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Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY


Other Press seeks a full-time Marketing Assistant. Responsibilities range from database management to writing, copyediting, and coordinating the production of promotional material, maintaining the Other Press website, and assisting with various direct marketing tasks.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Direct the trafficking of print and digital advertising, including providing copy, coordinating with design and production, managing approvals and submissions, reserving space and ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Maintain departmental databases
  • Coordinate and execute marketing mailings
  • Write and distribute reading group guides and materials
  • Design promotional materials such as posters, postcards, shelf talkers, and web banners
  • Input seasonal and title-by-title marketing plans and publicity updates into content-management systems
  • Maintain the Other Press website by updating title information and posting promotional content and news updates
  • Direct marketing assistance, including researching, compiling data, and following up with prospects
  • Assist with social media and digital marketing initiatives
  • General departmental support as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in the book industry in a marketing, publicity, or administrative capacity a plus
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must have good time management skills, with the ability to multi-task across departments, activities, and projects

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads
  • Experience with online content management systems such as WordPress
  • Proficiency with Photoshop (InDesign a plus)
  • Basic HTML knowledge a plus

View the original job posting here.

Scholastic – Corporate Conventions

Type: Full Time

Position: Corporate Conventions Assistant

Location: New York, NY


  • Supports Vice President of Event Management Group with various administrative responsibilities.
  • Supports Director of Convention Services group with various duties to insure all details and logistics for conventions are handled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Manage departmental bookkeeping records for all trade shows.
  • Manage expenses for Director.
  • Process invoices, check requests and wire transfers.
  • Coordinate and track NYO ship outs for all conferences.
  • Support managers/coordinator with show logistics including ordering onsite services.
  • Order and track all product shipments for trade show displays.
  • Secure hotel accommodations and/or contracts with convention housing bureaus. Manage changes and updates to company housing lists.
  • Secure trade shows details including contracts; housing assignments, shipping and show services.
  • Work closely with department managers.
  • Maintains sub-basement inventory and facilitates conventions properties ‘loans’ to divisions.
  • Assist in proofreading and writing corporate-wide Convention show memos and various convention promotional materials.
  • Provides on site support when needed.


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Detailed-oriented with superior organizational skills and ability to handle many projects simultaneously
  • Must be an enthusiastic, high energy and well organized individual
  • Able to work under strict deadlines and in a fast paced environment
  • Reliable, independent and thorough worker
  • Ability to work effectively with various people
  • Flexible and professional demeanor under stressful situations
  • Willing to travel and able to lift heavy materials and work to physically set up some booths
  • Interest in trade show planning or event marketing industry
  • One year of corporate office experience preferred
  • Some travel required.

View the original job posting here.


As you progress in your publishing career, you might begin to wonder about your next steps and how to have big conversations about promotions and salary. Together with the Women’s National Book Association, YPG has convened a panel of professionals to offer important and concrete advice about positioning yourself to be successful: learn how to ask tough questions, navigate the corporate ladder, and work with your boss to achieve your goals.

Panelists include:
Michele Daly, Human Resources, Scholastic
Susan Gordon, President, Lynne Palmer Executive Recruitment
Tina Jordan, Vice President, Association of American Publishers
Julia Montgomery, Technical Business Analyst, Macmillan

Moderated by:
Sara Sargent, Chair of the Young to Publishing Group and Editor at Simon & Schuster
Jane Kinney-Denning, President, Women’s National Book Association-NYC and Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach for Pace University MS in Publishing

Join us Tuesday, April 29th from 12:30-1:30pm at the AAP New York offices (71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor). Please RSVP HERE. Space is limited, so you must RSVP to attend. Please note that even though this event is in tandem with the WNBA, men are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. Hope to see you there!

Job Opportunity

GAIL-SHEEHY-306x306New York times bestselling author Gail Sheehy is looking for someone to help her with social media posting and to boost audience engagement with her new Daring Project website.

Duties: To help read and edit contributions to Sheehy’s new Daring Project website, post on Facebook and Twitter, find websites and blogs about women to cross-promote, and research news items related to the Daring Project for additional posts.

Time commitment: 20-25 hrs a week at $20/hr.


