Jobs of the Week: Internships

This week, instead of job postings, we are going to focus on internships available in New York City. Some of these internships start soon and some start next semester. So anyone looking for an internship for next semester’s Internship I class should definitely read this post.

Press4Kids: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

News-O-Matic is looking for an Editorial Intern. There’s potential here for the job to develop into a full-time position!

Be a part of “America’s Daily Newspaper Just for Kids!” Join the News-O-Matic team to deliver exciting news for young readers and inspire a love of nonfiction at an early age. More than 3 million kids have downloaded the News-O-Matic app and more than 100,000 K-8 students read the current-events articles on a daily basis. Learn what it’s like to be at the crossroads of journalism and education at the forefront of emerging media.

News-O-Matic may be for elementary and middle school students, but the publication doesn’t shy away from complex stories. Topics range from world politics to scientific discoveries, sports, and art. An intern at News-O-Matic will be able to do much more than simple research. As part of a small News Room, each person can submit story ideas, make suggestions for improved design and usability of the app, and contribute to social media. Previous interns have conducted interviews with world-famous athletes and world leaders and amassed a portfolio of impressive bylines.

It’s a plus if you can edit images or video, translate into Spanish for English Language Learners, or help promote News-O-Matic on social.

If you are a responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated writer or reporter looking to make a difference in the world, send an email with your resume and a cover letter. We’re trying to inspire a love of reading nonfiction and empower a new generation of kids to love the news, so hopefully you share our passion.

For more information and to apply, click here.

NewsCred: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: Now

NewsCred’s mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. They believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples lives better and improve the internet, too. NewsCred is the world’s leading content marketing company. They build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. They help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the worlds leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in the industry, they provide unique professional services to ensure that their customers find measurable success through content marketing.

Job Description

NewsCred is looking for motivated editorial interns to join our growing team this Fall for 3-4 months. This is a part-time or full-time position based in New York City available for credit or for pay. You will be paired with a mentor but will be given many opportunities to work with the entire editorial team.

 

Qualifications
  • English, journalism, or communications major preferred
  • Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred
  • Prior editorial internship experience preferred. Experience working in different content management systems is a plus
  • Must have solid editing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit
  • Must be a self-starter, problem solver, and have a strong desire to learn

Day to day job requirements

  • Curating related content from leading media outlets
  • Working with editors to edit and copyedit articles
  • Ideating content with editors and communicating with writers
  • Sitting in on client meetings, learning how our partnerships work and how different NewsCred departments work together
  • Helping with project management of articles, infographics, and other forms of content

For more information and to apply, click here.

Penguin Group: 2018 Spring Internship Program

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subjects for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities during the Spring, Summer, and Fall in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations.

Internship opportunities are available in their adult, children’s, and corporate divisions, and interns will work in either our Hudson Street or Broadway office location. For the Spring Internship, you will be required to work 14 hours per week.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter using Penguin’s online application process. In your cover letter, please indicate up to three business areas that you are applying for in your cover letter. You should also include if you have a preference for working within an adult or children’s imprint or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s).

Mother Jones Named Magazine of the Year

Mother Jones was named “Magazine of the Year” on last night on the National Magazine Awards for “finding ‘new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice of fearless journalism.'”

Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization that does independent and investigative reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food (plus cat blogging). Some 9 million people come log on to the site each month. Mother Jones  publishes an award-winning, 200,000-circulation magazine, and have recently launched a new podcast.

Other winners during last night’s awards gala included: New York Magazine and New York Times withe three awards each, California Sunday for design and photography, and Modern Farmer for general excellence in special interest magazines. Here is a complete list of winners from the night.

The National Magazine Awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia Journalism School.

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl!

Roald Dahl

Today marks the 100th birthday for the late, great Author, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot, Roald Dahl. Dahl lives on through his amazing work such as James and the Giant PeachCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe WitchesFantastic Mr FoxThe BFG, and The Twits among otherssome of which were adapted into successful screenplays and films.

roald dahl works

Dahl had a way with words throughout his writing career, which the Huffington Post compiled in an article titled “50 Amazing Words Roald Dahl Made Up” You can click the link and read some interesting words that Dahl used in his stories.

