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Professor Jane Denning


Welcome back to the Fall 2017 Semester,

I hope you all had a restful summer break and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the M.S. in Publishing program!

Be sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information for M.S. in Publishing students and alumni. We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week. Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs of the Week, and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC. We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features, Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc., so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to contribute), and Volunteer and Events postings.

We also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities, so be sure to bookmark the blog. As you embark on your internship search, don’t forget to go to the Internship Resources (Book and Magazine) tab on the blog. We have been working hard to update this resource and there are great links here to assist you with your search. We are also in the process of developing a robust Career Resources tab on the blog that will host useful information on resume and cover letter writing and job searching and networking, so check back often! And, if you are looking to do an internship and take PUB 699A and B, please email me anytime at jdenning@pace.edu to set up a time to meet.

The blog also includes our Faculty and Staff Bios—a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors and publishing staff! The Publishing Links that run along the right side of the blog are also a great resource for students and publishing professionals.

I would also like to take this time to thank you for your future contributions to and feedback on the blog. We hope that you are finding it a useful resource. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions or comments.

We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information. And, for students interested in publishing some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.

With best regards,

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
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Abrams Internship Opportunities–Spring 2015

AbramsAbrams has four upcoming internship opportunities for the spring 2015 semester!

Company profile: ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth from Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area. Visit our website at www.abramsbooks.com.

Application Final Deadline: January 9, 2015.  We are currently accepting applications.

Period of Assignment: mid-January through mid-May 2015 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week

Applications:  You will need an updated resume and cover letter.

Below you will find the internship description along with the necessary qualifications.

Internship #1:

Title: Intern – Children’s Books – Spring 2015

Department: Marketing & Publicity

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only.

Job Description: ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Children’s Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing and publicity intern will work closely with the children’s marketing and publicist planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Children’s Marketing & Publicity” to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #2:

Title: Intern – Children’s Literature – Spring 2015

Department: BYR/Amulet/Abrams Appleseed

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only

Job Description: The Abrams Children’s Division (Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Appleseed Books) is looking for a Spring 2015 intern to work closely with the editorial group on our list of picture books, novels, board books, novelty, and non-fiction for children ages 0 to 18. The intern should have an interest in current children’s literature and learning more about the publishing process. The intern will work closely with the editorial staff—reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases, and assisting on creative editorial projects. Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design, and production departments, offering a broad introduction to the publishing world.  This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, and have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in current children’s literature and the publishing process.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Children’s Literature” in the subject line,to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #3:

Title: Intern – Marketing & Publicity – Spring 2015

Department: Marketing & Publicity

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only.

Job Description: ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Adult Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing & publicity intern will work closely with both teams planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week. This internship is for college course credit only.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Marketing & Publicity” in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #4:

Title: Intern – Adult Editorial – Spring 2015

Department: Adult Editorial

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only

Job Description: ABRAMS is seeking an intern for the Spring 2015 semester to work closely with the editorial group on our list of illustrated books which cover a variety of categories including cooking, fashion, photography, interior design, humor, pop culture, performing arts, sports and many others.  The intern will work closely with the editorial staff – reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases and assisting on creative editorial projects.  Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design and production departments offering a broad introduction into the world of publishing.  This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in developing their editorial skills and learning about the publishing process.  They should have an interest in the arts, trending culture and visual publishing.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter indicating “Intern – Adult Editorial” in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

 

Pace University Career Fair, September 2012

The Pace Career Fair, hosted by Co-Op and Career Services for current students and alumni this past Thursday, certainly had all the makings of a successful event. There were plenty of attending employers, including 3 of the “Big Six” publishers, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.

All the corners of the gym at One Pace Plaza were packed with about 90 company booths and triple the amount of well-dressed people. At the height of the event, it was difficult to move between the rows because there were so many people who were there, vying for the attention of their potential employer. All majors were represented, which proved to make the gym full of competition. 

The advantage to going to the Career Fair for me was to potentially meet some of the HR Recruiters I have been sending my resume to. For instance, I had applied for a job at Penguin, which I mentioned to the woman I spoke with at the fair. She made notes on my resume and asked me how I felt about certain aspects of the position. It was like a mini interview! The same ended up being true at the Simon & Schuster table, even though I haven’t applied to a position there yet.  Again at Macmillan, I met the recruiter and she really helped me feel like my resume would not be lost in the job application portal.  The whole process helped me personalize the application process and job application portals in general.  It was a very reassuring moment in my job search quest.

I told most of the recruiters I was interested in internships, so I’m glad I was able to give them my information before they start recruiting for the spring semester. Some even encouraged me to keep connected with them through this semester, like the recruiter from xo.com (formerly the knot.com).  She took the time and noticed that I did not have any desktop computer skills; which gives me an opportunity to work on acquiring those skills. So, for any of you interested in magazine publishing, the Pace Job Fair recruiters were there for you, too!

            Finally, the most productive booth I visited was the Disney/ABC recruiter, who commanded a line about 30 people deep and met with each of us individually to discuss our resumes. After having mine deconstructed to oblivion, I came away shocked and relieved. I had not heard such criticism about my resume (which had not been formatted since high school, honestly I had it coming), but I also was glad since I obviously needed it so badly.  It was a great connection for me and the recruiter promised to send me an email with information on an upcoming Disney open house.   It would be a wonderful opportunity for me to meet people who work for their publishing imprint, Hyperion,  and to talk to them about internships.

            This experience proved to me that job and internship fairs are worth taking the time to attend because making connections and seeing the light at the end of the job search tunnel is really what it’s all about. Since I’m new to the publishing game, this is my first semester in the program, I have learned that it is important to make connections with the people who are a part of the industry, even if (or especially if) it’s with the people who read the resumes.

-Heather Allen