Jobs of the Week: Internships

This week, instead of job postings, we are going to focus on internships available in New York City. Some of these internships start soon and some start next semester. So anyone looking for an internship for next semester’s Internship I class should definitely read this post.

Press4Kids: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

News-O-Matic is looking for an Editorial Intern. There’s potential here for the job to develop into a full-time position!

Be a part of “America’s Daily Newspaper Just for Kids!” Join the News-O-Matic team to deliver exciting news for young readers and inspire a love of nonfiction at an early age. More than 3 million kids have downloaded the News-O-Matic app and more than 100,000 K-8 students read the current-events articles on a daily basis. Learn what it’s like to be at the crossroads of journalism and education at the forefront of emerging media.

News-O-Matic may be for elementary and middle school students, but the publication doesn’t shy away from complex stories. Topics range from world politics to scientific discoveries, sports, and art. An intern at News-O-Matic will be able to do much more than simple research. As part of a small News Room, each person can submit story ideas, make suggestions for improved design and usability of the app, and contribute to social media. Previous interns have conducted interviews with world-famous athletes and world leaders and amassed a portfolio of impressive bylines.

It’s a plus if you can edit images or video, translate into Spanish for English Language Learners, or help promote News-O-Matic on social.

If you are a responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated writer or reporter looking to make a difference in the world, send an email with your resume and a cover letter. We’re trying to inspire a love of reading nonfiction and empower a new generation of kids to love the news, so hopefully you share our passion.

For more information and to apply, click here.

NewsCred: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: Now

NewsCred’s mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. They believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples lives better and improve the internet, too. NewsCred is the world’s leading content marketing company. They build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. They help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the worlds leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in the industry, they provide unique professional services to ensure that their customers find measurable success through content marketing.

Job Description

NewsCred is looking for motivated editorial interns to join our growing team this Fall for 3-4 months. This is a part-time or full-time position based in New York City available for credit or for pay. You will be paired with a mentor but will be given many opportunities to work with the entire editorial team.

 

Qualifications
  • English, journalism, or communications major preferred
  • Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred
  • Prior editorial internship experience preferred. Experience working in different content management systems is a plus
  • Must have solid editing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit
  • Must be a self-starter, problem solver, and have a strong desire to learn

Day to day job requirements

  • Curating related content from leading media outlets
  • Working with editors to edit and copyedit articles
  • Ideating content with editors and communicating with writers
  • Sitting in on client meetings, learning how our partnerships work and how different NewsCred departments work together
  • Helping with project management of articles, infographics, and other forms of content

For more information and to apply, click here.

Penguin Group: 2018 Spring Internship Program

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subjects for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities during the Spring, Summer, and Fall in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations.

Internship opportunities are available in their adult, children’s, and corporate divisions, and interns will work in either our Hudson Street or Broadway office location. For the Spring Internship, you will be required to work 14 hours per week.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter using Penguin’s online application process. In your cover letter, please indicate up to three business areas that you are applying for in your cover letter. You should also include if you have a preference for working within an adult or children’s imprint or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s).

Around Town: October 3–10

The Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2017

When: October 4th–6th
Where: Center For Worker Education City College of New York, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Cost: Free

The Americas Poetry Festival of New York is the fourth annual festival of multilingual poetry that features 60 poets who represent 22 countries and 5 languages. The festival is organized by poets and professors Carlos Aguasaco, Yrene Santos, and Carlos Velásquez. This year the festival will take place at these venues: Center For Worker Education CCNY, Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center, Consulate of Argentina in New York, and Instituto Cervantes NY. If you would like to experience poetry from across the world, this festival is for you.

For more information, click here.

Poets Network & Exchange, Inc & Bronx Library Center present Tongue Shakers with Author Margie Shaheed

When: October 5, 2017 @ 6pm
Where: Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Cost: Free

Tongue Shakers provides an inside look into the state of “speaking mother tongue in America’s multicultural society.” Through a series of interviews and first person narratives in the voices of city dwellers who are immigrants, Americans born into immigrant families, and African Americans, the book uncovers the personal challenges faced by those learning a new language and celebrates their triumphs. Margie Shaheed will discuss Tongue Shakers with Lorraine Currelley, Executive Director, Poets Network & Exchange, Inc., followed by a reading of personal narratives by contributing participants Mercy Tullis Bukhari and Lorraine Currelley.

