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Important Note: The deadline for applications is November 15th, 2010!

Job Title: Awards Show Assistant (This is a full time temporary position)

Description: Looking for an assistant to process the entries for the 57th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards.

Timeline: November 22 – February 1 | 9am to 5pm

Skills:

  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
  • Web savvy
  • Have great oral and written communication skills
  • Accurate typist
  • Able to work quickly and multi-task

Duties:

  • Data entry
  • Track and proof submissions Contact entrants
  • Prepare entries for judging (some manual labor is required)
  • Assist during judging events (live and online)
  • Notify finalists of their status

Rate: $8 to 10 per hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to Petrina Hicks, Director of Awards, at p.hicks@abmmail.com.

No phone calls please!

For more information the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards go to www.americanbusinessmedia.com

Third Digital Conference at Wuhan University Co-Sponsored by Wuhan University and Pace University, October 2010

    The Third International Conference on Publishing Industries and Publishing Education in the Digital Age was held at Wuhan University on October 18 – 20th, 2010. The conference was co-hosted by Pace University and Wuhan University and had more than two hundred professionals and scholars in attendance.

    Professor Sherman Raskin, Director of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University, gave the opening remarks. Michael Healy, Executive Director of the Book Rights Industry and Distinguished David Pecker Visiting Professor at Pace, gave the keynote address. His topic was “Seeking Permanence in a time of Turbulence: An Overview of Recent Trends and Developments in U.S. Digital Publishing and Book Selling”.

    Pace University was very well represented at the conference. Susan Danzinger, Pace Publishing Advisory Board Member, presented a talk on “Discovering Digital Communities: Connecting with Book Buyers in their National Habitat.” Xiao Chuan Lian, a Senior Staff Associate and Adjunct Publishing Professor at Pace, delivered a talk on “Penguin Books to EBooks.” Kirstin Sandberg, also an Adjunct Professor of Publishing, discussed “Reimaging Business Publishing: Balance of Technology and Expertise.” Manuela Soares, Professor of Publishing, submitted a paper that was read by a Wuhan University Graduate student. Professor Soares’ topic was “Using the Kindle DX Reader in the Classroom: Is it an Effective Teaching Tool?”

    Professor Chen Chuanfu, Dean of the School of Information Management at Wuhan University, and Professor Huang Xianrong, Chair of the Department of Publishing Science at Wuhan University, appreciated working with our colleagues from Pace to explore how technology influences publishing and publishing education today.

    The next conference is scheduled for 2013, the 30th Anniversary of the Wuhan University Publishing Department.

    Additional pictures of the conference can be viewed here:

Wuhan 2010

Peter Booth Wiley to Lecture on Early American Publishing

Where: NYC’s Grolier Club
When: November 18, 2010, 6 p.m.

Hoboken, NJ   November 4, 2010.  Peter Booth Wiley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, will provide a look at the early American publishing business in a lecture being presented in conjunction with the exhibit John Wiley & Sons: 200 Years of Publishing at the Grolier Club (www.grolierclub.org), the oldest and largest bibliophile club in North America. The exhibit, which is on display through November 20  and includes 236 rare and first Wiley editions, traces the development of the publishing industry, the growth of the United States, the evolution of modern science, and the emergence of a global community.

On Thursday, November 18, at 6 p.m., Mr. Wiley will discuss the company’s role in the formative years of American literature from 1807 – 1848.

The company’s founder, Charles Wiley, hosted early American authors James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, and others at his Wall Street location called the “Den.” First editions by these authors and Washington Irving are included as well as the first magazine printing of The Star-Spangled Banner under its original title, Defence of Fort M’Henry (1814).  In partnership with George Putnam, and on his own, Charles’ son John published the next generation of landmark nineteenth century American authors. Examples on exhibition include first editions of both versions of Herman Melville’s Typee (1846 and 1848), Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales and The Raven and Other Poems (1845) as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Mosses from an Old Manse (1846).

