Around Town: Oct. 12th – October 19th

Four Way Books Seminar: Seamus Heaney’s The Spirit Level

When: October 15, 2017 @ 1pm – 4pm
Where: Puffy’s Tavern, 81 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Cost: $95

We usually think about the college student’s budget when posting events, but this one is worth attending if you have some extra spending money for an afternoon of poetry and good conversation.

Four Way Books is hosting a seminar on Seamus Heaney‘s The Spirit Level (it is recommended that you read the book before attending the event). Heaney was regarded as one of the world’s best poets when he passed away in 2013. He was the author of twelve individual poetry collections, as well as selected volumes, translations, plays, and four collections of prose. In this seminar, attendees “will look closely at the artfulness of individual poems.” The event “will not be a lecture on one of Heaney’s signature books, but an interactive conversation about the work and what it can teach us about the art of poetry.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Center for the Study of Women and Society and Women Writing Women’s Lives present:

When: October 16, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm
Where: Room 9204/9205, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th St.)
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Deirdre Bair was a newly minted PhD who thought she would write a critical study of Samuel Beckett. One thing led to another, and she – who had never read a biography – suddenly found herself writing one. Her talk will describe the privilege (and the trials and tribulations) of working with two living subjects. It will include her coming-of-age as a scholar and feminist, and why now is the right time to tell these stories.

Bair is the critically acclaimed author of award winning biographies: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, Anais Nin, C. G. Jung, Saul Steinberg and Al Capone. She is also the author of the cultural study Calling it Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over. Her innumerable, prestigious prizes include the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett. Bair also serves on Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board.

For more information, see the Women’s Studies website:

LMHQ Women’s Breakfast

When: October 19, 2017 @ 8:30am to 10:30am
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Cost: Free

If you want to make connections and learn how to network in the publishing business, both as an editor and writer, then you should defintely consider going to LMHQ Women’s Breakfast. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World, will be in attendance and share her experience on how she wrote and book and got published. She will talk about “why aspiring authors need to think strategically and entrepreneurially before they even put pen to paper.”

Hoey started her career as a corporate attorney. By actively networking, she has gone on to have leadership roles in legal management, a leading global business networking group, and the startup community. As an influencer, Hoey works with inclusive companies such as Comcast and Capital One. She writes for publications such as and Fast Company, and is the Chief Tech Ambassador for the YWCA of New York City’s Girls Geek Club.

For more information, click here.

Jobs of the Week: Internships

This week, instead of job postings, we are going to focus on internships available in New York City. Some of these internships start soon and some start next semester. So anyone looking for an internship for next semester’s Internship I class should definitely read this post.

Press4Kids: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

News-O-Matic is looking for an Editorial Intern. There’s potential here for the job to develop into a full-time position!

Be a part of “America’s Daily Newspaper Just for Kids!” Join the News-O-Matic team to deliver exciting news for young readers and inspire a love of nonfiction at an early age. More than 3 million kids have downloaded the News-O-Matic app and more than 100,000 K-8 students read the current-events articles on a daily basis. Learn what it’s like to be at the crossroads of journalism and education at the forefront of emerging media.

News-O-Matic may be for elementary and middle school students, but the publication doesn’t shy away from complex stories. Topics range from world politics to scientific discoveries, sports, and art. An intern at News-O-Matic will be able to do much more than simple research. As part of a small News Room, each person can submit story ideas, make suggestions for improved design and usability of the app, and contribute to social media. Previous interns have conducted interviews with world-famous athletes and world leaders and amassed a portfolio of impressive bylines.

It’s a plus if you can edit images or video, translate into Spanish for English Language Learners, or help promote News-O-Matic on social.

If you are a responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated writer or reporter looking to make a difference in the world, send an email with your resume and a cover letter. We’re trying to inspire a love of reading nonfiction and empower a new generation of kids to love the news, so hopefully you share our passion.

For more information and to apply, click here.

NewsCred: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: Now

NewsCred’s mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. They believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples lives better and improve the internet, too. NewsCred is the world’s leading content marketing company. They build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. They help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the worlds leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in the industry, they provide unique professional services to ensure that their customers find measurable success through content marketing.

