Mar 26th, 2015 by Claire Gibbs
Company: Sarah Lazin Books
Title: Office Manager and Agency Assistant/Associate
Location: New York, NY
Sarah Lazin Books, a boutique literary agency in New York, seeks an agent assistant/associate and office manager with 2-3 years office experience. At least one year prior related experience in book publishing is essential, as well as a strong editorial background.
Candidate will be responsible for day-to-day needs of a small but active office. Duties will include:
- financial work (keeping track of office bills, royalties, and author payments).
- some computer and tech support.
- handling permissions, foreign and subsidiary rights.
- Reading submissions and providing editorial reports, as well as helping with author proposals.
- routine office work (filing, phones, mailings, updating website).
This is a perfect position to learn everything about the literary agent business; you will get to know authors and editors, and will be encouraged, in time, to develop your own clients.
Ideal candidate is an articulate, patient, organized, and very detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple book projects and office management tasks on a daily basis, while working independently. You must be very comfortable handling finances and basic accounting. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred, but will provide training if necessary.
Salary commensurate with experience. Please respond by e-mail with your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hiring immediately.
Mar 25th, 2015 by Allison Bucknell
Regan Arts, a division of Phaidon Global, is a fast-growth publishing and media business with a world-class staff of creative professionals. We are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic interns wanting to learn about the overall editorial, design, and publishing business.
ABOUT THE POSITION: This is a paid internship for 30 hours a week that is designed to expose successful candidates to all facets of the publishing business while assisting our editorial, sales, marketing, design, and production teams.
Ideal candidates should have:
- An interest in the editorial process, design, digital and social media, and pop culture
- Enrolled in Pace MS in Publishing Program
- A Bachelor’s degree
- Meticulous attention to detail
- A strong work ethic and the desire to learn
- Excellent writing skills
- Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and InDesign is a definite plus.
Candidate(s) will be exposed to all or some of the following:
- Working directly with senior staff members to provide general administrative assistance;
- Working with editors to provide general editorial support on book projects across all genres;
- Working with the creative director on covers and interiors;
- Working with the production director and managing editor to manage workflow;
- Working with the sales director and/or our publicity and marketing team.
TO APPLY: For more information on how to apply, please e-mail Professor Jane Denning at email@example.com. Strong communication skills are essential for this internship. Please make sure your cover letter expresses clearly why you are interested in interning with Regan.
Mar 25th, 2015 by Allison Bucknell
An almanac is traditionally classified as an annual publication or “an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables.” They provide a place to consolidate information so that it can be easily accessible to those who want it.
The Writer’s Almanac features daily updates that follow “on this day in history” highlights, like those that you might find in a newspaper. In the case of the WA, subscribers or site visitors can read (or listen to) a few poems and historical highlights pertaining to literature and the authors of it. The host of the WA also features famous authors on their birthdays, and details their work and lives.
You can subscribe to the email list, follow them on Twitter or Facebook, or download their podcasts from iTunes, the Swell app, or iHeartRadio for iPhone and Android.
Also on the WA website, you can find a series of interviews with poets. Take some time to read about these authors and their work!
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Allison Bucknell
The RosettaBooks Production and Distribution Department is looking for an intern with panache, enthusiasm, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print and ebook creation, production schedules, and book distribution. Responsibilities include:
- Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find common OCR errors
- Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
- Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
- Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
- Evaluating covers and interior designs
- Performing basic data entry and Excel spreadsheet maintenance
- Distributing books and metadata to retailers
- Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines
In other words, we’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.
This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.
If interested, please contact Jane Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Allison Bucknell
New York, New York
Kaplan Publishing is searching for a Publishing Coordinator
to work with editorial, production, manufacturing, and our distribution
partners to take Kaplan products from concept to fruition on a structured,
deadline-driven schedule. As Publishing
Coordinator at Kaplan Publishing, you will work with our Director of Publishing
to ensure the success of our product releases through schedule management,
collaboration with internal and external partners, and entering complete and
accurate product metadata. Responsibilities for this position will include, but
are not limited to:
- Ensure timely, accurate, and complete collection, entry, and maintenance of individual or bulk product information into TMM, our title management system.
- Assist in the creation and management of training manuals and process documents and ensure their dissemination to internal stakeholders
- Assemble key materials used in monthly Print Quantity Meetings to facilitate productive discussion with internal stakeholders on their publishing plans to ensure profitability benchmarks are attained
- Collect and disseminate data needed to create seasonal P&Ls as well as seasonal scheduling reports and materials needed to assist business units and Production in resource planning, budgeting, and forecasting
- Send ONIX feeds to digital and print partners, and provide support for provisioning students with digital course materials on an as-needed basis
- Schedule and create all requisite materials for Seasonal Launch Meetings, Sales Conference Meetings, or any other meetings where product presentation is required
- Oversee the cover design and review process, ensuring on time delivery of approved assets
- Produce additional materials when necessary for accounts to manage inventory properly in order to represent current product most effectively in the marketplace (isbn cross reference reports, release and return schedules, etc.)
- Respond to Kaplan Publishing book support requests to address customer needs
- Minimum of 2 years project management experience on content workflow/delivery projects, handling a large volume of content in different formats (ePub, PDF, print, etc.)
- Highly motivated, analytical, organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven
- Familiarity with and understanding of distribution formats for print and digital materials
- Ability to work on, multi-task, and prioritize a high volume of projects simultaneously
- Capable of working autonomously and as a team member to collaborate with others on innovative new processes for product development and workload management
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Desire to learn, adapt and change, and embrace new technologies to accommodate team/process needs
- Strong proficiency in Excel with the ability to analyze and manipulate data for effective presentation to distribution clients, Kaplan’s business units, etc.
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Claire Gibbs
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Mar 9th, 2015 by Allison Bucknell
Summer Teaching Positions Available:
Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer
- Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
- Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
- Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2015 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
We hire people who:
- Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
- Are responsible, hard working, and have good communication and organizational skills
- Will be patient and supportive with students
The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/