Jobs of the Week

New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational, and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn, and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.

Jobs of the Week

Bonnier Publishing – Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry Level

Bonnier Publishing is one of the largest publishing companies in the United Kingdom, with divisions in Australia and the United States. They have many imprints across the world, but the US division includes Little Bee Books (children’s literature), Weldon Owen (adult nonfiction), and Sizzle Press (media and licensing). While Weldon Owen operates out of San Fransisco, CA, Little Bee Books and Sizzle Press operate out of New York, NY.

On Startwire, the job post states:

“Bonnier Publishing USA is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, organized and flexible Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator to join our team! In this role you will be responsible for providing day-to-day support for our marketing and publicity departments. The Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator will help to ensure that the Marketing and Publicity department runs smoothly by assisting senior marketing and publicity staff with campaigns from inspection through execution and providing general administrative support for the Director of Marketing and Publicity.”

What You’ll Be Doing:

Marketing:

  • Coordinating and managing social media calendar, and assisting with blogger outreach, partnerships, and giveaways
  • Acting as a department liaison between publisher and distribution partner
  • Coordinating information for, and in some cases uploading information to, Title Information sheets for all books
  • Coordinating and executing marketing mailings
  • Coding all marketing invoices, receiving approvals, submitting to AP, and tracking spending
  • Uploading content including excerpts, reviews, videos, book descriptions, bios, and endorsements to in-house and external systems and websites
  • Representing publisher at select trade shows and assisting with booth set-up and break-down
  • Other marketing or general duties as requested or assigned

Publicity:

  • Helping to create publicity materials such as press releases, author bios, Q&A’s
  • Preparing mailings of publicity/press materials and books to reviewers and other media contact.
  • Responding to incoming press queries in a timely manner, pulling artwork and excerpts for journalists
  • Internal reporting – clip, quantify and help track and log press coverage across print, online and broadcast
  • Developing, compiling and maintaining accurate and current information for media contact database and local and national media lists
  • Assisting with event preparations and talent care including travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Other publicity or general duties as requested or assigned

For more information and to apply, go to Startwire.

The Creative Group: Publishing Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry Level

The Creative Group is a marketing agency dedicated to “connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent on a project, contract-to-hire or full-time basis” (Glassdoor).

Accoring to Robert Half:

“The Creative Group is looking for an innovative and talented publishing assistant who is comfortable with graphic design and production work. If you’re an innovative thinker who enjoys working independently as well as collaborating with colleagues, apply today.”

What you will get to do every single day:
  • Be responsible for the design, layout and formatting of materials. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements
  • Publish all content to the company website and ensuring all materials adhere to the company’s aesthetic and style guide
  • Create email campaigns and maintain distribution lists
Requirements:
  • 1-2 years of experience using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to follow brand guidelines and be extremely detail oriented
 For more information and to apply, go to Robert Half.
Oxford University Press: Development Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 3–5 years

Oxford University Press works out of the University of Oxford. They are committed to “excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide” (OUP).

According to Oxford University Press’s site:

“Our publishing program is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Development Editor to continue developing our portfolio of interactive online courses aimed at researchers, teachers and students in Higher Education. In this newly created role, you will oversee the development of content and pedagogy across new and flagship courses. Reporting jointly to the Commissioning Editor in New York and the Head of Publishing in London, responsibilities will include:

  • Market research into instructor and user challenges, decision drivers, use of teaching and learning materials, and future needs
  • Input into course outlines, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Plan and develop the pedagogical approach to be used in each course
  • Identify key subject experts to join programs as Authors and Reviewers, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Attend launch workshops with collaborating universities and facilitate workshop discussion to achieve feedback on program content and pedagogy
  • Manage the Advisor, Author and Reviewer teams to achieve delivery on schedule and to plan, working alongside the editorial team
  • Carry out in-depth assessments of draft content from authors to ensure it meets market needs, paying particular attention to the strategic vision, learning outcomes, pedagogy and user experience
  • Work with authors to develop content as necessary, in particular leading on the creation and refinement of interactive elements and activities to convey information or test knowledge
  • Create review panels of subject experts, assess feedback on draft material and provide guidance to authors in line with the strategic vision for the program
  • Input into design, animations and illustrations, working alongside commissioning, editorial and design teams
  • Ensure the final published program achieves its strategic aim and meets the needs of the market
  • Work closely with the international sales and marketing teams to share product info and positioning, and collaborate on key customer leads and opportunities
  • Be a champion for the programs, internally and externally (at launch workshops with customers, at conferences etc.)

Requirements:

  • Experience developing content
  • Experience publishing digital courses or online resources
  • Awareness of trends and developments in e-learning
  • Understanding of trends in Higher Education
  • 3–5 years of experience in the publishing industry preferred

For more information and to apply, visit Oxford University Press.

Event: Edit Test Workshop

Ace Your Next Edit Test Class

An Ed2010 Event

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Have you taken a million edit tests but never land the gig? It’s not you, it’s that you don’t know the secrets to giving editors what they want. Find out what they are. Chandra Turner, Ed’s founder & president and the Executive Editor of Parents(formerly of CosmoGirl, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, YM) is teaching a 2-day class on how to prep for an entry-level edit test (editorial assistant, assistant editor, associate editor).

Part 1 (Tuesday, July 23):
How to study the mag, how to edit the test piece, what they are looking for when they ask for a critique or for your ideas.

Part 2 (Wednesday, July 24):
Learn how to tailor your test to the specific mag you’re applying to and how to write display copy so good that it’ll sell the magazine on YOU. The little touches editors expect on tests, and the conventions of following up after an edit test.

We’ll also provide sample edit tests for you to take home.

When: Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bring your own sack dinner!)

Where: Midtown Manhattan. We’ll send you the address when you sign up.

How much: $185

Who’s it for: Editorial Assistant, Assistant Editor and Associate Editor applicants. You must be no more than 24 months out of college. College students are also welcome.

How to sign up: RSVP REQUIRED. Write to edschool@ed2010.com with the subject line ACE YOUR NEXT EDIT TEST. Tell us where you work, your position and how long you’ve been working there (or if you’re unemployed). You’ll get an email back with the PayPal URL.

Quote of the Week

A magazine editor recently asked me to sit down on my 40th birthday and write an article on the most important things I had learned in my first 40 years. I told him that the chief thing I had learned was that the copybook maxims are true, but that too many people forget this once they go out into the heat and hustle and bustle of the battle of life and only realize their truth once one foot is beginning to slip into the grave. The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

— B.C. Forbes

Fall Internship with the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency!

M.S. in Publishing students looking for an internship that exposes them to agency side of publishing should consider the Fall position with the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency.  The boutique agency represents both fiction and nonfiction work by award-winning and best-selling authors, in the areas of narrative and practical nonfiction, biography, history, memoir, pop culture, literary fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and commercial women’s fiction.

Located one block from Madison Square Park, The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency is looking for a part-time intern for the Fall 2012 semester (or longer) with a strong interest in books and a career in the publishing industry to come in for 10-15 hours a week.  

 

Requirements:

  • Strong reading and editing skills a must
  • Knowledge of the marketplace a plu
  • Looking for someone who can not only assess fiction manuscripts, but seek out new potential non-fiction projects.

 

We represent authors and guide their careers.   The intern will have a chance to assist us with all aspects of agenting, from reading and reviewing manuscripts and queries, editing, learning about foreign rights and contracts.  As with any internship, a part of the position will be general administrative work, but we do our best to find activities that best match the individual’s interests and keep the admin work to a minimum.

This is an unpaid internship, but we strive to assist our interns with job placement when the opportunity arises.

 

Contact: Please send an email to Melissa Sarver at melissa@elizabethkaplanlit.com explaining why you’d like to be our intern and what makes you the best person for this position.  Please include your resume as an attachment.