New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Publicist/Publicist

The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of approximately 100 new books per year, roughly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, with areas of strength in fiction, history, biography, drama, design, and other visual media.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-5 years’ experience in book publicity
• Strong contacts across all media
• Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the digital and social media landscape
• Strong organizational abilities and superb written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute successful campaigns for a wide variety of books: literary and commercial fiction; and nonfiction in categories including history, memoir, science, sociology, politics, music, film, and art/design, among others
• Write press materials, including compelling press releases and creative, effective pitch letters
• Schedule interviews with broadcast, print, and online media, and coordinate multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Develop and maintain strong contacts across all media
• Work closely with marketing, sales, and editorial departments
• Publicize our books and authors creatively across all social media platforms

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Copyrights Associate

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years prior publishing experience, preferably in Copyright
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize workload & handle tight deadlines
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Familiarity with SAP is a plus
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Responsible for analysis of third-party text usage within the Company’s publications and, if necessary, obtains and/or assists with permission clearances
• Corresponds with the Copyright Office located in Washington D.C. on matters relating to copyright registrations
• Checks copyright notices and acknowledgements in the Company’s publications (prior to publication) for conformity with the terms of the author contract and third-party permission agreements
• Responsible for scanning and filing copyright registration certificates
• Maintains personal and/or departmental files
• Performs detailed research as necessary
• Works closely with other departments within the Company
• Updates the Company database with information about newly published titles as well as amending existing entries as necessary
• Works with the Director to create and implement departmental policies

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA preferred
• Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines¬
• A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
• Portfolio required
• Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
• Illustrator and design contacts a must
• Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
• Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicably, enthusiastically
• 3 years of book publishing experience

Responsibilities Include:

• Design YA and middle grade book covers and interiors from start to finish in collaboration with illustrators
• Will handle making corrections to reprints, preparing jacket mechanics, and formatting files and finishes for production
• Convert sample pages/images/spreads for ibland, ppt, catalog, trade shows, etc.
• Assist Art Director with direction of creative talent
• Help form the ABRAMS KIDS brand identify along with the Creative Director
• Ability to transcend the “design umbrella” and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales angles

If you are interested in applying, please email resume and salary requirements to jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the TITLE OF THE POSITION in the subject line.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Advertising Assistant, Poets & Writers Magazine

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Their work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture. They focus on nurturing literature’s source: creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks
• Good proofreading skills and an eye for detail
• Ability to edit following a style sheet
• Facility with InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms, a plus
• Sales and customer service experience, a plus
• Motivated to reach sales goals
• Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures, a plus
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary literature

Responsibilities Include:

• Provide customer service and process orders for all classified advertising
• Contact classified advertising prospects for each print issue and digital publication
• Coordinate proofreading of the classifieds section with freelance proofreader
• Flow classified ads into InDesign and make formatting changes
• Format, style, and post online classified ads
• Work with associate publisher to develop material to promote classified ad sales
• Work with associate publisher to research potential advertisers
• Regularly contact prospects for online job listings and administer job listings on pw.org and in the e-newsletter
• Assist with sales, design, proofreading, and production of display and online advertising
• Generate and send classified advertising invoices and assist accounting staff with the collections process
• Organize incoming payments by check for the accounting department and communicate with accounting staff about billing issues and irregularities
• Participate in meetings and other department activities
• Represent Poets & Writers at book fairs and industry events

If you are interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to: Tim O’Sullivan, Associate Publisher, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to tosullivan@pw.org. Attachments must be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Other Press is an independent publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction. We publish novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books, should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir, explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Minimum Requirements:

• Superb writing, computer, communication, and organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail along with a solid grasp of American and European literature and history
• Fluency in a foreign language is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree is required

Responsibilities Include:

• Read and evaluate submissions
• Write promotional copy and sales-sheets
• Apply for literature-in-translation grants
• Clear permissions, maintain schedules
• Keep deadlines
• Manage multiple projects independently
• Candidate must work closely with publisher, editorial director, and editors to keep all book projects on track
• Requires a high level of contact with authors, translators, literary agents, foreign publishers, and in-house staff.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to Janice Goldklang at jobs@otherpress.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Marketing Associate

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 900+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 250+ books for young readers, and 400 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles).

