family cirlceNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Managing Editor

A magazine that acts as a curator to family activities and family-focused lifestyles, Family Circle is an American decorating, cooking, and culture magazine. It publishes 15 editions a year on traditional home-oriented topics. Some of the article topics include supplying fast and easy recipes for family-sized meals and snacks, do-it-yourself tips for decorating, health tips and tricks, advice for family and child-raising, and tips for organization, saving money, and so on.

Minimum Requirements:

• A college degree, preferably in English, Journalism or Communications.
• Minimum of 10 years working at national consumer magazines.
• Minimum of 5 years managerial experience.
• Top-notch written and verbal skills a must. A keen eye for detail and strong proofreading and copy editing skills required.
• Must be proficient in Mac usage. Experience with both InCopy and Microsoft Word applications required. Experience with MAO and/or InDesign a huge plus.
• Must be able to multitask and deal with many different issues at once.
• Must be extremely deadline driven and able to foresee potential roadblocks to closing any given issue on time and figure out workarounds.
• Must have experience with book makeup and dealing and negotiating with advertising and ad ops departments.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate information about deadlines and procedures to the entire staff, all while maintaining morale.

Responsibilities Include:

• Has hands-on responsibility for all phases of production and copy flow.
• In charge of getting each issue to printer in a timely fashion.
• Troubleshoots problems with copy and art flow; make new procedures as needed.
• Proofreads all copy.
• Maintains relationship with production group in Des Moines
• Manages copy editor, research editor, editorial business analyst and production manager.
Creates and maintains monthly editorial lineups and schedules while consulting with editorial, art, production and advertising departments.
• Manages editorial budget.
Acts as main liaison with external Meredith departments, including the advertising, corporate marketing, legal, human resources, building services and more.
Tackles internal personnel problems and special long-range projects as directed by Editor-in-Chief.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

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Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Literary Agent

Kneerim & Williams is a distinguished agency that has been in business since 1990. We handle the placement of American and foreign publication rights as well as film, television, audio, digital media, and merchandising rights for a wide range of clients, and we work closely with an intellectual property law firm, Sennott & Williams. Over the years, our agency’s client list has grown to include best-selling and prizewinning novelists, scholars, and journalists. In recent years, Kneerim & Williams authors have won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Malamud Award, the MacArthur Genius Award, and the George Washington Prize. We’re proud to represent outstanding and widely recognized writers in every category we handle. For further details on our clients, see our website at www.kwlit.com.

We believe in supporting the author’s whole career as a writer. Our agents work collaboratively, so every author gets the benefit of the whole team’s thinking in terms of publishing strategy. We enjoy a uniquely friendly and supportive office culture. Our team consists of three partners, three affiliated agents, two staff members, and three UK and foreign rights agents.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least two years of experience as a literary agent or acquiring editor.
• Ability to work independently yet be part of a team
• Ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and organized in finding and growing business
• Able to develop positive client and publishing industry relationships
• Able to see multiple projects at various stages of development through to completion.

Responsibilities Include:

• Build and manage your own client list by signing authors and developing their projects for submission
• Negotiate your authors’ deals and review publishing agreements
• Work with our UK rights agent, our foreign rights team, and our film & television department to sell clients’ subsidiary rights

if you are interested in applying please send a resume and brief cover letter to Katherine Flynn at kflynn@kwlit.com. No phone calls please. All applications will be received in confidence.

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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Promotional Designer

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Four year college degree in graphic design or equivalent
• 2+ years working in a production/design capacity• Expert knowledge of the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and MS Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Prior work in web design/production and content management systems (experience with Word Press or other platforms a plus)
• Professional working experience with MacOS
• Impeccable file structure, management and archiving
• Meticulous, cooperative and detailed-oriented
• Must be highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously while maintaining consistency and quality across projects
• Ability to follow branding guidelines and specs
• Great communication skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage the design/production of multiple print/digital sales catalogs
• Produce monthly mass merch brochure for two sales divisions
• Create monthly digital signage
• Design and produce promotional print collateral for various sales divisions + corporate
• Design and produce print and online advertisements
• Sales website updates
• Implement automation processes in InDesign
• Implement editorial changes to content

if you are interested in applying please click here.

