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.