Job Description

NewsCred is looking for motivated editorial interns to join our growing team this Fall for 3-4 months. This is a part-time or full-time position based in New York City available for credit or for pay. You will be paired with a mentor but will be given many opportunities to work with the entire editorial team.


  • English, journalism, or communications major preferred
  • Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred
  • Prior editorial internship experience preferred. Experience working in different content management systems is a plus
  • Must have solid editing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit
  • Must be a self-starter, problem solver, and have a strong desire to learn

Day to day job requirements

  • Curating related content from leading media outlets
  • Working with editors to edit and copyedit articles
  • Ideating content with editors and communicating with writers
  • Sitting in on client meetings, learning how our partnerships work and how different NewsCred departments work together
  • Helping with project management of articles, infographics, and other forms of content

For more information and to apply, click here.

Penguin Group: 2018 Spring Internship Program

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subjects for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities during the Spring, Summer, and Fall in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations.

Internship opportunities are available in their adult, children’s, and corporate divisions, and interns will work in either our Hudson Street or Broadway office location. For the Spring Internship, you will be required to work 14 hours per week.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter using Penguin’s online application process. In your cover letter, please indicate up to three business areas that you are applying for in your cover letter. You should also include if you have a preference for working within an adult or children’s imprint or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s).

Jobs of the Week

Thomas Publishing Company: Junior Editorial Content Analyst

Location: New York, New York
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Thomas Publishing Company is the lead destination in the industrial marketplace for buyers and sellers to efficiently find, identify, and buy the products and services that keep manufacturing and other business operations running. Our editorial database offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date content to source industrial products and services available on the web.


  • As a Junior Editorial Content Analyst, you will research and investigate industrial websites to determine appropriate material for inclusion in
  • Be an Internet research enthusiast to identify new data to add to company profiles
  • Continuous quality control to ensure supplier’s product and services are accurately represented
  • Engage in additional research projects (ex: classifying product catalogs; adding links to supplier listings; adding classifications for a current listing)


  • A college degree or related experience
  • Permanent US work authorization
  • Be curious by nature, and demonstrate this ability through investigative content research
  • Be persistent in the pursuit of information capturing accurate data
  • Be proficient in Excel and Access
  • Manage multiple responsibilities and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Be goal-oriented and self-motivated
  • Demonstrate an interest in industrial manufacturing

For more information and to apply, click here.

Rosen Publishing: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, New York
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Rosen Publishing, an independent educational publishing house that serves the needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials, is seeking qualified, detail-oriented, and highly organized and professional candidates for an Editorial Assistant position.

The successful candidate should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments, juggle and complete multiple tasks concurrently, pay meticulous detail to the accuracy of the work produced, and maintain rigorously organized records, files, and data storage systems. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of the editorial process in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, the candidate would be able to begin immediately. Duties and requirements are listed below:


  • Draft, track, and file contracts and payment requests
  • Update and maintain database of book contributors
  • Update and maintain database of in-process book projects and associated data
  • Submit cataloguing information to the Library of Congress
  • Correspond with authors and editors
  • Enter data for marketing purposes
  • Various other administrative tasks, as assigned
  • Occasional copyediting and line-editing as needed, in Word and/or InCopy


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • 6 mos. related work experience preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.

Stone Management: Desktop Publisher

Location: New York, New York
Position: Full-time
Experience: Bachelor’s Degree

Stone Management is seeking a Desktop Publisher to join their growing Electronic Publishing (EP) team in the Investor Relations department. Our goal is to efficiently and accurately publish all research, press releases, and other relevant materials to the website. You will have principal responsibility for reviewing all materials before publishing to the site.


You will assist the publishing team by working with other members of the EP team to publish all content to the company website. Your primary responsibility will be reviewing and formatting reports and press releases ensuring they adhere to the company’s aesthetic and style guide and are consistent among the company’s various sectors.

