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.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant/Sales Associate

Thieme is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings, advocates medical education and is known for the high quality and didactic nature of its books, journals, and electronic products.

Minimum Requirements:

• B.A. or equivalent. MLS/MLIS degree or course work are not required, but are a definite plus.
• You are a master communicator in written and oral English. Spanish is a plus, but not required.
• You are confident in handling Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word). Ideally you already worked with CRM systems and you are familiar with producing and compiling sales reports and analyses.
• 3-5 years of experience in publishing. Experience in STM publishing is a definite plus.
• Analytical and structured thinker. Detail-orientation and high organizational skills.
• Previous exposure to consultative selling environments is helpful.
• High initiative. Ability to multitask and stay calm under pressure.

Responsibilities Include:

• Prompt handling and invoicing of client orders across multiple back-end systems and the set-up of license agreements
• Maintenance of customer relationships, including email and telephonic interaction, with the goal of building long-term cooperation.
• Error-free data entry into our sales systems. Use Excel to prepare reports, process account performance evaluations, and create usage statistics for sales manages, as well as local and overseas management.
• Support for the Sales Managers in the acquisition of new customers
• Proactive new business development to capture additional market potential. Ability to run own sales and marketing campaigns.
• Provide ideas to improve the organizational processes and operational procedures to increase with this the efficiency of the whole sales department.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume with a cover letter in PDF form to adam.bernacki@thieme.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant, Digital Resources 

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

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in a related field
• Experience with Zen Desk or other customer-service environments is helpful.
• Professional demeanor—Customer service is a must.
• Must have excellent speaking and written skills.
• Must be able to adapt quickly and accordingly to various situations.
• Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Deliver reporting on sales and gap analysis to identify key opportunities.
• Assist with and enable communication flow between sales and marketing teams, customers, and other internal departments including editorial and product management.
• Assist in the maintenance and updating of a CRM database.
• Support digital resources sales team with sales-related administrative tasks and work collaboratively with UK sales and marketing divisions to avoid duplication of effort.
• Work with marketing and other departments as directed to provide necessary sales tools.

If you are interested in applying, 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. Indicate “Sales Assistant” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Digital Editor

Owned and operated by Galvanized Media, Best Life is the premier luxury service brand for successful, health-minded men. It maintains a deeply devoted readership—as a print magazine from 2004 and 2012, it maintained a robust circulation of more than 500,000 copies-per-month, and routinely outsold competitors on newsstands—and it remains the industry leader when it comes to the latest stories, cutting-edge tips, and smarter-living advice on the topics that matter most to men in their prime.

Minimum Requirements:

• A passion for men’s lifestyle journalism.
• Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on editing, writing, and daily programming across various platforms.
• Strong writing, editing and photo research skills.
• Experience publishing in a CMS and using Photoshop.
• Knowledge of SEO practices.
• Understanding of social media platforms and online video.

Responsibilities Include:

• Source and write up to 5 daily posts—a mix of great original reporting, lifestyle content, and news and social aggregation.
• Help build out Best Life’s social media presence across all platforms.
• Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and videos and posting directly to the site using our proprietary CMS.
• Use traffic data and social-media feedback to find new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Legal Assistant  

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:

• At least 1 to 2 years administrative, legal or business experience are preferred
• Comfortable performing normal administrative duties and will also demonstrate the ability to take ownership of on-going projects, take initiative, exercise independent judgment and to problem solve.
• Excellent organizational skills, communication skills as well as attention to detail are required.
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, power-point) is essential and previous experience in the media area will be helpful.

Responsibilities Include:

• Building relationships and trust with internal facing clients inclusive of Publishers and Executive Management team members
• Use analytical acumen to review non-disclosure agreements, preparing drafts for attorneys, assisting with due diligence and conducting legal research
• Must also be able to handle general administrative duties and project work
• Must be flexible, communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with employees at all levels of the organization and will share responsibilities with other assistants in the department

