Editorial Assistant Job Opportunity!

Assist Sharpe Reference’s editorial team in the development and publication of reference works for print and electronic programs!

Manuscripts & Online Content Development:

  • Prepare manuscript files for review, revision, and launch
  • Maintain database of contributors in conjunction with general editors
  • Serve as liaison with authors, editors, and in-house staff
  • Work with Development Editors in reviewing manuscripts and assisting in development, editing, and updating of print and online content
  • Review images, request permissions, maintain log, and prepare image/map program for submission to production and for online purposes
  • Assist editors in developing and repurposing content for online products
  • Assist editors in electronic publication program management

Proposals/Contracts:

  • Prepare and send contracts, letters, manuscript-preparation guidelines, author questionnaires, and computer information
  • Maintain correspondence with authors and field inquiries
  • Assign ISBNs, and create Contract Data Sheet for distribution to various departments
  • Maintain correspondence with prospective editors and authors
  • Enter proposal and contract information into STAR database

Other:

  • Conduct market research for new ideas and products
  • Perform various administrative duties as necessary (check requests, correspondence, tracking royalty advances, CIP applications, comp copies, budget sheets, etc.)
  • Assist editors and director of new program development, as requested

For more information about the company and how to apply, click here. When applying, please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Literary Agency Job Opportunity!

The Susan Golomb Literary Agency, a premier boutique literary agency, seeks an assistant with 1-3 years publishing experience. The candidate should be a motivated, extremely well-organized, and detail-oriented self-starter and have excellent writing and computer skills. Editorial or agency experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary, as well as a love of books and a strong interest in the publishing business.

The Susan Golomb Literary Agency represents clients which include National Book Award winners, Jonathan Franzen and William T. Vollmann, as well as several New York Times and national bestselling authors, including Tom Rachman, Rachel Kushner, and Harry S. Dent. SGLA’s list includes literary and up-market commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, current events, and select prescriptive.

Duties include clerical work (i.e. answering the phone, filing, sorting mail), editing, drafting correspondence, reading submissions from potential clients, writing reader’s reports, research, and comprehensive office administration.

This is an excellent opportunity, with growth potential, to learn about all aspects of publishing (how books are discovered, polished, sold, and brought to market).

If you are interested in this job position, please send your resume and cover letter to hiring@sgolombagency.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Full-time Job Opportunity!

Hearst Magazines has an opening in their production department! They are looking for someone with 2+ years of related print production experience, including knowledge of web offset and rotogravure printing processes and virtual proofing.  Applicants must work well with others in a collaborative effort to ensure that Hearst quality standards are understood by all.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Communicate information clearly between magazine, management, printers, and ad agency production departments
  • Investigate, identify, and resolve advertising and editorial inquiries and quality complaints
  • On-site press checks at various printers whenever needed
  • Some air travel required; valid driver’s license helpful
  • Review and evaluate loose signatures for acceptable printing quality and color
  • Post-production quality reviews with magazine staff
  • Maintain and calibrate in-house high quality inkjet cover proofers
  • Organize meetings, maintain quality review records, and print production sample files
  • Review and evaluate potential problems with advertisers’ files for Ad Production staff
  • Deliver editorial cover instructions to appropriate printers, and participate in pre-production cover reviews

Required Skills:

  • MAC, Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Some familiarity with Impoze/Publisher’s Studio, In Design, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with SWOP and color theory

Please visit Hearst’s website to apply for this position!

Full-time Job Opportunity!

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for an Ebook Production Associate!

As a member of the publishing operations team at Open Road Integrated Media, the ebook production associate oversees ePUB and Kindle (mobi) file development. Output includes standard (reflowable) formats, fixed layout formats, read-along audio, and/or other embedded media (video, etc.).

Additional responsibilities include optimizing InDesign files for output to ePUB, implementing updates to existing ebook files (i.e., swapping in new covers, inserting back ads, making corrections), outputting PDFs from ePUB, linking and bookmarking PDFs for distribution to retail partners, and following up on retailer ingestion issues. Finally, the ebook production associate will keep abreast of developments in digital publishing and communicate these to the publishing operations team at weekly meetings.

Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workflow
  • Familiarity with file specifications for various retailers
  • Minimum two-years experience hand-coding standards-compliant ebooks
  • Knowledge of the following: HTML5 and CSS3; Javascript; Adobe Acrobat Professional; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Bug tracking/QA software

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, Associate Managing Editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Summer Internship Opportunities at Scholastic!

Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. With more than 90 years in children’s publishing, Scholastic’s philosophy remains: every child deserves the opportunity to learn to read and develop a love of reading for a lifetime. They believe that literacy – the ability to read, write, and understand – is the birthright of every child in the world, as well as the pathway to succeed in school and realize a complete life.

Scholastic’s Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain experience in a variety of Scholastic businesses. The application deadline is swiftly approaching! It is Friday, March 30, 2012. The program will run for 8 weeks beginning Monday, June 18 through Friday, August 10, 2012, and interns are paid $12.00 per hour and work a 35-hour week.

Requirements:

  • All students must be in good academic standing and have strong computer skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work 35 hours per week

Selection of Interns:

  • Interns are selected on the basis of their academic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, and previous work and/or internship experience
  • Interns may be interviewed by telephone or at a Scholastic office. References may be requested

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, students must do two things: First, please e-mail Professor Denning, at jkinneydenning@pace.edu, a copy of your resume and cover letter so that she can pass it along directly to Scholastic’s HR Manager.

In addition, students must apply through the Scholastic website. Scholastic is currently accepting online applications for the summer program through Friday, March, 30, 2012. Apply to the internship program by clicking on the business area you’re interested in from the list below. With your application, you will need to provide:

  • cover letter that should including the following:
    – Your School’s Name
    – Your Major/Degree
    – Your Graduation Date
    – An explanation of how your participation in Scholastic’s Summer Internship Program fits with your academic and/or career goals
  • Your current resume (Word or PDF)

Each link below takes you to the appropriate requisition in the Scholastic Career Center. Once there, please create your profile, and include your cover letter and attachments.