Internship: Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-2-07-21-pmThe Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency is looking for someone who is hard-working, conscientious, and detail-minded for an unpaid position, working at least 16 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. This minimum is negotiable but is preferred.

Additionally, while there is no guarantee of employment as a result of an internship with the agency, many of our interns have gone on to work in various areas of publishing.

This is a small office, and the intern would be trained in a number of areas, including but not limited to: use of a software program used by a variety of literary agencies and publishers, the nature of the submission process both domestically and internationally, along with other various projects, including book marketing, blog research, contract audits, and database maintenance. Our interns will gain a strong understanding of publishing and the inner workings of a well-established literary agency, with a strong track record both domestically and internationally.

If you are interested, please provide your contact information, resume, and a short explanation of why you would be a good candidate.

Students interested in this internship should send the requested materials to:
Ariana Philips
aphilips@jvnla.com

Upcoming Event: Book Industry Guild of NY September Event

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The Book Industry Guild of New York is going to be hosting an event where Chris Jackson, an editor for Penguin Random House, will have a one-on-one conversation with Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid at the Book Industry Guild of New York on September 13.

The discussion will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about Jackson’s remarkable publishing career, his work with authors such as Ta Nehisi-Coates, Eddie Huang, and Jay Z, and Jackson’s strong interest in bringing diverse, multicultural voices to a worldwide audience.

Date/Time of Event: Tuesday, September 13, at 6:15 PM for the speaking session; 5:15 PM for the professional networking event

Location: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, NYC.

Admission: The speaking session is free for students who bring valid student ID and reservation. For non-students, there is a $5 admission fee to attend the speaker portion of the event, and a $40/$60 fee for BIGNY members/non-members respectively. All major credit cards are accepted online, and all major credit cards as well as cash and checks are also accepted at the door.

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Chris Jackson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World Books, a just relaunched imprint of Random House. Previously, Jackson was an Executive Editor at Spiegel & Grau from its founding in 2006. Prize-winning and bestselling authors he edited at Spiegel & Grau include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, Wes Moore, Victor LaValle, and Jay Z. Jackson is a native of New York, where he currently resides.

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Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online coverage of graphic novel and comics publishing, and cohost of More to Come, PW Comics World’s weekly podcast.

Job Opportunity: Journal Sales Executive for Taylor & Francis Group Publishers

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Taylor & Francis Group is a global publisher of 2,300 academic journals and 3,000 new books per year, covering the breadth of humanities, social sciences, hard sciences and recently added clinical medical content.  Our journals program is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. and Philadelphia, PA.  Taylor & Francis is part of the Informa Group, a global information provider for the academic, professional and commercial markets.

Journal Sales Executive

The Journals Division of Taylor & Francis Group, a division of informa and leading academic publisher, has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic sales professional to join its growing sales team. This is a great opportunity for early to mid-level professionals to fine tune their sales skills with a great company. This position reports to the Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern U.S.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase and promote sales of T&F online journal products throughout assigned region
  • Identify, maintain and develop current and prospective customer accounts and actively pursue opportunities for growth and development
  • Manage account details through CRM software and track and share lead information throughout all stages of the sales process
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers and generate customized quotes
  • Successfully negotiate and execute sales agreements
  • Produce regular reports on sales activity and development opportunities
  • Assist in the development of sale proposals and management reports
  • Meet with customers and attend library meetings and industry events as required
  • Estimated travel 35-40%

Qualifications: Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced presentation skills at all levels of business. Effective account management skills and the ability to form strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally. Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional, confident, and goal oriented. Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree plus one – two years’ previous sales/marketing experience. Previous publishing experience, understanding of academic library environment, and/or specific industry knowledge (pharma, biotech, chemical, etc) desired. Proficiency with Windows applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, required. Previous experience with CRM software helpful. Overnight travel required.

Please note: the main location of this position is in Philadelphia, PA, so applicants must be willing and able to accommodate this. Full-time work from home/remote based employment is not available.

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and we are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.

Our network of offices has grown to include representatives in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg. This has enabled Taylor & Francis Group staff to provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors, as well as tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues in institutions around the world. We have a passion for digital distribution (we are one of the leading publishers of online journals and eBooks) and are committed to distributing and making our journals as widely available as possible to not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,800 journals and over 4,000 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 60,000 specialist titles. We are providers of quality information and knowledge that enable our customers to perform their jobs efficiently, enhance their education, and help contribute to the advancement of their chosen market sectors.

