Jobs of the Week: Putnam, Overlook Press, and Travel Age West

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Penguin Group- Putnam

Title: Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

GPPutnamsSonsRequirements:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years trade editorial experience for the Assistant Editor level
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction
• Interest in commercial fiction (especially thrillers, mysteries, suspense) a plus
• Ability to learn and adapt new systems a plus

Description:
The Putnam imprint is hiring an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to work with a Vice President, Executive Editor and an Executive Editor. Learn about the overall editorial process, including how to evaluate manuscripts, writing copy, monitoring production schedules, processing contracts and payments, tracking and researching sales information, and maintaining relationships with authors and agents. The Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor will also provide administrative support including answers phones, helps with editor’s schedule, keeps track of projects’ due dates, and liaise internally with departments including marketing, publicity, sales, and managing editorial.

Putnam is home to best-selling authors Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, Sue Grafton, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert B. Parker, Jan Karon, Ridley Pearson, Amanda Quick, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, John Sandford, and Stuart Woods. Its roster of nonfiction authors includes Maureen Dowd, Goldie Hawn, Morrissey, Betty White, and many more!

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies. [Job #11155].

 

 

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The Overlook Press

Title: Assistant to Marketing and Editorial

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detailed-oriented, have a knowledge of and instinct for the book market, possess excellent writing and careful proofreading skills, be a fast-learner and self-starter, and be able to manage a varied workload with energy, enthusiasm and thoroughness. A four-year college degree is required; an internship and/or one to two years’ experience in publishing is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, required; InDesign and/or QuarkXpress a plus.

Description:
The Overlook Press, a medium-sized, independent, Soho-based publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Assistant to Marketing and Editorial to join our team.

The Assistant to Marketing and Editorial is responsible for a variety of tasks, including editorial and administrative support, reading and reporting on submissions, writing and proofing catalog, flap and ad copy, handling permissions and being the primary contact for foreign and domestic rights, and assisting with title data management and the ebook program. This position liaises with all of the company’s departments and provides an excellent overview of the publishing process.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com

 

 

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Travel Age West

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Los Angeles

Requirements:
• 1-3 years of experience in magazine, newspaper or online editorial.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
• Must possess excellent editing skills. Knowledge of AP Style and solid experience in copy editing and line editing needed.
• Must have ability to work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines.
• Must possess excellent organizational, management, interpersonal and professional skills.
• Must be very detail-oriented.
• Must be proficient in the use of InCopy, InDesign, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with e-newsletters and social media preferred.
• Knowledge of content management systems, search engine optimization and multimedia journalism (photography and video) a plus.
• Must have a passion for the business and have a willingness to learn and accept new challenges.

Description:
TravelAge West is seeking an Assistant Editor who is passionate about journalism and experienced with copy-editing, line editing and writing to join our Los Angeles, CA team. This entry level Assistant Editor will gain experience in many areas of publishing so an interest in learning and growing as an editor is essential. S/he will write and edit destination stories and other sections for all print issues and print supplements as needed; write, edit and manage content for specific e-newsletters; write, edit and post online content as needed; and contribute to special projects, including but not limited to, awards programs, live events and social media. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief with editorial duties.

Responsibilities include:
• Fact-checks and edits stories for departments and destination sections as assigned.
• Manages sections as assigned in the bi-weekly publication and various supplements including Family Getaways and Explorer.
• Writes and edits content on TravelAgeWest.com, which includes writing and assigning stories, editing stories, resizing photos and posting articles and blogs.
• Manages the writing, editing and posting of content for some e-newsletters.
• Works with art department to find photos for the assigned sections and resizes photos as needed.
• Learns about travel industry and develops relationships.
• Backs up Editor-in-Chief on special projects as needed.
• Represents TravelAge West at industry events and on press trips.

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Jobs of the Week

11-3Publishers Weekly

Type: Full-time

Position: Copy editor

Location: NYC

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact-checking.
Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.
We’re seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.

To Apply: Please send your résumé with a covering letter to hr@publishersweekly.com. Please include your annual salary requirements in the letter (note that we will only consider applicants who provide this information).

