Jobs of the Week

New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

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

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational, and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn, and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

Around Town: Sept. 19th – Sept. 26th

I hope everyone’s semester is off to a great start! To make it even better, why not check out a few events around town this week.

John Freeman Presents Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

When: September 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Freeman is an American writer, literary critic, former editor of the literary magazine Granta, and former president of the National Book Critic Circle. At this event, Freeman will be presenting Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, an anthology containing 36 author stories and experiences that investigate “the profound gap between the wealthiest and the poorest in this nation” (Greenlight). There will be “a reading and panel discussion with authors Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ru Freeman, Lawrence Joseph and Jess Rulifson, who contributed pieces to the anthology.”

For more information, click here.

 PLG Fiction Book Group

When: September 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Greenlight general manager Alexis hosts a book club every month at their Prospect Lefferts Gardens store. The PLG Fiction Book Group “discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics.” This month, they are reading Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, Carthage. This is “a mesmerizing novel that examines grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war through the story of a young girl’s disappearance in a small Adirondack town.” Not only will you get the chance to discuss the plot and themes of Carthage, you will also be able to connect with others who are interested in reading and discussing fiction.

For more information, click here.

An Evening with Europa Editions

When: September 21, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: 686 Fulton street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Europa Editions is a multi-award winning independent publisher of quality fiction. Its mission is “to bring fresh international voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality editions that have a distinct look and consistently high levels of editorial standards.” Greenlight will be hosting this event celebrating two of Europa Editions’ publications by authors Chantel Acevedo and Santiago Gamboa.

Chantel Acevedo is a “master storyteller” and will be presenting her newest novel, The Living Infinite, a historical book “based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family’s reign.”

Santiago Gamboa is a Columbian writer and will be presenting his novel, Return to the Dark Valley, “a mesmerizing polyphonic novel that spans three continents and two centuries as it weaves a tale about dislocation, the violent urges that can bring about regeneration, and the impossibility of return.”

For more information, click here.

Black Book Expo

When: September 23, 2017 @ 10am to 6pm

Where: National Black Theater Inc, 2031 5th Avenue, (Between 126th Street and 125th Street), New York, NY 10035

Cost: $15

Black Expo America Inc. is a “tradeshow, expo planning, and marketing company that produces business expos and conferences in major cities such as New York, NY, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, etc.” Their mission is “to restore, revitalize and re-energize the African American, Caribbean and African community through the promotion of entrepreneurship coupled with personal growth and business development.”

The 1st Annual Black Book Expo is an event to celebrate and promote the diversity of the written and spoken word. This event will feature emerging authors, poetry performances, a children’s corner, panel discussions, and workshops.

For more information, click here.

Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.

Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

For more information, click here.

The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal (linda@loewenthal.co – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Jobs of the Week

Bonnier Publishing – Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator

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

Bonnier Publishing is one of the largest publishing companies in the United Kingdom, with divisions in Australia and the United States. They have many imprints across the world, but the US division includes Little Bee Books (children’s literature), Weldon Owen (adult nonfiction), and Sizzle Press (media and licensing). While Weldon Owen operates out of San Fransisco, CA, Little Bee Books and Sizzle Press operate out of New York, NY.

On Startwire, the job post states:

“Bonnier Publishing USA is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, organized and flexible Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator to join our team! In this role you will be responsible for providing day-to-day support for our marketing and publicity departments. The Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator will help to ensure that the Marketing and Publicity department runs smoothly by assisting senior marketing and publicity staff with campaigns from inspection through execution and providing general administrative support for the Director of Marketing and Publicity.”

What You’ll Be Doing:

Marketing:

  • Coordinating and managing social media calendar, and assisting with blogger outreach, partnerships, and giveaways
  • Acting as a department liaison between publisher and distribution partner
  • Coordinating information for, and in some cases uploading information to, Title Information sheets for all books
  • Coordinating and executing marketing mailings
  • Coding all marketing invoices, receiving approvals, submitting to AP, and tracking spending
  • Uploading content including excerpts, reviews, videos, book descriptions, bios, and endorsements to in-house and external systems and websites
  • Representing publisher at select trade shows and assisting with booth set-up and break-down
  • Other marketing or general duties as requested or assigned

Publicity:

  • Helping to create publicity materials such as press releases, author bios, Q&A’s
  • Preparing mailings of publicity/press materials and books to reviewers and other media contact.
  • Responding to incoming press queries in a timely manner, pulling artwork and excerpts for journalists
  • Internal reporting – clip, quantify and help track and log press coverage across print, online and broadcast
  • Developing, compiling and maintaining accurate and current information for media contact database and local and national media lists
  • Assisting with event preparations and talent care including travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Other publicity or general duties as requested or assigned

For more information and to apply, go to Startwire.

The Creative Group: Publishing Assistant

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

The Creative Group is a marketing agency dedicated to “connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent on a project, contract-to-hire or full-time basis” (Glassdoor).

