Link of the Week: Condé Nast “Retires the Publisher Title”

Prestigious magazine publisher Condé Nast has eliminated the “publisher” career title within their company in order to allow their leadership positions to embrace additional roles that are more multimedia/digitally-focused.

Following Time Inc.‘s removal of the publishing titles from their own company last summer, Condé Nast is making major moves to restructure their operations to “regrou[p] its magazines around chief business officers and chief industry officers responsible for business in seven top ad categories.” This shake-up is said to be done with the aim of being more responsive to consumers and modernizing themselves to simplify how they work and cooperate with partners and advertisers. This move also seems like a conscious away from traditional publishing ideologies and responsibilities to tackle and grow with technology. This is the first major act Condé Nast’s recent-hire Jim Norton, who is the chief business officer and president of revenue for the company.

In the News- Consolidation at Leading Magazine Publishers

Self MagMajor magazine publishing companies such as Hearst, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have restructured and consolidated several groups in their respective print titles in order to keep costs down to combat the growing digital world of publishing. Print titles like Self Magazine at Condé Nast have committed to a digital-only brand. Other magazine have joined staffs at several groups into one category. A larger digital investment appears to be the only strategy that can save magazine brands as readers are continuing to shift their general attention to online media outlets.

“We have long believed that collaboration is the key to ongoing creativity and innovation, and we’ve seen its success in action over the past hearst-logofour years,” said a spokesperson for Hearst, “Brands refine their individual points-of-view, and dynamic editors expand their skills and talent to the benefit of all.”

To read the full article, please click this link.

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

Magazines, like all aspects of publishing, are undergoing changes due to digital innovation in the industry. Companies like Time Inc., Hearst and Condé Nast, have all made changes ranging from the reconstruction of their digital presence to the merging of staff and job duties among publications. In the article “What’s Going On at Condé Nast” by Lauren Sherman, she discusses the changes that the parent company is undergoing for their domestic operations and some recent steps the company has taken for their e-commerce sites. The article goes further to discuss the choice of “reorganizing its portfolio in the US to capitalize on its five most valuable brands: Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker.

 

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Jobs of the Week: Spectacle Publishing, Knopf Doubleday, Little Brown, and Condé Nast

 

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website_header_logoSpectacle Publishing Media Group, LLC

Title: Marketing/Book Publicist

Location: Remote/Online

Description: 
Spectacle Publishing Media Group is looking for a Marketer/Book Publicist! We are looking to fill this position quickly.

In addition to conceptualizing, creating, and distributing promotional materials, a book marketer & publicist will arrange for public appearances, such as book signings or tours, and set up speaking engagements for SPMG authors.

Networking and maintaining solid industry connections are invaluable in the career of a literary publicist, as is staying on top of current technology, including breakthroughs in social media. Literary publicists may have set work hours, but they often are expected to be flexible and available on call.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone willing to put forth their marketing/pr efforts.

Requirements: 
Special Skills:
• Ability to bring forth experience and ideas for getting our books sold
• The right personality to work with a wide variety of author personalities
• Working on a deadline on multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Condensing complicated ideas, such as a one-sentence pitch for a book
• Working as a team with authors, editors, marketing and booksellers
• An understanding of the mass media and how newsrooms, reporters and editors work, including online news media
• A knowledge of social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter

Education and Training:
Required bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Marketing, English literature, communications, journalism or public relations. Expertise in social media, digital content generation and CMS a plus. Experience with public speaking, arranging seminars and conferences a plus. Networking connections a plus.

To Apply: 

Please send a detailed and unique letter of interest, a resume/CV and links to your social media profiles (it is more about the fact you are active on social media sites) to: hr@spectaclepmg.com.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Title: Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is seeking a Marketing Assistant. This position provides departmental, campaign and administrative support. The Marketing Assistant will also have independent responsibility for certain department functions:

– Data entry including adding marketing bullets, updating budget reports, and maintaining in-house title documents
– Coordinating meetings
– Managing marketing mailings including writing galley letters, ordering books, researching/creating/tracking new lists, executing mailings in-house and from our warehouse, and maintaining the bookroom
– Working with the warehouse for galley allocation and fulfillment
– Coordinating with Production and Sales for title specific promotional items
– Processing and Coding invoices and expenses for department
– Special projects, as needed, such as pulling title information reports, providing sales information, and various research assignments
– Administrative assistance as needed, including ordering supplies for the office, minor scheduling, calendar and phone management

Requirements: 
The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor?s degree, as well as internship experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit our web site.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.

 

lbyrLittle Brown for Young Readers

Title: Design Assistant/Jr. Design

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Little Brown for Young Readers is seeking a Design Assistant/ Jr. Designer. The Design Assistant or Junior Designer is responsible for the design and administrative support of children’s fiction titles for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This person will be responsible for assisting each project through the design and production process, as well as be the key point person for Editorial, Sales, and Production.