You will support the team by creating email campaigns for wide distribution and will maintain multiple distributions lists. As a Desktop Publisher, you will maintain all report and email campaign analytics, in addition to updating all MS Word templates and publishing style guides. You will format special reports for publication and news articles for print by utilizing Adobe InDesign. You will support the team by assisting in editing PowerPoint presentations and in creating and updating graphics for marketing collateral and for the website.


  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and/or a proven track record of relevant experience multi-tasking under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Have intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required (mainly InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Have knowledge of MailChimp a plus
  • Have excellent written communication skills and you are detail oriented
  • Are able to work independently, take initiative and are enthusiastic about contributing innovative ideas to support the team
  • Background knowledge of financial markets a big plus

For more information, click here.


Around Town: Sept. 19th – Sept. 26th

I hope everyone’s semester is off to a great start! To make it even better, why not check out a few events around town this week.

John Freeman Presents Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

When: September 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Freeman is an American writer, literary critic, former editor of the literary magazine Granta, and former president of the National Book Critic Circle. At this event, Freeman will be presenting Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, an anthology containing 36 author stories and experiences that investigate “the profound gap between the wealthiest and the poorest in this nation” (Greenlight). There will be “a reading and panel discussion with authors Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ru Freeman, Lawrence Joseph and Jess Rulifson, who contributed pieces to the anthology.”

For more information, click here.

 PLG Fiction Book Group

When: September 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Greenlight general manager Alexis hosts a book club every month at their Prospect Lefferts Gardens store. The PLG Fiction Book Group “discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics.” This month, they are reading Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, Carthage. This is “a mesmerizing novel that examines grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war through the story of a young girl’s disappearance in a small Adirondack town.” Not only will you get the chance to discuss the plot and themes of Carthage, you will also be able to connect with others who are interested in reading and discussing fiction.

For more information, click here.

An Evening with Europa Editions

When: September 21, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Where: 686 Fulton street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Europa Editions is a multi-award winning independent publisher of quality fiction. Its mission is “to bring fresh international voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality editions that have a distinct look and consistently high levels of editorial standards.” Greenlight will be hosting this event celebrating two of Europa Editions’ publications by authors Chantel Acevedo and Santiago Gamboa.

Chantel Acevedo is a “master storyteller” and will be presenting her newest novel, The Living Infinite, a historical book “based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family’s reign.”

Santiago Gamboa is a Columbian writer and will be presenting his novel, Return to the Dark Valley, “a mesmerizing polyphonic novel that spans three continents and two centuries as it weaves a tale about dislocation, the violent urges that can bring about regeneration, and the impossibility of return.”

For more information, click here.

Black Book Expo

When: September 23, 2017 @ 10am to 6pm

Where: National Black Theater Inc, 2031 5th Avenue, (Between 126th Street and 125th Street), New York, NY 10035

Cost: $15

Black Expo America Inc. is a “tradeshow, expo planning, and marketing company that produces business expos and conferences in major cities such as New York, NY, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, etc.” Their mission is “to restore, revitalize and re-energize the African American, Caribbean and African community through the promotion of entrepreneurship coupled with personal growth and business development.”

The 1st Annual Black Book Expo is an event to celebrate and promote the diversity of the written and spoken word. This event will feature emerging authors, poetry performances, a children’s corner, panel discussions, and workshops.

For more information, click here.

Link of the Week: Unbound

Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher that gives people the tools, support and freedom to bring their ideas to life.

According to a Huffington Post article, 3 Ways Indie Authors Can Use Social Media to Attract Readers, Unbound is a lesser known crowdfunding site specifically designed to support independent authors by gathering resources to publish a manuscript.

Described as a “team of writers, designers, publishers and producers working together in a converted warehouse in central London,” the people at Unbound say that, “Half of us spend our time finding, commissioning and making our books. The other half builds Unbound and looks after our community.” The ‘community’ at Unbound have “pledged over £3 million to Unbound projects to fund everything from an anthology on race and identity in contemporary Britain to a compilation of terrible old video games you’ve probably never heard of.”

Crowdfunding, like with that of Unbound is what the Huffington Post describes as one of three ways to use Social Media to attract readers. Unbound will fund the book, publish it, launch it with promotion and all the while, keep the author well informed on the status of the book throughout the process.