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.

Pet Industry Magazine Publisher Seeks an Associate Editor

Leading business-to-business publisher located in Midtown Manhattan seeks a dynamic associate editor to work on multiple magazines for the pet industry. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail-oriented professional with excellent writing and interviewing skills, a sound knowledge of AP style and the ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented atmosphere. A B.A. in English or Journalism and 2-3 years of experience in magazine publishing is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • managing industry news and new products editorial departments
  • researching & writing multiple bylined features on a monthly basis
  • managing content for weekly e-newsletter
  • managing website for a quarterly publication
  • traveling to and covering trade shows and other industry events
  • supporting senior members of the editorial staff

To apply, please send your resume, salary requirements and 2-3 writing samples to mkalaygian@petbusiness.com.

Good luck!

Magazine Intern Positions Open in Upstate NY

Luminary Publishing is a dynamic, 15-year-old regional publishing company based in Kingston, NY with employees who are passionate about the magazines they produce. Their organization’s culture is “hip, hard-working, and continuously-learning;” and their publications are “smart, progressive, and sophisticated.”

Luminary Publishing is constantly exploring new opportunities, and seeking new talent to pursue them. Even if there isn’t a specific job posting that addresses your skill set, please send a note and resume to jobs@chronogram.com if you think you might be interested in joining their organization—particularly if you have experience in periodicals and/or web publishing.

Web Production/Editorial Intern

  • Chronogram offers opportunities for its interns to assist in the creation, formatting, and development of rich media (interactive audio and video) and written content for our website, www.chronogram.com. We are looking for self-motivated people with strong audio and video editing, research, fact-checking, and writing skills; prior journalistic experience is helpful but not required. Familiarity with web design, layout, and the Hudson Valley area are also helpful but not required. For our spring and fall semester internships, we require at least 20 hours a week. All internships are voluntary and unsalaried. College credit available.
  • Email your cover letter and resume to Brian Mahoney, Editorial Director, at bmahoney@chronogram.com to be considered for this internship.

Production Design Intern

  • Chronogram’s design interns assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of the advertising content of our magazines, as well as company promotional pieces and web-based banner ads. We are looking for creative, self-motivated people with strong design skills. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign and Photoshop) is required. Familiarity with Chronogram and the Hudson Valley area are helpful but not required. For our spring and fall semester internships, we require at least 10 hours a week. All internships are voluntary and unsalaried. College credit available.
  • Email your cover letter and resume to Kristen Miller, Production Director, at kmiller@chronogram.com to be considered for this internship.