Two Great Events feat. Professor Paul Levitz

You may have taken his Comic Books or Transmedia classes, but have you ever seen Professor Levitz in action? With over 30 years at DC Comics, ending as President and Publisher, Professor Levitz truly knows his stuff. He’s even written his own mega-book, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Check out his full bio on the Faculty and Staff Spotlight page here.

March 1 – 7 is Will Eisner Week, and on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m., Professor Levitz will be reading from his upcoming book on Will Eisner, Champion of The Graphic Novel. He will also be discussing Eisner during “Will Eisner Week.”  The event will take place at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room.

On Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m., Professor Levitz will be moderating a panel titled “Celebrating Al Jaffree.” The panel will feature Jaffee, the inventor of MAD Magazine’s Fold-In, Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, and who started his career working for Will Eisner. MAD cartoonist Peter Kuper (SPY VS. SPY, WORLD WAR III) will be joining the panel, as well as MAD art director and Ruben Award winning cartoonist, Sam Viviano. This panel will take place in the Butler Library at Columbia University. See more information about the event here.

Check out all of the “Will Eisner Week” events here.

Paid Internship with White Plains Cares Coalition

Interns are needed in order to help the White Plains Cares Coalition with the development of a Health and Wellness Magazine

The internship will run from March to August of 2014, and each intern will receive a stipend payment for 60 hours of work.

Duties include:

  • Magazine formatting
  • Content development
  • Interviewing for articles
  • Marketing assistance
Applicants must be proficient with MS Office. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator would be helpful, but is not required.

Send your resume and cover letter directly to Chanelle Hyde, Coalition & Community Youth Court Coordinator, at

Social Media Week | February 17 – February 21

Social Media Week is a week-long event from February 17 to February 21 that will bring together important figures of the social media and networking community. The event will include presentations about Advertising and Marketing, Networking and Parties, Science and Technology, Media and Publishing, and others. “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself: Finding Recognition Online for Your Career” is one example of an Advertising and Marketing presentation. An example of a Media and Publishing panel includes “Is Social Killing Storytelling?” which AOL will host. The event has numerous presentations and panels to attend. Not only will you be discovering new things about social media and networking, but you will be able to social network yourself. Speakers at the event include Eli Pariser, CEO of Upworthy, Neil Blumenthal, Co-founder of the eyeglasses company Warby Parker, Jordan Hillary Freeman, Marketing Director at the Huffington Post, and many others. View the entire list of this year’s speakers here. The amount of knowledge and expertise at this event will be insurmountable.

Are you ready to learn about the future? The Social Media Week “Networking” pass is only $29. The pass includes full access to first floor Campus exhibitions, installations, and networking lounges. If you would like to attend, you can purchase a pass here. Space is limited so act quickly!

“Psychology Today” Advertising/Design Internship

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Advertising/Design Internship

Job/Internship Type: Internship (Daily Stipend)

Company/Publication Name: Psychology Today

Location: New York, NY


Description:  Psychology Today has an excellent opportunity for a few smart and talented advertising and/or graphic design interns at our office in NYC.  We are a small staff, so you will be a key member of the team.  Interns will be required to work 2 to 3 days per week.


Duties include:

  • Working closely with the Associate Publisher, advertising staff, and art department on sales and marketing projects.
  • Assisting our production department with print and online advertising preparation, as well as developing marketing materials.
  • Outstanding professionalism and organization are a requirement.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn programs quickly.
  • Should be able to juggle several tasks at once and work autonomously.


Graphic design skills and prior experience in Photoshop and InDesign are necessary.  The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in publishing, advertising, or graphic design, along with strong editorial and writing skills. The position starts ASAP and will run into Spring  of 2015, three or more days a week (full-time preferred), and include a small daily stipend.



–  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

–  Photoshop

–  Indesign


Payment: Daily Stipend


To Apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and two business or marketing related writing samples to Professor Denning at

Jobs of the Week

Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Agent Assistant

Location: New York, NY


The Levine Greenberg Literary Agency is seeking a highly organized, personable individual with strong writing and discriminating reading skills to support two literary agents with large lists. This individual will be responsible for providing full time administrative and editorial support to one agent and sharing administrative duties in supporting a second agent.

Candidates must be critical readers of fiction, including suspense, “book club” fiction, women’s fiction, mystery and young adult. The job will include opportunities to read nonfiction, as well. The ideal candidate should be a highly-motivated multitasker with excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. The agency is looking for someone who is a creative problem solver, a quick learner, and effective at time management. Tech savviness and familiarity with Word, Excel, Adobe, Outlook, BAITS and PowerPoint are strongly preferred. Prior publishing experience a plus. This job is an excellent way to build experience in the book publishing world and learn in a supportive and open office environment.Duties include reading submissions and queries and providing reader’s reports, helping to prepare proposals and pitch letters, and basic client management. Administrative and day-to-day support tasks include answering phones, scheduling, contract routing, filing, mailing, copying, and updating databases.

View the original job posting here.

AVENUE Magazine

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate/Senior Editor

Location: New York, NY


Being an Associate/Senior editor at AVENUE is a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in social journalism to significantly deepen their editorial experience and responsibilities. As part of our small, close-knit team, you would work with the other top editors to develop, assign and edit every part of the magazine, from cover stories to columns, from advertorials to our back page questionnaire. You would also play an important role in producing our website and helping to manage our social media.

The job offers opportunity, camaraderie and lots of intellectual challenges. Indeed, one of its best aspects is getting to think about such a target and interesting group of people. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine, we cover Manhattan’s elite in a way that is distinct from other magazine. AVENUE offers a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on people and their lifestyles in the wealthiest zip codes in the wealthiest country in the world.

People who thrive as editors at AVENUE are highly literate, thoughtful, curious, and responsible team players. They are interested in lifestyle/society related material and have very strong editing and writing skills. The Associate editor/Senior position would be ideal for a person in the beginning phase of their career who already has had substantial experience writing and/or editing for school publications and internships, or for an editorial assistant or editorial associate looking for a substantial step up in responsibility.

View the original job posting here.