Internship Alert: Scout Books & Media, Inc.

 

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Intern needed for busy publishing office of Scout Books & Media, Inc., a
busy book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  We work with
talented writers, editors, and designers to create and produce books,
represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with
publishers and brands.  It’s a small operation, and very busy — a motivated
intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, how to work with
authors on developing ideas and manuscripts, and what the industry is like.
In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of
some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be
exposed to other producers if interested.  Intern will be involved with
editorial development, research, photo research and rights, presentation
materials, and more.

Contact jkinneydenning@pace.edu if interested in applying.

Quote of the Week

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Should you find yourself beset by problems of procrastination — should you find yourself, for example, rising from your seat and puttering too much about the house, clearing surfaces, pouring the moldy water out of vases, opening junk mail as though it might contain a vital secret, or even not rising from your seat but “surfing” the “internet” instead of writing words — go where you can’t escape the task of work. ~Lydia Millet

 

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Read more of Millet’s writing tips here

Jobs of the Week: Riverhead, Little Simon, and Cottages & Gardens

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Riverhead Books

UnknownTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Riverhead Publicity department is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant! This person will support a Senior Publicist on publicity campaigns for hardcover books and paperback reprints. Be a part of the imprint that publishes New York Times bestselling authors like Chang-rae Lee, Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Junot Díaz and many more!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support (i.e. mailings, photocopies, clippings of press).
2. Assists in publicizing hardcover and paperback books (write press releases, perform research online, liaise with authors, book store events, pitch media, handle media requests, organize and confirm tour schedules)
3. Maintains publicity database (records of contacts, detailed and organized logs of publicity projects)
4. Helps with departmental duties (daily news updates, billing)
5. Liaises with related publishing departments including marketing, editorial and production
6. Works on other departmental and individual projects as needed
7. Attends events and parties hosted by Riverhead as needed
8. Assists with Riverhead’s multiple social media platforms as needed

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in publishing & publicity, preferably in literary fiction
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and knowledge of social media

To Apply: 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

 

Simon & Schuster

1Title: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Candidate will report to an Executive Editor and assist the VP Publisher at Little Simon. Responsibilities include all administrative duties- scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, and liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts and novelty concepts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, tip sheets and flap copy, and coordinating the editorial and production process with an opportunity to grow and take on editorial projects. Management of manuscripts and novelty formats in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and other departments through the publication process; professionally interacting with authors/illustrators, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Liberal Arts preferred 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills required 
  • Computer experience required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

To Apply: 
Click here to apply

 

 

Cottages & Gardens Publications

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 1.50.05 PMTitle: Associate Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Job Requirements: Cottages & Gardens Publications is seeking an Associate Editor to work on its titles in New York and the Hamptons. Candidates should be enthusiastic and hard-working, have strong writing and copy/editing skills for print and web, know InDesign and Microsoft Word, and be well organized and able to multitask while working under tight deadlines. The position involves coordinating, editing, writing, and fact-checking articles and is ideally suited for candidates with a strong interest in interior design and architecture. Additionally, the Associate Editor will help cover the home furnishings market for new products and build relationships with vendors. The position is based in our New York City office.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply

Jobs of the Week: Hachette, GQ Magazine, and VIZ Media

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Hachette Book Group

hachette_book_logoTitle: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the New York-based Marketing Director of the Hachette Nashville division, which includes the FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho imprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as marketing operations liaison to outside advertising agency.
  • Upload art files to ad agency FTP and coordinate delivery of TV spots to ad agency FTP
  • Manage the content for the Center Street Facebook and Twitter accounts and well as provide additional support for FW and Jericho social media.
  • Create graphics for social media.
  • Edit author videos
  • Distribute author videos and book trailers to accounts
  • Post costs and details of ads and publicity on HBG’s online publishing portal
  • Process invoices and expense reports
  • Manage signed editions
  • Create agenda for weekly marketing meetings,
  • Record and circulate marketing meeting minutes
  • Coordinate materials for sales reps including fact sheet and supplemental materials
  • Execute mailings and special projects, order books and supplies,
  • Manage coordination with Nashville office

Requirements: 

  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work well independently with excellent accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
  • Ability to cheerfully collaborative with a team that is 1000 miles away
  • Facility with social media
  • Interest in Publishing in general and if possible, specifically in inspirational publishing as well as conservative political titles
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and iMovie

To Apply:  Click Here to apply online.

 

 

GQ Magazine

logoTitle: Fashion Assistant

Type:  Full time

Location: New York, New York

Description: 

-Managing the fashion closet and a team of 4-5 freelance fashion assistants

-Overseeing the sample trafficking in and out of the fashion closet

-Liaising between the editors and PR coordinators in order fulfill every editor’s market

-Maintaining organization and order within the fashion closet

-Arranging messengers to pick up and delivery samples

-Assisting at run through’s, fitting’s and fashion shoots

-Administrative duties for Fashion Director and Fashion Market Editor

-More responsibilities will be thoroughly explained during the interview

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

And, if you want to get out of the city and enjoy some California sun…

 

VIZ Media

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.26.17 PMTitle: Copy Editor

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: 
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing copy that appears in VIZ Media magazines, graphic novels, trade books, catalogues, and promotional materials for errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, accuracy, and completeness. The Copy Editor implements the guidelines for the overall quality and style standards of VIZ products.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Copy edits lettered pages of graphic novels, as well as other assigned text, for accuracy and clarity
2. Proofreads internal layouts of covers and miscellaneous text for graphic novels
3. Proofreads graphic novels and covers at blueline stage
4. Checks for consistency in design, including elements such as page sequence, logos, bar codes, and pricing.
5. Implements house style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (& AP where applicable)
6. Works closely with Copy Chief to identify problems and solutions
7. Processes books for reprinting
8. Maintains Copy Desk library

In addition to these responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned.

Requirements:
• Keen proofreading eye a MUST
• Excellent English language skills, including knowledge of grammar and style a MUST
• Professional experience with standard style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook a MUST
• Strong knowledge of book publishing, comics, manga, or anime a PLUS
• Ability to successfully write and edit high-quality copy and maintain continuity in assigned projects
• Ability to make both business-oriented and creative judgments
• Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
• Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
• Ability to pay strong attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
• Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Ability to work legally in the United States
• Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
• 3-5 years of copy editing experience, preferably in a publishing environment
• Equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

To Apply: 

Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Copy Editor” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

 

Internship Alert: Society for Scholarly Publishing

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For those of you who are interested in an internship centered in academia, the Society for Scholarly Publishing has a list of internships on their website that links for a wide array of available internships in the academic fields.

Offerings available include positions at Anthem Press, Columbia University Press, MIT Press, and Oxford University Press, among many others.

Click here to peruse the complete list.