Paid Part-Time Internship Opportunity

Boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit needs a blogging intern.

They are looking for someone to write an average of four posts a week on NEW books (especially teen and children’s books), popular culture, and our ongoing projects, as well as to maintain and expand our web presence and brand by making meaningful comments on other teen and book oriented blogs.

Please look at our website and past blog entries to get an idea of what we are looking for. While experience in the industry is not required, a keen awareness of what’s going on TODAY is key to this position. Interested candidates should write a sample blog post on a relevant topic of your choice and email to info@paperlanternlit.com with the subject Blogging Intern.

Please also include a resume and a link to any other blogs you have written for. Position will be paid a stipend of $100 per month. NOTE: The readership will be both teens and adults in and outside of the industry. Tone is important here, so please have fun with it.

http://paperlanternlit.com/
http://paperlanternlit.com/blog/

Profiles in Current Students

One of our current graduate students, Don Schmidt, wrote to us detailing his experiences with the program.

He has been working in the publishing industry for the past 26 years, but came to Pace in order to get a better understanding of some of the newer aspects of publishing and to interact with professionals from all disciplines within the industry.

Because of his experience and knowledge, he has been asked by the Denver University Publishing Institute to be an instructor there next summer. And although the prospect of teaching at an institute of higher education is a daunting one, he looks forward to giving a presentation there on various aspects of the production and manufacturing process. He says that it would be an “honor” to give back to his craft and to mentor younger professionals who are the future backbone of the publishing industry.

Mr. Schmidt is currently a production manager at ABC-CLIO, a history publisher that specializes in military history, social science, pop culture databases, e-books and print/digital materials.

He will graduate in May 2012 and is very much looking forward to his walk on stage at the Radio City Music Hall to accept his diploma!

Kensington Publishing Marketing Coordinator Position

The Kensington Publishing Corporation has an opening for a Marketing Coordinator.

This role will work directly with the Director of Marketing to coordinate the design, production, and execution of support materials required by our sales force.

The position is responsible for coordinating the production of all sales support materials including, but not limited to, catalogs, monthly new release booklets, brochures and sell sheets; researching title information and transferring to usable sales and marketing materials; Maintain and update monthly marketing grids; Coordinate all materials & presentations for seasonal launch, semi-annual sales meetings and trade shows; Oversee monthly master & bulk kit mailings. Interact with Creative Director, Editors, Sales Manager and Freelance copywriters to ensure the execution of these materials on time and to specification.

The ideal candidate will:

• Be a self-starter who is able to prioritize and multi-task a large amount of daily workflow

• Be proficient in all Microsoft office programs, particularly Power Point and Excel

• Coordinate between marketing and sales to obtain elements required for projects

• Be deadline oriented, and see all assigned projects to completion

• Internship/One year of experience in a Publishing, Advertising & Promotion, or Marketing

• Be able to work in a team environment with a variety of departments

• Support the day-to-day activities of the marketing department

• Familiarity with Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign experience a strong plus

Interested candidates should email their resumes to Lesleigh Irish-Underwood at lunderwood@kensingtonbooks.com

Also, Kensington Publishing is looking to fill this position quickly, so the sooner you apply, the higher your chances of being hired!

Freelancer Position at Dafina Books

A paid freelance reader position is available at Dafina Books, the African American imprint of Kensington Publishing.

Dafina publishes almost 100 books a year, and they are looking for a reader to help evaluate adult and YA fiction submissions and to write reader reports. An ideal candidate should be a fan of commercial fiction, have some knowledge of commercial African American fiction, and have a strong interest in the workings of an editorial department.

This freelance position is located in-house at Dafina Books, working 1 – 2 days a week.

If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Selena James:

Selena James
Executive Editor, Dafina Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.
119 West 40th Street, 21st Floor | New York, NY 10018
sjames@kensingtonbooks.com
www.kensingtonbooks.com
www.kensingtonbooks.com/teenreads

A&E Seeking a Digital Media Assistant

This is a unique position for someone with strong computer skills who might like to enter the world of digital media:

A&E; Television Networks is looking to hire a NYC-based student for the following position.
Apply online at http://www.aetn.com/careers.html for
Job # 79489

Title: Digital Media Assistant
Department: Digital Media
Location: New York, NY
Type: Temporary
Position #: 79489

Description:
aetv.com/biography.com Fall Assistant

This position will be based in Manhattan (Chelsea).

A pair of top-rated cable television networks are seeking a production intern looking for a hands-on industry experience. This position is designed for a college level student interested in utilizing what he/she has learned in college and applying it to a real world setting and gaining experience in the digital media departments of these major television networks.

