New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing/USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of advanced textbooks in education, media & communication, and Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.

All books published by the New York office are peer-reviewed scholarly texts marketed to libraries worldwide through book reviews, new book bulletins, and conference displays. The New York office also promotes its textbook list to professors for classroom adoptions using email, direct mail, and a variety of other promotional tools. We produce a multidisciplinary catalog twice a year featuring the latest education, media & communication, and Black studies books for classroom use. Our books are available through Peter Lang and most major library wholesalers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and Windows OS
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
• Punctual, reliable, resourceful, and proactive
• Previous experience with academic publishing preferred
• Experience with Klopotek
• Love of books
• Delightful personality

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage editorial processes, including peer review for new proposals
• Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production, ensuring accepted projects comply with editorial, production, and legal requirements
• Process manuscripts with Library of Congress, Copyright Office, and CIP
• Monitor and update internal databases and maintain internal files
• Liaise with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design, and editorial
• Process and archive documents, including legal agreements
• Perform market research as directed by acquiring editor
• Provide general administrative assistance

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Bode at sarah.bode@plang.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Literary Agency Summer Intern

Inkwell Management was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Inc., Carlisle & Company and Witherspoon Associates. The partnership has a combined 65 years of experience representing best-selling authors worldwide. InkWell works closely with its clients and their publishers to develop effective promotional campaigns, garnering maximum attention and respect within the industry and with the reading public. InkWell is active in intellectual property licensing, brand name development, and building strong alliances with television networks, movie studios, independent producers, and marketing and advertising companies.

Minimum Requirements:

• Should be articulate with a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with the reading and evaluation of queries and manuscripts
• Help with general administrative tasks which are designed to better understand the workings of a literary agency

The internship is unpaid. Please email cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Summer 2017 Internship. No phone calls.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production 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:

• College degree
• 1-2 years experience in manufacturing
• Highly organized, detail oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize
• Thorough, accurate, and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• Can collaborate well with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders
• Not intimidated by technological advances and new systems. Can utilize technology where appropriate to improve workflow
• Elementary color assessment skills with the ability to provide basic instruction and color correction directives
• Proficiency in Excel, basic math, calculating, analyzing and organizing data
• Comfortable in both PC and Mac platforms. Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus
• Experience with Digital Asset Management systems
• Seeks continuous improvement and innovative solutions
• Maintains grace under pressure in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Effectively and efficiently coordinates all phases of book production and manufacturing from composition, prepress, printing and binding through final delivery
• Work closely with all vendors to manager supplier performance and ensure schedule, quality and budget requirements are met
• Monitors production schedules through coordination with outside vendors as well as all relevant in-house departments to ensure on-time delivery
• Traffics and color correct proofs and attend press checks, if necessary, with supervision
• Prepare and update budgets and cost estimates both seasonally and on a title-by-title basis
• Creates ebooks (in varying formats) in-house and through vendors as needed
• Attends and participates in regular production meetings
• Analyzes production specifications in order to propose cost-saving measures
• Communicates alternative specifications to editorial and design departments
• Works under minimal supervision, keeping Manager and imprint informed of any service disruption or vendor quality issues
• Communicates such issues to the vendor in collaboration with Manager
• Prepares cost estimates, purchase orders and shipping instructions from HBG’s title management system
• Maintains accurate specification and scheduling information in company databases
• Performs other duties as assigned

If you are interested in this position, apply through the website.

New York, NY

Seeking Part-Time Digital Production Intern

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be 18 years of age or older.
• Student must be enrolled in a U.S. based college, university or trade school

Responsibilities Include:

• Serve as the primary coordinator and communicator for several digital projects
• Collaborate with multiple project teams across marketing, creative and IT teams
• The focus of this role is to research, identify and execute solutions to improve our website experiences to acquire and engage our customers
• Projects will include exercises in reviewing the interpreting data, competitor analysis, presenting findings to digital business, including digital analytics, acquisition marketing (SEO, social), optimizing customer experiences and conversions and content publishing.

If you are interested in applying, click here and find the link to apply.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Literary Agency Assistant

Established in 1928, McIntosh & Otis (M&O), Inc. is a full-service literary agency located in New York. M&O represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In addition to representing the subsidiary rights for its own clients, M&O also represents the sale of subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press. M&O is committed to working with writers to develop their careers. Our agents are able to provide detailed and substantive guidance to our clients throughout the publication process.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants should have a B.A.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner
• Knowledge of rights or contracts and strong editorial skills are desirable
• Previous office experience is required, with a minimum of 1 year
• Experience in publishing handling similar tasks strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Providing readers’ reports and synopses
• Managing submissions and correspondence
• General administrative duties

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to info@mcintoshandotis.com attn: Alecia Douglas.

