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Publishing Assistant/Office Manager

  • Name: Jussara Esprit
  • Email: jussara1918@gmail.com
  • Phone: 5204577556
  • City: Phoenix
  • State: Arizona
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: October 19, 2017 2:17 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


To obtain a Publishing Assistant/Office Manager position at a publishing company located in the US. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English and two years of experience working for an independent publishing company in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment. Willing to relocate.

Work History

Publishing/Marketing Assistant at Kore Press, Spring 2016-present (now remote, part-time)

Manages general email correspondence, customer complaints and inquiries, scheduling, order processing, and sales report preparation. Oversees general office managements, such as ensuring office supplies are stocked, answering phones, website troubleshooting, and training interns. Compiles and edits professional documents, including press releases and marketing materials. Assists in book and contest marketing, and works as contest manager and main contact. Acts as press representative at events, including setting up event space and processing sales transactions.

Publishing Internship with SG Book Scouting, Summer 2015

Produced written reports on unpublished manuscripts four to five times a week for three months. Each report was between 3,000 and 6,000 words, and had to be completed within twenty-four hours of receiving the manuscript. Tasks include reading manuscripts, editing manuscript reports for other interns, writing loglines, book pitches, comment summaries, synopses, and general commentary.

Honors English Program & Senior Research Seminar Course, Spring 2015

Analyzed methods of hands-on archival research. Used the UA Special Collections and library to research handwritten letters sent to the late writer Charles Bukowski. Wrote a twenty-page critical research paper that analyzes human perception and the five senses.

English 340 Technical and Professional Writing Course, Spring 2015

Learned the most efficient ways to write, design, and edit technical and professional documents. Projects include meeting with and creating deliverables for local companies, writing proposals, and rhetorically analyzing documents.

Skills & Abilities:

Two years of publishing experience in a fast-paced independent publishing office

Proficiency in Microsoft Office365, Constant Contact, Google Docs, and Submittable

Ability to efficiently read, write, edit, and organize documents Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and set priorities

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and set priorities

Great love for books

Fast learner, creative, self-motivated, team player, and enthusiastic

Compassionate and understanding in stressful or difficult situations

Available to work full-time, evenings and weekends


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor’s Degree, UA English Honors Program

Major: English     Minor: Psychology

Graduation Date: May 2016

Cumulative GPA: 3.6 on a 4.0 scale unweighted

North Canyon High School, Phoenix, AZ

International Baccalaureate Honors Program

Graduation Date: May 2012

Cumulative GPA: 3.6 on a 4.0 scale unweighted

Cover Letter

To whom it may concern,

My name is Jussara Esprit and I am very interested in obtaining a position as a Publishing Assistant or Office Manager for a publishing company located in the US. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Arizona, and I am proficient in computer and keyboard use, specifically PC and Mac Software, Submittable, Constant Contact, Wordpress, and Office365 (including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel).

My previous job with was working for an independent publishing company in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment. I provided general administrative support for all departments, including editorial support, training and managing interns, assisting with bookkeeping/accounts, troubleshooting website/computer issues, and consistently updating our website. Due to the small team I was working with at Kore Press, my position as Publishing/Marketing Assistant also included the duties of an office manager, including answering phone calls, scheduling meetings, ensuring office supplies were stocked, tracking inventory and sales, organizing files, maintaining author contracts, and fulfilling customer and distributor orders. I have experience writing press releases, creating management reports, designing and editing professional documents, compiling and analyzing data spreadsheets, maintaining author relationships, composing and replying to professional emails and inquiries, handling sales transactions, and assisting with event planning and preparation. I acted as press representative at several large-scale publishing events, including the 2016 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Los Angeles, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Tucson Poetry Festivals.

I have a proven ability to meet deadlines and set priorities, as demonstrated by my completion of a three-month remote internship with SG Literary Scouting, where I was required to write lengthy reports on unpublished manuscripts approximately four to five times per week. I consistently wrote, edited, and submitted each report within twenty-four hours (typically 8-12 hours) of receiving each manuscript. Completed reports were between 3,000-6,000 words and included book data, a logline, a comment summary/book pitch with suggestions of best genre and marketplace, a detailed synopsis, and a final section of general commentary. I was also asked to review and edit completed reports written by other interns.

I know how to motivate myself to reach both personal and company goals, I can quickly adapt to new expectations and environments, and I strive to exercise compassion and understanding in all difficult or stressful situations. I work every day to better myself in both my professional career and my personal life, and I love to help others and meet new people.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Jussara Esprit

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