Employment Opportunity at Open Road Integrated Media!

Open Road Integrated Media is looking for a Digital Production Editor.

The digital production editor traffics and coordinates all aspects of ebook production work in the post-conversion stage. This includes monitoring the delivery of completed files, performing quality assurance of each title on various e-reading devices, communicating requirements for revisions, and preparing final files for distribution.

Additional responsibilities include outputting Word docs for POD typesetting, tagging of audio files, bookmarking PDFs, and coordinating reworks to ensure the continued quality of our ebooks.

Requirements: excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritize workflow, experience working with ebooks (i.e., ability to manipulate epub and mobi files: add covers/back ads, fix typos or conversion errors, etc.), and knowledge of the following:

  • Microsoft Office (esp. Word, Excel)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript

Please send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, Associate Managing Editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com.

Out of State Employment Opportunity!

Logos Bible Software is currently hiring copy editors to join their team.  Located in Bellingham, Washington, they are ranked as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces and one of Washington’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Logos Bible Software offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). In addition, they offer free soda pop, an espresso machine, a bike shop, reduced cost gym memberships, and continuous learning programs. Not to mention that they work with distinguished Christian writers—scholars, journalists, and popular-level writers (including fiction, memoir, and Bible studies).

They are eager to hire editors who are familiar with the Bible, since they edit content about the Bible.  They are looking to fill the following positions:

To apply, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and two 500-word-or-less writing samples to jobs@logos.com.  Please refer to the links for each job posting above for more information.

You can find additional info about working at Logos Bible Software at: http://www.logos.com/about/careers.

Employment Opportunity!

Full-time/Temporary (4 months) Assistant Position at HarperCollins Children’s Books

Responsible for administrative tasks, including:

  • Taking dictations via phone for Editor-at-Large and typing emails to send on his behalf.
  • Sending faxes, packages (via UPS or messenger), and art for safe return.
  • Xeroxing, collating papers, and meeting preparation.
  • Light correspondence to authors, agents, literary scouts, and in-house staff (such as memos for routing materials).
  • Sales charts, grids, and competitive title research.
  • Archiving, shredding, and organizational projects.
  • CTBing books, pulling reviews from DAM, and Staples orders.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu).

Call for Student Blog Submissions!

Are you interested in having your writing published on the M.S. in Publishing Blog?  We are looking for pieces written by students concerning publishing – your opinions, the scoop on upcoming events, favorite links and websites, job/internship search tips, etc.  Pieces should be brief – one to three paragraphs – and about something you believe would be interesting or helpful to your fellow students.

Each month, we will suggest a certain topic for opinion/editorial posts.  Submissions on this topic are especially encouraged.

The topic for October is:  the passing of Steve Jobs, and the iPad’s effect on the publishing world.

If you have a submission you would like to publish on the blog, please send it to Hannah Bennett at puboffice@pace.edu no later than Monday, November 1st.

We are looking forward to getting some great posts and to seeing your names in print!

Freelance Copyediting Positions Available!

A quickly growing publishing services firm is looking for copyeditors. Most of their work is done for two major university presses. Experience copyediting monographs or shorter academic texts is preferable but not mandatory. Copyediting experience of some kind, however, is required. A copyediting test will be administered before any work is assigned. This is a freelance, telecommuting position.

Please send your cover letter and resume (DOC format only) to pett.fox.inc@gmail.com, Attention: Mark Fox.