Internship Opportunity

Hudson Valley Writers' Center

The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is seeking an intern whose time will be devoted primarily to furthering the day-to-day and long-term operations of our non-profit literary hub. The Hudson Valley Writers Center is located in a renovated train station on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow. Our mission is to advance the art and craft of writing by hosting workshops, readings, courses, and events geared to audiences of every age and to writers at every level. Under the supervision of HVWC’s Executive Director and in collaboration with HVWC staff, Interns will engage in  the following: grant activity, including researching new funders and drafting proposals and reports; donor stewardship (including maintaining correspondences); partner-organization cultivation and outreach (with area non-profits, schools, and cultural organizations); audience-building; social media; database upkeep and website housekeeping; proofreading and copy editing; mission-critical clerical tasks; event set-up and hosting.

Requirements: The ideal candidate(s) will possess the following:

strong organizational skills

the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

an eagerness to learn new skills

a working knowledge of Microsoft Office

writing and editing skills

attention to detail

and a reader’s love of literature

Compensation: Although the internship is unpaid, the benefits that interns can expect to receive are: an annual membership to the HVWC; discounted copies of all Slapering Hol Press publications; volunteer opportunities at HVWC/SHP fundraisers, including our annual Tappan Hill Mansion Gala.

To Apply: please email a cover letter and resume to with the title “Internship Application”.

Jobs of the Week: Putnam, Overlook Press, and Travel Age West


Penguin Group- Putnam

Title: Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

• 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years trade editorial experience for the Assistant Editor level
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction
• Interest in commercial fiction (especially thrillers, mysteries, suspense) a plus
• Ability to learn and adapt new systems a plus

The Putnam imprint is hiring an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to work with a Vice President, Executive Editor and an Executive Editor. Learn about the overall editorial process, including how to evaluate manuscripts, writing copy, monitoring production schedules, processing contracts and payments, tracking and researching sales information, and maintaining relationships with authors and agents. The Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor will also provide administrative support including answers phones, helps with editor’s schedule, keeps track of projects’ due dates, and liaise internally with departments including marketing, publicity, sales, and managing editorial.

Putnam is home to best-selling authors Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, Sue Grafton, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert B. Parker, Jan Karon, Ridley Pearson, Amanda Quick, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, John Sandford, and Stuart Woods. Its roster of nonfiction authors includes Maureen Dowd, Goldie Hawn, Morrissey, Betty White, and many more!

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies. [Job #11155].



The Overlook Press

Title: Assistant to Marketing and Editorial

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detailed-oriented, have a knowledge of and instinct for the book market, possess excellent writing and careful proofreading skills, be a fast-learner and self-starter, and be able to manage a varied workload with energy, enthusiasm and thoroughness. A four-year college degree is required; an internship and/or one to two years’ experience in publishing is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, required; InDesign and/or QuarkXpress a plus.

The Overlook Press, a medium-sized, independent, Soho-based publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Assistant to Marketing and Editorial to join our team.

The Assistant to Marketing and Editorial is responsible for a variety of tasks, including editorial and administrative support, reading and reporting on submissions, writing and proofing catalog, flap and ad copy, handling permissions and being the primary contact for foreign and domestic rights, and assisting with title data management and the ebook program. This position liaises with all of the company’s departments and provides an excellent overview of the publishing process.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to



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Travel Age West

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Los Angeles

• 1-3 years of experience in magazine, newspaper or online editorial.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
• Must possess excellent editing skills. Knowledge of AP Style and solid experience in copy editing and line editing needed.
• Must have ability to work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines.
• Must possess excellent organizational, management, interpersonal and professional skills.
• Must be very detail-oriented.
• Must be proficient in the use of InCopy, InDesign, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with e-newsletters and social media preferred.
• Knowledge of content management systems, search engine optimization and multimedia journalism (photography and video) a plus.
• Must have a passion for the business and have a willingness to learn and accept new challenges.

