Jobs of the Week: Inked, Penguin Random House, Wisdom Publications

 

 

Inked

Title: Web/Social Media EditorScreen Shot 2015-02-05 at 6.52.46 PM

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Do you want to be the voice of rebellion? Inked magazine is looking to add to their online team. We are seeking a web/social media editor who knows what’s trendy and trending. This is a full-time position with long-term career opportunity. We are seeking a talented, experienced thinker with the voice to speak to our community and the social media savvy to engage a wide and dedicated audience. We need a self-starter who can work independently but also add to the dynamism of our squad. Tattoo knowledge is a plus but not required. Neither is having tattoos.

To Apply: 
If you would like to be considered for the position, please e-mail press@inkedmag.com with your resume, a cover letter (including what grammatical error was made in the above paragraph), a few clips and a summation of yourself in 140 characters or less.

 

prh-logo-bigPenguin Random House

Title: Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Random House marketing department is seeking a Digital Marketing Assistant to join the team and work on our digital-exclusive imprints: Loveswept, Alibi, Hydra, & Flirt. While performing a variety of tasks, this position offers the opportunity to learn about the entire process of marketing to the e-original market including assisting with blog tours, social media, advertising, and website management.

The Digital Marketing Assistant:
1: Assists with creating marketing and social media plans for titles on our digital-exclusive imprints list
2: Coordinates blog tours for our digital-exclusive titles
3: Helps manage our digital imprint websites and social media accounts
4: Liaises with editorial, managing editorial, and production to create digital galleys
5: Works closely with ad/promo to design promotional material for authors
6: Provides administrative support including scheduling weekly and monthly meetings
7: Participates in the planning of annual conferences and conventions
8: Works on special projects as needed

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree
  • Prior office experience; experience within book publishing/marketing is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proactive with strong follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress a plus

To Apply: 
Submit application to
Please apply using their online application process.

For more information, please visit:
http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/

 

logoWisdom Publications, INC.

Title: Production Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: Boston, MA

Description: 
We are a small, nonprofit publisher with a great entry-level opportunity for an individual to assist in all aspects of production, from manuscript to completed book. We are interested in finding a motivated person to maintain high production value and pay attention to changing industry standards in both print and digital realms. This person will report directly to the production manager, assisting with various duties and taking responsibility for new titles, reprints, and future projects. This is not an editorial position.

The production assistant’s core responsibilities:
1. Implements changes to cover and interior files, performs quality control checks, and preps files for print and ebook production.
2. Manages ebook production, working with the marketing department on digital materials, distributing files through various distribution channels, and addressing issues of product quality.
3. Handles requests for production materials from internal departments.
4. Manages circulation of proofing materials throughout all phases of production.
5. Maintains Book Production Status Report and office production board.
6. Assists in maintaining production schedule for all print books and ebooks.

This is a salaried position with great potential for growth. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance, a 401k, and generous vacation time.

Requirements: 
• Interest in publishing and current industry challenges and trends
• Excellent English grammar and proofreading skills
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat, as well as with Quark, Excel, and Word strongly preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@wisdompubs.org. Indicate “Production Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week: W. W. Norton, Taylor & Francis, and Lukeman Literary

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W. W. Norton & Company

WWNortonTitle: Project Editor, College Digital Media (science and/or economics emphasis)

Type: Full-time exempt

Location: New York, NY

Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science and economics content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Respond to editorial queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
    Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, and different content management systems a plus.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

 

Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media (music emphasis)

Type: Full-time exempt

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with a specific focus on the music content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the music content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Help ensure accuracy of musical notation images, audio examples, and in-text musical symbols.
  • Respond to editorial and musical queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Reads music fluently.
  • Subject matter expertise in music theory and music history is not required, but a plus.
  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, audio editing software, and different content management systems a plus.

To Apply: 

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

 

Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 2.13.57 PMTitle: Journal Sales Executive

Type: Full-time

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Description: 

The Journals Division of Taylor & Francis Group, a division of informa and leading academic publisher, has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic sales professional to join its growing sales team.  Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the individual will be tasked with the following responsibilities. The new hire will be responsible for:

  • Increase and promote sales of T&F online journal products throughout assigned region
  • Identify, maintain and develop current and prospective customer accounts and actively pursue opportunities for growth and development
  • Manage account details through CRM software and track and share lead information throughout all stages of the sales process
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers and generate customized quotes
  • Successfully negotiate and execute sales agreements
  • Produce regular reports on sales activity and development opportunities
  • Assist in the development of sale proposals, management reports, supporting sales contact/CRM database
  • Meet with customers and attend library meetings and industry events as required

Qualifications: Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced presentation skills at all levels of business. Effective account management skills and the ability to form strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally. Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional, confident, and goal oriented. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and is responsible for achieving established sales targets and activity quotas.

Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ previous sales/marketing experience. Previous outside sales  and publishing experience, understanding of academic library environment, and/or specific industry knowledge (pharma, biotech, chemical, etc) desired. Proficiency with Windows applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, required. Previous experience with CRM software helpful. Overnight travel is required up to 30-40% of the time.

