New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 2-3 years of prior trade book publishing experience, preferably in production editorial or managing editorial
• Must possess strong copy-editing and proofreading skills, including familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• PC skills required, including use of Word, Track Changes, and Excel
• Must be detail-oriented, proactive, well-organized, and able to set priorities and juggle workload in a fast-paced environment
• Must interact well with colleagues of all levels from various departments
• Must possess college degree or equivalent experience

Responsibilities Include:

• Assumes production editorial responsibilities for originals, from the receipt of the edited manuscript through bound book, and some offsets (as needed)
• Copy-edits and proofreads ancillary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, teaser excerpts, etc.
• Works with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems
• Evaluates and coordinates artwork and/or back-matter materials
• Assigns projects to freelance copy-editors, indexers, and proofreaders and checks their work
• Handles multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules
• Provides backup for the department as needed

If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Receptionist/ Foreign Rights Position

InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and most loved authors. They enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. They have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. They continue to be excited by—and on the lookout for—original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Strong editorial skills are a must
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary
• Should be motivated, highly organized, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Must be able to work with and without direct supervision

Responsibilities Include:

• Answering phone calls and welcoming visitors in a warm and professional manner
• Foreign Rights assistance will be in the area of tax form processing, book fair preparation, overseas mailings and other department needs
• Minimal assistance with the management of the office

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Reception and Foreign Rights Position.

Berverly, MA

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Manager, Art

The Quarto Group creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest. They sell books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communication, or business
• 3+ years experience in marketing of enthusiast or consumer-based products
• Highly creative with an ability to conceive of new and innovative approaches to marketing
• Strong ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with Publishing, Sales, and authors
• Thorough knowledge of media, public relations, and publicity organizations and/or book publishing
• Computer skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets, word processing, database, and desktop publishing programs
• Willingness to travel to trade shows or conventions as needed

Responsibilities Include:

• Create and execute marketing plans with specific goals for individual titles and overall lists under the Quarto imprints. These plans shall be designed to generate sales, build brand awareness, and maximize exposure to the target audience through online, print, broadcast, and other channels
• Produce press releases and media kits, write advertising copy, produce short promotional videos, and maintain social-media and related sites with news and supplemental marketing content
• Arrange for author interviews, excerpts, and reviews in print, broadcast and online media. Coordinate author events and book signings.
Organize mailings of review copies and supporting material, arrange for production and mailing of bound galleys
• Maintain a detailed and well-organized database of contacts and mailings
• Develop creative and strategic initiatives to expand the online presence of our products, authors, and brands in social media and other enthusiast-based communities, and maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Work with the publisher to explore, develop, and promote online instruction and education opportunities and projects on behalf of the imprint
• Manage budgets, schedules, and priorities in support of these initiatives, taking into account the appropriate level of resources, target audience, type of media, materials, and associated events
• Research, negotiate with, and manage outside freelance marketing resources as needed
• Maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Hold regular check- ins with top authors of the front list, coaching, directing, and integrating their promotional activities with those being executed in house
• Communicate regularly to the company on marketing initiatives, developments, and accomplishments
• Work with National Account and Specialty Sales Reps to ensure customers are informed of publicity and marketing activity that might support sales efforts in the various channels, and partner with them to provide marketing materials that may aid their sales strategies
• Other duties as assigned

If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume to careersusa@quarto.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer, Covers

The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., originated in 1933 and is known today for the broad scope of our publishing program, our savvy selection of books, and our creative efforts to market them.

Minimum Requirements:

• Creative, organized, process-oriented, passionate about publishing.
• Passion and expertise for Typography and Design
• Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Print production knowledge and skills
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently to meet deadlines
• Collaborative spirit and positive attitude when working with internal and external partners
• Ability to think creatively to be an effective problem solver

Responsibilities Include:

• Designing mechanicals, trafficking work, and preparing and delivering files for print
• Creating original covers, illustrations and photo research

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please include a link to your portfolio.

BookExpo America 2017- A First Time Experience

BookExpo America is where Publishing Professionals gather to exchange valued information on new titles, breakout authors, and many, many ARCs. As a first-timer to this trade show event, it is very overwhelming at first glance. Left and right, ARCs are being signed and distributed. Major publishing houses like Macmillan and HarperCollins are represented in whole sections decorated with large rugs and smaller companies are housed within booths throughout the show floor.

