New York, NY/ Work from home

Seeking Part-Time Editorial Assistant

The Nicholas Ellison Agency is a small literary agency with a wide variety of clients, from history and science to thrilling fiction.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills are a must
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Prior experience in an office and/or publishing environment is preferred, but not mandatory.

Responsibilities Include:

• Processing contracts and payments
• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Communicating with clients and associates

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter and your resume to tallis@thenicholasellisonagency.com

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Publicity Assistant Vintage and Anchor 

Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home to its authors. Its publishing list includes a wide range, from the most influential works of world literature to cutting edge contemporary fiction and distinguished non-fiction. As the continuous publisher of important writers including William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Ralph Ellison, Dashiell Hammett, William Styron, A.S. Byatt, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Ha Jin, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Raymond Chandler, Orhan Pamuk, Dave Eggers, Robert Caro, Joseph Ellis, Haruki Murakami, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez it is today’s foremost trade paperback publisher.

Founded in 1953 Anchor Books is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America. The goal was to make inexpensive editions of modern classics widely available to college students and the adult public. They succeeded admirably. Today, Anchor’s list boasts award-winning history, science, women’s studies, sociology, and quality fiction. Authors published by Anchor Books include Chinua Achebe, Ian McEwan, Alexander McCall Smith, Karen Armstrong, Jon Krakauer, Chuck Palahniuk, Mary Gordon, Dan Brown, and Margaret Atwood.

Minimum Requirements:

• The ideal candidate has a BA in English or a related field (or equivalent experience), as well as some relevant internship or working experience.
• Experience in book publishing is beneficial, but not required.
• Understanding of major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr
• Candidates should also be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work.
• The ideal candidate is savvy with social media, InDesign, and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinating mailings of catalogs to media, writing descriptive copy of books publishing monthly, and maintaining internal databases.
• Coding invoices and providing general departmental accounts payable support.
• Writing press releases, performing research to discover new media trends, creating press lists, executing mailings, and coordinating book orders.
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules.
• Inputting all confirmed events and author appearances, reviews, interviews, and other press coverage into internal publicity databases and marketing systems.
• Communicating with authors and key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights.
• Submitting proposals to seasonal previews in trade magazines.
• Performing general administrative duties as needed, including billings, filing, coordinating schedules, answering phones, taking messages, tracking book publication dates, tracking author event calendars, record keeping, mail, etc.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Production Associate

Counterpoint and Catapult merged in 2015 and now publishes four imprints, Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon and Soft Skull. Author-driven, we devote our energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast– fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. The company has offices is in Berkeley, CA and NYC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 2 years of related production editorial experience, preferably in a publishing house working on similarly complex fiction and nonfiction titles
• Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure while maintaining high standards
• Flexibility and ability to work within and adapt to short and long schedules
• Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
• Solid command of Microsoft Word, including Track Changes, and exceptional proficiency at electronic editing. Knowledge of other electronic workflow processes a plus
• Solid command of Google Drive/Docs
• Familiarity with to solid command of InDesign and Photoshop
• Familiarity with digital products, including experience with ePub files

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinates schedules with freelancers, editors, and production.
• Assigns, reviews, and corrects the work of freelance copy editors before manuscripts are sent to authors for review and in turn closely reviews manuscripts when they are returned from authors (incorporating all responses and copyediting any new text). Prepares the electronic files for Production.
• Assigns, reviews, and collates first-pass pages; evaluates and incorporates changes and corrections from proofreaders as well as from authors. This work may include additional copyediting, fact-checking, and following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
• Reviews and corrects all subsequent passes (second, third, blues) as well as indexes, notes, and other back matter.
• Prepares/codes manuscripts for design.
• Copyedits and proofreads book covers through all stages of production.
• Performs quality-control checks for all e-books, including handling text, cover, and e-book corrections for backlist reprints and repackages.

