Scout Books & Media INC Intern needed

Dear Potential Candidates,

Scout Books & Media, Inc. , a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm is looking for an intern for busy publishing office . They  work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with publishers and brands. Publishing clients include Time Inc, Scholastic, Bearport, Rowman and Littlefield, and more.

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Scout is a small company with a rapidly growing book program — a motivated intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, about photo research and creative direction of book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like.Scout  Books & Media was founded by Susan Knopf in 2011 as a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  Her previous experience includes packaging books with Reading Rainbow in its fledgling days, headed up publishing imprints at HarperCollins, Penguin, and Parachute (producer of John Deere, Seventeen magazine, Goosebumps, and Mary-Kate & Ashley books).

In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other book producers if interested.

Intern will be involved with editorial development and research, photo research and rights, presentation materials, and more.

Contact: scoutbooksandmedia@gmail.com

Thieme Publisher Part-time Editorial Assistant

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—PART TIME

Thieme Publishers Inc., an award-winning international medical and science publisher, seeks a well-organized and creative candidate for a Part-time Editorial Assistant.

The Editorial Assistant will manage author relations and manuscript flow; track, review and log manuscript and art; and perform administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will:
–understand all aspects of editorial development of heavily illustrated, high-quality medical books;
–be comfortable working within tight deadlines with demanding authors and be able to confidently manage multiple projects simultaneously;
–be able to work independently, while contributing to the success of a highly focused editorial team;
— liaise with production, sales, marketing at all stages of project;
— be comfortable developing products (content and structure) for media neutral delivery (electronic and print products);
–have excellent written and spoken English; and
–have previous experience.

Please apply by contacting Mary Jo Casey at 862-703-1878 or maryjo.casey@thieme.com

Volunteers Needed for the Brooklyn Book Festival (Sunday, Sept. 20)

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Hello Students,

The Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter will once again be exhibiting at the annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20, and they need your help!

They are looking for members to volunteer at the WNBA-NYC booth (#149) for 2-hour shifts between 10am and 6pm.

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 10am-6pm, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralem St., Brooklyn NY. For more information and a schedule of festival events, see their website at brooklynbookfestival.org .

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Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members at one of the most fantastic book events in New York City! Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, various book events, and great company!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Alaina Waagner at awaagner@gmail.com. Let her know what timeframes that are best for you, and she will contact you directly this week.

RobbReport.com Fall internship

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Dear Potential Candidates,

RobbReport.com. is seeking an editorial intern, who is a motivated student with strong writing skills and attention to detail.

Details

Position: Part time editorial intern 15 to 20 hours per week, $10 per hour.

Start date: ASAP

Length: Fall semester

Overall: This internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience at a media company working on both the print content and website.

Duties: The role involves supporting the executive editor, style in researching for stories; assisting on photo shoots; requesting and trafficking samples; researching and writing credits for the magazine; writing short stories for the RobbReport.com website.

If you are interested please contact Jill Newman.(jilln@robbreport.com)

“Pub(lication) Crawl”

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The Society of Publication Designers is an organization that promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach.One of the student events they hold every fall is the “Pub(lication) Crawl”. It’s a tour of 3 magazine design departments, where you get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine. It’s a daytime event on Friday Oct. 2nd and the cost is $15.00. It’s also a great networking opportunity for students. If you are interested, check their website and register soon, as space is limited and they always sell out.

Welcome Back, Students!

September 9, 2015

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

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I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 33 new students and 59 current students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for the Fall 2015, a total of 92 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term. This semester is very special because we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of the Publishing program!

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Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Susan Katz will give the fall semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Ms. Katz was formerly president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books and will serve as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year. Her lecture will take place in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza at the NYC campus from 6-8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At that time the Pace University Publishing Department will host the sixth Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8pm. The dinner gives us opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates, as well as celebrate our 30th anniversary. Please make every effort to attend both events.
We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.

Sincerely,

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press

Welcome Back

Welcome back for the Fall 2015 semester!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the MS in Publishing program!

professor-denning1Be sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information. We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week. Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs of the Week, and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC. We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features as well as our Media Roundups and Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc. so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to contribute) and Volunteer and Events postings.

In addition, we also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities so be sure to bookmark the blog. As you embark on your internship search don’t forget to go to the Internship Resources tab (http://mspub.blogs.pace.edu/internship-resources/).There are great links here to assist you with your search.

The blog also includes Faculty and Staff Bios —a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors (http://mspub.blogs.pace.edu/faculty-and-staff-bios/ )! In addition, the Publishing Links that run along the left side of the blog are also a great resource for networking and additional educational opportunities.

This semester we also have a number of great events on campus for you to attend including an on-site visit to the new HarperCollins (http://www.harpercollins.com/) offices on November 17th (details to follow)) and a fascinating panel on Women Writing About the Environment on Nov. 11th at Pace’s downtown campus (details to follow) and co-sponsored by the WNBA (http://wnba-nyc.org/). Mark your calendars!

I would also like to take this time to thank you for your contributions to and feedback on the blog and we hope that you are finding it to be a useful resource. Please feel free to email me (jdenning@pace.edu) with any suggestions or comments you have. We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information. And, for students interested in getting putting together some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful semester!

Jane Kinney-Denning

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
Blog Editor