Berkshire Publishing Group: Job Offers!

Berkshire Publishing Group is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1998, it was founded as a specialist academic book development company. Today, Berkshire Publishing is looking to expand their permanent team in Great Barrington. In particular, they have a full-time opening for a graduate with a background in marketing.

Publishing internships are also available in Great Barrington for two graduates (BA, BSc, or MA/MS) with excellent academic records and at least some international experience. Chinese language skills and/or a background in environmental sciences is a great an advantage. Through the position, you will gain exceptional hands-on experience as you work with staff, authors, and editors around the world, learning about editorial procedures, project management, research, and book publicity. You must work a minimum of 20 hours per week and be able to commit to a three-month internship. Temporary housing may be available.

For more information, and to apply, visit http://www.berkshirepublishing.com/bpg/about/employment.asp.

Great Fall Internship Opportunity!

 MTM Publishing is an elite book producer/packager since 1992, producing high-quality innovative reference, nonfiction, and children’s books for a wide range of publishers. One of the company’s specialties is in complex, multi-contributor reference works for such publishers as CQ Press, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Sage, and Scribner’s. MTM Publishing is a recipient of many citations and awards, including most recently an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Dartmouth Medal for its six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Reference Opportunities.

MTM Publishing has an opening for an Editorial, Research, and Administrative Assistant Intern. The position requires a total of 14 hours per week. Responsibilities include:

  • Research and editorial assistance on Young Adult nonfiction and fiction series
  • General editorial assistant work, including proofreading, fact checking, inputting manuscript corrections, correspondence with authors and academic editors, tracking submissions, etc.
  • Administrative assistant work, including ordering supplies, handling mail, etc.

The intern will be involved with or exposed to current and future projects:

  • Research work on a historical dystopian series for Young Adults and input on first drafts
  • Development stages on a specialized history reference work for Princeton University Press
  • Development stages on Point-Counterpoint series on Immigration and Healthcare for Sage Publications
  • Development work on a middle school nonfiction series, called Chronicles of Horror, for Charlesbridge Publishing

Furthermore, as an intern, you will not be limited to clerical tasks:

  • You will be exposed to many aspects of book publishing and get hands-on experience with a variety of critical tasks in the book publishing workflow
  • You will become part of a small publishing enterprise, where most decisions are discussed freely, and planning meetings are open to all employees and interns
  • You will gain the benefit of the company president’s involvement on the board of several professional organizations, including the American Book Producers Association and the Women’s National Book Association; this extends the networking reach of all employees and interns in the company, and will expose the intern to a range of book publishing professionals

The ideal intern should be a detail-oriented individual with an ability to work independently as well as a creative and resourceful researcher, with a careful and thoughtful approach to analyzing sources. A familiarity with the MS Office suite for both Mac and PC is required, as is a familiarity with Quark and/or InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Address your cover letter to:
Valerie Tomaselli
President, MTM Publishing
435 West 23rd Street, #8C
New York NY 10011

If interested, please contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.  Be sure to attach your resume and cover letter to the e-mail.

The New Yorker is Hiring!

The New Yorker is seeking an Associate Content Manager to work in their dynamic Page and Digital Makeup department on their weekly digital editions.
Responsibilities include:

  • Initiate and monitor the conversion of layouts to structured text (XML) files; review, edit and supplement both current and republished article content and metadata to ensure completeness and correct style and technical format; forward content to web, tablet and other digital production workflows.
  • Coordinate closely with editorial closers; act as catalyst for content signoff and delivery; maintain digital checklist of progress of the weekly editions; act as conduit of information, syncing evolving article details with dependent staff efforts.
  • Execute any of a wide range of additional production tasks: prep, format and edit InDesign layouts, XML; HTML or database entries; organize, export, package or transfer files for publication using cutting-edge software and workflows. Tasks may vary depending on candidate’s skills and inclination, and the evolving priorities of the department.
  • Scripting and software development opportunities are available.

The position is long-term freelance; full or near full-time (off Mondays and/or Tuesdays, longer Fridays). Total hours and exact times may be negotiable. Located in their New York offices.

Ideal candidate should have experience in media content production, be comfortable working with a close-knit team on deadline-driven workflows, and should be extremely diligent and detail-oriented.

Interested candidates should contact  tnyMakeupQuery@gmail.com with the subject line “Associate Content Manager Applicant”.

Random House Seeks an Associate Project Manager!

Please be advised that this position is for someone with management-level experience.

Job Duties:
The Proprietary Sales division seeks an Associate Project Manager/ Project Manager to run the operations of a fast-paced, exciting publishing and sales department. This position is responsible for leading the pricing, design, production, and tracking of 25-30 book special print book projects per year. It will provide hands-on experience in all editorial, design, production, and manufacturing activities involved in custom-print book publishing. The Associate Project Manager/Project Manager will have a chance to learn all aspects of the book publishing industry and work with people in all divisions of the largest book publishing company in the world.

Responsibilities:

•         Lead the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of new projects, revisions, and reprints, from the initial deal through bound book stage and product release.
•         Work with a variety of internal departments as well as hire and direct freelancers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and handled thoroughly and accurately.
•         Manage and direct team in the day-to-day duties of project management, editing copy, providing design feedback, working with freelancers and vendors, corresponding with publishers, and other duties as required.
•         Coordinate the flow of information in-house to ensure that Publishers, Sales, Production, and Billing departments are provided with timely information.
•         Develop efficient workflow processes and procedures within the editorial, design, production, and manufacturing departments. Manage systems to track project progress and proactively identify problems and issues that need to be resolved.
•         Build strategic & collaborative relationships with internal staff and external vendors.
•         Hold team meetings with various stakeholders to obtain information required for planning new projects and tracking existing projects.

Experience preferred/required:

Project Management experience. Excellent computer skills especially Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; SAP preferred. High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. Strong organizational and time management skills. Outstanding communication skills. Ability to troubleshoot issues and follow up on a continual basis. Proven ability to drive results and accountability in a cross functional environment. Three years in the publishing industry is preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letters/resumes to Ms. Lipman

Hearst Magazines Seeks a Quality Assurance Associate

The production department at Heart Magazines is looking for someone with 5+ years of pre-press experience and post-print production including strong knowledge of web offset and rotogravure printing processes and virtual proofing.  Must work well with others in a collaborative effort to ensure that Hearst quality standards are understood by all.

If the experience sounds intimidating–don’t worry! They are flexible and willing to train a junior candidate.

For more information and to apply, please visit their careers website.