For more information, click here.

LIC Reading Series: Cheuk, Derr-Smith, Shirk

When: October 10, 2017 @ 8pm–10pm
Where: LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
Cost: Free

The LIC Reading Series was founded in April 2015 and takes place the second Tuesday of every month. This event is always free and takes place at the LIC Bar, a 100-year-old watering hole in Long Island City. LIC Reading Series partners up with Astoria Books in order to sell authors’ works. At this event, three small press authors will be reading from their works.

Leland Cheuk is the author of The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong. Cheuk’s fiction work has appeared in VICE, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and appears or will appear in Salon, Catapult, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

Heather Derr-Smith is a poet who has published four books: Each End of the World, The Bride Minaret, Tongue Screw, and Thrust, which just won the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award and will be published on October 10, 2017.

Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy, a hybrid-memoir exploring American-women prophets and their theologies. She is a columnist at Catapult, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, among others.

For more information about this event, click here.

5 Things That Should Be Banned

Instead of Books

Since it’s Banned Books Week, we thought we’d write a fun post inspired by Epic Reads, a digital community created by HarperCollins to connect  HarperTeen authors and books with readers. Epic Reads wrote a post this week called “27 Things That Should Be Banned Instead of Books.” If you have five minutes, it’s definitely worth reading.

To add to this list, we thought we’d give you 5 things we think should be banned instead of books, as related to the publishing industry.

Clichés

When the book is so full of clichés you aren’t sure which book you’re reading. Also, when people pretend “judging a book by its cover” isn’t a thing. Tell me you haven’t put a book down because its cover was horrendous.

Spineless Paperbacks

When you read the book once and the spine cracks.

Long Titles

When the title is so long you feel like you’ve already read the book.

Damaged Goods

When you’re too lazy to go to the bookstore, so you order from Amazon and the book arrives damaged. Yeah, cause we all want damaged books.

Typos

When you decide to edit the entire book, so you can read it front to back without having to stop and take a deep breath every fifteen seconds.

Jobs of the Week

Thomas Publishing Company: Junior Editorial Content Analyst

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

Thomas Publishing Company is the lead destination in the industrial marketplace for buyers and sellers to efficiently find, identify, and buy the products and services that keep manufacturing and other business operations running. Our editorial database offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date content to source industrial products and services available on the web.

Responsibilities:

  • As a Junior Editorial Content Analyst, you will research and investigate industrial websites to determine appropriate material for inclusion in ThomasNet.com
  • Be an Internet research enthusiast to identify new data to add to company profiles
  • Continuous quality control to ensure supplier’s product and services are accurately represented
  • Engage in additional research projects (ex: classifying product catalogs; adding links to supplier listings; adding classifications for a current listing)

Requirements:

  • A college degree or related experience
  • Permanent US work authorization
  • Be curious by nature, and demonstrate this ability through investigative content research
  • Be persistent in the pursuit of information capturing accurate data
  • Be proficient in Excel and Access
  • Manage multiple responsibilities and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Be goal-oriented and self-motivated
  • Demonstrate an interest in industrial manufacturing

For more information and to apply, click here.

Rosen Publishing: Editorial Assistant

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

Rosen Publishing, an independent educational publishing house that serves the needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials, is seeking qualified, detail-oriented, and highly organized and professional candidates for an Editorial Assistant position.

The successful candidate should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments, juggle and complete multiple tasks concurrently, pay meticulous detail to the accuracy of the work produced, and maintain rigorously organized records, files, and data storage systems. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of the editorial process in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, the candidate would be able to begin immediately. Duties and requirements are listed below:

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, track, and file contracts and payment requests
  • Update and maintain database of book contributors
  • Update and maintain database of in-process book projects and associated data
  • Submit cataloguing information to the Library of Congress
  • Correspond with authors and editors
  • Enter data for marketing purposes
  • Various other administrative tasks, as assigned
  • Occasional copyediting and line-editing as needed, in Word and/or InCopy

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • 6 mos. related work experience preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.

