Jobs of the Week

11-3Publishers Weekly

Type: Full-time

Position: Copy editor

Location: NYC

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact-checking.
Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.
We’re seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.

To Apply: Please send your résumé with a covering letter to hr@publishersweekly.com. Please include your annual salary requirements in the letter (note that we will only consider applicants who provide this information).

 

 

W.W. NortonW. W. Norton & Company

 Type: Full-time

Position: Trade Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two trade editors. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
• Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; faxing, copying, printing, and emailing.
• Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Strong interest in cooking and non-fiction books.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.

Technical Skills:
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying to in the subject line. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee. W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Internship Opportunity

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Internship Description
A literary/illustration agency that represents children’s book and licensing artists is seeking an intern with a strong interest in children’s publishing.
Regular tasks will include working on promotional materials, updating our website and news blog, adding to our database of industry contacts, and organizing images. Familiarity with Photoshop and WordPress preferred, though we will train the right candidate. The internship is paid, and we offer a flexible schedule with a time commitment of 8-15 hours a week. The office is temporarily located in Chelsea.

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If interested, please email Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Discounted Student Rate for Publishers Weekly Subscription!

Publishers Weekly is offering Pace University M.S. in Publishing students a special discounted rate to subscribe to their magazine. A year-long online subscription is only $19.95, or if you prefer, the print version is available for $99.00.

Publishers Weekly describes itself as the “book industry’s leading news magazine, covering every aspect of creating, producing, marketing and selling the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats. We keep professionals and aspiring professionals informed on the important happenings in our industry through in-depth interviews with top authors and publishers, detailed reports on industry issues and trends, and over 7,000 book and media reviews each year.” It is an essential resource for book publishing professionals.

Interested students should subscribe using the link below to take advantage of this special offer!

Subscribe to Publishers Weekly today!

 

Internship Opportunity

SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY, DEMOS PUBLISHING springer (1) 
Springer Publishing Company and Demos Publishing seek an intern to work through the spring in our fast-paced marketing department. We are an independent academic, consumer health, and medical publisher with a growing books, journals, and digital publishing program. 

Duties will include:
• Plan social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; as     well as monitor the performance of our company across all social media platforms
• Help edit videos and upload to YouTube
• Draft, review, and post blog entries using WordPress• Provide help with web maintenance

• Aid in developing weekly email marketing newsletters and promotions

• General office assistance

This internship is ideal for a college student interested in pursuing a career in professional and scholarly publishing. While gaining work experience, the intern will benefit from substantive experience and ongoing learning opportunities and mentoring from our staff.

August-December, 9am-5pm, 2-3 days per week (days of week flexible and to be agreed upon).
• Current college student or recent graduate
• Self-starter with creativity and attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Team-player who can work with others
• Strong interest in marketing and publishing
• Good computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
NY, NY
Stipend to be paid
Interested candidates should email :Liona Chan | Digital Content Marketing Coordinator

Springer Publishing Company|11 W 42nd St, 15th Fl|New York, NY 10036

|LChan@springerpub.com

 

Job Opportunities

penguin-random-housePenguin Random House is hiring! Look below to see the various job opportunities they have just posted.

Job Description:

Publicity Assistant, Penguin Young Readers
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Publicity / Communications
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

Penguin Young Readers at Penguin Random House, is seeking an Assistant to join the Publicity team.

Responsibilities include: 

• Day-to- day administrative support
• Supporting senior publicity staff with media campaigns and /event logistics
• Coordinating communications efforts
• Creating publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
• Organizing media mailings
• Creating author itineraries
• Managing calendars and scheduling conflicts
• Coding and processing of invoices

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:

• A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
• Interest in and enthusiasm for children’s literature
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Digital Content Assistant, Penguin Young Readers
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Digital
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Digital Content Development team at Penguin Young Readers seeks an Assistant to support:

