Jobs of the Week

Palgrave Macmillan: Editorial Assistant, Literature

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Palgrave Macmillan specializes in academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, and professional work in a variety of subjects like Political Science, Economics, History, Literature, Linguistics, and Business. Its “mission is to publish high-quality original, peer-reviewed scholarly content for the humanities academic community.” Continue reading “Jobs of the Week”

Alumni in the Spotlight | Ahmed Alali

Ahmed Alali (’15) is an editor of fiction and nonfiction at Rewayat, a company that publishes Arabic and translated novels for young readers and adults in the United Arab Emirates. Rewayat is a subsidiary of the Kalimat Group, the UAE’s “frontrunner in the field of Arabic Literature publishing.” (Kalimat is Arabic for “words”.) Continue reading “Alumni in the Spotlight | Ahmed Alali”

Jobs of the Week: Basic Books, Norton, Knopf Doubleday.

 

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lKEd92R1Editorial Assistant – Basic Books

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, is seeking an editorial assistant to support the Publisher and History Editorial Director. This is an entry-level role in our editorial department, but one with opportunities for learning and growth.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Interact professionally with authors and their agents as well as all departments at Basic and the Perseus Books Group, including art, publicity, marketing, production, sales, and rights, to relay messages; follow up on requests/information; and in general, anticipate when to act and with the requisite urgency.
• Fielding calls and emails.
• Draft and circulate contract materials, process check requests, and send out payments and executed contracts.
• Draft all sales and marketing copy, catalog copy, galley copy, and flap copy.
• Attend editorial, marketing, and sales meetings, and other meetings as required
• Maintain internal database with up-to-date editorial and publicity copy.
• Prepare text and art manuscripts for copyediting and production; draft transmittal memos; and serve as liaison between editorial and production departments, and authors.
• Draft blurb and buzz mailing letters, research appropriate recipients, and perform mailings.
• Proof jacket copy and cover mechanicals.
• Review book proposals and write reader’s reports.
• Researching book sales using internal and external databases.
• Schedule author meetings and handle all author reimbursements.

Requirements: 
• Must demonstrate the potential to grow into a successful editor at Basic
• Must demonstrate a passion and commitment to publishing based on experience
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and detail-oriented.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions.
• Must have a professional demeanor on the telephone.
• Must be able to work effectively with colleagues at every level of seniority.
• Must be comfortable in a fast-moving environment and able to adjust with a can-do attitude.
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC office.
• Must demonstrate imagination, creativity and original thinking
• Must have a passion for sharing ideas. A passion for history is a plus.
• College degree required

Technical Skills Required:
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter with resume to Leah.Stecher@perseusbooks.com

 

 

nortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant, Music – W. W. Norton & Company

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning contents for college textbooks in Music.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Content Management in all stages of production- Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and Message Management- Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests, information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Documents Management- Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.
• Data Management- Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project Management- Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market Research- Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude
• Must be self-directed and independent
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing activities and projects
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning
• Must have strong research skills
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs and project management systems
• A background in college-level music history and theory is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in both Window and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE TITLE OF THE JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMEditorial Assistant – Knopf Doubleday

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group?s Editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist a VP and Executive Editor of the Vintage Anchor Editorial Department with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support. In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities. We are seeking a strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and an interest in general nonfiction, science, and genre-bending literary fiction. Additional requirements we are looking for include:

-Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
-Ability to pay close attention to detail.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
-Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully.
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process here.

Jobs of the Week: Spectacle Publishing, Knopf Doubleday, Little Brown, and Condé Nast

 

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website_header_logoSpectacle Publishing Media Group, LLC

Title: Marketing/Book Publicist

Location: Remote/Online

Description: 
Spectacle Publishing Media Group is looking for a Marketer/Book Publicist! We are looking to fill this position quickly.

In addition to conceptualizing, creating, and distributing promotional materials, a book marketer & publicist will arrange for public appearances, such as book signings or tours, and set up speaking engagements for SPMG authors.

Networking and maintaining solid industry connections are invaluable in the career of a literary publicist, as is staying on top of current technology, including breakthroughs in social media. Literary publicists may have set work hours, but they often are expected to be flexible and available on call.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone willing to put forth their marketing/pr efforts.

Requirements: 
Special Skills:
• Ability to bring forth experience and ideas for getting our books sold
• The right personality to work with a wide variety of author personalities
• Working on a deadline on multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Condensing complicated ideas, such as a one-sentence pitch for a book
• Working as a team with authors, editors, marketing and booksellers
• An understanding of the mass media and how newsrooms, reporters and editors work, including online news media
• A knowledge of social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter

Education and Training:
Required bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Marketing, English literature, communications, journalism or public relations. Expertise in social media, digital content generation and CMS a plus. Experience with public speaking, arranging seminars and conferences a plus. Networking connections a plus.

To Apply: 

Please send a detailed and unique letter of interest, a resume/CV and links to your social media profiles (it is more about the fact you are active on social media sites) to: hr@spectaclepmg.com.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Title: Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is seeking a Marketing Assistant. This position provides departmental, campaign and administrative support. The Marketing Assistant will also have independent responsibility for certain department functions:

– Data entry including adding marketing bullets, updating budget reports, and maintaining in-house title documents
– Coordinating meetings
– Managing marketing mailings including writing galley letters, ordering books, researching/creating/tracking new lists, executing mailings in-house and from our warehouse, and maintaining the bookroom
– Working with the warehouse for galley allocation and fulfillment
– Coordinating with Production and Sales for title specific promotional items
– Processing and Coding invoices and expenses for department
– Special projects, as needed, such as pulling title information reports, providing sales information, and various research assignments
– Administrative assistance as needed, including ordering supplies for the office, minor scheduling, calendar and phone management

Requirements: 
The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor?s degree, as well as internship experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit our web site.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.

 

lbyrLittle Brown for Young Readers

Title: Design Assistant/Jr. Design

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Little Brown for Young Readers is seeking a Design Assistant/ Jr. Designer. The Design Assistant or Junior Designer is responsible for the design and administrative support of children’s fiction titles for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This person will be responsible for assisting each project through the design and production process, as well as be the key point person for Editorial, Sales, and Production.

Work closely with the Executive Art Director to assist in the design and production of jackets, cover, and interiors.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Art Director.
Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and freelancers in the creation of cover and interior artwork.
Coordinate all contracts and associated paperwork (invoices, new vendor forms, etc) for artists and freelancers.
Work closely with the Executive Art Director and design staff to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
Ensure all fiction covers are uploaded onto proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately.
Assist in managing a master schedule of books to make sure key production, marketing and sales milestone dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Create select advertising and promotional materials as needed for custom publishing or retail promotions.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Art Director or Department Head

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in book publishing design required – experience in children’s books preferred.
  • Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Muse, and After Effects a plus)
  • Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house artists and freelancers
  • Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
  • Solid print production experience required. (Experience with digital production preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To Apply: 
Apply online.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.45.42 PMCondé Nast, Content Development

Title:   Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance, Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Condé Nast’s Content Development Group seeks a recent college graduate who has a demonstrated interest in publishing to fill the supportive role of Editorial Assistant. Candidates must be able to work well with a small and dedicated team in a freelance full-time capacity in the New York (One World Trade Center) offices.

The Content Development Group creates Special Interest Publications (SIPs) that combine archival material from Condé Nast’s vast international and domestic titles with new or unseen stories, merchandise, and service. These special issues are print (and sometimes digital) magazines of 128 pages that remain on the newsstand for three months and have a high production value. Past titles include: Domino: Small Spaces, Gourmet Holiday, Epicurious: Italy, Condé Nast A-List, and Condé Nast Living.

– Research content from Condé Nast’s vast archives in both international and domestic titles
– Collaborate closely with the editorial team to pitch, conceptualize, and curate each issue
– Light fact-checking and proofreading
– Maintain organization of photos, text, and research
– Assist with market work including product research, communication with and coordination of vendors for merchandise/food/fashion, and subsequent product tracking for photo shoots
– Report and write original content when applicable
– Perform administrative duties (tech requests, supply ordering, issue mailings, etc.) as needed

Requirements: 

– Strong visual sense
– Smart editorial instincts
– Interest in food, lifestyle, fashion, celebrity, and design
– General familiarity with Condé Nast’s titles
– Meticulous research skills
– Proficiency with Excel and Google Docs
– Collaborative, upbeat attitude

To Apply: 
Apply online