Jobs of the Week: Gallery Books, Harlequin, and The Stir

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Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

2Title: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
This position includes key editorial and administrative tasks and will provide an opportunity to learn editorial and publishing skills.  Responsibilities include: providing reader’s notes on manuscripts, scheduling meetings, answering heavy call volume, routing invoices and contracts, preparing materials for marketing, positioning, and sales meetings; tracking catalog copy and covers, requests for author photos, etc; and acting as a proactive point person for authors on everyday requests.

Requirements: 
Ideal candidate should have:  Bachelor’s Degree, Demonstrated writing ability , Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional, Strong organizational skills, Ability to communicate clearly, Analytical thinking ability , Interest and enthusiasm for commercial and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, focusing on (but not limited to) mainstream releases, thrillers, erotica, horror, and media tie-ins.

To Apply: 
Click Here to visit S&S’s career website and to apply.

 

Harlequin

hqnLogo-HeaderTitle: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Harlequin is seeking an Assistant Editor that has an interest in wholesome romances with an inspirational worldview. The Assistant Editor will be responsible for evaluating solicited and unsolicited manuscripts in order to recommend titles for publishing in the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical lines, reporting directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities:
•Performs all editorial functions, including providing revisions to authors and line editing, overseeing copy editing and author approval/alterations and providing editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
•Writes back cover copy and back page ads, as well as contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.
•Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media.

Requirements: 
•Undergraduate degree
•At least one year in publishing, preferably with an editorial focus
•Prior administrative experience required
•Experience working with authors
•Excellent customer service skills
•Able to prioritize and remain focused
•Ability to pay close attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills
•Passionate about the romance genre a must!

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 3.26.36 PMThe Stir

Title: Copy Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
If you cringe when you see punctuation outside the quote mark, love correcting your friends’ grammar, and know what The Little, Brown Handbook is without Googling it first…we’d love to talk to you! The Stir.com, CafeMom’s popular entertainment and lifestyle site for women, is looking for an experienced Copy Editor to proofread all of our online editorial content. We need a detail-oriented person who can read lots of copy each day (50+ posts), can spot missing and/or misspelled words from a mile away, and has excellent grammar and punctuation skills. The ideal candidate will have that perfect mix of creative and operational — be able to make sound editorial judgments on copy while also possessing strong organizational skills and a deadline-driven attitude to keep the Internet Content Trains moving. You won’t be afraid to speak up when you see a headline that’s not optimized or a paragraph that doesn’t make sense. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Copy Editor will keep up on the latest web style guidelines and have a basic understanding of SEO, HTML and technical language.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Excellent writing skills; ability to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style
  • Degree in English, Communication, Journalism or related field

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience editing web content at fast-paced digital environment
  • Interest in pop culture, entertainment, news, parenting, beauty and relationships
  • Personal or professional use of social media to promote content, including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

To Apply: Click here to apply.

HarperCollins Acquires Harlequin

On August 1st, HarperCollins’ parent company News Corp completed its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises for C$455 million in cash from Torstar Corporation. Harlequin will now operate as a part of HarperCollins.

Harlequin will be a standalone subsidiary of HarperCollins, and it will continue to maintain its headquarters and offices in Toronto.

This deal will expand HarperCollins’ global publishing reach since Harlequin has offices in 17 countries and releases books in 33 languages. Harlequin’s expertise in digital publishing will also be added to the HarperCollins platform.

Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp, said, “We are pleased to formally welcome Harlequin and its employees to the new News. The addition of such an iconic brand with a loyal audience, robust global expertise and digital depth is a proud and purposeful moment for our company. Onward to the next chapter.”

What does this deal mean for Harlequin and the fans of its popular romance novels?

Read more about the acquisition on Publishers Weekly.

