Jobs of the Week

Other Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:

Other Press seeks a full-time Marketing Assistant. Responsibilities range from database management to writing, copyediting, and coordinating the production of promotional material, maintaining the Other Press website, and assisting with various direct marketing tasks.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Direct the trafficking of print and digital advertising, including providing copy, coordinating with design and production, managing approvals and submissions, reserving space and ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Maintain departmental databases
  • Coordinate and execute marketing mailings
  • Write and distribute reading group guides and materials
  • Design promotional materials such as posters, postcards, shelf talkers, and web banners
  • Input seasonal and title-by-title marketing plans and publicity updates into content-management systems
  • Maintain the Other Press website by updating title information and posting promotional content and news updates
  • Direct marketing assistance, including researching, compiling data, and following up with prospects
  • Assist with social media and digital marketing initiatives
  • General departmental support as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in the book industry in a marketing, publicity, or administrative capacity a plus
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must have good time management skills, with the ability to multi-task across departments, activities, and projects

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads
  • Experience with online content management systems such as WordPress
  • Proficiency with Photoshop (InDesign a plus)
  • Basic HTML knowledge a plus

View the original job posting here.

Scholastic – Corporate Conventions

Type: Full Time

Position: Corporate Conventions Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:

  • Supports Vice President of Event Management Group with various administrative responsibilities.
  • Supports Director of Convention Services group with various duties to insure all details and logistics for conventions are handled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Manage departmental bookkeeping records for all trade shows.
  • Manage expenses for Director.
  • Process invoices, check requests and wire transfers.
  • Coordinate and track NYO ship outs for all conferences.
  • Support managers/coordinator with show logistics including ordering onsite services.
  • Order and track all product shipments for trade show displays.
  • Secure hotel accommodations and/or contracts with convention housing bureaus. Manage changes and updates to company housing lists.
  • Secure trade shows details including contracts; housing assignments, shipping and show services.
  • Work closely with department managers.
  • Maintains sub-basement inventory and facilitates conventions properties ‘loans’ to divisions.
  • Assist in proofreading and writing corporate-wide Convention show memos and various convention promotional materials.
  • Provides on site support when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Detailed-oriented with superior organizational skills and ability to handle many projects simultaneously
  • Must be an enthusiastic, high energy and well organized individual
  • Able to work under strict deadlines and in a fast paced environment
  • Reliable, independent and thorough worker
  • Ability to work effectively with various people
  • Flexible and professional demeanor under stressful situations
  • Willing to travel and able to lift heavy materials and work to physically set up some booths
  • Interest in trade show planning or event marketing industry
  • One year of corporate office experience preferred
  • Some travel required.

View the original job posting here.

Job Opportunity

GAIL-SHEEHY-306x306New York times bestselling author Gail Sheehy is looking for someone to help her with social media posting and to boost audience engagement with her new Daring Project website.

Duties: To help read and edit contributions to Sheehy’s new Daring Project website, post on Facebook and Twitter, find websites and blogs about women to cross-promote, and research news items related to the Daring Project for additional posts.

Time commitment: 20-25 hrs a week at $20/hr.

 

This is an excellent part-time job for a journalism graduate who wants broad exposure to all aspects of publishing and marketing a book. The right candidate is someone who is excited about the project – to empower younger women – and who will be reliable. This job will start Passages-HC-c_largeASAP and run through the end of 2014, possibly longer. The website launches on April 30.  Publication of the book DARING: My Passages, a Memoir  is set for September by HarperCollins.  The job requires a self-starter; good communicator in writing and on phone; savvy in posting on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc and site maintenance on Word Press. Also research & fast transcriber of interviews. You will be coordinating with top marketing and publicity people, agent and lecture bureau.

Interested students please contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu

 

Jobs of the Week

Rodale – Women’s Health

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Women’s Health is seeking an Editorial Assistant for WomensHealthMag.com, to work in their New York office. This is a great entry-level opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and creative individual. If you’ve got a million ideas, love to write and report, and have a passion for health, fitness, lifestyle, sex & love, or all of the above—we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Pitch, report, and write multiple stories for the website daily
  • Regularly contribute to our social media efforts by posting to one or several platforms multiple days a week
  • Write display copy, articles, newsletters, syndication links, and promotional copy as needed
  • Use the content management system to build and publish content to the website
  • Utilize SEO best practices in producing new content
  • Perform photo research, and use photo editing software to crop and edit the photos as needed
  • Understand and use all available Rodale editorial resources (from magazines to books to the library and archive) in developing content for the Web
  • Perform occasional clerical tasks and attend the reception desk as needed

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited university
  • Excellent written, verbal and time-management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Experience with content management systems, social media, HTML, SEO a plus

View the original job posting here.

