Virtual Assistant Application

Publish Her Virtual Assistant Position Description and Application

Publish Her is a female-founded independent publisher dedicated to elevating the words, writing and stories of women. We are passionate about amplifying the voices of women of color, women with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community, and we aim to make publishing an attainable, exciting and collaborative process for all. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality content to our readers and fostering a flexible, inclusive and innovative work environment.

We are seeking a detail-oriented virtual assistant to join our team and support our operations. This part-time contract position averages 20-40 hours per month and works remotely.

Position Overview

The virtual assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the publishing company. This role involves handling a variety of tasks including managing communications, coordinating meetings, assisting with author material submissions, and supporting marketing efforts. The ideal candidate is highly organized, proactive, and possesses excellent communication skills. (Note: This is a general overview of the position and does not encompass all tasks and responsibilities that may be required.)

Key Responsibilities

1. Administrative support:

  • Manage and respond to emails and other communications.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and events.
  • Maintain and organize digital files and records.

2. Author material submission management:

  • Assist in receiving, organizing and tracking author material submissions (manuscripts, essays, feature stories, etc.).
  • Coordinate with authors, editors and reviewers to ensure timely processing of material submissions.
  • Maintain a database of submissions and publication schedules.

3. Marketing support:

  • Assist in the creation and distribution of marketing materials (e-news, social media posts, etc.).
  • Monitor and update the company’s social media platforms.
  • Track and report on marketing campaign performance.

4. Customer service:

  • Handle inquiries from authors, readers and partners.
  • Provide support to authors regarding submission guidelines and publication processes.

5. Project coordination:

  • Assist in managing project timelines and deliverables.
  • Coordinate with various team members to ensure projects are on track.
  • Prepare reports and presentations as needed.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a virtual assistant or relevant role.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry and a passion for empowering women a plus.

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and familiarity with project management tools.
  • Experience with social media platforms and digital marketing.

Compensation

  • This part-time contract position pays $25/hour (20-40 hours per month).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Opportunity to work with an inclusive and creative team.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Access to exclusive company publications and events.
  • Publish Her does not provide contractors with any benefits or rights associated with an employment relationship; the contractor agrees to have and use their own equipment, including computer and internet connection, for their work in this role.

Application

Interested candidates must complete the application below and upload a resume. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2024.

Publish Her is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering a flexible, inclusive and innovative work environment for all team members.