Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis, Metropolis Magazine, Glitterati Inc.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Taylor and Francis seeks an outstanding Editorial Assistant for its book publishing programs within the Focal Press and Routledge imprints. Subject areas may include Audio, Theater, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism/Technology.

The Editorial Assistant will support the Editor with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are essential to collaborating with authors and different internal departments. Ours is a deadline-driven environment in an open office plan, so the candidate should be independent and assertive while also capable of working in and helping to create an enthusiastic, motivating, and productive work environment.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:
• Supporting editor in achieving agreed revenue and profitability targets
• Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration
• Project management of titles from contract through publication
• Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration
• Keeping the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors, and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including editorial, marketing, sales, accounting, and production – some remote from the New York office
• File and database management
• Drafting and proofreading book information copy
• Processing payment requests, including honorariums, advances, and grants
• Travel to key conferences, potentially about two or three per year with weekend conference attendance sometimes required

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience and 1-2 years professional experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational abilities, strong research skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), impeccable language (grammar and spelling), and business communication (oral and written) skills. Candidates should be proactive and able to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously with a cheerful attitude. An interest or background in the media arts and technology is not required but is a plus.

To Apply: 
For consideration for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement.

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Metropolis seeks an experienced copy editor to work, 10:30 am to 6 pm with some flexibility to work until 7 if necessary, for approximately two weeks out of each month.

Using Adobe InCopy, this person will copy edit all of the stories in the issue. This includes checking for grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggesting improvements in clarity and tone. The copy editor will also review the final stories before they go to pre-press and keep the magazine’s style guide updated.

Requirements: 
The right candidate will be proficient in Adobe InCopy and familiar with Chicago style. Experience in architecture and design journalism is preferred.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.25.44 PMType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are a fast-paced, boutique art and illustrated book publishing company located in a luxurious midtown Manhattan office. We are looking for an entry-level Publishing Assistant who is eager to learn about book publishing, and ready to take on duties that include administrative, publicity, marketing, events, research, and sales-related tasks. We are looking for someone with 0-2 years of work experience.
The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter and efficient multi-tasker who has a polished and professional demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are also integral.

Duties include: maintain our events calendar and contact/RSVP lists; update social media and website; handle mailings, book inventory, office supplies, gifts/thank you notes; make travel arrangements; assist in coordinating author events; assist at book signing events, and answer phones. Occasional evening work at events will be required.

Requirements: 
Applicants should have familiarity with Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (a must); knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop. InDesign skills are a plus.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn about the publishing process in a collegial working environment, and the chance to work with A-list artists and authors. Knowledge of and/or interest in art and photography is a bonus.

To Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Ms. Gayatri Mullapudi: gmullapudi@glitteratiincorporated.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Workman Publishing, HarperCollins, Wenner Media

 

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Workman Publishing

logo_workman_onTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Workman Publishing seeks a publicity assistant for its dynamic team and diverse list of health, self-help, food and lifestyle titles, both new and backlist. The candidate will handle a wide range of duties including support of two senior publicists on a variety of campaigns, and will be assigned several books each season. Candidate must have strong interest in publicity, publishing, and event planning.

Publicity assistant will be responsible for working on publicity campaigns with senior staff, such as assisting with media follow-up, creating tour schedules, scheduling travel, arranging author escorts, writing press releases and pitch letters, prepare promotional material for events, obtaining images for media placements, and coordinating large mailings. Must have excellent phone manner and be able to work under pressure.

Books, calendars, trends. Workman is a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. Some of our titles include: BRAIN QUEST, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Steal Like an Artist, and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

Requirements: 
Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience in book publishing publicity required.

B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior publicity or public relations experience through part-time work or internships is preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to Selina Meere, Workman Publishing, selina@workman.com

 

HarperCollins Publishers

3Title: Associate Editor

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Associate Editor to work with the Publisher of the Harper Business imprint, which publishes business self-help, management, economics, technology/psychology, and business narrative!