As someone who is experiencing BookExpo for the first time, I thought it best to take a second to look around and get a good feel of what is going on around me. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle and it is important to soak it all in. If you have a short window to visit BookExpo, as I did, then you should not take too much time soaking it in. After I walked around for a bit, I made sure to network with publishers such as Soho Press, Penguin Random House, and Arcadia Publishing. I saw this as a learning opportunity, a chance to network, and a fun event all wrapped into one.

I made sure to heed Professor Richter’s advice and checked out what events were happening on each day of BookExpo and also brought in my own bag to carry all the free stuff in, though I was given a free tote as soon as I stepped into the building. I ended up going home with 17 new books and a sore shoulder. Nevertheless, it was exciting to meet publishing professionals and authors who all gave me advice and encouragement on my future publishing endeavors.

The Adult Book Editors’ Buzz Panel

There are a wide range of people to meet, events to participate in, and books to obtain. Everywhere you look, there are people mingling, trading business cards, and sharing stories and information that will benefit their publishing careers. I can only imagine how attending BookExpo as a publishing professional will differ from my experience as a student.

Of course, this is just my experience. Articles from the Tampa Bay Times, and the Star tribune offer more insight what is was like at this year’s BookExpo.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Pre-Media Associate

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 3 years experience in the publishing industry with experience in digital printing
• Working understanding of book design files and PDF print standards
• Working experience with Adobe Creative applications, particularly InDesign
• Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
• Creative thinker who anticipates problems and tries to finds technological solutions to improving workflow
• MS Excel skills for generating insightful data reporting metrics
• Enthusiasm for book production and team approaches
• Capable of working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of management
• Excellent English communication skills
• Strong background with Mac OS

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinate digital print file pre-press work, which involves verifying title data, adjusting trim sizes, making color changes, eliminating print effects, and pre-flighting files for titles going to digital print vendors.
• Maintain PDF workflow tools, such as export settings, application plug-ins, Epson printers, paper and ink supplies, and color calibration devices.
• Work with production partners to outsource as necessary to deliver materials on schedule.
• Communicate scheduling requirements to Inventory, Manufacturing, and Art Departments.

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

Nashville, TN

Seeking Full-Time Associate Publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. is a world leading Christian content provider. With nearly three-hundred years of publishing expertise, the company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, and curriculum in both traditional and digital formats. Its two foundational publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, house the works of the world’s most renowned Christian leaders. The company is home to Olive Tree Bible Software, an innovative biblical resource that makes studying God’s Word accessible anywhere, and Bible Gateway, the world’s largest Christian website. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Grand Rapids, MI, Spokane, WA, and international operations in Mexico City, Mexico, and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Minimum Requirements:

• Mastery of the English language, especially in written form
• Ability to understand and analyze standard financial documentation such as income statements and balance sheets
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Management, leadership, and professional development experience
• 8 years in publishing with 2 or more years in a leadership role
• Bachelor’s Degree in English or Journalism from a four-year university
• Understanding of the Christian book marketplace, including authors, consumer demand, retail environment (physical and online), and competition
• Well-read in Christian and general market nonfiction books.
• Proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong task management
• Efficient product development management
• Can lead meetings with specific desired outcomes
• Public speaking
• Critical thinking to accomplish crucial business needs with firm deadlines

Responsibilities Include:

• Editorial staff management and team building: develops, oversees, and manages the editorial staff. Holds regular one-on-one meetings and helps editorial staff as necessary; conducts annual employee alignment meetings and reviews; hires and trains new employees
• List Management: Acquires publishing lists and/or develops author–driven or proprietary products and assures products are coordinated with other divisions, scheduled for best sales success, and contracted in time for annual planning and presentation to sales. Ensures we are publishing to our target categories and stated revenue goals; Plans for ancillary products including derivatives and format conversions
• Author/Product Acquisition: identifies and pursues potential author targets or brands; creates book concepts for target authors as needed; makes initial contacts and sets meetings; prepares proposals and makes presentations at Ed Board and Pub Board meetings; manages proforma approval process for his/her projects; negotiates terms through signed deal memo and long-form contract
• Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis: assists Publisher in future business planning as it relates to annual budgeting, content and acquisitions, and measuring financial objectives. Participates in yearly strategic initiatives as requested by the ELT and SVP/Publisher; prepares for monthly Executive Business Review
• Publisher Support: meets regularly with Publisher to monitor key business metrics and other various day-to-day needs; and represents the division when Publisher cannot be present
• New Initiatives for Growth: able to strategize and analyze profitable business models for special projects and new growth initiatives

