New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant/Sales Associate

Thieme is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings, advocates medical education and is known for the high quality and didactic nature of its books, journals, and electronic products.

Minimum Requirements:

• B.A. or equivalent. MLS/MLIS degree or course work are not required, but are a definite plus.
• You are a master communicator in written and oral English. Spanish is a plus, but not required.
• You are confident in handling Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word). Ideally you already worked with CRM systems and you are familiar with producing and compiling sales reports and analyses.
• 3-5 years of experience in publishing. Experience in STM publishing is a definite plus.
• Analytical and structured thinker. Detail-orientation and high organizational skills.
• Previous exposure to consultative selling environments is helpful.
• High initiative. Ability to multitask and stay calm under pressure.

Responsibilities Include:

• Prompt handling and invoicing of client orders across multiple back-end systems and the set-up of license agreements
• Maintenance of customer relationships, including email and telephonic interaction, with the goal of building long-term cooperation.
• Error-free data entry into our sales systems. Use Excel to prepare reports, process account performance evaluations, and create usage statistics for sales manages, as well as local and overseas management.
• Support for the Sales Managers in the acquisition of new customers
• Proactive new business development to capture additional market potential. Ability to run own sales and marketing campaigns.
• Provide ideas to improve the organizational processes and operational procedures to increase with this the efficiency of the whole sales department.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume with a cover letter in PDF form to adam.bernacki@thieme.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant, Digital Resources 

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in a related field
• Experience with Zen Desk or other customer-service environments is helpful.
• Professional demeanor—Customer service is a must.
• Must have excellent speaking and written skills.
• Must be able to adapt quickly and accordingly to various situations.
• Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Deliver reporting on sales and gap analysis to identify key opportunities.
• Assist with and enable communication flow between sales and marketing teams, customers, and other internal departments including editorial and product management.
• Assist in the maintenance and updating of a CRM database.
• Support digital resources sales team with sales-related administrative tasks and work collaboratively with UK sales and marketing divisions to avoid duplication of effort.
• Work with marketing and other departments as directed to provide necessary sales tools.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Sales Assistant” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Digital Editor

Owned and operated by Galvanized Media, Best Life is the premier luxury service brand for successful, health-minded men. It maintains a deeply devoted readership—as a print magazine from 2004 and 2012, it maintained a robust circulation of more than 500,000 copies-per-month, and routinely outsold competitors on newsstands—and it remains the industry leader when it comes to the latest stories, cutting-edge tips, and smarter-living advice on the topics that matter most to men in their prime.

Minimum Requirements:

• A passion for men’s lifestyle journalism.
• Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on editing, writing, and daily programming across various platforms.
• Strong writing, editing and photo research skills.
• Experience publishing in a CMS and using Photoshop.
• Knowledge of SEO practices.
• Understanding of social media platforms and online video.

Responsibilities Include:

• Source and write up to 5 daily posts—a mix of great original reporting, lifestyle content, and news and social aggregation.
• Help build out Best Life’s social media presence across all platforms.
• Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and videos and posting directly to the site using our proprietary CMS.
• Use traffic data and social-media feedback to find new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Legal Assistant  

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 1 to 2 years administrative, legal or business experience are preferred
• Comfortable performing normal administrative duties and will also demonstrate the ability to take ownership of on-going projects, take initiative, exercise independent judgment and to problem solve.
• Excellent organizational skills, communication skills as well as attention to detail are required.
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, power-point) is essential and previous experience in the media area will be helpful.

Responsibilities Include:

• Building relationships and trust with internal facing clients inclusive of Publishers and Executive Management team members
• Use analytical acumen to review non-disclosure agreements, preparing drafts for attorneys, assisting with due diligence and conducting legal research
• Must also be able to handle general administrative duties and project work
• Must be flexible, communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with employees at all levels of the organization and will share responsibilities with other assistants in the department

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Magazine – Associate Editor

Convene magazine, published by PCMA since 1986, is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development. Convene has won numerous awards from Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee), Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), Association TRENDS, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Three to four years’ experience working as an editor
• Ability to work from home (prior experience working successfully from home preferred)
• Ability to travel
• Strong, inventive writer with an eye for new trends in education, culture, technology, and business
• A grammar fetishist’s attention to detail
• Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Excited by media of all types and will introduce  new ways of shaping and presenting our content.
• Familiarity with MS Word, InDesign, WordPress, and major social-media platforms required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Reporting and writing feature articles and columns for Convene’s print magazine and website
• Proofreading story layouts both remotely and in person during Convene’s monthly closing process in New York City
• Representing Convene on press trips and at industry conferences as needed
• Ability to spend two to three days each month at our New York City design firm’s studio

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

 

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.

San Francisco, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Production Coordinator – Childrens  

One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Our independent company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format across a list that is as diverse as it is distinctive. We seek and hire people who are committed to the frank exchange of ideas and who foster an atmosphere of mutual accountability and trust to help us succeed.

