Jobs of the Week: Lukeman Literary Management, Metro Media, and Little Bee Books

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Lukeman Literary Management Ltd.

Title: Assistant Literary Agent

Location: NYC/Remote

Requirements:

  • Very tech-savvy and highly detailed oriented, with excellent organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Mac, and advance knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop, PDF and FTP uploading and Epub conversion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to exercise considerable discretion in handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
  • Strong and meticulous follow-up
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems
  • Ability to be flexible, and to learn quickly

Preferred Experience

  • Previous office experience in publishing and/or in handling similar tasks strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a technical and/or production department of a publisher or literary agency
  • Experience uploading to Amazon KDP, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and B&N.
  • Experience with an FTP program like Filezilla, and experience working with metadata in Excel
  • Experience with EPUB conversion and ebook layout, and ideally with Altantis and Stanza
  • Experience with Ingram/Lightning Source and/or POD layout and uploading
  • Experience with online publicity and social networking
  • Experience with website design, such as Frontpage
  • Foreign languages a plus
  • Knowledge of contracts and comfort in working with them

 

Description:
we are seeking a tech-savvy and self-motivated individual for the position of Assistant Literary Agent, answering directly to the President. The position will be primarily focused on all-things ebooks related—converting and formatting files ready for ebook production, uploading them to various platforms, social networking, online publicity, jacket design, POD layout, and overseeing a network of domestic and international distribution. The position will also be heavily focused on books in translation, so while the candidate is only required to speak English, he/she must also be at least comfortable in working with titles in other languages. While the position is tech-heavy and primarily focused on ebooks, it will also sometimes include the traditional duties of an assistant literary agent, administrative and editorial, dealing with authors, editors and others, and assisting the President as needed. It will also require working with contracts and overseeing a network of freelancers. The position will entail an endless and ever-changing array of technical duties, and as no two days will be the same, we need someone who is flexible, adapts easily to change, fast-working, and open to constantly learning in an ever-changing tech environment. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the workings of a literary agency and ebook publishing, in a hands-on position with much responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be very tech-savvy, an independent worker with outstanding administrative skills, a personable demeanor and a love for books, especially commercial fiction. The position will require the candidate to work with highly confidential and sensitive manuscripts, files, passwords, and sales and financial data, so the candidate must be highly trustworthy and have references demonstrating such. This position will also require the candidate to work remotely much of the time, so the candidate must feel comfortable being self-motivated and highly-disciplined. It will allow the candidate great freedom and flexibility of work days/hours—but also require that work goals are met. This position may also occasionally entail editing and/or copyediting, so editorial experience is preferred. The accuracy of every technical detail is crucial, so the candidate must be meticulous and detail-oriented. The position offers room for growth for the right candidate.

To Apply: 
Please email your cover letter and resume to noah@lukeman.com

 

 

mms-logo-header1Metro Media News

Title: Copyeditor

Type: Part-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience editing or proofreading for a newspaper or magazine
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent knowledge of AP Style
  • Good writing skills, including headline writing
  • Comfortable working on a deadline
  • Newspaper design skills a plus

Description: 
Metro, the world’s largest and fastest growing online and print media company, is seeking a part-time copy editor for the New York office. This position will be responsible for proofreading pages in all three editions of Metro US. The position requires excellent knowledge of AP Style as well as grammar, spelling and attention to detail. The candidate should be familiar with a wide variety of topics, as you’ll be responsible for reading news, entertainment and sports pages. The position also will require flexibility in scheduling

To Apply: Visit this site to apply.

 

 

Little Bee Books

logoTitle: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree
• Prior internship or 1–2 years publishing and/or office experience in children’s publishing
• Exceptional writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Must have an understanding and awareness of general children’s marketplace and publishing industry
• Self-directed and independent with the ability to follow through consistently on assignments
• Good time management skills, organized, capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects
• Detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy
• Excellent grammar, spelling, communication, and writing skills
• Copyediting/proofreading experience preferred
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook
• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Must be available to start within four weeks

Description:
We are currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Director of little bee books.

Main responsibilities:
• Traffic and log editorial materials on active projects. Update editorial commissioning schedules on a weekly basis and circulate to relevant staff.
• Organize Editorial Director’s calendar as necessary. Make travel arrangements, set up meetings, and book meeting rooms.
• Liaise with other departments (design, production, sales and marketing, publicity, etc.) to relay messages, follow-up on requests for information, and in general, anticipate when to proactively act on messages.
• Communicate with authors, artists, and agents.
• Create tip sheets, budget drafts, and cover copy for children’s books.
• Proofreading, collating advances, keyboarding text corrections.
• Create and send standard letters/acknowledgements – e.g. proposal rejections/freelance applications.
• Read and evaluate manuscripts or drafts and write reader’s reports.
• Answer phones, e-mail, photocopy, mail material, file correspondence, log invoices, process expenses, and handle general editorial tasks as needed.

