New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing/USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of advanced textbooks in education, media & communication, and Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.

All books published by the New York office are peer-reviewed scholarly texts marketed to libraries worldwide through book reviews, new book bulletins, and conference displays. The New York office also promotes its textbook list to professors for classroom adoptions using email, direct mail, and a variety of other promotional tools. We produce a multidisciplinary catalog twice a year featuring the latest education, media & communication, and Black studies books for classroom use. Our books are available through Peter Lang and most major library wholesalers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and Windows OS
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
• Punctual, reliable, resourceful, and proactive
• Previous experience with academic publishing preferred
• Experience with Klopotek
• Love of books
• Delightful personality

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage editorial processes, including peer review for new proposals
• Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production, ensuring accepted projects comply with editorial, production, and legal requirements
• Process manuscripts with Library of Congress, Copyright Office, and CIP
• Monitor and update internal databases and maintain internal files
• Liaise with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design, and editorial
• Process and archive documents, including legal agreements
• Perform market research as directed by acquiring editor
• Provide general administrative assistance

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Bode at sarah.bode@plang.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Literary Agency Summer Intern

Inkwell Management was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Inc., Carlisle & Company and Witherspoon Associates. The partnership has a combined 65 years of experience representing best-selling authors worldwide. InkWell works closely with its clients and their publishers to develop effective promotional campaigns, garnering maximum attention and respect within the industry and with the reading public. InkWell is active in intellectual property licensing, brand name development, and building strong alliances with television networks, movie studios, independent producers, and marketing and advertising companies.

Minimum Requirements:

• Should be articulate with a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with the reading and evaluation of queries and manuscripts
• Help with general administrative tasks which are designed to better understand the workings of a literary agency

The internship is unpaid. Please email cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Summer 2017 Internship. No phone calls.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Associate

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• College degree
• 1-2 years experience in manufacturing
• Highly organized, detail oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize
• Thorough, accurate, and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• Can collaborate well with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders
• Not intimidated by technological advances and new systems. Can utilize technology where appropriate to improve workflow
• Elementary color assessment skills with the ability to provide basic instruction and color correction directives
• Proficiency in Excel, basic math, calculating, analyzing and organizing data
• Comfortable in both PC and Mac platforms. Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus
• Experience with Digital Asset Management systems
• Seeks continuous improvement and innovative solutions
• Maintains grace under pressure in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Effectively and efficiently coordinates all phases of book production and manufacturing from composition, prepress, printing and binding through final delivery
• Work closely with all vendors to manager supplier performance and ensure schedule, quality and budget requirements are met
• Monitors production schedules through coordination with outside vendors as well as all relevant in-house departments to ensure on-time delivery
• Traffics and color correct proofs and attend press checks, if necessary, with supervision
• Prepare and update budgets and cost estimates both seasonally and on a title-by-title basis
• Creates ebooks (in varying formats) in-house and through vendors as needed
• Attends and participates in regular production meetings
• Analyzes production specifications in order to propose cost-saving measures
• Communicates alternative specifications to editorial and design departments
• Works under minimal supervision, keeping Manager and imprint informed of any service disruption or vendor quality issues
• Communicates such issues to the vendor in collaboration with Manager
• Prepares cost estimates, purchase orders and shipping instructions from HBG’s title management system
• Maintains accurate specification and scheduling information in company databases
• Performs other duties as assigned

If you are interested in this position, apply through the website.

New York, NY

Seeking Part-Time Digital Production Intern

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be 18 years of age or older.
• Student must be enrolled in a U.S. based college, university or trade school

Responsibilities Include:

• Serve as the primary coordinator and communicator for several digital projects
• Collaborate with multiple project teams across marketing, creative and IT teams
• The focus of this role is to research, identify and execute solutions to improve our website experiences to acquire and engage our customers
• Projects will include exercises in reviewing the interpreting data, competitor analysis, presenting findings to digital business, including digital analytics, acquisition marketing (SEO, social), optimizing customer experiences and conversions and content publishing.

