Jobs of the Week

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Spring 2018 Internship

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is an imprint at Macmillan “renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books.” Many of FSG’s books and authors have won awards, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and Nobel Prizes in literature. Continue reading “Jobs of the Week”

Jobs of the Week

Simon & Schuster: Publishing Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level, prior experience preferred

Simon & Schuster, part of CBS Corporation, is one of the “Big 5” publishers. Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster has grown to have a number of successful imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Touchstone Books, Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press, Howard Books, and North Star Way.

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Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017

Pace M.S. in Publishing students at the Simon & Schuster open-house event on October 19. From left: Kimberly Holcombe, Shelby Seipp, Katie Stroble, Cristina Mendiola, and Rachael Kelly.

Past a pair of revolving doors on 6th Avenue lies the gold-plated lobby of Simon & Schuster, one of the most highly-regarded houses in the industry. The company was founded by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster in 1924 and, historically speaking, was the first publisher to apply mass-market production techniques to books. In 1939, it helped orchestrate one of the most profound changes in the history of the industry – the “paperback revolution” – and the company continues to trailblaze today. In 2016, for example, Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, an imprint that “aims to introduce readers of all faiths and backgrounds to a wide variety of Muslim children and families and offer Muslim kids an opportunity to see themselves reflected positively in published works.” Continue reading “Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017”

Internships with the Big 5

*Please read this in conjunction with our Internship I & II post.

HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

Each year, Hachette Book Group (HBG) publishes more than 1,400 adult books, 300 YA/children’s books, and 450 audio books. HBG headquarters is located in New York City, but satellite offices can be found in Boston, Lebanon (IN), Nashville, Boulder, Philadelphia, and Berkeley. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company located in Toronto. Familiar HBG imprints include: Little, Brown & CompanyHachette Books, and Perseus Books.

Fun facts:

  • HBG’s bestselling author list is stacked. James PattersonJ.K. Rowling, Stephen ColbertDavid SedarisTom Wolfe, Stephenie Meyer, and Malcolm Gladwell all write for Hachette imprints.
  • In 2016, 214 HBG books made the New York Times bestseller list (44 of these snagged the top spot at one point or another).
  • Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, recently acquired Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window, a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning musical.

Jobs and PAID internship posts at HBG can be found here. Employment opportunities are broken down into 9 categories: art, distribution, editorial, finance, operations, production, publicity, sales, and subsidiary rights. Job descriptions are listed on the left hand side of the page, with corresponding location information on the right. You can also sign up for HBG job notification emails that alert you to new positions as they  become available.

Simon & Schuster

Richard L. (Dick) Simon and Max Lincoln Schuster were some of the first entrepreneurs to approach publishing from a marketing standpoint. From the very beginning, S&S spent five to ten times more money on advertising and promotion than their competitors, and it was the first publishing house to apply mass-market production and distribution techniques to books. In 1939, with the help of Robert Fair de Graff – a founder and former president of Pocket Books – the company brought about “the paperback revolution.” Today, Simon & Schuster, Inc. manages a number of divisions and imprints. In its adult publishing division, familiar imprint names include Gallery, Scribner, and Touchstone; in its children’s publishing division, familiar imprints include Aladdin, Little Simon, and Beach Lane Books. Today, S&S is part of the CBS Corporation with international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the UK.

Fun facts:

  • Simon & Schuster publishes many recognizable entertainment brands like Pocket Books’ Star Trek® and MTV Books.
  • In 2016, Simon and Schuster’s Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, believed to be the first imprint focused on Muslim characters and stories.
  • Simon & Schuster is home to many recognizable stories for young readers like Peanuts, Olivia, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Interns are placed “within specific imprints or divisions on either the adult or children’s side of the business based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and Simon & Schuster business needs. Past assignments have typically been within editorial, marketing, and publicity departments.” Each year, S&S has three 10-week internship programs in the summer, fall, and spring. The summer session is 35 hours/week, while fall and spring sessions are 16-20 hours/week (designed to accommodate academic schedules). Interns are PAID by the hour, and are required to fill out a weekly time sheet.

Applications for Simon & Schuster’s spring season open in December. For more internship information, click here.

HarperCollins

HarperCollins was founded in 1817 by brothers James and John Harper. Headquartered in New York City, the company has publishing operations in more than 18 countries and 120+ imprints around the world. Some of its more popular imprints include HarperCollins 360, HarperOne, HarperTeen, and HarperCollins Children’s Books. Between these imprints, HarperCollins publishes around 10,000 new books ever year in 17 languages. They have a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles.

 

Fun facts:
  • HarperCollins has gone through a number of name changes in the past 200 years.
  • HarperCollins authors have won the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.
  • Well-known authors include: Veronica Roth, Kiera Cass, Amy Zhang, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Robin Talley, and Lauren Oliver.

HarperCollins Spring internships open for applications in December. For more information, click here.

Macmillan Publishing was founded by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in London in 1843. It has a number of imprints across the globe. Some of their U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt and Company; Picador; St. Martin’s Press; Tor/Forge; Macmillan Audio; and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Many of these publishers are based in New York City.

Fun facts:

  • Many of Macmillan’s publishers reside in the iconic Flatiron Building on 23rd Street and Broadway near Madison Square.
  • Macmillan has a number of podcasts available for public consumption like Steal the Stars, Feminasty, Rossen to the Rescue, Dig if you Will, and Rocket Talk.
  • Well-known authors include: Wendy Walker, Jeff Rossen, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Gailey, and Thomas Moore.

For more information on job opportunities and internships, click here.


Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House was established on July 1, 2013 when Penguin Group and Random House merged. Today, the company is home to almost 250 publishing imprints. Its mission “is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to help create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers everywhere.” Headquartered in New York City, Penguin Random House operates in 20 countries across five continents. It publishes about 70,000 digital and 15,000 print titles every year and has more than 100,000 eBooks available in its catalog.

Fun facts:

Penguin Random House offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer. For more on internships and how to apply, click here.

 

Link of the Week | Center for Communication



The Center for Communication is a nonprofit organization sponsored by major media companies and other academic partners. It’s mission? To increase diversity in the media industry and better prepare students for careers “by connecting them with the best minds in media.”

Influential figures in the business today, like David J. Barrett, Director of Hearst Corporation, Anthony Ambrosio, Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Chief Human Resources Officer for CBS Corporation, Julie Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for 21st Century Fox, and Hilary Smith, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal, all play a leading role at the Center.

Center for Communication events, namely panels and on-location seminars (195 Plymouth St #320, Brooklyn, NY, 11201), are FREE for students. While most events are open to the public, some are exclusively for students, and these generally require early registration. You can scroll through the Center’s Events Calendar here or you an subscribe to its newsletter for news and updates.

You can also peruse the Center’s website for articles and other resources like “5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE REAL WORLD” and “HOW TO BRAND YOURSELF WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME“.



The Center for Communication annually awards the Carole Cooper and Richard Leibner Journalism Fellowship to a New York-based college junior, senior, or grad student. The Fellow receives a monthly stipend and interns at the Center for Communication during the school year. For more internship listings, check here. (This looks like a broken link right now,  as there aren’t any positions currently available at the Center.)

If you’re just hearing about the Center now and you’re disappointed you’ve missed so many events, fear not. Past events, luncheons, and interviews are posted on vimeo for you to watch at your leisure. For a sample panel, check out this panel on Media Giants and Media Literacy: