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March is Women’s History Month, and as such, I thought it would be fitting to feature the work Marvel is doing to highlight their female characters and introduce new ones. One example of Marvel’s move is the “Women of Marvel” initiative with Marvel Games.

“Part of Marvel’s history has always been how diverse we are,” Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann told MTV News over the phone. “We’re not always perfect, but we’re trying our best to authentically let everyone tell their story, and to say that everyone can be a hero… So March is Women’s History Month, and I saw that Marvel was doing a really cool variant cover program to celebrate the Women of Marvel.

“A lightbulb went off, and I just thought ‘Hey, I wonder if we can share this news with all of our partners in Marvel Games, and see who would be excited about having events in March that would put the spotlight on and celebrate the Women of Marvel.’” (MTV)

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 2.16.44 PMAnother thing that Marvel is doing to honor Women’s History month, as Rosemann mentioned in the quote above, is the variant cover program. This venture recruited women to draw variations of “some of the comics house’s most popular books” ( MTV). You can see some of these covers by clicking here. This Women of Marvel event will encompass the release of 21 covers, and podcasts in which some of the women at Marvel have assembled “to talk all things Marvel and More!” (Click here for the podcast series).

 


Assistant Director, Publications Unit
Department of English

Illinois State University logoThe Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, continuous administrative/professional position as Assistant Director of the Publications Unit. The Assistant Director:

  • trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate student interns;
  • instructs the Introduction to Professional Publishing course and potentially other courses in the Assistant Director’s areas of expertise;
  • edits and proofs text for all creative and scholarly publications supported by the Unit;
  • assists with the production of journals and books;
  • manages content on a Unit website;
  • assists with writing grant applications;
  • oversees marketing projects for creative journals;
  • collaborates with the Director in Unit activities.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in English, publishing, or a closely related field
  2. Administrative or leadership experience in a publishing unit, press center, or other publishing organization
  3. Professional knowledge of publishing processes and techniques
  4. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and FileMaker in a professional production environment
  5. Editing and proofreading skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Digital publishing experience (e.g. e-books, web editing, and design)
  2. Background in event planning and community engagement

Application Process:

Initial review of application will begin April 17, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be received no later than April 17th for full consideration.  An application along with a resume/curriculum vita, cover letter articulating interest in and qualifications for the position, digital portfolio of professional publications, syllabus for an Introduction to Professional Publishing course (ENG 254), teaching philosophy statement, and reference list (specifically the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references) must be submitted online at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs.

Founded in 1991, the ISU Publications Unit is an educational center for literary and scholarly publishing.  The Unit currently manages the production of publications including creative, literary, and scholarly works.

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work.  For additional information about ISU and our department, please consult english.illinoisstate.edu.

Illinois State University is an EOE/AA employer.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Quote of the Week

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March is Women’s History Month, so I thought it best to start out with a quote from an inspiring young woman:

“I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.” – Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala

 


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Gotham Ghostwriters

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Managing Director: Bookwriters Group

Manager Director: Thought Leadership Group

 

ICM Partners

ICMPartnersLogoTitle: Literary Department Administrative Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
ICM Partners, the prominent talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London, has an entry-level opening in the literary department of its New York office working primarily in domestic subsidiary rights.

This position affords an opportunity to learn the mechanics of publishing contracts, particularly in how books are licensed to magazines for excerpts and to third party publishers for audio book rights. The position would provide an introduction to the business side of publishing for candidates considering a future in the business. This particular position is working for an agent who is central to the department. In turn, the assistant’s exposure to multiple book agents, and the agency’s full list of ongoing and backlist book projects is large, so ability to work well with others and handle high-volume of tasks are must have qualities.

ICM Partners offers a competitive industry salary plus excellent benefits. ICM Partners is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Responsibilities
- Directing mail / answering phones
- Data entry / up-keeping central rolodex of editorial contacts in magazines and book publishing contacts
- Creating and up-keeping a master list of the book department’s upcoming literary projects with up-to-date information about each title and rights information
- Vetting contracts
- Acting as a liaison between authors, editors, producers
- Account receivable responsibilities include: tracking invoices, status of payments
- Compiling audio rights catalogs and serial rights catalogues
- Researching account details of both domestic and foreign publishing contracts
- Maintain filing system and ensure filing remains current
- Other varied administrative details

Requirements:
- Bachelor degree required
- At least one year of administrative experience or strong internship experience preferred
- Must be kept up to date on latest literary business news
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Negotiation skills strongly preferred
- Must have superb organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills
- Outgoing, charming personality, and the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, clients and buyers
- Exceptionally strong attention to detail
- Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information discretely and with diplomacy
- Ability to multi-task
- Unafraid to ask questions
- Proficiency in MS office, Excel and Outlook
- Must have a love for reading and a passion for books!

To Apply: 

All interested and qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to humanresourcesny@icmpartners.com.

 

Penguin Random House

Title: Editorial Assistant

penguin-random-houseType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Penguin Press editorial department is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to support a Senior Editor and Executive Editor. This position will assist with the progress of book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with internal departments.

Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing conversation-defining serious non-fiction and literary fiction; a list of Penguin Press authors can be found on its website, http://thepenguinpress.com.

The Editorial Assistant:

1. Provides administrative support (answers phones, takes messages, photocopies, files, helps with scheduling, keeps track of projects due dates, etc.)
2. Evaluates fiction and non-fiction manuscripts in whole or in part, writes readers’ reports, and writes and sends rejection letters
3. Oversees the entire production process from finished manuscript to bound book by working with authors and managing editorial
4. Fields questions from authors and agents
5. Writes first draft of copy and works on line editing as needed

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Requirements: 
- 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
- Prior office experience; publishing experience a plus
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong follow up skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

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.

 

Title: Permissions Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Corporate Division of Penguin Random House is seeking a full-time Assistant for the Permissions Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Reading and correctly interpreting author/publisher contracts and entering contract terms into corporate data systems.
  • Processing permissions requests for use of Penguin Publishing Group and Penguin Young Readers Group material and issuing permissions contracts.
  • General office duties including processing/distributing department mail, processing checks, filing and general correspondence.

    Core computer skills required, including speed and accuracy. Candidates should have a basic familiarity with MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Requirements:
Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of reading comprehension. Individuals must be self-starters, detail-oriented, with the ability to organize and prioritize assignments. There is high volume of requests and queries which must be responded to in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: 0-2 Years
Travel: Little to None
Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.


 

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.

Click the link above to read more about two volunteer positions at the WNBA: Blog/Newsletter editor and Treasurer (opening in June 2015).

These positions are available to members of the WNBA only– now is a great time to join up! Be sure to check out the registration page.

If you have any questions concerning these openings or the WNBA in general, contact Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu


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With the arrival of mid-winter, we’re hardly thinking about the summer while we shiver in our coats and wade through puddles of slush, but now is the time to start looking and applying for summer internships! Check our Internship Resources tab for links to the Big Five companies if you’re interested in internships there, or usebookjobs.com or ed2010.com for more specific searches. Hachette, Macmillan, Scholastic,  all have applications open, and Penguin Random House’s summer deadline is coming up in two days, so be sure to act quickly!


Intern WantedA literary agency that has been in business for over 40 years, we represent a wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction authors. In addition to a well-established list of clients, among them best-selling and prize-winning authors, we pride ourselves on discovering and developing new talent.

The internship would be a part-time, paid position with flexible hours.

Information about the agency may be found on our website, www.sobelweber.com.

Applicants should e-mail:  info@sobelweber.com with a covering letter and resume.


Pace logo bigBibbidi-bobbidi-boo…st your resume and score an internship or job at Career Services’ NYC Spring 2015 Job and Internship Fair! Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the semi-annual fair happening on Thursday, March 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Gym and Student Union on the NYC Campus.

So far, more than 100 employers have registered for the fair, so make sure to bring several copies of your resume!

If you’re into accounting, you’ll find your favorite acronyms there: EY, PwC, BDO, and much more.

Want to work in public service? The New York County District Attorney’s Office will be there, along with the United States Secret Service, but keep that under wraps, please.

Media or entertainment? How about a gig at Warner Music Group, ION Media Networks, New York Musical Theatre Festival, CBS, Crain Communications, or Transit Transit news magazine? Get your sneak peek at the fair.

Want a fulfilling nonprofit position? The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), AHRC NYC, and America Needs You all need you.

The fair is open to Pace students and alumni only. Register today.

But before you go, you need to be in the know:

How to Work the Career Fair
Wednesday, February 25 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A, One Pace Plaza
Create a 30-second pitch and learn how to present yourself when you meet a recruiter. Stand out from the crowd by being prepared. There will be three sessions: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

So spruce up your resumes, dry clean your suit, practice your pitch, and register to attend your campus fair, or both if you’d like. If you’re a Westchester student, your Job and Internship Fair will be held on April 1 (no joke) with more info coming soon.

For more information about Career Services events and opportunities, visit http://www.pace.edu/careers.


Location: New York, NY, US
Job Posting Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media, music emphasis
Classification: Full-Time Exempt
Job Function: Editorial

WWNortonW.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry”.  For more information about the Company, please visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.

Project Editor, Digital Media, with emphasis on music

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with a specific focus on the music content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the music content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Help ensure accuracy of musical notation images, audio examples, and in-text musical symbols.
  • Respond to editorial and musical queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Reads music fluently.
  • Subject matter expertise in music theory and music history is not required, but a plus.

Technical Skills:

  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, audio editing software, and different content management systems a plus.

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.


Location: New York, NY, US
Job Posting Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media, science and/or economics emphasis
Classification: Full-Time Exempt
Job Function: Editorial

WWNortonW.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry”.  For more information about the Company, please visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science and economics content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Respond to editorial queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
    Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.

Technical Skills:

  •  Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, and different content management systems a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

     Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

    W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.


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