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Intern Wanted

Open Road Integrated Media

openroadOpen Road Integrated Media has openings for two unpaid (school credit) interns to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its publishing operations department.

 The managing editorial interns will assist the managing editorial department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production, including preparing hard copy files for digitization, device QA, data entry, departmental administrative tasks (mailing, scanning, etc.), and some proofreading.

The managing editorial interns will report to the managing editor assistant and work closely with editorial, production, and design team members.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, and others)
  • Proofread POD files
  • Enter descriptive copy and other metadata as needed in title management system
  • Create title and copyright pages
  • Prep books for digitization
  • Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata
  • Assist in keeping title reports up-to-date and accurate

Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing
  • Knowledge of ereader devices and social media helpful

 

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jane Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu.


 

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website_header_logoSpectacle Publishing Media Group, LLC

Title: Marketing/Book Publicist

Location: Remote/Online

Description: 
Spectacle Publishing Media Group is looking for a Marketer/Book Publicist! We are looking to fill this position quickly.

In addition to conceptualizing, creating, and distributing promotional materials, a book marketer & publicist will arrange for public appearances, such as book signings or tours, and set up speaking engagements for SPMG authors.

Networking and maintaining solid industry connections are invaluable in the career of a literary publicist, as is staying on top of current technology, including breakthroughs in social media. Literary publicists may have set work hours, but they often are expected to be flexible and available on call.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone willing to put forth their marketing/pr efforts.

Requirements: 
Special Skills:
• Ability to bring forth experience and ideas for getting our books sold
• The right personality to work with a wide variety of author personalities
• Working on a deadline on multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Condensing complicated ideas, such as a one-sentence pitch for a book
• Working as a team with authors, editors, marketing and booksellers
• An understanding of the mass media and how newsrooms, reporters and editors work, including online news media
• A knowledge of social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter

Education and Training:
Required bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Marketing, English literature, communications, journalism or public relations. Expertise in social media, digital content generation and CMS a plus. Experience with public speaking, arranging seminars and conferences a plus. Networking connections a plus.

To Apply: 

Please send a detailed and unique letter of interest, a resume/CV and links to your social media profiles (it is more about the fact you are active on social media sites) to: hr@spectaclepmg.com.

 

 

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Title: Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is seeking a Marketing Assistant. This position provides departmental, campaign and administrative support. The Marketing Assistant will also have independent responsibility for certain department functions:

- Data entry including adding marketing bullets, updating budget reports, and maintaining in-house title documents
- Coordinating meetings
- Managing marketing mailings including writing galley letters, ordering books, researching/creating/tracking new lists, executing mailings in-house and from our warehouse, and maintaining the bookroom
- Working with the warehouse for galley allocation and fulfillment
- Coordinating with Production and Sales for title specific promotional items
- Processing and Coding invoices and expenses for department
- Special projects, as needed, such as pulling title information reports, providing sales information, and various research assignments
- Administrative assistance as needed, including ordering supplies for the office, minor scheduling, calendar and phone management

Requirements: 
The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor?s degree, as well as internship experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit our web site.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.

 

lbyrLittle Brown for Young Readers

Title: Design Assistant/Jr. Design

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Little Brown for Young Readers is seeking a Design Assistant/ Jr. Designer. The Design Assistant or Junior Designer is responsible for the design and administrative support of children’s fiction titles for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This person will be responsible for assisting each project through the design and production process, as well as be the key point person for Editorial, Sales, and Production.

Work closely with the Executive Art Director to assist in the design and production of jackets, cover, and interiors.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Art Director.
Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and freelancers in the creation of cover and interior artwork.
Coordinate all contracts and associated paperwork (invoices, new vendor forms, etc) for artists and freelancers.
Work closely with the Executive Art Director and design staff to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
Ensure all fiction covers are uploaded onto proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately.
Assist in managing a master schedule of books to make sure key production, marketing and sales milestone dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Create select advertising and promotional materials as needed for custom publishing or retail promotions.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Art Director or Department Head

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in book publishing design required – experience in children’s books preferred.
  • Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Muse, and After Effects a plus)
  • Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house artists and freelancers
  • Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
  • Solid print production experience required. (Experience with digital production preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To Apply: 
Apply online.

 

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Title:   Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance, Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Condé Nast’s Content Development Group seeks a recent college graduate who has a demonstrated interest in publishing to fill the supportive role of Editorial Assistant. Candidates must be able to work well with a small and dedicated team in a freelance full-time capacity in the New York (One World Trade Center) offices.

