Jobs of the Week

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Spring 2018 Internship

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is an imprint at Macmillan “renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books.” Many of FSG’s books and authors have won awards, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and Nobel Prizes in literature. Continue reading “Jobs of the Week”

New York, NY
Seeking Full-Time Photo Retoucher & Designer, Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Branded Content Studio

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, more than 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as Complex, BuzzFeed, VICE and AwesomenessTV.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 6 years experience retouching
• An exacting eye for detail and relentlessly high standards
• Proven excellence in retouching, both on-figure and still life
• Experience retouching beauty and fashion content
• Master of current imaging software and digital design tools such as Capture One Pro and Adobe CS as well as developing design technologies that push design and storytelling
• Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to deliver while remaining calm, in a fast-around, deadline driven environment
• BFA or equivalent in Graphic Design or related subject

Responsibilities Include:

• Retouch all images to meet the standards of our editorial teams as well as our clients
• Retouch on set as needed for fast-turnaround projects
• Handle image needs such as resizing, siloing and color correction
• Graphic design work as your workload allows
• Opportunity to illustrate as your workload allows

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Ebook Production Assistant

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 NYC office
• 1-2 years of ebook production experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment
• Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in a position that can at times demand collaboration across several different departments
• Must have good time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among responsibilities, activities, and side projects
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of the daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes
• Must be self-directed and independent
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing and quickly evolving publishing industry.
• Proficiency in Word and Excel a must
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop a plus
• Working knowledge of XML, HTML, and CSS highly desired
• Current knowledge of ebook formats (EPUB 3 in particular) highly desired
• Proficiency with database and project management systems like FileMaker Pro, JIRA, and Confluence a plus
• Experience managing large volumes of files and maintaining version control a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Track ebook production schedules in collaboration with the distribution manager and department coordinator, ensuring adherence to sensitive dates
• Route instructions and files to/from outsourcing vendors, answering vendor queries
• Turn over ebook content for QA and distribution
• Communicate with Norton production and editorial staff for the timely delivery of ebook production materials
• Liaise with Norton affiliate publishers who produce/distribute ebooks through our Ebook Department, and keep clients abreast of their project statuses
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files and help keep ebook distribution and archiving operations up-to-date
• Occasionally assist the ebook distribution manager in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub, and help document the steps in database tracking
• Assist the department coordinator in routine tasks

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Social Media Editor, Oprah Magazine

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-4 years experience in social media for a major brand
• Strong writing skills and understanding of the Oprah.com voice
• Experience with web and social analytics (Omniture, Facebook Insights, CrowdTangle, etc.)
• Knowledge of how to create and source multimedia social assets (gifs, social videos, text overlays, etc.)
• Strong attention to detail, high level of organization, willingness to move quickly and be flexible

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage daily programming of Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
• Create and execute social strategy that supports brand goals
• Contribute ideas for and create social-first content
• Track metrics, using Omniture and social media dashboards, and incorporate data into future programming
• Monitor competitors, stay on top of trends, and leverage best practices
• Coordinate with advertising and OWN teams on social needs
• Identify and explore new platforms
• Coordinate edit sweepstakes
• Manage requests from print team for reader participation call outs
• Pitch ideas to fill content holes, including creative and social-friendly ways to re-package print content as well as web exclusives
• Provide site support as needed for Oprah.com

If you interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Editor

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. Their 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 Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• An interest in and knowledge of the area and categories in which the imprint publishes
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
• Strong editing skills
• Experienced at multi-tasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
• Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; Good follow-up skills
• Strong work-ethic and initiative
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Minimum 1 year prior book publishing experience
• Bachelor’s degree required

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinate all aspects of a high-volume, fast-paced editor’s desk
• Track manuscripts through production process
• Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts on submission
• Write flap copy, catalog copy, launch sheets and tip sheets
• Liaison between editorial and sales, marketing, production and design departments
• Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process
• Edit manuscripts

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

page streetSalem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

Page Street Publishing Co., located in Salem, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston and walking distance from the train station. Page Street publishes 50 to 60 titles a year spanning the range of lifestyle subjects, including cooking, health, parenting, craft, gardening, fitness and beauty. It seeks out authors with exceptional talent—people not famous who should be—and presents their techniques and expertise in high-quality, full-color paperback originals, packed with step-by-step photos and illustrations. Page Street is distributed by Macmillan, one of the leading publishers in the world. Page Street is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet and donates 1% of its revenue to environmental charities.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Interest in cooking and/or other lifestyle topics would be seen as a plus but not essential
• Work in a bookstore, library or other ventures involving books also seen as plus, but not essential
• Speed and aesthetic talent that is a fit with our style is the main priority.

Responsibilities Include:

• Follow templates set up by the senior designer to layout entire books
• Enter editorial changes and make design adjustments
• Work with the editors, designer and publisher
• Would have some opportunities to design covers and interior design templates, and his or her role would grow with the company

If you are interested please send a resume, cover letter and link to your design portfolio to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

oxford university press-logoWashington D.C.

Seeking Full-Time Outside Sales Representative

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required with evidence of high academic achievement.
• 2 to 4+ year’s sales experience.
• Proficient in PC environment with working knowledge of MS Office, and ideally, Salesforce.com
• A valid driver’s license is required (A 2016/17 vehicle is provided by OUP).
• This position requires extensive overnight travel during peak seasons.
Preferred:
• Field based sales experience strongly preferred
• Sales experience in the publishing industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Promote Oxford’s college titles and ancillary materials to current and prospective book adopters.
• Calls are made via well-planned campus visits, telephone, and email. Plan and execute sales plan under the direction of sales management. Extensive travel required during peak seasons.
• Build and maintain relationships with instructors of university and community college programs and bookstore managers within an assigned territory.
• Achieve sales goal by selling college textbooks through strategic management of territory with use of appropriate selling skills
• Request exam and desk copies of OUP textbooks to be sent to professors as a precursor to sales calls.
• Ensuring that all major bookstores are serviced during rush periods.
• Track backorders and late adoptions carefully.
• Maintain accurate contact and adoption information in our data management system, Salesforce.com.
• Proactively increase product knowledge individually and through participation in all sales meetings or conference calls.

This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in and around the D.C. suburbs. If you are interested please submit your resume and cover letter to Charles Brandquist (charles.brandquist@oup.com). This role has a requirement that you reside in/around the Washington, DC suburbs.

de gruyter

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Director (f/m) Humanities, Americas

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 260 years. An international publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 750 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law; and also offers a wide range of digital media. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Saur and De|G Press.

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating a development plan for HSS program, especially in North America and Asia.
• Identifying potential acquisition targets in the US to build the strategically important HSS area.
• Contributing to the formulation of an Asia strategy for the publisher.
• Efficiently managing the staff.
• Closely cooperating with the Digital Business unit in the company, as well as close coordination with the Director Humanities and Social Sciences, Europe and Managing Director, Editorial to achieve overall strategic goals.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
• Experience in the development of scientific publishing programs.
• Knowledge of North American university institutions and their stakeholders in today’s research environment.
• Many years of experience in an international publishing house.
• Proven strategic, budgetary and team responsibility.
• Leadership skills.
• German language skills in spoken and written language would be a plus.

If you are interested in this position please send your application to Kerstin Maiazza, Director Human Resources & Internal Services (application@degruyter.com) and indicate your earliest possible start date and salary expectations as well as reference no. 16109Inc.

FSGNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

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 Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at a trade publisher
• Prior experience as a production editor at a trade publishing house (at least three years)
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong communication skills
• Detail-oriented; organized; able to set priorities under pressure
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards and juggling multiple projects at once
• Ability to work on complicated projects—e.g., books with illustrations throughout; graphic novels; bilingual titles; and heavily designed books with many elements
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting in MS Word; experience with Word Styles preferred
• Flexible and adaptable to changing digital workflows and procedures
• Fluency in a second language is desirable though not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Work as production editor from manuscript to bound book on approximately 30 new titles per year, plus paperback reissues and conversions. Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
• Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
• Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
• Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check all stages of proofs.
• Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
• Work with editors, designers, and production in solving problems that arise.
• Maintain high quality and consistent style within each work.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Jobs of the Week

Library Journal

Type: Full Time

Position: Sales Assistant

Location: New York, NY

The Sales Assistant supports Advertising Director and entire sales group, including VP, Group Publisher, with a variety of support functions in a fast paced environment, such as digital ad programs/customer relationship management (CRM) updating and support; task/event planning, scheduling, coordination & marketing promotional planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all CRM opportunity, contact, and account information is up-to-date and accurate. Magazine Manager: Checking inventory & availability for blogs, run of site, newsletters; Inputting account data & new proposals; Converting signed proposals
  • Work with sales reps and marketing manager to ensure live and virtual events are in place. Maintain event calendar/schedule.
  • Prepare specific sales metrics reports for VP and Ad Sales Director.
  • Provide additional office support and assistance to the Sales department, as needed, which includes mail (snail/email) distribution and data entry.
  • Scheduling e-blasts, sending specs and upcoming deadlines to clients
  • Coordinating the approval process of client’s HTML creative—acting as liaison between client and our internal web team until it is approved for deployment
  • Sending HTML & Online ad program stats to advertisers and providing analysis of results
  • Continually updating accuracy of sales and marketing promo documents and submitting requests into design department
  • Maintaining organization of sales materials; media kits, promo documents, supplements, issues etc.
  • Sending media kits and issues to publishers per sales reps’ requests

View the full job posting here.

Macmillan – Farrar, Straus & Giroux imprint

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is seeking an editorial assistant. This individual will provide editorial support to the editor in chief in all areas of list management. Specifically, they will assist the editor in chief working with titles in the areas of serious nonfiction and literary fiction.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of a high-volume, fast-paced editor’s desk
  • Track manuscripts through production process
  • Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts on submission
  • Write flap copy, catalog copy, launch sheets and tip sheets
  • Liaison between editorial and sales, marketing, production and design departments
  • Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process
  • Edit manuscripts

Required skills:

  • An interest in and knowledge of the area and categories in which the imprint publishes
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Strong editing skills
  • Experienced at multi-tasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
  • Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; Good follow-up skills
  • Strong work-ethic and initiative
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently

View the full job posting here.