Summer Internship with Simon & Schuster

Looking for a hands-on internship for this summer in book publishing? Whether you’re into editorial, publicity, marketing, or digital, Simon & Schuster should be your next summer internship application stop.


Check out this interview about Pace’s relationship with Simon & Schuster, where you can read about Pace students’ experiences at S&S.

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Job Description
The Simon and Schuster Internship Program participants will have an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of book publishing through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.

Interns are placed within specific imprints or divisions on either the adult or children’s side of the business based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and the Simon and Schuster business needs. Past assignments have typically been within editorial, marketing, and publicity departments.

Interns will both shadow and work alongside publishing professionals. They will also attend meetings and events and participate in weekly lunch and learn programs designed specifically for the intern class.

Each year will have three 10 week programs to represent the Summer, Fall and Spring sessions. The summer session will be 35 hours a week and the Fall and Spring sessions will be a minimum of 16-20 hours a week to accommodate the interns’ academic schedules.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors preferred) or graduate students while in the program
  • Must submit an application with cover letter through the Simon and Schuster career site at:
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States after graduation; Completion of the application assumes eligibility to work in the United States.

Required experience and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for books and an eagerness to tell us about it
  • A great attitude and desire to learn

If you are interested, please follow the link above to submit an application. Please let Prof. Jane Denning, Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, know if you apply and plan to enroll in PUB 699A during Summer I.

Self-Publishing Panel with Industry Experts

How to successfully publish your own book:  An Evening of Discussion with Industry Experts, a joint program with the Book Industry Guild of NY

Tuesday, March 11

Wix Lounge, 235 W. 23rd St., 8th floor

Free to WNBA, BIG/NY members, and students with ID (nonmembers: $20.00 at the door with credit card)

Use this form to register for the event.

*$20 for a WNBA Student Membership! Visit here to join*

Is there a manuscript on your hard drive or in your desk drawer that you’d love to  publish? Not sure if it should be published in print or as an e-book? How will you  market and publicize it when it’s published? Just interested in learning what self-  publishing means in today’s digital marketplace? Today there are many good reasons  to self-publish that book and many ways to do it. Our panel of industry insiders and  successful self-published authors will provide nuts and bolts information about the  promises and pitfalls of self-publishing. Come hear what they have to say–bring your  questions, too. There will be an opportunity for networking before and after the  program.



Bridget Marmion, Founder and President, Your Expert Nation



Tim Anderson, author of Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries and Sweet Tooth

Justine Schofield, VP Development, Pubslush

Matt Cavnar, VP, Development, Vook

Andrew Conway, Fast Pencil

Karen Strauss, Founder, Strauss Consultants Inc & Publisher, RockStar Publishing

Society for Scholarly Publishing: 2014 Travel Grants and Annual Meeting

SSP Conference Travel Grant Program

If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting (see details below). If you’re not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé.

SSP’s 2014 travel grant program has grants for up to 14 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 36th Annual Meeting, to be held May 28-30, 2014 in Boston MA, as well as SSP membership for 2014. The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting.

Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting. Higher rates of reimbursement are available for applicants located overseas, and the Society offers special encouragement to applicants from outside North America.

Applications must be completed online; see the link to the online form here, where a list of previous grant winners is also available.

The application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014. Grant awardees will be selected and notified by the first week in April.

The SSP Board has developed several supporting programs that will help grant awardees optimize their experience. Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees plug into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Meeting. Additionally, the meeting program will offer several opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the industry.

SSP Annual Meeting 2014: “Who’s at Stake and What’s at Stake? Looking Outward at the Future of Scholarly Publishing”
To be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston MA, May 28-30, 2014.
Plenary speakers:

Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer for Perseus Books Group
Chris Lintott, Astronomer at the University of Oxford, co-presenter of the BBC’s Sky at Night, and Citizen Science Project Lead at Adler Planetarium
Dan Cohen, Director of the Digital Public Library of America
Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation

For details of full program, sessions, abstracts, speakers, and accommodation, see here

SSP is a dynamic membership organization, working to advance the development of members through education and networking.

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