Some key tasks include:

– Efficiently updating Web content for aetv.com and biography.com (minor HTML editing, image sizing, etc. ), while maintaining high quality of execution

– Identifying trends in the digital marketplace, determining how best to apply them to aetv.com and biography.com

– Writing synopses for programs as needed – Strong writing skills (and the ability to deliver copy on time) are a must

– Improving SEO for aetv.com and biography.com

– Choosing videos to be promoted on YouTube and other external video outlets

– Working closely with Web Editor to complete tasks as assigned

Candidates should have skills in Microsoft Office, a familiarity with both networks and a passion for learning about digital media and the entertainment industry. Excellent proofreading and editing skills required. A proactive work style, sense of humor, creativity and pop culture knowledge will all be useful for this position. Knowledge of PhotoShop, TeamSite and Dreamweaver a plus.

Prerequisites: Majoring in a field related to the entertainment industry and/or digital media, an appreciation for television and the internet.

Writer/Editor Position at Pace

Basic Functions:
The Writer/Editor will be responsible for writing and proofreading copy for print and online material including both editorial and marketing products. He or she must be versatile and reliable and able to manage a project from concept to final production. The ideal candidate will possess: excellent proofreading and copyediting skills (familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook); strong writing skills (both editorial copy and marketing copy); ability to meet deadlines and manage time; attention to detail; strong computer skills (familiarity with MS Office Suite and ideally some experience using Content Management Systems or HTML).

Position Qualifications:
-BA in English, Communications, or Marketing or equivalent degree with experience in the field
2+ years of editorial or publishing experience
-Copyediting and proofreading experience, including knowledge of proofreading and copyediting symbols and Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook
-Experience writing effective copy
-Ability to communicate effectively, meet deadlines, and manage projects/time.

To apply click here.

Freelance Copy Editing Positions Available

A quickly growing publishing services firm is looking for copy editors. Most of their work is done for two major university presses. Experience copy editing monographs or shorter academic texts is preferable but not mandatory. Copy editing experience of some kind, however, is required. A copy editing test will be administered before any work is assigned. This is a freelance, telecommuting position.

Please send your cover letter/resume (DOC format only) to pett.fox.inc@gmail.com, attention Mark Fox.

Editorial Assistant Position open at Springer!

Editorial Assistant
Offered by: Springer
Duration: Full Time
Location:New York, NY

About our company
Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts count themselves among Springer’s authors, including a large number of Nobel prize winners. Around 5,000 people are employed by the Springer Group worldwide.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Life and AD&D;
– 401(k)
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Transit Accounts
– Tuition Assistance
– Summer Hours

Your tasks
The Editorial Assistant must prioritize and schedule the work assignments of the Acquisitions Editor. Must be able to analyze incoming calls/e-mail and provide any necessary feedback and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Editor’s absence. Other responsibilities include: corresponding with authors/editors, preparing book and journal proposals and contracts, maintaining paper and electronic files, managing all accepted journal articles/issue for timely publication and updating future publication plans accordingly; preparing camera-ready books for production for rapid publication. May be requested to attend conference exhibits and perform other duties as assigned.

Specific responsibilities include:

Books

* Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication e.g., photocopying of manuscripts and labeling/organization book files, thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness (as well as supplying camera-ready front matter material for each manuscript, including Table of Contents and Index when needed), completion of all internal forms to be circulated with manuscripts
* Logging of outstanding permissions and solicitation of permissions from the appropriate publishers/outside authors and/or interaction with Springer authors/editors to assist in the securing of permissions
* Soliciting peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by Editor
* Preparing contract folders, arranging royalty payments for Series Editors, supporting monitoring and processing of reprints
* Under supervision of Editor, fulfilling Author/Editor needs, preparing a “before, during and after” relationship with the author
* Generating back cover copy and book marketing plans for Editor’s review and approval (in close cooperation with Editor and product management)
* Acting as liaison between Authors, production department and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production
* Maintenance of projects database for proposals, upcoming and published books
* Use Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word and Outlook, plus additional database software, including internal systems: BFlow, JEM, etc.

Journals

* Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update JEM, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
* Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling

Our requirements

* Bachelor’s degree
* Minimum 2 years’ experience preferred in either science publishing or journal publishing
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
* Solid spelling and grammatical skills
* Good inter-personal skills
* Ability to follow directions, work accurately, learn quickly, and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
* Must be flexible and able to prioritize, organize and coordinate work assignments and to determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
* Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer
* Strong computer skills required in MS Word, and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
* Must be able to work closely with other assistants
* Other duties as assigned

Visit our web site at www.springer.com.

Please apply using our online application system HERE.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Springer Science+Business Media, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EVENT: mediaIDEAS Cabaret

Pace students, this is the perfect opportunity to get in the minds of CEOs who are looking to break the mold in the publishing industry. Top executives from companies like MagMe Media Inc., Precision Media Group, and Brilig (just to name a few), will present the newest technologies, start-ups and ideas about the industry. You don’t want to miss this event! For more information visit their site here.