Content Management Specialist needed at Highlights in Honesdale, PA!


With a history of over 60 years of content, Highlights has a need for a Content Management Specialist!

The main function of this position is to accept requests for content, retrieve content, prepare files, and  deliver files via the appropriate method in the required time frame, while tracking the requests and improving the content repository through metadata capture and file organization. Being able to prioritize and re-prioritize projects while meeting all agreed-upon deadlines and deliverables is a must. The role also includes supporting the manager of asset services on a variety of organizational and process-oriented projects related to the continuous improvement of the content repository.
 

Specific responsibilities include:
Fulfill approved asset requests as they come in–
  • Handle a variety of requests from internal as well as external customers, including editorial, marketing, licensing, and international teams.
  • Convert files to various formats (requires familiarity with CS4 and Quark)
  • Send files via Internet or post.
  • Coordinate file transfer and distribution of files as it relates to our international partnerships.
  • Follow-up with customers to be sure files have been received in the appropriate format.
  • Organize and save new file formats for the content repository.
  • Check rights availability and file formats for requests.
  • Create screen PDF’s and various other formats of existing assets upon request.

Track asset requests in FileMaker–

  • Create a project outline for each request.
  • Share information about individual projects with individuals involved.
  • Track requests.
  • Maintain asset request tracking system within the FileMaker database.
  • Develop overall understanding of the entire FileMaker database. Develop understanding of existing data, search, and reporting capabilities.
  • Perform associated data entry.

Document and assist in creating new processes–

  • Provide support to the manager of asset services, which will include involvement in a variety of organizational and process-oriented projects.
  • Document processes to lead to better consistency in the capture of information and publishing processes.
  • Continuously add to and improve existing metadata, organize values lists, create taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.
  • Develop an understanding of industry best practices in Content Management and Digital Asset Management.
  • Train/help editorial and administrative staff with FileMaker input, search, and process development.

Maintain Digital Asset Management system–

  • Develop deep understanding of Portfolio Digital Asset Management software.
  • Create content samples from PDF library of content using Portfolio Digital Asset Management software.
  • Train/help users understand how to use Portfolio software for their needs. Tasks include: building galleries, performing searches, applying keywords and metadata values.
  • Add content to the content repository.
  • Perform general maintenance on all files.

Requirements: 
•  Bachelor’s degree • 2­4 years’ experience in a related role.Excellent software skills with ability to learn our existing content management software (Portfolio, FileMaker).Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign.Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 4 and Quark.Ability to understand how to use content management software to search content and apply keywords to individual pieces of content.Good organizational skills.Ability to easily take on new tasks as they arise.Self-motivated and able to develop a strong understanding of Highlights products and file formats in a short amount of time.Mac (expert) and PC skills.Relocation to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Location: Honesdale, PA (Click for more information about Honesdale and the surrounding area.)

Please submit resumes in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to jobs@highlights.com, Place “Content Management Specialist” in the subject line.

The Young to Publishing Group Presents: National Book Awards House Party!

The National Book Awards are among the nation’s preeminent literary prizes, and one of the most important events on the literary calendar. In an effort to expand the audience and accessibility of the awards, the Association of American Publisher’s Young to Publishing Group (YPG) has partnered with the National Book Foundation to secure exclusive live feed of the awards ceremony.

The inaugural House Party: A Celebration of the National Book Awards will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday November 17 at Random House at 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

The event will be designed and produced by Jes Gordon of properFUN, and feature DJ Lars, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, and a charity auction to benefit Literacy Partners. For more information about Literacy Partners, check out our auction page. The browser-based album editing company Pixable will be present to curate event photos and instantly create videos and slideshows to be shared across social media platforms. Robert Redd, the world’s first literary product company, will host an interactive literary game held throughout the party based on the legend of Robert Redd. The company will provide signature knit shirts to the winners. Other event sponsors include Rent the Runway, Macaron, Nine Cakes and Archie Grand.

Purchase your tickets now for the early bird price of $30! Tickets will be $40 after November 1st. The party is open to all book lovers regardless of AAP affiliation.

About the Young to Publishing Group:

The Young to Publishing Group strives to give entry-level employees a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house and to educate themselves about the industry as a whole. YPG is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Pace Publishing Alumnus J.T. Solomon’s Magazine Launch & Networking Event

F.I.R.M. Magazine, in Conjunction with The New York Urban League of Young Professionals (NYULYP), presents:

Community Connects: Official Website Launch and Networking Event
November 11th, 2010 – Apple Restaurant and Bom Bar (Manhattan, NY)

What the new generation needs is F.I.R.M. Magazine.

F.I.R.M. Magazine (Fashion, Investments, Recreation, and Music) is an online publication that empowers readers financially, physically, spiritually, and mentally through the perfect balance of information and entertainment. Morehouse College and Pace University alumnus, J.T. Solomon, created a magazine that speaks to educated young adults and also transcends socio-economical boundaries by providing valuable information about personal credit, attire, real estate, health and fitness, and more to readers in some of the most underprivileged of our communities. From profiling up-and-coming fashion designers and musicians to helping our audience seek out investment opportunities in companies with proven global strategies; F.I.R.M. Magazine does it all.

Join us at Apple Bar Restaurant and Bom Bar (17 Waverly Place, New York, NY) near Washington Square on November 11th from 6PM-10PM to celebrate F.I.R.M.’s Community Connects: Official Website Launch and Networking Event hosted by The New York Urban League of Young Professionals (NYULYP). The event is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted. Network with the industry’s leading young professionals in fashion, entertainment, financial, and various other professions in NYC. Bring your business cards! This is a networking event you don’t want to miss! Check out F.I.R.M. Magazine online: www.firmmagazine.net and www.facebook.com/FIRMMagazine. See you at the celebration!

Press Contact: Cheron Mangum | leasa.mangum@firmmagazine.net | Phone: (347) 857-8272

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!