Freelance Copyediting Positions Available!

A quickly growing publishing services firm is looking for copyeditors. Most of their work is done for two major university presses. Experience copyediting monographs or shorter academic texts is preferable but not mandatory. Copyediting experience of some kind, however, is required. A copyediting test will be administered before any work is assigned. This is a freelance, telecommuting position.

Please send your cover letter and resume (DOC format only) to pett.fox.inc@gmail.com, Attention: Mark Fox.

Editorial Assistant Opening at Routledge!

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for an enthusiastic, career-oriented, full-time Editorial Assistant to work in their New York office on their growing list of titles in planning and urban design. Reporting to the Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide support in all phases of the book publication process, from the concept through publication. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and maintaining standard reports, forms, schedules, database records, contracts and files
  • Coordinating and distributing editorial reviews and book endorsements
  • Tracking projects throughout the reviewing, development, production, and publication stages
  • Corresponding with authors to confirm manuscript delivery dates, clarify specifications, and respond to queries
  • Monitoring due dates for manuscripts and related book materials
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production
  • Drafting descriptive and promotional copy for cover, promotion, and other marketing efforts
  • Liaising with marketing, sales, finance, and production departments
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues in the editorial, production, design, marketing, and sales departments as well as with outside freelancers
  • Providing administrative support for the architecture list as needed
  • Limited conference travel and campus visits will be required in the position

Qualifications:

BA or equivalent educational experience. Book publishing experience desirable. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal), with strong attention to detail; be able to prioritize multiple tasks; demonstrate a high degree of computer proficiency; possess a strong intellectual curiosity while remaining task oriented; and be committed to the overall goals of academic publishing.

If interested, please visit here to apply.

Berkshire Publishing Group: Job Offers!

Berkshire Publishing Group is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1998, it was founded as a specialist academic book development company. Today, Berkshire Publishing is looking to expand their permanent team in Great Barrington. In particular, they have a full-time opening for a graduate with a background in marketing.

Publishing internships are also available in Great Barrington for two graduates (BA, BSc, or MA/MS) with excellent academic records and at least some international experience. Chinese language skills and/or a background in environmental sciences is a great an advantage. Through the position, you will gain exceptional hands-on experience as you work with staff, authors, and editors around the world, learning about editorial procedures, project management, research, and book publicity. You must work a minimum of 20 hours per week and be able to commit to a three-month internship. Temporary housing may be available.

For more information, and to apply, visit http://www.berkshirepublishing.com/bpg/about/employment.asp.

Job Opportunity at Poets & Writers!

Poets & Writers currently has an opening for an Assistant Online Editor.

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). See a job description below!

There is also an opening for an IT Associate, and are accepting applications for our 2011-12 Galen Williams Fellows (a paid Fellowship program) through June 15. Information about each of these opportunities is at: http://www.pw.org/about-us/career_opportunities.

ASSISTANT ONLINE EDITOR

The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). Under the direction of the Editorial Director, pw.org attracts over a million unique visitors per year and is the creative writer’s primary source for information and advice.

As detailed below, specific tasks include maintaining a variety of databases and select web content. In addition, the Assistant Online Editor is often the first point of contact with writers and others seeking assistance, and as such is key to maintaining the high level of service and integrity for which Poets & Writers is known.

The position offers a creative, adroit, and literate person an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of Poets & Writers’ fast-growing online service to creative writers. This full-time position reports to the Editorial Director, and includes excellent benefits and potential for growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Compiling news sources and writing headlines for P&W’s Daily News, an online aggregate of news items relevant to writers, and promoting it via social media.
  • Maintaining, enhancing, developing, and producing select online content, including Top Ten Topics for Writers.
  • Administering the Directory of Poets & Writers, and maintaining the integrity of its
  • 9,000+ listings of contemporary authors.
  • Maintaining and updating other online resources and directories, including P&W’s databases of literary magazines, small presses, grants & awards, and MFA programs.
  • Communicating with writers, magazines, small presses, and other entities regarding their listings in pw.org’s databases.
  • Conducting outreach and research related to the maintenance of databases.
  • Supervising interns.
  • Answering written, phone, and e-mail queries from writers, providing accurate information and outstanding, courteous service.
  • Serving as back up to the Administrative Coordinator, whose duties include greeting visitors, receiving packages, checking and forwarding phone messages, among other administrative tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Web savvy; strong experience with maintaining databases.
  • Experience with basic HTML, CSS, and Drupal, a plus.
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the literary marketplace.
  • Independent, self-motivated worker.
  • At least one to two years of office experience.
  • Passion for contemporary poetry and fiction.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Gannon, Editorial Director, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad St., Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to mgannon@pw.org. Attachments should be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

About Poets & Writers, Inc.:

Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. It is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Founded in 1970, the organization’s mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. P&W accomplishes this by publishing Poets & Writers Magazine, producing a website (pw.org), providing publishing information, introducing emerging writers outside of New York to the New York City literary community, and paying fees to writers participating in public literary events. P&W’s programs introduce writers to one another and connect them to audiences, making today’s writing visible and accessible in major cities and small towns across the country. In addition to its national office in New York City, P&W maintains a branch office in Los Angeles.

Poets & Writers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its hiring.

Entry-Level Publishing Position Roundup

macmillan

  • MacMillan seeks an Editorial Assistant to work in an academic and trade non-fiction capacity.

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penguin

  • Penguin Group is looking for a Managing Editorial Assistant to help maintain schedules, price listings, dates, and other information for titles in several imprints.

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babble

  • Babble.com needs an Editorial Assistant to write copy and prepare articles for the large mom-oriented website.

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