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


  • 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.

Job Opportunity

workmanDigital Production Manager
Workman Publishing
New York, NY

Workman Publishing seeks a detail-oriented digital production manager. The ideal
candidate will be self-motivated and able to manage multiple ongoing projects and
deadlines, facilitate communication between designers and in-house staff and thrive
in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Schedule and produce all frontlist digital book editions to industry standards
Provide technical training, support and documentation for all eight imprints
Manage relationships with off-site production vendors
Manage digital production associate and freelance staff
Create and manage digital assets for ebook promotions
Consult on digital production workflow for editorial and creative departments
The ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field)
2-3 years of experience in book publishing
Expert-level knowledge in EPUB, Mobipocket and PDF (for web)
Expert-level knowledge in Adobe InDesign and EPUB workflow
Proficient knowledge of HTML, CSS and XML
Proficient knowledge of digital reading platforms
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat Pro
Proficient in technical troubleshooting
Experience with managing an editorial calendar
Experience with technical communication (written and oral)
Experience with digital asset management
Exposure to Javascript and UX design/development
Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks,
parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun and educational children’s books as well as high-end
gift books, fiction, gardening, and sustainable living. Our West Village office is high-energy
and creative, staffed by people who love interesting books.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Andrea Fleck-Nisbet at

Spring 2014 David Pecker Lecture – The Power of PW with Cevin Bryerman

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, students, faculty, and friends of the MS in Publishing program were invited to the Spring 2014 David Pecker lecture. Cevin Bryerman, Publisher and Vice President of Publishers Weeklyand the 2013-2014 David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor, presented his lecture, “The Power of PW.” Professor Raskin, the Chair of the MS in Publishing program, gave Mr. Bryerman a warm welcome and thanked him for his support of the program. Mr. Bryerman has been in the magazine business, working at the helm of both trade and consumer magazines, and in strategic planning, business development, and partnerships for more than 25 years.

It was amazing, indeed, to see the power that Publishers Weekly possesses in the publishing industry. Mr. Bryerman laid out the details of how PW has affected publishing throughout its 150-year-long publication. Publishers Weekly, like other print magazines, has had to spread its property into the digital realm where it has also been successful. The magazine produces many types of publications that suit the needs of both the everyday consumer and the industry buyers. PW releases 9,000 book reviews each year, making it a very important tool. 

Even though magazines may be declining in their print forms, they are still thriving, like Publishers Weekly, in other forms. In each of those forms, whether through print, online, the app, or on a smart phone, PW reaches over one million people. Those one million set of eyes are important when it comes to which books are chosen for review. Every year, tens of thousands of books come in with the hopes of receiving a PW review.

unnamed-2Bryan Kinney, the Marketing Manager at PW, and Carl Pritzkat, PW’s Vice President of Business Development and President of, also gave some great insight to where Publishers Weekly is going in terms of the online world. It was great to learn that the magazine is always on the cutting edge of what is new in technology and social media. In order to attract attention in today’s fast paced world, and to keep that attention, it is necessary to have team members like them who can guide our favorite print publications onto digital platforms as well.

Where will Publishers Weekly take the publishing industry in the next ten, twenty, or even 150 years? It is exciting to imagine what the future will hold.

Thank you to Cevin Bryerman, for your knowledge and insight as this year’s David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor. The David J. Pecker Distinguished Professorship, which enables Pace to recruit and invite publishing leaders to teach and lecture within the MS in Publishing Program, allows Pace Publishing students to learn from the most successful, innovative, and influential people in the publishing world; deepens the connection between students and the industry; exposes students to the latest insights, innovations, and trends in the business; enhances the program’s already-glowing reputation, and allows it to compete both locally and nationally.

Publishers Weekly offers a special subscription rate for students. Subscribe today!