Book Industry Links:

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Book Series: How “Wimmen’s Comix” turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out.

Audible Unveils Short Form Audio Streaming Service: The Amazon subsidiary has unveiled an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels.

Magazine Industry Links:

From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin: The newly minted second editor-in-chief in the 15-year history of Experience Life magazine sits down with Folio

VFILES launches its first crowdsourced magazine, ‘WOMB’: VFILES, the New York-based Web portal, app and retail store just announced it was launching its first-ever magazine.

Magazine Resource: The Folio Alert

folio alertGet the latest news, features, jobs, event updates & more from Folio Magazine. Be the first to know about upcoming media conferences, a special issues, contests and the latest features available from Folio Magazine.

This email subscription is a great way for students to stay up to date with the magazine industry.

Click here to subscribe.

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

Magazines, like all aspects of publishing, are undergoing changes due to digital innovation in the industry. Companies like Time Inc., Hearst and Condé Nast, have all made changes ranging from the reconstruction of their digital presence to the merging of staff and job duties among publications. In the article “What’s Going On at Condé Nast” by Lauren Sherman, she discusses the changes that the parent company is undergoing for their domestic operations and some recent steps the company has taken for their e-commerce sites. The article goes further to discuss the choice of “reorganizing its portfolio in the US to capitalize on its five most valuable brands: Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker.

 

To read more visit businessoffashion.com or visit bosacks.com

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“30 under 30” – Folio: salutes young magazine professionals

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ABaron-Pic-207x300“30 under 30” – Folio: salutes young magazine professionals
By Andrea Baron

As part of the Folio: 2015 trade show for magazine professionals, thirty young people in the industry were honored for their outstanding contributions to their companies and the industry.  The show, held Oct. 19-21 in New York City, is the largest annual trade event for the magazine publishing industry. For three days publishers from all over the U.S. meet and discuss issues affecting the magazine industry in the areas of content, revenue, marketing, digital editions, social media, etc.  Attendees represent a wide variety of publishers: consumer, business, custom, association, and regional magazines, in print and digital formats. (Pace publishing students were given the opportunity to volunteer some time and attend the show sessions.)

The “30 under 30” honorees were feted at a luncheon on Oct. 21st.  Their accomplishments ranged from launching new titles, directing and increasing digital and social media presence, growing online audiences, managing digital and cross-platform transitions, to outstanding editing, design and reporting on breaking news.

The audience enthusiastically responded to the young professionals as they were introduced and their accomplishments were noted.  Several of the group, including Polly Mosendz, a reporter for Newsweek who did important investigative reporting on several national and international stories, and is one of the most trafficked reporters at the magazine, commented that she “didn’t know if I could do the job”, but praised the confidence of those who hired them and gave them the opportunity to show what they could accomplish.

I agree with one of the young women in the group who thanked the Folio: organization and audience for taking the important step of recognizing the unique and important contributions that young professionals are making to the industry. For the full list of their accomplishments, see the Folio: article http://www.foliomag.com/events/folio-30-30-awards-luncheon/

Link of the Week: WordRates

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A brand new resource was launched on October 19th, Wordrates.com. WordRates is a publishing platform for journalists to share payment structures, rate editors, and sell pitches. The project was launched on Kickstarter in April 2015 and by May 24,2015 the project reached its goal. They raised almost $10,000. Writer Scott Carney founded the site to bring transparency to the Byzantine world of magazine publishing.

According to Galleycat:

The site contains a database of magazines, blogs and newspapers that work with freelance writers. The entries for these publications include crowd-sourced ratings and comments from writers on the publication, as well as ratings of individual editors. In addition, if you sign up for the free membership, you can access publication details like pay rates, kill fees and advertising rates, along with masthead information. If you sign up for a premium account ($35 for six months, $50 a year), then you can access contact details for individual editors. You can also browse the site by best rated (Wired, Outside, Fast Company) or lowest rated (Details, Town & Country, Allure) or newest/oldest.