Rodale
New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Women’s Heath Production Director

Rodale Inc. is an independent, healthy, happy living company based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. Known for launching the organic movement in the U.S. in 1942, the company operates today with a mission to “inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world. Starting with you.” Through a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale reaches more than 100 million people globally through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, and video. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s HealthPreventionWomen’s HealthRunner’s WorldBicyclingRodale’s Organic Life, and through Rodale Events, LLC, which produces 25 branded events that draw more than 100,000 participants annually. A digital leader in the healthy living space with properties such as EatClean, a vertical for those looking to improve their health through clean eating; Zelle, a running site for women; and Rodale’s®, a healthy lifestyle e-tail store, the company continues to find new ways to connect with audiences across developing technologies. Rodale editors are fixtures on the national media circuit, appearing on television regularly as authorities on health and wellness.

Minimum Requirements:

• Have at least 10 years of magazine experience.
• Be highly proficient in Adobe InDesign and an expert in the entire Adobe Creative Suite
• Be well-versed in workflow management systems such as K4 or Woodwing
• Have top-notch organizational skills
• Possess the ability to liaise with multiple departments on a variety of projects at once
• Have a keen eye for consistency and quality, under a tight magazine deadline
• Experience working with Quad Graphics a plus, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• The overall execution of the magazine’s editorial print production, including overseeing art production deadlines and the shipping and approval of final pages to pre-press and printer.
• Sets copy and layout deadlines, creates the daily shipping schedule, secures fractional ad adjacencies, prioritizes editors and traffics the day to day of two to three issues at once.
• Oversees the magazine’s imaging workflow by working with the Art and Photo departments to secure high-resolution art and traffic it’s progress through the color-correcting process, in addition to overseeing the work of the magazine’s Production Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Book Industry Links:

Why Indie Presses are Opening Bookstores
A look at why the more and more independent presses are going into the retail book business.

PRH to Sell Fodor’s Travel to Internet Brands
Penguin Random House is selling one of their traveling divisions to Internet Brands, an online media and tech company.

Magazine Industry Links:

I Lost My Job Twice–Here’s How I Bounced Back
The ex-editor in chief of MORE magazine tells her story.

This graduate made his CV look like GQ magazine – and it worked
A graduate made his CV in the style of his favourite magazine to get the attention of its editor – and it worked.

 

Book Industry Links:

Rebuck: Pipeline of women execs is ‘woefully low’
 Gail Debunk, the British Penguin Random House chair, spoke at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference. Rebuck predicted a “next wave” in the next 10 or 15 years in which “women will percolate to the top” in publishing.

A Wildly Inventive Fantasy Serie That Began on the Web and Became a Best-Seller  Stephen Burt writes in an essay for The New Yorker how Catherynne Valente’s five Fairyland novels impact the history of publishing.

Magazine Industry Links:

Why Millennials Love Martha Stewart Living
Min talks to Daren Mazzucca the publisher of Martha Stewart Living. They ask questions like: “Where does print fit into your business model now with all this attention on digital?”

Magazines Show the Highest Return on Advertising Spend  At the Advertising Research Foundation Audience Measurement 2016 conference, Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) presented a study on return on advertising spend (ROAS) that showed magazines deliver the highest return.

 

 

Around Town: Jan. 28th – Feb. 2nd

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January 28- Michael M. Thomas: Fixers

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PowerHouse Arena
37 Main St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 7:00 pm

Like anyone with a soul, Michael M. Thomas left Wall Street to become a writer. Now, the bestselling author and frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker will release his tenth novel, Fixers. Set in 2007, Fixersfollows “cultural consultant” Chauncey Suydam on a mission to funnel millions of dollars to a presidential candidate promising hope and change in exchange for a couple Wall Street-friendly faces in the resultant administration. (Sound familiar?) But as Chauncey navigates Wall St. and Washington, he begins to question his morally dubious mission. The Chicago Sun-Times describes Thomas as “an expert at unveiling the private lives of the big-bucks boys” and advanced praise from James B. Stewart states that Fixers is “hugely entertaining.”

January 28- Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $15

Some things will change you forever, like getting pummeled by cosmic energy, or the first time you recognize that you’re gay. Sure, you haven’t suddenly become an orange rock monster, but professor Ramzi Fawaz turns a queer eye on the cosmic-irradiated guys, suggesting that their sudden mutation represents a common feeling of otherness. Tonight, Fawaz discusses his book The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comicswith acclaimed comics creator Phil Jimenez, exploring the metaphors implicit in heroes like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men and what their stories might say to LGBT readers. True Believers, take note.