The Content Development Group creates Special Interest Publications (SIPs) that combine archival material from Condé Nast’s vast international and domestic titles with new or unseen stories, merchandise, and service. These special issues are print (and sometimes digital) magazines of 128 pages that remain on the newsstand for three months and have a high production value. Past titles include: Domino: Small Spaces, Gourmet Holiday, Epicurious: Italy, Condé Nast A-List, and Condé Nast Living.

– Research content from Condé Nast’s vast archives in both international and domestic titles
– Collaborate closely with the editorial team to pitch, conceptualize, and curate each issue
– Light fact-checking and proofreading
– Maintain organization of photos, text, and research
– Assist with market work including product research, communication with and coordination of vendors for merchandise/food/fashion, and subsequent product tracking for photo shoots
– Report and write original content when applicable
– Perform administrative duties (tech requests, supply ordering, issue mailings, etc.) as needed

Requirements: 

– Strong visual sense
– Smart editorial instincts
– Interest in food, lifestyle, fashion, celebrity, and design
– General familiarity with Condé Nast’s titles
– Meticulous research skills
– Proficiency with Excel and Google Docs
– Collaborative, upbeat attitude

To Apply: 
Apply online

 


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At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther away than ever.

The opening to a feature on Toni Morrison in the New York Times Magazine describes her as one of the great American authors, whose voice is powerful and authentic. Morrison once described the novel as that which “has always functioned for the class or the group that wrote it.” This places the novel as a powerful piece of culture, and Morrison has proven it as such by her legacy of authorship: 11 novels, a Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1988), and her continuing work.

On one level, Morrison’s project is obvious: It is a history that stretches across 11 novels and just as many geographies and eras to tell a story that is hardly chronological but is thematically chained and somewhat continuous. … But then there is the other mission, the less obvious one, the one in which Morrison often does the unthinkable as a minority, as a woman, as a former member of the working class: She democratically opens the door to all of her books only to say, “You can come in and you can sit, and you can tell me what you think, and I’m glad you are here, but you should know that this house isn’t built for you or by you.”

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 2.07.22 PMAs a former editor at Random House, Morrison has done battle with the question of diversity in publishing.

But what has remained more elusive is the part that Morrison figured out as an editor: What happens after the workshop and the head count? How do people change an establishment? How do people change an industry?

Morrison is prolific, and not just for her writing. The NYT piece that Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah wrote about Morrison is long, but it is compelling and describes the mission and life of Toni Morrison far better than I can. So, really, check it out.

 


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Difference Press is looking for an Editorial Intern, to join its growing editorial department. This is a part-time virtual position, which will allow the candidate access to the editorial, design, sales, marketing and administrative teams in order to learn the business from multiple angles.

We are looking for a team player to assist our talented managers with several projects including

  • Gather, analyze and collate data relevant to our authors for use within the Difference Press book creation process
  • Complete competitive analysis of published books and update and refresh various database listings of titles
  • Create and share original research from our author community
  • Work with existing editorial team to scope and document the developmental editing role.
  • Provide strategic support for authors and authors-in-transformation as needed

The successful candidate has:

  • Strong desire to learn the publishing industry
  • Interest in different business models and the changing landscape of publishing
  • Desire to grow their career with a quickly moving company
  • Experience in social media, marketing, and project management
  • Can do /motivated / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Commitment to making a difference
  • Experience with life coaching or positive psychology

Must be passionate about 1 of Difference Press’ 5 non-fiction editorial focuses:

1. Self Help/ Personal Growth

2. How to

3. Business

4. Memoir

5. Spiritual

 

Please review www.DifferencePress.com and www.TheAuthorIncubator.com before applying.

 

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter or intro video to Angela@TheAuthorIncubator.com include: 

(1) EXACTLY what skills and interests make you the BEST for this job.  Just sending a short “I am available” or a lone resume will probably get overlooked.

(2) SPECIFICALLY when you can start and what you would like your summer schedule to be.

(3) PRECISELY and CONCISELY what your favorite book is and why you love it.

Thanks & Good Luck!


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April 20th – Graphic Storytelling: From Cuneiform Tablets to New York’s New Pedestrian Maps

Metropolitan Museum of Art 
1000 Fifth Ave.
212-535-7710

Time: 6-7pm

In this conversation, MMA curator Kim Benzel takes us back to the dawn of writing in the Near East and graphic designer Michael Bierut brings us up to the moment as we look at how words and images work together to tell stories in ancient and contemporary design.

SPARK with Julie Burstein:
This fast-paced cabaret-style series explores vital cultural issues through the lens of the Met. Each program gathers artists and thought leaders to engage in unscripted, surprising  and engaging conversation.