To Apply: 
Please email your résumé and cover letter to careers@littlebeebooks.com

Children’s Book Council Event

CBC Children's Book CouncilA Not-To-Be-Missed Event!

The CBC Forum Committee is pleased to present the final event in this year’s “Storm the Gates: Innovations in Direct-to-Consumer Branding, Publicity, and Marketing” Forum series:

CBC ForumMarketing: How outside companies can help you with outreach

Our Forum Committee has reached out to successful companies to hear about the different ways that they can help publishers’ marketing, publicity, and digital media teams engage children, teens, caregivers, librarians, and teachers.

This not-to-be-missed panel will offer key insights from companies including Riffle, Next Big Sound/Book, Book Bub, and Sanborn Media Factory, and will be moderated by talent from Masthead Media.

Alliance buildingDate & Time:

Wednesday, October 22 from 3:30-5 PM

Refreshments from 5-6 PM

Location:

Manny Cantor Center

197 E Broadway at Jefferson St.

New York, NY 10002

Easily accessible from the F train’s East Broadway stop!

The newly-renovated Manny Cantor Center is a gathering place and an inspired space for the entire community to learn, to laugh and to connect. Learn more.

Registration required here by Monday, October 20 at 5PM.

Moderator:

  • Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich, Managing Partner & President of Editorial Operations at Masthead Media


Panelists:

Sample questions for Forum panelists include:

  • Why do you think your particular approach to digital marketing can help publishers better market their books? Have you gotten direct responses from your clients and concrete data proving that your approach works? In other words, can you prove that what your company offers can directly move copies and generate revenue?
  • Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have long been self-promotion tools for authors. How can authors take advantage of new avenues for promoting their brand and their books? Are there new digital tools on the horizon that you would recommend? How would you work directly with an author to help them take advantage of marketing themselves online and beyond?


Remote Access:

If you are a CBC member who is unable to attend in person, you may register to access the meeting remotely.

RSVP here by Monday, October 20 at 5PM ▸▸

Learn more about the CBC Forum Committee here ▸▸

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Around Town: Edgar Allan Poe, InVerse, and more!

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October 18, 1pm
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Ghost tour at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.
Come with us on an excursion to The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage where Poe spent his last days. Sean H. DoyleD. Foy, and Dolan Morgan will read their ghost stories first in the Poe Park Visitor Center, and then we will take a tour of Poe’s penultimate resting place.

Click here for full event details.

 

October 18, 7pm
KGB Bar’s Red Room, 85 East 4th Street New York, NY
10079098.47We love it when so many of our favorite poets get together, for two reasons: 1) It’s the classiest excuse for a drink we can think of, and 2) it reminds us of why we moved to New York in the first place. That might sound sappy and nostalgic for the long, long bygone, but there’s still nothing like gathering in the village for some original, irreverent, and unafraid stanzas. Tonight at InVerse: A Poetry Reading, Michael Robbins (Alien vs. Predator) will share from his new collection, The Second Sex, already receiving wide acclaim for bringing a pop readership to poetry. Also appearing is Aaron Belz, whose Glitter Bomb is a delightfully down-to-earth series, half art, half jokes (because you’ve got to have a sense of humor when writing poems about going to Starbucks), as well as Bianca Stone with her graphic-poetry hybrids. Vanessa Gabb, co-founder of Five Quarterly, and Jason Koo, founder of Brooklyn Poets, will also share from their newest books.

This event is free.

 

Oct. 19, 1pm-2pm
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, New York 10025
Reading and conversation with the treasured author of Number the Stars, The Giver, and many other favorite works for kids and teens. Number the Stars, the Newbery Medal-winning novel about the Occupation of Denmark in the Second World War, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Also appearing will be Sean and Christine Astin, who have purchased the film rights and are proud to be adaptingNumber the Stars for the screen. Ages 9 and up.

Tickets: $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers

 

October 20, 7pm
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Timesbestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

Click here for event page.

 

October 22, 7:30pm-9:30pm
The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 
Christopher Ricks gives three lectures hosted by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The series is inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic, as one who aims “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.” On October 22, Ricks will lecture on “Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny.”

Tickets are $20; Click here for more details.