Spring Internships: Macmillan Publishers

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MacMillan Publishers are starting their search for Spring Interns, so now is a great time for students looking to fulfill Internship I credits—or anyone who wants the experience—to begin looking into these upcoming openings.

MacMillan is looking for interns for the following departments: Editorial, Marketing, Publicity, Art & Design, Production, Children’s Books, and Business Development.

imgresInterns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in work related assignments, gain practical work experience, and network with employees from various departments. Interns are expected to become familiar with the basic structure of a publishing house and the role of each department within.

The internship duration will be from January until May, or an entire spring semester, and the position will be paid.

Intern hopefuls must submit a resumé and cover letter here after making an account with MacMillan. Applicants should also be sure to specify any of the departments they would like to work in their cover letter. Also, be sure to keep an eye on MacMillan’s job/internship page for future opportunities as well.

Internship: Writers House Intern Program

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants! Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • The applicant pool can be as high as 1200 for the approximately 16 slots that support our agents, the 1 slot that supports our Subsidiary Rights Department, and the 1 slot that supports our Digital Strategy Department. So, it is not unusual for even high-quality candidates to have to apply several times before receiving admittance.
  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week 8.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

Internship: Crooked Lane Books

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Title/Position: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY

Crooked Lane Books is looking for a creative, ambitious, and versatile intern to join our team. This is a unique, ground floor opportunity with immediate chances for learning and growth that would challenge any editorial intern. Duties include general administrative tasks, evaluation of submissions, and assistance with all aspects of the publishing process including marketing and production.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Support the publishing process from acquisition through publication.
  • Interact with all departments at Crooked Lane, including editorial, publicity, marketing, production, art, sales, and rights.
  • Review and evaluate submissions and draft reader’s reports and declines.
  • Distribute marketing material to bookstores and publicity outlets.
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Have a working knowledge of social media and experience building social media presence.
  • Research special projects as they arise.

The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with interest or experience in book publishing. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented and are able to work on projects that require a diverse skill set and rigorous analytical thinking and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously. S/he must be passionate about books and the processes that deliver them to readers. S/he should be independent, professional, and poised to launch his/her publishing career. An interest in mysteries is a plus.

About Crooked Lane Books

Founded in 2014, Crooked Lane Books is the first imprint from the publishing house Quick Brown Fox & Co. Our goal is to produce the highest quality mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles for crime fiction readers in both print and electronic editions. Our business relationships include some of the most innovative and respected companies in the industry, including Legato/Perseus Distribution, Bookspan book clubs, and Blackstone audio books. With our experienced team, hands-on approach, and innovative marketing techniques, Crooked Lane Books partners with each author to consistently excite, delight, and entertain passionate readers of genre fiction.

Crooked Lane Books, a small but burgeoning mystery fiction imprint, is looking to hire an intern for the fall semester. We’re very interested in hiring someone with a strong desire to pursue a career in book publishing. The position is a paid opportunity available immediately, with flexible dates and times and a minimum of two full days a week. I’ve attached the full job listing, which includes a bit more about the company and the role.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Sarah Poppe
Editorial Assistant, Crooked Lane Books
sarah.poppe@crookedlanebooks.com

Internship: Scout Books & Media Inc.

internship alertscoutbooks&mediaIntern needed for Scout Books & Media Inc., a busy book packager. We work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, and consult with publishers and brands. We work with well-known publishers including Time Inc., Scholastic, Bearport, Highlights, and Rowman and Littlefield, and we produce custom publishing projects for individuals and companies. Scout is a small company with a rapidly growing book program — a motivated intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, conduct hands-on photo and illustration research, learn about book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like. In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other book producers and attend occasional meetings and panel discussions. Intern candidate should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Must be for course credit.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu

Jobs of the Week: HarperCollins

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harpercollinsAd/Promo Coordinator (Design)

HarperCollinsPublishers is looking for a Coordinator in the Ad/promo department. The Ad/Promo department manages the design and print production of promotion, advertising and social media creative; digital catalogs for all Adult imprints; Corporate Communications projects; Sales and International Marketing materials; and oversees and creates materials for BEA, Comic Cons, and other conventions.

