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

Internship at Psychology Today

Psychology Today has an excellent opportunity for a few smart and talented advertising and/or graphic design interns at our office in NYC. We are a small staff, so you will be a key member of the team.

 Duties include working closely with the Associate Publisher, advertising staff and art department on sales and marketing projects, and assisting our production department with print and online advertising preparation, as well as developing marketing materials. Outstanding professionalism and organization are a requirement; should be able to juggle several tasks at once and work autonomously.

Graphic design skills and prior experience in Photoshop and InDesign are necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in publishing, advertising, or graphic design. Positions run from now until the end of the year, three or more days a week (full-time preferred), and include a small daily stipend.



–  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

–  Photoshop

–  Indesign


Availability: 2-3 days/week

Payment: Daily Stipend

Job/Internship type: Advertising/Design Internship (Daily Stipend)

Company/Publication Name: Psychology Today

Location: New York, NY

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and two business or marketing related writing samples to Professor Denning at

Internship Opportunity!

Remote internship opportunity: Author Assistant

Award-winning Young Adult author seeks intern for 16 hours/week for the Spring 2013 semester. The work involves creating and keeping up author Bill Konigsberg’s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and other sites as needed. Are you social media savvy? Do you understand how to increase an author’s Twitter following through timely and appropriate tweets about Y.A. literature and issues of interest to teens, Y.A. librarians, and educators? If so, and if you have other creative ideas about how to catapult an author into the world of social media, this may be a perfect internship for you. An understanding of issues related to L.G.B.T. youth will be helpful. Internship will start in the spring and lead up to the release of a major novel in June (Scholastic). Work may extend to a part-time summer job that includes other areas of publicity, such as setting up school visits and media interviews. This will depend upon interest and ability of author and intern.

Interns are required to communicate with author via either Skype, email and via phone conversations on a weekly basis.

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Please contact Professor Denning with your resume and cover letter if interested!