Jobs of the Week: Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Press, Simon & Schuster

 

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UnknownDesign Assistant – Grosset & Dunlap (PRH)

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Design Assistant will work with the Art Director and the design staff with all design and administrative duties necessary in supporting the art department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:
-Provide administrative support to the Senior Art Director including processing invoices, scanning art, archiving files and scheduling meeting
-Work closely with the Senior Art Director to ensure efficient and productive staff workflow
-Assist design staff with cover/interior design changes and artist searches
-Design 15-20 books of varying format a year
-Traffic materials for catalog, the cover library, and all other internal requests
-Liaise with artist and artist representatives

Requirements: 
-4 year college degree in graphic design or illustration
-Strong knowledge of Mac platform and Adobe Create Suite
-Proactive and able to provide timely follow-through on projects
-Excellent organization skills and ability to manage competing priorities
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Proficient with Microsoft Word and ExcelEducation: 4 Year Degree
-Experience: 0-2 Years
-Travel: Little to None
-Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
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Unknown-1Editorial Assistant – Penguin Press

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House! Reporting directly to the President and Editor and Chief, the Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Penguin Press Editorial.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support to the supervisor, such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, handling mail, making copies, etc.
2. Assists in writing promotional copy, including flap copy.
3. Works with an Associate Editor to track book projects, from acquisition to publication, by coordinating schedules with Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production.
4. Prepares paperwork for the team, including contract information sheets, profit and loss statements, estimate requests, manuscript acceptances, and transmittal memos.
5. Acts as an in-house liaison amongst the Editorial, Production, Design, Managing Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
6. Assists the supervisor in the acquisitions process, which includes logging submissions, reading and evaluating manuscripts and proposals, writing rejection letters, and researching for ideas.
7. Liaises with authors and agents in all phases of process, from acquisition to the publication date.

Requirements:
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
• Excellent attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction books and current events
• Previous publishing experience preferred
• Previous experience as an Editorial Assistant a plus
To Apply: 
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UnknownMarketing Assistant – Simon & Schuster

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Simon & Schuster’s Marketing Assistant serves as a key liaison between publishing, sales and marketing in the adult trade group.   The position reports to the Vice President, Director of Marketing, Adult Trade Group. 

 Responsibilities include:
 Coordinating and executing galley mailings, providing outreach to accounts, assisting with electronic newsletters, producing sell-sheets, handling administrative responsibility for eGalley program, supporting book club initiatives, providing blogger outreach, supporting social media efforts, working on backlist blog, outside partner liaison, and working with marketing department in support capacity.

Requirements: 
Qualified candidates will have an interest in marketing and publishing and bookstore experience is a plus. Candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess strong written and communication skills, knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Word Press a plus.

To Apply: 
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Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Rodale, and Kensington.

 

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BloomsburyTrade Marketing Assistant – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Children’s and Adult Marketing Departments at Bloomsbury Publishing. This role will cross over all areas of marketing: trade, consumer, library and education, digital/social media and more. This position will support the Children’s Marketing Director and the Adult Marketing Director. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is organized, creative and self-motivated to learn about all aspects of book marketing in a dynamic and exciting environment.

• Coordinate website features, including choosing titles, writing copy, and working with design team.
• Play a supporting role in our social media outreach, including executing plans, posting, running giveaways, and contributing creative ideas and liaising with our global offices.
• Coordinate mailings, including writing accompanying letters.
• Create and/or write copy for marketing materials such as sellsheets, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, etc.
• Manage School & Library awards submissions and tracking, as well as maintain a detailed record of awards lists results for sales reference.
• Research and update important committee and contact information in Publicity Assistant.
• Assist Marketing Manager with preparation for School & Library conferences.
• Assist with general marketing department administrative tasks, such as Netgalley and sending out requested review copies.
• Work collaboratively with global marketing team to share ideas and plans.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Extremely well organized and possess strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.
• Excellent time management skills, strong organizational, writing and communication skills, and work well within a team and individually.
• Proficiency with Outlook, Word, and Excel required.
• Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media platforms.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements as an MS Word document to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Trade Marketing Assistant” in your subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant/Associate Editor – Rodale Inc.

rodale_logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking either an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books and also assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling and general sports, fitness and health titles. The ideal candidate will possess 1 to 2 years of post-college trade book publishing experience.

Responsibilities include:
Writing copy, including catalog copy, back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
Evaluating manuscripts and collecting research to facilitate acquisition process
Meeting project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
Attending meetings with agents and authors

Requirements: 
BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
One-to-two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
Exceptional writing ability
Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
Must possess strong attention to detail
Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

To Apply: 
Please apply directly online.

