Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis, Metropolis Magazine, Glitterati Inc.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Taylor and Francis seeks an outstanding Editorial Assistant for its book publishing programs within the Focal Press and Routledge imprints. Subject areas may include Audio, Theater, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism/Technology.

The Editorial Assistant will support the Editor with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are essential to collaborating with authors and different internal departments. Ours is a deadline-driven environment in an open office plan, so the candidate should be independent and assertive while also capable of working in and helping to create an enthusiastic, motivating, and productive work environment.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:
• Supporting editor in achieving agreed revenue and profitability targets
• Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration
• Project management of titles from contract through publication
• Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration
• Keeping the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors, and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including editorial, marketing, sales, accounting, and production – some remote from the New York office
• File and database management
• Drafting and proofreading book information copy
• Processing payment requests, including honorariums, advances, and grants
• Travel to key conferences, potentially about two or three per year with weekend conference attendance sometimes required

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience and 1-2 years professional experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational abilities, strong research skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), impeccable language (grammar and spelling), and business communication (oral and written) skills. Candidates should be proactive and able to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously with a cheerful attitude. An interest or background in the media arts and technology is not required but is a plus.

To Apply: 
For consideration for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement.

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Metropolis seeks an experienced copy editor to work, 10:30 am to 6 pm with some flexibility to work until 7 if necessary, for approximately two weeks out of each month.

Using Adobe InCopy, this person will copy edit all of the stories in the issue. This includes checking for grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggesting improvements in clarity and tone. The copy editor will also review the final stories before they go to pre-press and keep the magazine’s style guide updated.

Requirements: 
The right candidate will be proficient in Adobe InCopy and familiar with Chicago style. Experience in architecture and design journalism is preferred.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.25.44 PMType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are a fast-paced, boutique art and illustrated book publishing company located in a luxurious midtown Manhattan office. We are looking for an entry-level Publishing Assistant who is eager to learn about book publishing, and ready to take on duties that include administrative, publicity, marketing, events, research, and sales-related tasks. We are looking for someone with 0-2 years of work experience.
The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter and efficient multi-tasker who has a polished and professional demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are also integral.

Duties include: maintain our events calendar and contact/RSVP lists; update social media and website; handle mailings, book inventory, office supplies, gifts/thank you notes; make travel arrangements; assist in coordinating author events; assist at book signing events, and answer phones. Occasional evening work at events will be required.

Requirements: 
Applicants should have familiarity with Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (a must); knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop. InDesign skills are a plus.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn about the publishing process in a collegial working environment, and the chance to work with A-list artists and authors. Knowledge of and/or interest in art and photography is a bonus.

To Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Ms. Gayatri Mullapudi: gmullapudi@glitteratiincorporated.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: German Book Office, DK, and Media Planet

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Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 1.52.25 PMAssistant to the Director – German Book Office New York, Inc.

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The German Book Office (GBO) New York, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization, and is a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The office acts as a bridge between the German and American publishing industries, with the mission to promote German books in North America. We establish contact between German and North American publishers, and we partner with international and literary organizations to promote translated books.

In addition, the German Book Office works closely with the Frankfurt Book Fair on its North American activities and projects. We provide information and assistance to exhibitors and visitors of the fair.

Role Responsibilities:
-Supporting Director in all matters of business
-Copyediting English texts
-Assisting in coordination of events
-Managing the GBO and Frankfurt Book Fair’s social media presence
-Maintaining monthly accounting for the GBO and Publishing Perspectives
-Writing reviews, articles, and blog posts
-Creating online email campaigns
-Conducting research projects
-General office organization

Requirements: 
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
-Native English speaker required
-Prior office experience, preferably in publishing, digital media, or agency desired
-Strong communication skills
-Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through on all projects
-Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and online research methods
-Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
-German language skills a plus
-Willingness to learn, eagerness to network, and interest in publishing at large

To Apply: 
Please send your resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and earliest possible start date to: stock@newyork.gbo.org Application deadline: June 10, 2015

 

aa0ad741b9af4f46a66ea69912adfacfContracts Assistant – DK, Penguin Random House

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The DK Contracts department is looking for a detail-oriented Contracts Assistant to join the team. The Contracts Assistant provides support to DK?s Director of Contracts and works on other projects related to contracts administration.

