‘Tis the season… for job-hunting! With summer swiftly approaching, people are on the prowl for open positions. That means, updating resumes, revamping cover letters, and sharpening interview skills. However, there are other steps to take in the employment-seeking process, and this week’s link is here to help. First, take a look at PW’s salary survey results because while it is important to find a job, it is also important to receive proper payment! Next, go to PayScale’s website; PayScale is an online company that provides information on salary, benefits, and compensation for various jobs worldwide. It was created to help people, like you, obtain accurate information on job market compensation. Educate yourself, and good luck!
Are you interested in getting experience reading manuscripts and writing reader reports for a literary agent? This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is interested in working remotely on this specific aspect of the agenting process.
Jennifer De Chiara, of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, is looking for an intern who can read at least one full manuscript each week. After completing the manuscript, the intern would write up a reader’s report, comprised of a few paragraphs describing why the manuscript is good or is not good as well as his or her recommendation. The manuscripts would be mostly YA and some adult, including genre fiction. A sample reader’s report, demonstrating Jennifer’s expectations, will be provided. Please indicate if the candidate is interested in working as an agent or editor in the future. Although this interest is not a requirement, it is preferable.
If you are interested, please e-mail your resume and letter of interest to Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this position.
In 2003, C. Max Magee created The Millions, an online literary magazine that provides content on books, art, and culture. The Millions is similar to Publishers Weekly in this respect because its guest writers and regular writers contribute articles about advancements and news about the book industry. Moreover, they publish special features, such as a “Top Ten” booklist every month in order to celebrate new releases. Throughout its lifetime, NPR has featured The Millions, as have The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice. There is an abundance of content present within the pages of the literary magazine, all of which speaks to the publishing industry in one compact location.
Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade magazine; it provides readers with reviews on upcoming books and is particularly helpful for publishers, avid readers, and librarians. One of its other features is a blog, called Genreville, which covers science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing news from around the world. Some of the more interesting blog posts inform readers about awards for relevant titles, while others are more on the silly side and feature real-life people imitating the covers of some of their favorite novels. The Genreville blog posts speak to a broad audience due to the content, style, and voice of each sentence. Even people who are not fervent readers of the three genres find themselves reading the blog because of Genreville’s entertainment value. Check it out!
Princeton Architectural Press is looking for a multi-talented individual who has excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign skills to work as a Production Prepress Manager. The applicant should understand all aspects of book print production. The candidate will work closely with design and editorial to troubleshoot files and image problems and to help produce printer-ready files for books. The position requires excellent technical skills as well as artistic sensitivity to the aesthetics of the project. Candidates must have a proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 on the Macintosh platform. Knowledge of K4 and Abobe Digital Publishing Suite is a plus. A minimum of two years of experience is also required.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Four-color retouching and image manipulation of photos and illustrations in Photoshop and Illustrator
- Reviewing files from the project editor and designer, preparing tests of art and design elements, and reviewing tests and proofs
- Recommending revisions to files or requesting replacement files that will eliminate or reduce anticipated print problems
- Preflighting and preparing final book files to send to printer
Princeton Architectural Press is a leader in architecture, design, and illustrated publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 700 titles on their backlist, they consistently seek the best in the field and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. They’ve established a reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production value.
To apply for this job position, please email a pdf version of your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.