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10511676_10152219893637227_7654878915535245580_oTitle: Contracts Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

We are currently seeking a Contracts Assistant to support the Putnam Adult Contracts Department.

Responsibilities include:
1. Preparing contract summary data entry by interpreting legal documents, mostly in the form of author contracts.
2. Performing contract research and summarizing findings.
3. Drafting audio recording reader agreements and manuscript due date extensions.
4. Processing reversion of rights requests from authors.
5. Providing administrative support (copying, scanning, routing, filing, maintaining databases and data-driven spreadsheets, etc.).
6. Interpreting contractual provisions to provide information for other departments.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
- 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
- Interest in contracts and/or the publishing industry.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Willingness to learn how to interpret and create legal and contract language.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work effectively with peers, management, and outside vendors.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and basic Excel.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process here.


Random House Children’s Books

Title: Sales Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

The Sales Department at Random House Children’s Books is looking for an assistant to support the Mass Merchandise team. Reporting directly to the Vice President & Director, this position allows for the opportunity to learn all about the children’s book sales process in a fast-paced environment!

Specifically, the Sales Assistant:
1. Creates and maintains item set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
2. Maintains weekly sales tracking grids.
3. Creates and maintains historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart.
4. Attends and takes notes at meetings and distributes notes accordingly.
5. Assists with the preparation for sell-in appointments including running reports, gathering and preparing materials, and updating item set-up files.
6. Runs weekly and monthly reports including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and holiday promotions.
7. Prepares PowerPoint presentations for account previews.

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to successfully handle multiple projects at a time
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
• Previous publishing experience is a plus

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


bk_logo_headerBrooklyn Magazine

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Northside Media is looking for an Assistant Editor. Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Brooklyn, as well as the ability to translate this into appealing, insightful articles for our audience.

General familiarity with life in Brooklyn; specific familiarity with certain aspects, i.e. culture, food,
Ability to write clean copy with a quick turnaround time
Ability to pitch individual stories, plus contribute to larger, team-driven pieces
Ability to copy edit
Strong writing voice
Strong judgment of what constitutes an engaging story

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.


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Title: Social Media Editor

Type: Temp/freelance

Location: New York City

Delish.com is seeking a temporary freelance social media editor to schedule multiple daily posts across platforms. Must haves: a love of food, an eye for detail, and an understanding of how to best promote food content on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Prior social media experience with a food or lifestyle brand is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: 
Visit Ed2010


Job Opportunity

Sarah Lazin Books

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 amanda@lazinbooks.com. Hiring immediately.


Regan-ArtsRegan 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 jdenning@pace.edu. Strong communication skills are essential for this internship. Please make sure your cover letter expresses clearly why you are interested in interning with Regan.

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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!


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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 jkinneydenning@pace.edu

Publishing Coordinator
New York, New York

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 3.44.17 PMKaplan 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

Requisite Skills

  • 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.

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“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

Ernest Hemingway



The issue of book discoverability, especially in self-publishing and small houses, is a problem that may become worse before it gets better. Communities where readers can share their thoughts on books they’ve read already exist, places like Goodreads and Amazon’s book review tabs, for example. Companies like Trajectory are exploring new ways for readers to discover books, and iAuthor, coming up on two years since they launched out of beta, has been working to achieve similar goals.

2014-RGB-Logo-1150x500_1For emerging authors, the digital revolution is a mixed blessing,” Adam Kolczynski, founder of iAuthor, told VentureBeat. “The Web may have democratized the act of publishing, but it hasn’t democratized the outcome. Authors of equal talent do not have equal access to readers, and the gap between talent and opportunity is widening. iAuthor empowers authors and book service-providers to forge their own brand in a saturated market. (Source)

Using a “theme-driven” approach, iAuthor utilizes readers’ knowledge by allowing them to categorize books according to whatever theme they can come up with. iAuthor also offers samples from books to give browsers an idea of what they can expect before picking the book up.   Readers can also browse traditional genres and categories if they aren’t looking for a particular theme. This platform does not require that a book be from a particular source (self-published vs. traditional house), which puts all books included on the website on a level playing field.

Click here to explore iAuthor!

Summer Teaching Positions Available: 

IRD logo for corp siteTeach 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/

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