Jobs of the Week

Springer Publishing Company

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY

Springer Publishing Company currently has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated individual to join our Editorial Acquisitions team as an Assistant Editor. The goal of this position is to assure the smooth and efficient operation of the acquisition department, working directly with acquisition editors, authors, and all internal staff.

Key goals of position:

  • Supports Acquisitions Editors and authors in all aspects of the publishing process, from proposal to bound books
  • Coordinates prioritization and completion of assigned projects from multiple Acquisitions Editors
  • Initiates and maintains improvements to editorial work flow systems
  • Evaluates production-readiness for new manuscripts
  • In coordination with other Assistant Editor(s) and Acquisition Editors, oversees workflow of departmental Administrative Assistant
  • As appropriate, assumes responsibility for revised edition publications from contract to production for selected titles

Responsibilities:

  • Correspond with authors regarding manuscript preparation and submission details
  • Log in, review, and evaluate all manuscript materials as they are submitted
  • Track and receive missing manuscript materials from authors
  • Transmit manuscripts from Editorial to Production
  • Coordinate with departmental Administrative Assistant to:
  • Prepare, record, and route approved contracts for newly acquisitioned books
  • Maintain accuracy, integrity and currency of all departmental records and databases
  • Coordinate all permissions, author, contributor and reviewer payments
  • Administrate shipments of newly published books to authors, contributors, and endorsers
  • Manage Library of Congress registration process
  • Solicit and compile endorsements for back cover copy and promotional material
  • Attend annual professional conferences when feasible, which may involve overnight travel
  • Solicit peer reviews of book proposals and draft manuscripts of books, as directed
  • Other related duties assigned by Acquisitions Editors

Requirements:

  •  Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong interest in academic and professional publishing
  • Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • 1+ years book publishing experience
  • Experience working hands-on with manuscripts
  • Proficient in computing technologies
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic understanding of permissions and use of third party materials highly desired

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Cambridge University Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Rights and Permissions Coordinator

Location: New York, NY

Requirements:

Cambridge University Press, a leader in Academic Publishing, seeks a Rights and Permissions Coordinator to join our ELT/ESL Department. This position will be the first point of contact for the US team with regards to rights clearance and permissions checking. Responsibilities include acting as the US contact for global photo library agreements, liaising with the Photos Permissions Manager on a regular basis and advising the Content Production team.

In addition, this position will carry out rights clearance/re-clearance work as required; oversee external suppliers, clear permissions in-house and respond to version requests from overseas branches by checking rights records for legacy US titles and initiating re-clearance where necessary.
The ideal candidate will possess 2 years of related publishing experience in editorial and/or production . The candidate should also have excellent IT skills, ability to manage databases, good organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and a Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent.

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Northstar Travel Media

Type: Full Time

Position: Group Online Editor

Location: New York, NY

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, is the global leader in business-to-business media and information services for the travel/hospitality industry. We are an established but quickly growing company, offering both stability and excitement, as we expand our reach from print products into the next generation of the digital media realm. Serve as an integral part of our company while learning and enhancing your skill set.

Northstar Travel Media is currently seeking a Group Online Editor. This position is located in their Manhattan Office.

The Online Editor will oversee editorial and multimedia content and its presentation on all Northstar Meetings Group websites. He/she will develop strategies and ideas for new online features that will add value for readers, drive traffic, and create opportunities for new revenue. The Online Editor will help guide the ongoing digital transformation and social media execution that aligns content into a dynamic digital experience and increases the profile of Northstar’s websites within the meetings industry. The Online Editor should be a big-picture person with a detail-oriented personality, someone who is able to translate ideas and content from the editorial staff into engaging features on the web. The web editor will be asked to contribute editorially (reporting/writing/editing) to support various products as needed.

Responsibilities:

Develop ideas for, and oversee execution of, interactive features on the websites, coordinating with production/web designers/editorial staff as needed.
Oversee and coordinate the creation of a resource archive of educational materials and rich media content (podcasts, webinars, written resources, etc.)
Maintain the breaking news section of the website with links to industry-related news from other media outlets as well as news items from other editorial staff.
Ensure frequency of new digital content and use website/audience metrics to measure audience engagement.
Create and maintain an RSS feed for editorial content.
Proofread and make necessary changes to the website
Monitor online products of other industry associations, publications and websites.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proven writing and editing skills.
Must have an understanding of HTML, XHTML, XML and content management systems (knowledge of Java and Flash a plus)
Demonstrated experience creating rich media content and writing for the web.
Ability to work in the fast-paced environment of the web, juggling multiple projects at once.