If you are interested in applying, click here and find the link to apply.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Literary Agency Assistant

Established in 1928, McIntosh & Otis (M&O), Inc. is a full-service literary agency located in New York. M&O represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In addition to representing the subsidiary rights for its own clients, M&O also represents the sale of subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press. M&O is committed to working with writers to develop their careers. Our agents are able to provide detailed and substantive guidance to our clients throughout the publication process.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants should have a B.A.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner
• Knowledge of rights or contracts and strong editorial skills are desirable
• Previous office experience is required, with a minimum of 1 year
• Experience in publishing handling similar tasks strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Providing readers’ reports and synopses
• Managing submissions and correspondence
• General administrative duties

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to info@mcintoshandotis.com attn: Alecia Douglas.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate, Harmony Books

Harmony Books is dedicated to inspiring and helping readers to achieve personal transformation and well-being in all facets of their lives. Publishing books that offer unique approaches to health and wellness, lifestyle, diet, self-improvement, relationships, parenting and spirituality, Harmony guides readers to become their best selves both inside and out. Bestselling books and authors include Thrive by Arianna Huffington, The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss, and titles by Deepak Chopra, Michelle Phan, Suzanne Somers, Gretchen Rubin, Daniel Amen, MD, and the Dalai Lama.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree
• 1-2 years minimum book publishing or appropriate category experience
• Basic understanding of key marketing concepts and tools including email, social media marketing, search, as well as traditional book marketing
• Interest in health and wellness a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop

Responsibilities Include:

• Helping to create title-specific marketing campaigns for upcoming publications as well as titles currently in the marketplace.
• Assist in executing marketing campaigns, including online initiatives, outreach to social networking venues, and consumers.
• Work closely with editorial and publicity on vertical content initiatives and social media outreach for specific categories.
• Cultivate relationships with branding partners in appropriate categories.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online.

Berkeley, CA

Seeking Full-Time Publishing Coordinator

Counterpoint was created in 2007 through the acquisition of three notable independent presses: Counterpoint, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Soft Skull Press. In 2016, Counterpoint merged with Catapult. Author-driven, we devote all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast—fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s main office is in Berkeley, California. Catapult and Soft Skull are primarily based in NYC. We are a creative company, and growing fast. All books are distributed by Publishers Group West.

Minimum Requirement:

• Be passionate about publishing good books
• Demonstrate excellent administrative, technical, and computer skills
• Be experienced in Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
• Be action and results-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time-management skills
• Demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
• Possess strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Work well independently and as a member of various teams, with an open-mindedness towards collaborating remotely and leveraging technology to work with teams in different locations
• Be genuinely enthusiastic about working for a fast-paced, innovative independent book publisher
• Bookkeeping/Accounting experience is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Previous employment history should demonstrate an ability to work with financial reports, budgets, business office issues, inventory, and in customer service.
• Publishing industry or bookselling experience a big plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Maintain and review external sales. Monitor, analyze and summarize various market sales reports.
• Communicate between editorial, the publisher and associate publisher, publicity, and accounting.
• Facilitate contracts and manage advances due to authors.
• Data entry, analysis, and reporting relating to new and existing contracts.
• Maintain a database of contracts and rights.
• Assist rights manager in tracking and managing subrights.
• Manage inventory, recommend and coordinate print and reprint runs according to forecasted market demand.
• Assist Publisher and Business Manager as needed.
• Travel 4-6x per year to our NYC office

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, Basic Books

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.  Basic’s list of influential authors includes Isaac Asimov, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Dinesh D’Souza, Richard Dawkins, Hernando de Soto, Jared Diamond, Michael Eric Dyson, Niall Ferguson, Richard Feynman, Richard Florida, Sigmund Freud, Howard Gardner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter, Leszek Kolakowski, Lawrence Lessig, Claude Levi-Strauss, Nelson Mandela, Alice Miller, Walter Mosley, James T. Patterson, Steven Pinker, Samantha Power, Diane Ravitch, Thomas Sowell, Ian Stewart, Cass Sunstein, Sherry Turkle, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Weigel, Cornel West, A.N. Wilson, James Q. Wilson, Irvin Yalom, Shing-Tung Yau, and Fareed Zakaria.  Basic Books is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years prior book publishing or publicity experience, preferably in trade publishing
• Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape
• Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
• The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
• Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Facebook

Responsibilities Include:

• Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles, as necessary
• Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts
• Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary
• Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches
• Collaborate with authors on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors
• Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint
• Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.