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.

Exciting Sales Internship at HarperCollins Publishing Starting August 1st

Sales Intern
Paid – No
Time Frame – August 1 through November 30
Description – Support for the Distribution Client Services Department within the Sales Department at HarperCollins. This department liaises with clients Disney and Hyperion and facilitates intra-company ventures, including a UK-based reference program and a Canadian general trade program. Duties include running and distribution of reports, general sales communication, fulfilling requests for sales materials, preparation for meetings. General support of department VP and Sales Support Associate. The intern will have front-lines exposure to the sales process across all sales channels and will have a view into the publishing process through key seasonal meetings with Editorial, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
Qualifications Computer skills needed: Excel, some Access preferred. Writing and communication skills necessary.

Internship Instructions – Please e-mail Mary Beth a copy of your resume.

Contact Information
Company Contact: Mary Beth Thomas
Email: marybeth.thomas@harpercollins.com
Address: 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Job Opportunity at Poets & Writers!

Poets & Writers currently has an opening for an Assistant Online Editor.

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). See a job description below!

There is also an opening for an IT Associate, and are accepting applications for our 2011-12 Galen Williams Fellows (a paid Fellowship program) through June 15. Information about each of these opportunities is at: http://www.pw.org/about-us/career_opportunities.

ASSISTANT ONLINE EDITOR

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). Under the direction of the Editorial Director, pw.org attracts over a million unique visitors per year and is the creative writer’s primary source for information and advice.

As detailed below, specific tasks include maintaining a variety of databases and select web content. In addition, the Assistant Online Editor is often the first point of contact with writers and others seeking assistance, and as such is key to maintaining the high level of service and integrity for which Poets & Writers is known.

The position offers a creative, adroit, and literate person an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of Poets & Writers’ fast-growing online service to creative writers. This full-time position reports to the Editorial Director, and includes excellent benefits and potential for growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Compiling news sources and writing headlines for P&W’s Daily News, an online aggregate of news items relevant to writers, and promoting it via social media.
  • Maintaining, enhancing, developing, and producing select online content, including Top Ten Topics for Writers.
  • Administering the Directory of Poets & Writers, and maintaining the integrity of its
  • 9,000+ listings of contemporary authors.
  • Maintaining and updating other online resources and directories, including P&W’s databases of literary magazines, small presses, grants & awards, and MFA programs.
  • Communicating with writers, magazines, small presses, and other entities regarding their listings in pw.org’s databases.
  • Conducting outreach and research related to the maintenance of databases.
  • Supervising interns.
  • Answering written, phone, and e-mail queries from writers, providing accurate information and outstanding, courteous service.
  • Serving as back up to the Administrative Coordinator, whose duties include greeting visitors, receiving packages, checking and forwarding phone messages, among other administrative tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Web savvy; strong experience with maintaining databases.
  • Experience with basic HTML, CSS, and Drupal, a plus.
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the literary marketplace.
  • Independent, self-motivated worker.
  • At least one to two years of office experience.
  • Passion for contemporary poetry and fiction.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Gannon, Editorial Director, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad St., Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to mgannon@pw.org. Attachments should be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

About Poets & Writers, Inc.:

Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. It is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Founded in 1970, the organization’s mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. P&W accomplishes this by publishing Poets & Writers Magazine, producing a website (pw.org), providing publishing information, introducing emerging writers outside of New York to the New York City literary community, and paying fees to writers participating in public literary events. P&W’s programs introduce writers to one another and connect them to audiences, making today’s writing visible and accessible in major cities and small towns across the country. In addition to its national office in New York City, P&W maintains a branch office in Los Angeles.

Poets & Writers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its hiring.

Employment Opportunity at DC Comics!