Specifically, the Contracts Assistant:
1. Drafts agreements on pre-established templates. Communicates with editors and publishers as needed to expand on and clarify specific conditions and terms.
2. Assists Director in drafting and proofreading agreements for all imprints.
3. Assumes responsibility for Alpha WFHs, queries, reversions and compliance.
4. Using RMS (to come) administer the set-up of (CIS) Contract Information Sheets for all DK imprints; tracks and manages RMS input and contract logs.
5. Manages reversions for all imprints: coordinates research, due diligence, formal reversion letters and correspondence re contract compliance, e.g., remainders, e-rights.
6. Registers DK US titles with the Library of Congress, managing compliance with Library of Congress copy requirements and following up on queries.
7. Maintains rights reversion and contract status spreadsheets.
8. Researches titles and agreements to provide in-house departments with contract terms, e.g. rights and royalty information. Updates and maintains online and hard copy department files and archives.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience working in contracts, business, or law office a plus

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 2.23.16 PMContent Marketing/Sales – Media Planet

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are searching for driven, motivated media professionals looking to grow within the sales and advertising arena. Applicants should be independent self-starters who set the bar high, demand results, and know how to enjoy themselves along the way. We are a company where success is recognized early and often. Our best Project Managers have gone on to manage teams and open Mediaplanet offices all across the globe.

Mediaplanet Project Managers are in charge of spearheading a cross-platform industry campaign every 2 months, releasing 5-6 campaigns per year. As a Project Manager, you are responsible for determining the editorial arc of the campaign, working with journalists, thought leaders and celebrities to create engaging, newsworthy content. Project Managers are also responsible for securing the financial sponsorship of the campaign by selling print and digital advertisements to clients within the industry. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Cisco, Visa, Disney, Verizon, Microsoft, the National Football League, and more. Celebrities and thought leaders include Bill Clinton, John Mayer, Magic Johnson, Jessica Alba, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Derek Jeter, Michelle Obama, and Matt Damon among others.
Here’s a bit about us:

Mediaplanet is the leading international publisher of independent special interest reports distributed online and in the most prestigious newspapers across the globe. We develop reports on a huge range of topics – Cardiovascular Health, Pet Wellness, Agriculture in America, Diabetes Awareness, Grilling and Tailgating, Thanking our Troops, Green Innovation, Tequila Appreciation- just to name a few.

Mediaplanet was founded in Stockholm in 2002 by two Swedish entrepreneurs, Richard Båge and Rustan Panday. Today we operate 21 offices in 16 countries on three continents, boasting around 300 dedicated and entrepreneurial employees.

Requirements: 
– Minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience (will consider recent grads with transferable skills)
– A Post Secondary degree
– Ambition and a drive to succeed
– An interest in sales
– An entrepreneurial spirit
– Willingness and desire to learn
– A winning mentality
– Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
– Strong work ethic
– Positive attitude and passion for what we’re doing as a company

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

Jobs of the Week: Sterling, Penguin, and BEACH magazine

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Sterling Publishing Co.

Title: Editorial Assistant5605094

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Editorial Assistant to work within its Acquisitions Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate, yet responsible risk taker who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

Supports editors with general editorial and design processes.
Reviews proposals/manuscripts from slush pile.
Assists with obtaining photo permissions for books as needed; prepares art logs and organizes digital & physical art files.
Prepares term sheets, estimate request forms and other forms as needed.
Tracks title stats.
Prepares pub board summaries and title information sheet with all details including comp research.
Processes book sample orders for the Editorial department.
Corresponds with agents and authors regarding the status of proposals, books in development, and previously published books; suggests ideas for further development of submitted projects; writes rejection letters.
Oversees the schedules and development of several books, including entire series; traffics materials between in-house editorial personnel, freelance editorial personnel/packagers, and authors; creates and references P&L forecasts to ensure that projects stay on budget.
Proofreads layouts, jacket copy, and catalog copy.
Liaises with the Marketing and Sales to supply dummies, covers, book descriptions etc. for meetings, fairs, etc; accesses Artesia database to supply layouts and covers for various editorial personnel.
Processes invoices, author advances, work-for-hire advances, and cancellations.
Acts as liaison between authors and publisher, networking with various departments to provide information on royalties, advances, invoices, reprint status, pub status, reversion status, publicity, permissions, corrections, and other pressing concerns.

Responsibilities: 
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Prior work experience within book publishing in an Editorial capacity or prior Editorial Internships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark and Mac all preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proven ability to work within fast-paced deadline driven environment.

 

 

Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel with Penguin Random House

Title: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Portfolio/Sentinel/Current is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to work on high profile publicity and marketing campaigns and with bestselling authors!
At Portfolio and Current, we publish big ideas for ambitious people, usually in the following categories: leadership, psychology, business, economics, marketing, history, science, technology, autobiography, and investigative journalism. Sentinel is a boutique imprint that publishes platform-driven books for a politically conservative audience.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support (updating databases, drafting notes and emails, answering phones, scheduling meetings, booking author travel, etc.)
2. Assisting with writing press releases, preparing and mailing press kits, and coordinating author events and book signings.
3. Assisting with media research and pulling lists of contacts for mailings.
4. Contributing ideas for publishing campaigns as well as consumer-facing marketing activities.

Responsibilities: 
Please apply to join this collaborative department if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; marketing or publicity internships a plus
– Strong interest in book publishing, especially non-fiction
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
– Strong organizational and follow-up skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

To Apply: 

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

BEACH Magazine

hamp_under322wideTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance Contracter

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
BEACH magazine, Modern Luxury’s summer Hamptons magazine published six times between Memorial Day and Labor Day by the editors of Manhattanmagazine, is seeking a freelance, contract Editorial Assistant for 4 months/18 weeks over the summer, beginning April 27. The position entails general editorial duties, including but not limited to story and photo research, fact checking, some writing, and the handling of several front of book editorial pages (table of contents, masthead, calendar) under the guidance of senior editors.

Requirements: 
Qualified applicants must have a drive for magazine editorial work, a positive attitude, be resourceful and trustworthy, have proven writing experience, and be extremely organized. Numerous previous magazine internships or previous experience as an editorial assistant preferred.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to manhattanmagjobs@gmail.com before April 15 to be considered.

Jobs of the Week: Putnam, RH Children’s, Brooklyn Magazine, and Delish.com

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Putnam

10511676_10152219893637227_7654878915535245580_oTitle: Contracts Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking a Contracts Assistant to support the Putnam Adult Contracts Department.

Responsibilities include:
1. Preparing contract summary data entry by interpreting legal documents, mostly in the form of author contracts.
2. Performing contract research and summarizing findings.
3. Drafting audio recording reader agreements and manuscript due date extensions.
4. Processing reversion of rights requests from authors.
5. Providing administrative support (copying, scanning, routing, filing, maintaining databases and data-driven spreadsheets, etc.).
6. Interpreting contractual provisions to provide information for other departments.

Requirements:
Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
– Interest in contracts and/or the publishing industry.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Willingness to learn how to interpret and create legal and contract language.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
– Ability to work effectively with peers, management, and outside vendors.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word and basic Excel.

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

 

Random House Children’s Books

Title: Sales Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
The Sales Department at Random House Children’s Books is looking for an assistant to support the Mass Merchandise team. Reporting directly to the Vice President & Director, this position allows for the opportunity to learn all about the children’s book sales process in a fast-paced environment!

Specifically, the Sales Assistant:
1. Creates and maintains item set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
2. Maintains weekly sales tracking grids.
3. Creates and maintains historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart.
4. Attends and takes notes at meetings and distributes notes accordingly.
5. Assists with the preparation for sell-in appointments including running reports, gathering and preparing materials, and updating item set-up files.
6. Runs weekly and monthly reports including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and holiday promotions.
7. Prepares PowerPoint presentations for account previews.

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to successfully handle multiple projects at a time
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
• Previous publishing experience is a plus

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

bk_logo_headerBrooklyn Magazine

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Description: 
Northside Media is looking for an Assistant Editor. Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Brooklyn, as well as the ability to translate this into appealing, insightful articles for our audience.

Requirements: 
General familiarity with life in Brooklyn; specific familiarity with certain aspects, i.e. culture, food,
Ability to write clean copy with a quick turnaround time
Ability to pitch individual stories, plus contribute to larger, team-driven pieces
Ability to copy edit
Strong writing voice
Strong judgment of what constitutes an engaging story

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 7.32.19 PMDelish.com

Title: Social Media Editor

Type: Temp/freelance

Location: New York City

Description: 
Delish.com is seeking a temporary freelance social media editor to schedule multiple daily posts across platforms. Must haves: a love of food, an eye for detail, and an understanding of how to best promote food content on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Prior social media experience with a food or lifestyle brand is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: 
Visit Ed2010

Jobs of the Week: Gallery Books, Harlequin, and The Stir

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Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

2Title: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
This position includes key editorial and administrative tasks and will provide an opportunity to learn editorial and publishing skills.  Responsibilities include: providing reader’s notes on manuscripts, scheduling meetings, answering heavy call volume, routing invoices and contracts, preparing materials for marketing, positioning, and sales meetings; tracking catalog copy and covers, requests for author photos, etc; and acting as a proactive point person for authors on everyday requests.