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Editor, Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Little, Brown and Company began publishing books for children in 1926. It currently publishes a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers features a core list of picture books and hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers; LB Kids produces novelty and brand/licensed tie-ins; and Poppy publishes paperback original series for teen girls.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years previous children’s editorial publishing experience
• B.A. preferred
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children’s book marketplace
• Experience with editing picture books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult nonfiction and fiction preferred
• Strong interest in narrative nonfiction preferred, journalism background a plus
• Knowledge of and contacts in the industry are a plus, as is an ability to identify new talent
• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel required; knowledge of PPT, Bookscan, databases, and ability to produce reports a plus
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience
• Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
• Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage book projects through all phases from manuscript to bound book
• Correspond directly with authors, artists, and agents
• Coordinate all book elements (permissions, illustrations, contracts, profit & loss forms)
• Prepare title fact sheets, catalog copy, flap copy, and metadata for assigned titles
• Provide materials and information for sales, marketing, and publicity for assigned titles, coordinate reprints and paperbacks, and update metadata for backlist
• Work with Hachette adult editors and imprints to identify and coordinate potential nonfiction young reader adaptations
• Read submissions and provide readers reports

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

Burbank, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor, Young Reader

DC Entertainment (DCE), home to iconic brands DC, Vertigo and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its iconic content across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games.

Minimum Requirements:

• BA/BS degree in English, Journalism, Publishing, or Art preferred
• 3–5 years editorial experience, kids’ book publishing experience strongly preferred
• Ability to meet or exceed deadlines required
• Knowledge of art (ability to discuss composition, design, etc.) required
• Developmental editing experience required
• Copyediting and proofreading skills (CMOS) required
• Knowledge of and contacts in the publishing industry preferred
• Membership in/knowledge of Young Adult/kids’ organizations such as SCBWI preferred
• Mac/PC proficiency required

Responsibilities Include:

• Develops and performs content and line edits for an average of Middle Grade titles
• Manages the creative process from conception through publication
• Ensures that schedules and budgets are met, and product quality meets or exceeds DC’s editorial standards
• Seeks ways to keep ongoing series fresh and exciting
• Builds and maintains an extensive list of author and agent contacts in the kids’ and Middle Grade space
• Identifies and develops new editorial products for the DC Universe in the Middle Grades arena
• Writes tipsheets, cover copy, catalog copy, and other relevant material, and ensures that Sales and Marketing have the required materials in advance of due dates to partners and distributors
• Ensures that content is developmentally and thematically appropriate for the intended reading levels and age groups
• Supervises and develops junior staff members
• Performs other related duties as assigned

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

Lisa Sharkey on Changing Careers

Lisa Sharkey, Senior Vice President, Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers and The 2016-17 David J. Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor shares with The Reset how she transitioned from working on television news to working on book publishing.

In the article titled, Looking for Substance, Sharkey explains that after a five year long conversation with Jane Friedman, then CEO of HarperCollins she decided to leave her job at Al Roker Productions, and Good Morning America Senior Producer before that, to pursue book publishing.

She says that she was looking for a job with “more substance and something more closely aligned with my values.” Sharkey is now celebrating ten years in book publishing.

Lisa Sharkey on “Book Publishing with Celebrity Authors”

Working with celebrities to get their books published may seem daunting, but Lisa Sharkey—the Senior Vice President and the Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers—is an expert. On April 26th, Sharkey talked about the joys and challenges of working with well-known public figures on their projects in her lecture, “Book Publishing with Celebrity Authors.” This was Sharkey’s second talk as the 2016-2017 David Pecker Visiting Professor, following-up the presentation on transferable skills she gave in the fall.