Responsibilities:
•Edits accepted manuscripts and acquires a limited number of manuscripts for publication.
•Reads and evaluates manuscripts and prepares written reports.
•Reviews manuscripts and illustrations in all stages of production.
•Edits manuscripts under minimal supervision.
•Maintains direct contact with authors, illustrators, and agents; reviews and/or writes jacket and other promotional copy; serves as liaison with sales, advertising, and promotion departments.
•Assists with a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks.
•Expedites the processing of manuscripts from receipt to production to publicity.
•Assists in drawing up contracts and in arranging payment to authors.
•Reviews or writes flap copy, brief descriptions and plan cards.

Requirements: 
•College degree or equivalent work experience required.
•Significant prior editorial experience in nonfiction books.
•College level understanding of literature, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; good typing.
•Strong organization, communication and follow-through skills required.

To Apply: 

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume through our website, harpercollinscareers.com.

 

Wenner Media

wenner_vlogosTitle: Production Department Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Wenner Media seeks a Production Department Assistant to support the Manufacturing Director and prepress/production department with administrative duties.

Duties include: timely payment and filing of all departmental invoices, establishing and maintaining accounts with local caterers for editorial production dinners, answering phones and keeping a schedule and calendar for the operations director, tracking departmental attendance, submitting time sheets for departmental employees, preparing annual budget projections, managing and ordering office supplies, maintain files and archiving, and basic memorandum writing. The Production Department Assistant will also be responsible for the creation of digital/online magazine editions following proper specifications for delivery to vendors, and other project work as necessary.

Requirements: 
Candidate must be proficient with Mac OS and iOS tablet environments, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Good InDesign and Photoshop skills are preferable. Knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite a plus. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment and interact professionally with editorial staff members is required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters, show good judgment and discretion, have an ability to work well with others and under pressure, demonstrate positive and helpful demeanor, be a self-starter that demonstrates initiative regarding assignments and can be flexible with changing priorities and duties. Ideal candidate will be interested in a future in this field.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on mediabistro.com

 

Custom Publishing Company

Title: Copy-editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Topix Media Lab, a small custom publishing house, is seeking a copy editor/proofreader/writer to edit and contribute to special issue bookazines and books for clients such as Newsweek, CBS, WWE, Reader’s Digest and TV Guide Magazine. The ideal candidate is fresh out of college and/or a few years into his/her career, and has a desire to be a key player in a growing company. In other words, you know you’re great, you just haven’t had a chance to fully prove yourself in a professional environment.

The copy editor will work closely with the managing editor to assist in all aspects of magazine production, but will primarily copy edit and proofread pages for style and tone, fact check and edit stories for overall voice consistency. The copy editor will also play a role in writing stories for our editorial team should the need arise (note: it probably will).

Requirements: 
-intimate knowledge of both AP and Chicago styles
-ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
-strong attention to detail
-keen eye for grammar and punctuation
-excellent writing and editorial skills
-research chops beyond checking the first page of Google Search results

Bonus:

-familiarity with inDesign
-a creative sensibility
-the ability to repeatedly point out people’s mistakes without seeming like a know-it-all
-a sense of humor

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on media bistro.com

Jobs of the Week: Gallery Books, Harlequin, and The Stir

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Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

2Title: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
This position includes key editorial and administrative tasks and will provide an opportunity to learn editorial and publishing skills.  Responsibilities include: providing reader’s notes on manuscripts, scheduling meetings, answering heavy call volume, routing invoices and contracts, preparing materials for marketing, positioning, and sales meetings; tracking catalog copy and covers, requests for author photos, etc; and acting as a proactive point person for authors on everyday requests.

Requirements: 
Ideal candidate should have:  Bachelor’s Degree, Demonstrated writing ability , Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional, Strong organizational skills, Ability to communicate clearly, Analytical thinking ability , Interest and enthusiasm for commercial and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, focusing on (but not limited to) mainstream releases, thrillers, erotica, horror, and media tie-ins.