Work closely with the Executive Art Director to assist in the design and production of jackets, cover, and interiors.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Art Director.
Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and freelancers in the creation of cover and interior artwork.
Coordinate all contracts and associated paperwork (invoices, new vendor forms, etc) for artists and freelancers.
Work closely with the Executive Art Director and design staff to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
Ensure all fiction covers are uploaded onto proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately.
Assist in managing a master schedule of books to make sure key production, marketing and sales milestone dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Create select advertising and promotional materials as needed for custom publishing or retail promotions.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Art Director or Department Head

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in book publishing design required – experience in children’s books preferred.
  • Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Muse, and After Effects a plus)
  • Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house artists and freelancers
  • Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
  • Solid print production experience required. (Experience with digital production preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To Apply: 
Apply online.

 

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Title:   Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance, Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Condé Nast’s Content Development Group seeks a recent college graduate who has a demonstrated interest in publishing to fill the supportive role of Editorial Assistant. Candidates must be able to work well with a small and dedicated team in a freelance full-time capacity in the New York (One World Trade Center) offices.

The Content Development Group creates Special Interest Publications (SIPs) that combine archival material from Condé Nast’s vast international and domestic titles with new or unseen stories, merchandise, and service. These special issues are print (and sometimes digital) magazines of 128 pages that remain on the newsstand for three months and have a high production value. Past titles include: Domino: Small Spaces, Gourmet Holiday, Epicurious: Italy, Condé Nast A-List, and Condé Nast Living.

– Research content from Condé Nast’s vast archives in both international and domestic titles
– Collaborate closely with the editorial team to pitch, conceptualize, and curate each issue
– Light fact-checking and proofreading
– Maintain organization of photos, text, and research
– Assist with market work including product research, communication with and coordination of vendors for merchandise/food/fashion, and subsequent product tracking for photo shoots
– Report and write original content when applicable
– Perform administrative duties (tech requests, supply ordering, issue mailings, etc.) as needed

Requirements: 

– Strong visual sense
– Smart editorial instincts
– Interest in food, lifestyle, fashion, celebrity, and design
– General familiarity with Condé Nast’s titles
– Meticulous research skills
– Proficiency with Excel and Google Docs
– Collaborative, upbeat attitude

To Apply: 
Apply online

 

Jobs of the Week: Lucky, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and Waterbrook Press

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Lucky

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 11.59.42 AMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time Staff

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

Lucky is seeking an Editorial Assistant for the print magazine. The primary focus of the position is to assist the Deputy and Managing Editors with tasks ranging from coordinating copyflow to generating display text to assisting with partnership projects for consumer marketing.

“The Magazine About Shopping,” Lucky focuses on fashion and beauty through the lens of personal style. Led by Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, the team at Lucky is full of innovative, forward-thinking and social-media obsessed editors. We are looking for a self-starting, detail-oriented Editorial Assistant who can communicate with all the departments of The Lucky Group and help out with almost any project — whether it’s organizing a Game of Thrones contest or researching a potential cover star or coordinating a delivery of custom-made ice cream.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage schedules and communications for Deputy and Managing Editors
Manage the onboarding of new staff members (in all departments at Lucky)
Write the Table of Contents for each issue
Conduct research for Style and Entertainment departments, as necessary
Editorial market work for special sections and issues, as needed
Work with PR team on monthly press releases
Aid Business Manager with processing invoices
Aid Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief with operational duties
Other editorial tasks as needed (i.e.: manage the iPad lending library, oversee mailroom inventory, etc.)

Requirements: 
Four-year college degree with previous internship experience, magazine experience preferable
Working knowledge of basic computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Familiarity with InCopy, a plus

To Apply: 
Contact Chantal Fernandez at chantal_fernandez@condenast.com

 

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 12.05.50 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant, Education

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, seeks an editorial assistant for the education publishing program. The editorial assistant will support two editors with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

•routine correspondence with authors;
•file and database management;
•tracking projects at various stages of reviewing, editing, production, and publication;
•commissioning reviews for projects under consideration;
•preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration;
•securing endorsements for books;
•assisting in drafting and proofreading book information copy; and
•liaising with marketing, sales, accounting, and production departments.

The duties may include convention travel, market research, report creation, and related tasks.

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational abilities, strong computer skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously. An interest or background in education or the humanities or the social sciences is not required, but is a plus.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond New York City…

 

Waterbrook Press (Random House)

prh-logo-bigTitle: Editorial Assistant

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Description: 
WaterBrook Press seeks an editorial assistant to support the editorial department, including editors and the editor in chief/vice president for editorial. Responsibilities will include: evaluating manuscripts, writing flap copy and fact sheets, attending meetings, and administrative tasks . You will assist in coordinating the editorial and production process, transmit manuscripts, and handle special projects. This job is an excellent way to learn about publishing and offers an engaging work environment.

Requirements: 
Candidates should be creative, self-starters, exceptionally organized and have the ability to multi-task. Strong communication and writing skills are essential. The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently is required. Prior office experience required.

  • Education: 4 Year Degree
  • Experience: 0-2 Years
  • Travel: Little to None
  • Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
Please apply using the online application process.