Spring Internship Opportunity!

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for the spring semester for an ad/promo intern. The intern must be able to receive school credit and work 15 to 20 hours per week in its design and marketing departments.

The ad/promo intern will assist the design department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD marketing, including creation of banner and other Internet ads, print ads, back-of-book ads, posters, postcards, and miscellaneous in-house materials. Will aid in preparing files for press, purchasing and sizing stock art images, and departmental administrative tasks, such as file sizing, folder organization, and presentation prep work.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the marketing design process in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lay out ads under management of Art Director
  • Prepare final materials for go-live
  • Stock image and rights research
  • Create marketing materials such as Reader’s Guides and Author Bios as needed

Requirements

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience coding HTML a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in design, marketing, layout creation, and next-generation publishing
  • Knowledge of ereader devices and formats for ebooks helpful

To apply for this internship position, please email your resume and cover letter to Andrea C. Uva, Art Director, at auva@openroadmedia.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Spring Internship Opportunity!

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for the spring semester for one unpaid (school credit) intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its design/production department.

The design & production intern will assist the design department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD design and production, including typesetting book interiors, inputting editorial corrections to books, assisting with branding projects, preparing files for press, purchasing and sizing stock art images, and departmental administrative tasks (scanning, folder organization, etc.).

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the book design process in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Add cobranding to existing covers; create cobranding templates as needed
  • Stock image and rights research
  • Creation of new and backlist back ads
  • Input 1P and 2P corrections of proofread book interiors from editorial
  • Typesetting books
  • Create marketing materials, such as Reader’s Guides and Author Bios as needed
  • Assist with creation of epubs as needed by Production

Requirements

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in design, layout creation, and next-generation publishing
  • Knowledge of ereader devices helpful

To apply for this internship position, please email your resume and cover letter to Andrea C. Uva, Art Director, at auva@openroadmedia.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Production Job Opportunity!

Princeton Architectural Press is looking for a multi-talented individual who has excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign skills to work as a Production Prepress Manager. The applicant should understand all aspects of book print production. The candidate will work closely with design and editorial to troubleshoot files and image problems and to help produce printer-ready files for books. The position requires excellent technical skills as well as artistic sensitivity to the aesthetics of the project. Candidates must have a proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 on the Macintosh platform. Knowledge of K4 and Abobe Digital Publishing Suite is a plus. A minimum of two years of experience is also required.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Four-color retouching and image manipulation of photos and illustrations in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Reviewing files from the project editor and designer, preparing tests of art and design elements, and reviewing tests and proofs
  • Recommending revisions to files or requesting replacement files that will eliminate or reduce anticipated print problems
  • Preflighting and preparing final book files to send to printer

Princeton Architectural Press is a leader in architecture, design, and illustrated publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 700 titles on their backlist, they consistently seek the best in the field and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. They’ve established a reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production value.

To apply for this job position, please email a pdf version of your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to prepressmanagerposition@pappress.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Spring Internship Opportunity!

Mobile Libris is the mobile, independent bookselling company that specializes in author appearances throughout Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. For more than six years, they’ve gone where the authors go: from private and public book launch parties to lecture series, reading series, conferences, and trade shows.

This is an incredible opportunity to attend an array of author appearances where you will be selling the authors’ books. It is also a great opportunity to get to know NYC while traveling to and from and experiencing these events. The bulk of your internship would be spent as a bookseller (at least 2 events per week, mostly in the evenings), but one day of the week (2 to 4 hours) would be in the office. This is when you get to familiarize yourself with the variety of publishers and their sundry distributors by processing returns and handling other office duties.

You will have the opportunity to meet some of the best writers of our time, get involved in lively literary discussions, and maybe meet one of your idols. If you have an interest in the literary world and would like to see the behind-the-scenes life of a book, then this internship is for you.

Qualifications:

A love for books! Pride in your work. Interests in customer service and having a sociable demeanor are a must, and you must also be able to work independently. Sales experience is a bonus, but not a requirement; they can teach you everything you need to know.

As compensation, Mobile Libris offers college credit as well as a small travel stipend to cover transportation to and from events.

To apply for this internship position, please email your resume and cover letter to Calvin Snyder at calvin@mobilelibris.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Exciting Scholarship Opportunity!

Each year, American Business Media awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship in the amount of $1000, to a student from Pace University’s MS in Publishing program who demonstrates an understanding of and interest in the business media industry.

Founded in 1906, American Business Media is positioned at the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model – which includes print publications, events, digital media and business information – ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street, and the Beltway. ABM’s approximately 300 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $33 billion in annual revenues.

To apply, interested candidates must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, February 24th.  The applications will then be reviewed and a winner chosen by executives at ABM.  The scholarship will be awarded on at the MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, March 28th.

Interested students must submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: two from professors in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 3-5 page double-spaced essay on one of the following topics:
  1. Based on your understanding of the field, especially in today’s economic climate, what are some of the unique challenges faced by b-to-b publishers and what do you think you’d have to do to successfully meet these challenges? Specifically, what are the relative roles for (and ultimately the future of) print and electronic media?
  2. You have just been named editor of a major b-to-b publication (pick any industry) that is examining its print/digital content strategy. What’s your view of the kinds of content business readers want in the magazine versus online? Explain your points.
  3. How do social media change the role of the b-to-b journalist? How can b-to-b editors put social media to work to enrich their offerings for and their connectivity with their audiences?
  4. What are b-to-b publishers doing in response to new technologies such as the iPad and other electronic reading devices.  Specifically, think about how consumers are accessing media and that has impacted how publishers produce it.  Look at specific publications that publishers produced (or initiatives they have taken) and discuss their impact in the marketplace.
  5. Today, the media is generally in a major downturn in advertising revenue, which creates great pressure to come up with new sources of revenue. What is the appropriate role for journalists and editors in helping solve that problem?
  6. Pick any current topic of interest in the general media and discuss how you would angle the story for a particular b-to-b audience.  For example, you might look at how readers in the healthcare industry would want a b-to-b publication/Web site to cover the healthcare reform debate or what an audience of mortgage professionals might value in terms of the fallout from the sub-prime mortgage collapse.

Good luck to all applicants!