Milkweed Editions


Executive Assistant

1011 Washington Avenue South #300, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 55415

Position: Full-Time

Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks an Executive Assistant to work with Milkweed’s executive team and Board of Directors. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining calendars and managing scheduling and correspondence for the Publisher & CEO and the organization’s Board of Directors; preparing agendas for, attending, and documenting board and board committee meetings; maintaining current rosters and documents; coordinating events; maintaining relationships with organizational partners and service providers; booking travel and reservations; processing invoices and payment requests.

Ideal candidates will be highly organized professionals with strong writing and excellent interpersonal communication skills. We are looking for candidates who thrive with a wide range of responsibilities and work, who are able to identify and fix problems as well as propose new ideas, and who enjoy connecting with people. Previous experience working directly for a senior manager is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience. Please note that Milkweed complies with all COVID-19 prevention requirements and recommendations issued by the state of Minnesota to keep our staff safe and do our part to prevent the spread of the virus.

Please submit a resume, two references, and a cover letter addressed to Daniel Slager in one combined PDF via Submittable by August 12. Your cover letter should express your interest in this position and articulate how it aligns with your professional and personal goals. Please keep your letter to one page, indicate if you have experience working with Salesforce, and include your desired salary range.

It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

About Milkweed Editions:

Just as the common milkweed plant is the site of metamorphosis for monarch butterflies, Milkweed Editions seeks to be a site of metamorphosis in the literary ecosystem. We take risks on debut and experimental writers, we invest significant time and care in the editorial process, and we enable dynamic engagement between authors and readers. We operate as a nonprofit to pursue these ends without overbearing financial pressure. And yet, though profits aren’t our primary focus, helping our authors succeed certainly is. Just so, since our founding in 1980, we’ve published over 350 books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and now have over four million copies in circulation. We believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world, and that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future.

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