One special feature is the Pitchlab. On the site it explains that Pitchlab is where “Writers with great ideas can submit pitches, which are then reviewed by our team of mentors. If the idea passes the review process, the mentor will then work with the writer to hone the proposal into a perfect pitch and then take it out to the marketplace to find an appropriate publication, just like a literary agent does in the book publishing world.”

The site has been described as “Yelp for journalists.”

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Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She is currently pursuing a career in the book publishing industry. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands home. 

Around Town: October 22nd-28th

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October 22- David Baldacci, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black with David Levithan 

Weill Art Gallery
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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Price: $22

Master storyteller David Baldacci, whose new YA title is The Keeper, joins the bestselling partnership Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to discuss the new volume in their Magisterium collaboration, The Copper Gauntlet.

For more information click here.

October 24- Entertainment Weekly Fest 2015 

Industria Superstudio
775 Washington
New York, NY 10003

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Time: 11:00 pm-6:00 pm and
EW fest @ Night from 7:30 pm-10:30 pm

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Entertainment Weekly will present EW Fest, a day-long celebration of the best in pop culture and EW’s 25th anniversary.

Presented by LG OLED TV, an entirely new category of television, EW Fest will feature unique programming including binge-a-thon screenings, first looks, editor Q&A’s, book signings, and panels with and performances by today’s most sought after talent. The line-up includes a look inside the X-Files writer’s room with creator Chris Carter and writer James Wong; an appearance by Aziz Ansari, discussing his new Netflix series; and anacoustic performance with The Band Perry. EW Fest panels include Ryan Murphy along with special guests from his hit shows, including Matt Bomer, and Kathy Bates, Scholastic’s David Levithan moderating a panel with YA authors and a digital influencers panel with YouTube creators Marcus Johns, and more.

For tickets and more details, head to www.ew.com/ewfest.

October 26- Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York by Nadia Arumugan

The Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Interviews with more than 25 female chefs in New York reveal insights into some of the city’s top culinary talent, and pages of mouthwatering images will inspire readers to try these exclusive recipes!

More than twenty-five female chefs in New York City share their beloved recipes in Women Chefs of New York by food editor and cookbook author Nadia Arumugam.

Women Chefs of New York is a collection of recipes as diverse as New York City’s vast array of cuisine itself. The female trio behind the hugely popular Pies ‘n’ Thighs divulges their fried chicken and biscuits recipe; legendary Mediterranean cuisine chef Einat Admony offers her green shakshuka; and Christina Tosi, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, gifts the reader with her secrets for birthday cake truffles.

For more information click here.

October 27- Featured Editor Happy Hour with Buzzfeed

The Storehouse at 69 W 23rd St.
(between 5th and 6th Ave.)

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Ed is at it again! This time, he’s hosting an especially buzz-worthy featured editor happy hour just in time for Halloween. Join Ed and some of his featured editor friends from Buzzfeed on Tuesday, 10/27 from 7-9 PM. No need to RSVP.

As if that wasn’t enough, he’s made a Buzzfeed-esque listicle of all the reasons you should come:

1. Great Company: You’ll get the chance to network with and ask career advice from cool featured editors from Buzzfeed.

2. Free Candy: Now that we’ve hit the age where we’re a little old to go trick-or-treating, we’ll take candy any way we can get it.

3. Happy Hour Specials: Because who doesn’t enjoy sipping a half-priced cocktail while it’s still light outside?

4. No Cover Charge: Because savvy whippersnappers never pay cover.

5. Everyone’s Welcome: Want to bring a friend? Great. Want to bring two? Even better!

For more information click here.

October 27-WORD & Tumblr Present: LAST NIGHT’S READING Launch

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Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Kate Gavino hosts the launch of her illustrated book based on her popular blog, with special guests Jazmine Hughes, Julia Fierro, Alexander Chee, Mira Jacob, and Lev Grossman. With books for sale courtesy of our friends at WORD Bookstore and drinks & snacks, until they run out, courtesy of Tumblr.