Minimum Requirements:

• 1-2 years print project management experience in publishing, color/ offset printing experience preferred
• Working knowledge of Adobe Suite
• Strong Excel Skills
• Clear communication, good organizational skills and ability to multi task a must
• College Degree

Responsibilities Include:

• Work with creative team (editorial/managing editorial/design) to generate title specific specifications and generate price requests for these. Brainstorm and trouble shoot any pre-production problems, modifying material choices and specifications as necessary.
• Specifically oversee the project management of the production on a selection of children’s titles (books), printing domestically and overseas, from creative inception to books in warehouse, in a cost effective and creative manner, including calculating and maintaining all purchase orders for vendors involved in the manufacture of titles.
• Liaise between publishing team and printers to effectively communicate all necessary actions, changes and concerns that arise throughout the production process. Update and maintain all spreadsheets/data relevant to production of titles: pricing worksheets, PM database, and any other spreadsheets necessary.
• Using proprietary costing calculator tools and scale pricing, calculate and maintain, in conjunction with Production Developers, all requests for repeat or scale specifications, updating pricing spreadsheets and data systems as necessary.
• Work with Sales & Marketing to define and order seasonal bulk advances
• Work with Operations to coordinate drop shipments for first printing titles with outside vendors.
• Complete and maintain necessary paperwork for the safety testing of book-plus and non-book product.
• Stay updated on industry standards and technology.
• Demonstrate a high level of commitment to the frank exchange of ideas and information; nurture an atmosphere of mutual accountability and trust.
• Be responsible for special projects to enhance the Production effort of Chronicle Books.

If you are interested in applying, please submit an engaging cover letter and resume to jobs@chroniclebooks.com. Be sure to note Associate Production Coordinator in the subject line of your email. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DESIGN POSITION, THIS IS A PRINT MANUFACTURING POSITION.

Houston, TX

Seeking Full-Time Publishing Sales Representative

W. W. Norton & Company has been publishing good books since 1923. As an independent company owned wholly by its employees, W.W. Norton is unique among publishers and offers a different kind of company culture. As employee owners, they all work hard to achieve a common goal: to produce the best books and media possible–valuing the content above all–at ethical prices. In their 93-year history, Norton has published the work of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. They have produced books that are warmly received and books that stir up controversy. But one thing never changes—their commitment to remain a strong, independent house that seeks out the best authors and scholarship to challenge, engage, and educate students and the public.

Minimum Requirements:

• Self-motivated, competitive, enthusiastic, adept at time management, independent, and persuasive
• Must have a BA/BS degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
• Valid driver’s license- For some territories, you may be traveling overnight, anywhere from a few nights a month to more extensive travel.

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop and maintain relationships with academic faculty to assess individual and departmental needs, and promote Norton’s books and media to current and prospective adopters. You’ll be on campus during the school year, meeting with between 10-15 professors every day.
• Track sales opportunities within a territory, collaborating with editors, marketing managers, and specialists to provide solutions for faculty and think creatively about how to win business.
• Work with faculty to promote Norton media and technological solutions to enhance classrooms (traditional and online) and support student learning. You will also spend time helping instructors set up and implement the technology and facilitate student registration.
• Provide exceptional customer service to current and potential adopters.
• Grow revenue and increase adoption rates across your territory.
• From time to time you will host presentations, media and teaching workshops, and book fairs.
• Work with college bookstores to ensure orders are placed and fulfilled smoothly.

If you are interested in applying, send your cover letter and resume to salesrecruiting@wwnorton.com. And in the subject line, please note the territory for which you are applying.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Temporary Editorial Assistant, Traditional Home Magazine

Meredith Corporation is a publicly held media and marketing services company founded upon serving their customers and committed to building value for their shareholders. Their cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, Meredith has built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend their brand franchises and expertise to related markets. Their products and services distinguish themselves on the basis of quality, customer service, and value that can be trusted.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
• Job or internship at magazine preferred.
• Interest in interior design or relevant training.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Highly organized.

Responsibilities Include:

• Provide assistance to our NY editors
• Order in products for editorial stories
• Attend showroom and industry events
• Complete some writing assignments.

Looking for someone who will be able to start immediately, and work 28-30 hrs/week. If you are interested in applying, click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor

The best experiences are stories worth sharing.

Manifest partners with brands to help them play a meaningful part in the customer journey — through form, function, dialog and delight. Manifest helps brands earn the invitation to come along, to be present when needed, wanted when called upon. They’re in the business of making friends, not just ads. Fostering relationships, not just interactions. Developing experiences, not just transactions. Telling stories, not just messaging. Helping customers connect with brands, not just a purchase.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3 to 5 years of writing, editing and content management
• Exceptional verbal and written communication
• Knowledge of print and digital publishing workflow
• Experience working with clients
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, and ideally content management systems, publishing and workflow management platforms like WordPress, Drupal, etc.
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing/advertising, journalism, or a related field

Responsibilities Include:

• Edit stories with clients’ goals and needs in mind
• Recruit and groom freelance writers
• Work closely with designers and photo editors
• Develop ideas for infographics and other visual stories
• Prepare articles for print publications—from editing to reviewing proofs
• Optimize content for the web in collaboration with production and SEO teams
• Fact check all content and collaborate with copy editors to ensure quality
• Manage multiple rounds of stakeholder review
• Track all time spent on projects

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Coordinator

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be able to work individually and part of a team
• Should be comfortable using Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel
• Designing skills is a plus such as Indesign
• Should be articulate and organized.
• Must do well under pressure, have the ability to multi-task, and prioritize and mange time efficiently