DC ComicsDC Comics seeks a Supply Chain Management/Logistics Administrator for the Publishing Operations department. Purchasing position that is central to support of Director, Supply Chain Management & Logistics in ensuring compliance of purchasing policies. Supplies information to Director for analysis, research, reports and real-time costing of projects. Back-up the Supply Chain Management & Logistics Director in his absence.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Keep up-to-date with all new WB SAP/ EBP policies and assist Director with training of personnel company-wide.
  • Research into purchase of unique items upon request.
  • Complete monthly reconciliation packet for P-card purchases.
  • Manage the reconciliation of all logistics transactions.
  • Assists Director in a back-up/ supporting role with ongoing initiatives and projects in addition to supporting with interactions/ projects between DC Supply Chain Management & Logistics Department and Warner Brothers Procurement and Time Warner Procurement Departments.
  • Organize all departmental projects on a weekly basis and capture the savings achieved whenever applicable.
  • Act as an in-house CSR/ Project Manager on commercial print and premium projects (e.g. specialty production and printing for MAD magazine; Marketing Department requests; etc).
  • Communicate with in-house departments, outside vendors and freight companies to compare freight quotes and organize transportation based on the best method determined (books from printers; transfer of books between distribution channels; comp copy freight).
  • Work with Director, Supply Chain Management & Logistics to troubleshoot or resolve any issues pertaining to shipments.
  • Maintain shipping documentation for all projects handled.
  • Shopping Cart Maintainer for DC Comics.
  • Other duties as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Related degree in accredited school or equivalent work experience required.
  • 2 years in related industry required.
  • Good presentation skills (verbal and written) required.
  • Knowledge of international and domestic freight/logistics a plus.
  • Knowledge of print production process.
  • Knowledge of premium sourcing and production process a plus.
  • Must be comfortable working with numbers. Analytical skills necessary.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel required.
  • Knowledge of MS Word.
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus.
  • Ability to work with confidential material required.
  • Must be detail oriented, have good follow-through skills and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have ability to meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Must have ability to deal with a wide range of suppliers and levels of management.
  • General business negotiation skills required.

To apply go to: http://www.warnerbroscareers.com/Search/index.htm, select the Administration / Clerical category, and find the Supply Chain Management / Logistics Administrator position.

Students or alumni who apply should email a copy of their resume and cover letter to Professor Jane Denning
jdenning@pace.edu

Exciting Summer Magazine Internship Avaible for Summer 2011!

Established in 1981, SHAPE is the largest active lifestyle magazine for women in the world. With more than six million print readers and a website that attracts one million visitors each month, SHAPE is considered a trusted resource for health and fitness information, sophisticated beauty and fashion editorial, and inspirational steps for positive change.

Internship Information:

  • Summer Advertising Sales Intern for School Credit

SHAPE Magazine Advertising Sales department is seeking a part-time (maximum 20 hours per week) intern to assist staff in many projects and administrative duties. The intern will have a unique opportunity to learn about sales and marketing at SHAPE.

This position presents a great opportunity to learn about the publishing industry, which now exists beyond print to also include online, mobile, TV, consumer events, licensed products and more — all centered around the iconic, authoritative and ever-expanding SHAPE brand.

Duties:

  • Provide General assistance with Ad Sales, including, but not limited to:
  • Organizing new and archived issues and mailing issues and Media Kits to clients and agencies when requested.
  • Data entry including entering agency/client contacts into Sales Reps Contact Lists and Shape’s Complimentary Subscription database.
  • Help prep sales reps for meetings and conference calls (tab issues, prepare gift bags, bind presentations, etc)
  • Assisting with set-up of client meetings in office and on site when necessary
  • Make appointments for Sales Reps and Publisher meetings (lunches, dinners, mani/pedis, etc.)
  • Copy and file Insertion Orders, Expense Reports, etc.
  • Messenger magazines, packages, gift bags, etc. when neccessary

Qualifications – A current college student with the ability to receive credit for their internship – Excellent written and verbal communication skills. – Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint. – Strong organization and time management skills as well as the ability to multitask. – Team player with a strong work ethic.

To Apply – Please send Resume and Cover Letter in an email to Tess McCarthy (tmccarthy@shape.com), Executive Assistant to Brian Gruseke, Publisher of Shape Magazine. Please CC Professor Denning (jkinneydenning@pace.edu) in your application emails.