 USA (1 hour from NYC by train)

 Athena Review, a quarterly journal of archaeology, history and exploration, has an immediate opening for an editorial assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of all areas of magazine production. The successful  candidate should have experience in publishing, and possess excellent writing,  research, and proofreading skills. This job has great opportunities for advancement,  and requires computer proficiency, versatility, an attention to detail, and the ability to  learn quickly.

  Job Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptionally organized and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent editing, proofreading, and writing abilities.
  • Adept with database management and creation.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • B.S. or B.A. degree minimum, Background in Archaeology, History, or Anthropology preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS office, Quark and Adobe Photoshop. Web experience a plus.
  • Prior experience (1 yr) in magazine production.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing organizational and administrative tasks related to the editorial and circulation departments. Functions include daily upkeep of databases, tracking of manuscript submissions, and filing.
  • Maintaining an active correspondence with authors, including professionals in the field, and preparing manuscripts for production.
  • Working with museums and others sources of illustrations to obtain necessary permissions.
  • Converting text files into magazine format, and varied copy-editing responsibilities.
  • Editing magazine articles and sections for content, structure, and clarity. Tracking and entering author’s corrections and editorial revisions.
  • Assisting editor with researching material for articles, and writing brief summaries for the print journal and website.
  • Enhancing and maintaining the online Athena Review Image Archive®, and assuming responsibility for tracking and responding to web requests for image reproduction.
  • Scanning graphics, performing preliminary formatting, and working closely with art personnel in the production process.

 How to Apply for this Job:

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: e-mail:; phone: 203/221-0240; or fax: 203/221-0321.

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