 

 

Join us for a Literary & Science Event with Walter Isaacson & John Hockenberry

wsf-logoThe World Science Festival, in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, is putting on an event with acclaimed journalist John Hockenberry and author Walter Isaacson, who will discuss creativity, innovation, success and failure.

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
At the New York Historical Society
Few writers can capture the essence of scientific and technological genius as compellingly as Walter Isaacson. Following his award-winning best sellers on Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, Isaacson has now authored The Innovators, a history of the digital revolution and the men and women, many of them largely unknown, who led it. Spanning three centuries, these are the stories of pioneers and visionaries.

Students can buy tickets at 50% off!  Click Here to purchase tickets.

 

Career Services: Broadcasting & Media Event

Interested in working in the media world and broadcasting? Learn what it takes from Maria Dorfner, journalist, author and Pace alumna.

PRESSure: Break into Broadcasting

Date: October 16, 2014

6:30-8:00PM

Location: Aniello Bianco Room

Pace University

1 Pace Plaza, NYC

Maria DorfnerMaria Dorfner, a Pace alumna and former Miss Pace University, is an award-winning journalist, who began her career with an internship at NBC in NYC.  She has since continued working behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera as a researcher, writer, reporter, producer and co-anchor. She helped launch CNBC in 1989, and later developed, senior produced, and co-anchored 7 health series there.  She is the founder of NewsMD Communications, specializing in health stories. She has produced hour-long documentaries for Discovery Health Channel, and talk show pilots, which were successfully nationally syndicated. She is in Marquis Who’s Who in American Women and the recipient of an Outstanding Leadership Abilities and Commitment to the Advancement of Women in Media award from Pace University, National Association of Women in Corporate America, and the National Association of Female Executives. Most recently, she founded Healthy Within Network (HWN).  She is the author of 3 books.  One called “Healthy Within” is nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Spring 2015.

PRESSure: Break into Broadcasting, offers a behind-the-scenes, first-hand account of what it’s really like to work in broadcasting.  She will cover real life challenges, competition, best advice, mentorship and the art of storytelling with outstanding tips from three decades of experience in the industry.  Any aspiring writers, producers, reporters, anchors and anyone working in communications can benefit from attending this talk. She will be available for a consultation and to answer questions after her talk.  Her book will also be available on site for attendees.

To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Barry Miller at bmiller@pace.edu.

Around Town: The New York Comic Con and More

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The New York Comic Con is coming to town!
Mark your calendars, folks! The New York Comic Con will be at the Javits Center through October 9–12. Beyond the usual attractions, there will be panels discussing the future of self-publishing and finding success in comics, among others. Find the full list here.

 

October 5th, 2014
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
Join Barnes & Noble for a New York Comic-Con Super Week Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobook Performance and Q&A with Fred Berman (narrator of the Walking Dead series), Matthew Brown (narrator of Amy Kathleen Ryan’s Skychasers series, Mary E.Pearson’s Jenna Fox Chronicles, and Julie Cross’s Tempest Trilogy), and Rebecca Soler (narrator of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles). Leanna Renee Hiber will be moderating.

October 6th, 2014, at 7 pm
150 E 86th St., New York
Acclaimed actor, director, producer and now memoirist, Alan Cumming seems to succeed at everything he tries. And yet it’s so hard to hate him for it. The enviable man of many talents speaks tonight with author Tom Santopietro about his memoir, Not My Father’s Son, his relationship with his father and his family’s deeply buried secrets.

Event is free.

October 7th, 2014
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
One of life’s most simple pleasures is to be read to. Emma Galvin (narrator of Darren Shan’s Zom-B Series), Katherine Kellgren (performer in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles), and Sean Runette (narrator of Andrew Fukuda’s Hunt Triology series) will tell us what it’s like to be the voice doing the reading.

1318_Coverspy_Book_Swap_3.thumbnailOctober 10th, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Strand’s Super-Spooky Book Swap + Costume Contest!
Have Nancy Drew’s classic bob? Know a Brooklyn buddy whose beard screams Captain Ahab? Maybe that mink coat your grandma gave you doubles perfectly for Edward Gorey’s!

Let Strand and CoverSpy help you gear up for Halloween in style with a book swap and literary costume contest… Bring three books to trade and come dressed as a favorite character or author for the chance to win awesome prizes! We’ll take care of the rest including wine, Argo Tea, goodies from Billy’s Bakery, Sigmund’s Pretzels and giveaways from Strand, The Bean and other NYC hotspots. Admission is $15.

Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis Group, Rodale, and Grosset and Dunlap

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Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 10.42.28 AMTitle: Editorial Assistant/Research

Location: NYC

Requirements: 
Ideal candidates will be extremely well organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities / handle many projects simultaneously. Some publishing experience preferred.