Accoring to Robert Half:

“The Creative Group is looking for an innovative and talented publishing assistant who is comfortable with graphic design and production work. If you’re an innovative thinker who enjoys working independently as well as collaborating with colleagues, apply today.”

What you will get to do every single day:
  • Be responsible for the design, layout and formatting of materials. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements
  • Publish all content to the company website and ensuring all materials adhere to the company’s aesthetic and style guide
  • Create email campaigns and maintain distribution lists
Requirements:
  • 1-2 years of experience using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to follow brand guidelines and be extremely detail oriented
 For more information and to apply, go to Robert Half.
Oxford University Press: Development Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 3–5 years

Oxford University Press works out of the University of Oxford. They are committed to “excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide” (OUP).

According to Oxford University Press’s site:

“Our publishing program is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Development Editor to continue developing our portfolio of interactive online courses aimed at researchers, teachers and students in Higher Education. In this newly created role, you will oversee the development of content and pedagogy across new and flagship courses. Reporting jointly to the Commissioning Editor in New York and the Head of Publishing in London, responsibilities will include:

  • Market research into instructor and user challenges, decision drivers, use of teaching and learning materials, and future needs
  • Input into course outlines, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Plan and develop the pedagogical approach to be used in each course
  • Identify key subject experts to join programs as Authors and Reviewers, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Attend launch workshops with collaborating universities and facilitate workshop discussion to achieve feedback on program content and pedagogy
  • Manage the Advisor, Author and Reviewer teams to achieve delivery on schedule and to plan, working alongside the editorial team
  • Carry out in-depth assessments of draft content from authors to ensure it meets market needs, paying particular attention to the strategic vision, learning outcomes, pedagogy and user experience
  • Work with authors to develop content as necessary, in particular leading on the creation and refinement of interactive elements and activities to convey information or test knowledge
  • Create review panels of subject experts, assess feedback on draft material and provide guidance to authors in line with the strategic vision for the program
  • Input into design, animations and illustrations, working alongside commissioning, editorial and design teams
  • Ensure the final published program achieves its strategic aim and meets the needs of the market
  • Work closely with the international sales and marketing teams to share product info and positioning, and collaborate on key customer leads and opportunities
  • Be a champion for the programs, internally and externally (at launch workshops with customers, at conferences etc.)

Requirements:

  • Experience developing content
  • Experience publishing digital courses or online resources
  • Awareness of trends and developments in e-learning
  • Understanding of trends in Higher Education
  • 3–5 years of experience in the publishing industry preferred

For more information and to apply, visit Oxford University Press.

Around Town: Sept. 12th – Sept. 19th


While we are busy with classes and work, especially since the fall semester just started, we could all use a break now and then to socialize and connect with other people in the field of publishing. So here are some noteworthy events going on around town this week:

Death Need Not Be Fatal: Book Talk

When: September 12, 2017 at 6:30pm

WhereGreen-Wood Cemetery Chapel, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Malachy McCourt is 85 years old and has led a full life, moving from Ireland to the United States and pursuing many different careers. In the past 60 years, he has found success as an actor, musician, writer, and politician. At this creative nonfiction reading and discussion, McCourt (who will be introduced by his co-author, Brian McDonald) will read from his newest memoir and talk about “how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret” (PW).

Feeling Jewish: Devorah Baum with Zadie Smith

When: September 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

WhereMcNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Devorah Baum is a lecturer at the University of Southampton, where she teaches English Literature and Critical Thinking. At this fiction and creative nonfiction reading and discussion, Devorah Baum explores Jews, both in history and modern day, and how they are perceived “by others and by themselves” (PW). She will do this by looking through the lens of “fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis.”

The NewsGuild of New York’s September Media Mixer

When: September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Killarney Rose (upstairs), 127 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10005

The NewsGuild of New York is a union of news professionals in the media business. Their mission “is to raise the standards of journalism and ethics in the industry” (nyguild). Every month, The NewsGuild of New York hosts a mixer, allowing journalists and editors from all over the city to meet, eat, and drink together. Come to the mixer and network with professionals from tons of media outlets, including: The New York Times, Reuters, The Guardian, AP, Wall Street Journal, and more.

Red Hen Press at Poets House

When: September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

WherePoets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282

Cost: $5 for Members, $7 for Students, $10 for General

Red Hen Press is a non-profit publisher based in Los Angles, California. They are “committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools” (redhen). For Summer 2017, they have been hosting events around New York City. At this reading, authors Elise Paschen (a Red Hen poet), Edward Hirsch, and Ellen Rachlin will be reading poems from their collections.

Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America

When: September 18, 2017 at 7:30pm

WhereGreenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Six Words Fresh Off The Boat is an anthology created by Larry Smith, an author and editor. He is also a publisher of Smith Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to telling stories in all forms. At this reading, Smith will host and contributors will read their experiences of immigration. This will be an event “celebrating the new book including video, readings and backstories by contributors, and a Six-Word Slam for audience participation” (PW). Afterwards, there will be a wine reception.