Publishers Weekly: The New Publishing Jobs Market and 2013 Salary Survey

Publishers Weekly is hosting “The New Publishing Jobs Market and 2013 Salary Survey” to address these issues and more.

This panel discussion is part of the very popular PW Discussion Series and will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. in New York at the Random House Auditorium Café, 1745 Broadway at 56th Street, 2nd floor. Coffee and pastries will be served.

A diverse panel of industry insiders and job-watchers will be moderated by Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly co-editorial director and author of the PW 2013 Annual Salary Survey.

We hope you consider attending the discussion series and joining the conversation. Registration, which costs $49 for adults and $25 for students, is available online here.

Plus, thanks to generous underwriting from two event sponsors, a limited number of complimentary seats are available to students interested in book publishing and the book publishing job market.

Interested students may e-mail marketing@publishersweekly.com to request a seat. Seats are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Job Opportunity: Taylor & Francis

Type: Full Time

Position: Journal Sales Executive

Location: TBD

The Journals Division of Taylor & Francis Group, a division of informa and leading academic publisher, has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic sales professional to join its growing sales team.  Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and management of online sales throughout the assigned region.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase and promote sales of T&F print and online journals throughout assigned region
  • Identify, maintain and develop current and prospective customer accounts and actively pursue opportunities for growth and development
  • Market and promote online sales models to current and prospective customers
  • Manage account details through CRM software
  • Track and share lead information throughout all stages of the sales process
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers and generate customized quotes
  • Successfully negotiate and execute sales agreements
  • Produce regular reports on sales activity and development opportunities
  • Assist in the development of sale proposals, management reports, supporting sales contact/CRM database
  • Attend library meetings and industry events as required

Qualifications: 

Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced presentation skills at all levels of business. Effective account management skills and the ability to form strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally. Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional, confident, and goal oriented. Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ sales/marketing experience. Previous publishing experience, understanding of academic library environment, and specific industry knowledge (pharma, biotech, chemical, etc) desired. Proficiency with Windows applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, required. Previous experience with CRM software helpful. Overnight travel required.

About Taylor & Francis Group 

Taylor & Francis Group is a leading international academic publisher with a history of over two centuries.  Throughout our 11 T&F offices worldwide we publish over 2000 new books and 1000 journals annually, spanning all subjects in the academic, medical and scientific field.  T&F merged with Informa in 2004 to establish a new international force in the provision of specialist information through publishing and events businesses.  Today, Informa plc publishes over 2,500 subscription based products, has a portfolio of over 13,000 e-books (growing by 3,000 per year) and backlist of 35,000 books.  2,800 events per year are held worldwide.

Internship Opportunity: Oxford University Press

Position: Intern – Higher Education Digital Product Management

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

The Higher Education division is currently accepting applications for a Digital Product Management Intern for the Oxford University Press USA Fall Internship Program.

NOTE: This is a PAID internship.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and creation of content within learning management system software
  •  Assist in the creation and development of ancillary resource center sites
  • Draft tutorial and help documentation for digital products
  • Monitor end-user support mailboxes and route tickets appropriately
  • Schedule and drive end-user facing product webinars
  • Assist in the design and styling of end-user facing product webpages

At the conclusion of the internship, the Intern can expect to have learned the role that digital products play in higher education publishing, the challenges currently faced by publishers developing digital products, and OUP’s strategies for meeting our users’ needs. The Intern will gain experience interacting with instructor end-users and learn how to improve digital products by approaching them from a user perspective. The intern will learn extensively how to develop courses and content within leading learning management systems

Requirements:

Applicants must have strong communication skills and feel comfortable working with new software and technologies. The ideal applicant will be a problem solver, a fast learner, and feel comfortable working independently and juggling multiple responsibilities on a daily basis. Applicants should have an understanding of web technologies and be able to communicate clearly and jargon-free about digital products to non-experts.