 

Kensington-logoDigital Sales & Marketing Assistant – Kensington Publishing Corp.

Type: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Kensington is seeking a Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant who is detail oriented and excited about books and the online space to support the growing Digital & Communications departments. We are looking for someone who is interested in book publishing, promotion, and has strong communication skills. Our assistant will be involved in the following:

• Producing various sales and marketing performance reporting and communicating with the necessary parties to obtain materials
• Creating PowerPoint presentations for key titles
• Executing Goodreads promotions including giveaways, communicating directly with winning readers
• Importing all data and files for e-galleys and online catalogs, monitoring to ensure that uploads are successful and all titles populate to the site with the appropriate information, handling any issues that arise
• Proofreading copy for catalogs and ads, and writing updated copy as needed
• Coordinating and administering book mailings to review outlets and eBook retail partners, including direct communication with representatives of these outlets
• Coordinating and administering online giveaways, including ordering prizes, communicating with winners, and handling mailings
• Performing inventory and maintaining a spreadsheet of our current print galley titles/quantities
• Gifting digital copies of books to online winners
• Placing book orders for front and backlist as required
• Special projects for marketing, social media, and sales as needed
• Assisting with anti-piracy efforts
• Online material design as required

Requirements: 
• 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, publicity, and / or administrative support
• Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office; Knowledge of PhotoShop preferred
• Strong interest in commercial publishing and knowledge of what is currently trending in the marketplace
• Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision
• BA or equivalent work experience
• Must be a team-player who can work well with others
• A love of books/eBooks—particularly romance, mysteries and thrillers, and women’s fiction is essential

To Apply: 
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Alexandra Nicolajsen at anicolajsen@kensingtonbooks.com

 

 

Job Opportunities at Taylor & Francis!

Take advantage of the recent job opportunities at the internationally reknown academic publisher, Taylor & Francis. One of the leading international academic publishers, Taylor & Francis publishes over 1,500 journals and books each year from locations around the world.  Below are many wonderful job opportunities available at company’s New York City location. 

 

  • Senior Editorial Assistant– Routledge Humanities:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, is looking for an enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to work on the U.S. and Latin American History list in our NY office. Reporting to the History Editor, the Assistant will support the Editorial team and contribute to the success of the list.

  •  Editorial Assistant– Routledge SS:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading, commercial academic publishers, seeks an editorial assistant for the program in sociology, criminal justice, and related social sciences in New York. The editorial assistant will support the Publisher with all phases of the book publishing process from identifying and signing authors to support in manuscript development and marketing.

  •  Receptionist-Part-time– HR:

Taylor & Francis is seeking an enthusiastic part-time receptionist for the NY office.  This position is the “director” of first impressions both in person and on the phone. The receptionist position is part of the HR and office administration team of the company.

  •  Acquisitions Editor – Garland Science:

Garland Science, a part of the Taylor & Francis Group, recognized as a leader in scientific publishing for the higher education market is currently searching for an Acquisitions Editor. We publish in courses for the advanced undergraduate/graduate/medical markets. Due to the highly authoritative nature of the books, they also enjoy significant sales in the professional market.

  •  Senior Development Editor – Garland Science:

Garland Science is seeking to hire a Senior Development Editor on a full-time basis to join a dynamic publishing team.  This role is responsible for a range of tasks to ensure each project is delivered on time, to the highest standards, delivering the maximum value. 

  •  Editorial Assistant– Routledge Research:

Routledge, one of the world’s leading, commercial academic publishers, seeks an Editorial Assistant for the humanities side of the Routledge Research program. The Editorial Assistant will support two editors (working in Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, and other humanities subjects) with all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. 

  •  Marketing Manager– Routledge Marketing:

Routledge NY seeks an ambitious Marketing Manager to work as part of a global team across the Business, Economics, Politics and Area Studies lists in the Social Science division. The ideal candidate will demonstrate both the ability to drive revenue in North American markets, and a passion for working with colleagues on opportunities around the world. Good communication skills are essential, as is strong commercial awareness, and an understanding of the academic publishing industry.

  •  Marketing Assistant– Routledge Marketing:

Routledge NY seeks an ambitious Marketing Assistant to assist the Marketing Managers in the Humanities & Social Sciences division. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. 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. This individual will assist in identifying opportunities, planning, and implementing targeted marketing strategies for a specific product list.

If you are are interested in one of these positions, please contact Jessica Flores at jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com.