Responsibilities Include:

• Scheduling and coordinating podcast interviews
• Scheduling and coordinating webcasts
• Reaching out to media contacts
• Ordering magazines for trade shows
• Pulling reports for sales team
• Compose sell sheets and PowerPoint presentations
• Send out copies of PW Magazines to clients
• Working on trade shows, conferences, and events
• Handling print order and sending to production
• Creating and managing schedule for ads that are sold for the sales team
• Sending out emails to mailing lists
• Using CMS to update web pages

If you are interested in applying, send your resume to Marketing Director, Brian Kinney at BKinney@publishersweekly.com

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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Marketing Director, Licensing

DK is the bestselling publisher of highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. Our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages through beautifully designed content. Publishers of the Eyewitness series for children, the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides and the creators of the online homework help website DKfindout!. DK is part of Penguin Random House and is also the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series, Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum 4-5 years of experience in marketing with management experience; publishing and previous experience with licensors and/or brand management preferred
• Good knowledge of social and digital media platforms
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
• Strong writing skills
• Excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and balance multiple priorities
• Willingness to work collaboratively on shared goals as part of a close-knit team
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Executes and manages the strategic marketing plans for DK licensed titles.
• Builds and develops relationships with all of DK’s licensing partners.
• Works closely with DK’s global marketing teams to coordinate global campaigns.
• Creates marketing materials to support sales reps and work with the design department in the execution of said materials.
• Plans and helps organize trade show and special event materials when appropriate.
• Develops email marketing campaigns.
• Manages the budgeting and forecasting for the licensing marketing budget.
• Stays in tune with the competition in the marketplace.
• Presents seasonal marketing plans to sales reps and accounts.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Inkwell managementNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Position

InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and best-loved authors. We enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. We have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. We continue to be excited by — and on the lookout for — original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong editorial skills are a must.
• 1-2 years of relevant experience at a literary agency or major trade house is ideal.
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary.
• Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office and online resources are essential.
• Applicants should be motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• The assistant must be able to work with and without direct supervision.

Responsibilities Include:

• The assistant will liaise with clients and editors
• Organize and send submissions to publishers, draft personalized letters, edit client manuscripts, track payments and contracts, and review incoming queries and manuscripts.
• In addition, the assistant will write plot synopses, critical evaluations, and participate in editorial meetings with agents and authors.
• Answering the phone and coordinating meetings and schedules.

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Agent’s Assistant.

wwnorton-logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Media Editor

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 college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Prior experience in college publishing, including at least two years in an editorial role.
• Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.
• Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to teaching and learning.

Responsibilities Include:

• Understanding the relevant textbook markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.
• Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in print and digital resources for teaching, learning, and assessment.
• Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
• Collaborating closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
• Finding, signing, and communicating authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of print and digital editorial projects.
• Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.
• With the help of an editorial assistant, managing projects in all stages of editorial development and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, Norton sales representatives, and external vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.
• Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, print and digital resources to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.
• Managing vendor selection, scheduling, and budgeting for digital work such as content coding projects.
• Maintaining and organizing digital files on appropriate servers.
• Creating product records and metadata and ensuring accuracy of product information in W. W. Norton’s various proprietary systems

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

wwnorton-logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing and Publicity Assistant

Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
• Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Familiarity with FileMaker and HTML coding is desirable but not mandatory.
• Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to professional and academic book publishing.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of copyediting and standard proofreading marks helpful.
• 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.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours out of our New York City office.

Responsibilities Include:

• Writing press materials, organizing press and author mailings, maintaining the publicity database, and sending monthly publicity updates.
• Developing relationships with media contacts and strengthening our presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Coordinating print (flyers, postcards, etc.) and online promotional campaigns, including concept, copy, and design. The assistant will also work with freelance designers on larger projects.
• Maintaining our email marketing database, designing email campaigns, and utilizing Google Analytics to track campaign results.
• Performing market research and competitor analysis for forthcoming books.
• Corresponding with university professors and fulfilling exam copy requests for potential course adoptions.
• Assisting with creation of annual catalogs and uploading online versions to the web.
• Developing video content for promotions (filming and editing author interviews, events, etc.).
• Updating and maintaining the content of web page advertisements and online retail information.
• Managing seasonal interns.
• Occasionally representing the division at conferences and author events (some travel may be required).

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of their résumé and cover letter to: Recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify the job you are applying for in the subject line.

abramsNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor – Calendars

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 2 – 4 years’ experience in an editorial capacity
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat and general management of digital images
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to follow through consistently.
• Copyediting/proofreading and image research experience preferred.

Responsibilities Include:

• Individual will be responsible for editing and project managing calendar titles through all stages of the acquisitions and development process
• Examining calendar opportunities, evaluating submissions and proposals and researching competition
• Acquiring calendar properties with strong sales potential
•Preparing sales materials
• Acting as a liaison with authors, licensors, photographers, packagers, freelance editors and other outside contacts including securing assets, managing product approvals, securing third-party permissions, trafficking proofs and maintaining brand consistency.

