Jobs of the Week: HarperCollins

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harpercollinsAd/Promo Coordinator (Design)

HarperCollinsPublishers is looking for a Coordinator in the Ad/promo department. The Ad/Promo department manages the design and print production of promotion, advertising and social media creative; digital catalogs for all Adult imprints; Corporate Communications projects; Sales and International Marketing materials; and oversees and creates materials for BEA, Comic Cons, and other conventions.

Responsibilities:
  •  Assists members of the department with researching giveaway ideas (ie tote bags, t-shirts, etc) and gathering production costs/schedules.
  •  Designs simple jobs such as stickers, signage, 3D book shots.
  •  Assists department head with trade and consumer show management, including setting up meetings, booking hotel rooms, attendee registration, working with vendors on booth layouts and design.
  •  Seasonal management of the Audio and Large Print digital catalogs, including proofreading and formatting copy.
  •  Oversees promotional inventory stored at the company’s mailing house.
Qualifications:
  • Must possess college degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1 year prior experience in publishing, advertising, or equivalent marketing-related field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Proofreading skills and an ability to multitask required

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

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Sales Support Coordinator

HarperCollins Publishers are currently seeking a Sales Support Coordinator to provide support to the Adult Sales Division.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and run presentations during seasonal Launch and Sales Conference meetings, including gathering and organizing the presentation of any materials and troubleshooting basic technical issues
  • Plan and organize Sales meetings, including Launch and Sales Conference, by coordinating with various departments, the President and Director of Sales to create agendas, book rooms, plan for technical help, and order catering where necessary
  • Coordinate and distribute agendas, launch audios, reading notebooks, manuscripts, change memos and other key sales materials
  • Coordinate and track print galleys, organize and add to the department’s galley shelves
  • Coordinate regular mailings of key marketing materials to Sales
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing to reserve space, process contracts, and send materials for regional holiday catalogs.
  • Maintain internal Sales site, SalesConnect, by adding and removing reports, updating reports, and organizing and improving the site
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to respond to sales reps’ requests
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience required
  • Excellent organizational skills and very strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • A good working knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Edelweiss helpful, but not necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, comfortable presenting before and communicating with coworkers from a variety of areas of the company

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobs & Internships from Career Services

jobs2Check out the new positions recently listed on Handshake. Please review the postings carefully as some require specific application instructions to apply on both Handshake and the company’s website. 

Students who have not previously utilized Career Services, they are advised to attend a “Getting Started” workshop. They can register for this by going on Handshake (joinhandshake.pace.com/login is the same as how they log in for the Pace portal), selecting the “Events” tab, and choosing a date and time that matches with their schedule. After that workshop, they can schedule a resume review. They will also need to attend an interview workshop. These basic requirements will ensure that students are adequately prepared to present themselves to a prospective employer.

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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

Scout Books & Media INC Intern needed

Dear Potential Candidates,

Scout Books & Media, Inc. , a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm is looking for an intern for busy publishing office . They  work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with publishers and brands. Publishing clients include Time Inc, Scholastic, Bearport, Rowman and Littlefield, and more.

Scout Books & Media

Scout is a small company with a rapidly growing book program — a motivated intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, about photo research and creative direction of book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like.Scout  Books & Media was founded by Susan Knopf in 2011 as a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  Her previous experience includes packaging books with Reading Rainbow in its fledgling days, headed up publishing imprints at HarperCollins, Penguin, and Parachute (producer of John Deere, Seventeen magazine, Goosebumps, and Mary-Kate & Ashley books).

In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other book producers if interested.

Intern will be involved with editorial development and research, photo research and rights, presentation materials, and more.

Contact: scoutbooksandmedia@gmail.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

Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis, Metropolis Magazine, Glitterati Inc.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Taylor and Francis seeks an outstanding Editorial Assistant for its book publishing programs within the Focal Press and Routledge imprints. Subject areas may include Audio, Theater, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism/Technology.

The Editorial Assistant will support the Editor with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are essential to collaborating with authors and different internal departments. Ours is a deadline-driven environment in an open office plan, so the candidate should be independent and assertive while also capable of working in and helping to create an enthusiastic, motivating, and productive work environment.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:
• Supporting editor in achieving agreed revenue and profitability targets
• Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration
• Project management of titles from contract through publication
• Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration
• Keeping the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors, and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including editorial, marketing, sales, accounting, and production – some remote from the New York office
• File and database management
• Drafting and proofreading book information copy
• Processing payment requests, including honorariums, advances, and grants
• Travel to key conferences, potentially about two or three per year with weekend conference attendance sometimes required

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience and 1-2 years professional experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational abilities, strong research skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), impeccable language (grammar and spelling), and business communication (oral and written) skills. Candidates should be proactive and able to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously with a cheerful attitude. An interest or background in the media arts and technology is not required but is a plus.

