Internship Opportunity: Radish Media

New York, NY

Seeking Content Assistant Intern

Launched in February 2015, Radish is Netflix for serials where readers can enjoy premium serialized stories based on bite-sized episodes suitable for 10 minutes on a smartphone. It is a digital update of the Victorian idea of the serialized novel. After 3 free chapters, mobile micro-payments provide access to ensuing episodes so that audiences may secure instant gratification after a cliffhanger ending.

Minimum Requirements:

• Attention to detail
• Organizational skills
• A collaborative work ethic
• Keen interest and knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Curiosity, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn
• Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat

Responsibilities Include:

• Reviewing writer submissions
• Assisting writers and publishers in uploading their backlist titles and original serials on Radish writer’s web
• Selecting backlist titles appropriate for uploading on the platform
• Selecting stories from the platform for frontpage curation and coming up with curation ideas
• Assisting with editorial and marketing scheduling
• Creating content marketing blog posts
• Assist with contracts, royalty statements, and author correspondence as needed.
• Processing author applications through Submittable by evaluating manuscripts, writing samples, and online serials on Wattpad
• Answering author and reader questions via Groove
• Reviewing reader reports and coming up with product and policy ideas to solve those concerns
• Drafting concise language for FAQ, email templates, and customer service descriptions on platform
• Tracking the progress of authors on the platform and inputting related data into Excel
• Analyzing data and author feedback to take note of what best contributes to an author’s success, and relaying those tips through email correspondence

If you are interested in this position, feel free to apply via LinkedIn.

Link of the Week: Is Twitter the New LinkedIn?

As future members of the workforce we know how important social media is when hunting for a job. LinkedIn is one of the best and most efficient social media websites when it comes to creating a professional presence and “linking” with possible employers. Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to show off your experience and skills, and gives recruiters a good picture of what you can contribute as an employee. Today, social media has become more prevalent than ever before, especially when it comes to Twitter. Could Twitter be the new LinkedIn? This article from Venture Beat states that according to a study by the social recruiting company Gozaik, every minute fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter. In the last six months this number has grown by 32 percent. Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says that at this rate Twitter will become the dominant channel for talent recruitment. Sales happens to be the biggest category at 25 percent followed by IT and other tech positions. With these percentages in mind, Twitter should reach two million job postings a month. Posting jobs in real-time on Twitter quickens the recruiting and hiring processes. Although book and magazine publishing companies aren’t the top tweeters, New York City accounts for the top city with the most job postings on Twitter. Searching #nyc or #newyorkcity might be the most beneficial thing we can do.

Are any of you avid Twitter users? If not, check out this article from Marketing Think about how to build the perfect Twitter profile. The article even contains its own Twitter blueprint. Here is the full blueprint in a slideshow. Checkout this great infographic from Media Bistro as well.

Link of the Week

 Link of the Week: LinkedIn

 

The Publishing industry has a strong focus on networking and professional connections with colleagues working in different companies.   Professional networking websites like LinkedIn offer publishing professionals the opportunity to connect with people in their working communities.  The MS in Publishing program recommends that students use LinkedIn to help them meet and connect with fellow students, alumni and professors. 

 

In addition to connecting to people through LinkedIn, you can become part of various groups that may provide job or internship opportunities.  Some Pace groups include the Pace Alumni group and the MS in Publishing group.  Publishing groups include Book Publishing Professionals, BookExpo America, and Publishing in the Digital Age.

How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile!

Social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter, are fantastic networking tools because they allow people to interact with one another in order to find jobs, create businesses, and brainstorm industry advancements. LinkedIn is another such resource, but unlike Facebook and Twitter, it was specifically created for the purpose of business-related social networking. At a time when people are looking for jobs, an effective LinkedIn profile is a serious advantage. In a Huffington Post article, Kimberly Weisul lists the seven ways to create a valuable LinkedIn profile. If you do not already have an account, make one, and use Weisul’s advice to your advantage!

Link of the Week: LinkedIn

LotWLinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. A Facebook for professionals. 100 million members strong, LinkedIn is an increasingly important tool in a competitive job market, and gives the user to paint for themselves their online professional persona. Users can upload their resume, stay in touch with associates, and even integrate blogs or Twitter feeds. Human Resources representatives are increasingly taking advantage of online search tools to data-mine potential hires upon receipt of their application. A LinkedIn profile, often the first result when your name is queried online, will give you some control over what they find.

If you already have a LinkedIn account, be sure and connect with the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program!

http://www.linkedin.com/