This is an excellent part-time job for a journalism graduate who wants broad exposure to all aspects of publishing and marketing a book. The right candidate is someone who is excited about the project – to empower younger women – and who will be reliable. This job will start Passages-HC-c_largeASAP and run through the end of 2014, possibly longer. The website launches on April 30.  Publication of the book DARING: My Passages, a Memoir  is set for September by HarperCollins.  The job requires a self-starter; good communicator in writing and on phone; savvy in posting on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc and site maintenance on Word Press. Also research & fast transcriber of interviews. You will be coordinating with top marketing and publicity people, agent and lecture bureau.

Interested students please contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu


shakespeareIt’s William’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! If you know anything about the beloved playwright, you know it is also the anniversary of his death. (Tough break!) Celebrating The Bard’s birthday and life calls to mind just how much he contributed to the English language, literature, theater, and really, life itself!

In honor of him, We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Shakespeare quotes and links to some fun Shakespeare filled activities.


Shakespeare in the Park

- Much Ado About Nothing (June 3rd-July 6th)

- King Lear (July 22nd-August 17th)

If you’re in Boston, check out Shakespeare at Fenway.

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday tonight with the New York Shakespeare Exchange!


“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. – Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V



“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” -All’s Well that Ends Well, Act III scene V

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – Hamlet, Act I, Scene III

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” -Julius Ceaser, Act II, Scene II

“Brevity is the soul of wit”. – Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

“Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.” -Measure for Measure, Act I scene IV

“You pay a great deal too dear for what’s given freely”. – A Winter’s Tale, Act I, Scene I

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer”. – King Henry IV, Act V, Scene VI.

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.” -Sonnet 116

Hello Publishing students!

Have you ever wanted to subscribe to The New York Times but backed away slowly when you saw the price tag? That is at least one grande iced coffee I could be buying! Well, lucky for us, The New York Times is offering a special college rate subscription price. You can access the newspaper online, as well as the smart phone app, for only $5 for the first 12 weeks, and only $1.88 every week thereafter. The normal subscription price is $0.99 for the first 4 weeks and $3.75 every week thereafter. So as college students we are able to receive half off the regular digital subscription price.

Click here to go to the subscription page!

openroadmediaOpen Road Integrated Media

Position: Copyediting Intern (For Credit)

Open Road Integrated Media seeks a summer intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week in the quiet but deadline-driven publishing operations department. This is a for-credit internship position.


The copyediting intern will play a vital role in assisting the in-house copyeditor with a variety of tasks in the realms of proofreading and research, with the end goal of contributing to the overall quality, consistency, and factual integrity of Open Road’s written materials. Types of copy that the intern will read include book descriptions, metadata, and author biographies.

The Open Road catalog encompasses a wide variety of authors, including Pearl S. Buck, Michael Chabon, Michael Crichton, Carl Hiaasen, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Stan and Jan Berenstain, and Ann M. Martin, as well as publishing partners such as Abrams, Conjunctions, MysteriousPress.com, Rizzoli, and Yale University Press.

Primary Responsibilities:

•     Proofread and fact-check book descriptions, author bios, and praise quotations

•     Review final copy on our website and in our title management system for clean formatting

•     Review metadata (author names, book titles, etc.) for factual accuracy and consistent use of house style

•     Assist in development of in-house style guides


•     Superior eye for detail

•     Excellent understanding of English-language mechanics

•     Great communication skills, both written and verbal

•     Comfort meeting hard deadlines

•     Can-do attitude

•     Ability to work independently and responsibly

•     Comfort using the track changes function in Microsoft Word

•     Demonstrated interest in next-generation publishing

•     Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., a plus


Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to learn about copyediting and digital publishing from the ground up.

Please contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu if you are interested in applying.


Publishers_Weekly_logoPublisher’s Weekly is looking for a Digital / Features Editor, who has digital news experience, knowledge of the publishing industry, and is “comfortable” with reading spreadsheets just as they would novels. MS in Publishing graduates with digital and editorial experience, this can be an ideal position for you!

Employer: Publisher’s Weekly

Position: Digital / Features Editor

Location: NYC


Responsibilities for this full-time position include conceptualizing, assigning, and editing feature packages; maintaining PW’s bestseller lists and assigning/writing bestseller-related editorial; light programming of publishersweekly.com; and handling routine social media. This position will work heavily on both print and digital.

The ideal candidate will have three to five years of editorial experience (digital highly preferable), a contact list full of freelance writers, and a track record of innovation. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is a big plus, as is familiarity with K4 and InCopy.