With years of experience working with both intentional celebrities (actors, athletes, reality stars, etc.) and unintentional celebrities (people who became famous as a result of news story in which they are a major personality), Sharkey’s familiar with how different it is publishing and promoting a celebrity’s book versus working with a traditional writer. Through personal anecdotes and behind-the-scene details on books she’s published throughout her career, Sharkey illustrated the experience of working with people who aren’t necessarily writers themselves to publish a successful book that might even reach the New York Times bestseller list.

For the first part of her presentation, Sharkey outlined the top joys of working with celebrities. Despite most of the celebrities she works with not being professional writers for their day-jobs, Sharkey says that these books are still important to them “to their legacies.” They value the opportunity to publish their stories without having them filtered through the press for their families and friends—and, of course, for the fans. Fans of celebrities also make a huge difference in how big the book signings and sales will be and what sort of appearances they can do.

Fans “crave the first-person stories of celebrity lives” and are interested in keeping celebrity books “on their nightstand,” enough so that books by celebrities are consistently reliable holiday gift sellers, such as Alec Baldwin’s memoir Nevertheless and Gabby Douglas’s autobiography Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith. Sharkey also reveals that celebrities are used to being in the spotlight and are sociable, always camera-ready, and “rule” social media, which are all important elements for the successful marketing of books. Any area of weakness they have, Sharkey said, are also easy to deal with since celebrities generally “know what they don’t know” and are open to accepting that they need help in an arena beyond what they’re famous for.

The challenges working with celebrities are also something different than working with traditional authors. Entourages, the amplified fear of failure, and unrealistic expectations all add to the list of struggles Sharkey has dealt with when working with celebrity authors. There’s also the issue of how in-demand they are; getting celebrities to do book promotions when they’re already so busy and marketplace collisions with them when they are trying to advertise other products, are stand-out instances of how their fame can make them difficult to work with. Also, not every celebrity author has the skill to write their own books despite their desire to. Sharkey says that ghostwriters are often necessary to always have ready to assist the celebrity authors.

The pros and cons aside, working with celebrities is always memorable for Sharkey. She has met Charles, the Prince of Wales, at the Clarence House while working with him on his book, Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, and sharing tea with royalty in a once in a lifetime moment. She discussed the intensity of working with Jenna Miscavige Hill on her book exposing scientology, Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape, and recalled a time where the two asked their driver to ditch a suspicious car following them that Hill thought might be associated with Scientology. Rock star front man of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, shared with her how emotionally moved he was over the success of his autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock, which was a chance to share, for the first time, his challenges growing up and making it through life from his point-of-view.

Lisa Sharkey with her intern and current Pace student, Jennifer Thompson

Sharkey had already shared her interesting career with us in the fall lecture, so it was fascinating to listen to her talk about the work she does getting celebrities to open up and to be honest about their lives and work in their books. As with her previous talk, Sharkey had no trouble keeping everyone invested in her talk through insightful anecdotes and straightforward, honest details about a part of the publishing industry that can feel secret and elusive to publishing students.

We appreciate and thank Sharkey for giving another well-informed and valuable talk, and for concluding her David Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor lectures on such a memorable note.

HarperCollins Site Visit 2017

HarperCollins Publishers, Pace University Career Services, and the MS in Publishing Program organized a site visit at HarperCollins on March 29th to allow students to meet with publishing professionals and learn more about the industry.

The HarperCollins Lobby

Once at HarperCollin’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan, students got to look around at the publisher’s main entrance—which was decorated with mementos from HarperCollin’s history, understated art pieces, and neatly packed cases of books—before being funneled into the conference room. All the seats came with an itinerary for the visit and a complimentary book published by one of HarperCollin’s imprints, which was exciting to everyone.

The presentation opened with Carolyn Zimatore, who is the Director of Talent Management at HarperCollins, sharing a basic overview of HarperCollins’s business history and their current imprints. The scope of the talk narrowed then to her describing the different publishing departments, which served as an excellent lead-in to her explanation of internship and job opportunities at HarperCollins and possible departments students can consider applying to.

