Magazine Intern Positions Open in Upstate NY

Luminary Publishing is a dynamic, 15-year-old regional publishing company based in Kingston, NY with employees who are passionate about the magazines they produce. Their organization’s culture is “hip, hard-working, and continuously-learning;” and their publications are “smart, progressive, and sophisticated.”

Luminary Publishing is constantly exploring new opportunities, and seeking new talent to pursue them. Even if there isn’t a specific job posting that addresses your skill set, please send a note and resume to jobs@chronogram.com if you think you might be interested in joining their organization—particularly if you have experience in periodicals and/or web publishing.

Web Production/Editorial Intern

  • Chronogram offers opportunities for its interns to assist in the creation, formatting, and development of rich media (interactive audio and video) and written content for our website, www.chronogram.com. We are looking for self-motivated people with strong audio and video editing, research, fact-checking, and writing skills; prior journalistic experience is helpful but not required. Familiarity with web design, layout, and the Hudson Valley area are also helpful but not required. For our spring and fall semester internships, we require at least 20 hours a week. All internships are voluntary and unsalaried. College credit available.
  • Email your cover letter and resume to Brian Mahoney, Editorial Director, at bmahoney@chronogram.com to be considered for this internship.

Production Design Intern

  • Chronogram’s design interns assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of the advertising content of our magazines, as well as company promotional pieces and web-based banner ads. We are looking for creative, self-motivated people with strong design skills. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign and Photoshop) is required. Familiarity with Chronogram and the Hudson Valley area are helpful but not required. For our spring and fall semester internships, we require at least 10 hours a week. All internships are voluntary and unsalaried. College credit available.
  • Email your cover letter and resume to Kristen Miller, Production Director, at kmiller@chronogram.com to be considered for this internship.

Exciting Sales Internship at HarperCollins Publishing Starting August 1st

Sales Intern
Paid – No
Time Frame – August 1 through November 30
Description – Support for the Distribution Client Services Department within the Sales Department at HarperCollins. This department liaises with clients Disney and Hyperion and facilitates intra-company ventures, including a UK-based reference program and a Canadian general trade program. Duties include running and distribution of reports, general sales communication, fulfilling requests for sales materials, preparation for meetings. General support of department VP and Sales Support Associate. The intern will have front-lines exposure to the sales process across all sales channels and will have a view into the publishing process through key seasonal meetings with Editorial, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
Qualifications Computer skills needed: Excel, some Access preferred. Writing and communication skills necessary.

Internship Instructions – Please e-mail Mary Beth a copy of your resume.

Contact Information
Company Contact: Mary Beth Thomas
Email: marybeth.thomas@harpercollins.com
Address: 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Job Opportunity at Poets & Writers!

Poets & Writers currently has an opening for an Assistant Online Editor.

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). See a job description below!

There is also an opening for an IT Associate, and are accepting applications for our 2011-12 Galen Williams Fellows (a paid Fellowship program) through June 15. Information about each of these opportunities is at: http://www.pw.org/about-us/career_opportunities.

ASSISTANT ONLINE EDITOR

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). Under the direction of the Editorial Director, pw.org attracts over a million unique visitors per year and is the creative writer’s primary source for information and advice.

As detailed below, specific tasks include maintaining a variety of databases and select web content. In addition, the Assistant Online Editor is often the first point of contact with writers and others seeking assistance, and as such is key to maintaining the high level of service and integrity for which Poets & Writers is known.

The position offers a creative, adroit, and literate person an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of Poets & Writers’ fast-growing online service to creative writers. This full-time position reports to the Editorial Director, and includes excellent benefits and potential for growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Compiling news sources and writing headlines for P&W’s Daily News, an online aggregate of news items relevant to writers, and promoting it via social media.
  • Maintaining, enhancing, developing, and producing select online content, including Top Ten Topics for Writers.
  • Administering the Directory of Poets & Writers, and maintaining the integrity of its
  • 9,000+ listings of contemporary authors.
  • Maintaining and updating other online resources and directories, including P&W’s databases of literary magazines, small presses, grants & awards, and MFA programs.
  • Communicating with writers, magazines, small presses, and other entities regarding their listings in pw.org’s databases.
  • Conducting outreach and research related to the maintenance of databases.
  • Supervising interns.
  • Answering written, phone, and e-mail queries from writers, providing accurate information and outstanding, courteous service.
  • Serving as back up to the Administrative Coordinator, whose duties include greeting visitors, receiving packages, checking and forwarding phone messages, among other administrative tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Web savvy; strong experience with maintaining databases.
  • Experience with basic HTML, CSS, and Drupal, a plus.
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the literary marketplace.
  • Independent, self-motivated worker.
  • At least one to two years of office experience.
  • Passion for contemporary poetry and fiction.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Gannon, Editorial Director, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad St., Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to mgannon@pw.org. Attachments should be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

About Poets & Writers, Inc.:

Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. It is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Founded in 1970, the organization’s mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. P&W accomplishes this by publishing Poets & Writers Magazine, producing a website (pw.org), providing publishing information, introducing emerging writers outside of New York to the New York City literary community, and paying fees to writers participating in public literary events. P&W’s programs introduce writers to one another and connect them to audiences, making today’s writing visible and accessible in major cities and small towns across the country. In addition to its national office in New York City, P&W maintains a branch office in Los Angeles.

Poets & Writers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its hiring.

New Magazine Course Starts in Summer II!

Prof. Baron (left) with Chinese visiting professor Linda Zhu at Time Inc.

If you were wondering how to get a jump on your coursework for next year, consider my new course in Principles of Magazine Publishing (601D) that is being given during the Summer II semester. There are no prerequisites and it satisfies the 601 requirement.  It will be a completely new course, covering the unique social and historical role of magazines, the conditions in the industry, editorial goals, recent trends and changes in marketing and promotion, jobs and organization, workflows, and an in-depth discussion of digital platforms. It is a “live” course and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

There will be guest speakers – editors, designers and marketers – bringing their perspectives to the class, as well as in-class projects. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

-Prof. Andrea Baron

The Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

IBPA

Currently Enrolled M.S. inPublishing Students and Faculty are cordially invited to attend the 2011 annual book publishing conference sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Called IBPA University, this conference will be held May 22nd and 23rd (before the BEA) at the Javitz Convention Hall in New York. There are some very interesting lecturers, including two from M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board members, Cevin Bryerman, the Associate Publisher of Publisher’s Weekly and Jennifer Weltz, a partner at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

If you are interested in attending some or all of the lectures, please email the Executive Director, Terry Nathan, at terry@ibpa-online.org.  Please copy Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu on the email to Mr. Nathan.

To select the sessions that you would like to attend in advance, please view their schedule here.

Please note that this is an expensive conference and you are asked to bring your own lunches but admission is free!  There will be a special section reserved for students during the keynote luncheon at 12:00 on Monday, May 23rd. If you would like to learn more about the conference,  visit the conference website.