To Apply: 
For consideration for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement.

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Metropolis seeks an experienced copy editor to work, 10:30 am to 6 pm with some flexibility to work until 7 if necessary, for approximately two weeks out of each month.

Using Adobe InCopy, this person will copy edit all of the stories in the issue. This includes checking for grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggesting improvements in clarity and tone. The copy editor will also review the final stories before they go to pre-press and keep the magazine’s style guide updated.

Requirements: 
The right candidate will be proficient in Adobe InCopy and familiar with Chicago style. Experience in architecture and design journalism is preferred.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.25.44 PMType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are a fast-paced, boutique art and illustrated book publishing company located in a luxurious midtown Manhattan office. We are looking for an entry-level Publishing Assistant who is eager to learn about book publishing, and ready to take on duties that include administrative, publicity, marketing, events, research, and sales-related tasks. We are looking for someone with 0-2 years of work experience.
The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter and efficient multi-tasker who has a polished and professional demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are also integral.

Duties include: maintain our events calendar and contact/RSVP lists; update social media and website; handle mailings, book inventory, office supplies, gifts/thank you notes; make travel arrangements; assist in coordinating author events; assist at book signing events, and answer phones. Occasional evening work at events will be required.

Requirements: 
Applicants should have familiarity with Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (a must); knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop. InDesign skills are a plus.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn about the publishing process in a collegial working environment, and the chance to work with A-list artists and authors. Knowledge of and/or interest in art and photography is a bonus.

To Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Ms. Gayatri Mullapudi: gmullapudi@glitteratiincorporated.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: LBYR, No Starch Press, Dutton, Hay House

 

 

Editorial Assistant – LBYR Licensing Group

lbyrType: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The LBYR Licensing group is seeking an editorial assistant. The editorial assistant will provide administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Director and two senior editors in a bustling licensed children’s publishing group. Brands published by this group include Monster High, Ever After High, My Little Pony, Marvel, and many more! The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in media tie-in publishing, be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, possess outstanding organizational skills, and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at a time. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a keen interest in further developing existing editorial skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Correspond directly with authors, agents, and licensors to route approvals, address queries, and help keep projects on track
Provide some data entry support as needed, and perform various administrative tasks in support of the licensing team
Prepare title fact sheets, catalog copy, and flap copy for assigned titles
Provide materials and information for sales, marketing, and publicity for assigned titles
Coordinate reprints and repurposing projects
Read and report on manuscripts, proposals and books submitted for publication
Work closely with the Editorial Director on middle grade fiction novels, assisting with all aspects of the editorial process

Requirements: 
B.A. preferred, as well as 1 year of publishing experience (internships ok) in a professional environment
Solid knowledge of PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel on a Mac platform required
Ability to attend to details and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
A familiarity with pop culture, and an enthusiasm for films and television
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail
Ability to work well independently or in collaboration with the rest of the team

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Administrative Assistant – No Starch Press

nostarchType: Full-time

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: 
No Starch Press, a fast-growing publisher of quality books for geeks, seeks a Publishing Assistant. This is an entry-level position on the business side of the book business with the opportunity for advancement. We’ll make you part of our team and give you real work from day one.

We publish quality books (both print and electronic) on programming, security, hacking, LEGO, and science and math. Best-sellers include titles like Hacking: The Art of ExploitationPractical Malware AnalysisPython for Kids, and The LEGO Neighborhood Book.

This is a great opportunity if you don’t want to be just another cog in the wheel of some giant corporation and you like to think. We’re a small company with a close-knit environment and a staff that cares and an almost academic environment.

Requirements: 
As our Publishing Assistant you will be expected to:

  • Provide excellent customer support
  • Process reseller orders
  • Work with our shipping clerk to review and fill direct orders
  • Maintain inventory and supplies and keep the office in order
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Other supporting duties as assigned

This is not an editorial or writing position *but* you should be able to write and communicate clearly in English.