January 30- Christopher Soto: Sad Girl Poems 

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Bluestockings
117 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Known for political surrealist poetry that focuses on domestic violence, queer youth homelessness, and mass incarceration, Christopher Soto (a/k/a Loma) will tonight celebrate the launch of a debut chapbook, Sad Girl Poems. But don’t let the phrase “political surrealist poetry” intimidate you — Loma, who received an MFA in poetry from NYU and will be honored with the “Barnes & Nobles Writer for Writers Award” later this year, writes in clear language, enjoyable for both poetry die-hards and poetry novices. So if lines like “My heart is a mudslide, it will suffocate you/[stuff your mouth with forestry]” and the prospect of hearing a queer, latinx punk poet and prison abolitionist isn’t enough to convince you to come, how’s this? Loma will read alongside New York State Poet Laureate Yusef Komunyakaa and 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize winner Nicole Sealey.

January 31- How I Published My Queer Book in Spite of an Indifferent World

Bluestockings
117 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join indie author Ocean Capewell as she reads from her self-publishe queer punkhouse novel, “The Most Beautiful Rot,” and shares her tips, tricks and mistakes from her self-publishing journey.

February 2nd- Queen of the Night: An Evening with Alexander CheeQueen of the Night

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St. 

New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

Join Alexander Chee for an evening in honor of his much-anticipated new novel, THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, a dazzling and  immersive story of a Parisian opera star forced to retrace her past. Here at McNally Jackson, we’ll be celebrating in style with a reading, a discussion, and– a firebreather (yes, a firebreather).

“One doesn’t so much read Alexander Chee’s THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT as one is bewitched by it. Beneath its epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details is the most elemental, and eternal, of narratives: that of the necessities and perils of self-reinvention, and the sorrow and giddiness of aspiring to a life of artistic transcendence.” –Hanya Yanagihara

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels EDINBRUGH and THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February of 2016. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Texas – Austin. He lives in New York City, where he curates the Dear Reader series at Ace Hotel New York.

 

 

 

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

What’s Going On at Condé Nast

Magazines, like all aspects of publishing, are undergoing changes due to digital innovation in the industry. Companies like Time Inc., Hearst and Condé Nast, have all made changes ranging from the reconstruction of their digital presence to the merging of staff and job duties among publications. In the article “What’s Going On at Condé Nast” by Lauren Sherman, she discusses the changes that the parent company is undergoing for their domestic operations and some recent steps the company has taken for their e-commerce sites. The article goes further to discuss the choice of “reorganizing its portfolio in the US to capitalize on its five most valuable brands: Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker.

 

To read more visit businessoffashion.com or visit bosacks.com

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Around Town: Oct. 8-14

October 8- Author Event Caitlin Doughty

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street

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Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join Caitlin Doughty, mortician, blogger, and author, to celebrate the paperback release of her hit book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. Caitlin is the creator and curator of The Order of The Good Death, a group of fellow morticians as well as artists and intellectuals that investigates our “death phobic culture” and strives to demystify the inevitable end. From funerary rites throughout history to jewelry of hair and bone, follow your guide down into the world of the macabre and mortified–without leaving the Rare Book Room.

Buy a copy of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street

For more information click here.

October 9- Book Launch: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel in conversation with Porochista Khakpour, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Coffee House Press 

Upright Beast CoverThe Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Genre-bending stories of bestial transformation, accidental murder, erotically-challenged dictatorship, and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion. Author Porochista Khakpour joins in conversation, and illustrator John Dermot Woods will draw beastly caricatures for guests! Beer will be generously provided by our co-host, Electric Literature.

– See more at: https://www.powerhousearena.com/events/book-launch-upright-beasts-by-lincoln-michel/#sthash.DqV4BPUQ.dpuf  

 

October 12- Sasha Abramsky + Robin Blackburn

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street

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After chronicling The American Way of Poverty and writing on politics at home and abroad for the New YorkerAtlanticVillage Voice, and many others, Sasha Abramsky turns his keen eye on his own grandfather in The House of Twenty Thousand Books. A Jewish historian, a socialist, a collector (hence the pentadactylic hoard of the title), Chimen Abramsky’s long life in the short twentieth century (and into the twenty-first) is vividly chronicled and analyzed by Sasha in this tale of a lost leftist.