To Apply: 
Click Here to visit S&S’s career website and to apply.

 

Harlequin

hqnLogo-HeaderTitle: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Harlequin is seeking an Assistant Editor that has an interest in wholesome romances with an inspirational worldview. The Assistant Editor will be responsible for evaluating solicited and unsolicited manuscripts in order to recommend titles for publishing in the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical lines, reporting directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities:
•Performs all editorial functions, including providing revisions to authors and line editing, overseeing copy editing and author approval/alterations and providing editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
•Writes back cover copy and back page ads, as well as contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.
•Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media.

Requirements: 
•Undergraduate degree
•At least one year in publishing, preferably with an editorial focus
•Prior administrative experience required
•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
•Passionate about the romance genre a must!

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 3.26.36 PMThe Stir

Title: Copy Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
If you cringe when you see punctuation outside the quote mark, love correcting your friends’ grammar, and know what The Little, Brown Handbook is without Googling it first…we’d love to talk to you! The Stir.com, CafeMom’s popular entertainment and lifestyle site for women, is looking for an experienced Copy Editor to proofread all of our online editorial content. We need a detail-oriented person who can read lots of copy each day (50+ posts), can spot missing and/or misspelled words from a mile away, and has excellent grammar and punctuation skills. The ideal candidate will have that perfect mix of creative and operational — be able to make sound editorial judgments on copy while also possessing strong organizational skills and a deadline-driven attitude to keep the Internet Content Trains moving. You won’t be afraid to speak up when you see a headline that’s not optimized or a paragraph that doesn’t make sense. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Copy Editor will keep up on the latest web style guidelines and have a basic understanding of SEO, HTML and technical language.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Excellent writing skills; ability to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style
  • Degree in English, Communication, Journalism or related field

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience editing web content at fast-paced digital environment
  • Interest in pop culture, entertainment, news, parenting, beauty and relationships
  • Personal or professional use of social media to promote content, including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

To Apply: Click here to apply.

Jobs of the Week: Hachette, GQ Magazine, and VIZ Media

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Hachette Book Group

hachette_book_logoTitle: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the New York-based Marketing Director of the Hachette Nashville division, which includes the FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho imprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as marketing operations liaison to outside advertising agency.
  • Upload art files to ad agency FTP and coordinate delivery of TV spots to ad agency FTP
  • Manage the content for the Center Street Facebook and Twitter accounts and well as provide additional support for FW and Jericho social media.
  • Create graphics for social media.
  • Edit author videos
  • Distribute author videos and book trailers to accounts
  • Post costs and details of ads and publicity on HBG’s online publishing portal
  • Process invoices and expense reports
  • Manage signed editions
  • Create agenda for weekly marketing meetings,
  • Record and circulate marketing meeting minutes
  • Coordinate materials for sales reps including fact sheet and supplemental materials
  • Execute mailings and special projects, order books and supplies,
  • Manage coordination with Nashville office

Requirements: 

  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work well independently with excellent accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
  • Ability to cheerfully collaborative with a team that is 1000 miles away
  • Facility with social media
  • Interest in Publishing in general and if possible, specifically in inspirational publishing as well as conservative political titles
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and iMovie

To Apply:  Click Here to apply online.

 

 

GQ Magazine

logoTitle: Fashion Assistant

Type:  Full time

Location: New York, New York

Description: 

-Managing the fashion closet and a team of 4-5 freelance fashion assistants

-Overseeing the sample trafficking in and out of the fashion closet

-Liaising between the editors and PR coordinators in order fulfill every editor’s market

-Maintaining organization and order within the fashion closet

-Arranging messengers to pick up and delivery samples

-Assisting at run through’s, fitting’s and fashion shoots

-Administrative duties for Fashion Director and Fashion Market Editor

-More responsibilities will be thoroughly explained during the interview

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

And, if you want to get out of the city and enjoy some California sun…

 