Tickets to this event cost $30; click here for more info. 

 

 

April 20th – Their Voices Go On: Five Centuries of American Women Poets

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York,  NY 10075

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

April is National Poetry Month. This original play by Marya Smith and Sarah Smith dramatizes the voices of women poets throughout America’s history, from Anne Bradstreet and Phyllis Wheatley to Sandra Cisneros and Natasha Tretheway. Click Here for more information.

Open to the public. $20 with advance registration; $25 at the door. 

 

April 23rd – Mary Morris: The Jazz Palace

The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th Street
New York, New York  10017

Time: 7pm

Join us for an evening with acclaimed author Mary Morris, who will be discussing her new book, The Jazz Palace.

 

In July of 1915 a fifteen-year old boy pauses on the Clark Street Bridge in downtown Chicago and witnesses the worst river accident ever to occur in American history. With the sinking of the Eastland and the death of eight hundred of its passengers the lives and stories of three people are set in motion. The boy, Benny Lehrman will become a jazz pianist but will always live with his memory of disaster.  The young girl, Pearl Chimbrova, with whom he will chat briefly on the bridge that day, will never quite forget him and a black trumpeter named Napoleon Hill who has been invited by Pearl’s older brother to play in the saloon that her family runs will befriend him.

As their lives intertwine, the novels also tells the story of the city in which they live. It is a world of gangsters, musicians and clubs emerge in which black musicians are no freer than they were before the Civil War, white youths come down to the South Side of Chicago to “slum,” and Al Capone and Louis Armstrong become legends. At the heart of the novel is the friendship that emerges between Benny and his mentor, Napoleon, a friendship in which while they will never be able to play together professionally because of their race.  But they will jam together in Pearl’s family salon which Napoleon has dubbed The Jazz Palace.

As novel steams through the 1920’s and ends with the repeal of Prohibition, Benny, Pearl and Napoleon forge a bond that is as memorable as it is lasting.

 

April 23rd – BYOB Book Drive

Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Time: 3-5pm

In honor of World Book Night 2015, Book Riot and the HPA invite you to support literacy, clear out your bookshelves, and meet fellow booknerds on April 23. Bring a book (or a whole bunch) to donate, swap favorites and stories with fellow participants, and help Accio Books reach this year’s goal of 60,000 books collected. All ages welcome! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

This event is free; bring your unwanted books!

 

 


WNBA SELL IT Event

Student membership is only $20! Click here to visit the WNBA NYC Chapter homepage.

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Quote of the Week

T.H. Tsien, one of the world’s renowned scholars of Chinese bibliography and paleography, passed away in his home April 9, 2015. He was 105 years old.

T.H. TsienBefore becoming curator of the University of Chicago’s Far Eastern Library, Tsein was a young librarian in China during the Japanese occupation (lasting from 1931-1945). Tasked with keeping a trove of precious volumes from falling into the occupiers’ hands, he risked his life to get the books out of China. He saved over 30,000 books by shipping them to the U.S. under the guise of new inventory purchased by the Library of Congress.  When asked why he took on such a grave risk, Tsien simply stated, It was my duty.

His own works include “A History of Writing and Writing Materials in Ancient China” (1975); “Written on Bamboo and Silk: The Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions,” published in a revised edition in 2004; and “Collected Writings on Chinese Culture” (2011).

To read the full New York Times article, click here.


 

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logo-pgm-darkPalgrave Macmillan

Title: Quality Production Associate

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Palgrave Macmillan is seeking a Quality Production Associate to be involved in the oversight of vendor performance and content quality across the academic and professional program. A successful candidate must be dedicated to department goals, have the ability to juggle numerous tasks, work collaboratively across groups, manage difficult customer situations, and must have both a measured attitude and a deep understanding of the intricacies of language and grammar

Palgrave Macmillan is a global cross-market publisher specializing in quality trade non-fiction and cutting-edge academic books. We publish general interest books as well as textbooks, journals, monographs, professional, and reference works in print and online. We presently have over 6,000 active titles in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics, and History to Literature, Linguistics, and Business. The list also contains original works by many of the foremost writers and editors in the world, including Nobel laureates and internationally recognized experts.

Key tasks include:

• Manuscript assessment and process track assignment
• Copyedited samples review and feedback.
• General quality control oversight (including liaising with outside vendors and in-house departments)
• Customer complaint analysis and resolution
• Castoffs, other work on difficult and involved projects.
• Conduct global projects in conjunction with UK counterpart to improve overall processes and quality

Requirements: 
• 2 years of consistent copyediting and/or proofreading.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Adobe.
• Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.
• General office experience.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in English or other related field of equivalent work experience

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply. Be sure to include your resume, cover letter and salary expectations.

