Jobs of the Week

Time Inc. Home Entertainment

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Editor

Location: New York, NY

The Associate Editor operates at the space between idea generation and action, collaborating with the senior editor to organize, produce, and publish trade books and bookazines for brands like Time, Life and People.

Who you are: 

  • A connector: You know how to present ideas to a big group – and connect with people one-on-one to move a project forward. You have a built in community of peers and know who to call on when freelance work needs to be assigned
  • Deadline-obsessed: You know how to manage your own time – and how individual tasks contribute to a larger project
  • A forecaster: You can’t live if you’re not connecting the dots from pop culture to news to policy and thinking about how trends shape our world
  • Visual: You think about how to tell a story visually, and how to use pictures to complement words
  • An innovator: You have 3 years of experience in publishing – and a proven track record of taking smart risks and generating real results

Description:

  • Draft and present proposals to brand publishers with a focus on project criteria, outlines, specifications and book budgets. Establish and identify needs and standards for manuscript development, photo, and design
  • Collaborate with the design team to create meaningful art to complement a story and supervising photography
  • Manage editorial workflow and team deadlines and schedules
  • Work with counterparts at magazine and website brands to identify brand requirements and to build and maintain brand relationships
  • Be responsible for the content, quality, and accuracy of assigned book projects, collaborating with the senior editor on key approval checkpoints like proposals, design, manuscript, layouts and covers

View the original job posting here.

Woman’s World

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Description:

We’re looking for an extremely bright, personable, organized, crafty (interest in DIY a plus) young wordsmith with a degree in English/Journalism to work as a full time editorial assistant at a fast paced women’s magazine. This is a great entry-level opportunity for an extremely smart, hard-working beginning journalist. You must be a quick study, extremely organized, detail-oriented, very motivated and able to juggle many projects at once.

Duties:

Assisting the Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor and other Senior Editors, assisting the Crafts Editor with a potential for future growth in that department, answering phones, arranging daily meetings, trafficking production materials, performing general office work and writing/editing weekly columns. Plenty of opportunity for growth!

View the original job posting here.

A Conversation on Digital Strategies for Tapping the YA Market – BEA Panel Sponsored by the WNBA-NYC

At Book Expo America on Friday, May 30 from 3:30 – 4:20 p.m., the NYC Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association will be sponsoring the panel “A Conversation on Digital Strategies for Tapping the YA Market.” The panel will take place in 1E07. Professor Soares will be moderating the discussion.

This panel will engage children’s book authors, and a librarian, as well as a children’s book editors and a director of digital marketing in a conversation on digital strategies for tapping the YA market—including readers as well as those responsible for selling and recommending books to those readers. The panel will evaluate how effective these strategies are. Successful online campaigns will be a highlight of the panel’s discussion, especially as they compare to traditional methods. The critical nature of online communities in reaching young adults and where they can be found or developed will also be discussed. Although the focus is online communities, other digital methods —such as developing an overall digital strategy—will be explored. The influence of online communities on publishers’ acquisitions is also important and relevant in an age where self-publishing has become so popular. How this trend influences readers as well as editors and others involved in the publishing process will also be addressed.

Those present at the panel will be:

Manuela Soares, Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Seminar
Moderator
Pace University

Alaya Dawn Johnson, Author
Speaker

Arthur A. Levine, Vice President and Publisher
Speaker
Arthur A. Levine Books, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 

Carolyn Mackler, Author
Speaker

Cheryl B. Klein, Executive Editor
Speaker
Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 

Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Director of Digital Marketing
Speaker
Abrams Books

Jennifer Hubert Swan, Middle School Librarian & Library Department Chair
Speaker
L.R.E.I., Little Red School House & Elizabeth Irwin High School

Don’t miss this great panel if you are planning to attend BEA!

Summer Internship Opportunity with BPEF in Washington DC

Summer Internships Available in Washington DC through BPEF program!

The Business Press Educational Foundation announces new summer internship openings in Washington DC. The openings, at b-to-b media leader Hanley Wood, focus on five functional areas: editorial, web production and design, data, video and marketing. BPEF is looking to fill these positions immediately.

Each position will offer 30-40 hours per week – specific hours are flexible within Hanley Wood’s core business hours (8:30AM – 5:30PM). Each intern will be paid $12 per hour.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Art, Marketing or a related field required.  Recent college graduates preferred.  College seniors will also be considered for the program.

The openings are:

Editorial & Content Aggregation Intern

The Editorial & Content Aggregation intern should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and strong analytic skills.  Meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy are crucial skills in this role.  Responsibilities will include compiling and writing news stories and profiles, researching story leads, writing, fact-checking, copyediting, and reviewing editorial submissions and correspondence.