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Desktop Publishing Assistant Needed: Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Job Description:
The Simon & Schuster Digital Content Group is looking for a Desktop Publishing Assistant to join them. This position will format and input corrections into manuscripts, typeset books, create enlargement and reduction samples, make printer ready PDFs, organize and manage multiple titles efficiently and work with a range of publishing professionals.

Position Requirements:
Qualified candidates must be willing to learn, detail oriented, self-motivated with the ability to work under short deadlines, ability to take initiative, have time management skills, and have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with InDesign, proofreading and copyediting marks. Html skills are a desired by not required.

 You can apply to this position through Simon & Schuster’s website here.

Interns/Contractors Needed: American Express Publishing

Contractor: Assistant Marketing Manager
Food & Wine Books/American Express Publishing Appointment Book Program

The candidate will:

  • Report to Marketing Manager and will work on all aspects of new member acquisition programs, including Direct Mail, Email and other Alternative Media
  • Be responsible for updating weekly results reports as well as creating historical list, order and payment reports
  • Act as primary contact in the creation of promotional packages, which includes liaison to designers, printers and legal departments, as well as, proofreading all copy
  • Monitor and compare all print pricing from vendors
  • Be responsible for coding and tracking invoices and various projects as they arise, like special book orders.
  • Perform other job related duties.

To apply for this position or for an internship with American Express Publishing, please send your resume to  marshall.corey@timeinc.com

Jobs of the Week

Niche Media Holdings

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains Editorial Director’s schedule
  • Arranges travel schedules and itineraries for Editorial Director and, when needed, Creative Director
  • Provides administrative support for Editorial Director – organizing office, filing, preparing documents, expense reports
  • Organizes and maintains file system for editorial department, and files correspondence and other records
  • Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings
  • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials
  • Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes
  • Greets scheduled visitors and conducts to appropriate area or person
  • Builds strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc)
  • Maintains the editorial schedule for all magazines
  • Run errands such as deliveries or pickups as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One year of administrative experience required
  • Prior editorial experience preferred, ideally in a magazine publishing environment
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs and MAC platform
  • Familiarity with InCopy and/or InDesign programs preferred but not required

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Harlequin Books

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

Editorial

  • Reads and evaluates solicited and unsolicited manuscripts and recommends titles for publishing to the Executive Editor.
  • Performs all editorial functions including providing revisions to author and line editing. Oversees copy editing and author approval/alterations.
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
  • Develops art recommendations for the vision team meeting with Art and Marketing, recommend titles and writes back cover copy and back page ads.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.

Administrative

  • Screening and handling telephone calls from employees, authors, and other third parties.
  • Sorting, opening and screening of daily department mail.
  • Accurately incorporating author changes/corrections into manuscript database.
  • Maintaining information in different editorial and production databases.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree.
  • 2+ years progressive experience in publishing, including editorial focus.
  • 2+ years of administrative experience.
  • Experience working with authors. – Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to prioritize and remain focused.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills.

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Jobs of the Week

Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Description: The Gallery Books imprint of Simon & Schuster is seeking an Editorial Assistant to assist an Executive Editor and Senior Editor, focused on women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Responsibilities include: reviewing manuscripts; general administrative duties; organizing and scheduling meetings in MS Outlook; communicating with authors and agents, by phone and e-mail; expense tracking; evaluating a high volume of manuscripts; handling all aspects of transmitting books to production. Must be reliable, friendly and flexible: proven time management skills, resourcefulness, accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency. Be able to work independently, confidentially, and professionally, in a fast-paced office environment. Knowledge of social media is important.

Requirements: Possess strong MS Office skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Internet skills. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are a must, as is a demonstrated interest in book publishing, especially women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture.

Of paramount importance are a can-do attitude, excellent organization, follow-through, and attention to detail.

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InStyle

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to the Editor

Location: NYC

Description: The Assistant is responsible for managing the day-to-day schedule and all administrative functions of the office of the Editor of InStyle. Ideal
candidate is a detail-oriented and confident self-starter who can
anticipate the needs of a busy executive and thrive in a fast-paced,
deadline-driven environment. This position requires the ability to
communicate and prioritize effectively; interact with high-level clients,
senior management and internal staff; handle confidential information; and
oversee multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities: schedule meetings and manage appointment
calendar, make travel/transportation arrangements, answer phone and
prioritize messages.

Candidate must be a college grad with at least two years of administrative
experience supporting an executive, preferably in an editorial environment.

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