Other skills required and preferred:

  • Experience with HTML and website development required • Major in computer science or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Experience working with learning management systems such as Desire2Learn, Blackboard, and Moodle strongly preferred
  • Experience with the WordPress content management system preferred
  • Graphic design interest and experience, including website styling using CSS, preferred

Applicants must be enrolled in a degreed program with at least one year of schooling completed, graduated from a degreed program in the past year or enrolled in a degreed program where college credit is granted for the completion of an internship.

Find the original posting here.

Jobs of the Week

Rodale, Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant/Associate Editor

Location: NYC

Description:  Rodale Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling, health and general sports titles. He or she will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books as well. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post college publishing experience. This position is located in New York City.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
  • Commitment to developing a career in publishing
  • Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
  • Two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
  • Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
  • Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate manuscripts and collect research to facilitate acquisition process
  • Meet project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
  • Develop book ideas and secure writers
  • Write copy, including back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
  • Attend meetings with agents and authors

Find the original posting on Media Bistro.

Sounds True

Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing/Publicity and Admin Assistant

Location: Louisville, CO

Description:  Sounds True, a publisher specializing in spirituality and holistic living, is seeking a smart, driven, energetic and enthusiastic Marketing/Publicity & Admin Assistant to support our dynamic marketing and publicity departments. The right candidate has excellent written and verbal communications skills, is naturally organized, is a go getter that identifies needs and acts without prompt, is mature and professional, and works well under pressure. Applicants should have a genuine interest in the mission of Sounds True, a passion for books and a strong desire to work in publishing.

Requirements:

  • A college degree or equivalent
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office programs – Excel & Word (incl: mailing label merge skills, data spreadsheets, advanced formatting for press releases)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Digital/Internet & Social Media savvy
  • Prior publishing experience is preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee publicity efforts (draft press releases, process mailings, fulfill review copy requests, outreach)
  • Oversee galley production and distribution to media contacts and publishing trade publications
  • Assist Publicity Manager with campaigns, mailings and author tours
  • Update and maintain online press room and press kits w/images, links, content
  • Assist in social media platform management for ST brand & products
  • Prepare newsletter communications for eblasts
  • Correspond with important sales contacts via phone/email
  • Input and update content within media and sales databases
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and prepare expense reports
  • Maintain calendar/scheduling
  • Provide general administrative support for Marketing/Publicity team as needed

Find the original posting on Publishers Weekly.

Link of the Week: The Moth

An organization dedicated to the beauty of telling stories, The Moth is an experience all its own. Creator of The Moth, George Dawes Green, a poet and best-selling novelist, wished to recreate episodes similar to those that took place in his home state of Georgia. On warm summer evenings, he and his friends would sit together on a screened-in porch, telling tales to one another. A hole in the screen allowed moths through, who were attracted to the soft porch light. Thus the Moths were born; a group of storytellers with a joined closeness through words.

 

Since 1997 Green has taken what once was a small gathering in Georgia to new heights. The Moths no longer tell stories on a small porch, but in a room that fills hundreds of people, all crowding to hear each human experience. The storytellers are honest and true, and the stories are spoken live and without notes.

In addition to being an entertaining storytelling site, The Moth, also provides a weekly free story called The Moth Podcast, as well as The Moth Radio Hour. In 2000 The Moth launched the MothSHOP Community Education Program which teaches the principles of storytelling to students and disenfranchised adults in underserved neighborhoods. The program then shares these stories within the community and beyond, giving a voice to those who might have otherwise gone unheard.

Some of our favorite stories include Jamaica Kincaid’s, The Letter, Sebastian Jungar, WAR, Carlos Kotkin, The Accidental Executive and Joyce Maynards, The One Good Man.  Click here to see the stories and let us know what ones you like.

The Moth also offers great opportunities for those who wish to volunteer and intern. Interested in volunteering? Click here.

The Moth has internships all year in the production, media, and development departments.