Freelance Opportunity: Social Media and Book Promotion

Author Theasa Tuohy has just released her book The Five O’Clock Follies, a novel about journalism, women, and the Vietnam War. She is looking for a Pace MS in Publishing student with excellent social media skills to help her publicize the book and connect with her audience. This position is remote, with occasional face-to-face meetings ( near the midtown campus). This is paid position and would require a time commitment of about 2-5 hours per week. All those looking to develop their media, outreach and blogging expertise should apply. Applicants should be well versed in Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr and other forms of social media outreach.

To apply for this internship, please contact Professor Denning with a resume and cover letter.

Internships at Time Inc.

Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The company’s print and digital magazines reach more than 110 million Americans each month, and its websites attract nearly 50 million unique visitors each month. With influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, and REAL SIMPLE, Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the FORTUNE 500, TIME 100, PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S Sportsman of the Year.

Time Inc. runs a number of summer internship programs that are customized for specific brands and functional areas. All of their internship positions are paid, and the programs run for 9-10 weeks. Internships are available in the functional areas listed below. You will be asked to indicate your brand and functional area preference(s) in your application. Please visit their careers website for more information.

Student Opportunities: (must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree):

· Advertising Sales – sells print and/or digital ad space/integrated marketing plans to existing and prospective advertisers

· Brand Marketing/Integrated Marketing – ad sales generation through conceptualizing and writing integrated marketing and digital proposals in response to advertiser RFPs, collaborates with sales teams and cross departments to develop “big idea” concepts for advertisers

· Consumer & Business Research – primary and syndicated market research to support ad sales with advertisement effectiveness data and to provide editorial and consumer marketing with actionable insights in order to shape content and set strategy

· Editorial – Editorial/Writing, Photography, and/or Design

· Information Technology – Desktop Support, Internet Operations, Internet Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Systems Engineering, Application Development, Web Development, Database Engineering, Remote Support

· Public Relations – works with media relations, press releases, event planning, and internal communications; creates strategic communication and publicity efforts across print and digital.

To be considered for an interview, you must do ALL of the following:

1. Apply to this job through Pace eRecruiting. For information on working with this system, please read our post on Career Services.
2. Apply on the company’s web site. Once you apply through eRecruiting,
you will be redirected to the company’s job site:

You will not be considered for this position unless you follow the instructions above.

THE HOLIDAY BREAK: A Time to Reflect and to Think About the Future

As the semester draws to a close, we want to thank all MS in Publishing students, faculty, staff and Advisory Board members for another stellar semester. Although 2012 will filled with a lot of challenges and tragedy, we persevered and continued to succeed academically and professionally. As we return home celebrate the holidays, it is a great time to reflect upon our accomplishments and to think about what the new year might bring.  It is also a good time to look for internships, interesting jobs and to keep abreast of the latest publishing trends and news.

To get you thinking about the state of the industry and what the future might bring, check out the Huffington Post’s 9 Things that Would Keep Publishers Awake in 2013, and MS in Publishing advisory board member Michael Weinstein’s BOOK BUSINESS blog post, Before the Next eBook Surge. Also thought provoking is American Business Media’s Year in Review.As you work on updating your resume, ePortfolio’s, and cover letters, you might want to check out some of our favorite resources for finding that perfect publishing position:

Career Services and Publishing Internship Opportunities

Pace University has an outstanding reputation for offering a wide variety of resources to students, especially our Career Services center.  Career Services is committed to working with Pace’s undergraduate, graduate students and alumni find internships, leadership and employment opportunities.  Individual counseling, seminars, career development workshops, and career fairs are held throughout the semester to guide students as they embark upon their internship and job searches and plan their professional futures.  Be sure to visit the Career Services website for additional information.  


By registering for the Career Services Internship Program, students can apply for over 3,000 full-time and internship positions that are posted annually.  To order to be approved for the program, students need to complete the following three steps:

1)      Complete the online orientation workshop.

2)      Attend an Interview workshop (Winter & Spring Dates TBD).  

3)      Have their resume reviewed and approved by their Career Counselor.

View this Career Services site for additional program details.


Below is a sampling of positions currently posted on the Career Services Database that MS in Publishing students might  be interested in. Below are the details for each position:


1. Publisher’s Weekly

Job Title: Spring 2013 Publishing Internship

Description:   Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is looking for 2 to 3 interns for the Spring semester.  The positions are part-time and unpaid, but if you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly’s Book Review department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.


Interns will have the opportunity to:
• Work closely with review editors
• Write, fact-check, and edit reviews and short author interviews


Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week.  Your job will include:
• Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers, and helping maintain a log of assignments
• Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)


You must:
• Learn tasks quickly
• Be organized and detail-oriented
• Follow through and meet tight deadlines


 Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to HR Manager via eRecruiting by Friday, 12/21.