Students listen to Carolyn Zimatore, the Director of Talent Management, introduce the guest speakers

To give a better idea of the day-to-day operations of employees from different divisions of the company, Zimatore invited 4 guest speakers to share their experiences, responsibilities, and answer related questions. Angela Craft, the Associate Marketing Director of Avon, Harper Voyager, and Impulse, shared how she went from blogging about books on her own to making a full-time job from it. Chelsea Green, the Sales Product Manager of Harper360, talked about how she went from working in inventory to determining which books HarperCollins published overseas seemed like they would sell well in the US and why. Senior Manager, Digital Production and Children’s Managing Editor Heather Brady, who discussed the importance of encouraging children to read to cultivate adult readership. The last speaker was Lucia Macro, the VP/Elective Editor of William Morrow and Avon, who informed students the importance of a publishers relationship with their author.

Graduate students Genna Daniel and Bidisha Bhattacharya show off their gifted HarperCollins books (Welcome to Night Vale and Of Things Gone Astray, respectively)

The site visit was informative and helpful for all the publishing industry hopefuls who were able to go, and it felt more personable because of the fact there were all exclusively Pace undergraduate and graduate students present. Judging from the full room of attendants and the impressive line of students trying to thank Zimatore at the end of the talk, it’s clear that opportunities like this are greatly appreciated by Pace students.

Link of the Week: HarperCollins Bots Recommend Books Through Facebook Messenger

HarperCollins has added two new AI services to Facebook Messenger, which are designed to give on-demand book recommendations.

Publishers are continuously working to find new ways to interact with readers and give recommendations online as effectively as Amazon has managed to. As the first publishers to utilize Facebook and the Facebook Messenger feature, HarperCollins has added two new bots that Facebook users can access: BookGenie and Epic Reads. BookGenie is available on HarperCollins main Facebook page and the YA-focused Epic Reads is available on their Facebook page.

It all begins with you engaging either BookGenie or Epic Reads in a Facebook Messenger conversation. From there, the bots ask questions to determine what books you may be into, starting with a book you’ve recently read and how you enjoyed it. After you stumble upon a title that looks interesting to you, the bot provides a link directly to the HarperCollins website to encourage people to buy from them.

It’s interactive, definitely, and a fun way to get to know new titles directly from the publisher. While it’s not nearly as pervasive as what Amazon does with their recommendation bars on search pages—especially since they restrict their recommendations to books published only  by HarperCollins—it’s a new way to get people to feel more connected to the HarperCollins brand and have fun while doing it.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
• Minimum 3 years of design experience required
• Experience in publishing and a passion for children’s books preferred
• Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required
• Pre-press experience preferred
• Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, and timely routing of materials
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Organize, design, and manage several projects per season with guidance from Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Work creatively and collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
• Keep projects on a timely schedule, keep Art Director informed of project status daily, and keep production status reports updated.
• Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer.
• Archive all projects in DAM.
• Color correct with production and editorial teams.
• Provide design support to Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Provide general assistance to team on special projects.
• Trend spot: Stay on top of design trends in children’s books, children’s illustration, and related media.
• Return artwork and dead matter.

If you are interested in applying, please submit cover letter, resume and link to an online portfolio through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Music 

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 New York City office.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Strength with MS Excel a must.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible, and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• A passion for publishing and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.
• A background and interest in music, including the ability to read music notation, is strongly preferred but not required.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Responsibilities Include:

• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.
• Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.
• Professional customer and author relationship management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Emailing, scanning, faxing, copying, and printing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.

If you are interested in applying, Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com.

Los Angeles, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor, THR.com

The Hollywood Reporter is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood’s intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

Minimum Requirements:

•    Minimum 2 years’ of experience as a writer or editor at a magazine, newspaper or digital news site.
•    Ability to identify stories that are driving the conversation in the entertainment industry.
•    A fast and accurate writer with an understanding of how news breaks online and how to advance stories with a phone call or email.
•    Familiar with Chartbeat and Google Analytics, with an eye toward making decisions factoring in reader engagement.
•    Ability to prioritize hourly breaking news writing with multiple daily editing assignments.
•    Understands SEO and similar content production best practices
•    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field
•    Excellent communication skills both written and oral
•    Team player with positive, proactive, problem solving attitude
•    Ability to work evenings and weekends