Requirements: 
Ideal candidate should have:  Bachelor’s Degree, Demonstrated writing ability , Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional, Strong organizational skills, Ability to communicate clearly, Analytical thinking ability , Interest and enthusiasm for commercial and bestselling fiction and non-fiction, focusing on (but not limited to) mainstream releases, thrillers, erotica, horror, and media tie-ins.

To Apply: 
Click Here to visit S&S’s career website and to apply.

 

Harlequin

hqnLogo-HeaderTitle: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Harlequin is seeking an Assistant Editor that has an interest in wholesome romances with an inspirational worldview. The Assistant Editor will be responsible for evaluating solicited and unsolicited manuscripts in order to recommend titles for publishing in the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical lines, reporting directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities:
•Performs all editorial functions, including providing revisions to authors and line editing, overseeing copy editing and author approval/alterations and providing editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
•Writes back cover copy and back page ads, as well as contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.
•Represents the program/company at both internal and external conferences and with the media.

Requirements: 
•Undergraduate degree
•At least one year in publishing, preferably with an editorial focus
•Prior administrative experience required
•Experience working with authors
•Excellent customer service skills
•Able to prioritize and remain focused
•Ability to pay close attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills
•Passionate about the romance genre a must!

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 3.26.36 PMThe Stir

Title: Copy Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
If you cringe when you see punctuation outside the quote mark, love correcting your friends’ grammar, and know what The Little, Brown Handbook is without Googling it first…we’d love to talk to you! The Stir.com, CafeMom’s popular entertainment and lifestyle site for women, is looking for an experienced Copy Editor to proofread all of our online editorial content. We need a detail-oriented person who can read lots of copy each day (50+ posts), can spot missing and/or misspelled words from a mile away, and has excellent grammar and punctuation skills. The ideal candidate will have that perfect mix of creative and operational — be able to make sound editorial judgments on copy while also possessing strong organizational skills and a deadline-driven attitude to keep the Internet Content Trains moving. You won’t be afraid to speak up when you see a headline that’s not optimized or a paragraph that doesn’t make sense. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Copy Editor will keep up on the latest web style guidelines and have a basic understanding of SEO, HTML and technical language.

Requirements: 

  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Excellent writing skills; ability to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style
  • Degree in English, Communication, Journalism or related field

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience editing web content at fast-paced digital environment
  • Interest in pop culture, entertainment, news, parenting, beauty and relationships
  • Personal or professional use of social media to promote content, including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

To Apply: Click here to apply.

Jobs of the Week: Inked, Penguin Random House, Wisdom Publications

 

 

Inked

Title: Web/Social Media EditorScreen Shot 2015-02-05 at 6.52.46 PM

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Do you want to be the voice of rebellion? Inked magazine is looking to add to their online team. We are seeking a web/social media editor who knows what’s trendy and trending. This is a full-time position with long-term career opportunity. We are seeking a talented, experienced thinker with the voice to speak to our community and the social media savvy to engage a wide and dedicated audience. We need a self-starter who can work independently but also add to the dynamism of our squad. Tattoo knowledge is a plus but not required. Neither is having tattoos.

To Apply: 
If you would like to be considered for the position, please e-mail press@inkedmag.com with your resume, a cover letter (including what grammatical error was made in the above paragraph), a few clips and a summation of yourself in 140 characters or less.

 

prh-logo-bigPenguin Random House

Title: Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Random House marketing department is seeking a Digital Marketing Assistant to join the team and work on our digital-exclusive imprints: Loveswept, Alibi, Hydra, & Flirt. While performing a variety of tasks, this position offers the opportunity to learn about the entire process of marketing to the e-original market including assisting with blog tours, social media, advertising, and website management.