Phaidon Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

The world’s leading publisher and distributor of books and digital products in the creative arts is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Publicity Assistant.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with various administrative tasks on behalf of the publicity department, including but not limited to coordinating review copy mailings, updating contact databases, processing invoices, fulfilling media requests, and promoting and organizing author events.
  • Writing press materials and drafting status reports
  • Coordinating with sales, editorial and marketing departments

Essential job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years experience in publicity and/or book publishing is required.
  • Strong time-management, writing and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to establish and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Careful attention to detail and a high level of professionalism.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about the visual arts, architecture, food, photography, travel and/or design.

View the original job posting here.

Full-time position: Advertising and Promotions Assistant with Penguin

Do you have an interest in design? Advertising? Promotions?

The Putnam, Riverhead, and Tarcher Advertising and Promotions department is looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual. This person will support the Associate Director in maintaining an organized and productive environment. This position is also responsible for designing various promotional materials.

 

Specifically, the Advertising and Promotions Assistant will:

  • Work closely with the Ad/Promo Associate Director and design team to maintain organized and productive workflow.
  • Work with manager and paperback team to coordinate, layout, and submit designed back ads for production.
  • Design posters and blowups and coordinate printing, meeting all deadlines.
  • Design print and online advertisements and promotional materials, including static and animated ads, printed postcards, bookmarks, and brochures for the Tarcher imprint.
  • Route catalog copy for the Riverhead, Putnam, Tarcher, and Audio imprints during catalog season.
  • Design images for social media for all imprints.
  • Update department status report, including keeping track of all requests from publicity, sales, marketing and working with manager and designers to deliver on time.
  • Organize presentation run-throughs, booking rooms and contacting attendees for scheduling.
  • Maintain the advertising archive, filing ads and promotional items.
  • Set up promo item ISBNs in Firebrand.
  • Create visual presentations using InDesign and PowerPoint.
  • Provide administrative support when needed.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Four year college degree in graphic design or communications design or equivalent work experience
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail; able to turn projects around quickly and multitask
  • Strong interest in book publishing and promotional design

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Illustrator
  • Strong interest in advertising and promotions

The salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits package. To apply, submit your portfolio, resume, and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week

Hearst Media Design

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Social Editor

Location: New York, NY

The Hearst Design Group – ELLEDECOR.com, housebeautiful.com, and VERANDA.com – is looking to hire a savvy, design–obsessed, and analytics-minded assistant social media editor to manage all social verticals for the three sites. The ideal candidate has experience working on social media for a major brand and has demonstrated success growing the following, engaging an audience, and increasing traffic referrals. You should love interior design, follow @ELLEDECOR, @Housebeautiful and @Verandamag across platforms, and be familiar with the voice and tone of our social channels.

In this position you will:

  • Identify top-performing themes and article ideas for coverage on the three brands
  • Write and assign articles based on what’s working socially
  • Write and schedule posts across all of the three brands’ social media channels
  • Obsessively track performance of social posts to better understand what works and increase monthly referrals to the three websites
  • Engage followers and grow the audience
  • Pitch and execute posts generated from user content
  • Launch the three brands’ presence on emerging and appropriate social platforms

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience writing/editing with a lifestyle brand
  • 1+ years experience working on social media for a major brand, with a proven track record for increasing followers, engagement, and traffic
  • Experience with Omniture, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, or similar
  • Experience with CMS/blogging tools
  • Strategic thinker willing to to push the envelope and bring fresh, innovative ideas to life
  • Knowledge of/obsession with design and the design world blogosphere
  • Experience producing multimedia and/or knowledge of video and photo editing platforms is a plus.

View the original job posting here.

Random House – Ballantine Bantam Dell

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Marketing Manager

Location: New York, NY

The Random House Publishing Group seeks an Assistant Marketing Manager for the Ballantine Bantam Dell division. This position will report to the Director of Marketing and is ideal for those who have a passion for women’s fiction and romance novels. The Assistant Manager will be responsible for the marketing campaigns for frontlist and backlist authors, and will work in collaboration with publicity, sales, and the marketing team to create consistent messages to reach our targeted audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Thinking out of the box to generate, plan, and execute creative ideas for promotional campaigns
  • Brainstorming targeted messaging, taglines, and content
  • Managing the creation of campaign materials including ad reservations, writing copy, coordinating with design and production, and campaign reporting
  • Developing long-term integrated marketing strategies and adhering strictly to budgets
  • Digital marketing campaign execution such as creating and updating Facebook profiles for authors, handling digital ads, coordinating corporate and author e-newsletters, and updating website content
  • Coordinating marketing mailings including writing galley letters and researching/creating/tracking new lists

Our requirements:

The ideal candidate has a BA in marketing or a related field, as well as related experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

View the original job posting here.