Job Opportunity

MeeGenius is a digital reading company and our mission is to help kids foster a love of reading. We have an extensive library of over hundreds of beautifully illustrated e-books for children, each professionally narrated with our read along technology. Our e-book reader apps and bookstore can be found on all major platforms and mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, web, Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, and soon, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Installed on over 2 million mobile devices and used by over 3,000 teachers, any time can be story time.

We are looking for a Freelance Editor to support our Content and Production team. We need a person with professional editorial experience, who’s excited about digital media and cultivating children’s love of reading. The Freelance Editor will be responsible for working with a variety of different titles for children ages 0-8, maintaining the consistency and quality of the titles, and maintaining communication with their primary point of contact in the Content and Production team on a regular basis. The position will be paid as an hourly wage.

To be a strong fit for the role of Freelance Editor you will need to:

  • Assist in the editorial development, planning, and execution of MeeGenius books
  • Review and edit manuscripts
  • Ensure all personal deadlines are met
  • Communicate with the Content and Production team during all phases of development and troubleshoot any related issues
  • Excellent attention to detail, be able to identify and solve problems, and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and have a proven ability to organize time and meet deadlines along with being an active team player.
  • Applicants with a degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate professional editorial experience

 

To apply for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your editorial capabilities (only pieces that would be appropriate for a 0-8 audience), a current resume, and a cover letter as attachments to jobs@meegenius.com. Please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail as well as the position that you are applying for. For all questions and queries regarding the position, please contact us at jobs@meegenius.com.

Jobs of the Week

Travel + Leisure

Position: Project Manager
Job Type: Full time, Freelance
Location: New York City 

Travel + Leisure seeks a project manager to assist with its annual Design Awards, which acknowledges the year’s best projects in architecture, design, fashion, and technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the intake of submissions and compiling entry data into organized spreadsheets
  • Communicating with PR, fielding questions and ensuring that all entry materials are received
  • Facilitating the execution of the package in print, tablet, and web formats.

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work 5 days a week
  • Must be responsible, dependable, punctual, hard-working, extremely organized and highly motivated
  • Must be able to multitask and work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Should have knowledge of the architecture, design, art, and fashion worlds and an
    understanding of the awards.
  • Dates: August 12 to November 1, 2013

 Contact: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Katie James. This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

Sky Horse Publishing 

Position: Sales
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York City

Leading independent publisher Skyhorse Publishing is looking for a motivated, entrepreneurial-spirited Sales Manager to manage the day-to-day sales activities for established customers and to aggressively pursue new business. The Sales Manager will report to the Director of Special Sales. Among our core categories are rural living, cooking, humor & gift, health, reference and children’s. Great opportunity for growth!

Responsibilities include:

  • Increasing sales for existing accounts.
  • Proactively seeking ways to find incremental revenue through new business.
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of the Skyhorse list and the marketplace.
  • Meeting assigned revenue goals.
  • Provide editorial feedback from accounts as necessary.
  • Attend New York Now (formerly the New York International Gift Fair) and BEA. (Both are New York-based.)

Required Skills:

  • 1 – 6 years experience in a sales role.
  • Experience selling books to non-traditional markets a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a sales team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a self-starting environment.
  • Flexible, yet focused.
  • Ability to travel, if necessary. (Extensive travel is not required.)
  • Basic computer skills.

Contact:

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Skyhorse Publishing. This job was originally posted on Publisher’s Weekly.

 

Jobs of the Week

The Knot

Position: Features Editor
Type: Full Time
Location: NY, New York
The Features Editor is responsible for generating ideas, packaging stories & writing/editing. The ideal candidate will have at experience at a consumer magazine.

Duties:
+Creating lineups for sections & identifying content that needs to be developed for the magazines and site
+Conceiving, writing & doing market work for FOB stories
+Owning honeymoon section—pitching ideas, assigning/writing stories & representing the company at industry events
+Reporting on wedding trends & wedding planning strategies/tips
+Updating evergreen pieces on TheKnot.com

 

Musts:
+Love weddings & all lifestyle topics, news and pop culture
+Have experience writing/producing content for the web
+Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
+Love all things techy
+Be extremely organized
+Bonus points to anyone who has their own blog!

Click here to apply. To view the original posting, click here.

 

MTV Digital

Position: Assistant
Type: Freelance, Full-time
Location: NYC, New York

MTV Digital is seeking a Freelance Assistant to join the digital production team. This position supports the VP, MTV Digital and will be dedicated to specific projects. Applicants should be comfortable balancing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, be highly organized, detail-oriented and eager to take initiative. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. This entry-level position is a growth opportunity for those candidates looking to embark upon a career in digital media and those who are fans of music, fashion, pop-culture and MTV.


