Saddle Brook, NJ

Seeking Full-Time Associate Marketing Manager  

Mastery Education focuses on supplemental instructional and practice materials that are standards-based and customized for specific markets. Mastery Education develops products that meet the mandated standards and assessment criteria of each state and supports educators to diagnose student skill level and standards knowledge, target instruction to pinpoint student needs, and provide differentiated, adaptive practice to build skills.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
• Experience with K-12 education; preferably within the education assessment market.
• 2-5 years of marketing experience
• Superior communication skills in both written and verbal forms.
• Must have demonstrated experience with marketing campaigns
• Desire to work on a variety of projects, learn new skills, and innovate
• Experience with marketing automation systems, google analytics, and salesforce a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop marketing collateral, including sales support materials, conference graphics, research and efficacy reports, and other content marketing.
• Support social media and content marketing efforts by building, reviewing and monitoring content through various channels, insuring content matches brand point of view and voice.
• Work with marketing department on sales enablement tools such as product launch material and sales presentation and competition analysis.
• Support lead generation efforts and lead nurture campaigns by building messaging, segmenting lists, and monitoring campaign effectiveness through google analytics and leads portals.
• Support Marketing Manager in coordinating events and conferences, bringing new ideas on how to effectively promote the brand and update leads
• Monitor and updates salesforce.com data for accuracy to drive sales in target markets.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Linda Peccoralo at lpeccoralo@masteryeducation.com

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant  

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

Minimum Requirements:

• 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, and / or publicity
• Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and PhotoShop
• Strong interest in commercial publishing and knowledge of what is currently trending in the marketplace
• Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision
• BA or equivalent work experience
• Must be a team-player who can work well with others
• A love of books/eBooks—particularly romance, mysteries and thrillers, and women’s fiction is essential

Responsibilities Include:

• Marketing and publicity for select titles and authors
• Digital asset design
• Producing various sales and marketing performance reports and communicating with the necessary parties to obtain materials
• Creating PowerPoint presentations for key titles
• Executing Goodreads promotions
• Communicating promotional information with authors and fielding questions as needed
• Importing all data and files for e-galleys and online catalogs, monitoring to ensure that uploads are successful and all titles populate to the site with the appropriate information, and handling any issues that arise
• Coordinating and administering book mailings to review outlets and eBook retail partners, including direct communication with representatives of these outlets
• Coordinating and administering online giveaways, including ordering prizes, communicating with winners, and handling mailings
• Performing inventory and maintaining a spreadsheet of our current print galley titles/quantities
• Gifting digital copies of books to online winners and providing digital copies to authors
• Processing Invoices
• Placing book orders for front and backlist as required
• Special projects for marketing, social media, and sales as needed
• Assisting with anti-piracy efforts

If you are interested in applying, please contact Alex Nicolajsen at anicolajsen@kensingtonbooks.com. Please include a cover letter with your resume.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer, Klutz, Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 96 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to “Open a World of Possible” for all children.

Minimum Requirements:

•Packaging, book cover and interior design experience preferred
•Excellent organizational and communication skills
•Superstar Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a team
•College degree or equivalent work experience
•Course work in graphic design, typography, and illustration preferred
•Passion for kids products, crafts, science, maker movement and DIY preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Work with a team of graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and packaging designers.
• Work collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
• Design packaging, book covers, and interiors for each product, ensuring the graphic treatment is aligned with the brand, appeals to the target audience and serves the content of the project.
• Organize and work multiple projects per season, delivering on time and within the established budget.
• In collaboration with the product manager, coordinate the hire of freelance illustrators and photographers.
• Work with the product manager to coordinate or oversee all aspects of photo shoots. This includes, but is not limited to, soliciting editorial input, conceiving photo set-ups, gathering props and wardrobe, selecting the best models and locations, and directing photographers to ensure that they deliver terrific, Klutz-quality images that serve the content, align with the Klutz brand, and meet editorial goals.
• Review separator and printer proofs to ensure that they are accurate and that they meet Klutz’s high quality standards. Ensure that corrections and changes are clearly communicated to the separator/printer or production liaison.
• Other responsibilities to support the product development team as assigned.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Jobs of the Week: Gotham Ghostwriters, ICM Partners, and Penguin Random House

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Gotham Ghostwriters

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Junior Associate

Managing Director: Bookwriters Group

Manager Director: Thought Leadership Group

 

ICM Partners

ICMPartnersLogoTitle: Literary Department Administrative Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
ICM Partners, the prominent talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London, has an entry-level opening in the literary department of its New York office working primarily in domestic subsidiary rights.

This position affords an opportunity to learn the mechanics of publishing contracts, particularly in how books are licensed to magazines for excerpts and to third party publishers for audio book rights. The position would provide an introduction to the business side of publishing for candidates considering a future in the business. This particular position is working for an agent who is central to the department. In turn, the assistant’s exposure to multiple book agents, and the agency’s full list of ongoing and backlist book projects is large, so ability to work well with others and handle high-volume of tasks are must have qualities.

ICM Partners offers a competitive industry salary plus excellent benefits. ICM Partners is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Responsibilities
– Directing mail / answering phones
– Data entry / up-keeping central rolodex of editorial contacts in magazines and book publishing contacts
– Creating and up-keeping a master list of the book department’s upcoming literary projects with up-to-date information about each title and rights information
– Vetting contracts
– Acting as a liaison between authors, editors, producers
– Account receivable responsibilities include: tracking invoices, status of payments
– Compiling audio rights catalogs and serial rights catalogues
– Researching account details of both domestic and foreign publishing contracts
– Maintain filing system and ensure filing remains current
– Other varied administrative details

Requirements:
– Bachelor degree required
– At least one year of administrative experience or strong internship experience preferred
– Must be kept up to date on latest literary business news
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Negotiation skills strongly preferred
– Must have superb organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills
– Outgoing, charming personality, and the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, clients and buyers
– Exceptionally strong attention to detail
– Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information discretely and with diplomacy
– Ability to multi-task
– Unafraid to ask questions
– Proficiency in MS office, Excel and Outlook
– Must have a love for reading and a passion for books!

To Apply: 

All interested and qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to humanresourcesny@icmpartners.com.

 

Penguin Random House

Title: Editorial Assistant

penguin-random-houseType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Penguin Press editorial department is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to support a Senior Editor and Executive Editor. This position will assist with the progress of book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with internal departments.

Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing conversation-defining serious non-fiction and literary fiction; a list of Penguin Press authors can be found on its website, http://thepenguinpress.com.

The Editorial Assistant:

1. Provides administrative support (answers phones, takes messages, photocopies, files, helps with scheduling, keeps track of projects due dates, etc.)
2. Evaluates fiction and non-fiction manuscripts in whole or in part, writes readers’ reports, and writes and sends rejection letters
3. Oversees the entire production process from finished manuscript to bound book by working with authors and managing editorial
4. Fields questions from authors and agents
5. Writes first draft of copy and works on line editing as needed

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Requirements: 
– 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; publishing experience a plus
– Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong follow up skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

Title: Permissions Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Corporate Division of Penguin Random House is seeking a full-time Assistant for the Permissions Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Reading and correctly interpreting author/publisher contracts and entering contract terms into corporate data systems.
  • Processing permissions requests for use of Penguin Publishing Group and Penguin Young Readers Group material and issuing permissions contracts.
  • General office duties including processing/distributing department mail, processing checks, filing and general correspondence.

    Core computer skills required, including speed and accuracy. Candidates should have a basic familiarity with MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Requirements:
Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of reading comprehension. Individuals must be self-starters, detail-oriented, with the ability to organize and prioritize assignments. There is high volume of requests and queries which must be responded to in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: 0-2 Years
Travel: Little to None
Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.

Jobs of the Week: Workman Publishing, HarperCollins, Wenner Media

 

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Workman Publishing

logo_workman_onTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Workman Publishing seeks a publicity assistant for its dynamic team and diverse list of health, self-help, food and lifestyle titles, both new and backlist. The candidate will handle a wide range of duties including support of two senior publicists on a variety of campaigns, and will be assigned several books each season. Candidate must have strong interest in publicity, publishing, and event planning.

