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

Niche Media Holdings

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains Editorial Director’s schedule
  • Arranges travel schedules and itineraries for Editorial Director and, when needed, Creative Director
  • Provides administrative support for Editorial Director – organizing office, filing, preparing documents, expense reports
  • Organizes and maintains file system for editorial department, and files correspondence and other records
  • Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings
  • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials
  • Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes
  • Greets scheduled visitors and conducts to appropriate area or person
  • Builds strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc)
  • Maintains the editorial schedule for all magazines
  • Run errands such as deliveries or pickups as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One year of administrative experience required
  • Prior editorial experience preferred, ideally in a magazine publishing environment
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs and MAC platform
  • Familiarity with InCopy and/or InDesign programs preferred but not required

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Harlequin Books

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

Editorial

  • Reads and evaluates solicited and unsolicited manuscripts and recommends titles for publishing to the Executive Editor.
  • Performs all editorial functions including providing revisions to author and line editing. Oversees copy editing and author approval/alterations.
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
  • Develops art recommendations for the vision team meeting with Art and Marketing, recommend titles and writes back cover copy and back page ads.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.

Administrative

  • Screening and handling telephone calls from employees, authors, and other third parties.
  • Sorting, opening and screening of daily department mail.
  • Accurately incorporating author changes/corrections into manuscript database.
  • Maintaining information in different editorial and production databases.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree.
  • 2+ years progressive experience in publishing, including editorial focus.
  • 2+ years of administrative experience.
  • Experience working with authors. – Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to prioritize and remain focused.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills.

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Jobs of the Week

Junior Library Guild

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Requirements:

JLG editorial assistants must have a good critical eye, be able to articulate ideas both in written evaluations and group discussions, work through a high volume of material under deadline pressure, and be willing to take on various duties in our small department.

A Bachelor of Arts is required. Knowledge of proofreading and copyediting marks is a plus, as is familiarity with children’s and young adult books and the library market. Spanish proficiency and strong computer skills, especially with Excel, are extremely desirable.

Responsibilities:

The major responsibilities of the job are assisting the Editorial Director; administrative tasks including logging in and tracking submissions; reading and evaluating children’s and young adult books from prepublication materials; and writing descriptions for our catalogs and Web site.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements, résumé, and a one-page writing sample (article, essay, reader’s report, catalog copy, etc.) in the body of the e-mail to jobs@juniorlibraryguild.com (Attachments will NOT be opened)

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please do not contact via telephone.

The Junior Library Guild is a unique service that provides school and public libraries with new frontlist children’s books. We make our selections from publishers in advance of the books’ publication and distribute them to the libraries on a monthly basis. Our books range in level from preschool through mature young adult and include fiction and nonfiction.

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KidSpirit Online

Type: Part Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: Brooklyn, NY

KidSpirit, the award-winning magazine and online community by and for youth, seeks an independent, organized, self-starter as a part-time Assistant Editor (approximately 20 hours a week). KidSpirit is an unaffiliated, non-profit quarterly magazine for 11-16 year-olds to tackle life’s big questions in an open and inclusive environment.

Requirements:

This is a multi-faceted position for someone who is highly organized, detail oriented, and enjoys taking the lead on several tasks at once. A good fit for those with a degree in English, Religion, Cultural Studies, or Philosophy, or for those with an interest in working with youth to help refine writing and critical thinking skills. Please look at KidSpirit’s website (www.kidspiritonline.com) to see the range of themes and quality of content. Superior written, communication, and organizational skills are essential.

1-2 years’ experience in an editorial or management position is preferred. KidSpirit has a stable and committed staff; only applicants interested in committing to a minimum of one year for this New York-based position should apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and references. Salary commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • helping facilitate monthly meetings with KidSpirit’s all-youth Editorial Board, and acting as communications liaison for contributors;
  • being the point person for general inquires and correspondence;
  • proofreading and editing content on website and annual print volume;
  • managing youth memberships on website;
  • preparing, proofreading and submitting content for external publications, such as the Huffington Post;
  • creating educational Group Guides;
  • helping with KidSpirit’s annual fundraiser and other events.

KidSpirit is created by and for 11- to 16-year-olds eager to explore life’s big questions in an open and inclusive forum. A non-profit online community and quarterly magazine, KidSpirit fosters dialogue among youth around the globe from many backgrounds and traditions. Find out more by going to www.kidspiritonline.com.

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Jobs of the Week

Staff Editor at US Weekly

 Job: Full-time

Company/Publication Name: Us Weekly

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

Us Weekly seeks an experienced Staff Editor with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, a sense of humor and creativity to edit a section in the front of the book. He or she must be highly visual with the ability to multi-task and package photo-driven content in a fast-paced environment. This position will report to the Executive Editor.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for generating compelling ideas regularly, writing and editing copy on a tight deadline. He or she must possess excellent writing skills and 3 to 5 years’ experience working in entertainment news for a publication. Experience at a news weekly is preferred but not mandatory.

 Contact: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter via email to hr1@wennermedia.com with Staff Editor in the subject line.

This job was originally posted on Ed2010

 

InStyle.com Freelance Photo Assistant

 Job: Freelance

Company/Publication Name: InStyle.com

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

InStyle.com is seeking a full-time freelance photo assistant to work with photo editor and photo staff.

Responsibilities:
• Optimize high volume of images daily
• Retouch, resize, color correct, silhouette and enter images into Content Management System
• Perform Photo research
• Fulfill photo requests
• General administrative duties including billing, answering phones, etc

Requirements:
• Proficient in Photoshop
• Facility with Excel, and photo research
• Strong interest in fashion, beauty and entertainment
• Self-motivation and ability to work independently
• Ability to juggle multiple projects
• Eye for detail and attention to accuracy
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a professional and fast-paced environment
•At least 2 years working at a digital site

 Contact: Please send all resumes to Instyledotphoto@yahoo.com

 This job was originally posted on Ed2010.