If you are interested in applying, please email resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to jobs@abramsbooks.com

penguin_random_house_2014_logo_detail_whiteNew York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Editor- Potter Gift

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Produce approximately 15 paper products and gift books annually, focused on design, illustration, calligraphy, literary trivia and wordplay for bibliophiles, children’s product for cool parents, and spirituality
• Identify new talent, including authors, graphic designers, artists, and illustrators
• Exhibit a strong interest in product design and ability to collaborate with our award-winning design and production departments
• Partner with the marketing and publicity departments to develop strategic plans and opportunities for acquired titles
• Excellent verbal, writing, presentation, and visual skills; strong organizational capability; attention to detail; and enthusiasm for an entrepreneurial approach to acquiring are essential

Responsibilities Include:

• Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of editorial experience
• Strong agent contacts and interest in discovering new talent through the online creative community, blogs, traditional media, and category networks
• Thorough knowledge of illustrated book and stationery production process

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

5605094New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Editor

Sterling Publishing is an innovative and forward-thinking publishing company committed to creating books that inspire and entertain.

With over 5,000 titles in print and 60 years in business, Sterling’s reputation for publishing quality books comes from a variety of imprints led by dedicated editorial and creative design teams that bring great ideas and stories to readers of every age. From educational resources, children’s picture books, puzzles and games, adult fiction, craft and photography, cookbooks, self-help, classics and more, Sterling’s list offers something for everyone.

Sterling Publishing and its crafting division, Lark Books, are based in New York City.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 5-7 years of acquisition/editorial experience in acquiring and developing non-fiction trade illustrated books.
• Proven ability to cultivate and maintain working relationships both internally and externally.
• Excellent writing skills, extreme attention to detail and multitasking.
• Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Proficiency with Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel as well as Internet research.
• Proven knowledge of book development process.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Acquires, develops, and edits titles from manuscript to bound book including project management and research, and developmental and line editing.
• Presents projects at bi-weekly Editorial and Acquisitions meetings; creates project plans and profit/loss reports that consider unit costs, marketing & publicity, design/illustration fees, and editorial development.
• Works with managing editorial to determine and track schedules; finds and contacts freelance personnel to assist with projects, if necessary.
• Remains current in subject areas and anticipates category trends in related fields, as well as track sales reports.
• Cultivates and maintains author/co-edition/packager relationships.
• Creates well-developed book proposals, including coherent book concept, analysis of competition, overall vision, and profitability projections.
• Initiates and negotiates author/co-edition/packager contracts. Prepares term sheets and contract request packages.
• Presents titles at sales launch conferences.
• Prepares creative briefs, estimate requests and budgets/profit-loss reports as well as create and track bi weekly status reports.
• Partners with Art and Production Departments in planning creative implementation and overall production costs.
• Reviews and helps develop catalog and marketing copy.
• Maintains and tracks projects in title management database.
• Insures successful and timely publication of all responsible titles.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Time OutChicago, IL

Seeking Full-Time Editor

Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.

No one knows the city like Time Out because we’ve been discovering the brilliant and searching out the secret and extraordinary since 1968. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, then Time Out is your social companion. With a world-class digital platform and top-quality curated content, Time Out connects brands and local businesses to the city. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next stage, bringing the best of the city together under one roof enabling people to discover, book, live and share their experiences.

In the evolving digital world, our expertise and our growing community of Time Outers and Tastemakers put the very best of the city in the palm of your hand. We are global, and no one knows local better than we do.

Minimum Requirements:

• Experience in a web production environment.
• Proven ability to work with the various tools of the trade – content management systems; photo, video and audio editing software and a basic knowledge of HTML.
• A good understanding of SEO and how it shapes the content production process.
• Excellent writing, interviewing and copy editing skills.
• Ability to commission content for multiple platforms.
• Demonstrable track record of producing content that engages users and grows audience.
• Strong knowledge of Chicago with a desire to constantly be uncovering the latest and greatest things happening in the city.
• Proven ability to work effectively with editorial, marketing, commercial, design and technical teams.

Responsibilities Include:

• Direct staff in producing content across all platforms, covering the biggest events, inspiring readers to try new things and creates a cultural buzz.
• Prioritize content that drives audience growth and enhances Time Out’s brand reputation.
• Devise and plan feature content for all Time Out digital and print platforms and manage a content calendar and production schedule.
• Ensure content is delivered on time to the standards laid out by Time Out style guides.
• Edit content from other staff members and offer feedback to help them continue to grow.
• Work closely with the marketing team to ensure all digital content is well optimized and plan content and layouts to improve search ranking.
• Ensure that all relevant copyrights have been cleared and that content meets legal guidelines.
• Be responsible for overall journalistic integrity.
• Collaborate with Time Out teams globally to share strategic and content ideas and contribute ideas and content for Time Out platforms in all countries as needed.
• Line manage editors and producers, making sure assessments are completed regularly.
• With the marketing and commercial teams devise partnerships and events that increase awareness of the Time Out brand.
• Oversee the content on our social media channels and the moderation of user generated content.
• Make recommendations for enhancements to Time Out products where relevant to content.
• Test and approve new products and CMS enhancements and report any bugs or site performance issues to relevant Product teams.

If you interested in applying, click here.

