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.