A journalist and author, Peter Booth Wiley coauthored Knowledge For Generations: Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry 1807-2007, to mark the Company’s bicentennial.  Previously, he wrote National Trust Guide San Francisco: America’s Guide for Architecture and History Travelers; A Free Library in This City; The Illustrated History of the San Francisco Public Library; and Yankees in the Land of the Gods: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, Psychology Today, Sierra Club, and Library Journal, among other publications.

Like the exhibition itself, this event is free and open to the public.

John Wiley & Sons: 200 Years of Publishing is accompanied by an illustrated catalog with an introduction by Mr. Wiley. An online version of the exhibit and catalog can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company’s Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
(between Park & Madison)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 838-6690
www.grolierclub.org

Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Bookjobs.com and Pace Present a Publishing Career Information Session

Career Services Presents: Book Publishing isn’t just for English majors!

Book Publishing is full of possibilities—filled with career paths for every interest. There are positions in finance, marketing, sales, publicity, design, editorial, legal, and production departments, not to mention many, many more.

Bookjobs.com gathers together job and internship listings from over 35 different publishers and the departments within them, and matches college majors with particular jobs in publishing! Log onto www.bookjobs.com and discover your first step into an exciting and diverse industry!

Come to our bookjobs.com Informational Session on Tuesday, November 16th from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Lecture Hall South, 1 Pace Plaza! Learn about the opportunities that the publishing world holds for you presented by a Human Resources Representative from Penguin Group USA!

Log on to http://www.pace.experience.com to register or call Career Services at 212-346-1950 with any questions.

Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers Group Seeks Pace Student for Administrative Assistant Position!

Job Description:
This position reports to the Manager of Inside Sales. The job combines standard secretarial duties with a wide range of administrative tasks needed to assist in the smooth operation of the Book Publishing Papers group. The key element of this position is supporting the marketing efforts of the VP of Sales.  As a sales organization, contact with customers and suppliers, both by phone and in person, is a critical aspect of the job.  The individual best suited to this job is one who can juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously and who can set priorities for projects.  Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and good overall computer skills are critical. The hours for this job are 8:30 AM sharp to 4:30 PM. Minimal overtime may be required for seasonal projects or special functions. The right candidate must be willing to pitch in and help as required when asked by any member of the group.

Responsibilities:
•     A primary responsibility is the answering telephones, routing calls and taking clear, accurate, complete messages.
•    Coordinate document processing for the Management Team, Sales or Inside Sales representatives using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•    Provide copy of all monthly reports, correspondence, bids and proposals to the Sales Manager on a regular basis. File an office copy of all documents.
•    Maintain and update assorted mailing lists in the Contact Manager
•    Distribute information (faxes, trade newsletters, price lists, etc.) throughout the office and to the branch offices as required.
•    Assist/backup the Office clerk on mail, faxes, samples tags and related office equipment.
•    Assist with the planning/coordination of special events and annual events (i.e. the annual golf outing, calendar mailings, mill trips, holiday gifts, sales meetings, etc.)
•    Coordinate travel arrangements for the Sales Reps. and Management personnel as necessary.
•    File reports and correspondence. When needed assist the other clerks in purging and organization of the department files.
•    Order lunch and refreshments for Sales meetings and other functions as required.
•    Maintain the conference room reservation log.
•    Organize the weekly itinerary for management and Sales Reps. for the coming week.  Make copies and distribute every Thursday afternoon.
•    Maintaining monthly expense roster by Sales rep., Account and Individual.
•    Interface with the Consignment Coordinator and the Order Entry and Billing clerks on related duties. Work within the JDE order system adding item masters and addresses.
•    Other projects and tasks as they evolve.

Contact Information:
Thomas D. O’Donnell
Manager – Inside sales & Sales Support
Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers
521 Fifth Floor – Suite 620
New York, NY 10175
todonnell@lbppaper.com

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