Employment Opportunity with St. Martin’s Press!

St. Martin’s Press is looking to hire a Publicity Assistant.  This is a full-time paid position in the Publicity Department.

Position Description:

Reporting to a Senior Publicist for St. Martin’s Press, this individual will be a key member, responsible for providing assistance for all hands-on publicity and administrative support.  The Publicists work on a wide variety of titles and imprints, and the position is a great opportunity for an organized, creative, and enthusiastic person interested in publishing. Specifically, this individual will provide assistance including but not limited to mailings and call-backs to the media for major titles.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the galley mailings and additional mailings for finished books
  • Draft press releases and pitch materials for upcoming titles
  • Assist in preparing tour schedules and major media campaigns
  • Assist in drafting and coordinating schedules for author tours and continuously updating the extensive in-house media directory
  • Ensure book projects are moving through the publicity process according to designated timelines
  • Assist in media call-backs
  • Provide administrative support as necessary

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic

Experience Needed:

  • Prior experience in book publishing a plus

Educational Background Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Nadea Mina at nadea.mina@stmartins.com.

Employment Opportunity at Open Road Integrated Media!

Open Road Integrated Media is looking for a Digital Production Editor.

The digital production editor traffics and coordinates all aspects of ebook production work in the post-conversion stage. This includes monitoring the delivery of completed files, performing quality assurance of each title on various e-reading devices, communicating requirements for revisions, and preparing final files for distribution.

Additional responsibilities include outputting Word docs for POD typesetting, tagging of audio files, bookmarking PDFs, and coordinating reworks to ensure the continued quality of our ebooks.

Requirements: excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritize workflow, experience working with ebooks (i.e., ability to manipulate epub and mobi files: add covers/back ads, fix typos or conversion errors, etc.), and knowledge of the following:

  • Microsoft Office (esp. Word, Excel)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript

Please send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, Associate Managing Editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com.

Out of State Employment Opportunity!

Logos Bible Software is currently hiring copy editors to join their team.  Located in Bellingham, Washington, they are ranked as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces and one of Washington’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Logos Bible Software offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). In addition, they offer free soda pop, an espresso machine, a bike shop, reduced cost gym memberships, and continuous learning programs. Not to mention that they work with distinguished Christian writers—scholars, journalists, and popular-level writers (including fiction, memoir, and Bible studies).

They are eager to hire editors who are familiar with the Bible, since they edit content about the Bible.  They are looking to fill the following positions:

To apply, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and two 500-word-or-less writing samples to jobs@logos.com.  Please refer to the links for each job posting above for more information.

You can find additional info about working at Logos Bible Software at: http://www.logos.com/about/careers.

Employment Opportunity!

Full-time/Temporary (4 months) Assistant Position at HarperCollins Children’s Books

Responsible for administrative tasks, including:

  • Taking dictations via phone for Editor-at-Large and typing emails to send on his behalf.
  • Sending faxes, packages (via UPS or messenger), and art for safe return.
  • Xeroxing, collating papers, and meeting preparation.
  • Light correspondence to authors, agents, literary scouts, and in-house staff (such as memos for routing materials).
  • Sales charts, grids, and competitive title research.
  • Archiving, shredding, and organizational projects.
  • CTBing books, pulling reviews from DAM, and Staples orders.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu).

Great Opportunity to Learn about BtoB Magazines!

Job Title: Awards Coordinator

Description: New York City-based trade association is seeking an Awards Coordinator to assist with a prestigious business journalism awards program. Network with the business media industry’s best and brightest editors, and gain a firsthand look inside the inner-workings of a successful awards competition.

Timeline: This is a full-time temporary position.
November 7 – February 1 | 9am to 5pm

Skills: Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, Web-savvy, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Awards Coordinator must also be able to work quickly, accurately, and multi-task.

Duties:

  • Enter data
  • Track and proof submissions
  • Communicate with entrants
  • Prepare entries for judging process
  • Assist during judging events (live and online)
  • Notify finalists of their status

Rate: $10 per hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to NealAwards@abmmail.com. For more information about the competition, visit www.americanbusinessmedia.com/NealInfo.