Writer’s House Fall Internship Program

Dear Potential Candidates,

Writer's HouseI hope you are each well and enjoying the summer.  If you are receiving this e-mail you’ve previously expressed interest in the Writers House Intern Program, Autumn 2015. The program is scheduled 16 weeks. As it stands, we’ll commence the term either the week of Monday, September 28th or Monday, October 5th.  In either case, that Monday would be mandatory for all participating interns. Please know all interns work a 24 hour per week schedule. There is a $200 per month stipend paid-out to each intern.

If you are still interested in being considered, please reply to the following:

  1. Who are the authors on our list you enjoy reading the most?
  2. What genres do you enjoy the most?
  3. If needed, could you start on either September 28th or October 5th?
  4. Would you like to be considered for the subsidiary rights internship too? (SEE RED BELOW)

Also, please review and choose (by number) up to three categories (in order of interest).

  1. SCT/SOU: Literary fiction.
  2. ALV: Science fiction/ fantasy. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  3. BR: Young adult. Middle grade. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  4. J/T: Upmarket non-fiction. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction. Thrillers. Crime fiction. Narrative non-fiction.
  5. NO: Children’s picture books, children’s books. YA. Middle grade. Adult fiction and non-fiction.
  6. SY: Women’s fiction. Non-fiction. YA. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  7. BH: YA. Romance. Paranormal. Historical fiction. Women’s fiction.
  8. AC: Guy books: sports, military, etc. Thrillers. Mysteries. Crime fiction. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  9. V/A: Books about young girls discovering themselves. Picture books. Middle grade. YA. Upmarket fiction. Literary fiction. Nonfiction.

SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

•             Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
•             Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
•             Managing book requests from publishers
•             Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
•             Analyzing royalty statements

For more information on the Writers House Intern Program, please call or e-mail Michael Mejias at 212-685-2400 x 150 or at mmejias@writershouse.com

Scribe Inc. Job Opportunity

ScribeNetScribe seeks a dynamic, technically savvy, Editorial Developer to assist in the development of our editorial processes and training. A candidate must possess solid editorial skills and be adept at electronic publishing. Following a period of training in Scribe’s basic methodology and approach, the Editorial Developer will be responsible for developing the methods, approaches to accessibility, changes in sequence, and other processes that will be needed to successfully develop publications in computer-driven publishing. The Editorial Developer will work collaboratively with our editorial staff to develop, test, document, and train Scribe and subscriber staff in the methods we develop.

Duties:

  • Editing publications
  • Develop editorial processes (including testing and documentation)
  • Train editors

Qualifications:

Candidates must be focused, highly organized, computer savvy, and have strong copyediting skills. Advanced use of Microsoft Word, knowledge of the standard style guides, and full comfort in electronic workflows are necessary. An ideal candidate will be excited by current developments in publishing, especially electronic books. Knowledge
of HTML, XML, experience delivering professional training, or fluency in another language (especially Spanish) is preferred.

Location: Dania Beach, FL or Philadelphia, PA
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with duties and ability. Standard Scribe benefits package includes health insurance, a retirement plan, and vacation time.
Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to Mark Fretz via e-mail at mfretz@scribenet.com

Cleis Press Internship Opportunity

Cleis PressCleis Press/Viva Editions is seeking publishing interns to help our dynamic publishing team, now located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

You will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Marketing Associate to help with promoting books and authors through print, electronic and online media as well as special events in the New York area. You will gain experience in:

-Developing targeted media lists, press materials and themed pitches to national and niche media outlets
-Following up on media inquiries by sending review copies and info
-Posting & monitoring social media to promote titles and authors
-Updating marketing/publicity pages on the websites
-Assisting during publicity events, readings and book launches
– Working with marketing, production and editorial management

The internship is unpaid and candidates must commit to 12-16 hours per week in the office for a term of 10-12 weeks.

Requirements

Candidates must register for academic credit internship with their college or university (fall, spring, summer) with official documentation on school letterhead confirming this information for acceptance.

We are looking for an undergraduate student who is majoring in Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or English. This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with some experience in creating content for Web and social media. Familiarity with email databases or web analytics tools would be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.

Please send resume and cover letter with a writing sample (1-2 pages) via email to Susan Twum-Bahh, at  Stwumbaah@cleispress.com.

YOUR EXPERT NATION Job Opportunity

 

YOUR EXPERT NATIONYOUR EXPERT NATION Inc is a full-service marketing firm, launched by book publishing veteran Bridget Marmion in Spring 2012 and working with industry experts around the country.  Our clients include publishers, writers interested in supporting the marketing and publicity professionals on their publisher’s team, or writers planning to publish their own work. Your Expert Nation offers marketing, publicity, social media including set up, coaching, and strategic services, as well as a series of Events.

DUTIES: The Project Manager/Executive Assistant will be expected to perform an equal blend of project management and administrative Tasks. You would maintain the current, in place processes to help the office and multiple projects run smoothly. Our experienced new colleague would be expected to suggest improvements that will increase productivity.

