Editorial Assistant Opening at Routledge!

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for an enthusiastic, career-oriented, full-time Editorial Assistant to work in their New York office on their growing list of titles in planning and urban design. Reporting to the Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide support in all phases of the book publication process, from the concept through publication. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and maintaining standard reports, forms, schedules, database records, contracts and files
  • Coordinating and distributing editorial reviews and book endorsements
  • Tracking projects throughout the reviewing, development, production, and publication stages
  • Corresponding with authors to confirm manuscript delivery dates, clarify specifications, and respond to queries
  • Monitoring due dates for manuscripts and related book materials
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production
  • Drafting descriptive and promotional copy for cover, promotion, and other marketing efforts
  • Liaising with marketing, sales, finance, and production departments
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues in the editorial, production, design, marketing, and sales departments as well as with outside freelancers
  • Providing administrative support for the architecture list as needed
  • Limited conference travel and campus visits will be required in the position

Qualifications:

BA or equivalent educational experience. Book publishing experience desirable. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal), with strong attention to detail; be able to prioritize multiple tasks; demonstrate a high degree of computer proficiency; possess a strong intellectual curiosity while remaining task oriented; and be committed to the overall goals of academic publishing.

If interested, please visit here to apply.

Random House Seeks an Associate Project Manager!

Please be advised that this position is for someone with management-level experience.

Job Duties:
The Proprietary Sales division seeks an Associate Project Manager/ Project Manager to run the operations of a fast-paced, exciting publishing and sales department. This position is responsible for leading the pricing, design, production, and tracking of 25-30 book special print book projects per year. It will provide hands-on experience in all editorial, design, production, and manufacturing activities involved in custom-print book publishing. The Associate Project Manager/Project Manager will have a chance to learn all aspects of the book publishing industry and work with people in all divisions of the largest book publishing company in the world.

Responsibilities:

•         Lead the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of new projects, revisions, and reprints, from the initial deal through bound book stage and product release.
•         Work with a variety of internal departments as well as hire and direct freelancers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and handled thoroughly and accurately.
•         Manage and direct team in the day-to-day duties of project management, editing copy, providing design feedback, working with freelancers and vendors, corresponding with publishers, and other duties as required.
•         Coordinate the flow of information in-house to ensure that Publishers, Sales, Production, and Billing departments are provided with timely information.
•         Develop efficient workflow processes and procedures within the editorial, design, production, and manufacturing departments. Manage systems to track project progress and proactively identify problems and issues that need to be resolved.
•         Build strategic & collaborative relationships with internal staff and external vendors.
•         Hold team meetings with various stakeholders to obtain information required for planning new projects and tracking existing projects.

Experience preferred/required:

Project Management experience. Excellent computer skills especially Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; SAP preferred. High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. Strong organizational and time management skills. Outstanding communication skills. Ability to troubleshoot issues and follow up on a continual basis. Proven ability to drive results and accountability in a cross functional environment. Three years in the publishing industry is preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letters/resumes to Ms. Lipman

Pet Industry Magazine Publisher Seeks an Associate Editor

Leading business-to-business publisher located in Midtown Manhattan seeks a dynamic associate editor to work on multiple magazines for the pet industry. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail-oriented professional with excellent writing and interviewing skills, a sound knowledge of AP style and the ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented atmosphere. A B.A. in English or Journalism and 2-3 years of experience in magazine publishing is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • managing industry news and new products editorial departments
  • researching & writing multiple bylined features on a monthly basis
  • managing content for weekly e-newsletter
  • managing website for a quarterly publication
  • traveling to and covering trade shows and other industry events
  • supporting senior members of the editorial staff

To apply, please send your resume, salary requirements and 2-3 writing samples to mkalaygian@petbusiness.com.

Good luck!

Simon & Schuster Seeks Entry-Level Candidates

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Simon & Schuster has recently added 5 new entry-level positions to their careers website, and are currently seeking potential candidates.

Four of the positions are as Editorial Assitants for the Gallery, Touchstone, Scribner, and Emily Bestler Books imprints. The last position is for a Production Assistant that would be responsible for trafficking and distributing materials, interacting with outside vendors, securing and submitting estimates, and interacting with Design and Copyediting departments to manage bound galley process for two imprints.

More information about these positions can be found via their careers website.

If you’re interested in any of these positions, please send your resume and cover letter to Professor Denning, and she’ll forward your information to the appropriate parties at S&S. Good luck!

Routledge Seek Full-time Editorial Assistant

Routledge, one of the worlds leading commercial academic publishers seeks an editorial assistant for the education publishing program. The editorial assistant will support two editors with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Routine correspondence with authors;
  • File and database management;
  • Tracking projects at various stages of reviewing, editing, production, and publication;
  • Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration;
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and
  • Coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration;
  • Securing endorsements for books;
  • Assisting in drafting and proofreading book information copy; and
  • Liaising with marketing, sales, accounting, and production departments.

The duties may include convention travel, market research, report creation, and related tasks.

Qualifications:
B.A. or equivalent educational experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational abilities, strong computer skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously. An interest or background in education or the humanities or the social sciences is not required, but is a plus.

To apply:
Please apply through Media Bistro here.