VIZ Media

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.26.17 PMTitle: Copy Editor

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: 
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing copy that appears in VIZ Media magazines, graphic novels, trade books, catalogues, and promotional materials for errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, accuracy, and completeness. The Copy Editor implements the guidelines for the overall quality and style standards of VIZ products.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Copy edits lettered pages of graphic novels, as well as other assigned text, for accuracy and clarity
2. Proofreads internal layouts of covers and miscellaneous text for graphic novels
3. Proofreads graphic novels and covers at blueline stage
4. Checks for consistency in design, including elements such as page sequence, logos, bar codes, and pricing.
5. Implements house style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (& AP where applicable)
6. Works closely with Copy Chief to identify problems and solutions
7. Processes books for reprinting
8. Maintains Copy Desk library

In addition to these responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned.

Requirements:
• Keen proofreading eye a MUST
• Excellent English language skills, including knowledge of grammar and style a MUST
• Professional experience with standard style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook a MUST
• Strong knowledge of book publishing, comics, manga, or anime a PLUS
• Ability to successfully write and edit high-quality copy and maintain continuity in assigned projects
• Ability to make both business-oriented and creative judgments
• Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
• Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
• Ability to pay strong attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
• Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Ability to work legally in the United States
• Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
• 3-5 years of copy editing experience, preferably in a publishing environment
• Equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

To Apply: 

Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Copy Editor” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

 

Copy Editors: Unsung Heroes in Publishing

copyeditor-cartoonWhen one decides to enter the wide world of publishing, she usually has aspirations of becoming a senior editor or marketing coordinator at a large imprint of one of the “Big 5” publishing houses—but what is to be said of the lesser known copy editor?  People don’t realize how integral copy editors are to the publication process of a new book.  Even after a manuscript has been perused over and reworked by an author, an agent, and an editor, there are still flaws that need to be smoothed out.  The copy editor comes in and gets down to the nitty-gritty, fact-checking and ensuring the novel runs smoothly.  It takes a special individual to be a copy editor, someone who is detail-oriented and not afraid to burn the candle at both ends.

Holly Robinson remarks in an article for the Huffington Post, “A copy editor is someone who takes out her bright lamp, microscope and fine-toothed comb. She nit-picks through each one of your pages, catching time transitions that don’t make sense, erroneous spellings, accent marks if one of your characters happens to speak a foreign language, word repetitions, name changes or hair color changes you forgot you made, etc. In other words, the copy editor is a fierce, mistake-seeking hound, nosing around in every dark corner of every paragraph to make sure you get things right.”

To read the article in full, click here.

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Jobs of the Week: Schiffer Publishing and Wenner Media

schiffer-publishingSchiffer Publishing 

Type: Full Time

Position: Copy-Editor

Location: Atglen, PA

Description:
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., seeks a highly motivated individual with a bachelor’s degree for a full-time copy editor position. Attention to detail and excellent organizational, writing, editorial, and communication skills are a must. Competency in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are essential. Previous experience in the publishing or media industry is desired.
Duties include organizing, reviewing, and assessing the text and images of manuscripts submitted for publishing; communicating with authors and editors; solving problems creatively; and copy editing final proofs of books for accuracy, consistency, spelling, punctuation, and style. The position has opportunities for advancement.

To Apply:
  Visit and apply at mediabistro.com

 

wenner_vlogosWenner Media

Type: Full-time

Position: Publicity Assistant

Location: NYC

Description:
Wenner Media seeks a Publicity Assistant to support the Publicity Department for the Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Us Weekly brands. Assistant will be responsible for maintaining media mailing lists, overseeing press mailings, processing invoices, tracking media placements, managing phone calls, and other administrative responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include assisting with media relations, sending news blasts and alerts, coordinating interviews, and internal edit and ad star interaction.

The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and have a strong interest in working in the Public Relations field. Additionally, we are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who possesses excellent organization, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required. Prior experience in a publicity environment or internship is preferred.

To Apply:

Visit and apply at mediabistro.com, include a cover letter in application.