New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
• Minimum 3 years of design experience required
• Experience in publishing and a passion for children’s books preferred
• Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required
• Pre-press experience preferred
• Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, and timely routing of materials
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Organize, design, and manage several projects per season with guidance from Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Work creatively and collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
• Keep projects on a timely schedule, keep Art Director informed of project status daily, and keep production status reports updated.
• Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer.
• Archive all projects in DAM.
• Color correct with production and editorial teams.
• Provide design support to Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Provide general assistance to team on special projects.
• Trend spot: Stay on top of design trends in children’s books, children’s illustration, and related media.
• Return artwork and dead matter.

If you are interested in applying, please submit cover letter, resume and link to an online portfolio through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Music 

W.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.”

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours from our New York City office.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Strength with MS Excel a must.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible, and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• A passion for publishing and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.
• A background and interest in music, including the ability to read music notation, is strongly preferred but not required.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Responsibilities Include:

• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.
• Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.
• Professional customer and author relationship management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Emailing, scanning, faxing, copying, and printing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.

If you are interested in applying, Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com.

Los Angeles, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor, THR.com

The Hollywood Reporter is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood’s intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

Minimum Requirements:

•    Minimum 2 years’ of experience as a writer or editor at a magazine, newspaper or digital news site.
•    Ability to identify stories that are driving the conversation in the entertainment industry.
•    A fast and accurate writer with an understanding of how news breaks online and how to advance stories with a phone call or email.
•    Familiar with Chartbeat and Google Analytics, with an eye toward making decisions factoring in reader engagement.
•    Ability to prioritize hourly breaking news writing with multiple daily editing assignments.
•    Understands SEO and similar content production best practices
•    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field
•    Excellent communication skills both written and oral
•    Team player with positive, proactive, problem solving attitude
•    Ability to work evenings and weekends

Responsibilities Include:

• Report multiple articles daily on tight deadlines as well as edit and publish stories from beat writers, correspondents, freelancers and wire service providers.
• First in line for identifying, advancing and writing breaking stories as they arrive as well as aggregating from other authoritative sources.
• Work with multiple section editors to prioritize writing and editing assignments.
• Curate the homepage for THR.com, coordinate with social media editors on promotion of stories on multiple platforms and web produces stories from the print magazine.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

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.

 

 

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Condé Nast’s Brides

Type: Full Time

Position: Junior Designer

Location: NYC

Description: Condé Nast’s magazine Brides is looking for a creative designer that can develop and deliver ideas for their clients. Design and typography skills are necessary because you will be regularly designing presentations and proposals, as well as working with the executive team, sales, marketing, research, and integrated marketing. Brides is looking for someone who is motivated by new thinking and who is also a team player.

Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of design experience in marketing, promotional, or advertising a plus
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency with presentation & design applications (Keynote, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator)
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  • Experience working for a highly branded property a plus
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Vegas Magazine / Niche Media

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: Henderson, NV

Niche Media is looking for a driven Assistant Editor to join our high-performing Vegas magazine team. The primary duties for this position include the following:

  • Conceive and pitch stories for each issue and newsletter, then assist with executing and producing assigned stories and sections.
  • Write several stories, complete designated online calendar listings, and produce magazine-ready copy within established deadlines.
  • Plan, execute, fact-check, and write Invited section (social events).
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  • Work with photo editors to select art, assist with managing photo shoots, gather photos for Guide pages, and make sure art comes in for each piece/section assigned to the Editor-in-Chief. Coordinate/schedule freelance photographers for events.
  • Coordinate intern process and work with interns to manage social media duties (i.e. Twitter account).
  • Represent the magazine in the community by attending/hosting events on behalf of assigned magazine.
  • Meet with local power players to boost magazine presence, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Perform editorial-related clerical/administrative duties for the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Other duties as assigned.