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

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)

Scribe Inc. Job Opportunity

ScribeNetScribe seeks a dynamic, technically savvy, Editorial Developer to assist in the development of our editorial processes and training. A candidate must possess solid editorial skills and be adept at electronic publishing. Following a period of training in Scribe’s basic methodology and approach, the Editorial Developer will be responsible for developing the methods, approaches to accessibility, changes in sequence, and other processes that will be needed to successfully develop publications in computer-driven publishing. The Editorial Developer will work collaboratively with our editorial staff to develop, test, document, and train Scribe and subscriber staff in the methods we develop.

Duties:

  • Editing publications
  • Develop editorial processes (including testing and documentation)
  • Train editors

Qualifications:

Candidates must be focused, highly organized, computer savvy, and have strong copyediting skills. Advanced use of Microsoft Word, knowledge of the standard style guides, and full comfort in electronic workflows are necessary. An ideal candidate will be excited by current developments in publishing, especially electronic books. Knowledge
of HTML, XML, experience delivering professional training, or fluency in another language (especially Spanish) is preferred.

Location: Dania Beach, FL or Philadelphia, PA
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with duties and ability. Standard Scribe benefits package includes health insurance, a retirement plan, and vacation time.
Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to Mark Fretz via e-mail at mfretz@scribenet.com

YOUR EXPERT NATION Job Opportunity

 

YOUR EXPERT NATIONYOUR EXPERT NATION Inc is a full-service marketing firm, launched by book publishing veteran Bridget Marmion in Spring 2012 and working with industry experts around the country.  Our clients include publishers, writers interested in supporting the marketing and publicity professionals on their publisher’s team, or writers planning to publish their own work. Your Expert Nation offers marketing, publicity, social media including set up, coaching, and strategic services, as well as a series of Events.

DUTIES: The Project Manager/Executive Assistant will be expected to perform an equal blend of project management and administrative Tasks. You would maintain the current, in place processes to help the office and multiple projects run smoothly. Our experienced new colleague would be expected to suggest improvements that will increase productivity.

Provide administrative support of all sorts, which includes keeping the project management (Solve 360) database current, and using its features to maintain and track office and Project/Expert workflow. Responsibilities would include tracking Proposal/Project flow of each project and general follow up.

There will be increased responsibility in campaigns and client contact based on candidate’s experience, interest and ability.  This would include a role in assembling and promoting our popular bi-monthly event, our CONFERENCE ROOM CONFAB series.  Admin tasks include setting up, attending and minutes for our important weekly, quarterly and annual meetings, Expert/Client meetings in person and/or via Webex calls, plus misc follow up with the campaign team; tracking Project fees and payments; general back up for a busy company owner.

Have you been down-sized recently or retired early but still want to work with Authors and marketing professionals, but at 24 hours a week, not 60 hours a week:)? We’re looking for someone interested in marketing in this ever-changing world and willing to wear a few hats in our small firm, to help us ‘bring more eyes to the work’ of a growing list of clients and to move our great projects along efficiently.

This is a part-time job, 24 hours a week, working in the YEN office off Union Square, in office two days, ideally on Monday and Wednesday, 10:00-4:00. Days can be discussed. Working remotely for the balance of the hours.  The salary is $480 a week. W-9 form is provided. ONLY THOSE ABLE TO COMMIT TO A LONG-TERM PART-TIME JOB (MINIMUM OF 18 MONTHS) SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.  Position available September 1.

Requirements for the position:

  • Project Management and extensive office experience
  • Experience in book publishing
  • Highly organized
  • Discreet and reliable
  • Experienced in Misc Office Procedures and Systems, databases. Solve 360 coaching provided
  • PC and Mac experience
  • Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint
  • Social Media Sophistication a Plus
  • Marketing Experience a Plus
  • Photo/Design Experience a Plus
  • Event Management Experience a Plus
  • Tech/Computer Trouble Shooting Skills a Plus

Please e-mail Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu for more information on how to apply.

Job Opportunity

Thieme Medical PublishersTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-Time

Location: New York, NY

Description: Thieme Publishers Inc., an award-winning international medical and science publisher, seeks a well-organized and creative candidate as an Editorial Assistant in our Educational publishing group who will support our acquisitions and developmental editorial team in its management of authors and manuscripts in medicine, dentistry, and communication sciences.  With changes to medical school curriculum and the adoption of digital technologies in education, it is an exciting time of growth for our education group. The Editorial Assistant will work primarily with our internal team, and occasionally with authors who are significant contributors to their fields, to create books, e-books, online learning programs, and ancillary content for the same such as supporting videos and animations, slidedecks, and assessments.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Assists Acquisitions Editors with administrative tasks related to signing contract including contracts, financial forms, and records, for signing new and revision projects.
  • Assists Acquisition Editors in creating documents needed for internal presentations.
  • Works with Developmental Editors to distribute author instructions/ reminders and to obtain manuscripts.
  • Supports team by maintaining internal team records of all current projects and internal company records of same projects.
  • Acts as general liaison for inter-departmental communications from Marketing, Customer Service, and e-Products.
  • Assists with the development of translation projects

The Editorial Assistant collaborates with:

  • the editorial services department to ensure accurate delivery of final manuscript and ensure on-time publication of high-quality products in print and digital form
  • the e-product development group on content flow to and feature development for our e-platforms
  • marketing and sales departments to provide information to support the development of marketing plans, promotional messages and sales meetings
  • customer service and operations staff to assist them in ensuring that accurate product information is available to  all customers

Required Skills and Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Self-starter with strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects at once in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to form working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including authors, contributors, students, faculty, and internal team-members
  • Interest in and ability to think creatively about the fields of physical and life sciences a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Creative Suite, and XML a plus.

For more information on how to apply, please e-mail Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Job Opportunity

Sarah Lazin Books

Company: Sarah Lazin Books
Title: Office Manager and Agency Assistant/Associate
Location: New York, NY

Sarah Lazin Books, a boutique literary agency in New York, 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 but active office. Duties will include:

  • financial work (keeping track of office bills, royalties, and author payments).
  • some computer and tech support.
  • handling permissions, foreign and subsidiary rights.
  • Reading submissions and providing editorial reports, as well as helping with author proposals.
  • routine office work (filing, phones, mailings, updating website).

This is a perfect position to learn everything about the literary agent business; you will get to know authors and editors, and will be encouraged, in time, to develop your own clients.

Ideal candidate is an articulate, patient, organized, and very detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple book projects and office management tasks on a daily basis, while working independently. You must be very comfortable handling finances and basic accounting. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred, but will provide training if necessary.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please respond by e-mail with your resume and cover letter to amanda@lazinbooks.com. Hiring immediately.