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SpringerSpringer Science & Business Media, LLC

TitleEditorial Assistant

Location: New York, New York

Description:
The Editorial Assistant role is a wide-ranging role which is essential to the smooth running of our journal portfolio.
Duties include coordinating the successful set up of new journals and journals transferring from other publishers. The Editorial Assistant will work with the Journal Development team on a defined portfolio of journals, responding to queries from editors, providing reports, and maintaining internal systems and processes. They will also occasionally provide more general administrative support to the wider publishing team, including the Editorial Directors. Specific responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant include:

Requirements: 

  • Educated to degree level, ideally with a biomedical background
  • Some experience in administrative duties
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of computer literacy ? understands common software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite) and gains new software skills quickly
  • Customer focused
  • Pleasant and tactful telephone manner
  • Able to see tasks through to completion, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to respond to non-routine circumstances
  • Self-starter with a positive, can-do approach to problem-solving
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application system found on our website.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. View original posting.

 

2Gallery Books – Simon & Schuster

Title: Publishing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Simon & Schuster is seeking a Publishing Assistant for the Gallery Books imprint.
Responsibilities include:

  • Routine clerical work, typing, booking travel, expense reports, scheduling meetings, taking messages and following up
  • Preparing materials for sales and follow-up meetings
  • Coordinating seasonal material due dates for the imprint
  • Assisting with editorial duties including processing contracts, P&L’s, author copies and miscellaneous paperwork.
  • Overseeing the reading group guide process for the imprint.

Requirements: 

Prior experience in book publishing preferred.

To Apply: 

Apply on S&S’s website.

 

Haute LivingHaute Living

Title: Assistant Digital Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
A leading luxury company is looking for an assistant digital editor to join their team. Reporting to the Director of Digital, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting content delivery by writing, editing and publishing digital content, and ensuring that all content is accurate, SEO optimized and adheres to established brand guidelines. The candidate will also work to engage audiences though social media to drive traffic.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience working in a digital environment, developing content and driving traffic though social media.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise copy in keeping with the house style.
  • Previous experience editing and proof reading copy as well as producing content in both text and graphic form.
  • Working experience with various CMS systems and Google Analytics.
  • A team player with an eagerness to put forward new ideas and suggestions to create viral content.
  • A proven record of delivering tasks on time.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven skills in project management.
  • Degree level education, preferably in marketing, publishing, communications or new media.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply.


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Podcasts have only semi-recently been gaining attention in the mainstream. They’ve been around for quite some time, but it seems that it wasn’t until the arrival of entertainment-centered airings that people began to really pay attention to this form of media.

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 11.27.41 AMEnter Serial, a “new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig” (Source).

According to the website, Serial is a weekly podcast that follows a nonfiction story, and in season one, the story was the conviction of Adnan Syed’s murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The season began on October 3rd and ran until December 18, and ended without reaching any major conclusions.

For those who are unfamiliar with the podcast and the subsequent interest in a case that was closed year ago, Ellen Killoran from Forbes explains:

The thing that makes Serial so fascinating is also what makes the project seem absurd, even perverse: We are all waiting anxiously to find out if a man who was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend is guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend. And not because new evidence was discovered – but because the cracks in the case got the attention of the right journalist (Source).

20150718-IMG_8488If you missed the first season, all the episodes are available on the Serial website, and, according to the same source, is slotted for a second season!


Quote of the Week

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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

Here’s a little harkening back to childhood to get us all through the end of finals and in the holiday spirit!


penguin-random-houseAssociate, PRHPS eBook Production & Distribution
Entry Level, Full-Time, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Production
Penguin Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:
The eBook Production & Operations team is looking for an Associate to help support our growing Penguin Random House Publisher Services business.

Reporting to the Manager, PRHPS eBook Production & Distribution, this position will monitor the process for converting PDFs into finished eBooks. The Associate will work to prepare client book content for conversion, perform quality assurance on our eBook files, and ensure on-time delivery of completed eBooks to all partners and retailers. The candidate will respond to retailer inquiries and requests, coordinating with internal departments to make sure the PRHPS catalogue is available on every platform.

The candidate will also support the team through weekly reporting, data maintenance, and day-to-day administrative tasks, and other projects as required.

Your profile:
The ideal candidate is a self-directed, self-organized, independent worker with strong analytical and process-oriented skills.

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task across multiple projects and multiple timelines
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Detail oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Familiarity with the book and eBook production process
• Familiarity with different e-readers and tablet devices
• Familiarity with data management standards, tools, and technologies (e.g., XML, SQL, DocBook, XSLT).
• Excellent PC Skills to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Experience with XHTML, CSS, Filemaker, Mac and Adobe Applications (Photoshop, illustrator, Indesign) would be an asset but is not required

In addition, you must have demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume. Four year degree or equivalent experience required. Prior related experience is a plus.

About our company:
Penguin Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to Professor Kathy Sandler at ksandler1@gmail.com.


 

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Penguin Random House

prh-logo-bigTitle: Sales Associate (Penguin Random House Children’s Books)

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Random House Children’s Books Sales team is currently seeking a Sales Associate to provide administrative support to the VP, Sales Director and a Regional Sales Manager. This person will also have the opportunity to sell new and backlist titles to two wholesale accounts, and work with accounts on co-op advertising and marketing. This position is based in our 1745 Broadway, New York City office.

The Sales Associate will also:
1. Run sales reports, track sales trends, and analyze sales trends.
2. Create weekly and monthly reports for sales reps and accounts.
3. Assist reps with account presentation preparations.
4. Create buy reports which also include sales analysis.
5. Prepare seasonal sell sheets and coordinate rep and account mailings.
6. Attend and take notes at weekly and monthly sales meetings.
7. Work closely with marketing and publicity departments.
8. Work on other projects as needed.

Requirements: 
- 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum of 1 year prior sales experience; publishing sales/book retail experience preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting
- Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time via plane, train, and/or car
- Knowledge of SAP, Edelweiss, and Treeline a plus

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

Kumon Publishing

220x90xnew-logo.png.pagespeed.ic.Dl_BuyMPA4Title: Editor

Location: Teaneck, New Jersey

Description:
Seeking Editor with experience in the educational market to help research, develop and create innovative educational workbooks for children. Duties include market research, new title planning, project management, and all aspects of the editorial process.

The Editor will report to an Editorial Director based overseas, and collaborate with a small US-based sales and marketing staff. Specific functions include; research market trends and competitors; create proposals for new titles; test title concepts through market research; collaborate with overseas editors, designers and production staff to execute projects; maintain project schedules and deadlines; communicate with customers regarding content queries; plan and create biannual catalogs; update website; create sales and marketing materials; manage digital cover and content files; support sales and marketing staff; represent company at educational symposiums, trade shows and educational publishing associations.

Requirements: 
Prior editorial experience, specifically in children’s education; superior editorial and writing skills; excellent organization and project management skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with overseas colleagues; ability to work with digital files; willingness to learn our specific educational philosophy and work under the supervision of an overseas editor; flexibility and enthusiasm; experience with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel; familiarity with PDF and InDesign a plus. Overseas travel 2 to 4 times a year required.

For the right candidate, this position offers the potential for steady growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Our office is a short commute from NYC.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

Interval International

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.03.01 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: South Miami, FL

Description: 
Miami-based travel-related company seeks an editorial assistant to proofread, fact-check, coordinate projects, and write. The scope of work includes marketing materials, print and digital magazines, an annual directory, websites, and email newsletters.

Benefits & Compensation:
We are committed to offering competitive pay and benefits to our employees. We conduct regular compensation reviews to ensure that our employees continue to earn a fair and equitable compensation package relative to that of other industry competitors.