 

UnknownUniversity of California, Berkeley

Title: Editorial Specialists

Type: Full-time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Description: 
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

 Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success here.

• Edits and copy edits multiple projects as they are they handed off from the authors; cross-checks all content for consistency of usage with design templates; verifies the accuracy of page references and references to graphics and charts. Reports on changes to design.
• Assists in the design and layout of curriculum publication materials. Develops and maintains layout templates for selected publications, primarily consisting of student instructional and teacher materials.
• Provides editorial guidance to authors regarding consistency in content, style, and tone.
• Ensures publication standards are met by authors and handles the expert review process. Ensures all publications meet specific electronic and/or printing requirements.
• Contacts curriculum developers and external publishing partners for approval of changes in format or content.

Requirements: 
• Time and project management skills to effectively establish priorities and meet competing deadlines.
• Thorough knowledge of applicable publishing software applications such as Adobe InDesign and Creative Suite.
• Experience with web-based content management systems highly preferred.
• Strong skills in originating and maintaining databases for desktop publishing and image storage.
• Strong skills to effectively produce visual materials that meet and satisfy the needs of the client.
• Strong skills in interpersonal communications to interact effectively with a variety of authors, support staff,and vendors.
• Strong skills in collaboration to best meet goals and objectives of clients.
• Ability to handle small to large multiple projects simultaneously.
• Previous experience in educational publishing preferred.
• Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

To Apply: 
Visit this page.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 7.36.12 PMAbrams

Title: Digital/Social Media Marketing Associate

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
ABRAMS seeks a dynamic digital marketer, with a passion for children’s books, who will increase the online discoverability of our children’s list by designing and executing digital marketing and social media campaigns, developing content for its website, and researching and presenting new ways for showcasing its books online.

In partnership with title marketers, the Digital and Social Media Marketing Associate will be responsible for the development, execution, and analysis of digital campaigns across all children’s categories and imprints at ABRAMS.

The ideal candidate will have digital marketing and publishing experience, and be a creative, results driven “doer” with excellent communication skills, who lives and breathes social media, and who thrives on finding new and exciting ways to bring attention to children’s, middle-grade and young adult books.

Specific Responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with the children’s marketing department to develop and execute digital and social media campaigns, and track and communicate effectiveness.
- Utilize audience-centric marketing tools to maximize campaigns.
- Manage and grow social media presence through blog, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and other strategically relevant channels.
- Maintain social media calendar and develop timelines for author/title digital promotions.
- Content Creation: Write blog posts, articles, email newsletters, and social media posts; lead the creation of videos, trailers, and podcasts.
- Research and present new ways of showcasing books online and be responsible for maintaining a Digital FAQ for new authors, as well as educating the teams internally.
- Curate, plan, and feed marketing assets into Abrams website.
- Organize digital preorder campaigns, promotions, and contests.
- Events/public relations: Attend trade shows and author events and generate social media around them.

Requirements: 
· Bachelors Degree
· 2-4 years digital marketing and publishing experience
· Excellent written, verbal, and analytic skills
· Ability to work individually and in a group setting
· Excellent knowledge of social media and content development
· Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and HTML
· Knowledge of analytics, SEO and SEM a plus

To Apply:
Apply on Mediabistro here.


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Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.44.31 PMReading is something that ought to be done every day, but we all have days when we’re too busy to delve into the pages of a book. Whether we are running around doing errands or traveling, there’s time to listen, at the very least, to books or podcasts. But there’s also the option to listen to radio shows. I know, I know… who listens to radios these days? The good thing is, radio shows aren’t necessarily limited to the radio waves anymore! Much like a podcast, a radio show can stream or the archives can be downloaded for later listening.

One such radio show that may interest you bookish people is Literature for the Halibut, where Ann Haubrich, Jason Braun, Nicky Rainey and MK Stallings take listeners on a “literary fishing excursion.” From 9-10pm every Monday night, KDHX broadcasts literary nibbles or excerpts, all of which can be accessed on their website archive here.

Take a listen!


 

WWNortonThe music department is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist the editorial team from May to August. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in maintaining the music blog; provide information to professors and college bookstores regarding Norton’s music publications; procure music, photo, and text permissions; assist in market research; assist in the writing and proofing of copy; research online databases; prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production; and perform various clerical tasks as required. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time. The ability to read music and experience with music notation software are preferred but not required. Please note that this is a part-time internship for someone who is interested in a publishing career.

If you’re interested, contact Jane Denning (jkinneydenning@pace.edu)


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