Publicity assistant will be responsible for working on publicity campaigns with senior staff, such as assisting with media follow-up, creating tour schedules, scheduling travel, arranging author escorts, writing press releases and pitch letters, prepare promotional material for events, obtaining images for media placements, and coordinating large mailings. Must have excellent phone manner and be able to work under pressure.

Books, calendars, trends. Workman is a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. Some of our titles include: BRAIN QUEST, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Steal Like an Artist, and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

Requirements: 
Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience in book publishing publicity required.

B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior publicity or public relations experience through part-time work or internships is preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to Selina Meere, Workman Publishing, selina@workman.com

 

HarperCollins Publishers

3Title: Associate Editor

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Associate Editor to work with the Publisher of the Harper Business imprint, which publishes business self-help, management, economics, technology/psychology, and business narrative!

Responsibilities:
•Edits accepted manuscripts and acquires a limited number of manuscripts for publication.
•Reads and evaluates manuscripts and prepares written reports.
•Reviews manuscripts and illustrations in all stages of production.
•Edits manuscripts under minimal supervision.
•Maintains direct contact with authors, illustrators, and agents; reviews and/or writes jacket and other promotional copy; serves as liaison with sales, advertising, and promotion departments.
•Assists with a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks.
•Expedites the processing of manuscripts from receipt to production to publicity.
•Assists in drawing up contracts and in arranging payment to authors.
•Reviews or writes flap copy, brief descriptions and plan cards.

Requirements: 
•College degree or equivalent work experience required.
•Significant prior editorial experience in nonfiction books.
•College level understanding of literature, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; good typing.
•Strong organization, communication and follow-through skills required.

To Apply: 

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume through our website, harpercollinscareers.com.

 

Wenner Media

wenner_vlogosTitle: Production Department Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Wenner Media seeks a Production Department Assistant to support the Manufacturing Director and prepress/production department with administrative duties.

Duties include: timely payment and filing of all departmental invoices, establishing and maintaining accounts with local caterers for editorial production dinners, answering phones and keeping a schedule and calendar for the operations director, tracking departmental attendance, submitting time sheets for departmental employees, preparing annual budget projections, managing and ordering office supplies, maintain files and archiving, and basic memorandum writing. The Production Department Assistant will also be responsible for the creation of digital/online magazine editions following proper specifications for delivery to vendors, and other project work as necessary.

Requirements: 
Candidate must be proficient with Mac OS and iOS tablet environments, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Good InDesign and Photoshop skills are preferable. Knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite a plus. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment and interact professionally with editorial staff members is required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters, show good judgment and discretion, have an ability to work well with others and under pressure, demonstrate positive and helpful demeanor, be a self-starter that demonstrates initiative regarding assignments and can be flexible with changing priorities and duties. Ideal candidate will be interested in a future in this field.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on mediabistro.com

 

Custom Publishing Company

Title: Copy-editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Topix Media Lab, a small custom publishing house, is seeking a copy editor/proofreader/writer to edit and contribute to special issue bookazines and books for clients such as Newsweek, CBS, WWE, Reader’s Digest and TV Guide Magazine. The ideal candidate is fresh out of college and/or a few years into his/her career, and has a desire to be a key player in a growing company. In other words, you know you’re great, you just haven’t had a chance to fully prove yourself in a professional environment.

The copy editor will work closely with the managing editor to assist in all aspects of magazine production, but will primarily copy edit and proofread pages for style and tone, fact check and edit stories for overall voice consistency. The copy editor will also play a role in writing stories for our editorial team should the need arise (note: it probably will).

Requirements: 
-intimate knowledge of both AP and Chicago styles
-ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
-strong attention to detail
-keen eye for grammar and punctuation
-excellent writing and editorial skills
-research chops beyond checking the first page of Google Search results

Bonus:

-familiarity with inDesign
-a creative sensibility
-the ability to repeatedly point out people’s mistakes without seeming like a know-it-all
-a sense of humor

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on media bistro.com