Jobs & Internships | June 13 – 19

Hachette Books | Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Hachette Book Group, one of the Big 5 publishers, is “a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world.” Hachette is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio. Some of its authors include: Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Tina Fey, Newt Gingrich, Neil Patrick Harris, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, and James Patterson. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | June 13 – 19”

University Presses

A university press is an academic publishing house that specializes in scholarly books and journals. Pace University Press (Pace UP), for example, publishes seven journals in the humanities and social sciences, like Woolf Studies AnnualThe Journal of Comics and Culture, and The Journal of Beat Studies. It has 60 journals and books in print and works closely with the M.S. in Publishing Program. Continue reading “University Presses”

Jobs of the Week

Cambridge University Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Cambridge University Press seeks a highly-motivated Editorial Assistant to join our editorial team. Primary responsibilities include providing administrative support to editors and reviewing and processing manuscripts. Working closely with a number of Editors across our Humanities and Social Sciences journals department, this position will provide the successful applicant with a strong grounding in the principles and practice of journals publishing and is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in publishing.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of administrative support across a range of tasks (including processing of invoices, a schedule of regular advances and payment requests, and maintenance of department databases).
  • Manage the preparation of reports and other documentation.
  • Conduct market research and competitive analyses for publications.
  • Assist the Editors with the transfer of new journals acquisitions.
  • Provide support in reviewing annual accounts.
  • Coordinate vacation and absence reports for the department, including application for time-off, sick leave, travel authorization documents, and travel and expenditure reports.
  • Coordinate department training requirements.
  • Serve as point of contact for visitors to the department.
  • Perform other editorial duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of office experience required.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize is required.
  • Strong MS Office, Internet and research skills required.
  • Good oral and written skills are a requirement; candidates should have the ability to liaise with many people, learn quickly and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong publishing experience with vast editorial/digital background preferred.
  • Understanding of digital content development and financial acumen is a plus; and copy editing/proofreading skills and courses through a professional publishing program a plus.

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NYLON Magazine

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to the Associate Publisher

Location: New York, NY

The assistant will support NYLON’s Associate Publisher by meeting the day-to-day needs in areas of administrative tasks, personal errands, and projects related to the publishing and marketing fields. Duties will include managing calendars, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements and helping to organize various projects. In addition, this role will entail ordering office supplies, handling package drop-offs and other administrative tasks. This role will require strong time management and communication skills. Good work ethic and the ability to prioritize are key.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage schedules and correspondence for Associate Publisher
  • Work under the publisher to update reports for ad sales
  • Organize meetings between Associate Publisher and business clients
  • Make international and domestic travel arrangements
  • Order office supplies and maintain office organization

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Publishing or marketing experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail while handling multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • A confident attitude and the ability to work effectively under pressure

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Jobs of the Week

Springer Publishing Company

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY

Springer Publishing Company currently has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated individual to join our Editorial Acquisitions team as an Assistant Editor. The goal of this position is to assure the smooth and efficient operation of the acquisition department, working directly with acquisition editors, authors, and all internal staff.

Key goals of position:

  • Supports Acquisitions Editors and authors in all aspects of the publishing process, from proposal to bound books
  • Coordinates prioritization and completion of assigned projects from multiple Acquisitions Editors
  • Initiates and maintains improvements to editorial work flow systems
  • Evaluates production-readiness for new manuscripts
  • In coordination with other Assistant Editor(s) and Acquisition Editors, oversees workflow of departmental Administrative Assistant
  • As appropriate, assumes responsibility for revised edition publications from contract to production for selected titles

Responsibilities:

  • Correspond with authors regarding manuscript preparation and submission details
  • Log in, review, and evaluate all manuscript materials as they are submitted
  • Track and receive missing manuscript materials from authors
  • Transmit manuscripts from Editorial to Production
  • Coordinate with departmental Administrative Assistant to:
  • Prepare, record, and route approved contracts for newly acquisitioned books
  • Maintain accuracy, integrity and currency of all departmental records and databases
  • Coordinate all permissions, author, contributor and reviewer payments
  • Administrate shipments of newly published books to authors, contributors, and endorsers
  • Manage Library of Congress registration process
  • Solicit and compile endorsements for back cover copy and promotional material
  • Attend annual professional conferences when feasible, which may involve overnight travel
  • Solicit peer reviews of book proposals and draft manuscripts of books, as directed
  • Other related duties assigned by Acquisitions Editors

Requirements:

  •  Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong interest in academic and professional publishing
  • Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • 1+ years book publishing experience
  • Experience working hands-on with manuscripts
  • Proficient in computing technologies
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic understanding of permissions and use of third party materials highly desired

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Cambridge University Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Rights and Permissions Coordinator

Location: New York, NY

Requirements:

Cambridge University Press, a leader in Academic Publishing, seeks a Rights and Permissions Coordinator to join our ELT/ESL Department. This position will be the first point of contact for the US team with regards to rights clearance and permissions checking. Responsibilities include acting as the US contact for global photo library agreements, liaising with the Photos Permissions Manager on a regular basis and advising the Content Production team.