To Apply: 
Please reply with resume and cover letter to jobs@nostarch.com

 

Marketing Assistant – Dutton

DuttonType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are seeking a Marketing Assistant to join our Dutton imprint at Penguin Random House! The Assistant will report to the VP, Associate Publisher and the Director of Marketing, and will have the opportunity to learn about various marketing projects at a large publishing company. Dutton publishes both fiction and nonfiction titles, many of them by bestselling authors Harlan Coben, Ken Follett, Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, among others.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Providing administrative support, such as answering phones, setting up meetings, and managing calendars.
2. Pulling marketing lists and handling mailings.
3. Updating and maintaining information about budgets, and keeping track of expenses.
4. Participating in brainstorming sessions for marketing initiatives for Dutton?s titles.
5. Assisting in marketing analysis and research for select authors and titles.
6. Preparing for sales meetings, including proofreading and updating title information sheets and reading materials.
7. Writing and proofreading select sell sheets for the Sales department.
8. Assisting with sales requests, such as providing marketing materials.
9. Contributing ideas for social media posts to the Dutton accounts.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong interest in marketing and book publishing
  • Ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

To Apply: 
Please apply using the online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

Editor – Hay House

hh_logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
This role is responsible for all areas of book development, including acquiring, editing, and liaising with design, production, managing editorial, marketing, and publicity. Strong personal interest in and professional knowledge of self-help, health/wellness, and spirituality categories required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Acquire 5–8 titles per year
• Edit approximately 12–15 new books per year
• Take responsibility for all editorial aspects of book development, including editing and liaising with design, production, marketing, and publicity
• Write copy, including jacket, catalog, tip sheet, design memo, and other marketing copy as required
• Act as primary point of contact for authors throughout the editorial process

Requirements: 
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in book editorial publishing
• Widespread knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales)
• Excellent intra- and inter-departmental communication and collaboration skills necessary
• Excellent computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; experience with InDesign, InCopy, and Microsoft Word style sheets preferred
• Considerable current contacts (key authors, illustrators, agents, etc.) in the book publishing industry
• High level of skill in organization, analytics, and verbal and written communication
• Highly motivated, a self-starter, and results driven, with the ability to take appropriate steps to achieve goals

To Apply: 
Contact Email (jobs@sdpublisher.com)

Penguin Random House Jobs Alert

penguin-random-houseDigital Production Assistant

We have an exciting job opening as a Digital Production Assistant at Penguin Random House!  The Assistant will support the entire Digital Assets department with converting titles into electronic formats, maintaining these products, and distributing the electronic books (eBooks) to retailers for sale.  This opening is a great opportunity to learn about the production of eBooks for all of Penguin Publishing Group, in a high-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Making updates and corrections to existing eBook files.
  2. Coordinating with outside vendors for eBook conversions.
  3. Updating departmental databases with current information on the workflow of the production of eBooks.
  4. Scheduling and coordinating meetings for the department.
  5. Checking vendor invoices for processing.
  6. Book scanning for hard copy eBook conversions.
  7. Working with the Digital Archiving group to archive and retrieve eBook files, as needed.

 

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Operating proficiency with Mac and PC platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in a high-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access/File Maker database programs preferred
  • eBook production and/or interior book design experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred
  • Knowledge of HTML, CCS, XML preferred

Salary for this position is $35,250.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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

 

Sales Coordinator – Adult Field

We have an exciting job opening as a Sales Coordinator at Penguin Random House!  Reporting directly to the VP and Director of Account Marketing and the VP and Director of Adult Field Sales, the Coordinator will have the opportunity to execute both sales and marketing tasks.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Organizing and coordinating details related to author events.
  2. Marketing for independent bookstores through mailings, promotions, and social media platforms.
  3. Coordinating with sales team to update and ensure accuracy of information in Edelweiss.
  4. Strategizing and coordinating sales representative materials, including mailing galleys and Advanced Reader Copies.
  5. Running monthly business reviews and weekly tracking reports.
  6. Organizing and preparing materials for Regional Trade Shows.
  7. Liaising with libraries and national bookstores for marketing purposes.
  8. Working closely with internal departments and outside organizations on marketing and sales initiatives.
  9. Running sales reports on an as-needed basis.
  10. Providing general administrative support to supervisors (mailing, scheduling meetings, etc.)

 

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of one year of publishing experience, sales or marketing preferred
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Proactive with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including communicating across all levels within an organization
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to solve problems effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Edelweiss is a plus
  • Comfortable using various social media platforms
  • Previous experience working in a bookstore is a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

 

 

Contracts Assistant – Subsidiary Rights

The Subsidiary Rights department is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to support their contracts team. The Contracts Assistant will liaise with agencies and publishers around the world and draft and process foreign and domestic rights contracts for more than half of Penguin’s adult imprints. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the book publishing business and the licensing of rights and to work with a diverse range of Penguin’s fiction and non-fiction titles. The position is ideal for someone with a meticulous attention to detail, excellent multi-tasking skills, and the ability to solve problems under tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assists the Contracts Manager and works with subsidiary rights department members, publishers, and foreign subagents.