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it,” Roald Dahl

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!happy birthday road dahl

 

IN THE NEWS: Winning Scores for Casual Vacancy and Industry Debuts

Older Harry Potter fans will be happy to learn that J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel since the wizarding series, The Casual Vacancy was at the top of Publishers Weekly Bestseller List.  With a #1 Debut, Rowling’s novel beat the E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon and Mark Owen’s No Easy Day by over 90,000 purchased copies.  Casual Vacancy generated lots of publicity, not just for its magically famous author, but for the circumstances surrounding its publication, like nondisclosure agreements.  According to a Publishers Weekly article by Louisa Ermelino, Casual Vacancy had an initial print run of 2 million copies from its Little Brown publisher. 

 

The following video is of JK Rowling’s recent appearance on The Daily Show, where she discussed her personal view on American politics with Jon Stewart. Click here to watch the full interview. 

 

 

Rowling’s success proves that print publishing is not being totally overpowered by e-books, despite the flux of sales statistics within the past two years.  She had the third biggest print opening of 2012, according to Nielsen BookScan and 375,000 copies in its first six days on sale in different formats.  Gabe Habash notes other authors who have seen print debut success in a Publishers Weekly article, including Charlaine Harris and Nora Roberts.  In 2011, Harris’ Deadlocked sold 77,913 copies in its first week on sale, while Roberts’s recent The Last Boyfriend release sold over 80,000 copies duringits initial release week last May.  

 

In terms of statistics, the publishing industry had more successful titles in 2011 than 2012, but it may go without saying that the attention this year’s releases have earned is near unparalleled.  Habash believes that the November releases of Janet Evanovich’s Notorious Nineteen, and Jeff Kinney’s The Third Wheel as two of the titles that may increase 2012’s print sales.  It is also interesting to read that Nielsen BookScan’s lists Stephen King’s new title, The Wind Through the Keyhole, had only a 59,099 print debut.  Does this number disparity signify a change in trade book trends and a new wave of bestselling-author-staples-names?  The indsutry will simply have to wait and see how the success of print runs progresses and if Rowling’s return to Number 1 is Casual or long-term.

IN THE NEWS: Publishing Article Round-Up

The M.S. in Publishing Blog wants to keep students, faculty and alumni up to date with the latest publishing industry buzz. “In The News” is a new blog feature  that rounds up interesting publishing articles to share with readers!  This installment features two articles from The Huffington Post

 

However disappointed female readers are by the article, “Female Editors-In-Chief Make $15,000 Less Than Male Counterparts: Folio Survey,” it’s important to arm yourself with this information as you enter the job world.  We learn that female editors-in-chief make $15,000 less on average than their male counterparts, according to information from a Folio magazine annual survey.   513 editors were surveyed by Folio to discover that male editor-in-chiefs or editorial directors earned an average annual salary of $100,800, while women were paid $85,100.  Shocked yet?  The difference between male and female executive salaries was worse, $18,500.  If you’re interested in learning more about salaries that were influenced by location and education, visit Folio.  

 

An article that shines light on women in publishing is “When a Woman’s Word Is Gold: How Women Are Redefining the Publishing World,” by blog author Daleen Berry.   As a female author and publisher, Berry writes, “If you’re a woman, this is your time.”   She details her experience at last week’s Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy.  She hightlighted the festival’s theme of  “Publishing Is a Button,”  and the concepts of the digital revolution, ebooks, indie publishers, and the debate about agents or self-publishing that were evident in many workshops.  The most important thing she learned was that “the publishing world is now listening to women.”  Berry notes that female readers make up 80% of the reading population and this strong influence pushes certain trends and bestsellers, like the Fifty Shades of Grey craze.  To learn what other festival attendees had to say, continue reading her post!

 

If you have found any interesting publishing articles that you would like to see in “In The News,” please email Diana Cavallo at puboffice@pace.edu.

-By Diana Cavallo