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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Marketing Director, Licensing

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Inkwell managementNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Position

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

wwnorton-logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Media Editor

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

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US.
• Must be able to work full business hours.
• Prior experience in college publishing, including at least two years in an editorial role.
• Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.
• Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to teaching and learning.

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

wwnorton-logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing and Publicity Assistant

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

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
• Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Familiarity with FileMaker and HTML coding is desirable but not mandatory.
• Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to professional and academic book publishing.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of copyediting and standard proofreading marks helpful.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees.
• Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours out of our New York City office.

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

abramsNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor – Calendars

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

NYC Media Lab Event: THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is dedicated to driving innovation and ultimately job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities and its companies.

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.

THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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This event will explore the world of audio storytelling using the all-new Audible API. Developers and designers are invited to re-imagine the future of listening and innovation in audio media experiences.

WHERE: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave (at 20th Street), New York, NY 10010

WHEN:

Friday April 15, 6pm – 9pm

On Friday April 15, the hackathon will officially kick off with student developer + designer attendees from across NYC’s campuses. The students will form teams and commit to project ideas on Friday evening with the goal of working on their ideas all day on Saturday April 16.

Saturday April 16, 9:00 am – 9:00pm

On April 16, the hackathon will begin with breakfast, a pep talk and a technical “Getting Started with the Audible API” workshop. The teams will hack through the afternoon. The afternoon will also feature an optional “Working at Audible” session for hackathon participants. All hacking will end at 5:30pm which will lead to the project demos, the judging and then ultimately, the prize ceremony and closing reception.

PRIZES:
Prizes will be distributed to winning teams.
Grand prize = $5,000
First prize = $2,500
Second prize = $1,000
Third prize = $500

Sponsored by Audible and presented by NYC Media Lab

APPLY HERE 

Vice-Cencom Fellowship Program

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VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in the Summer of 2016.

Participants in the program will intern at VICE for eight weeks during the summer and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. The fellowship will cover travel, housing, and offer a $5,000 stipend for the fellows.

While at VICE, fellows will receive individual instruction and guidance from award‐ winning journalists, producers, and editors. Fellows will also have access to VICE’s state of the art edit suites, production studios and will be encouraged to create and present their own work for review at the end of the program. The Center will also organize three On Location events for the fellows to serve as an introduction to the NYC media landscape.

This fellowship is part of a series of initiatives designed to advance both organizations’ commitment to diversifying the media landscape and ensure greater access to careers in journalism for the next generation of innovative storytellers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWS:

  • Junior, Senior or graduate student
  • Must be a full‐time student who will not graduate prior to April 15, 2016
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism
  • Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
  • Students should be fluent in digital technologies, social media, and actively creating original video content

APPLY:
If this sounds like you, click here to apply! Please send any questions about the fellowship to fellowship@centerforcommunication.org.

Link of the Week: Fishbowl NY

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As students in the Pace MS Publishing program we are repeatedly told to stay abreast with industry news. When job hunting or going on job interviews it is important to display that you know who and what is currently making a difference in the industry.

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FishbowlNY is a great resource for staying up to date with media news. The blog is one of nine others that are part of the Adweek Blog Network.

They clearly state what FishbowlNY covers below:

FishbowlNY covers the pulse of New York media. For more than 10 years, our reporters and editors have covered the shifting landscape in the media capital of the world: from publishing to digital, newspapers and magazines, radio and TV. From start-ups to phase-outs, we report on who’s thriving, who’s surviving and why. We seek out what’s new and what’s hot, so media insiders know what’s next.

On the site they report on the latest hirings and firings, interview industry professionals, critique magazine covers, and more.

For the complete list of the other blogs that are a part of the Adweek Blog Network click here.

Career Services: Broadcasting & Media Event

Interested in working in the media world and broadcasting? Learn what it takes from Maria Dorfner, journalist, author and Pace alumna.