Provide administrative support of all sorts, which includes keeping the project management (Solve 360) database current, and using its features to maintain and track office and Project/Expert workflow. Responsibilities would include tracking Proposal/Project flow of each project and general follow up.

There will be increased responsibility in campaigns and client contact based on candidate’s experience, interest and ability.  This would include a role in assembling and promoting our popular bi-monthly event, our CONFERENCE ROOM CONFAB series.  Admin tasks include setting up, attending and minutes for our important weekly, quarterly and annual meetings, Expert/Client meetings in person and/or via Webex calls, plus misc follow up with the campaign team; tracking Project fees and payments; general back up for a busy company owner.

Have you been down-sized recently or retired early but still want to work with Authors and marketing professionals, but at 24 hours a week, not 60 hours a week:)? We’re looking for someone interested in marketing in this ever-changing world and willing to wear a few hats in our small firm, to help us ‘bring more eyes to the work’ of a growing list of clients and to move our great projects along efficiently.

This is a part-time job, 24 hours a week, working in the YEN office off Union Square, in office two days, ideally on Monday and Wednesday, 10:00-4:00. Days can be discussed. Working remotely for the balance of the hours.  The salary is $480 a week. W-9 form is provided. ONLY THOSE ABLE TO COMMIT TO A LONG-TERM PART-TIME JOB (MINIMUM OF 18 MONTHS) SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.  Position available September 1.

Requirements for the position:

  • Project Management and extensive office experience
  • Experience in book publishing
  • Highly organized
  • Discreet and reliable
  • Experienced in Misc Office Procedures and Systems, databases. Solve 360 coaching provided
  • PC and Mac experience
  • Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint
  • Social Media Sophistication a Plus
  • Marketing Experience a Plus
  • Photo/Design Experience a Plus
  • Event Management Experience a Plus
  • Tech/Computer Trouble Shooting Skills a Plus

Please e-mail Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu for more information on how to apply.

End of Summer Classes

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Summer classes have officially ended! We know you have all worked hard to get ahead in your studies, and now it is time to celebrate. While you enjoy the rest of your summer off, we here at the blog will also be taking a short break.

Expect regular blog posts to resume at the beginning of the fall semester, September 2, 2015. In the meantime, if you have any questions please e-mail Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Happy summer!

New York Public Library
New York Public Library

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Open Road Integrated Media Fall Internships

Open Road Integrated Media Managing Editorial Internship Opportunity

OpenRoadOpen Road Integrated Media has openings for two unpaid (school credit) interns to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its publishing operations department.

The managing editorial interns will assist the managing editorial department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production, including preparing hard copy files for digitization, device QA, data entry, departmental administrative tasks (mailing, scanning, etc.), and some proofreading.

The managing editorial interns will report to the managing editor assistant and work closely with editorial, production, and design team members.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, and others)
  • Proofread POD files
  • Enter descriptive copy and other metadata as needed in title management system
  • Create title and copyright pages
  • Prep books for digitization
  • Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata
  • Assist in keeping title reports up-to-date and accurate

Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing
  • Knowledge of ereader devices and social media helpful

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Cassie Gutman, Managing Editorial Assistant, at cgutman@openroadmedia.com.

Perseus Books Group Paid Internship Program

Perseus_Books_Group_LogoThe Perseus Books Group offers paid internship opportunities in five of our offices in areas such as editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights and production.

Internship opportunities are available at: New York, NY; Boston, MA, Berkeley, CA, Philadelphia, PA; and Minneapolis, MN

The internship program at Perseus Books Group aims to provide an overall introduction to the book publishing industry. The intern will gain hands-on experience and learn many of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Flexibility, the ability to remain calm under pressure, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, Microsoft computer competency and social media literacy are required.

The Fall 2015 Internship Program will last 10 weeks beginning in September and extending through December. Interns will be assigned positions within one or several of our specialized departments:
*Editorial ***Publicity ***Contracts
*Design ***Marketing ***Subsidiary Rights
*Production ***Sales ***Cartography

Internships are determined based on the applicant’s interests and qualifications and on our business needs. When you apply, please be specific as to your area of interest and preferred location(s) in your cover letter.

Interns will work in conjunction with professionals, helping with day to day responsibilities, departmental projects and may have the opportunity to attend departmental meetings.

Requirements
• College student or recent graduate
• Minimum commitment of 20 hours /week
• Strong interest in book publishing
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Very detail oriented

This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Interns must be able to make arrangements to live in the metropolitan area in which the internship resides, over the course of the program. While we are able to provide some informal advice, we do not have an official housing program.

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties.
Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo, Lifelong Books, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs and Nation Books, and joint ventures with Weinstein Books and The Daily Beast. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution Publishers Group West, and Legato, the Perseus Books Group is also the nation’s leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers.

Applications will be accepted through August 15th and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

How to Apply For This Internship:
To apply for the Fall 2015 Internship program, please send a cover letter indicating your interest in The Perseus Books Group and describing your career goals. Include a resume and writing sample with your application to: Human Resources: Attn. Fall 2015 Internship Program at hr@perseusbooks.com.