Responsibilities Include:

• Report multiple articles daily on tight deadlines as well as edit and publish stories from beat writers, correspondents, freelancers and wire service providers.
• First in line for identifying, advancing and writing breaking stories as they arrive as well as aggregating from other authoritative sources.
• Work with multiple section editors to prioritize writing and editing assignments.
• Curate the homepage for THR.com, coordinate with social media editors on promotion of stories on multiple platforms and web produces stories from the print magazine.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Transferable Skills: Using What You Know to Develop Your Career

by Breana Swinehart and Kevin Mercado

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-12-46-24-pmLisa Sharkey, the Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers, shared her unconventional path to becoming a book publishing professional with her presentation, “Transferable Skills: Making the Change from TV to Publishing,” which she posted on Facebook Live here. Sharkey is the 2016-2017 David Pecker Visiting Professor, and this was the first of the two talks she’ll be giving at Pace University.

Sharkey defined transferable skills as “skills you pick up early in life and work to improve [that] will be useful to you as you climb the career ladder—or even if, like me, you jump off of one ladder and onto another.” Her talk focused on the transferable skills she utilized from different points in her career and life and how others can develop and harness these for their own careers.

p27aRevealing personal anecdotes and advice accrued through years of professional working experience, Sharkey explained how she went from being a major player in TV news and handling TV production and development for programs such as ABC’s “Good Morning, America” to becoming a SVP and Director for a major book publisher.

From being a teen that was looking for a way out of a rough social crowd by seeking early-admission into college, Sharkey sought to make every struggle into a lesson learned to help pivot her to success later. Some of the main transferable skills she shared—such as “thinking outside the box… the ability to start fresh… listening to your customers”—are lessons that most people who have work experience should already be familiar with to some capacity.

Sharkey’s later lessons offer more insight for people looking for professional and personal growth. “Concise writing… knowing how to take a step backwards in order to get ahead… writing in someone else’s voice… knowing how to ask for a career shift or change to make it work for your life” were some of the key transferable skills she mentioned.

imgresAdditional skills she told the audience to make applicable in their lives ranged from lighthearted “have a sense of humor” tips to managing up/down/across. She also encouraged us to “plu[g] into the zeitgeist” by keeping connected to those around us while still managing to stand out.

In Sharkey’s position at HarperCollins she oversees the acquisitions of over 40 New York Times Bestsellers, including Tim Tebow’s Through My Eyes, Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar’s Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock, and books by celebrities such as Lauren Conrad, Pat Benatar, and Toni Braxton.

Sharkey leads Book Studio 16, which seeks to connect authors in relaxed, personal, and accessible platforms.

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-12-40-24-pmSharkey used her charisma, sincerity, and candidness to engage the audience and share creative ways to approach the workplace and how to interpret and manage life lessons learned through negative experiences and new opportunities.

We are honored to have Sharkey as one of the well-respected David Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professors. We thank her for sharing her valuable insights and knowledge!

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New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Editorial Assistant, Physics

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:

• College background required-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
• Minimum of 6 months office experience, with experience in science publishing or journal publishing preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must be well organized and attentive to detail.
• Exposure to MS Office essential; experience with databases desirable.

Responsibilities Include:
• Under supervision of editor, fulfill author/editor needs, build a “before, during and after” relationship with the author.
• Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication; thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness; completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally.
• Act as liaison between authors, production department, and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production.
• Prepare journal reports for editor and editorial board meetings; maintain close communication with academic journal editors and board members.
• Prepare contracts, arrange payments for authors and editors.
• Maintenance of projects databases and records for proposals, upcoming and published books.
• Solicit peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by editor.
• Draft and edit back cover copy and book marketing plans for editor’s review and approval (in close cooperation with product management).
• Help editors prepare for conferences and select titles for display.
• Exhibits attendance.
• Perform related duties as required.

To apply for this position, click here!

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LOGO195 Broadway
New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Production Editor

HarperCollins Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process on a wide variety of titles—from board books through young adult novels—under all of the Children’s Books Group imprints. This position is focused in particular on books in the I Can Read line of early readers, as well as picture books featuring such beloved characters as Pete the Cat, Pinkalicious, the Berenstain Bears, and Paddington.