PRESSure: Break into Broadcasting

Date: October 16, 2014

6:30-8:00PM

Location: Aniello Bianco Room

Pace University

1 Pace Plaza, NYC

Maria DorfnerMaria Dorfner, a Pace alumna and former Miss Pace University, is an award-winning journalist, who began her career with an internship at NBC in NYC.  She has since continued working behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera as a researcher, writer, reporter, producer and co-anchor. She helped launch CNBC in 1989, and later developed, senior produced, and co-anchored 7 health series there.  She is the founder of NewsMD Communications, specializing in health stories. She has produced hour-long documentaries for Discovery Health Channel, and talk show pilots, which were successfully nationally syndicated. She is in Marquis Who’s Who in American Women and the recipient of an Outstanding Leadership Abilities and Commitment to the Advancement of Women in Media award from Pace University, National Association of Women in Corporate America, and the National Association of Female Executives. Most recently, she founded Healthy Within Network (HWN).  She is the author of 3 books.  One called “Healthy Within” is nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Spring 2015.

PRESSure: Break into Broadcasting, offers a behind-the-scenes, first-hand account of what it’s really like to work in broadcasting.  She will cover real life challenges, competition, best advice, mentorship and the art of storytelling with outstanding tips from three decades of experience in the industry.  Any aspiring writers, producers, reporters, anchors and anyone working in communications can benefit from attending this talk. She will be available for a consultation and to answer questions after her talk.  Her book will also be available on site for attendees.

To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Barry Miller at bmiller@pace.edu.

Link of the Week: Matter

Media technology is advancing and changing at an incredible speed. This is great news for publishing, but is also daunting when it comes to keeping up with each new media form. Today we struggle with even naming all of the social media platforms, let alone all the other media technologies. How are we supposed to know which ones work and which ones are worth trying? More troubling than that, how are those with that one great media idea supposed to get that idea out into the world in the first place?

Introducing Matter. Matter’s mission is to support media entrepreneurs who believe in building a more informed, connected, and empowered society. Since 2012 Matter has invested $50k in each of its chosen media entrepreneur applicants. Matter chose seven start-up companies for each of the last two years. Matter Three, the third year of Matter investments, has just entered the final application round. If accepted, Matter guides the media start-ups through an intensive bootcamp program, “focused on building scalable media ventures with a human-centered, prototype-driven process followed by a weekly speaker series, Friday share-outs, and monthly design reviews building up to a demo day in San Francisco and a media showcase in NYC.” Not only does Matter provide the guidance that the start-ups need, but it also allows them to develop the ventures alongside other media partners and to test out the products with a large audience.

In order to apply to the Matter program, a start-up company must be an existing team of two to four co-founders with skill sets covering technology, business, design, and storytelling. The teams must be pursuing a sustainable, scalable, for-profit business strategy and have built an early stage prototype of their product or service. If chosen, teams get the chance to work full-time at the Matter space in San Francisco for five months to develop the new media product or service.

Here are just a few of the great companies that came out of Matter One and Matter Two:

  • Zeega, a revolutionizing interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud.
  • SpokenLayer unmutes the written web. The company partners with publishers to turn articles into audio read by real people.
  • Contextly enables publications of all sizes to be both informative and viable in the age of drive-by readers by marrying editorial wisdom to the power of algorithms.
  • Woopie (Write Only Once, Publish It Everywhere) empowers writers and publishers to easily reach their audiences on all devices and platforms through a digital content publishing tool focused on responsive design.
  • Connu helps emerging writers find, connect with, and monetize audiences through publishing the best new short stories.
  • Beatroot provides impact measurement to journalists, empowering them to be more relevant to their audiences, more impactful with their stories, and more in charge of their careers.

When it comes to media, Matter is a company to look toward for new media technology. How will companies like Matter impact the book and magazine publishing industries? If anything, Matter will influence how ideas are formed and brought to life.

Read more about Matter here at FOLIO.

Link of the Week: Social Media Examiner

As we learn in our classes and internships, social media is poised to take over the world of marketing and brand exposure. Traditional methods of advertising still work, but new technologies are changing the way consumers interact with their favorite products and companies. We’ve had our personal social networking sites ever since we were old enough (or sneaky enough) to pass the terms of service, does this make us experts in the field? Chances are we could all learn a thing or two about how to utilize new media to the best of our advantage. Publishing as a whole is changing as authors connect with fans through Facebook and Twitter, giving consumers unparalleled access to their professional and personal lives. A single post from Steven King can reach many more than his 41,000 Facebook fans. How can we capitalize on this as publishers? This week, we bring you the Social Media Examiner, a blog and resource website for those interested in the latest social media news, learning tips to share your content, and industry reports on the subject. Check out their post on the benefits and disadvantages of Tumblr.  How have YOU been using social media in your professional experiences? Share in the comments.