Jobs & Internships | May 3 – 10

Thrillist | Editorial Assistant

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

Thrillist is an online magazine and newsletter that publishes articles about “the very best food, drink, and fun from across the country and around the world.” It’s published by Group Nine Mediaone of the world’s largest digital-first media companies.

Thrillist is looking for an Editorial Assistant to conduct photo sourcing and outreach, while also building articles and assisting editors with editorial calendar planning and copy editing. As part of the editorial team, the Editorial Assistant will produce “engaging and informative lifestyle content, both in the written and video mediums.”

Responsibilities:

  • Build 10-15 articles and videos per day within the Thrillist CMS
  • Ensure quality both pre- and post-publication
  • Perform photo sourcing and outreach while adhering to Thrillist’s editorial standards
  • Archive original content into our Digital Asset Management system
  • Collaborate with the Copy Team, editors, and Creative Team to ensure all content meets Thrillist’s high editorial standards
  • Assist editors in maintaining and updating vertical editorial calendars
  • Occasionally copy edit/publish content on an as-needed basis, with opportunities for semi-regular writing and editing assignments as you demonstrate the ability to do so

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (concentration in journalism/online media preferred)
  • Must meet deadlines and have strong prioritization & time management skills
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) with strong attention to detail CMS and web media experience
  • An eye for good photography (sourcing experience highly preferred)
  • Familiarity with major style guides also a plus Interest in food and drink preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.


HarperCollins | Associate Director, International Sales

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 4+ years

HarperCollins is one of the Big 5 publishers dedicated to providing their “authors with unprecedented editorial excellence, marketing reach, long-standing connections with booksellers, and industry-leading insight into reader and consumer behavior.” HarperCollins publishes 10,000 books a year and has a catalog of over 200,000 titles, both in print and digital.

HarperCollins’ International Sales department is looking for an Associate Director to manage the sales and marketing of HarperCollins US (HCUS) titles. The ideal candidate will be working with affiliate companies and distributors in the Closed Market, including Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with affiliates to create publishing programs, including curating the strongest publishing list, securing best formats, and communicating sales expectations
  • Promote the sales of key titles across all Closed Market territories
  • Support the Harper360 UK and Canadian teams in all aspects of the publishing process, including scheduling, rights clearance, shipping/warehousing, sell-in, marketing, and publicity
  • Market HCUS books in the Closed Market, including the sharing of marketing plans and assets, evaluating and developing marketing strategies, and overseeing publicity
  • Feed back Closed Market sales and marketing info to publishers, editors and others as needed
  • Work with rights departments and publishers to clear and obtain rights, including responding to HCUK Passes emails
  • Create sales budgets for Closed Market territories with SVP of International and Sales Dept. Finance Director
  • Manage Sales Rep in his/her sales responsibilities with the ANZ, South Africa, and Indian markets
  • Determine and secure export editions as needed for the Closed Market and work with Open Market Sales to coordinate efforts
  • Continuously re-evaluate current sales strategies and find new opportunities for sales/sales channels
  • Communicate information about books/authors to the rest of the International Sales team, as needed
  • Streamline, improve, and financially confirm the local printing process across Closed Market territories
  • Act as conduit for system improvements in areas like metadata, inventory control, etc.
  • Work with SVP of International to provide sales projections, including for acquisition purposes.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in book publishing, preferably in sales, marketing or foreign rights with a good understanding of the entire publishing process
  • Ability to manage a team of sales/marketing and publicity staff
  • Poise and ability to gracefully communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to work late or early hours to accommodate weekly and bi-weekly conference calls with Affiliates in different time zones
  • Able to travel internationally 4-6 times per year
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; ability to work autonomously and take ownership of territory responsibilities
  • Resourceful problem solver
  • Tenacious and able to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and always evolving sales environment
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint

For more information and to apply, click here.


Knopf Doubleday | Publicity Assistant

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

Knopf is a publisher of “distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction” and a company of Penguin Random House, another one of the Big 5 publishers. Its authors include: Toni Morrison, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Julia Child, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Pantheon, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, also publishes world-class literature. Pantheon’s authors include Julia Glass, James Gleick, Ha Jin, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Alexander McCall Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Studs Terkel.

Knopf Doubleday is looking for a Publicity Assistant to join the Knopf publicity department, while also supporting the Pantheon imprint. As a Publicity Assistant, you will provide support to two senior-level professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Help implement publicity campaigns for commercial fiction and nonfiction titles, and help create pitch materials and research media targets
  • Create and manage author itineraries
  • Collaborate with media, booksellers, colleagues in-house, and authors
  • Organize travel and hotel logistics for author tours and special events
  • Complete additional assignments, projects, and responsibilities as needed

Requirements:

  • B.A., as well as some relevant internship or working experience
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment with high-level organizational skills
  • Self-starter with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work
  • Savvy with social media, internet research, Microsoft Office Suite, and InDesign
  • Experience in book publishing or media is beneficial, but not required

For more information and to apply, click here.

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