Minimum Requirements:
• Prior production editorial experience required, preferably with a quality children’s publisher
• Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
• Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
• Ability to set priorities under pressure
• Comfortable working within an expanding digital workflow system
• Brings a flexible, upbeat attitude to the job and enjoy working with a like-minded team
• College degree or equivalent experience required
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel; preferably some knowledge of InDesign and PDFs

Responsibilities Include:
• Copyediting and proofreading covers and jackets.
• Checking all stages of proofs and PDFs.
• Working knowledgeably with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.
• Following up with designers and editors in order to maintain schedules.
• Updating electronic schedules and working comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word and the RSuite content management system.
• Prioritizing work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality

Cover letter strongly suggested

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here!

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New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Marketing Associate

Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more. Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

The Marketing Associate/Account Development Specialist will be responsible for all after-purchase client implementation and marketing support to drive high usage of Springer Nature e-resources for Master’s, Baccalaureate, and Community Colleges in the USA and Canada. Client engagement activities may include regional and national conferences, product roadshows, training, on site account reviews, discovery audits, local events, and custom promotions. Client usage monitoring and targeted intervention are at the heart of account development. The Specialist will effectively manage their own promotional and travel budget, and develop an annual account development plan for their region. The work involves cooperation across functional groups, and the successful Specialist will manage the coordination of consistent online and offline promotional programs via marketing services and online marketing teams, and will track, analyze and communicate results.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Must possess experience within library/information service industry and some experience with email/web marketing.
• Must have excellent grammar and English skills, be creative, and use self-initiative.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with other functional groups and gain cooperation from others.
• Must also commit to understanding client issues and to effective demonstration of Springer Nature e-Products.
• Must be very thorough, detail and completion oriented, and able to manage several projects simultaneously.
• Must be motivated to become a company expert in how the library channel works and must either possess or be eager to obtain the required knowledge.
• Able to use independent judgment to modify procedures and solve problems.
• Strong writing, presentation and analytical skills required.
• Up to 50% domestic and international travel required

Responsibilities Include:
• Provide pre- and post-sales customer support for products and feedback to account managers and eProduct managers.
• Conduct analyses and monitor usage statistics to evaluate and develop strategies to increase value.
• Implement on and offline marketing campaigns to promote usage, as needed.
• Enhance visibility of company in the marketplace through regional trade shows and conferences.
• Help plan and participate in customer programs such as summits, executive sponsor programs, road shows, account reviews and product/implementation training.
• Develop and conduct customer focused training programs, to promote customer satisfaction and usage resulting in renewal and revenue growth.
• Prepare the annual account development plan for assigned region in conjunction with licensing managers.
• Participate in the sales and marketing teams’ regular meetings.
• Manage customer relationship software as it pertains to account development activities in assigned region.
• Track marketing promotions and ROI through customer relationship management software, and report on current project status, marketing and travel budgets on a monthly basis
• Other related duties as needed.

To apply for this position, click here!

Greater talent

437 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Sales Agent,
Literary Division

Currently expanding the publishing division and is looking to hire a sales agent who can maximize an already productive sales team. Greater Talent is looking for an individual who can take their drive to succeed and apply it to a lucrative business career. If you thrive in a high energy, fast-paced, intellectual environment, it’s time to get in touch with Greater Talent.

Minimum Requirement:
• Experience specifically related to program content and speaker selection
• Previous work experience within book publishing
• Contacts in the corporate or literary marketplace
• Experience working within the events and/or meeting industry

Responsibilities Include:
• Has met sales goals with 2+ years proven sales experience
• Has proven ability to develop leads, prospect buyers, pitch clients creatively and close deals
• Savvy negotiator with an extremely professional phone and one-on-one presence
• Exhibits the utmost diplomacy, discretion and grace under pressure
• Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite; FileMaker experience a plus
• Well organized and able to keep detailed records of authors and events
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Voracious reader, immersed in literature, current events and culture
• Self-motivated, strong work ethic and driven to meet sales goals

Please email a resume & cover letter with “Publisher Speaker Division” as the subject to agent-20160819@greatertalent.com