100px-bantam_logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate/Coordinator, Ballantine Bantam Dell

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• 2-3 years book publishing background
• Introduction to key marketing concepts such as social media and email marketing, as well as traditional book marketing skills
• Strategic and creative thinking with a desire to develop new initiatives to engage readers
• Excellent communication and organization skills
• Photoshop, Adobe, basic HTML skills a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Deputy Director of Marketing in developing wide-scale, strategic marketing campaigns for bestselling brand authors
• Coordinate and oversee title-specific campaigns including digital outreach, author platform building, and audience development
• Work closely with Creative Services on advertising strategy and execution
• Contribute content to e-newsletters, websites and social networking vehicles used to promote assigned titles/authors
• Update sales force, publishing office, publicity and editorial on campaigns (including performance metrics and key takeaways) and related news
• Perform general administrative duties

If you are interested in applying, click here.

princeton

Hudson, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist

Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture for the past 35 years. The Press has since added growing and dynamic programs in both children’s books and Paper + Goods (stationery and gift). Featuring a backlist of nearly 1,000 titles, the company’s books are acclaimed for their strong and unique, sometimes eccentric, editorial vision, unrivaled design sensibility, and high production values.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years experience in publicity or marketing. Book publishing experience preferred.
• Creative and enthusiastic in pitching books and authors.
• Proven ability to generate successful publicity plans
• Motivated self-starter; ability to take initiative in shepherding projects.
• Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Poise and confidence in communicating with authors and media.
• Excellent media contacts.
• Proficiency with CisionPoint and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with InDesign a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute creative, successful publicity plans for 10-20 books per season in the fields of art, architecture, graphic design, photography, and visual culture. Write press releases and targeted pitch letters. Persuasively pitch books and authors to the media, targeting both subject-area media and major, national general-interest media. Coordinate sending of review copies. Facilitate reviews, excerpts, author interviews, and features. Schedule author events and publicize events to local media.
• Collaborate with authors on marketing and publicity plans. Work with authors on creation of book trailers as appropriate. Work with authors on their social media presence as needed.
• Research media and build and maintain excellent relationships with media contacts. Periodically meet with key media.
• Assist in creating marketing partnerships and marketing campaigns as appropriate.
• Pitch holiday gift guides.
• Submit books for awards.
• Keep authors, in-house staff, and our distributors updated on publicity activities.
• Represent the publicity department in meetings as needed.
• Contribute to PAP’s e-newsletters, blog, and social media.
• Help manage and maintain media contact lists and review database.
• Participate in acquisitions discussions.
• Work trade shows and book fairs, including BookExpo, New York Art Book Fair, etc. Attend author events and book launch parties.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Lia Hunt at lia@papress.com.

catapult-logo-lined-300x89New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Social Media Editor and Publicity Assistant

About Catapult

Catapult is an innovative publisher that publishes books of the highest literary caliber, offers classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing. Catapult is led editorially by Pat Strachan, who has edited writers such as Marilynne Robinson, Tom Wolfe, Seamus Heaney, John McPhee, Edna O’Brien, Lydia Davis, Padgett Powell, Grace Paley, and Jamaica Kincaid.

Catapult’s books have been praised in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, and other media. Our second title, Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea, was named one of the 20 best books of 2015 by Amazon. The essays and stories published in Catapult’s online magazine, edited by Yuka Igarashi, have been selected by Jonathan Franzen for Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, Buzzfeed, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.

About Counterpoint

Counterpoint Press, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2015, is an author-driven literary publishing company that publishes fiction, poetry, and short stories. Nonfiction titles are focused on current affairs and politics, music, history, memoir, biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s notable authors include iconic writers such as Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, James Salter, Evan S. Connell, Janet Frame, Mary Robison, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Lionel Shriver and M. F. K. Fisher. The company has published many newer literary voices including Karen Bender, Tod Goldberg, Natashia Deon, Abby Geni, Elizabeth Rosner, Susan Sherman, Dana Johnson and Lauret Savoy. In 2015 Karen Bender received a National Book Award nomination in Fiction for her collection Refund. In 2016 Wendell Berry received the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Soft Skull Press has published its cutting-edge mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction for over twenty years. Focus ranges from fiction, short stories, graphic novels, and plays to memoir, politics, current affairs, and countercultural titles. Notable authors include Tim Wise, Scarlett Thomas, Joshua Mohr, John Jodzio, Tara Ison, Michael Muhammad Knight, Andrea Portes, Kim Addonzio, Lydia Cacho, Alain Mabanckou, Richard Hell, and playwright Rajiv Joseph. Key backlist authors include Noam Chomsky, Maggie Nelson, Lydia Millet, and Douglas Rushkoff.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have an engaging writing voice
• Wide knowledge of contemporary authors, the publishing industry, literary fiction, non-fiction, and the literary world – including international writers.
• A canny understanding of what works on social media is required.
• A sense of humor and concision is helpful.
• Must be able to create simple but aesthetically appealing images on the fly, using an image-editing/typesetting program such as Canva or InDesign.

