Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it. – William Randolph Hearst
This infographic was shared by Cierra Ford. The weeks upon graduation either from undergrad or grad can be the most exciting but also the most nerve-wracking time period in a college student’s life. Based on this infographic students shouldn’t stress too much about finding a job. Take a look at these stats and see what you think.
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The Society of Publication Designers held their annual “Pub(lication) Crawl,” a tour of magazine design departments, where students get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines on October 2nd. The organization promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine.
The tour this year included 8×8 magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, design firm Segal Savad, Time, W mag and Woman’s Day. Split into four groups,the students met with designers and had a behind the scene look at the publications. Three of our Pace students, Leigh Eron, Rebecca Mbanugo, and Brittany Fuller, had the opportunity to visit Entertainment Weekly and Woman’s Day (tour A).
The students had a morning tour of Entertainment Weekly and an afternoon tour of Woman’s Day. On the tour they met both Design Directors, Tim Leong (EW) and Peter Hemmel (Woman’s Day), as well as other staff and team members ranging from photo editors to design/art assistants.
Coming from an interest in book publishing, it was really fascinating to see behind the scenes of the magazine side. I was especially amazed by EW’s weekly turn around and I still can’t get over the test kitchen at Women’s Day!” said Leigh Eron.
“This tour really reinforced my love for magazines and dream to work for one in the near future. It also showed me the other side of a magazine besides editorial content and how harmonious they have to be to create a solid product for readers.”
“While I lean more towards the book side of publishing, ever since taking Professor Baron’s Magazine Production and Design class I’ve become interested in how magazines are created. I admire Entertainment Weekly’s style and rely on their website for television recaps and interviews, so visiting the offices of Entertainment Weekly and gaining insight into the creative process behind each issue was a truly surreal experience for me. Getting to see the various departments at Woman’s Day was also a blast–everyone there was extremely positive and the level of detail that goes into each decision was amazing to witness.“
Are you interested in books but can’t seem to keep up with literary news? Literary Hub is a great source for all things literary. Everyday they have the Lit Hub Daily, a collection of the best of literary internet that day. The best feature is the bookshelf of all the books they mention in their articles. They describe themselves below:
Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. There is more great literary content online than ever before, but it is scattered, easily lost—with the help of its editorial partners, Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books. Each day—alongside original content and exclusive excerpts—Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits.
Oct 7th, 2015 by Jordan Forney
Unique opportunity for college student or recent graduate to combine academic and technical interests and to build his/her professional network. Fast-paced, start-up atmosphere in established boutique educational press.
We work with leading authors at major US and international universities. Berkshire editors and authors have founded the Big History Project, been lauded in Education About Asia for their work on Chinese biography, and created the monumental 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability.
Requirements: Must be familiar with Microsoft Office programs, WordPress, HTML, and Adobe programs; familiarity with macros and coding (CSS, PHP etc.) a plus. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.
Because we are so much involved with Chinese content and partners, we welcome interns from China, and value international experience and language skills. Interns learn to create books, ebooks, and subscription website content, and are encouraged to take on special projects in their area of interest. Bard College at Simon’s Rock gives our interns school credit for their work and we are always glad to provide supporting documents for other schools.
Visit www.berkshirepublishing.com/jobs for further information.
Oct 7th, 2015 by Brittany Fuller
Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.
In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has been asked lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.
Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking . She hopes you’ll read it and share it.
Here is a snippet of the article :
“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.
Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”
To read more click the link below.
Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jessica Strand and featuring acclaimed authors. Books at Noon events are standing room only and take place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, right upon entrance at 5th Ave. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow each half-hour program.
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