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years experience in digital and/or social media marketing
• Social community management experience
• Familiarity with digital analytics and social media tracking tools, including Google Analytics
• Interest in book publishing, with a particular enthusiasm for children’s books
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Proactive problem solver who is collaborative, highly organized, and detail-oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
• Knowledge of video editing and animation programs a plus
• Knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Execute strategic digital and social media marketing campaigns for picture books and middle grade titles to grow audiences, drive traffic and engagement, boost sales, and achieve overall marketing goals
• Manage and engage with LBYR’s middle grade community, actively responding to feedback across all channels
• Develop and curate branded digital assets and content, including websites, videos, downloadables, blog posts, and enewsletters
• Carry out seasonal and monthly content updates across LBYR’s consumer-facing websites
• Track, evaluate, and share marketing and advertising campaign analytics
• Plan and run social media advertising campaigns across platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
• Actively participate in meetings with authors, illustrators, agents, and vendors
• Monitor trends and innovations in social media tools, platforms, and applications

If you are interested in this position, please apply through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Subsidiary Rights Assistant

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; Associate’s degree accepted.
• One year previous publishing work experience strongly preferred.
• Knowledge and interest in the international publishing field a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Power Point and Excel
• Must be organized, detail oriented with ability to work independently
• Excellent time management skills, must be comfortable with databases

Responsibilities Include:

• Draft contracts and follow through to their execution
• Locate, distribute, and keep track of all sales material
• Transmit files electronically, assist in book submissions
• Update book club sales charts & purchase order reports
• Enter submissions and rights deals That’s Rights database
• Follow up on review material sent to foreign & domestic clients
• Liaise with the book club “back office” on their administrative needs
• Log in and distribute licensed international editions to ABRAMS editors
• Help with book fair preparations, including book orders, rights guide, etc.
• Sift through and answer main ABRAMS website rights’ email requests
• Research rights’ status and rights’ sales opportunities for ABRAMS backlist
• Provide back-up support to reception as scheduled

If you would like to apply, contact Human Resources at jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the title of the position in the subject of your email and include your salary requirements.

Salem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer / Children’s Books 

Page Street searches out creative people whose passions and exceptional talents have earned them many fans, and works with them to translate their expertise into great books that reach wide audiences. Their how-to books curate special and authoritative information that goes beyond the usual sources, inspiring readers to create extraordinary new things, whether it’s great meals, crafts or home decor. They are focused on producing top-quality content, cover-to-cover, and back that up with high-quality printing, top-end photography, vivid color reproduction and, for most of our paperbacks, lay-flat binding—an extra touch appreciated by discerning readers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidates should demonstrate their passion for picture books and have a strong eye for quality illustration that matches Page Street’s vision
• Must be proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Relevant experience in the children’s book industry is an asset, especially in a bookstore or library setting
• Comfort as a speaker in group settings as well as strong person to person communication skills are a must

Responsibilities Include:

• The right candidate will learn and handle cover and interior design as well as art direction
• Will work closely with the publisher and associate editor in this start up environment

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and links to a portfolio over to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Designer/Designer 

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong Mac skills with knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
• Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Book design strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer
• Organize, design, and manage several projects per season with guidance from Creative Director
• Art research and clearance of art rights
• Provide design support to Creative Director and Senior designer

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Please Indicate “Assistant Designer/Designer” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing and Publicity Assistant  

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail
• A strong interest in the children’s book industry.
• Internships in the publishing and/or PR industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Organize and execute mailings for the group including media/reviewer, bookseller, educator/librarian mailings
• Oversee and execute submissions for national, regional, institutional, and state awards
• Book travel/lodging for author appearances, conferences and tours
• Process department invoices / check requests
• Manage receipt and distribution of reviews
• Administrative support for marketing, school and library marketing, and publicity teams
• Communicate marketing, media, and event highlights to division

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your resume to jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject of your email and include your salary requirements.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Web Producer – Community Development, Crown Publishing

