Jobs & Internships | Feb. 1st – Feb. 7th

Publishers Weekly | Spring/Summer Internship 2018

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Publishers Weekly (PW) is a weekly news magazine that focuses on the international book publishing business. Its target audience includes publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors, and the media.

Publishers Weekly’s Reviews Department is currently looking for an intern. The internship will last from March to August, and the selected candidate will work 10am–5pm for 2–3 days a week. If you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly‘s Reviews Department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews
  • Unpack books and direct them to editors and reviewers
  • Help maintain a log of assignments
  • Do liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Learn tasks quickly
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Follow through and meet tight deadlines

If you are interested in applying and interviewing for this internship, email Bookroom Editor Drucilla Shultz at DShultz@PublishersWeekly.com. In the email, include a copy of your resume, cover letter, and short writing sample or a link to one (a class paper is fine). The deadline is February 12th, and make sure to put “Spring/Summer Internship” in the subject line of the email.

Simon & Schuster | Managing Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Simon & Schuster, part of CBS Corporation, is one of the Big 5 publishers. Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster has grown to have a number of successful imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Touchstone Books, Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press, Howard Books, and North Star Way.

Simon & Schuster is currently looking for a Managing Editorial Assistant to help the Managing Editor of Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. The chosen candidate will interact daily with editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, and legal departments.

Responsibilities:

  • Process acquisition paperwork from editorial/business office
  • Set up titles in the title management system
  • Direct various work through the department
  • Update systems
  • Solicit and monitor digital assets for each book

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred
  • Strong writing, grammatical, and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and computer skills
  • Interest in children’s book publishing

If you are interested in applying for this position, click here.

Kensington Publishing Corp. | Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level (1+ years)

Kensington Publishing Corporation is a multi-generational family business and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It publishes over 500 fiction and nonfiction titles each year and provides readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles. It is considered “the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States” that provides hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases.

Kensington is currently seeking a Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant who is detail oriented and excited about books and the online space to support the growing Digital & Communications departments. The chosen candidate must be interested in book publishing, promotion, and have strong communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Market and provide publicity for select titles and authors:
    • Write and proofread marketing copy
  • Digital asset design
  • Produce various sales and marketing performance reports and communicate with the necessary parties to obtain materials
  • Create PowerPoint presentations for key titles
  • Execute Goodreads promotions
  • Communicate promotional information with authors
  • Import all data and files for e-galleys and online catalogs
    • Monitor to ensure that uploads are successful and all titles populate to the site with the appropriate information
    • Handle any issues that arise
  • Coordinate and administer book mailings to review outlets and eBook retail partners, including direct communication with representatives of these outlets
  • Coordinate and administer online giveaways:
    • Order prizes
    • Communicate with winners
    • Handle mailings
  • Perform inventory and maintain a spreadsheet of current print galley titles/quantities
  • Gift digital copies of books to online winners and provide digital copies to authors
  • Process Invoices
  • Place book orders for front and backlist
  • Contribute to special projects for marketing, social media, and sales
  • Assist with anti-piracy efforts

Requirements:

  • 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, and/or publicity
  • Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Photoshop
  • Strong interest in commercial publishing and knowledge of what is currently trending in the marketplace
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • BA or equivalent work experience
  • Must be a team-player who can work well with others
  • A love of books/eBooks—particularly romance, mysteries and thrillers, and women’s fiction

If you are interested in applying for this position, click here.