Jazmine Hughes is an associate digital editor at The New York Times Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Gawker.

Julia Fierro is the author of the novels Cutting Teeth and the forthcoming The Gypsy Moth Summer. She is the founder of The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and her work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, Glamour,and Psychology Today.

Alexander Chee is the author of the novel, Edinburgh, winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. She is the co-founder of much-loved Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn. Her recent writing and short stories have appeared in Guernica, Vogue, The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, and Bookanista.

Lev Grossman is the author of the novels Warp, Codex, and The Magicians Trilogy. He is a senior writer and book critic for TIME.

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October 28- Garance Dore at Club Monaco 

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Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street  

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Garance Doré comes to Strand’s shop-in-shop at Club Monaco on Fifth Avenue to launch Love Style Life, which features iconic women including Emmanuelle Alt and Drew Barrymore, as well as her own illustrations and photography.

This event will be located in the Strand’s Shop at Club Monaco, at 160 5th Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets. Guests must purchase a copy of Love Style Life from Strand to enter the signing line. The first 200 attendees will be guaranteed admission, granted on a first come first serve basis regardless of pre-purchase or RSVP. Please note that ephemera will not be signed.

Please RSVP to RSVP@clubmonaco.com

For more information click here.

 

SPD Pub(lications) Crawl Update

The Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers held their annual “Pub(lication) Crawl,” a tour of magazine design departments, where students get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines on October 2nd. The organization promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine.

The tour this year included 8×8 magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, design firm Segal Savad, Time, W mag and Woman’s Day. Split into four groups,the students met with designers and had a behind the scene look at the publications. Three of our Pace students, Leigh Eron, Rebecca Mbanugo, and Brittany Fuller, had the opportunity to visit Entertainment Weekly and Woman’s Day (tour A).

Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR A - Entertainment Weekly & Woman's Day

The students had a morning tour of Entertainment Weekly and an afternoon tour of Woman’s Day. On the tour they met both Design Directors, Tim Leong (EW) and Peter Hemmel (Woman’s Day), as well as other staff and team members ranging from photo editors to design/art assistants.

Student sentiments included:
Coming from an interest in book publishing, it was really fascinating to see behind the scenes of the magazine side. I was especially amazed by EW’s weekly turn around and I still can’t get over the test kitchen at Women’s Day!” said Leigh Eron.
Brittany Fuller said:

This tour really reinforced my love  for magazines and dream to work for one in the near future. It also showed me the other side of a magazine besides editorial content and how harmonious they have to be to create a solid product for readers.”

Rebecca Mbanugo shared:
While I lean more towards the book side of publishing, ever since taking Professor Baron’s Magazine Production and Design class I’ve become interested in how magazines are created. I admire Entertainment Weekly’s style and rely on their website for television recaps and interviews, so visiting the offices of Entertainment Weekly and gaining insight into the creative process behind each issue was a truly surreal experience for me. Getting to see the various departments at Woman’s Day was also a blast–everyone there was extremely positive and the level of detail that goes into each decision was amazing to witness.
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All three students had a wonderful experience touring the Hearst building and the Entertainment Weekly design department and learning more about the aspects of magazine design. For more information about SPD you can visit their website,

HGTV Magazine Fall Advertising/Design Intern

HGTV Magazine seeks an intelligent, creative, and entrepreneurial team player to join our team as a design intern for the Advertising/Marketing side of the magazine.