Qualified candidates will possess a B.A. or equivalent educational experience, a facility with standard computer programs (Windows, Microsoft Office, internet research skills, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills.

Description:
Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, seeks an Editorial Assistant for the Routledge Research program. The Routledge Research program is Routledge’s home for leading edge research books and is one of the largest and most distinctive monograph programs in academic publishing. Routledge Research was created in 1995 and has since expanded to include all areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Editorial Assistant will support two Editors with all phases of the book publication process in the fields of Education, Psychology, Classics and Archaeology, Law, and Library and Information Science – from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production; soliciting and chasing peer reviews of book proposals and manuscripts under consideration; creating and maintaining reports, forms, and files; monitoring schedules, delivery dates, and publication dates ensuring publication to schedule; liaising and communicating with other departments, external authors, and editors around the world; maintaining databases and systems; drafting and sending author and contributor contracts; writing copy for marketing materials; and responding to other internal and external enquiries as needed. Responsibilities may include convention travel, market research, and related tasks.

To Apply:
For consideration for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: employment@taylorandfrancis.com to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department. Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement. *Only responses with salary history and salary requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Human Resources Department Taylor and Francis Group 711 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC 10017 EOE

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logoWomen’s Health – Rodale

Title: Editorial Assistant, Women’s Health

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:

  • Several editorial internships under his/her belt
  • An interest in integrative health, psychology, relationships, fitness, and food
  • A strong service-journalism sensibility
  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Description:
Women’s Health magazine is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to support the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial staff. This individual will be expected to participate actively in a fun culture of innovation and teamwork. The position is based in Women’s Health’s New York office.

Key responsibilities include: Performing administrative tasks for the Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief,
working closely with the senior members of the Editorial Team in a support capacity, assisting with magazine copy flow and administrative needs, researching stories for the magazine and Women’s Health branded projects, pitching and writing about news & trends for various departments, and writing and/or editing front-of-book articles.

To Apply: Visit Rodale’s website and apply online.

 

 

GrossetDunlapGrosset and Dunlap, Penguin Young Readers

Title: Assistant Production Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:

  •  A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work quickly yet effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel

Description:
Penguin Random House seeks an Assistant Production Editor for Grosset & Dunlap, part of the Penguin Young Readers Group. The imprint has a strong trade, mass market, and school presence. It publishes fun and informative books for children, 0-12 years of age. In addition to popular chapter book series, it expands in-house brands such as: The Little Engine That Could, The World of Eric Carle, and Llama Llama; it continues the legacy of Beatrix Potter; publishes Grosset Vintage ? a series of children’s books with mid-century origins, leads the non-fiction market with its Who Was and Smithsonian programs; and works with Cartoon Network and other licensors on media tie-in publishing.

The Assistant Production Editor will work on all phases of text and cover processes, from manuscript to bound books, routes production materials, and assisting with data maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

– Copyediting covers and manuscripts and proofreading typeset pages
– Reviewing and fact-checking sketches and artwork for consistency and accuracy
– Routing and tracking materials to and from editorial, design and production
– Maintaining the department’s production notes
– Working on other managing/production editorial projects as needed

To Apply: Fill out the online application.

Pace University’s Job and Internship Fair

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Whether you’re just beginning classes in the program, or you’ve graduated already withe a Dyson degree, employment is probably something that you’ve been thinking about since before you graduated with your Bachelor’s degree.

With over 100 employers, the  Fall 2014 NYC Internship & Job Fair on Thursday, October 2nd in the C Level Gym and Student Union, you have an opportunity to put yourself out there and possibly procure your dream job or internship! The event is scheduled to run from 2pm to 5pm, so come prepared to meet with hiring professionals in your field, with plenty of copies of your resumé to distribute.

Register online: bit.ly/paceunyc14

Look out for the following companies who are looking specifically for Publishing students:

  • Crain Communications, Inc. (Looking for Marketing Coordinator, Front End Developer)
  • Discovery Communications (Looking for Sales Assistant, General internships, Communications Intern, Ad Sales Intern)
  • Fever (Looking for Operations Associate, Marketing Associate, Intern, Copywriter Intern, Content Associate)
  • Simon & Schuster (Looking for intern)
  • The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) (Looking for Marketing Intern, Literary Intern, General Management Intern, Development Intern)
  • Viacom (Looking for Internship)
  • ZenithOptimedia (Looking for Media Trainee, Intern)

Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!
Click here for a full list of employers who will be present at the fair.