Job Opportunity at Penguin Random House

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Penguin Random House is currently seeking a Production Assistant to assist in all aspects of book production. The Production department manages the manufacturing of our books, and also estimates and monitors book costs, selects vendors, and oversees quality control. This position provides exciting insight into book production at a publishing company!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Handling the estimating and purchasing for all facets of book manufacturing (composition, component and text printing, and binding) for the Production Assistant’s own titles.
2. Working with other departments and vendors to keep production on schedule.
3. Maintaining Excel status report and keeping titles on schedule.
4. Maintaining and updating all titles in SAP.
5. Routing and keeping track of materials to other departments and vendors including covers, jackets, proofs, book copies, etc.
6. Checking all printed covers for the proper price.
7. Providing administrative support for the department, including filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.
8. Coding and approving invoices.
9. Picking up department packages, wrapping packages, and preparing UPS and messenger pick-ups.
10. Attending and participating in biweekly reprint meetings.

Your profile:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in book production or book publishing
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong communication skills
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to push or pull up to 20 lbs.
• Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
• Knowledge of SAP preferred

About the company:
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 subject 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. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at penguinrandomhouse.com.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary for this position is $35,500. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Submit application to:
Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Agency Assistant/Associate and Office Manager -Boutique Literary Agency

Job Listing: Agency Assistant/Associate and Office Manager

Boutique Literary Agency seeks an agent assistant/associate and office manager with 2-3 years office experience. At least one year prior related experience in book publishing is essential, as well as a strong editorial background.

Candidate will be responsible for day-to-day needs of a small, active office.
Duties include:

– Financial work (keeping track of and paying office bills, royalties and rights income, and author payments);
– Computer and tech support (PC proficiency a must; knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook required);
– Overseeing and working on contracts for permissions, foreign licenses, and subsidiary rights including audio and serial sales;
– Reading submissions and providing editorial reports, as well as helping with author proposals;
– Routine office work (phones, mailings, filing, maintaining and updating website).

This is a perfect position in which to learn everything about the literary agency business and book publishing in general. You will work directly with authors and editors and you will be encouraged, in time, to develop your own clients. The agency shares new space in the Flatiron District with other successful and highly active agencies, working in a collaborative spirit.

Ideal candidate is an organized and very detail-oriented self-starter with an ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task. You must be capable of juggling multiple book projects and office management tasks on a daily basis while working independently and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. Candidates must also be very comfortable handling finances and basic accounting. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred but will provide training if necessary.

Salary in line with industry standards and commensurate with experience.
Send resume and cover letter to
: slazin@lazinbooks.com

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.

HGTV Magazine Fall Advertising/Design Intern

HGTV Magazine seeks an intelligent, creative, and entrepreneurial team player to join our team as a design intern for the Advertising/Marketing side of the magazine.


Required availability of 2-3 days a week at minimum who has graphic design experience as well as an interest in publication, layout design, and advertising/marketing.
Design Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting the art department with designing/building comps (MUST be confident in
cutting/mounting abilities)
• Maintaining internal portfolio website (powered by SquareSpace)
• In charge of optimizing artwork for the site using Photoshop/InDesign (advanced
HTML/CSS skills are not necessary)
Marketing Responsibilities May Include:
• Assisting in updating media kit sell sheets, sales tools, and other collateral
• Observe execution of magazine events, including signage event(s), sales meeting and
assist as assigned
• Attend brainstorm meetings for creative ideas for events and programs, client gifts and
entertainment and magazine editorial tie-ins

Qualifications:
• Must submit a resume and portfolio to be considered
• Enrolled in an undergraduate program or graduate program that allows for credit
• Must be able to earn academic credit for participation in internship
• Commitment for the entire semester – 2-3 days a week at minimum
• Ideal candidate must be highly proactive, creative, detail and solution-oriented, and have
strong skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
• Strong cutting and mounting skills are a must
• Fluency in Microsoft Office
• Hard-working and eager to learn
Hourly Rate: unpaid
Please note that internships are unpaid and candidate must be able to receive school credit.
You must be able to commute to our NYC office.

Job Application Contact Name: Kimberly Etzin
Job Application Contact Email: ketzin@hearst.com

Thieme Publisher Part-time Editorial Assistant

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—PART TIME

Thieme Publishers Inc., an award-winning international medical and science publisher, seeks a well-organized and creative candidate for a Part-time Editorial Assistant.

The Editorial Assistant will manage author relations and manuscript flow; track, review and log manuscript and art; and perform administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will:
–understand all aspects of editorial development of heavily illustrated, high-quality medical books;
–be comfortable working within tight deadlines with demanding authors and be able to confidently manage multiple projects simultaneously;
–be able to work independently, while contributing to the success of a highly focused editorial team;
— liaise with production, sales, marketing at all stages of project;
— be comfortable developing products (content and structure) for media neutral delivery (electronic and print products);
–have excellent written and spoken English; and
–have previous experience.

Please apply by contacting Mary Jo Casey at 862-703-1878 or maryjo.casey@thieme.com