Two Digital Sales Support Positions Open at Conde Nast

Conde NastThese positions are a great starting point for someone interested in the business side of publishing, particularly digital.

The positions are usually temporary to permanent, at $17 an hour. There is a chance for a permanent position for someone with prior experience. These are NOT Sales Assistant positions (i.e. making reservations and getting Starbucks). They are a stepping stone generally into Account Managing or Marketing:

Digital Sales Associate

  • Proficiency in Excel and all other Microsoft Office applications
  • Utilize the PeopleSoft sales system to:
    • Check inventory availability
    • Hold inventory
    • Enter Insertion Orders
    • Enter campaign optimizations
    • Maintain Weekly Estimates for Sales Rep
  • Complete Creative Services Forms:
    • Job Initiation Forms, or JIFs
  • Campaign management responsibilities:
    • Create detailed tracking sheets for each campaign
    • Weekly tracking of all campaigns
    • Weekly Third Party tracking of all applicable campaigns
  • Work closely with Sales Planner and Ad Operations to:
    • Launch all campaigns
    • Monitor delivery
    • Implement all optimizations
  • Responsible for weekly updates of the following:
    • Campaign prospects
    • Call reports for Sales Representative(s)
    • Client contacts
  • Hold weekly campaign review meetings with Ad Operations Representative(s) and Sales Planner
  • Work with Finance, Ad Operations and Inventory teams on approval of all campaigns
  • Update monthly Third Party Billing worksheet
  • Gather screen shots for all ad placements
  • Serve as the point of contact in Sales for billing discrepancies
  • Generate in/out of-town monthly T&E reports for Sales Rep
  • Pull basic research runs for MediaMetrix, @Plan and Advertising Database

Digital Sales Planner

  • Proficiency in Excel and all other Microsoft Office applications
  • Manage all campaigns from start to finish
  • Oversee Sales Associate counterpart
  • Responsible for the creation of the following for all RFPs/campaigns:
    • Media Plans
    • Client Decks
    • Wrap reports
  • Recommend optimizations to clients based on performance
  • Work closely with Sales Associate and Ad Operations to:
    • Launch all campaigns
    • Monitor delivery
    • Implement all optimizations
  • Serve as the day to day client contact for all advertising campaigns
  • Write business correspondence for existing and new clients
  • Create and continually update campaign management document
  • Generate Marketing and Creative Services requests when needed
  • Hold weekly campaign review meetings with Ad Operations Representative and Sales Associate
  • Send weekly tracking updates (provided by Sales Associate) to client
  • Work with Sales Associate and Finance team to reconcile billing discrepancies
  • Accompany Sales Representative on select sales calls
  • Experience Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1 – 2 years minimum experience in a Digital Media role:
    • Digital Sales Assistant and/or
    • Digital experience at a Media Agency

Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to AND

Open Summer Position at HarperCollins Childrens

HC Children's

HarperCollins Childrens is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a temporary summer part-time paid position opening in a Children’s Editorial group.

The commitment is three consecutive days a week, from 10-5. Responsibilities include general administrative tasks, as well as:

  • Taking dictations via phone for Editor-at-Large and typing emails to send on his behalf
  • Sending faxes, packages (via UPS or messenger), and art for safe return.
  • Xeroxing, Collating papers, Meeting Preparation
  • Light Correspondence to authors, agents, literary scouts and in-house staff (such as memos for routing materials)
  • Sales charts, grids and competitive title research
  • Archiving, Shredding, Organizational Projects
  • CTBing books, pulling reviews from DAM, Staples Orders

If interested, please contact Rebecca Alimena, HR Manager, at

Simon & Schuster Seeks Entry-Level Candidates


Simon & Schuster has recently added 5 new entry-level positions to their careers website, and are currently seeking potential candidates.

Four of the positions are as Editorial Assitants for the Gallery, Touchstone, Scribner, and Emily Bestler Books imprints. The last position is for a Production Assistant that would be responsible for trafficking and distributing materials, interacting with outside vendors, securing and submitting estimates, and interacting with Design and Copyediting departments to manage bound galley process for two imprints.

More information about these positions can be found via their careers website.

If you’re interested in any of these positions, please send your resume and cover letter to Professor Denning, and she’ll forward your information to the appropriate parties at S&S. Good luck!

Routledge Seek Full-time Editorial Assistant

Routledge, one of the worlds leading commercial academic publishers seeks an editorial assistant for the education publishing program. The editorial assistant will support two editors with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Routine correspondence with authors;
  • File and database management;
  • Tracking projects at various stages of reviewing, editing, production, and publication;
  • Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration;
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and
  • Coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration;
  • Securing endorsements for books;
  • Assisting in drafting and proofreading book information copy; and
  • Liaising with marketing, sales, accounting, and production departments.

The duties may include convention travel, market research, report creation, and related tasks.

B.A. or equivalent educational experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational abilities, strong computer skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously. An interest or background in education or the humanities or the social sciences is not required, but is a plus.

To apply:
Please apply through Media Bistro here. Seeks a 2011 Spring Intern is seeking an unpaid intern for the spring 2011 semester to begin work immediately. They are looking for a college or graduate student (Communications/Media) who is available to work 15-20 hours a week in our Midtown office. Students must be able to receive school credit for the internship.

The intern will work closely with members of the Online Editorial and Marketing departments. Working with the team will be an excellent opportunity to learn about what goes into producing and marketing the website for one of the world’s most respected travel brands.

The intern’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Researching, collecting and verifying email and mailing addresses for hotels and restaurants reviewed on
  • Assisting with the development of promotional web pages
  • Reaching out to other sites to alert then about engaging content
  • Assisting with social media communications


  • Currently enrolled in a college or graduate school program, with a concentration in Communications or Media
  • Proficient in the MS Office suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Internet and social media savvy
  • Organized and show attention to detail.
  • Able to take direction and know when to ask questions
  • Travel experience is a plus

How to apply:
Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to

About our company:
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information. Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor’s guidebooks and Web site,, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers for more than seventy years. Written by a team of over 700 writers located around the globe, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.

Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.