Responsibilities Include:

• This position will be part of our publicity team and will have some publicity-related duties, such as managing press mailings and promotion and support for events.
• We will provide you with a test that includes sample posts, and give interviews to the top few candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

publishers lunchBronxville, NY

Seeking Part-Time Publishers Lunch Reporter/News Editor

Publishers Lunch is the industry’s “daily essential read,” now shared with more than 40,000 publishing people every day. Each report gathers together stories from all over the web and print of interest to the professional trade book community, along with original reporting, plus a little perspective and the occasional wisecrack added in.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong reporting background/interest, or strong writing skills
• Broad digital skills
• Knowledge of the trade book publishing, or least passion for books, authors and publishing

Responsibilities Include:

• Aggregate stories of interest, and write and report stories daily for Publishers Lunch, working in close conjunction with the founder
• Produce and process newsletter itself on deadline (means working with WordPress, online mail ASP, HTML templates, etc. — we’ll train you in all of our particular systems)
• Create additional special content: Particularly our broader surveys of upcoming titles of notes; can also include developing your own coverage area and working longer lead-time stories; expanding our social media interaction; or working on other new initiatives.

If you are interested in applying send an embedded (not attached) cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for Lunch, along with a resume and links to your favorite writing clips (no more than three) to applicant@publishersmarketplace.com.

gimletBrooklyn, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor

Gimlet Media is the premier digital media company focused on producing high quality narrative audio.  You can hear the full Gimlet story in StartUp Season 1, our first podcast which documents the founding of the company. Besides StartUp, Gimlet currently produces the category-leading shows Reply All and Mystery Show.  In 2015, we were named one of the top 10 most innovative media companies in the world by Fast Company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years editing top-shelf narrative – in radio, film, magazine journalism, etc.
• 5+ years reporting, writing, or producing a quality, story-driven product
• Journalism experience a plus
• Exceptional writing and verbal skills
• Love for podcasts
• Stubborn dedication to making things excellent

Responsibilities Include:

• Lead editorial process from pitch to publication for several Gimlet titles
• Support host(s) in editorial selection, writing and story structure
• Coach producers in their professional development
• Work with senior editor to support the entire Gimlet editorial process as needed
• Identify and cultivate potential talent
• Help source and/or report stories as necessary

If you are interested in applying, click here and please include links to 3 work samples where you faced story problems and solved them in satisfying ways.

Book Industry Links:

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Book Series: How “Wimmen’s Comix” turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out.

Audible Unveils Short Form Audio Streaming Service: The Amazon subsidiary has unveiled an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels.

Magazine Industry Links:

From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin: The newly minted second editor-in-chief in the 15-year history of Experience Life magazine sits down with Folio

VFILES launches its first crowdsourced magazine, ‘WOMB’: VFILES, the New York-based Web portal, app and retail store just announced it was launching its first-ever magazine.

Upcoming Event: Juvenile Nonfiction Editors Panel

ABPA logoBrown Bag Lunchtime Session: Juvenile Nonfiction Editors Panel (open to the public)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room, 425 Sixth Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets), New York City

COST: Free for members; $20 for nonmembers

RSVP: office@abpaonline.org (please let them know if you’d like to pay with a credit card and we will send a PayPal invoice)

This event is hosted by the American Book Producers Association. Click here for the event page.

Alumni in the Spotlight: Drucilla Shultz

Alum_Spotlight3In this alumni interview, Prof. Denning speaks with Drucilla Shultz, an MS in Publishing graduate who has furthered her publishing career as Bookroom Editor at Publishers Weekly (also known as PW).

Before her publishing dreams took her to New York City, Drucilla Shultz was born and raised in a small town in southern Arkansas. After graduating with a degree in English from Hendrix College in 2011, Drucilla got a double shock: the Pace Publishing program (graduating in 2013) and New York City. Despite her mother calling every time something in NY makes the news and sending her vials of pepper spray with alarming frequency, Drucilla has settled into her life of reading and video games quite well and looks forward to her one year anniversary as Bookroom editor at Publishers Weekly.

Professor Denning: Hello Drucilla! Please tell us where you currently work and what is your job title? Also tell us a little about your company and what they do.

Drucilla: Hi! I currently work at Publishers Weekly as the Bookroom Editor. Publishers Weekly is a weekly magazine featuring industry news and pre-publication reviews. I’m also an editorial assistant at BookLife, which is our site that’s geared towards self-publishing news and helping self-published authors achieve their goals. Indie authors can submit their books for PW review consideration there as well.

Professor Denning: What does your job as a Bookroom Editor entail? Can you describe some of the work you do?

Drucilla: Well, I oversee the PW bookroom (and the interns that work there) and, consequently, deal with any non-technical issues with GalleyTracker, our online reviews submission system. In addition, I assist the Reviews editors in whatever they need, including taking on their role when they’re on vacation/leave. That’s one of my favorite parts of the job! As a BookLife editorial assistant, I answer customer service emails for BookLife and our PW Select marking program as well as conduct author interviews for the site.

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Drucilla Shultz

Professor Denning: How is it different working for your company (Publishers Weekly) than other publishing companies in the industry?

Drucilla: Technically this is my first “real” job in the publishing industry and the internships I’ve had have been very different from one another and from what I’m doing now. I’ve interned at the Children’s Book Council, Macmillan Children’s Publishing, and at PW (before they hired me, of course). I think two things set PW apart from other companies: the fact that we work on a weekly schedule (much faster than the 1-2+ year turnaround that publishing companies work with!) and that I get to see such a wide variety of books. Smaller publishers don’t have this problem, but when I talk to friends at bigger houses, they usually complain that they have tunnel vision in regards to their imprint. I love that I get to see all of the different books that come in.