You can apply for this position here.




penguin-random-houseSummer 2014 - Penguin Random House

Position: eBook Production internship

Location: New York City

Department: Random House eBook Production

Application Deadline: May 16TH 2014


Penguin Random House, the world’s first truly global trade book publishing company, is seeking an eBook production intern for summer 2014. This internship will provide an opportunity to engage in real-world e-publishing practices from the largest English language publisher in the world.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university as a student and must be able to receive academic credits for completing the internship. Please note: This is an un-paid internship.

Work hours and dates are flexible depending on your school’s internship requirements.

Applicant requirements

1.    A letter from your college or university stating that the prospective intern is eligible to receive credit for the internship. This letter must also include the number of work hours required to satisfy the internship requirements.

2.    A copy of your résumé with your major/minor concentrations.

3.    A short (500 word) essay explaining what you would like to learn during your internship at Random House and why we should consider you.


Email all materials with the subject line 2014 Intern to Lindsay Mandel at lmandel@randomhouse.com

In addition, please email Prof. Denning at jdenning@pace.edu so that she can provide you with more details about the position.


In keeping with the “digital” theme, this week’s link is centered around Digital Book World. DBW began “with the only conference designed to address the radically changing commercial publishing environment” which evolved into a “year-round platform offering educational and networking resources for consumer publishing professionals and their partners — including agents, booksellers and technology vendors — online and in person.”

Digital Book World’s mission is one we strive for in the publishing community. Their mission is “to provide a forum for the community to gather, share hard-won insights, present innovative challenges, and pool its collective intelligence for the benefit of all its members.” From their annual conference and monthly WEBcasts, to the articles, research, and white papers they publish, the goal of DBW is “to provide the most practical information, resources and networking opportunities publishing professionals need to thrive as the industry evolves.”

The Digital Book World Conference is the only conference specifically for trade publishers. Every year, the Conference focuses on helping publishers “capitalize on their existing assets in the short-term while developing and executing a viable digital strategy for the long-term.” The Conference also has a large focus on the community. Digital Book World sees the importance on focusing on trade publishers of all sizes and niches.

The DWB website also posts great articles about what is happening in the industry with a focus on digital issues, of course. Staying up to date on these issues will be important in advancement in the publishing industry.

Oxford University Press USA offers paid and college credit internships in their New York City and Cary, NC, offices across a variety of publishing functions:

  •     Editorial
  •     Marketing
  •     Design
  •     Production
  •     Publicity
  •     Social Media
  •     Sales
  •     Digital Product Development

The program provides an introduction to the publishing industry, exposure to the diversity of OUP USA’s publishing program, and experience working in a particular publishing function.

The Internship Program spans 8 to 12 weeks during the fall, spring, and summer. Intern hours vary based on department needs and the intern’s schedule.

Internships are posted on their online application system Each internship posting includes a detailed description of the position and candidate requirements. Positions remain posted until they are filled.

To apply to Oxford University Press, visit here.

Specific Internship Position – Online and Scholarly Reference Editorial

The Intern will be providing support to a fast-growing online scholarly reference team at Oxford University Press USA: Oxford Handbooks Online. The Intern will be involved in all phases of editorial development of digital titles. The right candidate may have the opportunity to review and edit submissions.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing, maintaining, and frequently updating project files and records, including data entry and generation of reports and form letters
  • Corresponding with all internal and external editorial stakeholders including editors in chief, editorial board members, and commissioning editors
  • Tracking and managing submissions through various stages of editorial development
  • Researching and recruiting contributors for digital titles
  • Processing and tracking contracts and payment requests; tracking expenses against budget
  • Liaising with production and marketing departments to ensure quality of content
  • Reviewing and correcting article XML (training will be provided)

At the end of the internship, the Intern can expect to have gained valuable insight into the process through which a title moves from a proposal to a finished product. The Intern will strengthen their editing, project management, and correspondence skills, while navigating everyday publishing challenges and opportunities.

Interns will have the opportunity to meet and learn from members of other departments as well.


  • Highly organized with concern for details
  • Eager to take initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically via email and phone
  • Ability to shift quickly between multiple projects
  • Experience and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite; in particular, familiarity with Access databases
  • Copyediting experience is a plus
  • Interest in and experience with scholarly research a plus
  • Knowledge of XML/HTML helpful, but not required

Applicants must be enrolled in a degreed program with at least one year of schooling completed, graduated from a degreed program in the past year or enrolled in a degreed program where college credit is granted for the completion of an internship.

Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter via our on-line application process. Intern positions remain posted until they are filled.

View the original internship posting here.

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