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

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:


* 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.


* 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.

Literary Agency Job Opening

Literary Agent seeks an Office Manager/ Assistant with 1-2 years office experience, preferably in publishing.

Candidate will be responsible for day-to-day needs of a small but active office, some computer and tech support, and bookkeeping. Candidate will also assist with permissions, royalties, and handle foreign and subsidiary rights. Will work with current clients, read manuscripts, and is encouraged to bring in new clients.

Ideal candidate is an articulate, patient, organized, and very detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple book projects and office management tasks on a daily basis. Must be very comfortable handling finances and basic accounting. Knowledge of Quicken preferred, but will provide training if necessary.

Good benefits. Looking to hire for August start date.

Send Resume and Cover letter to:

Also check out their website:

Job Opportunity for New Graduates!!

POSITION: Senior Editorial Assistant

COMPANY: Psychology Press, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

This Senior Editorial Assistant in the Psychology Press group is responsible for maintaining all routine author communication and providing administrative support for two Senior Editors who commission textbooks, supplements and scholarly works for the academic psychology market. Create and maintain standard reports, forms, contracts, and files. Extensive use and maintenance of database records. Prepare manuscripts for transmittal to production, including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress copyright registration. Proofread book information for cover copy, and work with marketing, sales, and publicity departments in the US and UK offices. Arrange and distribute editorial reviews and book endorsements. Complete check requests for author and series editor payments. Training new junior members of the editorial team. Occasional duties may include convention travel, market research, and related tasks.

Some editorial assistant or closely related work experience a plus. Candidate must possess strong word processing, Excel and database skills, excellent language and organizational skills, ability to prioritize work under pressure; a knowledge of psychology is desirable but not essential.

BA or equivalent educational experience.

For consideration for this position, please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement. Only responses with salary history and salary requirements will be considered.
No phone calls please.
Please respond to: employment@taylorandfrancis.com to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.
Human Resources Department
Taylor and Francis Group
270 Madison Avenue, NYC 10016

IBPA Publishing University partners with NYU and Pace University to bring continuing education to publishing students

Courtesy of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), graduate students and faculty from the NYU and Pace Publishing programs will be able to attend IBPA’s Publishing University, scheduled for May 24-25 in New York City, at no charge.

“For the past three decades, one of our association’s primary missions has been publishing education,” points out IBPA President, Florrie Binford Kichler. “IBPA is delighted to support the book industry by bringing the best of that education to the young people who will shape publishing’s future.”

“Our students are thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this year’s IBPA Publishing University,” said Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, the Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach at Pace University. “This is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn directly from experts in the field, to network with key industry professionals and to become a part of the larger publishing community. The timely topics covered make for a fantastic educational experience. Thanks to IBPA for including us!”

“We are delighted that our Master of Science in Publishing students and faculty will have the opportunity to attend IBPA Publishing University this year,” says Andrea Chambers, Director of The Center for Publishing at NYU-SCPS. “We encourage students to immerse themselves in publishing, both in the classroom and through important conferences. Hearing experts speak about the latest trends and best practices in book publishing will benefit both students and faculty and continue an important ongoing dialogue about the changes transforming our industry.”

In addition to more than 20 break-out sessions, general session highlights of IBPA Publishing University include a keynote speech by mega marketer and best-selling author Seth Godin, an opening day kickoff address by Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, and Emagination: What’s Now and What’s Next in Ebooks, a roundtable of digital pioneers and industry prophets who will weigh in on a host of e-issues. The annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala for excellence in publishing will be held Monday evening, May 24.

For additional information, speaker bios, photos, and video from the 2009 University, visit IBPA Publishing University
Founded in 1983, the Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States, serving more than 3000 book publishers of all sizes. IBPA’s mission is to help independent publishers market their titles, to provide education on all aspects of publishing, and to act as an advocate for publishers’ rights.

Independent Book Publisher’s Assciation Conference

To All Currently Enrolled MS in Publishing Students,

You are invited to attend the annual book publishing conference sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Called IBPA University, the conference will be held May 24-25 (before the BEA) at the Roosevelt Hotel, (45th and Madison). There are some very interesting lectures including Professor David Hetherington who teaches in our program.

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 jdenning@pace.edu on the email to Mr. Nathan.

To select the sessions that you would like to attend in advance, please go to the schedule at: http://thepublishinguniversity.com/schedule/schedule.html.

Please note that this is an expensive conference and you are asked to bring your own lunches. He is happy to offer free admission, but cannot cover the cost of lunch. There will be a special section reserved for students during the keynote luncheon on Tuesday, May 25th. If you would like to view the full conference schedule, please visit the conference website at: http://thepublishinguniversity.com/index.html.


Professor Jane Denning
Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
MS in Publishing
Pace University