2. Wenner Media LLC

Job Title: Winter/Spring 2013 Men’s Journal Editorial Intern 

Job Description: As a national Men’s magazine, we cover a variety of lifestyle topics including health and fitness, while emphasizing and encouraging our readers to live the interesting life. Men’s Journal Editorial Interns take part in the creation of each issue by working closely with one editor on one specific section of the magazine while participating in the more general tasks shared by all interns, such as transcribing interviews and researching potential profile subjects for the magazine.

While the range of responsibilities and level of challenge depend largely on initiative and self-motivation, all interns are welcome to suggest ideas and generate material for any section of the magazine. Interns do many of the same tasks as an entry-level full time employee, gaining real-world experience in various editorial procedures.


Daily Tasks:

  • Shadow Editors, become their go-to for help with overload
  • Flag & send issues to publicists, mail complimentary issues
  • Transcribe interview audio
  • Update national events calendar as resource
  • Find specific press contacts for various gear, food & beverage products
  • Follow medical studies and health trends of significant importance for possible story ideas
  • Assist in fact-checking and conduct various research projects
  • Attend weekly editorial meetings
  • Assist with travel and entertainment reports for writer’s reimbursement
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with staff


Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Marielle Anas via eRecruiting by Friday, 12/21.



3. Haymarket Media Inc.

Job Title:  Editorial Intern 

Description:  Job Duration-One semester,  Pay-Unpaid and for college credit

Job Requirements or Qualifications:
Join the dynamic team at Direct Marketing News, a top business publication serving the today’s fast-changing marketing industry. The full-service brand, which provides print and digital editorial content, is seeking an editorial intern in its New York office. The position reports to the Editor-in-Chief.


Candidates should have or be:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, adaptable, and responsive
  • Highly organized and able to multitask effectively
  • Superb follow through–completing tasks efficiently and on deadline.


The person we are seeking will be enterprising, fearless, and dogged in pitching, reporting, and writing compelling articles about direct marketing news and trends. This includes topics like social media marketing, mobile marketing strategies, and customer engagement.


Responsibilities include:

  • Writing daily news stories for its website and analysis articles for the monthly print publication
  • Providing editorial support in terms of research, proofreading, and the like. 


Interested students should send a resume, unofficial transcript and a cover letter about why they would be the best person for the position to: Ginger Conlon, Editor-in-Chief, via eRecruiting.


Haymarket has its heart and soul in publishing and media. 

Since the company was founded half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of the products and the people.  The philosophy has always been quite simple: only by having the highest quality individuals can you produce the highest quality products, combining the best in content, design, production and customer services. 

Globalization is opening up the world further and provides many opportunities for growth. Haymarket has offices around the world and many of the titles are now truly global brands. Haymarket serves a broad spread of markets, from sport to medicine, from technology to town planning. Haymarket is in consumer, business and customer media, along with exhibitions and live events. Predicting the shape of the business in 3, 5, or 10 years is almost impossible; and the unpredictability is part of the appeal. 

Haymarket aims to be the perfect company to work with or for – they have the processes and attitude that ensure quality and consistency, and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes every day rewarding.In the US, we have 5 offices and over 250 employees.


If you would like to interview for an internship position, submit your resume and a writing sample (a class paper is fine) via eRecruiting

To schedule and appointment with a Career Services Counselor, contact Mr. Justin Krass at (212)-346-1950 or

Literary Agency Internship with Mendel Media Group


 The Mendel Media Group is a literary agency in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Its proprietor, Scott Mendel, is a former academic and magazine editor who became a literary agent in the 1990s.  The agency’s clientele includes both fiction and nonfiction writers, among them professional journalists, diplomats and senior academics writing for the broadest possible trade readership, and author-experts writing prescriptive books.  We also represent some companies and institutions—the National Football League and Reason magazine are among our clients, for example.

The agency seeks smart, detail-oriented and creative people interested in learning about the work of a literary agency and about the book publishing industry generally. The semester-long internship is flexible enough to accommodate a student’s classroom or part-time work schedule. Ideally, interns are in the office two days each week for fourteen weeks.


Duties include:

(1) reading and evaluating unsolicited inquiries from writers seeking representation, (2) reading and editing drafts of book proposals and manuscripts under development by clients

(3) some filing and mailing duties

(4) occasional errands related to the work of the office (to the post office, etc), and (5) other light clerical work.


Interns will:

(1) learn to evaluate pitches and queries

(2) improve their editorial skills

(3) practice thinking about literary material like people who work on the business end of the publishing industry—by, for example, learning to judge the long-term commercial value of a particular project’s subsidiary rights.

Additional information about the agency is available at:  The internship is unpaid, but most interns with Scott Mendel have arranged for academic credit through their colleges, and some have gone on to paid positions at various trade and academic publishing jobs.

Please email your cover letter and resume or c.v., all in the body of an email (not as an attachment), to Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning at