Kingston, NY

Seeking Part-Time Production Designer

Luminary Media began documenting the organic, steady growth throughout New York’s Hudson Valley in the summer of 1993. The goal was to nourishing and support the creative and cultural life there. They support titles such as Chronogram magazine, Explore The Hudson Valley, Upstate House, and Upstater magazine.

Luminary Media has grown in the last 3 years to add a full-service creative marketing & media agency. This division conceptualizes digital content (web, video, sales & marketing collateral) as well as publishes custom print publications for multiple clients.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign and Photoshop)
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Experience using Doubleclick for Publishers, Asana, Google Apps, Mail Chimp or other email marketing platforms, and/or WordPress a plus but not required
• Web design/ HTML/ CSS a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of the advertising content of our magazines
• Assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of company promotional pieces and web-based banner ads

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Computer Science

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

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelors degree with at least 6 months of office experience
• 1-2 years’ experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
• Very strong Excel skills required to manage tracking projects across a portfolio of journals
• Laser focus and attention to detail; exhibiting strong orgainzational and analytical skills are a must
• Ability to set own schedule as well as team schedule and follow up on multiple projects as appropriate
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
• Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer
• Strong computer skills required in MS Word, and Excel; database and other software capabilities

Responsibilities Include:

Journals:
• Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
• Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling

Books:
• Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication e.g., photocopying of manuscripts and labeling/organization book files, thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness (as well as supplying camera-ready front matter material for each manuscript, including Table of Contents and Index when needed), completion of all internal forms to be circulated with manuscripts
• Logging of outstanding permissions and solicitation of permissions from the appropriate publishers/outside authors and/or interaction with Springer authors/editors to assist in the securing of permissions
• Soliciting peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by Editor
• Preparing contract folders, arranging royalty payments for Series Editors, supporting monitoring and processing of reprints
• Under supervision of Editor, fulfilling Author/Editor needs, preparing a “before, during and after” relationship with the author
• Generating back cover copy and book marketing plans for Editor’s review and approval (in close cooperation with Editor and product management)
• Acting as liaison between Authors, production department and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production
• Maintenance of projects database for proposals, upcoming and published books
• Use Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word and Outlook, plus additional database software, including internal systems: BFlow, JFlow, etc.

General Team Support:
• Maintain large database of information about guest editors and editorial records for high-volume journals. This primarily includes data entry, but also organization of files in a transparent way for use by others on the team
• Maintenance of Sharepoint database for archive and pipeline
• Prepare materials for conferences, including assistance in PowerPoint presentations
• Coordinate ongoing production, marketing, special sales, HR, conference, and other internal departments deadlines, keep track of them, and broadcast to group
• Perform related duties as required

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please submit your application by July 15, 2017.

New York, NY

Seeking Freelance Production Designer

The Experiment is an independent book publisher, launched in 2009, focused on a wide range of nonfiction—much of it practical—including food (and how to grow, cook, and enjoy it), health and fitness, psychology and personal development, parenting, relationships, sexuality, science, and nature. They’re called The Experiment because every book is a test of new ideas—and because they’re motivated by the curiosity and wonder of the unknown that drive every scientific experiment. Their books enlighten, empower, and entertain readers with new or freshly presented ideas, stories, and practices. Their scale is intimate, our books far-reaching.

Minimum Requirements:

• In-depth knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and font management software
• Must know how to set up master pages in InDesign
• Must know how to create style sheets in InDesign (Paragraph, Nested, Character, and Object)
• Must have advanced knowledge of, and a passion for typography (You should know what H&Js are, as well as orphans and widows.)
• Must know proofreader marks
• Must know how to properly prepare mechanicals to go to press
• Must have excellent layout skills
• Must be attentive to detail
• Must be a problem-solver
• Have the ability to take direction from the art director
• Have the ability to work autonomously
• Be easy-going and communicative
• Have excellent written and verbal skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Typesetting
• Text corrections
• Flight-checking
• The design of marketing materials (print + digital), galleys and back covers
• Reworking existing designs for co-editions
• Photo research
• Securing image rights

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Smith at sarah.smith@theexperimentpublishing.com.

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Sales Representative

For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats, from hardcovers and paperbacks to e-books and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O’Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series; The American Heritage and Webster’s New World dictionaries; Betty Crocker, Better Homes and Gardens, How to Cook Everything, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express.

Minimum Requirements:

• Actively present, maintain, sell and service all HMH Trade titles to selected accounts in the educational reseller channel
• Will prospect for, and open, any new accounts in this channel
• Serve as the internal Sales contact for K12 sales representatives to facilitate K12 customer interest in trade product offerings
• Work with HMH publishers, marketing, publicity, inventory and sales to position existing and future titles and projects at these accounts
• Work closely with marketing staff both internally at HMH and externally at the customer level
• Develop successful relationships within the accounts
• Communicate account information, business trends, and new opportunities-publishing or otherwise-as they relate to appropriate HMH imprints or departments
• Provide regular and weekly forecasting on frontlist titles (and backlist titles where required)
• Participate in meetings throughout the HMH publishing process

Responsibilities Include:

• Must have excellent title presentation skills
• The ability to manage complex account technology successfully to respond appropriately and accurately to account needs and schedules
• Must have an understanding of educational market roles, needs and goals, and publishing functions and roles
• The ability to meet deadlines, schedule workloads, make high level presentations to large groups, and to communicate concisely and accurately

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

Jobs of the Week: Sterling, Penguin, and BEACH magazine

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Sterling Publishing Co.

Title: Editorial Assistant5605094

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Editorial Assistant to work within its Acquisitions Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate, yet responsible risk taker who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

Supports editors with general editorial and design processes.
Reviews proposals/manuscripts from slush pile.
Assists with obtaining photo permissions for books as needed; prepares art logs and organizes digital & physical art files.
Prepares term sheets, estimate request forms and other forms as needed.
Tracks title stats.
Prepares pub board summaries and title information sheet with all details including comp research.
Processes book sample orders for the Editorial department.
Corresponds with agents and authors regarding the status of proposals, books in development, and previously published books; suggests ideas for further development of submitted projects; writes rejection letters.
Oversees the schedules and development of several books, including entire series; traffics materials between in-house editorial personnel, freelance editorial personnel/packagers, and authors; creates and references P&L forecasts to ensure that projects stay on budget.
Proofreads layouts, jacket copy, and catalog copy.
Liaises with the Marketing and Sales to supply dummies, covers, book descriptions etc. for meetings, fairs, etc; accesses Artesia database to supply layouts and covers for various editorial personnel.
Processes invoices, author advances, work-for-hire advances, and cancellations.
Acts as liaison between authors and publisher, networking with various departments to provide information on royalties, advances, invoices, reprint status, pub status, reversion status, publicity, permissions, corrections, and other pressing concerns.

Responsibilities: 
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Prior work experience within book publishing in an Editorial capacity or prior Editorial Internships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark and Mac all preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proven ability to work within fast-paced deadline driven environment.

 

 

Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel with Penguin Random House

Title: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Portfolio/Sentinel/Current is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to work on high profile publicity and marketing campaigns and with bestselling authors!
At Portfolio and Current, we publish big ideas for ambitious people, usually in the following categories: leadership, psychology, business, economics, marketing, history, science, technology, autobiography, and investigative journalism. Sentinel is a boutique imprint that publishes platform-driven books for a politically conservative audience.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support (updating databases, drafting notes and emails, answering phones, scheduling meetings, booking author travel, etc.)
2. Assisting with writing press releases, preparing and mailing press kits, and coordinating author events and book signings.
3. Assisting with media research and pulling lists of contacts for mailings.
4. Contributing ideas for publishing campaigns as well as consumer-facing marketing activities.

Responsibilities: 
Please apply to join this collaborative department if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; marketing or publicity internships a plus
– Strong interest in book publishing, especially non-fiction
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
– Strong organizational and follow-up skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

To Apply: 

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

BEACH Magazine

hamp_under322wideTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance Contracter

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
BEACH magazine, Modern Luxury’s summer Hamptons magazine published six times between Memorial Day and Labor Day by the editors of Manhattanmagazine, is seeking a freelance, contract Editorial Assistant for 4 months/18 weeks over the summer, beginning April 27. The position entails general editorial duties, including but not limited to story and photo research, fact checking, some writing, and the handling of several front of book editorial pages (table of contents, masthead, calendar) under the guidance of senior editors.

Requirements: 
Qualified applicants must have a drive for magazine editorial work, a positive attitude, be resourceful and trustworthy, have proven writing experience, and be extremely organized. Numerous previous magazine internships or previous experience as an editorial assistant preferred.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to manhattanmagjobs@gmail.com before April 15 to be considered.

Scholastic Part-Time Job Opportunity

ScholasticPart-time Editorial Freelancer, Scholastic Press

19 hours/week, $10/hour

 

Responsibilities:

-provide light administrative support for two members of the Scholastic editorial team

-act as first reader on submissions and write reader’s reports

-review proofread manuscripts and flag suggested changes for editor

-generate and proofread production worksheets and factsheets for select backlist titles

-organize mailings and book orders

If interested, please contact Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

 

Jobs of the Week

ColbertNation.com

Job/Internship type:  Freelance

Position: Graveyard-shift writer

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The Colbert Report’s website – ColbertNation.com – is looking for an overnight copy writer. This position entails writing SEO-friendly copy for the show’s existing video clips.

The position’s shift is 10pm – 4am Monday – Thursday (candidate must be prepared to stay later as necessary). This schedule is not flexible. Please do not apply unless you are a night owl.

The schedule shadows the production schedule of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. When those shows are not on the air, the Writer is off as well.

Please note: This job reports to the Comedy Central Programming and Multi-Platform Strategy team, which is separate from The Colbert Report on-air production team.

Contact: 

Send cover letter and resumes to Taryn.Sauthoff@gmail.com

 

FaceDown Media

Job/Internship type: Freelance

Position: Journalists and Photographers

Location: Remote

Description: 

Facedown Media is an up-and-coming magazine in hard copy and online website formats that features a wide range of music from news, reviews, interviews, photos, videos, tour info and much much more! We are seeking journalists, photographers, interviewers to do an array of music coverage.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a strong portfolio and references. Salary: Paid depends on experience.

Contact:

Send resume, cover letter, portfolio and references to editor@facedownmediamagazine.com or natalie.perez@facedownmediamagazine.com

Job Opportunity

MeeGenius is a digital reading company and our mission is to help kids foster a love of reading. We have an extensive library of over hundreds of beautifully illustrated e-books for children, each professionally narrated with our read along technology. Our e-book reader apps and bookstore can be found on all major platforms and mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, web, Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, and soon, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Installed on over 2 million mobile devices and used by over 3,000 teachers, any time can be story time.

We are looking for a Freelance Editor to support our Content and Production team. We need a person with professional editorial experience, who’s excited about digital media and cultivating children’s love of reading. The Freelance Editor will be responsible for working with a variety of different titles for children ages 0-8, maintaining the consistency and quality of the titles, and maintaining communication with their primary point of contact in the Content and Production team on a regular basis. The position will be paid as an hourly wage.

To be a strong fit for the role of Freelance Editor you will need to:

  • Assist in the editorial development, planning, and execution of MeeGenius books
  • Review and edit manuscripts
  • Ensure all personal deadlines are met
  • Communicate with the Content and Production team during all phases of development and troubleshoot any related issues
  • Excellent attention to detail, be able to identify and solve problems, and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and have a proven ability to organize time and meet deadlines along with being an active team player.
  • Applicants with a degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate professional editorial experience

 

To apply for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your editorial capabilities (only pieces that would be appropriate for a 0-8 audience), a current resume, and a cover letter as attachments to jobs@meegenius.com. Please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail as well as the position that you are applying for. For all questions and queries regarding the position, please contact us at jobs@meegenius.com.