Jobs & Internships | June 7 – 12

Macmillan | Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level (1+ years)

Macmillan Publishing was founded by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in London in 1843 and is another one of the Big 5 publishers. It has a number of imprints across the globe. Some of their U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt and Company; Picador; St. Martin’s Press; Tor/Forge; Macmillan Audio; and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Many of these publishers are based in New York City. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | June 7 – 12”

WNBA-NYC | Volunteer Opportunity

Call For New Board Members

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” Its NYC chapter recently posted a great way to get involved if you are a member (you can join here for $50 or  $20 if you are a student). Continue reading “WNBA-NYC | Volunteer Opportunity”

Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group

Lisa See | The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

When: July 14, 2018 @ 11am–1pm
Where: Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free for Members (Membership for students is $20/year)

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” If you are a student, you can become a WNBA member for $20, which consists of women and men who want to serve the book community by promoting literacy. This is a great way to network with fellow book lovers and learn what is going on in the book industry. Continue reading “Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group”

Internship | Book Industry Study Group

Book Industry Study Group | Summer 2018 Intern

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is “a non-profit trade association that works to create a more informed, effective, and transparent supply chain for books and book-like products.”  Its membership includes trade, education, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries. To date, about 200 companies are members of BISG, and they all work together to “help the industry run more effectively and efficiently.”

BISG is looking for a Summer Intern  to assist with administrative tasks, database management, and social media communications. This is a great opportunity to learn about operations and marketing in the book publishing industry. The chosen intern will work 20 hours/week and will be paid $12/hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to BISG’s Operations Manager: Complete a wide variety of tasks pertaining to the promotion and preparation of bi-monthy webinars, in-person events, and conferences

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate or graduate student, or a candidate with equivalent experience
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic about the book publishing industry
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of or an interest in metadata, rights, subject codes, or supply chain issues is a benefit, but not required
  • Familiarity with Excel, Google Suite, Twitter, and LinkedIn is strongly preferred

All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Maya Fakundiny (maya@bisg.org) by May 28, 2018.

Jobs & Internships | May 10 – 16

Berghahn Books | Assistant to the Managing Director

Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Berghahn Books is an independent publisher of scholarly books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It has over 40 journals, and publishes more than 100 titles each year in subjects such as Anthropology, Migration & Refugee Studies, Geography, History, and Film Studies. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | May 10 – 16”