Stone Management: Desktop Publisher

Location: New York, New York
Position: Full-time
Experience: Bachelor’s Degree

Stone Management is seeking a Desktop Publisher to join their growing Electronic Publishing (EP) team in the Investor Relations department. Our goal is to efficiently and accurately publish all research, press releases, and other relevant materials to the website. You will have principal responsibility for reviewing all materials before publishing to the site.

Responsibilities:

You will assist the publishing team by working with other members of the EP team to publish all content to the company website. Your primary responsibility will be reviewing and formatting reports and press releases ensuring they adhere to the company’s aesthetic and style guide and are consistent among the company’s various sectors.

You will support the team by creating email campaigns for wide distribution and will maintain multiple distributions lists. As a Desktop Publisher, you will maintain all report and email campaign analytics, in addition to updating all MS Word templates and publishing style guides. You will format special reports for publication and news articles for print by utilizing Adobe InDesign. You will support the team by assisting in editing PowerPoint presentations and in creating and updating graphics for marketing collateral and for the website.

Requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and/or a proven track record of relevant experience multi-tasking under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Have intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required (mainly InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Have knowledge of MailChimp a plus
  • Have excellent written communication skills and you are detail oriented
  • Are able to work independently, take initiative and are enthusiastic about contributing innovative ideas to support the team
  • Background knowledge of financial markets a big plus

For more information, click here.

 

Around Town: Sept. 26th – Oct. 3rd

This week is Banned Books Week. If you want to participate in this celebration, then go to National Coalition Against Censorship’s website, or click here. More to come tomorrow!

Now with the Brooklyn Book Festival over, here are some great events to attend  and enjoy if you are feeling a withdrawal from literature.

Joshua Cohen on the American Circus, comedy, and his new novel, “Moving Kings”

When: September 26, 2017 @ 7pm

Where: Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025

Cost: Free

Joshua Cohen is an American essayist, novelist, and story writer who was named one the Best Young American Authors in 2017 by Granta Magazine.

The Point magazine’s Jesse McCarthy talks to Cohen about his latest essay in their comedy issue: “It’s a Circle,” on the death and afterlife of the American circus. Attendees will also get a look at his new book, Moving Kings, a novel that’s garnered much praise. The Washington Post says that Moving Kings is:

“A svelte comic triumph that concentrates [Cohen’s] genius . . . a fantastically agile style . . . Cohen explores themes of power and Jewish identity with the same insight that has justly attracted praise from some of the country’s most sophisticated writers.”

For more information, click here.

Gotham Writers Fall Open House

When: September 26-27, 2017 @ 7pm

Where: EC NY, 1450 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Cost: Free with Registration

Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. They’ve been teaching creative writing and business writing since 1993. Gotham Writers Workshop has been the go-to place for writers wanting expert instruction and an artistic community.

At this event, you will get the chance to find out what goes on in a Gotham class. They are offering 24 free one-hour classes in a wide variety of courses. You’ll meet the instructors, do a little writing, and, as a thank you, receive $30 off your first 6 or 10-week class.

Note: You may sign up for one or two free classes, but no more than two. Registration is required, but if the class you want is full, feel free to walk in. Odds are good that they will find you a seat.

For more information, click here.

The Best American Poetry Reading 2017

When: September 28, 2017 @ 7pm

Where: The New School, 66 West 12th StreetThe Auditorium, New York, NY 10011

Cost: Free

The Best American Poetry is an anthology that is published each year which contains the best poetry of the year. This year’s editors include series editor David Lehman and guest editor Natasha Tretheway, the nineteenth US Poet Laureatte.

Lehman joins Trethewey to launch the latest volume of the anthology. With readings by the contributors: Dan Albergotti, David Barber, Jericho Brown, Allison Cobb, Carl Dennis, David Feinstein, Vievee Francis, Jeffrey Harrison, W. J. Herbert, David Brendan Hopes, John James, Rodney Jones, Meg Kearney, John Koethe, Jamaal May, Judson Mitcham, John Murillo, Joyce Carol Oates, Sharon Olds, Matthew Olzmann, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Taije Silverman, Emily Van Kley, and Crystal Williams.

For more information, click here.