New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
• Minimum 3 years of design experience required
• Experience in publishing and a passion for children’s books preferred
• Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required
• Pre-press experience preferred
• Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, and timely routing of materials
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Organize, design, and manage several projects per season with guidance from Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Work creatively and collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
• Keep projects on a timely schedule, keep Art Director informed of project status daily, and keep production status reports updated.
• Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer.
• Archive all projects in DAM.
• Color correct with production and editorial teams.
• Provide design support to Art Director and Associate Art Director.
• Provide general assistance to team on special projects.
• Trend spot: Stay on top of design trends in children’s books, children’s illustration, and related media.
• Return artwork and dead matter.

If you are interested in applying, please submit cover letter, resume and link to an online portfolio through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Music 

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 the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.”

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours from our New York City office.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Strength with MS Excel a must.
• 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.
• A passion for publishing and the ambition to succeed in the field is strongly preferred.
• A background and interest in music, including the ability to read music notation, is strongly preferred but not required.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Responsibilities Include:

• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Checking art manuscript and creating photo logs for manuscript.
• Project Management – Maintain schedules and deadlines as set by editorial managers. Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities. Maintaining records to editorial standards.
• Professional customer and author relationship management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Emailing, scanning, faxing, copying, and printing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.

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

Los Angeles, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Editor, THR.com

The Hollywood Reporter is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood’s intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

Minimum Requirements:

•    Minimum 2 years’ of experience as a writer or editor at a magazine, newspaper or digital news site.
•    Ability to identify stories that are driving the conversation in the entertainment industry.
•    A fast and accurate writer with an understanding of how news breaks online and how to advance stories with a phone call or email.
•    Familiar with Chartbeat and Google Analytics, with an eye toward making decisions factoring in reader engagement.
•    Ability to prioritize hourly breaking news writing with multiple daily editing assignments.
•    Understands SEO and similar content production best practices
•    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field
•    Excellent communication skills both written and oral
•    Team player with positive, proactive, problem solving attitude
•    Ability to work evenings and weekends

Responsibilities Include:

• Report multiple articles daily on tight deadlines as well as edit and publish stories from beat writers, correspondents, freelancers and wire service providers.
• First in line for identifying, advancing and writing breaking stories as they arrive as well as aggregating from other authoritative sources.
• Work with multiple section editors to prioritize writing and editing assignments.
• Curate the homepage for THR.com, coordinate with social media editors on promotion of stories on multiple platforms and web produces stories from the print magazine.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

The Moth StorySLAM: Music

The mothThursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Tickets are on sale 1 week before the show at 3PM EDT. If this event is sold out make sure to catch future StorySLAMs at The Moth’s events page.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of Fall 2016:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets are 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.
  • In addition to online sales, a limited number of tickets to this SLAM will be sold at the door – first come, first-served!
  • 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.

$10 at the door ONLY (+credit card fee).

Book Launch: Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl

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Friday, October 14 at
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE
28 Adams St.
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Come join us for the book launch of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl, the exciting new book celebrating the lives of extraordinary and radical women from around the world.

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.

In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women’s history.

Admission is free. RSVP is preferred. RSVP by filling out the booking form on this page or sending an email to  RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.

Greenwich Village Rock & Folk Music Walking Tour & Book Launch

GreenwichSaturday, October 15 at 4:00 pm

Washington Square Arch
Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10011

Through a partnership with the City Blocks Culture Collective, a FREE presentation of their  Greenwich Village Walking Folk & Rock MusicTour and launch of their BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book, will be available, which celebrates the music, history and architecture of Greenwich Village.
Join a FREE walking tour to celebrate and learn about the rich musical history of Greenwich Village and visit the places of its 60’s & 70’s folk rock scene, see where legends such as Bob Dylan, the Ramones and Led Zeppelin lived and performed. Tours are led by Bob Egan of Pop Spots NYC.
After the walking tour join the FREE official launch party of the BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book and meet the founder of the City Blocks Culture Collective and creator of the coloring book, Rafi Ghanaghounian in the spectacular surroundings of the Lomography Gallery store where complimentary drinks and light snacks will be served. There will be opportunity to win one of three limited edition books signed by the books illustrator, David Setrakian.
The BLOCKS NYC coloring book includes pullout coloring pages of album covers that played a critical role in the 60’s and 70’s folk and rock scene in Greenwich Village, iconic buildings of musician’s haunts and studios, as well as some personal sketch and journal pages. Each page has an illustration on the front and a stories about the neighborhood on the back and comes packaged in a custom designed “record sleeve.”
Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Click Here to make a reservation and for more information.
Columbus: Daniel Menaker on “The African Svelte”

Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm

450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
African SvelteInspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins. During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened across a superb spelling mistake: The zebras were grazing on the African svelte. Fascinated by the idea of unintentionally meaningful spelling errors, he began to see that these gaffes, neither typos nor auto-corrects, are sometimes more interesting than their “straight-laced “counterparts. Through examples he has collected over the course of his decades-long career as an editor and writer, he brings us to a new understanding of language–how it’s used, what it means, and what fun it can be. Illustrated by the inimitable Roz Chast, with a foreword from former poet laureate Billy Collins, The African Svelte offers thoughtful and intelligent “exit Jesus.” Menaker glances at familiar fumbles like “for all intensive purposes” and “doggy-dog world,” but readers delighted by language will find themselves turning the pages with “baited breath” to discover fresh howlers that have them laughing off their “dairy airs.”
Admission is free.

Link of the Week

Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

hachette_book_logoWhen reading a book did you ever wish there was a soundtrack you can listen to as you read? Well Hachette is making it happen. They partnered with Bookrack, a technology platform offering customizable soundtracks and sound effects for e-books, to supply movie-like soundtracks for its popular e-books for teens. This is a great example of publisher embracing change and taking a risk.

Click the link to learn more.

Jobs of the Week: Basic Books, Norton, Knopf Doubleday.

 

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lKEd92R1Editorial Assistant – Basic Books

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, is seeking an editorial assistant to support the Publisher and History Editorial Director. This is an entry-level role in our editorial department, but one with opportunities for learning and growth.

Essential job responsibilities include:
• Interact professionally with authors and their agents as well as all departments at Basic and the Perseus Books Group, including art, publicity, marketing, production, sales, and rights, to relay messages; follow up on requests/information; and in general, anticipate when to act and with the requisite urgency.
• Fielding calls and emails.
• Draft and circulate contract materials, process check requests, and send out payments and executed contracts.
• Draft all sales and marketing copy, catalog copy, galley copy, and flap copy.
• Attend editorial, marketing, and sales meetings, and other meetings as required
• Maintain internal database with up-to-date editorial and publicity copy.
• Prepare text and art manuscripts for copyediting and production; draft transmittal memos; and serve as liaison between editorial and production departments, and authors.
• Draft blurb and buzz mailing letters, research appropriate recipients, and perform mailings.
• Proof jacket copy and cover mechanicals.
• Review book proposals and write reader’s reports.
• Researching book sales using internal and external databases.
• Schedule author meetings and handle all author reimbursements.

Requirements: 
• Must demonstrate the potential to grow into a successful editor at Basic
• Must demonstrate a passion and commitment to publishing based on experience
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be highly organized, capable of multi-tasking, and detail-oriented.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions.
• Must have a professional demeanor on the telephone.
• Must be able to work effectively with colleagues at every level of seniority.
• Must be comfortable in a fast-moving environment and able to adjust with a can-do attitude.
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC office.
• Must demonstrate imagination, creativity and original thinking
• Must have a passion for sharing ideas. A passion for history is a plus.
• College degree required

Technical Skills Required:
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter with resume to Leah.Stecher@perseusbooks.com

 

 

nortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant, Music – W. W. Norton & Company

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning contents for college textbooks in Music.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Content Management in all stages of production- Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and Message Management- Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests, information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Documents Management- Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities, and contract processing for authors and freelancers.
• Data Management- Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project Management- Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market Research- Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our New York City location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
• 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 and prioritizing 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
• Must have strong research skills
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs and project management systems
• A background in college-level music history and theory is strongly preferred.

Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in both Window and Mac OS. Proficiency with audio and video editing and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
• Familiarity with online conference and communication platforms.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE TITLE OF THE JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMEditorial Assistant – Knopf Doubleday

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Assistant to join the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group?s Editorial team. The position provides an opportunity to assist a VP and Executive Editor of the Vintage Anchor Editorial Department with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support. In addition to providing administrative support, the position also acts as a liaison between authors, agents and different departments within the company.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently manage a diverse set of responsibilities. We are seeking a strong writer who has a broad reading sensibility and an interest in general nonfiction, science, and genre-bending literary fiction. Additional requirements we are looking for include:

-Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a high volume environment
-Ability to pay close attention to detail.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
-Strong interpersonal skills, & ability to multi-task successfully.
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

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

Internship Alert! W. W. Norton & Company

 

WWNortonThe music department is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist the editorial team from May to August. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in maintaining the music blog; provide information to professors and college bookstores regarding Norton’s music publications; procure music, photo, and text permissions; assist in market research; assist in the writing and proofing of copy; research online databases; prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production; and perform various clerical tasks as required. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time. The ability to read music and experience with music notation software are preferred but not required. Please note that this is a part-time internship for someone who is interested in a publishing career.

If you’re interested, contact Jane Denning (jkinneydenning@pace.edu)