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and 2+ years of relevant work experience in consumer-facing marketing, web editorial, and/or project management
• Experience managing multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Excellent time management
• Strong communication skills
• Experience with Agile workflows a plus
• Experience with WordPress a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Support Crown’s consumer-facing communities including Read It Forward, Books for Better Living, Blogging for Books, TASTE, and Punch
• Assist community editors with managing schedules to ensure all deadlines are met
• Onboard and manage freelancers for editorial and design needs
• Assist community editors with content needs, including video and podcast production
• Build WordPress posts and source images
• Assist marketers with social media support
• Coordinate and fulfill advertising needs for email marketing requests
• Develop and optimize workflows where needed

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

Jobs of the Week: Rodale Books, ABRAMS, and Island Press

 

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Editorial Assistant – Rodale Books

logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Books is currently seeking an editorial assistant for the New York City office. This person will provide editorial and administrative support for both the editorial director of trade books and the director of subsidiary rights. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, has a professional manner, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative and has a can-do attitude! Previous administrative work and publishing experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

– General office support to the editorial director and the director of subsidiary rights
– Manage weekly editorial meetings (meeting request, setup—video, agenda, minutes)
– Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publisher, translation sub-agents, rights contacts and other clients
– Analyzing book proposals and writing readers reports
– Fielding unsolicited submissions
– Drafting correspondence
– Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, and P&L drafts
– Ordering books/office supplies
– Mailing packages
– Trafficking of internal materials
– Submit check requests for author payment
– Process T&E expenses
– General editorial and sub-rights research

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
– Excellent verbal/written communication skills
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
– Ability to work as a member of a team
– Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently
– A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things

To Apply:
Apply directly online here.

 

 

Editorial Assistant – ABRAMS

AbramsLogoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented, organized individual with a demonstrated interest in children’s books or graphic novels to provide administrative and editorial assistance to the publisher of children’s books and editorial director of comic/graphic arts novels. Individual will be responsible for trafficking and logging editorial materials on active projects; communicating with authors, photographers, artists and agents; organizing and labeling original art and digital files and creating art logs; creating fact sheets, catalogue copy and cover copy; light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections; responding to unsolicited proposals and submissions; as well as providing administrative support (phone, email, photocopying, filing, processing expense reports, conference scheduling) and handling general editorial tasks as needed by editors.

Requirements: 
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 1 – 2 years of publishing and/or office experience; excellent grammar, spelling communication and writing skills; ability to work independently, follow through consistently on assignments, and juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly; ability to create and maintain simple databases. Copyediting, proofreading experience is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint, InDesign and IView media Pro a plus.

To Apply: 
Email resume and cover letter to jobs@abramsbooks.com stating salary requirements.

 

 

Publicity and Marketing Assistant – Island Press

logoType: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: 
Island Press, an environmental communication non-profit, seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and media savvy Publicity and Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing department in sales and promotions of books and authors. This position will work closely with the Marketing team, authors, customers, and the media through publicity and marketing materials, events, conferences, on-line, and over the phone for outreach of new titles and cross-promotion of backlist titles. The Publicity and Marketing Assistant is a great position for someone familiar with media who is looking for experience in a publishing and/or environmental organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 MEDIA: draft press releases, fact sheets, pitches, book announcement emails, and other publicity materials for new titles; draft media lists, research appropriate contacts, and conduct follow-up; track and handle review requests and send review copies

 EVENTS: draft and send email invitations to programming events; make travel arrangements and schedules for authors; attend local conferences and author events to sell books and promote Island Press

 AUTHORS: work with authors to acquire marketing questionnaires for new titles; approach authors for new Island Press blog content

 ON-LINE: update news sections of the Island Press website; maintain editorial calendar, coordinate author and intern posts, create pages for Island Press Field Notes blog

 MARKETING: create promotional materials including business cards, book and conference flyers, and posters; maintain information on relevant awards and oversee submission process
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree and related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have one to two years of experience working with media with a preference given to those with publishing and/or environmental experience. Candidates must have superior writing skills and strong organizational skills. Familiarity with media outlets and journalists covering environmental issues is a plus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual will have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite; Adobe InDesign; Drupal, WordPress, or similar web-based programs; and Cision, Vocus, or similar databases.

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to resumes@islandpress.org with a subject of Publicity & Marketing Assistant-18.15FC, or you can mail your application materials to Attn: HR/Publicity & Marketing Assistant, Island Press, 2000 M Street NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.