The Digital Marketing Assistant:
1: Assists with creating marketing and social media plans for titles on our digital-exclusive imprints list
2: Coordinates blog tours for our digital-exclusive titles
3: Helps manage our digital imprint websites and social media accounts
4: Liaises with editorial, managing editorial, and production to create digital galleys
5: Works closely with ad/promo to design promotional material for authors
6: Provides administrative support including scheduling weekly and monthly meetings
7: Participates in the planning of annual conferences and conventions
8: Works on special projects as needed

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree
  • Prior office experience; experience within book publishing/marketing is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proactive with strong follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress a plus

To Apply: 
Submit application to
Please apply using their online application process.

For more information, please visit:
http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/

 

logoWisdom Publications, INC.

Title: Production Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: Boston, MA

Description: 
We are a small, nonprofit publisher with a great entry-level opportunity for an individual to assist in all aspects of production, from manuscript to completed book. We are interested in finding a motivated person to maintain high production value and pay attention to changing industry standards in both print and digital realms. This person will report directly to the production manager, assisting with various duties and taking responsibility for new titles, reprints, and future projects. This is not an editorial position.

The production assistant’s core responsibilities:
1. Implements changes to cover and interior files, performs quality control checks, and preps files for print and ebook production.
2. Manages ebook production, working with the marketing department on digital materials, distributing files through various distribution channels, and addressing issues of product quality.
3. Handles requests for production materials from internal departments.
4. Manages circulation of proofing materials throughout all phases of production.
5. Maintains Book Production Status Report and office production board.
6. Assists in maintaining production schedule for all print books and ebooks.

This is a salaried position with great potential for growth. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance, a 401k, and generous vacation time.

Requirements: 
• Interest in publishing and current industry challenges and trends
• Excellent English grammar and proofreading skills
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat, as well as with Quark, Excel, and Word strongly preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@wisdompubs.org. Indicate “Production Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week: Spring, Gallery Books, and Haute Living

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SpringerSpringer Science & Business Media, LLC

TitleEditorial Assistant

Location: New York, New York

Description:
The Editorial Assistant role is a wide-ranging role which is essential to the smooth running of our journal portfolio.
Duties include coordinating the successful set up of new journals and journals transferring from other publishers. The Editorial Assistant will work with the Journal Development team on a defined portfolio of journals, responding to queries from editors, providing reports, and maintaining internal systems and processes. They will also occasionally provide more general administrative support to the wider publishing team, including the Editorial Directors. Specific responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant include:

Requirements: 

  • Educated to degree level, ideally with a biomedical background
  • Some experience in administrative duties
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of computer literacy ? understands common software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite) and gains new software skills quickly
  • Customer focused
  • Pleasant and tactful telephone manner
  • Able to see tasks through to completion, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to respond to non-routine circumstances
  • Self-starter with a positive, can-do approach to problem-solving
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application system found on our website.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. View original posting.

 

2Gallery Books – Simon & Schuster

Title: Publishing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Simon & Schuster is seeking a Publishing Assistant for the Gallery Books imprint.
Responsibilities include:

  • Routine clerical work, typing, booking travel, expense reports, scheduling meetings, taking messages and following up
  • Preparing materials for sales and follow-up meetings
  • Coordinating seasonal material due dates for the imprint
  • Assisting with editorial duties including processing contracts, P&L’s, author copies and miscellaneous paperwork.
  • Overseeing the reading group guide process for the imprint.

Requirements: 

Prior experience in book publishing preferred.

To Apply: 

Apply on S&S’s website.

 

Haute LivingHaute Living

Title: Assistant Digital Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
A leading luxury company is looking for an assistant digital editor to join their team. Reporting to the Director of Digital, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting content delivery by writing, editing and publishing digital content, and ensuring that all content is accurate, SEO optimized and adheres to established brand guidelines. The candidate will also work to engage audiences though social media to drive traffic.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience working in a digital environment, developing content and driving traffic though social media.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise copy in keeping with the house style.
  • Previous experience editing and proof reading copy as well as producing content in both text and graphic form.
  • Working experience with various CMS systems and Google Analytics.
  • A team player with an eagerness to put forward new ideas and suggestions to create viral content.
  • A proven record of delivering tasks on time.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven skills in project management.
  • Degree level education, preferably in marketing, publishing, communications or new media.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply.