TravelAge West is seeking an Assistant Editor who is passionate about journalism and experienced with copy-editing, line editing and writing to join our Los Angeles, CA team. This entry level Assistant Editor will gain experience in many areas of publishing so an interest in learning and growing as an editor is essential. S/he will write and edit destination stories and other sections for all print issues and print supplements as needed; write, edit and manage content for specific e-newsletters; write, edit and post online content as needed; and contribute to special projects, including but not limited to, awards programs, live events and social media. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief with editorial duties.

Responsibilities include:
• Fact-checks and edits stories for departments and destination sections as assigned.
• Manages sections as assigned in the bi-weekly publication and various supplements including Family Getaways and Explorer.
• Writes and edits content on, which includes writing and assigning stories, editing stories, resizing photos and posting articles and blogs.
• Manages the writing, editing and posting of content for some e-newsletters.
• Works with art department to find photos for the assigned sections and resizes photos as needed.
• Learns about travel industry and develops relationships.
• Backs up Editor-in-Chief on special projects as needed.
• Represents TravelAge West at industry events and on press trips.

To Apply:

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Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

around-town2September 25th, 2pm
Higgins Hall Auditorium (018), Pratt Institute, 1 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 
Hilton Als, Writer-in-Residence at the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and one of the most original thinkers and prose stylists of his generation, will give two public readings at Pratt, on September 18 and 25.

Als is a New York native. He writes for The New Yorker, and has formerly written for the The Village Voice and editor at Vibe magazine.


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September 25th, 7pm
The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street (at Water Street), Brooklyn
“If you’ve read Caitlin Moran’s 2011 memoir, How to Be a Woman, you might recognize the girl at the center of her new novel. This rollicking and rather autobiographical book follows young Johanna Morrigan, who’s growing up poor but imaginative in the depressed English city of Wolverhampton. After nervously humiliating herself while reading a prize-winning poem on live television, Johanna decides the only way out is to completely reinvent herself, to build a new girl: Dolly Wilde, hard-drinking, man-crazy music critic in a top hat and thick eyeliner. In this excerpt, Johanna-now-Dolly’s drunken father has driven her to an important assignment: covering an early Smashing Pumpkins gig” (npr books).

Join the launch for Moran’s book, published September 23rd! Attendance is free.


September 26-28th, 11am daily.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, NY
The NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines.  Free event.


Bad for YouSeptember 27th, 3-4pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
Are you the kind of kid who thinks it’s BAD when a graphic novel gets banned?  Then get ready to be totally shocked when you find out there was once a time in this country when comic books were BURNED!

Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham will be reading from their docu-comic BAD FOR YOU: EXPOSING THE WAR ON FUN, detailing those dark days and more. They have a whole chapter on the stuff adults were once afraid of kids reading—including fears from ancient times about reading itself! You’ll also learn about how scary old fairy tales once were, as well as what keeps getting Harry Potter books banned (hint, it has something to do with the devil).

Join Kevin and Scott for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and find out how much fun BAD can be!

First come, first served!


location00_listingOctober 1st, 5-9pm
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
“Make the Connection”: An evening talk with Michael Miller and Betsy Sussler on breaking into publishing.

A Computer Lab Just for You!

There’s a certain kind of thrill that accompanies the arrival of a new computer. The keys are fresh and respond with light taps, applications open without hesitation, and the body of the computer shines with factory newness.


This summer, the publishing lab was overhauled, and brand new iMac computers were installed for the use of any Publishing student. Loaded with an expansive set of applications, you can use the lab to write a book review, research, or work on design projects for hours (which is possible, thanks to the comfy chairs!). When you’ve finished a project (or you’ve got a plane ticket home to print off) you can use either the color or black and white printer.

The lab is open:

  • Monday: 10am-9pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm

So stop by and utilize the resources made available to you! The lab is also a place you might meet publishing students who may not be in your classes, so it’s worth visiting. The Publishing department is very proud of the lab, and we want you to know of the resources that are available to you in order that your experience in the program will be the best it can be. Multi