Required availability of 2-3 days a week at minimum who has graphic design experience as well as an interest in publication, layout design, and advertising/marketing.
Design Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting the art department with designing/building comps (MUST be confident in
cutting/mounting abilities)
• Maintaining internal portfolio website (powered by SquareSpace)
• In charge of optimizing artwork for the site using Photoshop/InDesign (advanced
HTML/CSS skills are not necessary)
Marketing Responsibilities May Include:
• Assisting in updating media kit sell sheets, sales tools, and other collateral
• Observe execution of magazine events, including signage event(s), sales meeting and
assist as assigned
• Attend brainstorm meetings for creative ideas for events and programs, client gifts and
entertainment and magazine editorial tie-ins

Qualifications:
• Must submit a resume and portfolio to be considered
• Enrolled in an undergraduate program or graduate program that allows for credit
• Must be able to earn academic credit for participation in internship
• Commitment for the entire semester – 2-3 days a week at minimum
• Ideal candidate must be highly proactive, creative, detail and solution-oriented, and have
strong skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
• Strong cutting and mounting skills are a must
• Fluency in Microsoft Office
• Hard-working and eager to learn
Hourly Rate: unpaid
Please note that internships are unpaid and candidate must be able to receive school credit.
You must be able to commute to our NYC office.

Job Application Contact Name: Kimberly Etzin
Job Application Contact Email: ketzin@hearst.com

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

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The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at abaron2@pace.edu and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, HGTV Magazine

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10406Atria Books

Title: Publishing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
As part of the Publishing Office, the Publishing Assistant is essential to the effective management of Atria’s diverse publishing program. While there is a significant administrative element, this is a thinking person’s job with creative responsibilities and opportunities. The ideal candidate will be organized, able to juggle multiple tasks, a strong verbal and written communicator, and a problem solver. Must have experience with excel and PowerPoint.

Major duties include:
— Work directly with the Publisher, Associate Publisher, and Editorial Director to maintain seasonal publishing lists and presentation schedules to the sales team
— Schedule weekly, monthly and seasonal sales meetings, which includes working with editors to compile materials in a timely fashion for distribution to sales

Organize weekly departmental meetings and materials

Support the Marketing Managers with mailings and creation of marketing materials, including sellsheets, reading group guides, back ads, author Q&A, and digital bonus content

— Work closely with all departments in the company, including editorial, Sales, Subrights, Production, Art, and Managing Editorial
— Administrative duties as Assistant to the Associate Publisher

Requirements: 
Prior experience in book publishing preferred.

To Apply: 
Visit this site.

 

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Title: Desktop Publishing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster Design and Digital Content Development group is hiring a desktop publishing assistant to support the team. The assistant will be responsible for typesetting and composition of new books, including making corrections to existing files, creating enlargement and reduction samples, flowing books in InDesign, reflowing books to meet new trim sizes, and creating new books based on existing designs. Beyond composition work, there will be opportunities to learn to design print and ebooks and to produce finished ebooks. The assistant should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized. Because the job is very deadline-sensitive, this person must be able to manage his or her time well.

Requirements: 
-Experienced with InDesign CS6 and later

-Experienced with Photoshop CS6 and later

-Familiar with Illustrator CS6 and later

-Knows proofreader’s marks

-Familiar with book composition standards

-Familiar with HTML and CSS

Prior experience in book publishing preferred

To Apply:
Click here to apply.

 

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Title: Advertising Sales Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
HGTV Magazine is currently looking for an Advertising Sales Assistant to join their team in New York. This entry-level job will be supporting three high-level advertising sales representative in an administrative capacity.

Main job responsibilities include: RFP completion, competitive analysis, ad positioning reports, scheduling appointments, mailings, maintaining the comp list, and completing expense reports. This position would also require general administrative duties such as scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements. The ideal candidate will be a pro-active self-starter, have great communication and organizational skills, and take initiative for completing tasks.

Requirements: 

– We are looking for someone with at least 1 internship experience within a media company with exposure to ad sales or marketing, with a strong interest in print magazine sales.
– The successful candidate also should have MS Office Suite experience– (especially Excel and PowerPoint).

Must be able to start working full-time in May.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply onsite.