Jobs of the Week

Harlequin

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Publicist – Nonfiction

Location: New York, NY

Harlequin is seeking an Associate Publicist with experience in lifestyle book publicity to join its dynamic nonfiction team. The publicist will handle a range of publicity campaigns for our diverse list of titles (memoirs, cookbooks, diet, fitness, self-help and motivational, and relationships) in our growing nonfiction imprint. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, creative thinking abilities, strong communication skills, solid media knowledge and experience with Social Media platforms. S/he must be team-oriented with a positive attitude and will be responsible for:

  • Crafting and executing publicity campaigns for assigned titles.
  • Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, radio, television, and online outlets.
  • Writing press materials such as press releases, pitches letters, bios, and other related communications; coordinates review mailings.
  • Managing author appearances and tours, including arranging travel, creating tour schedules, and traveling as necessary.
  • Fielding a variety of calls from the media and authors.
  • Researching and maintaining media contact lists and databases.
  • Performing department administrative duties as necessary.

Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years prior experience, preferably in book publishing and publicity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of national and regional media (TV, radio, print & online).
  • Proficiency with Cision and Publicity Assistant.
  • Knowledge of and interest in expanding promotional outreach through social media and other online outlets.

Find the original job posting here.

Rodale – MensHealth.com

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor – Social Media and Daily Content

Location: New York, NY

MensHealth.com seeks a web-savvy content producer to join our fast-paced team. You’ll be tasked with writing, scheduling, and posting social media content, generating daily content for articles and newsletters, uploading copy and images, and helping produce custom edit centers. The ideal candidate will be a hybrid reporter, social media editor, and web producer who has a “no job is to small” attitude, a passion for the Men’s Health brand, and who’s excited to help improve lives and engage readers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write, schedule, and post social media content to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media outlets every day.
  • Report and write Men’s Health News and other blog posts each week.
  • Upload copy, photographs, and videos into our content management system daily.
  • Routinely perform quality assurance checks on website articles.
  • Produce and prepare content for syndication outlets and newsletters.
  • Generate great content ideas and be able to execute them quickly.
  • Help drive and improve reader engagement and traffic.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field.
  • A strong desire to be part of the Men’s Health brand, and a passion for fitness, nutrition, health, style, and other subjects that matter most to men.
  • Experience working in an online editorial environment, particularly with regards to content management systems and social media.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and grammatical skills.
  • Ability to work with people at many levels.
  • A keen interest in social media.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Relentless ambition and work ethic.

Find the original job posting here.

Jobs of the Week

Niche Media Holdings

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains Editorial Director’s schedule
  • Arranges travel schedules and itineraries for Editorial Director and, when needed, Creative Director
  • Provides administrative support for Editorial Director – organizing office, filing, preparing documents, expense reports
  • Organizes and maintains file system for editorial department, and files correspondence and other records
  • Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings
  • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials
  • Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes
  • Greets scheduled visitors and conducts to appropriate area or person
  • Builds strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc)
  • Maintains the editorial schedule for all magazines
  • Run errands such as deliveries or pickups as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One year of administrative experience required
  • Prior editorial experience preferred, ideally in a magazine publishing environment
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs and MAC platform
  • Familiarity with InCopy and/or InDesign programs preferred but not required

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Harlequin Books

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

Editorial

  • Reads and evaluates solicited and unsolicited manuscripts and recommends titles for publishing to the Executive Editor.
  • Performs all editorial functions including providing revisions to author and line editing. Oversees copy editing and author approval/alterations.
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
  • Develops art recommendations for the vision team meeting with Art and Marketing, recommend titles and writes back cover copy and back page ads.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.

Administrative

  • Screening and handling telephone calls from employees, authors, and other third parties.
  • Sorting, opening and screening of daily department mail.
  • Accurately incorporating author changes/corrections into manuscript database.
  • Maintaining information in different editorial and production databases.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree.
  • 2+ years progressive experience in publishing, including editorial focus.
  • 2+ years of administrative experience.
  • Experience working with authors. – Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to prioritize and remain focused.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills.

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