Jobs of the Week: Riverhead, Little Simon, and Cottages & Gardens

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Riverhead Books

UnknownTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Riverhead Publicity department is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant! This person will support a Senior Publicist on publicity campaigns for hardcover books and paperback reprints. Be a part of the imprint that publishes New York Times bestselling authors like Chang-rae Lee, Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Junot Díaz and many more!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support (i.e. mailings, photocopies, clippings of press).
2. Assists in publicizing hardcover and paperback books (write press releases, perform research online, liaise with authors, book store events, pitch media, handle media requests, organize and confirm tour schedules)
3. Maintains publicity database (records of contacts, detailed and organized logs of publicity projects)
4. Helps with departmental duties (daily news updates, billing)
5. Liaises with related publishing departments including marketing, editorial and production
6. Works on other departmental and individual projects as needed
7. Attends events and parties hosted by Riverhead as needed
8. Assists with Riverhead’s multiple social media platforms as needed

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in publishing & publicity, preferably in literary fiction
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and knowledge of social media

To Apply: 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

 

Simon & Schuster

1Title: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Candidate will report to an Executive Editor and assist the VP Publisher at Little Simon. Responsibilities include all administrative duties- scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, and liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts and novelty concepts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, tip sheets and flap copy, and coordinating the editorial and production process with an opportunity to grow and take on editorial projects. Management of manuscripts and novelty formats in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and other departments through the publication process; professionally interacting with authors/illustrators, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Liberal Arts preferred 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills required 
  • Computer experience required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

To Apply: 
Click here to apply

 

 

Cottages & Gardens Publications

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Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Job Requirements: Cottages & Gardens Publications is seeking an Associate Editor to work on its titles in New York and the Hamptons. Candidates should be enthusiastic and hard-working, have strong writing and copy/editing skills for print and web, know InDesign and Microsoft Word, and be well organized and able to multitask while working under tight deadlines. The position involves coordinating, editing, writing, and fact-checking articles and is ideally suited for candidates with a strong interest in interior design and architecture. Additionally, the Associate Editor will help cover the home furnishings market for new products and build relationships with vendors. The position is based in our New York City office.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply

Jobs of the Week: Hachette, GQ Magazine, and VIZ Media

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Hachette Book Group

hachette_book_logoTitle: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the New York-based Marketing Director of the Hachette Nashville division, which includes the FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho imprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as marketing operations liaison to outside advertising agency.
  • Upload art files to ad agency FTP and coordinate delivery of TV spots to ad agency FTP
  • Manage the content for the Center Street Facebook and Twitter accounts and well as provide additional support for FW and Jericho social media.
  • Create graphics for social media.
  • Edit author videos
  • Distribute author videos and book trailers to accounts
  • Post costs and details of ads and publicity on HBG’s online publishing portal
  • Process invoices and expense reports
  • Manage signed editions
  • Create agenda for weekly marketing meetings,
  • Record and circulate marketing meeting minutes
  • Coordinate materials for sales reps including fact sheet and supplemental materials
  • Execute mailings and special projects, order books and supplies,
  • Manage coordination with Nashville office

Requirements: 

  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work well independently with excellent accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
  • Ability to cheerfully collaborative with a team that is 1000 miles away
  • Facility with social media
  • Interest in Publishing in general and if possible, specifically in inspirational publishing as well as conservative political titles
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and iMovie

To Apply:  Click Here to apply online.

 

 

GQ Magazine

logoTitle: Fashion Assistant

Type:  Full time

Location: New York, New York

Description: 

-Managing the fashion closet and a team of 4-5 freelance fashion assistants

-Overseeing the sample trafficking in and out of the fashion closet

-Liaising between the editors and PR coordinators in order fulfill every editor’s market

-Maintaining organization and order within the fashion closet

-Arranging messengers to pick up and delivery samples

-Assisting at run through’s, fitting’s and fashion shoots

-Administrative duties for Fashion Director and Fashion Market Editor

-More responsibilities will be thoroughly explained during the interview

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

And, if you want to get out of the city and enjoy some California sun…

 

VIZ Media

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: 
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing copy that appears in VIZ Media magazines, graphic novels, trade books, catalogues, and promotional materials for errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, accuracy, and completeness. The Copy Editor implements the guidelines for the overall quality and style standards of VIZ products.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Copy edits lettered pages of graphic novels, as well as other assigned text, for accuracy and clarity
2. Proofreads internal layouts of covers and miscellaneous text for graphic novels
3. Proofreads graphic novels and covers at blueline stage
4. Checks for consistency in design, including elements such as page sequence, logos, bar codes, and pricing.
5. Implements house style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (& AP where applicable)
6. Works closely with Copy Chief to identify problems and solutions
7. Processes books for reprinting
8. Maintains Copy Desk library

In addition to these responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned.

Requirements:
• Keen proofreading eye a MUST
• Excellent English language skills, including knowledge of grammar and style a MUST
• Professional experience with standard style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook a MUST
• Strong knowledge of book publishing, comics, manga, or anime a PLUS
• Ability to successfully write and edit high-quality copy and maintain continuity in assigned projects
• Ability to make both business-oriented and creative judgments
• Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
• Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
• Ability to pay strong attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
• Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Ability to work legally in the United States
• Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
• 3-5 years of copy editing experience, preferably in a publishing environment
• Equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

To Apply: 

Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Copy Editor” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

 

Jobs of the Week: Taylor & Francis, Random House Kids, and Architectural Design

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Taylor & Francis Group

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Title: Marketing Assistant

Description: 
Routledge NY seeks an Marketing Assistant to assist the Marketing Manager for the Economics list in the Social Sciences division. This role is responsible for day-to-day administrative support for the global marketing team. The right individual will assist in identifying opportunities, planning campaigns, and implementing targeted marketing.

The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. He/she must be comfortable communicating professionally with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. The position will help with the overall success of Routledge’s goal and strategy of publishing adoptable texts as well as academic resources, and implementing effective marketing, follow-up, and success-based reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist marketing manager in day-to-day activities
• Work with US and UK colleagues on global campaigns/projects
• Help with the creation and sending of HTML e-marketing campaigns, which will involve copyediting, scheduling, and dealing with outside vendors
• Investigating new opportunities to promote our books
• Entering and updating information in the various company databases
• Manage concurrent day-to-day projects (such as email campaigns, list research, review plans, and author care)
• Generate marketing materials including flyers for authors and exhibits
• Assist at, and sometimes manage, book exhibits (occasional travel necessary)
• Co-manage the Economics social media platforms with a Journals counterpart
• Deal effectively with internal and external queries to ensure that stakeholder needs are met
• Deal effectively with customer queries, adapting his/her approach and style as appropriate
• Providing content for marketing channels as required
• Accountable for managing own learning, taking responsibility to identify and develop skills gaps and developing an appropriate level of systems knowledge, marketing skills, and sector awareness as a foundation for further development

Requirements:
• An interest in pursuing a career in publishing
• BA or equivalent
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability and willingness to learn new applications
• Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience with Photoshop, HTML newsletters, Content Management Systems, Google Analytics and social media a plus
• Database experience and knowledge a plus
• Industry and market awareness a plus

To Apply: 
Email: employment@taylorandfrancis.com For consideration for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: employment@taylorandfrancis.com to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department. Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement. *Only responses with salary history and salary requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Human Resources Department Taylor and Francis Group 711 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC 10017 EOE

 

Random House Children’s Books

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Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
– Day-to-day administrative support for the Publicity Department
– Supporting senior publicity staff with media campaigns and event logistics
– Coordinating communications efforts
– Creating and writing publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
– Organizing and executing media mailings weekly
– Compiling media clips and coverage summaries
– Creating author itineraries
– Compiling regular divisional communications about department news and events
– Managing phones, calendars and scheduling conflicts
– Coding and processing of invoices

Requirements:
– A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office/administrative experience
– Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
– Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
– Interest in and enthusiasm for children’s literature
– Social media experience
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process. (Search “Publicity/Communications” category).

 

Architectural Digest

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 2.26.23 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Description: 
The Editorial Assistant for archdigest.com will contribute content to the site on a daily basis, reporting to the Site Director, and with a dotted line to the Online Features Editor. The ideal candidate will have experience writing, editing, and assigning for the Web. This person should be organized, resourceful, and able to communicate effectively on multiple platforms. Overall digital know-how is necessary, and a strong working knowledge of social media will be extremely helpful. Experience and/or interest in design, culture, and/or architecture is a plus.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in an online editorial role; ideally in the worlds of design and architecture.
  • Basic understanding of how to present content optimally for an online audience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of SEO, writing searchable headlines and copy
  • Knowledge of publishing in various content management systems and basic HTML (experience with Adobe CQ5 is helpful, but not required)
  • Ability to crop, edit, and resize images in Photoshop
  • Interest in design, culture, and/or architecture

To Apply: 
Apply Online