Internship: DeFiore and Company

DeFiore and Company is currently looking for an intern for Summer 2017, starting late April or early May.

DeFiore and Company is a literary agency looking for someone interested in learning about all aspects of publishing. As literary agents working as liaisons between authors and publishers, they have a comprehensive vantage of the publishing industry. An intern will gain a great understanding of the literary agency business and the publishing process—from query to submission to publication. The intern will be responsible for reading and responding to queries and manuscripts, writing reader reports, filing, sorting mail and basic office support.

Potential candidates should be motivated, well-organized, responsible, and have excellent communication skills. Some experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary, as well as a love of books, an extensive knowledge of current titles, and a strong interest in the publishing business.

The weekly schedule is flexible, though interns should be willing to commit 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Internships at DeFiore and Company are for-credit only.

Those interested in applying should send an email with a resume and cover letter to ashley@defliterary.com at Ashley Collom’s attention ASAP. Please be sure to include ‘resume’ in the subject line.

Any further questions about this opportunity may be sent to Gabrielle Piraino at gabrielle@defliterary.com

Internship: Writers House

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants for Summer 2017. Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Marketing Director, Licensing

DK is the bestselling publisher of highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. Our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages through beautifully designed content. Publishers of the Eyewitness series for children, the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides and the creators of the online homework help website DKfindout!. DK is part of Penguin Random House and is also the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series, Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum 4-5 years of experience in marketing with management experience; publishing and previous experience with licensors and/or brand management preferred
• Good knowledge of social and digital media platforms
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
• Strong writing skills
• Excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and balance multiple priorities
• Willingness to work collaboratively on shared goals as part of a close-knit team
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Executes and manages the strategic marketing plans for DK licensed titles.
• Builds and develops relationships with all of DK’s licensing partners.
• Works closely with DK’s global marketing teams to coordinate global campaigns.
• Creates marketing materials to support sales reps and work with the design department in the execution of said materials.
• Plans and helps organize trade show and special event materials when appropriate.
• Develops email marketing campaigns.
• Manages the budgeting and forecasting for the licensing marketing budget.
• Stays in tune with the competition in the marketplace.
• Presents seasonal marketing plans to sales reps and accounts.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Inkwell managementNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Position

InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and best-loved authors. We enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. We have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. We continue to be excited by — and on the lookout for — original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong editorial skills are a must.
• 1-2 years of relevant experience at a literary agency or major trade house is ideal.
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary.
• Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office and online resources are essential.
• Applicants should be motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• The assistant must be able to work with and without direct supervision.

Responsibilities Include:

• The assistant will liaise with clients and editors
• Organize and send submissions to publishers, draft personalized letters, edit client manuscripts, track payments and contracts, and review incoming queries and manuscripts.
• In addition, the assistant will write plot synopses, critical evaluations, and participate in editorial meetings with agents and authors.
• Answering the phone and coordinating meetings and schedules.

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Agent’s Assistant.

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Seeking Full-Time Associate Media Editor

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Prior experience in college publishing, including at least two years in an editorial role.
• Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.
• Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
• 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 teaching and learning.

Responsibilities Include:

• Understanding the relevant textbook markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.
• Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in print and digital resources for teaching, learning, and assessment.
• Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
• Collaborating closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
• Finding, signing, and communicating authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of print and digital editorial projects.
• Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.
• With the help of an editorial assistant, managing projects in all stages of editorial development and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, Norton sales representatives, and external vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.
• Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, print and digital resources to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.
• Managing vendor selection, scheduling, and budgeting for digital work such as content coding projects.
• Maintaining and organizing digital files on appropriate servers.
• Creating product records and metadata and ensuring accuracy of product information in W. W. Norton’s various proprietary systems

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com.

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Seeking Full-Time Marketing and Publicity Assistant

Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
• Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Familiarity with FileMaker and HTML coding is desirable but not mandatory.
• Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to professional and academic book publishing.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of copyediting and standard proofreading marks helpful.
• 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 across departments, 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.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours out of our New York City office.

Responsibilities Include:

• Writing press materials, organizing press and author mailings, maintaining the publicity database, and sending monthly publicity updates.
• Developing relationships with media contacts and strengthening our presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Coordinating print (flyers, postcards, etc.) and online promotional campaigns, including concept, copy, and design. The assistant will also work with freelance designers on larger projects.
• Maintaining our email marketing database, designing email campaigns, and utilizing Google Analytics to track campaign results.
• Performing market research and competitor analysis for forthcoming books.
• Corresponding with university professors and fulfilling exam copy requests for potential course adoptions.
• Assisting with creation of annual catalogs and uploading online versions to the web.
• Developing video content for promotions (filming and editing author interviews, events, etc.).
• Updating and maintaining the content of web page advertisements and online retail information.
• Managing seasonal interns.
• Occasionally representing the division at conferences and author events (some travel may be required).

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of their résumé and cover letter to: Recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify the job you are applying for in the subject line.

abramsNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor – Calendars

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 2 – 4 years’ experience in an editorial capacity
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat and general management of digital images
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to follow through consistently.
• Copyediting/proofreading and image research experience preferred.

Responsibilities Include:

• Individual will be responsible for editing and project managing calendar titles through all stages of the acquisitions and development process
• Examining calendar opportunities, evaluating submissions and proposals and researching competition
• Acquiring calendar properties with strong sales potential
•Preparing sales materials
• Acting as a liaison with authors, licensors, photographers, packagers, freelance editors and other outside contacts including securing assets, managing product approvals, securing third-party permissions, trafficking proofs and maintaining brand consistency.

If you are interested in applying, please email resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship: DeFiore and Company

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DeFiore and Company is starting the hiring process for a Spring 2017 intern.

DeFiore and Company is a literary agency looking for someone interested in learning about all aspects of publishing. As literary agents working as liaisons between authors and publishers, they have a comprehensive vantage of the publishing industry. An intern will gain a great understanding of the literary agency business and the publishing process—from query to submission to publication.

Intern duties may include: reading and responding to queries and manuscripts, writing reader reports, filing, sorting mail, and providing basic office support.

Candidates should be motivated, well-organized, responsible, and have excellent communication skills. Some experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary, as well as a love of books, an extensive knowledge of current titles, and a strong interest in the publishing business.

Interns should be willing to commit 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months.

Those interested in applying should send an email with a resume and cover letter to ashley@defliterary.com at Ashley Collom’s attention. Please be sure to include ‘resume’ in the subject line.

Please be aware that internships at DeFiore and Company are for-credit only.

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