Job Opportunity

ABACompany: The American Booksellers Association

Position: Content Coordinator

The American Booksellers Association, the trade association representing independent booksellers, is looking for a full-time Content Coordinator to join its staff in White Plains, New York. The Content Coordinator will create content for bookseller education, relevant business-related and association news stories, and other resources to help member bookstores operate more successfully and profitably.

Candidates should be organized, have strong writing and proofreading skills, and be experienced with content management systems and social media. At least two years’ experience desired. Knowledge of the book industry and independent bookselling are pluses.

Interested candidates should send a resume and writing samples to, with “Content Coordinator” in the subject line, or to the attention of Content Dept., American Booksellers Association, 333 Westchester Avenue, Suite S202, White Plains, NY 10604. Please specify salary requirement. No phone calls.

Summer Internship Opportunity with BPEF in Washington DC

Summer Internships Available in Washington DC through BPEF program!

The Business Press Educational Foundation announces new summer internship openings in Washington DC. The openings, at b-to-b media leader Hanley Wood, focus on five functional areas: editorial, web production and design, data, video and marketing. BPEF is looking to fill these positions immediately.

Each position will offer 30-40 hours per week – specific hours are flexible within Hanley Wood’s core business hours (8:30AM – 5:30PM). Each intern will be paid $12 per hour.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Art, Marketing or a related field required.  Recent college graduates preferred.  College seniors will also be considered for the program.

The openings are:

Editorial & Content Aggregation Intern

The Editorial & Content Aggregation intern should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and strong analytic skills.  Meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy are crucial skills in this role.  Responsibilities will include compiling and writing news stories and profiles, researching story leads, writing, fact-checking, copyediting, and reviewing editorial submissions and correspondence.

This individual should also have experience using blogs and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  He/she may also be responsible for generating traffic, increase loyalty, encourage word of mouth promotion, and make connections with online audience.

Web Production & Interactive Design Intern

The Web Production & Interactive Design intern will support the design team in the production of graphic design material and editorial layouts.  Program participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6), especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  This individual will participate in development of new e-mail newsletters, special projects, and implementation of new Web technologies.  Candidates should be currently pursuing a degree in graphic design or comparable field.

Data & Infographics Intern

The Data & Infographics intern will work with our Interactive Design team to help produce online and print design pieces. This individual must be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and will be expected to contribute creative and well-thought out design projects.

Video Intern

The Video intern will work on projects that supplement our print and online text content and enhance the audience experience.  Program participants should be interested in shooting, producing and editing video as well as understanding the role video plays on effective news and information sites.

Marketing Intern

The Marketing Internship is an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in a corporate marketing environment.  The selected intern will work alongside a seasoned group of marketing professionals and will learn and become involved in marketing principles and practices for a national top 10 B2B media company.  Hanley Wood Interns will be exposed to many aspects of our business and play a meaningful role in the marketing operations.

How to Apply

To apply, click here and fill out the online application for the BPEF program (please specify which internship you wish to apply for). Please note relevant experience and any proficiency with Adobe CS6. Candidates must have housing in Washington DC.

What is B-to-B media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

Alaric DeArment, associate editor at Lebhar-Friedman’s DrugStore News Group, started out in the company as a BPEF intern.

“The BPEF’s internship program was a welcome addition to my journalism education and laid a strong groundwork for my subsequent career, providing me with valuable insights about journalism in general and business journalism in particular,” said DeArment.

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. The program was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw, Jr., chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies and is associated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Since its founding, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships at leading media companies, and, at the same time, has actively promoted business media. Interns are placed in a variety of areas critical to modern b-to-b media businesses — including content, design, audience development and e-media — working for credit or for pay.

For more information about BPEF, including example publications, click here.

Job Opportunity

GAIL-SHEEHY-306x306New York times bestselling author Gail Sheehy is looking for someone to help her with social media posting and to boost audience engagement with her new Daring Project website.

Duties: To help read and edit contributions to Sheehy’s new Daring Project website, post on Facebook and Twitter, find websites and blogs about women to cross-promote, and research news items related to the Daring Project for additional posts.

Time commitment: 20-25 hrs a week at $20/hr.


This is an excellent part-time job for a journalism graduate who wants broad exposure to all aspects of publishing and marketing a book. The right candidate is someone who is excited about the project – to empower younger women – and who will be reliable. This job will start Passages-HC-c_largeASAP and run through the end of 2014, possibly longer. The website launches on April 30.  Publication of the book DARING: My Passages, a Memoir  is set for September by HarperCollins.  The job requires a self-starter; good communicator in writing and on phone; savvy in posting on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc and site maintenance on Word Press. Also research & fast transcriber of interviews. You will be coordinating with top marketing and publicity people, agent and lecture bureau.

Interested students please contact Prof. Jane Denning at


Open Road Media Internship

openroadmediaOpen Road Integrated Media

Position: Copyediting Intern (For Credit)

Open Road Integrated Media seeks a summer intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week in the quiet but deadline-driven publishing operations department. This is a for-credit internship position.


The copyediting intern will play a vital role in assisting the in-house copyeditor with a variety of tasks in the realms of proofreading and research, with the end goal of contributing to the overall quality, consistency, and factual integrity of Open Road’s written materials. Types of copy that the intern will read include book descriptions, metadata, and author biographies.

The Open Road catalog encompasses a wide variety of authors, including Pearl S. Buck, Michael Chabon, Michael Crichton, Carl Hiaasen, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Stan and Jan Berenstain, and Ann M. Martin, as well as publishing partners such as Abrams, Conjunctions,, Rizzoli, and Yale University Press.

Primary Responsibilities:

•     Proofread and fact-check book descriptions, author bios, and praise quotations

•     Review final copy on our website and in our title management system for clean formatting

•     Review metadata (author names, book titles, etc.) for factual accuracy and consistent use of house style

•     Assist in development of in-house style guides


•     Superior eye for detail

•     Excellent understanding of English-language mechanics

•     Great communication skills, both written and verbal

•     Comfort meeting hard deadlines

•     Can-do attitude

•     Ability to work independently and responsibly

•     Comfort using the track changes function in Microsoft Word

•     Demonstrated interest in next-generation publishing

•     Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., a plus


Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to learn about copyediting and digital publishing from the ground up.

Please contact Prof. Jane Denning at if you are interested in applying.


Penguin Random House Internship

penguin-random-houseSummer 2014 – Penguin Random House

Position: eBook Production internship

Location: New York City

Department: Random House eBook Production

Application Deadline: May 16TH 2014


Penguin Random House, the world’s first truly global trade book publishing company, is seeking an eBook production intern for summer 2014. This internship will provide an opportunity to engage in real-world e-publishing practices from the largest English language publisher in the world.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university as a student and must be able to receive academic credits for completing the internship. Please note: This is an un-paid internship.

Work hours and dates are flexible depending on your school’s internship requirements.

Applicant requirements

1.    A letter from your college or university stating that the prospective intern is eligible to receive credit for the internship. This letter must also include the number of work hours required to satisfy the internship requirements.

2.    A copy of your résumé with your major/minor concentrations.

3.    A short (500 word) essay explaining what you would like to learn during your internship at Random House and why we should consider you.


Email all materials with the subject line 2014 Intern to Lindsay Mandel at

In addition, please email Prof. Denning at so that she can provide you with more details about the position.