Students interested in this job must apply through the HR system at this link. For more insight into Taylor & Francis Group, please visit their main site at taylorandfrancis.com.

Job Opportunity: Journal Sales Administrator for Taylor & Francis Group Publishers

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Taylor & Francis Group is a global publisher of 2,300 academic journals and 3,000 new books per year, covering the breadth of humanities, social sciences, hard sciences and recently added clinical medical content.  Our journals program is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. and Philadelphia, PA.  Taylor & Francis is part of the Informa Group, a global information provider for the academic, professional and commercial markets.

Journal Sales Administrator

The Journals Sales Department of Taylor & Francis Group Publishers has an opening for a Journal Sales Administrator. This position supports all aspects of the North American library sales team, specifically the Northeastern Region, and is responsible for the following tasks:

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing other duties as assigned
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software
  • Conduct customer subscription research and analysis activities with sales team and build interpretive reports based on the data
  • Create and build customer communication including quotes and reports
  • Trouble shoot and resolve customer claim issues relating to access to online content
  • Arrange meetings and manage and maintain executive schedule
  • Work with the US sales team to meet division revenue objectives and other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements:

  • Advanced fluency and proficiency in (Excel), knowledge of CRM software and the ability to quickly adapt to new applications as required;
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to proactively identify and address problems;
  • Previous administrative support or customer service, processing, and support experience required
  • Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional and confident.
  • The location of this position is in Philadelphia, PA, so applicants must be willing and able to accommodate this. Work from home/remote based employment is not available.

Industry – Academic Publishing
Full time – two to five years’ experience – degree preferred not required

Students interested in this job must apply through the HR system at this link. For more insight into Taylor & Francis Group, please visit their main site at taylorandfrancis.com.

Internship: Crooked Lane Books

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Title/Position: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY

Crooked Lane Books is looking for a creative, ambitious, and versatile intern to join our team. This is a unique, ground floor opportunity with immediate chances for learning and growth that would challenge any editorial intern. Duties include general administrative tasks, evaluation of submissions, and assistance with all aspects of the publishing process including marketing and production.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Support the publishing process from acquisition through publication.
  • Interact with all departments at Crooked Lane, including editorial, publicity, marketing, production, art, sales, and rights.
  • Review and evaluate submissions and draft reader’s reports and declines.
  • Distribute marketing material to bookstores and publicity outlets.
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Have a working knowledge of social media and experience building social media presence.
  • Research special projects as they arise.

The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with interest or experience in book publishing. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented and are able to work on projects that require a diverse skill set and rigorous analytical thinking and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously. S/he must be passionate about books and the processes that deliver them to readers. S/he should be independent, professional, and poised to launch his/her publishing career. An interest in mysteries is a plus.

About Crooked Lane Books

Founded in 2014, Crooked Lane Books is the first imprint from the publishing house Quick Brown Fox & Co. Our goal is to produce the highest quality mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles for crime fiction readers in both print and electronic editions. Our business relationships include some of the most innovative and respected companies in the industry, including Legato/Perseus Distribution, Bookspan book clubs, and Blackstone audio books. With our experienced team, hands-on approach, and innovative marketing techniques, Crooked Lane Books partners with each author to consistently excite, delight, and entertain passionate readers of genre fiction.

Crooked Lane Books, a small but burgeoning mystery fiction imprint, is looking to hire an intern for the fall semester. We’re very interested in hiring someone with a strong desire to pursue a career in book publishing. The position is a paid opportunity available immediately, with flexible dates and times and a minimum of two full days a week. I’ve attached the full job listing, which includes a bit more about the company and the role.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Sarah Poppe
Editorial Assistant, Crooked Lane Books
sarah.poppe@crookedlanebooks.com

Internship: Scout Books & Media Inc.

internship alertscoutbooks&mediaIntern needed for Scout Books & Media Inc., a busy book packager. We work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, and consult with publishers and brands. We work with well-known publishers including Time Inc., Scholastic, Bearport, Highlights, and Rowman and Littlefield, and we produce custom publishing projects for individuals and companies. 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, conduct hands-on photo and illustration research, learn about book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like. 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 and attend occasional meetings and panel discussions. Intern candidate should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Must be for course credit.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu