Content Management Specialist needed at Highlights in Honesdale, PA!


With a history of over 60 years of content, Highlights has a need for a Content Management Specialist!

The main function of this position is to accept requests for content, retrieve content, prepare files, and  deliver files via the appropriate method in the required time frame, while tracking the requests and improving the content repository through metadata capture and file organization. Being able to prioritize and re-prioritize projects while meeting all agreed-upon deadlines and deliverables is a must. The role also includes supporting the manager of asset services on a variety of organizational and process-oriented projects related to the continuous improvement of the content repository.
 

Specific responsibilities include:
Fulfill approved asset requests as they come in–
  • Handle a variety of requests from internal as well as external customers, including editorial, marketing, licensing, and international teams.
  • Convert files to various formats (requires familiarity with CS4 and Quark)
  • Send files via Internet or post.
  • Coordinate file transfer and distribution of files as it relates to our international partnerships.
  • Follow-up with customers to be sure files have been received in the appropriate format.
  • Organize and save new file formats for the content repository.
  • Check rights availability and file formats for requests.
  • Create screen PDF’s and various other formats of existing assets upon request.

Track asset requests in FileMaker–

  • Create a project outline for each request.
  • Share information about individual projects with individuals involved.
  • Track requests.
  • Maintain asset request tracking system within the FileMaker database.
  • Develop overall understanding of the entire FileMaker database. Develop understanding of existing data, search, and reporting capabilities.
  • Perform associated data entry.

Document and assist in creating new processes–

  • Provide support to the manager of asset services, which will include involvement in a variety of organizational and process-oriented projects.
  • Document processes to lead to better consistency in the capture of information and publishing processes.
  • Continuously add to and improve existing metadata, organize values lists, create taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.
  • Develop an understanding of industry best practices in Content Management and Digital Asset Management.
  • Train/help editorial and administrative staff with FileMaker input, search, and process development.

Maintain Digital Asset Management system–

  • Develop deep understanding of Portfolio Digital Asset Management software.
  • Create content samples from PDF library of content using Portfolio Digital Asset Management software.
  • Train/help users understand how to use Portfolio software for their needs. Tasks include: building galleries, performing searches, applying keywords and metadata values.
  • Add content to the content repository.
  • Perform general maintenance on all files.

Requirements: 
•  Bachelor’s degree • 2­4 years’ experience in a related role.Excellent software skills with ability to learn our existing content management software (Portfolio, FileMaker).Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign.Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 4 and Quark.Ability to understand how to use content management software to search content and apply keywords to individual pieces of content.Good organizational skills.Ability to easily take on new tasks as they arise.Self-motivated and able to develop a strong understanding of Highlights products and file formats in a short amount of time.Mac (expert) and PC skills.Relocation to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Location: Honesdale, PA (Click for more information about Honesdale and the surrounding area.)

Please submit resumes in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to jobs@highlights.com, Place “Content Management Specialist” in the subject line.

Kensington Publishing Marketing Coordinator Position

The Kensington Publishing Corporation has an opening for a Marketing Coordinator.

This role will work directly with the Director of Marketing to coordinate the design, production, and execution of support materials required by our sales force.

The position is responsible for coordinating the production of all sales support materials including, but not limited to, catalogs, monthly new release booklets, brochures and sell sheets; researching title information and transferring to usable sales and marketing materials; Maintain and update monthly marketing grids; Coordinate all materials & presentations for seasonal launch, semi-annual sales meetings and trade shows; Oversee monthly master & bulk kit mailings. Interact with Creative Director, Editors, Sales Manager and Freelance copywriters to ensure the execution of these materials on time and to specification.

The ideal candidate will:

• Be a self-starter who is able to prioritize and multi-task a large amount of daily workflow

• Be proficient in all Microsoft office programs, particularly Power Point and Excel

• Coordinate between marketing and sales to obtain elements required for projects

• Be deadline oriented, and see all assigned projects to completion

• Internship/One year of experience in a Publishing, Advertising & Promotion, or Marketing

• Be able to work in a team environment with a variety of departments

• Support the day-to-day activities of the marketing department

• Familiarity with Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign experience a strong plus

Interested candidates should email their resumes to Lesleigh Irish-Underwood at lunderwood@kensingtonbooks.com

Also, Kensington Publishing is looking to fill this position quickly, so the sooner you apply, the higher your chances of being hired!

Freelancer Position at Dafina Books

A paid freelance reader position is available at Dafina Books, the African American imprint of Kensington Publishing.

Dafina publishes almost 100 books a year, and they are looking for a reader to help evaluate adult and YA fiction submissions and to write reader reports. An ideal candidate should be a fan of commercial fiction, have some knowledge of commercial African American fiction, and have a strong interest in the workings of an editorial department.

This freelance position is located in-house at Dafina Books, working 1 – 2 days a week.

If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Selena James:

Selena James
Executive Editor, Dafina Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.
119 West 40th Street, 21st Floor | New York, NY 10018
sjames@kensingtonbooks.com
www.kensingtonbooks.com
www.kensingtonbooks.com/teenreads

A&E Seeking a Digital Media Assistant

This is a unique position for someone with strong computer skills who might like to enter the world of digital media:

A&E; Television Networks is looking to hire a NYC-based student for the following position.
Apply online at http://www.aetn.com/careers.html for
Job # 79489

Title: Digital Media Assistant
Department: Digital Media
Location: New York, NY
Type: Temporary
Position #: 79489

Description:
aetv.com/biography.com Fall Assistant

This position will be based in Manhattan (Chelsea).

A pair of top-rated cable television networks are seeking a production intern looking for a hands-on industry experience. This position is designed for a college level student interested in utilizing what he/she has learned in college and applying it to a real world setting and gaining experience in the digital media departments of these major television networks.

Some key tasks include:

– Efficiently updating Web content for aetv.com and biography.com (minor HTML editing, image sizing, etc. ), while maintaining high quality of execution

– Identifying trends in the digital marketplace, determining how best to apply them to aetv.com and biography.com

– Writing synopses for programs as needed – Strong writing skills (and the ability to deliver copy on time) are a must

– Improving SEO for aetv.com and biography.com

– Choosing videos to be promoted on YouTube and other external video outlets

– Working closely with Web Editor to complete tasks as assigned

Candidates should have skills in Microsoft Office, a familiarity with both networks and a passion for learning about digital media and the entertainment industry. Excellent proofreading and editing skills required. A proactive work style, sense of humor, creativity and pop culture knowledge will all be useful for this position. Knowledge of PhotoShop, TeamSite and Dreamweaver a plus.

Prerequisites: Majoring in a field related to the entertainment industry and/or digital media, an appreciation for television and the internet.

Writer/Editor Position at Pace

Basic Functions:
The Writer/Editor will be responsible for writing and proofreading copy for print and online material including both editorial and marketing products. He or she must be versatile and reliable and able to manage a project from concept to final production. The ideal candidate will possess: excellent proofreading and copyediting skills (familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook); strong writing skills (both editorial copy and marketing copy); ability to meet deadlines and manage time; attention to detail; strong computer skills (familiarity with MS Office Suite and ideally some experience using Content Management Systems or HTML).

Position Qualifications:
-BA in English, Communications, or Marketing or equivalent degree with experience in the field
2+ years of editorial or publishing experience
-Copyediting and proofreading experience, including knowledge of proofreading and copyediting symbols and Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook
-Experience writing effective copy
-Ability to communicate effectively, meet deadlines, and manage projects/time.

To apply click here.