In addition, this position will carry out rights clearance/re-clearance work as required; oversee external suppliers, clear permissions in-house and respond to version requests from overseas branches by checking rights records for legacy US titles and initiating re-clearance where necessary.
The ideal candidate will possess 2 years of related publishing experience in editorial and/or production . The candidate should also have excellent IT skills, ability to manage databases, good organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and a Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent.

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Northstar Travel Media

Type: Full Time

Position: Group Online Editor

Location: New York, NY

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, is the global leader in business-to-business media and information services for the travel/hospitality industry. We are an established but quickly growing company, offering both stability and excitement, as we expand our reach from print products into the next generation of the digital media realm. Serve as an integral part of our company while learning and enhancing your skill set.

Northstar Travel Media is currently seeking a Group Online Editor. This position is located in their Manhattan Office.

The Online Editor will oversee editorial and multimedia content and its presentation on all Northstar Meetings Group websites. He/she will develop strategies and ideas for new online features that will add value for readers, drive traffic, and create opportunities for new revenue. The Online Editor will help guide the ongoing digital transformation and social media execution that aligns content into a dynamic digital experience and increases the profile of Northstar’s websites within the meetings industry. The Online Editor should be a big-picture person with a detail-oriented personality, someone who is able to translate ideas and content from the editorial staff into engaging features on the web. The web editor will be asked to contribute editorially (reporting/writing/editing) to support various products as needed.

Responsibilities:

Develop ideas for, and oversee execution of, interactive features on the websites, coordinating with production/web designers/editorial staff as needed.
Oversee and coordinate the creation of a resource archive of educational materials and rich media content (podcasts, webinars, written resources, etc.)
Maintain the breaking news section of the website with links to industry-related news from other media outlets as well as news items from other editorial staff.
Ensure frequency of new digital content and use website/audience metrics to measure audience engagement.
Create and maintain an RSS feed for editorial content.
Proofread and make necessary changes to the website
Monitor online products of other industry associations, publications and websites.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proven writing and editing skills.
Must have an understanding of HTML, XHTML, XML and content management systems (knowledge of Java and Flash a plus)
Demonstrated experience creating rich media content and writing for the web.
Ability to work in the fast-paced environment of the web, juggling multiple projects at once.

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Jobs of the Week

Daily Candy

Position: Editorial Web Assistant
Location: NYC

DailyCandy seeks a web-savvy, enthusiastic editorial assistant to research and produce stories for DailyCandy’s Web site. Candidate should have excellent phone and e-mail skills, superb research and organizational skills, and be comfortable working autonomously once given a project. Candidates will have the opportunity to pitch story ideas and write captions. Bonus points for knowledge of HTML, past experience working in a CMS and/or web production and understanding the acronym SEO. A love of fashion, food, and fun is a must. This is a temporary, 52 week commitment. Hours are Monday through Friday 10am-6pm. To apply, email resume and cover directly to Jaclyn.sabatelli@nbcuni.com.

 

This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

 

Cambridge University Press

Position: Marketing Associate
Location: New York, NY

Cambridge University Press seeks a Marketing Associate to develop and implement marketing plans for our
academic and professional titles, as well as to promote books through direct mail, ads, exhibits, reviews, and electronic promotion. Some travel required to academic conferences.

Candidates should possess at least 1-2 years of experience in publishing, marketing, and/or sales, excellent organizational and communication skills, and a BA/BS degree or equivalent. Publishing experience in marketing and/or sales, online marketing / social media are all preferred.
The Press offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a positive and supportive environment with rewarding career opportunities. For consideration, please forward cover letter with salary requirements and resume to newyorkjobs@cambridge.org, or mail to: Human Resources; Cambridge University Press; 32 Avenue of the Americas; New York, NY 10013.This job was originally posted on Media Bistro.