Sasha will be joined in conversation by Robin Blackburn, former editor of the New Left Review and professor at the New School and the University of Essex.

Buy a copy of The House of Twenty Thousand Books or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

October 13-The Moth StorySLAM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $8 onlineBKS_m_TheMoth2015_01

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Please see themoth.org/events.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of August 2015:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets (Premium AND General Admission, for all events) are be available for online, pre-event purchase. Tickets go live 1 week before the show at 3pm EDT, unless otherwise noted.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If online tickets have not sold out or space becomes available for sold-out shows, standby tickets will be sold cash-only at the door. To check if tickets are available at the door, please see themoth.org/events and click “Buy Tickets” for the SLAM event you wish to attend.
  • Please plan to arrive early and join the line outside the bookstore, south toward Prince Street.
  • This event always sells out. Standing in line does not guarantee entry. We do our absolute best to monitor the line and let people know if they might be past our capacity.
  • Housing Works does not sell any pre-sale tickets to this event.

October 14- Humans of New York – Stories

Barnes and Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Special Instructions:
Must provide proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or BN.com to receive a wristband. Brandon will sign previous HONY titles with purchase of the new book. He will personalize with a name only and he will pose for photos.

How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice

Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.

 

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In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has  been asked  lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.

Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking .  She hopes you’ll read it and share it.

 

Here is a snippet of the article :

“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.

Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”

To read more click the link below.

How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Advertising/Design Internship

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PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Advertising/Design Internship

Job/Internship Type: Internship (Daily Stipend)

Company/Publication Name: Psychology Today

Location: New York, NY

Description: Psychology Today has an excellent opportunity for a few smart and talented advertising and/or graphic design interns at our office in NYC. We are a small staff, so you will be a key member of the team. Interns will be required to work 2 to 3 days per week.

Duties include:
•Working closely with the Associate Publisher, advertising staff, and art department on sales and marketing projects.
•Assisting our production department with print and online advertising preparation, as well as developing marketing materials.
•Outstanding professionalism and organization are a requirement.
•Working knowledge of or ability to learn programs quickly.
•Should be able to juggle several tasks at once and work autonomously.

Graphic design skills and prior experience in Photoshop and InDesign are necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in publishing, advertising, or graphic design, along with strong editorial and writing skills. The position starts ASAP and will run into Fall  of 2015, three or more days a week (full-time preferred), and include a small daily stipend.

Qualifications:
– Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
– Photoshop
– Indesign

Payment: Daily Stipend

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and two business or marketing related writing samples to Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

HGTV Magazine Fall Advertising/Design Intern

HGTV Magazine seeks an intelligent, creative, and entrepreneurial team player to join our team as a design intern for the Advertising/Marketing side of the magazine.


Required availability of 2-3 days a week at minimum who has graphic design experience as well as an interest in publication, layout design, and advertising/marketing.
Design Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting the art department with designing/building comps (MUST be confident in
cutting/mounting abilities)
• Maintaining internal portfolio website (powered by SquareSpace)
• In charge of optimizing artwork for the site using Photoshop/InDesign (advanced
HTML/CSS skills are not necessary)
Marketing Responsibilities May Include:
• Assisting in updating media kit sell sheets, sales tools, and other collateral
• Observe execution of magazine events, including signage event(s), sales meeting and
assist as assigned
• Attend brainstorm meetings for creative ideas for events and programs, client gifts and
entertainment and magazine editorial tie-ins

Qualifications:
• Must submit a resume and portfolio to be considered
• Enrolled in an undergraduate program or graduate program that allows for credit
• Must be able to earn academic credit for participation in internship
• Commitment for the entire semester – 2-3 days a week at minimum
• Ideal candidate must be highly proactive, creative, detail and solution-oriented, and have
strong skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
• Strong cutting and mounting skills are a must
• Fluency in Microsoft Office
• Hard-working and eager to learn
Hourly Rate: unpaid
Please note that internships are unpaid and candidate must be able to receive school credit.
You must be able to commute to our NYC office.

Job Application Contact Name: Kimberly Etzin
Job Application Contact Email: ketzin@hearst.com