Responsibilities:
  •  Assists members of the department with researching giveaway ideas (ie tote bags, t-shirts, etc) and gathering production costs/schedules.
  •  Designs simple jobs such as stickers, signage, 3D book shots.
  •  Assists department head with trade and consumer show management, including setting up meetings, booking hotel rooms, attendee registration, working with vendors on booth layouts and design.
  •  Seasonal management of the Audio and Large Print digital catalogs, including proofreading and formatting copy.
  •  Oversees promotional inventory stored at the company’s mailing house.
Qualifications:
  • Must possess college degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1 year prior experience in publishing, advertising, or equivalent marketing-related field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Proofreading skills and an ability to multitask required

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

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Sales Support Coordinator

HarperCollins Publishers are currently seeking a Sales Support Coordinator to provide support to the Adult Sales Division.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and run presentations during seasonal Launch and Sales Conference meetings, including gathering and organizing the presentation of any materials and troubleshooting basic technical issues
  • Plan and organize Sales meetings, including Launch and Sales Conference, by coordinating with various departments, the President and Director of Sales to create agendas, book rooms, plan for technical help, and order catering where necessary
  • Coordinate and distribute agendas, launch audios, reading notebooks, manuscripts, change memos and other key sales materials
  • Coordinate and track print galleys, organize and add to the department’s galley shelves
  • Coordinate regular mailings of key marketing materials to Sales
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing to reserve space, process contracts, and send materials for regional holiday catalogs.
  • Maintain internal Sales site, SalesConnect, by adding and removing reports, updating reports, and organizing and improving the site
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to respond to sales reps’ requests
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience required
  • Excellent organizational skills and very strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • A good working knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Edelweiss helpful, but not necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, comfortable presenting before and communicating with coworkers from a variety of areas of the company

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobs & Internships from Career Services

jobs2Check out the new positions recently listed on Handshake. Please review the postings carefully as some require specific application instructions to apply on both Handshake and the company’s website. 

Students who have not previously utilized Career Services, they are advised to attend a “Getting Started” workshop. They can register for this by going on Handshake (joinhandshake.pace.com/login is the same as how they log in for the Pace portal), selecting the “Events” tab, and choosing a date and time that matches with their schedule. After that workshop, they can schedule a resume review. They will also need to attend an interview workshop. These basic requirements will ensure that students are adequately prepared to present themselves to a prospective employer.

Continue reading “Jobs & Internships from Career Services”

Internships Alert! RosettaBooks

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Distribution Internship

The RosettaBooks Sales and Distribution Department is looking for an intern with industry, verve, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print and ebook distribution logistics, production schedules, database management, and sales. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Reviewing daily and weekly reports for metadata errors
  • Monitoring physical stock inventory
  • Processing special sales orders
  • Distributing books and metadata to retailers
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, detail-oriented applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

No prior knowledge in book publishing is required, but it is preferred. Previous interns have also been expected to help with QA of print proofs and other QA tasks. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop can also help with pre-press work, but is not required.

This is a paid internship, and the intern is expected to work 24–30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Peter Clark. Please use the subject line “Distribution Internship.”

Production Internship

The RosettaBooks Production, Design, and Editorial Department is looking for an intern with panache, enthusiasm, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print book and ebook creation, production schedules, and quality assurance. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find errors
  • Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
  • Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
  • Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
  • Evaluating covers and interior designs
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
  • Researching, writing metadata, and other miscellaneous tasks

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Hannah Bennett. Please include “Production Internship” in the subject line.

 

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Advertising/Design Internship

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PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Advertising/Design Internship

Job/Internship Type: Internship (Daily Stipend)

Company/Publication Name: Psychology Today

Location: New York, NY

Description: Psychology Today has an excellent opportunity for a few smart and talented advertising and/or graphic design interns at our office in NYC. We are a small staff, so you will be a key member of the team. Interns will be required to work 2 to 3 days per week.

Duties include:
•Working closely with the Associate Publisher, advertising staff, and art department on sales and marketing projects.
•Assisting our production department with print and online advertising preparation, as well as developing marketing materials.
•Outstanding professionalism and organization are a requirement.
•Working knowledge of or ability to learn programs quickly.
•Should be able to juggle several tasks at once and work autonomously.

Graphic design skills and prior experience in Photoshop and InDesign are necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in publishing, advertising, or graphic design, along with strong editorial and writing skills. The position starts ASAP and will run into Fall  of 2015, three or more days a week (full-time preferred), and include a small daily stipend.

Qualifications:
– Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
– Photoshop
– Indesign

Payment: Daily Stipend

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and two business or marketing related writing samples to Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

RobbReport.com Fall internship

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Dear Potential Candidates,

RobbReport.com. is seeking an editorial intern, who is a motivated student with strong writing skills and attention to detail.

Details

Position: Part time editorial intern 15 to 20 hours per week, $10 per hour.

Start date: ASAP

Length: Fall semester

Overall: This internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience at a media company working on both the print content and website.

Duties: The role involves supporting the executive editor, style in researching for stories; assisting on photo shoots; requesting and trafficking samples; researching and writing credits for the magazine; writing short stories for the RobbReport.com website.

If you are interested please contact Jill Newman.(jilln@robbreport.com)