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Magazine – Associate Editor

Convene magazine, published by PCMA since 1986, is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development. Convene has won numerous awards from Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee), Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), Association TRENDS, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Three to four years’ experience working as an editor
• Ability to work from home (prior experience working successfully from home preferred)
• Ability to travel
• Strong, inventive writer with an eye for new trends in education, culture, technology, and business
• A grammar fetishist’s attention to detail
• Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Excited by media of all types and will introduce  new ways of shaping and presenting our content.
• Familiarity with MS Word, InDesign, WordPress, and major social-media platforms required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Reporting and writing feature articles and columns for Convene’s print magazine and website
• Proofreading story layouts both remotely and in person during Convene’s monthly closing process in New York City
• Representing Convene on press trips and at industry conferences as needed
• Ability to spend two to three days each month at our New York City design firm’s studio

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Viking, and Trident Media Group

 

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BloomsburyEditorial Freelancer – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Part-time, $12 hourly

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking an editorial freelancer to help with adult special interest books, which cover a range of specialized topics within the nautical, sports, and natural history subject areas.

Primarily, you will create copy and sales materials for special interest titles, manage the data for these titles in our system, and liaise with our UK colleagues in these efforts. You may be asked occasionally to help with administrative editorial duties, but that will account for no more 10% of your time. You’ll be invited to read and provide feedback on submissions, and to attend editorial meetings.

This is a part time, contract position of 30-35 hours/week. The pay is $12/hour. We do not expect freelancers to stay in this position for long, but it’s a great way to build your resume and make a little money while you’re searching for full time, salaried work.

Requirements: 
We are looking for candidates with strong writing and grammar skills, knowledge of the marketplace, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work efficiently and independently.

To Apply: 

Please e-mail a short cover letter and a resume (with references) to Lea Beresford at lea.beresford@bloomsbury.com with the subject line “Adult Editorial Freelancer.” While we appreciate every application we receive, we will only contact individuals we are considering for the position.

 

 

 

VikingBooksEditorial Assistant – Viking

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House in our Viking imprint! Reporting directly to the President and Publisher, the Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Viking Editorial. Viking has a rich history of both fiction and non-fiction, and is home to incredible authors including: Geraldine Brooks, Lynne Chenney, Lev Grossman, Deborah Harkness, Sue Monk Kidd, Terry McMillan, Nathanial Philbrick, and many more.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support to the supervisor, such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, handling mail, making copies, etc.
2. Assisting in writing and routing copy.
3. Preparing paperwork for the team, including contract information sheets, profit and loss statements, estimate requests, manuscript acceptances, and transmittal memos.
4. Assisting the supervisor in the acquisitions process, which includes logging submissions, reading and evaluating manuscripts and proposals, writing rejection letters, and researching for ideas.
5. Tracking book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production.
6. Acting as an in-house liaison amongst the Editorial, Production, Design, Managing Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
7. Liaising with authors and agents in all phases of process, from acquisition to the publication date.

Requirements: 
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Interest in fiction and nonfiction books
  • Previous publishing experience preferred
  • Previous experience as an Editorial Assistant or Editorial Intern is a plus.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

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

 

UnknownLiterary Assistant – Trident Media Group

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Answering and placing telephone calls
– Keeping detailed schedules and up-to-date records of all projects
– Corresponding with clients, publishers, and managers via email and phone
– Generating expense reports
– Coordinating travel itineraries
– Maintaining agent’s calendar
– Tracking and processing payments
– Tracking contracts through their various stages
– Preparing submission packets
– Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
– Keeping up to date with pop culture via internet, etc.
– Coordinating meetings
– Updating the company’s website
– Helping in the HR department upon request

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– 1-2 years experience at an agency or book publishing a PLUS
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
– Discretion, tact, and professionalism
– Ability to communicate with various personalities
– Avid reader
– Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Rodale, and Kensington.

 

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BloomsburyTrade Marketing Assistant – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Children’s and Adult Marketing Departments at Bloomsbury Publishing. This role will cross over all areas of marketing: trade, consumer, library and education, digital/social media and more. This position will support the Children’s Marketing Director and the Adult Marketing Director. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is organized, creative and self-motivated to learn about all aspects of book marketing in a dynamic and exciting environment.

