New York, NY
DK is the bestselling publisher of highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. Our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages through beautifully designed content. Publishers of the Eyewitness series for children, the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides and the creators of the online homework help website DKfindout!. DK is part of Penguin Random House and is also the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series, Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
• Minimum 4-5 years of experience in marketing with management experience; publishing and previous experience with licensors and/or brand management preferred
• Good knowledge of social and digital media platforms
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
• Strong writing skills
• Excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and balance multiple priorities
• Willingness to work collaboratively on shared goals as part of a close-knit team
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Executes and manages the strategic marketing plans for DK licensed titles.
• Builds and develops relationships with all of DK’s licensing partners.
• Works closely with DK’s global marketing teams to coordinate global campaigns.
• Creates marketing materials to support sales reps and work with the design department in the execution of said materials.
• Plans and helps organize trade show and special event materials when appropriate.
• Develops email marketing campaigns.
• Manages the budgeting and forecasting for the licensing marketing budget.
• Stays in tune with the competition in the marketplace.
• Presents seasonal marketing plans to sales reps and accounts.
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InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and best-loved authors. We enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. We have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. We continue to be excited by — and on the lookout for — original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.
• Applicants must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong editorial skills are a must.
• 1-2 years of relevant experience at a literary agency or major trade house is ideal.
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary.
• Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office and online resources are essential.
• Applicants should be motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• The assistant must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
• The assistant will liaise with clients and editors
• Organize and send submissions to publishers, draft personalized letters, edit client manuscripts, track payments and contracts, and review incoming queries and manuscripts.
• In addition, the assistant will write plot synopses, critical evaluations, and participate in editorial meetings with agents and authors.
• Answering the phone and coordinating meetings and schedules.
If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: email@example.com. Type in subject line: Agent’s Assistant.
W. 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 college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Prior experience in college publishing, including at least two years in an editorial role.
• Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.
• Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to teaching and learning.
• Understanding the relevant textbook markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.
• Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in print and digital resources for teaching, learning, and assessment.
• Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
• Collaborating closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
• Finding, signing, and communicating authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of print and digital editorial projects.
• Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.
• With the help of an editorial assistant, managing projects in all stages of editorial development and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, Norton sales representatives, and external vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.
• Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, print and digital resources to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.
• Managing vendor selection, scheduling, and budgeting for digital work such as content coding projects.
• Maintaining and organizing digital files on appropriate servers.
• Creating product records and metadata and ensuring accuracy of product information in W. W. Norton’s various proprietary systems
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of their resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
• Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Familiarity with FileMaker and HTML coding is desirable but not mandatory.
• Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to professional and academic book publishing.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of copyediting and standard proofreading marks helpful.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees.
• Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours out of our New York City office.
• Writing press materials, organizing press and author mailings, maintaining the publicity database, and sending monthly publicity updates.
• Developing relationships with media contacts and strengthening our presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Coordinating print (flyers, postcards, etc.) and online promotional campaigns, including concept, copy, and design. The assistant will also work with freelance designers on larger projects.
• Maintaining our email marketing database, designing email campaigns, and utilizing Google Analytics to track campaign results.
• Performing market research and competitor analysis for forthcoming books.
• Corresponding with university professors and fulfilling exam copy requests for potential course adoptions.
• Assisting with creation of annual catalogs and uploading online versions to the web.
• Developing video content for promotions (filming and editing author interviews, events, etc.).
• Updating and maintaining the content of web page advertisements and online retail information.
• Managing seasonal interns.
• Occasionally representing the division at conferences and author events (some travel may be required).
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of their résumé and cover letter to: Recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify the job you are applying for in the subject line.
ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area.
• Bachelor’s degree
• 2 – 4 years’ experience in an editorial capacity
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat and general management of digital images
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to follow through consistently.
• Copyediting/proofreading and image research experience preferred.
• Individual will be responsible for editing and project managing calendar titles through all stages of the acquisitions and development process
• Examining calendar opportunities, evaluating submissions and proposals and researching competition
• Acquiring calendar properties with strong sales potential
•Preparing sales materials
• Acting as a liaison with authors, licensors, photographers, packagers, freelance editors and other outside contacts including securing assets, managing product approvals, securing third-party permissions, trafficking proofs and maintaining brand consistency.
If you are interested in applying, please email resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to email@example.com
Book of the Month is an online book reading community that allows members to receive a book of their choosing from 5 recently published, carefully selected books on a monthly basis.
To bring attention to some great books and get members involved in a community where they can discuss what they’ve read together, BOTM is an accessible, fun online book club. BOTM announces 5 books at the first of the month—which come complete with considerate reviews, sometimes author interviews, and comments from the judges who picked them—which you may choose one hardcover for that is shipped (for free) to your home by the sixth (or skip the month if you decide), then receive the book in a timely manner.