This individual should also have experience using blogs and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  He/she may also be responsible for generating traffic, increase loyalty, encourage word of mouth promotion, and make connections with online audience.

Web Production & Interactive Design Intern

The Web Production & Interactive Design intern will support the design team in the production of graphic design material and editorial layouts.  Program participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6), especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  This individual will participate in development of new e-mail newsletters, special projects, and implementation of new Web technologies.  Candidates should be currently pursuing a degree in graphic design or comparable field.

Data & Infographics Intern

The Data & Infographics intern will work with our Interactive Design team to help produce online and print design pieces. This individual must be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and will be expected to contribute creative and well-thought out design projects.

Video Intern

The Video intern will work on projects that supplement our print and online text content and enhance the audience experience.  Program participants should be interested in shooting, producing and editing video as well as understanding the role video plays on effective news and information sites.

Marketing Intern

The Marketing Internship is an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in a corporate marketing environment.  The selected intern will work alongside a seasoned group of marketing professionals and will learn and become involved in marketing principles and practices for a national top 10 B2B media company.  Hanley Wood Interns will be exposed to many aspects of our business and play a meaningful role in the marketing operations.

How to Apply

To apply, click here and fill out the online application for the BPEF program (please specify which internship you wish to apply for). Please note relevant experience and any proficiency with Adobe CS6. Candidates must have housing in Washington DC.

What is B-to-B media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

Alaric DeArment, associate editor at Lebhar-Friedman’s DrugStore News Group, started out in the company as a BPEF intern.

“The BPEF’s internship program was a welcome addition to my journalism education and laid a strong groundwork for my subsequent career, providing me with valuable insights about journalism in general and business journalism in particular,” said DeArment.

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. The program was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw, Jr., chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies and is associated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Since its founding, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships at leading media companies, and, at the same time, has actively promoted business media. Interns are placed in a variety of areas critical to modern b-to-b media businesses — including content, design, audience development and e-media — working for credit or for pay.

For more information about BPEF, including example publications, click here.

Internship Opportunity: Cosimo (Position still available!)

COSIMO, a niche book publisher in Chelsea, NYC is looking for a part-time (2 days a week, Tues/Thurs) online and media sales intern.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with all aspects of our publishing process, including print and e-book production;
  • Supporting sales activities, including research for sales opportunities and creating sales materials.
  • Assisting with book marketing tasks, including online marketing, social networking, and publicity mailings.
  • Conducting market research
  • Assisting with channel management
  • Handling special projects as they arise
  • General office administration as needed

Experience:

  • Strong interest in book publishing is required
  • Knowledge of online marketing and social media tools
  • Prior experience in sales a plus
  • Prior professional and/or office experience preferred
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to set priorities
  • Solid working knowledge of PC platform—MS Word/Excel skills required
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Design and/or Copyediting experience a plus

The internship is paid and will begin on June 1. This is an opportunity to gain real work experience in an entrepreneurial environment that is also sociable & flexible. This position would last the duration of summer 2014 with possibilities for extension.

Please contact Professor Denning for more information about how to apply.

Link of the Week: Uncanny Books for Unstoppable Grads

May is the month of graduation. In the Publishing program, this means saying goodbye–or hopefully just “see you later”–to many of our fellow students.

Graduation, whether from high school, college, or graduate school, is also the time of the book-giving tradition. Usually we end up with at least one copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by good ol’ Dr. Seuss. Don’t get me wrong, this classic picture book book has some wonderfully inspiring lines like, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

As lovers of words, literature, articles, and blogs, it might be the perfect time to receive a different kind of book for graduation.

Sticking with the child-like theme with a grown-up approach, The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, may be just the book to inspire a graduating student to keep a warm heart for others while entering the competitive job world. What better kind and cuddly soul to teach us the practice of patience than Winnie the Pooh?

Learning about kindness shouldn’t stop with Winnie the Pooh. Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness is the transcription of author George Saunders’ convocation speech that he gave at Syracuse University. The New York Times posted the speech on its website, and within days, had been shared more than one million times. Sometimes what we need most before a frightening new experience is simply a reminder that the lives we lead are more fulfilling if we fill them with kindness.

Maybe the best way to learn about ourselves after graduation is to write our own book, well, sort of. Deciding what we want for our futures can be difficult to sort out. My Future Listography: All I Hope to Do in Lists could be the tool to expose what we really want, revealing the truths out of the thought-provoking prompts. Of course, we may just use it to write down all the new books we want to read. That wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Go forth and prosper my graduating friends. May the wisdom of your journey at Pace guide you to the next step in your life.