Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America with Bette Rockmore

Bette Rockmore, Distinguished Professor of Publishing for the 2017-2018 academic year.

On November 29, on the 18th floor of 163 Williams Street, Bette Rockmore, the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for the 2017-2018 academic year, presented on the fundamental difference between university and corporate America – and the shifts required to “bridge the gap” between the two. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America with Bette Rockmore”

Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017

Pace M.S. in Publishing students at the Simon & Schuster open-house event on October 19. From left: Kimberly Holcombe, Shelby Seipp, Katie Stroble, Cristina Mendiola, and Rachael Kelly.

Past a pair of revolving doors on 6th Avenue lies the gold-plated lobby of Simon & Schuster, one of the most highly-regarded houses in the industry. The company was founded by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster in 1924 and, historically speaking, was the first publisher to apply mass-market production techniques to books. In 1939, it helped orchestrate one of the most profound changes in the history of the industry – the “paperback revolution” – and the company continues to trailblaze today. In 2016, for example, Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, an imprint that “aims to introduce readers of all faiths and backgrounds to a wide variety of Muslim children and families and offer Muslim kids an opportunity to see themselves reflected positively in published works.” Continue reading “Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017”

Publishers Weekly JobZone Relaunch

Publishers Weekly (PW) is a fundamental source of news happening in the book, magazine, and digital media publishing industries—and it’s now once again a helpful site to consult when looking for jobs.

PW has recently announced the relaunch of JobZone, an online job board aiming to assist employers looking to hire and employees looking to be hired. The site features a place to upload and search through resumes, shares resume building techniques and interview tips, and gives email notifications that alert users to specific jobs or locations for openings.

JobZone’s mission is to streamline the process of searching for jobs and applicants in publishing, which is a useful given the nature of their brand. Truly, PW JobZone has made everything about searching for jobs that much more convenient and less stressful for all parties.

How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice

Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.

 

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In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has  been asked  lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.

Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking .  She hopes you’ll read it and share it.

 

Here is a snippet of the article :

“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.

Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”

To read more click the link below.

How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice

 

 

Link of the Week: Fishbowl NY

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As students in the Pace MS Publishing program we are repeatedly told to stay abreast with industry news. When job hunting or going on job interviews it is important to display that you know who and what is currently making a difference in the industry.

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FishbowlNY is a great resource for staying up to date with media news. The blog is one of nine others that are part of the Adweek Blog Network.

They clearly state what FishbowlNY covers below:

FishbowlNY covers the pulse of New York media. For more than 10 years, our reporters and editors have covered the shifting landscape in the media capital of the world: from publishing to digital, newspapers and magazines, radio and TV. From start-ups to phase-outs, we report on who’s thriving, who’s surviving and why. We seek out what’s new and what’s hot, so media insiders know what’s next.

On the site they report on the latest hirings and firings, interview industry professionals, critique magazine covers, and more.

For the complete list of the other blogs that are a part of the Adweek Blog Network click here.