If you are interested in applying, contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor/Forge Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design.
• Skilled at photo/art/illustrator research.
• Strong typographic skills.
• Mastery of the current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.
• Some prior experience with the book making process.
• A minimum of 3 years of work in the field
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Conceptualize and execute original book covers for all YA and middle grade titles on the RBP and FSG BYR lists
• Design interior sample pages and create specifications for compositor
• Hire and manage freelance photographers, illustrators, and letterers.
• Work closely art director and editors
• Participate in production meetings and jacket meetings
• Prepare files for the printer, and approve proofs and other progress materials.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Food Editor

John Brown Media, the leading global content marketing agency with US headquarters in Boston, is launching an exciting health and food-minded digital publication on behalf of a leading international weight management brand.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years kitchen experience either in restaurants or test kitchen.
• Knowledge of national and regional food trends as well as health-minded trends.
• Ability to edit recipes and copy in adherence to house style.
• Experience working with food in multi-platform scenarios.
• Able to work from home using home kitchen for any recipe development and testing as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

• Developing and testing recipes in collaboration with the food editor.
• Help manage logistics of recipe creation process.
• Assist food editor and art team in planning for photo shoots, with food prep, and shopping when needed.
• Manage product availability confirmation process with appropriate clients.
• Writing recipe introduction and editorial copy where needed.
• Participate in brainstorming and conceiving of new recipe ideas.
• Write recipe pitches.
• Manage freelancer invoices and expenses and assist the food editor in making sure the team stays within the budget for each issue.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

100px-bantam_logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate/Coordinator, Ballantine Bantam Dell

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• 2-3 years book publishing background
• Introduction to key marketing concepts such as social media and email marketing, as well as traditional book marketing skills
• Strategic and creative thinking with a desire to develop new initiatives to engage readers
• Excellent communication and organization skills
• Photoshop, Adobe, basic HTML skills a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Deputy Director of Marketing in developing wide-scale, strategic marketing campaigns for bestselling brand authors
• Coordinate and oversee title-specific campaigns including digital outreach, author platform building, and audience development
• Work closely with Creative Services on advertising strategy and execution
• Contribute content to e-newsletters, websites and social networking vehicles used to promote assigned titles/authors
• Update sales force, publishing office, publicity and editorial on campaigns (including performance metrics and key takeaways) and related news
• Perform general administrative duties

If you are interested in applying, click here.

princeton

Hudson, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist

Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture for the past 35 years. The Press has since added growing and dynamic programs in both children’s books and Paper + Goods (stationery and gift). Featuring a backlist of nearly 1,000 titles, the company’s books are acclaimed for their strong and unique, sometimes eccentric, editorial vision, unrivaled design sensibility, and high production values.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years experience in publicity or marketing. Book publishing experience preferred.
• Creative and enthusiastic in pitching books and authors.
• Proven ability to generate successful publicity plans
• Motivated self-starter; ability to take initiative in shepherding projects.
• Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Poise and confidence in communicating with authors and media.
• Excellent media contacts.
• Proficiency with CisionPoint and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with InDesign a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute creative, successful publicity plans for 10-20 books per season in the fields of art, architecture, graphic design, photography, and visual culture. Write press releases and targeted pitch letters. Persuasively pitch books and authors to the media, targeting both subject-area media and major, national general-interest media. Coordinate sending of review copies. Facilitate reviews, excerpts, author interviews, and features. Schedule author events and publicize events to local media.
• Collaborate with authors on marketing and publicity plans. Work with authors on creation of book trailers as appropriate. Work with authors on their social media presence as needed.
• Research media and build and maintain excellent relationships with media contacts. Periodically meet with key media.
• Assist in creating marketing partnerships and marketing campaigns as appropriate.
• Pitch holiday gift guides.
• Submit books for awards.
• Keep authors, in-house staff, and our distributors updated on publicity activities.
• Represent the publicity department in meetings as needed.
• Contribute to PAP’s e-newsletters, blog, and social media.
• Help manage and maintain media contact lists and review database.
• Participate in acquisitions discussions.
• Work trade shows and book fairs, including BookExpo, New York Art Book Fair, etc. Attend author events and book launch parties.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Lia Hunt at lia@papress.com.

catapult-logo-lined-300x89New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Social Media Editor and Publicity Assistant

About Catapult

Catapult is an innovative publisher that publishes books of the highest literary caliber, offers classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing. Catapult is led editorially by Pat Strachan, who has edited writers such as Marilynne Robinson, Tom Wolfe, Seamus Heaney, John McPhee, Edna O’Brien, Lydia Davis, Padgett Powell, Grace Paley, and Jamaica Kincaid.