2. Drafts, proofreads, and processes contracts.

3. Provides administrative support (mailing, copying, filing, scanning, etc.)

4. Enters contract workflow into Rights Management System.

5. Researches rights and contract terms from author agreements.

6. Works on other projects as necessary.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Interest in contracts and/or subsidiary rights
  • Prior office experience
  • Prior work or internship experience in publishing or at a literary agency a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and a high volume of projects at once
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; Excel a plus

Salary for this position is $35,250.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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

Jobs of the Week: Rodale Books, ABRAMS, and Island Press

 

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Editorial Assistant – Rodale Books

logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Books is currently seeking an editorial assistant for the New York City office. This person will provide editorial and administrative support for both the editorial director of trade books and the director of subsidiary rights. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, has a professional manner, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative and has a can-do attitude! Previous administrative work and publishing experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

– General office support to the editorial director and the director of subsidiary rights
– Manage weekly editorial meetings (meeting request, setup—video, agenda, minutes)
– Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publisher, translation sub-agents, rights contacts and other clients
– Analyzing book proposals and writing readers reports
– Fielding unsolicited submissions
– Drafting correspondence
– Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, and P&L drafts
– Ordering books/office supplies
– Mailing packages
– Trafficking of internal materials
– Submit check requests for author payment
– Process T&E expenses
– General editorial and sub-rights research

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
– Excellent verbal/written communication skills
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
– Ability to work as a member of a team
– Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently
– A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things

To Apply:
Apply directly online here.

 

 

Editorial Assistant – ABRAMS

AbramsLogoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented, organized individual with a demonstrated interest in children’s books or graphic novels to provide administrative and editorial assistance to the publisher of children’s books and editorial director of comic/graphic arts novels. Individual will be responsible for trafficking and logging editorial materials on active projects; communicating with authors, photographers, artists and agents; organizing and labeling original art and digital files and creating art logs; creating fact sheets, catalogue copy and cover copy; light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections; responding to unsolicited proposals and submissions; as well as providing administrative support (phone, email, photocopying, filing, processing expense reports, conference scheduling) and handling general editorial tasks as needed by editors.

Requirements: 
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 1 – 2 years of publishing and/or office experience; excellent grammar, spelling communication and writing skills; ability to work independently, follow through consistently on assignments, and juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly; ability to create and maintain simple databases. Copyediting, proofreading experience is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint, InDesign and IView media Pro a plus.

To Apply: 
Email resume and cover letter to jobs@abramsbooks.com stating salary requirements.

 

 

Publicity and Marketing Assistant – Island Press

logoType: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: 
Island Press, an environmental communication non-profit, seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and media savvy Publicity and Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing department in sales and promotions of books and authors. This position will work closely with the Marketing team, authors, customers, and the media through publicity and marketing materials, events, conferences, on-line, and over the phone for outreach of new titles and cross-promotion of backlist titles. The Publicity and Marketing Assistant is a great position for someone familiar with media who is looking for experience in a publishing and/or environmental organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 MEDIA: draft press releases, fact sheets, pitches, book announcement emails, and other publicity materials for new titles; draft media lists, research appropriate contacts, and conduct follow-up; track and handle review requests and send review copies

 EVENTS: draft and send email invitations to programming events; make travel arrangements and schedules for authors; attend local conferences and author events to sell books and promote Island Press

 AUTHORS: work with authors to acquire marketing questionnaires for new titles; approach authors for new Island Press blog content

 ON-LINE: update news sections of the Island Press website; maintain editorial calendar, coordinate author and intern posts, create pages for Island Press Field Notes blog

 MARKETING: create promotional materials including business cards, book and conference flyers, and posters; maintain information on relevant awards and oversee submission process
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree and related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have one to two years of experience working with media with a preference given to those with publishing and/or environmental experience. Candidates must have superior writing skills and strong organizational skills. Familiarity with media outlets and journalists covering environmental issues is a plus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual will have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite; Adobe InDesign; Drupal, WordPress, or similar web-based programs; and Cision, Vocus, or similar databases.

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to resumes@islandpress.org with a subject of Publicity & Marketing Assistant-18.15FC, or you can mail your application materials to Attn: HR/Publicity & Marketing Assistant, Island Press, 2000 M Street NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.