Requirements:
This position requires a left- and right-brained thinker with impeccable grammar skills, a laser-sharp eye for detail, and the ability to meet frequent deadlines. You should be the kind of person who derives pleasure from editing restaurant menus, and your mind should look like a California Closets catalog. Three years’ editorial experience in a publishing environment is a must.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.


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Gumroad is for independent writers, designers, game developers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. Simply, if you’re a creator — Gumroad is for you.

It’s a bold claim to make, but with a recent partnership with the battered Hachette, Gumroad seems to be making steps toward visibility.

But what exactly is Gumroad?

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 1.42.31 AMAs described by Publishers Weekly, Gumroad is a “‘native commerce’ venture, meaning a platform that enables artists of all kinds to send out links with buy buttons embedded in their tweets and Facebook posts” (Source). This venture fully embraces the way people use social media, and the staff at Gumroad has undertaken the challenge of making it work by implementing their strategies into a well-designed, easy-to-use interface.

Already, Gumroad has been used by artists such as Eminem, Kyle T Webster, and charitable donation funds like Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. Fresh, new ideas and content is made available directly from the artist to the customer.

hachette_book_logoHachette has drawn attention to itself again with their new partnership with Gumroad. As reported by Publishers Weekly, Hachette plans to make three books available via tweets that have “buy” buttons imbedded already, ideally making it easy for customers to purchase their content. But will it work? The selection of books is slim, true, so how wide will the appeal be? With titles such as The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, You Are Here by Chris Hadfield, and The Onion’s The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers That Transformed an Undeserving World, maybe Hachette can manage to bring in some revenue. It’s a trial run, and the progress of ideas like Gumroad are definitely something to watch.


 

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Intern needed for busy publishing office of Scout Books & Media, Inc., a
busy book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  We work with
talented writers, editors, and designers to create and produce books,
represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with
publishers and brands.  It’s a small operation, and very busy — a motivated
intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, how to work with
authors on developing ideas and manuscripts, and what the industry is like.
In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of
some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be
exposed to other producers if interested.  Intern will be involved with
editorial development, research, photo research and rights, presentation
materials, and more.

Contact jkinneydenning@pace.edu if interested in applying.


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Should you find yourself beset by problems of procrastination — should you find yourself, for example, rising from your seat and puttering too much about the house, clearing surfaces, pouring the moldy water out of vases, opening junk mail as though it might contain a vital secret, or even not rising from your seat but “surfing” the “internet” instead of writing words — go where you can’t escape the task of work. ~Lydia Millet

 

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Read more of Millet’s writing tips here


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New Literature from Europe Festival

Saturday, December 6th @ 2:00pm-7:30 (three panel discussions)
Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
The New Literature from Europe Festival returns to Manhattan this December 5 & 6 for its 11th year, bringing with it nine of Europe’s most acclaimed and exciting authors. Over two days, Crossing Borders: Europe Through the Lens of Time explores an ever-changing continent from the perspective of some of Europe’s most exciting literary voices.

Whet your appetite on Friday December 5, for the literary feast to come, with readings from each of the authors in their native language:

Julia Deck (France)
János Háy (Hungary)
Hanna Krall (Poland)
Nicol Ljubić (Germany)
Davide Longo (Italy)
Magdaléna Platzová (Czech Republic)
Susanne Scholl (Austria)
Georgi Tenev (Bulgaria)
Lucian Dan Teodorovici’s (Romania)

This opening evening of readings is introduced by one of America’s premier publishers of literature in translation, New Directions Publishing President, Barbara Epler.

Saturday, December 6th, delves deeper into each of the visiting writers’ work with a series of themed panel discussions moderated by US-based award winning authors dedicated to the promotion of international literature.

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Click Here for more festival information.

 

UnknownFirst Novel Fête

Monday, December 8th @ 6:30pm
The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017

Join us for the Fifth Annual First Novel Fete on Monday, December 8. There will be drinks, mingling, and readings from the finalists for this year’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. All the proceeds go to support our Books for NYC Schools/KidsRead program!

 

HollywoodDreamingJamesFranco.thumbnailJames Franco

Monday, December 8 @ 6:30-8:30pm
The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway (& 12TH STREET), New York, NY 10003

James Franco visits Strand for an exclusive signing of his book, Hollywood Dreaming, a story-picture-poem mashup that blurs lines of reality and fiction in a compelling coming-of-age tale. Buy a copy of Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the signing line!

 To Attend:  Purchase a copy of the featured event book, Hollywood Dreaming, in-store at Strand in order to join the signing line outside the store, which will form at 4:30pm. Strand is located at 828 Broadway, New York. Please note that proof of purchase (Strand receipt) is required to attend the signing line.

Joyce Carol Oates in the Robert B. Silvers Annual Lecture

Friday, December 12th @ 7pm
The New York Public Library, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

The prolific and profound author of innumerable novels, plays, and poems, Joyce Carol Oates delivers this year’s Robert B. Silvers lecture, titled “Is The Uninspired Life Worth Living?”

There is no more versatile and accomplished American writer than JOYCE CAROL OATES. The author of many books, Oates has penned best-selling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays, poetry, a recent memoir, and an unlikely bestseller, On Boxing. Her remarkable literary industry – which includes work as an editor and anthologist – spans forms, themes, topics and genres. In 2010, reflecting on the widespread esteem in which her work is held, President Obama awarded Oates the National Humanities Medal.

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books.

To Attend: $25 General Admission, $15 FRIENDS, Seniors and Students with valid ID – Become a FRIEND for a $10 discount on every ticket for LIVE (Click here to buy tickets).

 

 


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Riverhead Books

UnknownTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Riverhead Publicity department is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant! This person will support a Senior Publicist on publicity campaigns for hardcover books and paperback reprints. Be a part of the imprint that publishes New York Times bestselling authors like Chang-rae Lee, Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Junot Díaz and many more!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support (i.e. mailings, photocopies, clippings of press).
2. Assists in publicizing hardcover and paperback books (write press releases, perform research online, liaise with authors, book store events, pitch media, handle media requests, organize and confirm tour schedules)
3. Maintains publicity database (records of contacts, detailed and organized logs of publicity projects)
4. Helps with departmental duties (daily news updates, billing)
5. Liaises with related publishing departments including marketing, editorial and production
6. Works on other departmental and individual projects as needed
7. Attends events and parties hosted by Riverhead as needed
8. Assists with Riverhead’s multiple social media platforms as needed

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in publishing & publicity, preferably in literary fiction
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and knowledge of social media

To Apply: 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

 

Simon & Schuster

1Title: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Candidate will report to an Executive Editor and assist the VP Publisher at Little Simon. Responsibilities include all administrative duties- scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, and liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts and novelty concepts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, tip sheets and flap copy, and coordinating the editorial and production process with an opportunity to grow and take on editorial projects. Management of manuscripts and novelty formats in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and other departments through the publication process; professionally interacting with authors/illustrators, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Liberal Arts preferred 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills required 
  • Computer experience required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

To Apply: 
Click here to apply

 

 

Cottages & Gardens Publications

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 1.50.05 PMTitle: Associate Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Job Requirements: Cottages & Gardens Publications is seeking an Associate Editor to work on its titles in New York and the Hamptons. Candidates should be enthusiastic and hard-working, have strong writing and copy/editing skills for print and web, know InDesign and Microsoft Word, and be well organized and able to multitask while working under tight deadlines. The position involves coordinating, editing, writing, and fact-checking articles and is ideally suited for candidates with a strong interest in interior design and architecture. Additionally, the Associate Editor will help cover the home furnishings market for new products and build relationships with vendors. The position is based in our New York City office.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply


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