The genres of the books range from fiction to nonfiction, and have diverse authors. This month’s selections included Kathleen Collin’s WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTERRACIAL LOVE? and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon.
Prices range from $5 to $12 per month for its services.
If you’re interested in other sites such as this, the WNBA’s newsletter had some great ones to explore as holiday gift ideas, such as The Book Drop, The Bookworm Box, and the Quarterly Literary Box, among other similar services.
The Women’s National Book Association released their annual winter holiday newsletter this week.
The newsletter leads with an open letter from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, who is the current National President of the WNBA. It also includes great features, such as holiday gift ideas and an interview with Deirdre Bair, author of AL CAPONE: HIS LIFE, LEGACY, AND LEGEND.
Students interested in networking opportunities, industry updates, and events hosted by the WNBA should check-out their local chapter’s membership page and see if a discounted student membership is a good fit. With all the industry connections and worthwhile functions, the WNBA is a good publishing resource to students who take advantage of all they have to offer.
by Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning
Last week I was one of the lucky ones who was able to attend the Random House’s 10th OPEN HOUSE. Pace MS in Publishing Professor and RH employee Kathy Sandler also attended and was great company to spend the day with. The event is so popular that it sold out in 5 minutes!
Held in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (instead of RH headquarters because of the large turnout), the day was inspiring, thought-provoking, funny and a great reminder why I love this industry so much.
Featured authors at this Open House include Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult, Trevor Noah, George Saunders, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Allison Pataki, Sana Krasikov, and Laura McHugh.
The day started with a fascinating conversation with Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, whose new book, BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood, is a fascinating read and a #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller stating that, “It is a compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.”
George Saunders is the author of Lincoln in the Bardo and he spoke with his editor, Andy Ward, about a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln.
Jon Meacham is the author of Destiny and Power, a biography of Bush 41. He and Willie Geist discussed the “First 100 Days” of Presidents and what we might see in the first 100 days of the new administration.
It was also a real treat to see Fannie Flagg (who did not love Fried Green Tomatoes?) discussing her new book, The Whole Town is Talking.
Jodi Picoult shared the fascinating story of how she came to write her latest (and 24th book!), Small Great Things, in which she tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.
The day ended with the wildly popular Outlander series author, Diana Gabaldon, whose historical fiction as filled with, “history, warfare, medicine, sex, violence, spirituality, honor, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building and destruction of families and societies, time travel, moral ambiguity, swords, herbs, horses, gambling (with cards, dice, and lives), voyages of daring, journeys of both body and soul…” There were a lot of fans in the audience!
Overall it was a great day of being immersed in the world of books and getting to see listen to the stories of some remarkable authors and publishing professionals. I can’t wait until the next Open House!
If you are interested, The whole event was on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/randomhouse/
To learn more about Random House events, click here: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/
“As we head into 2017, we can expect that our civic and cultural life will remain turbulent. In these times it is especially important to remember that as publishers we will always endeavor to give voice to a wide range of opinions and divergent viewpoints. We publish for many different and frequently conflicting audiences, and must be fully cognizant of our responsibility to resist censorship and stand unequivocally for freedom of speech, no matter how difficult that might be at times.”
Carolyn Reidy is one of the highest ranking women in publishing, having been the President and CEO at Simon & Schuster Inc. since 2008. Reidy experienced many different jobs across the publishing industry; since 1976, she’s worked her way into becoming a subsidiary rights director, a president and publisher of imprints and trade divisions, and associate publisher to now being in charge of all domestic and international publishing operations for Simon & Schuster. Reidy also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Association of American Publishers, the National Book Foundation, and Literacy Partners, Inc. Reidy’s forward thinking and open-mindedness about important issues, ranging from how she thinks of gender in the workplace to the future of digital publishing, provide an exemplary platform for publishing hopefuls to consider when shaping how they want to one day impact the publishing industry.
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New York, NY 10012
Art After Trump: A Response and a Gathering is a marathon-style (no introductions, no hosts) reading hosted by and featuring artists and arts administrators. The results of the 2016 election were a shocking education for many on the realities of our fellow citizens. We asked our 150 performers: as an artist, how are you reacting to this uncertain future? What do you want to say or do? Each performer was invited to prepare a 2-minute performance of any form and any content.
Admission is free. Please RSVP on Facebook.
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Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
New York, NY
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New York, NY 10075
Event is in French. Come celebrate the holidays with French novelist Stéphane Audeguy, 2016 laureate of the Wepler Prize with Histoire du lion personne (Seuil).
Admission is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Ms. Magazine is a quarterly feminist magazine owned, run, and written by women since 1971.
Launched as a one-time run in the New York magazine, Ms. Magazine has grown to support and report on waves of feminism and women’s rights and battles in America. Noted as being as much of a “movement” as it is a magazine, Ms. Magazine is the “first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public.” The magazine continues to be a voice for women, broadcasting feminist issues online and in print.
Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.
• Produce approximately 15 paper products and gift books annually, focused on design, illustration, calligraphy, literary trivia and wordplay for bibliophiles, children’s product for cool parents, and spirituality
• Identify new talent, including authors, graphic designers, artists, and illustrators
• Exhibit a strong interest in product design and ability to collaborate with our award-winning design and production departments
• Partner with the marketing and publicity departments to develop strategic plans and opportunities for acquired titles
• Excellent verbal, writing, presentation, and visual skills; strong organizational capability; attention to detail; and enthusiasm for an entrepreneurial approach to acquiring are essential
• Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of editorial experience
• Strong agent contacts and interest in discovering new talent through the online creative community, blogs, traditional media, and category networks
• Thorough knowledge of illustrated book and stationery production process
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Sterling Publishing is an innovative and forward-thinking publishing company committed to creating books that inspire and entertain.
With over 5,000 titles in print and 60 years in business, Sterling’s reputation for publishing quality books comes from a variety of imprints led by dedicated editorial and creative design teams that bring great ideas and stories to readers of every age. From educational resources, children’s picture books, puzzles and games, adult fiction, craft and photography, cookbooks, self-help, classics and more, Sterling’s list offers something for everyone.
Sterling Publishing and its crafting division, Lark Books, are based in New York City.
• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 5-7 years of acquisition/editorial experience in acquiring and developing non-fiction trade illustrated books.
• Proven ability to cultivate and maintain working relationships both internally and externally.
• Excellent writing skills, extreme attention to detail and multitasking.
• Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel as well as Internet research.
• Proven knowledge of book development process.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
• Acquires, develops, and edits titles from manuscript to bound book including project management and research, and developmental and line editing.
• Presents projects at bi-weekly Editorial and Acquisitions meetings; creates project plans and profit/loss reports that consider unit costs, marketing & publicity, design/illustration fees, and editorial development.
• Works with managing editorial to determine and track schedules; finds and contacts freelance personnel to assist with projects, if necessary.
• Remains current in subject areas and anticipates category trends in related fields, as well as track sales reports.
• Cultivates and maintains author/co-edition/packager relationships.
• Creates well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concept, analysis of competition, overall vision, and profitability projections.
• Initiates and negotiates author/co-edition/packager contracts. Prepares term sheets and contract request packages.
• Presents titles at sales launch conferences.
• Prepares creative briefs, estimate requests and budgets/profit-loss reports as well as create and track bi weekly status reports.
• Partners with Art and Production Departments in planning creative implementation and overall production costs.
• Reviews and helps develop catalog and marketing copy.
• Maintains and tracks projects in title management database.
• Insures successful and timely publication of all responsible titles.
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Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
No one knows the city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences.
In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do.
• Experience in a web production environment.
• Proven ability to work with the various tools of the trade – content management systems; photo, video and audio editing software and a basic knowledge of HTML.
• A good understanding of SEO and how it shapes the content production process.
• Excellent writing, interviewing and copy editing skills.
• Ability to commission content for multiple platforms.
• Demonstrable track record of producing content that engages users and grows audience.
• Strong knowledge of Chicago with a desire to constantly be uncovering the latest and greatest things happening in the city.
• Proven ability to work effectively with editorial, marketing, commercial, design and technical teams.
• Direct staff in producing content across all platforms, covering the biggest events, inspiring readers to try new things and creates a cultural buzz.
• Prioritize content that drives audience growth and enhances Time Out’s brand reputation.
• Devise and plan feature content for all Time Out digital and print platforms and manage a content calendar and production schedule.
• Ensure content is delivered on time to the standards laid out by Time Out style guides.
• Edit content from other staff members and offer feedback to help them continue to grow.
• Work closely with the marketing team to ensure all digital content is well optimized and plan content and layouts to improve search ranking.
• Ensure that all relevant copyrights have been cleared and that content meets legal guidelines.
• Be responsible for overall journalistic integrity.
• Collaborate with Time Out teams globally to share strategic and content ideas and contribute ideas and content for Time Out platforms in all countries as needed.
• Line manage editors and producers, making sure assessments are completed regularly.
• With the marketing and commercial teams devise partnerships and events that increase awareness of the Time Out brand.
• Oversee the content on our social media channels and the moderation of user generated content.
• Make recommendations for enhancements to Time Out products where relevant to content.
• Test and approve new products and CMS enhancements and report any bugs or site performance issues to relevant Product teams.
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The Women’s National Book Association New York City chapter is hosting an Annual Holiday Party starting at 6 PM on Tuesday, December 13th at the Hudson Hound on 575 Hudson Street. Cost is $10 for WNBA members (cost for student members in $20 if you want to sign up here) and $20 for non-members.