Responsibilities:

+ Responsible for managing meetings, including maintaining an accurate calendar, scheduling meetings, printing presentation materials and ordering large group meals
+ Reviewing and reconciling expense reports
+ Collecting and synthesizing research reports, creating PowerPoint presentations, drafting letters
+ Assisting in editorial research needs
+ Ordering office supplies
+ Running a variety of production errands
+ Answering phones, taking messages and overseeing communication requests
+ Assisting in the updating of various social media accounts
+ Supporting production requests for blog posts/Wordpress updates
+ Responsible for tape management, dub requests
+ Retrieving assets and processing production requests
+ Researching and writing blog posts as applicable

Requirements:
+ Highly organized and detail-oriented
+ Excellent communication and writing skills
+ Must have flexible hours (evenings and weekends as required)
+ Skilled in updating and creating content for various social media platforms
+ Proficient in creating PowerPoint presentations and reports
+ Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
+ Passion and knowledge of current entertainment, fashion, pop-culture and social media environment
+ Familiar with MTV brand, on-air programming and the MTV website

To apply: 

To be considered for this position, you must be a college graduate, have relevant experience and live in the NY metropolitan area. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: mtv.digital.jobs@gmail.com

Jobs of the Week

This week we bring you a few jobs that keep an eye on social change that will give you a chance to shape your communication and interpersonal skills. Take a look at these opportunities that may not fall directly within your publishing goals, but will definitely add experience and exposure to your resume.

 

 

Fund for Public Interest

Job Title: Canvasser, Field Manager, or Campaign Organizer
Location: New York, New York
Term: Summer 2013
Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

Campaign Description: In the Manhattan office we will be working with Environment NY on their campaign to ban Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Horizontal high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, called “fracking” for short, is the leading environmental issue in our state.  The grassroots efforts of Environment New York and other environmental organizations has kept drilling out of our state so far, but the oil and gas industry have been relentless in pressuring the State to allow drilling.

We don’t have to look farther than our next-door neighbors in Pennsylvania to see the risks inherent in Marcellus Shale gas drilling.  Since 2004, the gas industry has drilled more than 3,000 fracking wells in Pennsylvania and has left a trail of environmental pollution and public health problems in its wake.  It has contaminated drinking water with toxic chemicals such as benzene, toluene and formaldehyde, and dumped under-treated drilling waste in rivers and streams.  Health experts are finding huge risks from air pollution near drilling sites, and residents living near gas operations have consistently experienced dizziness and nosebleeds.

Gov. Cuomo is moving closer to allowing Fracking here in New York and we know that is a result of the influence of huge corporations like Halliburton and ExxonMobil.  Currently the governor is proposing opening up 5 rural New York counties along the Pennsylvania border to gas drilling.  The plan is to start with 5 counties, but we’ve seen in other states that once the drillers get their boots in the door, they will push and push to get into the rest of the state, from the Finger Lakes to the Catskills.  If we’re going to defend New York’s health and environment from Marcellus Shale drilling, we need to make sure the Governor and our legislators in Albany hear the voice of the public over the voice of the gas industry.

Job Activities/Scope:
 We sign up members and fundraise for Environment New York through street canvassing. We get out into public places and talk with as many people as possible about the work of Environment New York. We identify people who support the issue and get them involved. Canvassers will receive rigorous training on the skill of canvassing, and will have the opportunity to receive optional, additional trainings campaign skills such as generating local media coverage, petitioning, and campaign strategy.

Knowledge and Skills: There are no requirements for prior knowledge or skills. Broadly, we are looking for candidates who work hard, communicate well, and are interested in working toward positive social change.

Compensation/Pay: The average pay is $11-$16 per hour.

To apply: Apply online HERE, and we will be in touch shortly. You can also call our office directly at (212) 575 – 8571

 

Green Peace

Job Title: Front-Line Team
Location: New York, New York
Hours: Full-Time

For over forty years, Greenpeace has been working all over the world to protect the environment. We save the whales, protect the rainforests, fight toxic polluters and shine a spotlight on the companies that profit from environmental destruction and we do this all through public support. We are financially independent of corporate and government money, we are uncompromising in our campaigns, we are a global movement of 3,000,000 people and we’re hiring!

We’re currently looking for full-time staff to work on our Frontline team. You’ll recruit members and supporters for Greenpeace to make sure we have the people power to beat Shell, ExxonMobil, Duke Energy, and the timber companies clear-cutting our forests.

We pay a flat rate of $12-13 and hour, offer bonuses for excellent performance, and provide staff with paid training time. Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. At date of hire, staff receives paid holidays. To encourage the use of public transportation, we offer subsidies for staff that choose to ride mass transit to work.

On completion of working 350 street hours, we offer a competitive benefits package for employees that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Depending on what option you choose, your medical and/or dental coverage could be at no cost to you. Greenpeace fully covers life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage and employee assistance programs for staff. Staff members are also eligible to participate in a generous 401K matching program. Employees get paid time off for sick, vacation and personal leave. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture.

Come work with a team of truly committed and passionate people, and really make a difference on the issues you care about. If hired, you’ll be working directly for Greenpeace – not a third party outfit. Come join us!

**Experience Preferred**

CALL (646)225-7015 TO APPLY!

 

Job at Publisher’s Weekly!

Publisher’s Weekly is looking for an Editor! The job is geared more toward reporting than editing. The ideal candidate will have daily reporting experience, understanding of social media and ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of book publishing is preferred but not mandatory. Salary commensurate with experience. You would be responsible for assembling PW Daily, including writing pieces and some production, and also writing some longer pieces for the magazine for the News section. This is also a staff position and pay would be commensurate with experience. Send your resume and cover letter here.