Professor Denning: Why did you choose the particular field or aspect of publishing you are currently in? How did you get this job?

Drucilla: I’ve always wanted to do editorial work, but I kind of just lucked into the PW position. The previous Bookroom editor was promoted to a Reviews editor position and they knew I was looking for a job so they offered it to me. I had always heard about people being hired on after their internships ended and I’d think, “Those lucky dogs!” Now I guess I’m the lucky one.

Professor Denning: What do you love about of your job and what are some of your favorite parts? What are the perks and highlights of being part of the publishing industry?

Drucilla: The perks are definitely the books! I think everyone in the industry will agree with that (it certainly isn’t the paycheck!) I’ve been a huge reader all of my life so getting to learn the nuts and bolts behind my favorite pastime is always eye-opening. And I love that my job is so varied. I do so many different things in a day. If I get bored or frustrated, I can move onto something else for a short while.

Professor Denning: How do you think that technology has impacted and continues to impact the Publishing Industry? In particular, editing? Are there any traditional methods that you see staying the same despite technological advances?

Drucilla: Being able to get immediate feedback from an editor or literary agent or the printer or author or readers is the single most important thing to happen to the publishing industry. Being able to writing clear, precise comments on a manuscript and immediately send it to an author has definitely helped the editing process.

Professor Denning: Do you have any thoughts about what the future might hold for bookselling? What do you think are the biggest challenges in the Publishing Industry today?

Drucilla: I think we can safely assume at this point that print books aren’t going anywhere so I think the biggest challenge on the horizon is Amazon. Industry people have talked about Amazon’s business practices for years but Amazon still managed to stay in the background. It wasn’t until the Amazon-Hachette battle shoved them into the limelight that people outside the industry started to pay attention. I’m going to be very interested in what happens the next few years.

Professor Denning: Where do you see yourself in the future — 5 to 10 years into your career?

Drucilla: I’m not sure. I’m still absorbing the fact that this is the first time that my job doesn’t come with an hourly salary! I had never considered working at a magazine before (in fact I actively avoided magazines courses at Pace), but I really enjoy working at PW. I said this before, but I just love seeing all of the different genres that come in every day and unless I went to work at a smaller house (or managed to snag the right imprint at a bigger house), I wouldn’t get to see that.

Professor Denning: Please tell me a bit about how your educational experience at Pace prepared you for your publishing career.

Drucilla: Learning from people who were working in the industry was a big help because it gave me a better understanding of publishing. I had no idea what the industry was like before I started classes and my professors gave me a basic overview which my internships could expand.

Professor Denning: What were some of the highlights of your graduate experience? Are there any  teachers, courses or just fond classroom memories here?

Drucilla: Well, I’ve already mentioned how much I love children’s books so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I took the Children’s course with Professor Soares. It was my first taste of children’s publishing and I loved it. The guest speakers we had were fantastic. In fact, just about all of the guest speakers I had in my classes turned out to be wonderful. I was also surprised at how much I liked Supply Chain Management with Professor DiMascio. I didn’t really know what to expect and I learned a lot. Book Production and Design with Professor Delano was another favorite.

Professor Denning: Did you do an internship(s) while getting you degree? Can you tell us a bit about your experience(s)?

Drucilla: I took the Internship course and did my internship with the Children’s Book Council. I was the Library and Special Projects intern. It didn’t have much to do with the publishing industry per se, but it was a fun little internship. I love organizing and keeping track of things and that was basically what the internship was. And again, it was fascinating to see the wide variety of books come in.

Professor Denning: What was your topic for your thesis paper? Do you have any advice or tips for students currently writing theirs?

Drucilla: My topic was Crowdfunding in Publishing and, by extension, I included self-publishing. At the time, there wasn’t much information so I had to make it work. I recommend setting a schedule for yourself: a section/paragraph every couple of days. This way you won’t get burned out writing or put it off for too long. I also found index cards to be extremely helpful. I would write each of my sections on a different notecard so I could get a clearer view of what the paper would be before I had actually written it. Finally, don’t worry too much. I agonized over my graduate thesis and it turned out that the whole process was easier than what I had to do for my undergraduate thesis!

Professor Denning: What advice would you give students entering the field do to set themselves apart from other applicants? Do you look for anything specific on a resume or in an interview?

Drucilla: Be extremely well read and not just in your genre. When I interview, I like to ask about favorite books or the last book that they read. I think it’s a good way to evaluate not just an applicant, but any person. I just discover “reading challenges” on the internet and I highly recommend them. There are many different kinds and they’re a good way to cover a wide variety of books that you otherwise may not have picked up.

Professor Denning: Is there anything else you would like to share?

Drucilla: Lots of really clichéd advice comes to mind, but other than that, make friends in the industry. Not networking, but actual friends. It’s such a stress reliever to be able to talk to someone who understands your job. And you never know when they’ll be able to pass along that book you’ve been dying to read!

Thank you for doing this interview with us!

Jobs of the Week: Nature Publishing Grp, Viking, Univ. of Illinois Press

 

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Editorial Assistant – Nature Publishing Group

UnknownType: Contract Position

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Nature Publishing Group is seeking to appoint a temporary Editorial Assistant to manage the processing of manuscripts from submission to acceptance as well as supporting the standardization of workflows, improved efficiencies, data collection and to support authors, editors and reviewers. The position is based in our New York office and reports to the Editorial Administration Manager and has the potential to go permanent placement.