• Coordinate website features, including choosing titles, writing copy, and working with design team.
• Play a supporting role in our social media outreach, including executing plans, posting, running giveaways, and contributing creative ideas and liaising with our global offices.
• Coordinate mailings, including writing accompanying letters.
• Create and/or write copy for marketing materials such as sellsheets, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, etc.
• Manage School & Library awards submissions and tracking, as well as maintain a detailed record of awards lists results for sales reference.
• Research and update important committee and contact information in Publicity Assistant.
• Assist Marketing Manager with preparation for School & Library conferences.
• Assist with general marketing department administrative tasks, such as Netgalley and sending out requested review copies.
• Work collaboratively with global marketing team to share ideas and plans.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Extremely well organized and possess strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.
• Excellent time management skills, strong organizational, writing and communication skills, and work well within a team and individually.
• Proficiency with Outlook, Word, and Excel required.
• Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media platforms.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements as an MS Word document to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Trade Marketing Assistant” in your subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant/Associate Editor – Rodale Inc.

rodale_logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking either an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books and also assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling and general sports, fitness and health titles. The ideal candidate will possess 1 to 2 years of post-college trade book publishing experience.

Responsibilities include:
Writing copy, including catalog copy, back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
Evaluating manuscripts and collecting research to facilitate acquisition process
Meeting project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
Attending meetings with agents and authors

Requirements: 
BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
One-to-two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
Exceptional writing ability
Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
Must possess strong attention to detail
Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

To Apply: 
Please apply directly online.

 

Kensington-logoDigital Sales & Marketing Assistant – Kensington Publishing Corp.

Type: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Kensington is seeking a Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant who is detail oriented and excited about books and the online space to support the growing Digital & Communications departments. We are looking for someone who is interested in book publishing, promotion, and has strong communication skills. Our assistant will be involved in the following:

• Producing various sales and marketing performance reporting and communicating with the necessary parties to obtain materials
• Creating PowerPoint presentations for key titles
• Executing Goodreads promotions including giveaways, communicating directly with winning readers
• 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, handling any issues that arise
• Proofreading copy for catalogs and ads, and writing updated copy as needed
• 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
• Placing book orders for front and backlist as required
• Special projects for marketing, social media, and sales as needed
• Assisting with anti-piracy efforts
• Online material design as required

Requirements: 
• 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, publicity, and / or administrative support
• Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office; Knowledge of PhotoShop preferred
• 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

To Apply: 
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Alexandra Nicolajsen at anicolajsen@kensingtonbooks.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week

Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Reports to: the Editor for Literary Studies and Philosophy and the Editor for Film and Media Studies

Primary responsibilities:

  • Support commissioning editors in all stages of the publication of books and supporting material, and the administration of title acquisition, planning and production
  • Provide administrative assistance to editors, including systems title management and reporting, and ensuring that publishing programs run to schedule
  • Correspond effectively and tactfully with authors
  • Research academic contacts and marketplace for print and digital projects
  • Send manuscripts for peer review and endorsement
  • Prepare editorial and marketing materials
  • Issue contracts and deal with royalties
  • Keep schedules and general department organization
  • Manage the copyright data process
  • Liaise with production, sales, marketing, and operations departments
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise interns

Selection criteria:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field and 1 to 3 years related experience
  • Minimum 1 year publishing experience/internship preferred
  • Demonstrate a passion for academic publishing
  • Knowledge of the academic study of literature and/or film and media a plus
  • Solid understanding of the US higher education market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Professional manner in dealing with colleagues, authors, third-party partners
  • Proven title database management skills
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills a plus

Find the original posting here.

Scholastic

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

We are looking for an assistant editor to join SuperScience, Scholastic’s classroom science magazine for grades 3 through 6 (upper elementary school students). The assistant editor will work on all components of the product including the production of engaging feature articles, science news stories, online games, hands-on experiments, assessments, and teaching resources. This is a wonderful opportunity for a science-savvy nonfiction writer to join the world’s largest children’s publisher and make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students nationwide.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Editor to develop highly engaging nonfiction texts and editorial assets including feature articles, news shorts, games, quizzes, and activities covering a range of curriculum-based science topics for grades 3-6
  • Research and pitch story ideas
  • Write hands-on experiments and attend photo shoots
  • Produce assets for the SuperScience website and digital edition
  • Review and proofread layouts

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. required. M.A. or M.S. preferred.
  • Proven writing, editing, and proofreading abilities
  • High-level reporting and researching skills
  • Passion for education and a flair for presenting information in an engaging way
  • Educational publishing or editorial experience preferred
  • Knowledge of primary education and Common Core State Standards preferred

Find the original posting here.