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

New York, NY/ Work from home

Seeking Part-Time Editorial Assistant

The Nicholas Ellison Agency is a small literary agency with a wide variety of clients, from history and science to thrilling fiction.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills are a must
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Prior experience in an office and/or publishing environment is preferred, but not mandatory.

Responsibilities Include:

• Processing contracts and payments
• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Communicating with clients and associates

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter and your resume to tallis@thenicholasellisonagency.com

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Publicity Assistant Vintage and Anchor 

Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home to its authors. Its publishing list includes a wide range, from the most influential works of world literature to cutting edge contemporary fiction and distinguished non-fiction. As the continuous publisher of important writers including William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Ralph Ellison, Dashiell Hammett, William Styron, A.S. Byatt, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Ha Jin, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Raymond Chandler, Orhan Pamuk, Dave Eggers, Robert Caro, Joseph Ellis, Haruki Murakami, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez it is today’s foremost trade paperback publisher.

Founded in 1953 Anchor Books is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America. The goal was to make inexpensive editions of modern classics widely available to college students and the adult public. They succeeded admirably. Today, Anchor’s list boasts award-winning history, science, women’s studies, sociology, and quality fiction. Authors published by Anchor Books include Chinua Achebe, Ian McEwan, Alexander McCall Smith, Karen Armstrong, Jon Krakauer, Chuck Palahniuk, Mary Gordon, Dan Brown, and Margaret Atwood.

Minimum Requirements:

• The ideal candidate has a BA in English or a related field (or equivalent experience), as well as some relevant internship or working experience.
• Experience in book publishing is beneficial, but not required.
• Understanding of major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr
• Candidates should also be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work.
• The ideal candidate is savvy with social media, InDesign, and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinating mailings of catalogs to media, writing descriptive copy of books publishing monthly, and maintaining internal databases.
• Coding invoices and providing general departmental accounts payable support.
• Writing press releases, performing research to discover new media trends, creating press lists, executing mailings, and coordinating book orders.
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules.
• Inputting all confirmed events and author appearances, reviews, interviews, and other press coverage into internal publicity databases and marketing systems.
• Communicating with authors and key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights.
• Submitting proposals to seasonal previews in trade magazines.
• Performing general administrative duties as needed, including billings, filing, coordinating schedules, answering phones, taking messages, tracking book publication dates, tracking author event calendars, record keeping, mail, etc.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Production Associate

Counterpoint and Catapult merged in 2015 and now publishes four imprints, Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon and Soft Skull. Author-driven, we devote our energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast– fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. The company has offices is in Berkeley, CA and NYC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 2 years of related production editorial experience, preferably in a publishing house working on similarly complex fiction and nonfiction titles
• Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure while maintaining high standards
• Flexibility and ability to work within and adapt to short and long schedules
• Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
• Solid command of Microsoft Word, including Track Changes, and exceptional proficiency at electronic editing. Knowledge of other electronic workflow processes a plus
• Solid command of Google Drive/Docs
• Familiarity with to solid command of InDesign and Photoshop
• Familiarity with digital products, including experience with ePub files

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinates schedules with freelancers, editors, and production.
• Assigns, reviews, and corrects the work of freelance copy editors before manuscripts are sent to authors for review and in turn closely reviews manuscripts when they are returned from authors (incorporating all responses and copyediting any new text). Prepares the electronic files for Production.
• Assigns, reviews, and collates first-pass pages; evaluates and incorporates changes and corrections from proofreaders as well as from authors. This work may include additional copyediting, fact-checking, and following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
• Reviews and corrects all subsequent passes (second, third, blues) as well as indexes, notes, and other back matter.
• Prepares/codes manuscripts for design.
• Copyedits and proofreads book covers through all stages of production.
• Performs quality-control checks for all e-books, including handling text, cover, and e-book corrections for backlist reprints and repackages.

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor/Forge Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design.
• Skilled at photo/art/illustrator research.
• Strong typographic skills.
• Mastery of the current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.
• Some prior experience with the book making process.
• A minimum of 3 years of work in the field
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Conceptualize and execute original book covers for all YA and middle grade titles on the RBP and FSG BYR lists
• Design interior sample pages and create specifications for compositor
• Hire and manage freelance photographers, illustrators, and letterers.
• Work closely art director and editors
• Participate in production meetings and jacket meetings
• Prepare files for the printer, and approve proofs and other progress materials.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Food Editor

John Brown Media, the leading global content marketing agency with US headquarters in Boston, is launching an exciting health and food-minded digital publication on behalf of a leading international weight management brand.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years kitchen experience either in restaurants or test kitchen.
• Knowledge of national and regional food trends as well as health-minded trends.
• Ability to edit recipes and copy in adherence to house style.
• Experience working with food in multi-platform scenarios.
• Able to work from home using home kitchen for any recipe development and testing as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

• Developing and testing recipes in collaboration with the food editor.
• Help manage logistics of recipe creation process.
• Assist food editor and art team in planning for photo shoots, with food prep, and shopping when needed.
• Manage product availability confirmation process with appropriate clients.
• Writing recipe introduction and editorial copy where needed.
• Participate in brainstorming and conceiving of new recipe ideas.
• Write recipe pitches.
• Manage freelancer invoices and expenses and assist the food editor in making sure the team stays within the budget for each issue.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

Job Opening at Open Road Integrated Media

openroadmediaManaging Editorial Assistant
Open Road Integrated Media, New York City

As a member of the publishing operations team, the managing editorial assistant provides key administrative and production-related support.

The managing editorial assistant will assist the managing editorial department in all aspects of ebook and POD production, including data entry, deadline tracking and enforcement, preparing hard copy titles for digitization, proofreading, and any department administrative tasks (mailing, circulating schedule reports, etc.).

Primary responsibilities:

  • Preparing hard copy books for digitization, including creating title and copyright pages
  • Entering metadata and copy in title management
  • Assisting managing editorial team with QA of proofread Word docs, ebooks, and print interiors
  • Running and circulating weekly reports
  • Providing files to internal and external parties as needed
  • Creating watermarked PDFs/Word docs for NetGalley
  • Hiring and overseeing managing editorial interns

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple and varied tasks and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of copyediting and proofreading practices
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Knowledge of ebooks preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, managing editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com.

Thieme Publisher Part-time Editorial Assistant

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—PART TIME

Thieme Publishers Inc., an award-winning international medical and science publisher, seeks a well-organized and creative candidate for a Part-time Editorial Assistant.

The Editorial Assistant will manage author relations and manuscript flow; track, review and log manuscript and art; and perform administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will:
–understand all aspects of editorial development of heavily illustrated, high-quality medical books;
–be comfortable working within tight deadlines with demanding authors and be able to confidently manage multiple projects simultaneously;
–be able to work independently, while contributing to the success of a highly focused editorial team;
— liaise with production, sales, marketing at all stages of project;
— be comfortable developing products (content and structure) for media neutral delivery (electronic and print products);
–have excellent written and spoken English; and
–have previous experience.

Please apply by contacting Mary Jo Casey at 862-703-1878 or maryjo.casey@thieme.com

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Editorial Assistant – Portfolio/Sentinel/Current

CurrentType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Editorial team at Penguin Random House! We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to work in our Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints. Reporting to two editors, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, read and evaluate submissions, and oversee the entire editorial process. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to learn about the editorial process for a diverse set of nonfiction titles!

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assisting the editorial staff with various day-to-day tasks, such as logging book proposal submissions, drafting contract requests, and tracking payments and invoices.
2. Evaluating manuscripts and writing reader?s reports for any promising submissions.
3. Providing editorial backup by offering editorial feedback, liaising with authors, etc.
4. Liaising with the Production department and ensuring their deadlines are met.
5. Writing flap copy, title information sheets, and catalog copy.
6. Providing administrative support for two editors, such as scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, making copies, filing, etc.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and critically
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Interest in working with nonfiction books

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process (here), and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

WWNortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant – Astrology & Geology at W. W. Norton

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the digital media editor for college astronomy and geology courses.

Essential job responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and message 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 – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

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 in our NYC location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• 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 and prioritizing 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.
• Must have strong research skills.
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
• Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level chemistry or astronomy courses.

Technical Skills
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Publicity Assistant – Simon & Schuster

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant or Associate Publicist to work closely with an Associate Director and a Senior Publicist in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media

Requirements: 
· Must be organized and have excellent phone and computer skills. Strong written communication is important as well as the ability to multi-task and be flexible.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

· Previous PR assistantship or internship with a literary agency or book publishing house is preferred. Minimum Education Level Bachelor’s Degree.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

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

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

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

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

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

Location: New York, NY

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

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

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

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

To Apply: 

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

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Basic Books, Norton, Knopf Doubleday.

 

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lKEd92R1Editorial Assistant – Basic Books

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, is seeking an editorial assistant to support the Publisher and History Editorial Director. This is an entry-level role in our editorial department, but one with opportunities for learning and growth.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Interact professionally with authors and their agents as well as all departments at Basic and the Perseus Books Group, including art, publicity, marketing, production, sales, and rights, to relay messages; follow up on requests/information; and in general, anticipate when to act and with the requisite urgency.
• Fielding calls and emails.
• Draft and circulate contract materials, process check requests, and send out payments and executed contracts.
• Draft all sales and marketing copy, catalog copy, galley copy, and flap copy.
• Attend editorial, marketing, and sales meetings, and other meetings as required
• Maintain internal database with up-to-date editorial and publicity copy.
• Prepare text and art manuscripts for copyediting and production; draft transmittal memos; and serve as liaison between editorial and production departments, and authors.
• Draft blurb and buzz mailing letters, research appropriate recipients, and perform mailings.
• Proof jacket copy and cover mechanicals.
• Review book proposals and write reader’s reports.
• Researching book sales using internal and external databases.
• Schedule author meetings and handle all author reimbursements.

Requirements: 
• Must demonstrate the potential to grow into a successful editor at Basic
• Must demonstrate a passion and commitment to publishing based on experience
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and detail-oriented.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions.
• Must have a professional demeanor on the telephone.
• Must be able to work effectively with colleagues at every level of seniority.
• Must be comfortable in a fast-moving environment and able to adjust with a can-do attitude.
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC office.
• Must demonstrate imagination, creativity and original thinking
• Must have a passion for sharing ideas. A passion for history is a plus.
• College degree required

Technical Skills Required:
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter with resume to Leah.Stecher@perseusbooks.com

 

 

nortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant, Music – W. W. Norton & Company

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning contents for college textbooks in Music.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Content Management in all stages of production- Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and Message 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).
• Documents Management- Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.
• Data Management- Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project Management- Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market Research- Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

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 in our New York City location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
• 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 and prioritizing 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
• Must have strong research skills
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs and project management systems
• A background in college-level music history and theory is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in both Window and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE TITLE OF THE JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMEditorial Assistant – Knopf Doubleday

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group?s Editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist a VP and Executive Editor of the Vintage Anchor Editorial Department with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support. In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities. We are seeking a strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and an interest in general nonfiction, science, and genre-bending literary fiction. Additional requirements we are looking for include:

-Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
-Ability to pay close attention to detail.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
-Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully.
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process here.

Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Viking, and Trident Media Group

 

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BloomsburyEditorial Freelancer – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Part-time, $12 hourly

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking an editorial freelancer to help with adult special interest books, which cover a range of specialized topics within the nautical, sports, and natural history subject areas.

Primarily, you will create copy and sales materials for special interest titles, manage the data for these titles in our system, and liaise with our UK colleagues in these efforts. You may be asked occasionally to help with administrative editorial duties, but that will account for no more 10% of your time. You’ll be invited to read and provide feedback on submissions, and to attend editorial meetings.

This is a part time, contract position of 30-35 hours/week. The pay is $12/hour. We do not expect freelancers to stay in this position for long, but it’s a great way to build your resume and make a little money while you’re searching for full time, salaried work.

Requirements: 
We are looking for candidates with strong writing and grammar skills, knowledge of the marketplace, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work efficiently and independently.

To Apply: 

Please e-mail a short cover letter and a resume (with references) to Lea Beresford at lea.beresford@bloomsbury.com with the subject line “Adult Editorial Freelancer.” While we appreciate every application we receive, we will only contact individuals we are considering for the position.

 

 

 

VikingBooksEditorial Assistant – Viking

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House in our Viking imprint! Reporting directly to the President and Publisher, the Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Viking Editorial. Viking has a rich history of both fiction and non-fiction, and is home to incredible authors including: Geraldine Brooks, Lynne Chenney, Lev Grossman, Deborah Harkness, Sue Monk Kidd, Terry McMillan, Nathanial Philbrick, and many more.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support to the supervisor, such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, handling mail, making copies, etc.
2. Assisting in writing and routing copy.
3. Preparing paperwork for the team, including contract information sheets, profit and loss statements, estimate requests, manuscript acceptances, and transmittal memos.
4. Assisting the supervisor in the acquisitions process, which includes logging submissions, reading and evaluating manuscripts and proposals, writing rejection letters, and researching for ideas.
5. Tracking book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production.
6. Acting as an in-house liaison amongst the Editorial, Production, Design, Managing Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
7. Liaising with authors and agents in all phases of process, from acquisition to the publication date.

Requirements: 
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Interest in fiction and nonfiction books
  • Previous publishing experience preferred
  • Previous experience as an Editorial Assistant or Editorial Intern is a plus.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

 

UnknownLiterary Assistant – Trident Media Group

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Answering and placing telephone calls
– Keeping detailed schedules and up-to-date records of all projects
– Corresponding with clients, publishers, and managers via email and phone
– Generating expense reports
– Coordinating travel itineraries
– Maintaining agent’s calendar
– Tracking and processing payments
– Tracking contracts through their various stages
– Preparing submission packets
– Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
– Keeping up to date with pop culture via internet, etc.
– Coordinating meetings
– Updating the company’s website
– Helping in the HR department upon request

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– 1-2 years experience at an agency or book publishing a PLUS
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
– Discretion, tact, and professionalism
– Ability to communicate with various personalities
– Avid reader
– Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Rodale Books, ABRAMS, and Island Press

 

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Editorial Assistant – Rodale Books

logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Books is currently seeking an editorial assistant for the New York City office. This person will provide editorial and administrative support for both the editorial director of trade books and the director of subsidiary rights. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, has a professional manner, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative and has a can-do attitude! Previous administrative work and publishing experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

– General office support to the editorial director and the director of subsidiary rights
– Manage weekly editorial meetings (meeting request, setup—video, agenda, minutes)
– Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publisher, translation sub-agents, rights contacts and other clients
– Analyzing book proposals and writing readers reports
– Fielding unsolicited submissions
– Drafting correspondence
– Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, and P&L drafts
– Ordering books/office supplies
– Mailing packages
– Trafficking of internal materials
– Submit check requests for author payment
– Process T&E expenses
– General editorial and sub-rights research

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
– Excellent verbal/written communication skills
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
– Ability to work as a member of a team
– Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently
– A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things

To Apply:
Apply directly online here.

 

 

Editorial Assistant – ABRAMS

AbramsLogoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented, organized individual with a demonstrated interest in children’s books or graphic novels to provide administrative and editorial assistance to the publisher of children’s books and editorial director of comic/graphic arts novels. Individual will be responsible for trafficking and logging editorial materials on active projects; communicating with authors, photographers, artists and agents; organizing and labeling original art and digital files and creating art logs; creating fact sheets, catalogue copy and cover copy; light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections; responding to unsolicited proposals and submissions; as well as providing administrative support (phone, email, photocopying, filing, processing expense reports, conference scheduling) and handling general editorial tasks as needed by editors.

Requirements: 
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 1 – 2 years of publishing and/or office experience; excellent grammar, spelling communication and writing skills; ability to work independently, follow through consistently on assignments, and juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly; ability to create and maintain simple databases. Copyediting, proofreading experience is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint, InDesign and IView media Pro a plus.

To Apply: 
Email resume and cover letter to jobs@abramsbooks.com stating salary requirements.

 

 

Publicity and Marketing Assistant – Island Press

logoType: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: 
Island Press, an environmental communication non-profit, seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and media savvy Publicity and Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing department in sales and promotions of books and authors. This position will work closely with the Marketing team, authors, customers, and the media through publicity and marketing materials, events, conferences, on-line, and over the phone for outreach of new titles and cross-promotion of backlist titles. The Publicity and Marketing Assistant is a great position for someone familiar with media who is looking for experience in a publishing and/or environmental organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 MEDIA: draft press releases, fact sheets, pitches, book announcement emails, and other publicity materials for new titles; draft media lists, research appropriate contacts, and conduct follow-up; track and handle review requests and send review copies

 EVENTS: draft and send email invitations to programming events; make travel arrangements and schedules for authors; attend local conferences and author events to sell books and promote Island Press

 AUTHORS: work with authors to acquire marketing questionnaires for new titles; approach authors for new Island Press blog content

 ON-LINE: update news sections of the Island Press website; maintain editorial calendar, coordinate author and intern posts, create pages for Island Press Field Notes blog

 MARKETING: create promotional materials including business cards, book and conference flyers, and posters; maintain information on relevant awards and oversee submission process
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree and related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have one to two years of experience working with media with a preference given to those with publishing and/or environmental experience. Candidates must have superior writing skills and strong organizational skills. Familiarity with media outlets and journalists covering environmental issues is a plus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual will have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite; Adobe InDesign; Drupal, WordPress, or similar web-based programs; and Cision, Vocus, or similar databases.

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to resumes@islandpress.org with a subject of Publicity & Marketing Assistant-18.15FC, or you can mail your application materials to Attn: HR/Publicity & Marketing Assistant, Island Press, 2000 M Street NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.

Jobs of the Week: Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Press, Simon & Schuster

 

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UnknownDesign Assistant – Grosset & Dunlap (PRH)

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Design Assistant will work with the Art Director and the design staff with all design and administrative duties necessary in supporting the art department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:
-Provide administrative support to the Senior Art Director including processing invoices, scanning art, archiving files and scheduling meeting
-Work closely with the Senior Art Director to ensure efficient and productive staff workflow
-Assist design staff with cover/interior design changes and artist searches
-Design 15-20 books of varying format a year
-Traffic materials for catalog, the cover library, and all other internal requests
-Liaise with artist and artist representatives

Requirements: 
-4 year college degree in graphic design or illustration
-Strong knowledge of Mac platform and Adobe Create Suite
-Proactive and able to provide timely follow-through on projects
-Excellent organization skills and ability to manage competing priorities
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Proficient with Microsoft Word and ExcelEducation: 4 Year Degree
-Experience: 0-2 Years
-Travel: Little to None
-Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
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Unknown-1Editorial Assistant – Penguin Press

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House! Reporting directly to the President and Editor and Chief, the Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Penguin Press Editorial.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support to the supervisor, such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, handling mail, making copies, etc.
2. Assists in writing promotional copy, including flap copy.
3. Works with an Associate Editor to track book projects, from acquisition to publication, by coordinating schedules with Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production.
4. Prepares paperwork for the team, including contract information sheets, profit and loss statements, estimate requests, manuscript acceptances, and transmittal memos.
5. Acts as an in-house liaison amongst the Editorial, Production, Design, Managing Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
6. Assists the supervisor in the acquisitions process, which includes logging submissions, reading and evaluating manuscripts and proposals, writing rejection letters, and researching for ideas.
7. Liaises with authors and agents in all phases of process, from acquisition to the publication date.

Requirements:
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
• Excellent attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction books and current events
• Previous publishing experience preferred
• Previous experience as an Editorial Assistant a plus
To Apply: 
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UnknownMarketing Assistant – Simon & Schuster

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Simon & Schuster’s Marketing Assistant serves as a key liaison between publishing, sales and marketing in the adult trade group.   The position reports to the Vice President, Director of Marketing, Adult Trade Group. 

 Responsibilities include:
 Coordinating and executing galley mailings, providing outreach to accounts, assisting with electronic newsletters, producing sell-sheets, handling administrative responsibility for eGalley program, supporting book club initiatives, providing blogger outreach, supporting social media efforts, working on backlist blog, outside partner liaison, and working with marketing department in support capacity.

Requirements: 
Qualified candidates will have an interest in marketing and publishing and bookstore experience is a plus. Candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess strong written and communication skills, knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Word Press a plus.

To Apply: 
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