Internship | Start Publishing

Start Media LLC

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Start Media LLC is a “media company with interests in exhibition, feature film production and financing, content discovery technology, and publishing.” It has produced movies such as Morten Tyldum’s Passengers and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. Start Publishing publishes “high quality titles in a variety of fiction niches, including science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and romance.” It has eight imprints and a library of more than 6,000 titles, some of which have won Hugo, Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and Locus Awards. Continue reading “Internship | Start Publishing”

Upcoming Event: Juvenile Nonfiction Editors Panel

ABPA logoBrown Bag Lunchtime Session: Juvenile Nonfiction Editors Panel (open to the public)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room, 425 Sixth Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets), New York City

COST: Free for members; $20 for nonmembers

RSVP: office@abpaonline.org (please let them know if you’d like to pay with a credit card and we will send a PayPal invoice)

This event is hosted by the American Book Producers Association. Click here for the event page.

Internships Alert! RosettaBooks

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Distribution Internship

The RosettaBooks Sales and Distribution Department is looking for an intern with industry, verve, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print and ebook distribution logistics, production schedules, database management, and sales. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Reviewing daily and weekly reports for metadata errors
  • Monitoring physical stock inventory
  • Processing special sales orders
  • Distributing books and metadata to retailers
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, detail-oriented applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

No prior knowledge in book publishing is required, but it is preferred. Previous interns have also been expected to help with QA of print proofs and other QA tasks. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop can also help with pre-press work, but is not required.

This is a paid internship, and the intern is expected to work 24–30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Peter Clark. Please use the subject line “Distribution Internship.”

Production Internship

The RosettaBooks Production, Design, and Editorial Department is looking for an intern with panache, enthusiasm, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print book and ebook creation, production schedules, and quality assurance. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find errors
  • Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
  • Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
  • Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
  • Evaluating covers and interior designs
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
  • Researching, writing metadata, and other miscellaneous tasks

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Hannah Bennett. Please include “Production Internship” in the subject line.

 

The HarperCollins Site Visit

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On Wednesday, November 11th Pace students visited the HarperCollins Headquarters in New York. The students were greeted by Human Resources Director, Carolyn Zimatore and led to a conference room. At every seat there were HarperCollins water bottles and a book waiting for every student. After an overview of the different publishing departments and how they collaborate Zimatore passed the presentation onto Sara Sargent, the executive editor for HarperCollins Children.

Sargent answered student’s questions and spoke about the trends in children’s books. Next up was Brian Perrin, Marketing and Digital Product Development. Perrin spoke about working in book marketing and working with an editor to position a book. They both discussed the duties of an entry-level position in marketing and editorial and what you can expect. The last speaker was Brianne Fong, an Assistant Manager, Digital Rights. Fong’s team negotiates eBook rights for backlist titles at HarperCollins. She spoke in detail about the work behind acquiring rights and how digital rights create a new audience for backlist titles.

Students gained valuable information from these amazing speakers and were able to see a major publishing house in person. Thank you HarperCollins for the wonderful experience.

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Students waiting for the presentations to start
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The HarperCollins Lobby!
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Books! Books! Books!
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This is what you see when you get off the elevator. Books!