This is an administrative position which would be ideal for an individual with some office experience wishing to start an administrative career in a publishing environment. The main responsibilities of the role include:

– Checking our manuscript tracking system for revisions, pre-submission inquiries and new submissions.
– Perform quality checks on submissions for adherence to submission requirements and compliance with publication policies – communicating with authors where necessary by phone and email.
– Ensuring accepted manuscript files comply with Production requirements and chasing authors for any missing material where necessary
– Checking NPG legal forms are included and stored correctly
– Ensuring that database records are updated and that manuscript submissions are uploaded correctly into the online submissions system
– Providing general administrative assistance to the manuscript editors
– Assisting/covering for colleagues when required
– Liaising with the production and press departments

Requirements: 
The successful applicant will have a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree and will be adept at using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Previous use of a database is also desirable.

The successful applicant will also possess the following qualities:

• Ability to work to a specified list of priorities with speed and accuracy
• Flexibility and ability to work as a team member
• Strong written communication skills, including accurate spelling and grammar
• Professional and courteous telephone manner
• Attention to detail; ability to follow instructions and adhere carefully to established procedures
• Ability to organize and juggle a varied workload under pressure and to work quickly and efficiently without constant supervision
• Capacity to make thoughtful decisions and use initiative
• Punctuality and reliability
• A positive attitude in the workplace and a willingness to co-operate with colleague

To Apply: 
Please apply via this link. Be sure to include a resume and a cover letter in one document that includes salary requirements explaining your interest in the position.

 

Publicity Assistant – Viking (PRH)

VikingBooksType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Publicity team at Penguin Random House! We have an exciting new opportunity as a Publicity Assistant at Viking and Penguin. This Publicity Assistant will assist the Associate Director and Publicity Manager in publicizing a wide variety of authors and titles. We are looking for a fast learner and multi-tasker with the ability to liaise effectively with authors, the media, and various departments within Penguin Random House.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Providing administrative support, such as processing invoices, distributing mail, filing, answering phones, etc.
2. Creating media lists and mailing books to media contacts, and fulfilling review copy requests for both supervisors.
3. Inputting all confirmed events, reviews, and interviews into MyPlans.
4. Circulating title reviews to appropriate contacts.
5. Coordinating book awards submissions.
6. Assisting with publicizing authors; these tasks include booking media, arranging author events at bookstores and other appearances, creating detailed schedules for authors and escorts, coordinating with travel agents on flight and hotel accommodations, confirming author interviews, and setting up post-tour radio telephone interviews.
7. Writing press materials, such as press releases, pitch letters, galley letters, and interview alerts.
8. Discussing supervisors? titles at weekly meetings, as needed.
9. Accompanying authors to interviews and events, as needed.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  •  Previous office experience
  •  Ability to manage many priorities at once with speed, accuracy, and on deadline
  •  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  •  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  •  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  •  Knowledge of various social media platforms
  •  Strong interest in publicity and publishing
  •  Ability to work in a team, to be proactive, and to think on one?s feet
  •  Knowledge of Cision and Muck Rack is preferred
  •  Knowledge of PWB, MyPlans, MyHouse, and Concur is a plus
  •  Previous experience as a Publicity Assistant is a plus

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 5.54.43 PMAssistant Acquisitions Editor – University of Illinois Pres

Type: Full-time, one year

Location: Champaign, IL

Description: 
The University of Illinois Press seeks an energetic, well organized, detail-oriented assistant acquisitions editor to provide administrative support to the acquisitions staff. The successful candidate will be adept at tracking, prioritizing, and processing multiple time-sensitive projects, working independently, and communicating clearly and diplomatically with authors and colleagues. S/he will be a creative problem solver, open to challenges, and proficient in appropriate word processing and database programs. Intellectual curiosity and an interest in a career in publishing are a plus. Potential to take on acquisitions responsibilities under the direction of the Editor-in-chief. Duties include:

1. Assist editors with evaluating and processing submissions, coordinating and tracking peer review, estimating costs and revenues, and preparing and distributing project descriptions and packets for committee discussions.

2. Assess permissions, captions, and formatting of electronic text files and coordinate evaluation of images. Work with authors to finalize their submissions. Prepare manuscripts for transmittal to production.

3. Research book projects, series, and sources of outside funding. Prepare queries and preliminary grant applications.

4. Attend scholarly meetings and conferences on behalf of the Press.

5. Some travel required.

6. Other duties and responsibilities appropriate for an Assistant Acquisitions Editor.

Requirements: 
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a humanities or social science discipline and one year of publishing experience. Other required qualifications include excellent writing and proofreading skills; strong interpersonal communication, organizational, and follow-through skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure; ability to prioritize and multi-task; proficient word processing, database, internet, and Microsoft computer application experience. Preferred qualifications include: Graduate degree in relevant field; knowledge of copyright and contracts as they relate to book publishing; familiarity with all stages of the publishing process.

To Apply: 
For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by July 31, 2015 at https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/. Employee Relations and Human Resources 449 Henry Administration Building, MC 341 506 South Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 333-2600