• Generation of project tracking, approvals (internal and external), trade show information and presentations
• Research and distribution of weekly digital roundup with VP Digital Content Development
• Keeping calendar (including outside appointments, meetings, lunches, dinners, events, travel etc.)
• Keeping track of the daily and weekly priorities for VP Digital Content Development
• Coordination of small and large meetings, on-site and off-site
• Tracking invitations and charitable requests, ordering supplies, sending and receiving packages, filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning
• Planning foreign and domestic travel, including detailed itineraries
• Liaising with editors, authors and agents on behalf of the team when needed
• Handling various special projects as required

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:
• A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional phone manner and sound judgment
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
• Knowledge of Adobe Design Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop)
• Digital product and/or media experience preferred
• Experience with VIPs preferred

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Advertising Assistant, Consumer Development – Random House Children’s Books
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Advertising
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Random House Children’s Books group at Penguin Random House, seeks an Advertising Assistant to join its team.

Responsibilities include:

• Managing all advertising details for Random House Children’s Books
• Acting as main liaison between advertising partners/venues and Consumer Development team to secure all advertising
• Keeping track of all day-to-day and always changing details of each ad campaign for the entire team
• Assisting with tracking and maintaining the advertising budget
• Working closely with Accounts Payable to ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner
• Negotiating and proposing new ideas with all advertising partners to ensure budget, and pursuing new ways to reach our target audience

Your profile:

The ideal candidate should have:

• Minimum 1-2 years of experience in advertising/marketing
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong interest in advertising and children’s books
• Extraordinary attention to detail, ability to prioritize and anticipate needs, strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Copyrights Assistant, Contracts and Permissions
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Copyright
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Contracts and Permissions department at Penguin Random House seeks an Assistant to support the Copyrights team. The primary role is filing copyright registration claims, and a secondary role is assisting in permission-clearing book projects. The Assistant will gain knowledge of copyrights, permissions and rights, and will have opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities include:

• Filing copyright registration claims with the United States Copyright Office (extracting information from books, obtaining information from contracts and from editors, submitting applications electronically to Copyright Office)
• Responding to any questions or demands the Copyright Office may have in relation to said applications
• Corresponding with literary agents and occasionally authors to gather information and materials to complete registration process
• Assisting with obtaining and reviewing permission licenses for right to use copyrighted works in Penguin Random House publications
• Maintaining paper records and electronic databases
• Handling certain copyright-related queries from editors and other Penguin Random House staff, authors, and agents
• Providing administrative support (filing, photocopying, etc.)

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:

• A 4-year college degree
• Office or library experience
• Good writing skills
• Good/excellent speaking skills
• Good/excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail and a proactive nature

About our company:
Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:
Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Pre-Press Production Assistant, Crown Publishing Group
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Production
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Pre-Press team with the Production department at Crown Publishing Group, seeks a Production Assistant to support its day-to-day and strategic tasks. Responsibilities include:
• Typesetting in InDesign
• Color correction and retouching via Photoshop
• Digital support for the Production department
• Working with Designers and Printers in creating final printer-ready PDFs
• Light administrative duties

Your profile:

The ideal candidate will have:
• A four-year degree
• Office experience, preferably in publishing industry
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (version 5 or later)
• Ample experience and comfort with typesetting in InDesign

Applicants must be deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and comfortable working with different team dynamics.

About our company:

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

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Associate, Copyright & Permissions
Entry Level, Full Time, –
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Copyright and Permissions Department at Penguin Random House LLC is seeking to an Associate to support the team.

Responsibilities include:

• Entering title information into the Permissions database
• Conducting rights research
• Registering books for copyright in the United States Copyright Office
• Pre-publication approval of copyright pages
• Clerical duties, filing, photocopying

Your profile:

Candidates must be self-starters and quick learners and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong organizational skill and the ability to prioritize assignments. Individuals must be extremely detail-oriented, comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment that is deadline driven and must have the ability to juggle a wide variety of responsibilities as required. Prior office experience is a must.

Core computer skills required, including speed and accuracy. This position also requires strong interpersonal skills, an energetic, proactive, flexible individual who can work both independently and as a team player. There is high phone, fax, mail, and email volume to which candidate must respond in a courteous, timely manner. Duties and responsibilities may expand and/or change based on departmental needs. Basic understanding of copyright law is helpful but not required.

About our company:

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

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com