 

 

W.W. NortonW. W. Norton & Company

 Type: Full-time

Position: Trade Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two trade editors. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
• Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; faxing, copying, printing, and emailing.
• Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Strong interest in cooking and non-fiction books.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.

Technical Skills:
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying to in the subject line. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee. W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Jobs of the Week

Business Travel News

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Editor

Location: NYC

Requirements:

The Associate Editor will function as a reporter, with responsibilities covering beats, including but not necessarily limited to, government travel, collegiate and education travel, travel industry associations and strategic meetings management.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor assigned beats for news and possible developments
  • Research possible story topics
  • Develop sources on beats to assist in enhancing industry coverage
  • Write multiple pieces per week for BTN’s print and online products
  • Occasional travel for coverage of industry events
  • Work with editors to finalize copy

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Comfort with interviewing sources
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written English skills, including good spelling and grammar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

The Business Travel Media Group (publishers of Business Travel News, Management.travel, Procurement.travel, TheTransnational.travel, and The Beat) is the voice of authority for corporate travel buyers throughout North America and is part of the Northstar Travel Media family of brands.

Find the original posting here.

Aperture Foundation

Type: Full Time

Position: Proofreader / copyeditor

Location: NYC

Aperture is seeking a full-time Proofreader/Copy Editor to provide critical editorial support for the foundation by proofreading copy for a large amount of ephemeral materials produced by our communications, sales, exhibitions, education, development, and book departments. The ideal candidate has razor-sharp proofreading, copyediting, and writing skills; is well versed in Chicago style; and is highly organized. A familiarity with the discourse around photography and contemporary art and culture is helpful. The position will report to the Senior Text Editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Copyediting and/or proofreading all print and digital ephemera produced by the foundation, including e-newsletters and e-vites, colophons, exhibition wall texts and captions, educational brochures, media kits for Aperture magazine, development materials, news releases, and seasonal sales catalogs and tipsheets.
  • Proofreading the biannual newspaper The PhotoBook Review.
  • Copyediting texts for upcoming Aperture titles, as time allows.
  • Working with senior text editor to consistently implement house style sheet across all departments and projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Knowledge of photography preferred
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • 2-3 years of copyediting and/or proofreading experience
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline

Aperture is a not-for-profit foundation, connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, with the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

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Jobs of the Week

Rodale, Inc.

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant/Associate Editor

Location: NYC

Description:  Rodale Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling, health and general sports titles. He or she will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books as well. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post college publishing experience. This position is located in New York City.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
  • Commitment to developing a career in publishing
  • Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
  • 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
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
  • Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate manuscripts and collect research to facilitate acquisition process
  • Meet project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
  • Develop book ideas and secure writers
  • Write copy, including back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
  • Attend meetings with agents and authors

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Sounds True

Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing/Publicity and Admin Assistant

Location: Louisville, CO

Description:  Sounds True, a publisher specializing in spirituality and holistic living, is seeking a smart, driven, energetic and enthusiastic Marketing/Publicity & Admin Assistant to support our dynamic marketing and publicity departments. The right candidate has excellent written and verbal communications skills, is naturally organized, is a go getter that identifies needs and acts without prompt, is mature and professional, and works well under pressure. Applicants should have a genuine interest in the mission of Sounds True, a passion for books and a strong desire to work in publishing.

Requirements:

  • A college degree or equivalent
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office programs – Excel & Word (incl: mailing label merge skills, data spreadsheets, advanced formatting for press releases)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Digital/Internet & Social Media savvy
  • Prior publishing experience is preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee publicity efforts (draft press releases, process mailings, fulfill review copy requests, outreach)
  • Oversee galley production and distribution to media contacts and publishing trade publications
  • Assist Publicity Manager with campaigns, mailings and author tours
  • Update and maintain online press room and press kits w/images, links, content
  • Assist in social media platform management for ST brand & products
  • Prepare newsletter communications for eblasts
  • Correspond with important sales contacts via phone/email
  • Input and update content within media and sales databases
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and prepare expense reports
  • Maintain calendar/scheduling
  • Provide general administrative support for Marketing/Publicity team as needed

Find the original posting on Publishers Weekly.