Catapult’s books have been praised in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, and other media. Our second title, Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea, was named one of the 20 best books of 2015 by Amazon. The essays and stories published in Catapult’s online magazine, edited by Yuka Igarashi, have been selected by Jonathan Franzen for Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, Buzzfeed, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.

About Counterpoint

Counterpoint Press, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2015, is an author-driven literary publishing company that publishes fiction, poetry, and short stories. Nonfiction titles are focused on current affairs and politics, music, history, memoir, biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s notable authors include iconic writers such as Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, James Salter, Evan S. Connell, Janet Frame, Mary Robison, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Lionel Shriver and M. F. K. Fisher. The company has published many newer literary voices including Karen Bender, Tod Goldberg, Natashia Deon, Abby Geni, Elizabeth Rosner, Susan Sherman, Dana Johnson and Lauret Savoy. In 2015 Karen Bender received a National Book Award nomination in Fiction for her collection Refund. In 2016 Wendell Berry received the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Soft Skull Press has published its cutting-edge mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction for over twenty years. Focus ranges from fiction, short stories, graphic novels, and plays to memoir, politics, current affairs, and countercultural titles. Notable authors include Tim Wise, Scarlett Thomas, Joshua Mohr, John Jodzio, Tara Ison, Michael Muhammad Knight, Andrea Portes, Kim Addonzio, Lydia Cacho, Alain Mabanckou, Richard Hell, and playwright Rajiv Joseph. Key backlist authors include Noam Chomsky, Maggie Nelson, Lydia Millet, and Douglas Rushkoff.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have an engaging writing voice
• Wide knowledge of contemporary authors, the publishing industry, literary fiction, non-fiction, and the literary world – including international writers.
• A canny understanding of what works on social media is required.
• A sense of humor and concision is helpful.
• Must be able to create simple but aesthetically appealing images on the fly, using an image-editing/typesetting program such as Canva or InDesign.

Responsibilities Include:

• This position will be part of our publicity team and will have some publicity-related duties, such as managing press mailings and promotion and support for events.
• We will provide you with a test that includes sample posts, and give interviews to the top few candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

publishers lunchBronxville, NY

Seeking Part-Time Publishers Lunch Reporter/News Editor

Publishers Lunch is the industry’s “daily essential read,” now shared with more than 40,000 publishing people every day. Each report gathers together stories from all over the web and print of interest to the professional trade book community, along with original reporting, plus a little perspective and the occasional wisecrack added in.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong reporting background/interest, or strong writing skills
• Broad digital skills
• Knowledge of the trade book publishing, or least passion for books, authors and publishing

Responsibilities Include:

• Aggregate stories of interest, and write and report stories daily for Publishers Lunch, working in close conjunction with the founder
• Produce and process newsletter itself on deadline (means working with WordPress, online mail ASP, HTML templates, etc. — we’ll train you in all of our particular systems)
• Create additional special content: Particularly our broader surveys of upcoming titles of notes; can also include developing your own coverage area and working longer lead-time stories; expanding our social media interaction; or working on other new initiatives.

If you are interested in applying send an embedded (not attached) cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for Lunch, along with a resume and links to your favorite writing clips (no more than three) to applicant@publishersmarketplace.com.

gimletBrooklyn, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor

Gimlet Media is the premier digital media company focused on producing high quality narrative audio.  You can hear the full Gimlet story in StartUp Season 1, our first podcast which documents the founding of the company. Besides StartUp, Gimlet currently produces the category-leading shows Reply All and Mystery Show.  In 2015, we were named one of the top 10 most innovative media companies in the world by Fast Company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years editing top-shelf narrative – in radio, film, magazine journalism, etc.
• 5+ years reporting, writing, or producing a quality, story-driven product
• Journalism experience a plus
• Exceptional writing and verbal skills
• Love for podcasts
• Stubborn dedication to making things excellent

Responsibilities Include:

• Lead editorial process from pitch to publication for several Gimlet titles
• Support host(s) in editorial selection, writing and story structure
• Coach producers in their professional development
• Work with senior editor to support the entire Gimlet editorial process as needed
• Identify and cultivate potential talent
• Help source and/or report stories as necessary

If you are interested in applying, click here and please include links to 3 work samples where you faced story problems and solved them in satisfying ways.