WNBA Career Development Roundtable Event


Join professionals from Knopf/Doubleday in an informative evening about employment and career development in all areas of the publishing world.

  • All facets of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group represented.
  • Explore career-building with them in roundable discussions.
  • Bring your questions for Q&A; sessions.

Admission is free, but you must RSVP as space is limited. Paid-up WNBA members have priority to this event.

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 6:30 – 8:30
Where: The Culture Center – 410 Columbus Ave. (between. 79th & 80th Streets)
RSVP required as space is limited, respond to membership@wnba-nyc.org

View more information about the event in the Event Flyer.

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

Lindenmeyr Book Publishing papers is a division of Cental National-Gottesman, Inc.
We are a family owned corporation and we are the worlds largest private forestry
products company. Much information about us can be found at http://www.lindenmeyr.com

Neal Award Assistant – Full-time, Paid, Temporary Position!

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

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

E-Book Production Internship Opportunity at Simon and Schuster

Position: E-Book Production Intern

Timeframe: October – December 2010, with a strong possibility to continue throughout the Spring semester

About the Company: Simon & Schuster continues to provide exciting, growth-filled employment opportunities for professionals with a diverse array of talents. We offer countless opportunities for motivated individuals eager to learn about publishing and gain invaluable “hands-on” experience – all while earning college credit.

How to Apply: Send all resumes directly to Amanda.Echevarria@SimonandSchuster.com.
Responsibilities: The E-Book Production Intern will help in the following:
  • Obtain application files for frontlist titles from our digital asset bank and send files to conversion house.
  • QA and approve eBook files that conversion house returns to S&S; make titles available for sale by the pub date in TMM.
  • Assist with backlist conversion projects as needed.
Ideal intern will have some interest in eBooks and cannot be a techno-phobe, as he/she will be asked to work in Quark, InDesign  Acrobat, HTML and/or XML.  The work they do will eventually be sold on eBook readers. 

A Pace University Publishing Blog Success Story!

One of Pace University’s Publishing Department’s own was hired for the marketing coordinator position at Kensington Publishing!
Congratulations to Julianne Shapiro from everyone here at the publishing department!
She writes, “I have accepted the job offer for marketing coordinator at Kensington Publishing and start Monday. My interview was Friday, my references were called today and I agreed to it. Everything happened so fast, and I am really happy I found the post on our publishing blog… I’m really looking forward to expressing my creativity by creating marketing pieces and interfacing with members of all of Kensington’s different departments… This program really helps with the way employers look at you, and I am so excited to represent Pace University.”
So remember! Continue to keep an eye out for internships and job postings here on the Pace University M.S. in Publishing blog! You never know what opportunities await you.