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: philasales@informa.com

 

Lukeman Literary

Title: eBook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

We are a friendly, relaxed, boutique, established literary agency (in business 20 years) that specializes in a broad range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, including many bestselling and high-profile authors. We also work in the exciting new world of ebook publishing, and it is in this capacity that we are seeking a tech-savvy and self-motivated individual for the position of Ebook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant, answering directly to the President. The position will be focused on all-things Ebooks related, including converting and formatting files for ebook production, uploading them to various platforms, social networking, online marketing and publicity, jacket design, and overseeing a network of domestic and international distribution. The position will also be heavily focused on books in translation, so while the candidate is only required to speak English, he/she must also be comfortable in working with titles in other languages. The position will also require working a comfort working with contracts and overseeing a network of freelancers. While the position is tech-heavy and primarily focused on ebooks, it will also sometimes include the administrative and editorial duties of a literary agency, and assisting the President as needed. The position will entail an endless and ever-changing array of duties, and as no two days will be the same, we need someone who is flexible, adapts easily to change, fast-working, and open to being on the cutting edge and constantly learning in an ever-changing tech environment. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the workings of ebook publishing and a literary agency, in a hands-on position with much responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be an independent worker with a meticulous eye for detail, outstanding follow-up and administrative skills, a personable demeanor and a love for books, especially commercial fiction. The position will require the candidate to work with highly confidential and sensitive manuscripts, files, and sales and financial data, so the candidate must be highly trustworthy and have references demonstrating such. This position may require the candidate to work remotely at times, so the candidate must feel comfortable being self-motivated and highly-disciplined. This position may also occasionally entail editing and/or copyediting, so editorial experience is preferred. The position offers room for growth for the right candidate.

Minimum Requirements: 

–Bachelor’s degree.

–Proficiency with Windows and Mac, and advance knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop, PDF and FTP uploading and Epub conversion

–Tech-savvy and highly detailed oriented, with Excellent organizational skills

–Strong written and verbal communication skills

–Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.

–Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

–Proven ability to exercise considerable discretion in handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature

–Strong and meticulous follow-up

–Ability to troubleshoot technical problems

–Ability to be flexible, and to learn quickly

Preferred Requirements: 

–Previous office experience in publishing and/or in handling similar tasks strongly preferred.

–Experience in a technical and/or production department of a publisher or literary agency

–Experience uploading to Amazon KDP, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and B&N.

–Experience with an FTP program like Filezilla, and experience working with metadata in Excel

–Experience with EPUB conversion and ebook layout, and ideally with Altantis and Stanza

–Experience with Ingram/Lightning Source and/or POD layout and uploading

–Experience with online publicity and social networking

–Experience with website design, such as Frontpage

–Foreign languages a plus

–Knowledge of contracts and comfort in working with them

To Apply: 
Please contact Jane Denning (jkinneydenning@pace.edu) for application details.

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Oprah Magazine, HarperCollins, and Lowenstein

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O, The Oprah Magazine

O2-omag-header-logo-nov-2014-949x534Title: Associate Editor

Location: New York, NY

Description:
O, The Oprah Magazine is seeking an associate editor to conceive, pitch, assign and edit the front-of-book section Live Your Best Life, 6 to 8 pages monthly. Job requires some knowledge of pop culture and a hunter-gatherer’s nose for compelling personal stories, as well as a feel for the O sensibility and tone. Must also pitch stories for, and occasionally assist on, monthly feature well packages. Interest in, and knowledge about, food edit is not essential but a big plus. Candidates must have minimum three years of experience at a major consumer magazine.

To Apply:
Click Here to submit an online application.

 

HarperCollins

logoTitle: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:

  • Assist in coordinating the publication process from manuscript to book, including drafting contracts and securing permissions, licensing, and photographic procurement as needed.
  • Solicit, organize, and handle author bios, photos, and digital author profile.
  • Monitor the production schedule and maintain communication with authors and agents.
  • Read, edit, and judge submissions, publicity, copyediting, and design documents.
  • Prepare and respond to routine correspondence, answer telephones, and take messages as appropriate.
  • Receive and sort correspondence, make travel arrangements and appointments, maintain and update files and records.
  • Prepare expense reports and process invoices.
  • Draft fact sheet copy, selling copy, and flap copy as needed.
  • Coordinate material for in-house planning and pre-sales meetings.
  • Manage the Instagram account and assist with general social media presence.
  • Compile and submit galley orders to production.
  • Manage Edelweiss e-galley requests, poster requests, and marketing video requests.
  • Manage and carry out title-specific mailings to bloggers.
  • Perform administrative duties as necessary.

Basic Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to set priorities under pressure
  • Ability to interact confidently with internal and external executives in a personable and professional manner
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot departmental issues before they become problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Loves books!

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply online.

 

Lowenstein Associates

Title: Digital Marketing Assistant, Literary Agency

lowensteinlogo2Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Lowenstein Associates seeks a Digital Marketing Assistant to handle multiple aspects of the agency’s digital business, including the development of social media campaigns, digital publishing initiatives, and client’s online platforms.

• Advise authors on promotion, marketing, and brand development, with a focus on social media
• Develop partnerships and cross promotions with publishers to maximize awareness and potential sales of all titles.
• Be the point of contact for the marketing, publicity, and editorial contacts for clients’ titles
• Identify growth opportunities and digital trends and recommend new opportunities to grow the client’s digital presence
• Performs general administrative duties including scheduling, ordering books and supplies, database and records management, and other processes

We seek a self-starter who thrives in a small, tight-knit office. Candidates should have a firm grasp of the fundamentals, but be excited by what’s happening in the business today, and be eager to create new ways to foster discussion of our books online.

Strong administrative skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office are a must. Prior experience in a literary agency or publishing house is desirable, as is experience with digital marketing and a grasp of the ebook landscape. Interest in non-fiction a plus. Opportunity to build own list.

Job requirements and compensation commensurate with experience. Inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year work experience in an administrative or office-type environment. Publishing experience VERY strongly preferred.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume together as ONE WORD DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT to emily[at]bookhaven[dot]com