Jobs of the Week: Putnam, RH Children’s, Brooklyn Magazine, and




10511676_10152219893637227_7654878915535245580_oTitle: Contracts Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

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.

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

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.

• 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 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

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.

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.


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Title: Social Media Editor

Type: Temp/freelance

Location: New York City

Description: 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

Job Opening: Kaplan Publishing

Publishing Coordinator
New York, New York

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 3.44.17 PMKaplan Publishing is searching for a Publishing Coordinator
to work with editorial, production, manufacturing, and our distribution
partners to take Kaplan products from concept to fruition on a structured,
deadline-driven schedule.  As Publishing
Coordinator at Kaplan Publishing, you will work with our Director of Publishing
to ensure the success of our product releases through schedule management,
collaboration with internal and external partners, and entering complete and
accurate product metadata. Responsibilities for this position will include, but
are not limited to:

  • Ensure timely, accurate, and complete collection, entry, and maintenance of individual or bulk product information into TMM, our title management system.
  • Assist in the creation and management of training manuals and process documents and ensure their dissemination to internal stakeholders
  • Assemble key materials used in monthly Print Quantity Meetings to facilitate productive discussion with internal stakeholders on their publishing plans to ensure profitability benchmarks are attained
  • Collect and disseminate data needed to create seasonal P&Ls as well as seasonal scheduling reports and materials needed to assist business units and Production in resource planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Send ONIX feeds to digital and print partners, and provide support for provisioning students with digital course materials on an as-needed basis
  • Schedule and create all requisite materials for Seasonal Launch Meetings, Sales Conference Meetings, or any other meetings where product presentation is required
  • Oversee the cover design and review process, ensuring on time delivery of approved assets
  • Produce additional materials when necessary for accounts to manage inventory properly in order to represent current product most effectively in the marketplace (isbn cross reference reports, release and return schedules, etc.)
  • Respond to Kaplan Publishing book support requests to address customer needs

Requisite Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience on content workflow/delivery projects, handling a large volume of content in different formats (ePub, PDF, print, etc.)
  • Highly motivated, analytical, organized, detail oriented, and deadline driven
  • Familiarity with and understanding of distribution formats for print and digital materials
  • Ability to work on, multi-task, and prioritize a high volume of projects simultaneously
  • Capable of working autonomously and as a team member to collaborate with others on innovative new processes for product development and workload management
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Desire to learn, adapt and change, and embrace new technologies to accommodate team/process needs
  • Strong proficiency in Excel with the ability to analyze and manipulate data for effective presentation to distribution clients, Kaplan’s business units, etc.

Jobs of the Week: Lucky, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and Waterbrook Press



Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 11.59.42 AMTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time Staff

Location: New York, NY


Lucky is seeking an Editorial Assistant for the print magazine. The primary focus of the position is to assist the Deputy and Managing Editors with tasks ranging from coordinating copyflow to generating display text to assisting with partnership projects for consumer marketing.

“The Magazine About Shopping,” Lucky focuses on fashion and beauty through the lens of personal style. Led by Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, the team at Lucky is full of innovative, forward-thinking and social-media obsessed editors. We are looking for a self-starting, detail-oriented Editorial Assistant who can communicate with all the departments of The Lucky Group and help out with almost any project — whether it’s organizing a Game of Thrones contest or researching a potential cover star or coordinating a delivery of custom-made ice cream.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage schedules and communications for Deputy and Managing Editors
Manage the onboarding of new staff members (in all departments at Lucky)
Write the Table of Contents for each issue
Conduct research for Style and Entertainment departments, as necessary
Editorial market work for special sections and issues, as needed
Work with PR team on monthly press releases
Aid Business Manager with processing invoices
Aid Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief with operational duties
Other editorial tasks as needed (i.e.: manage the iPad lending library, oversee mailroom inventory, etc.)

Four-year college degree with previous internship experience, magazine experience preferable
Working knowledge of basic computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Familiarity with InCopy, a plus

To Apply: 
Contact Chantal Fernandez at


Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 12.05.50 PMTitle: Editorial Assistant, Education

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, seeks an editorial assistant for the education publishing program. The editorial assistant will support two editors with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

•routine correspondence with authors;
•file and database management;
•tracking projects at various stages of reviewing, editing, production, and publication;
•commissioning reviews for projects under consideration;
•preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration;
•securing endorsements for books;
•assisting in drafting and proofreading book information copy; and
•liaising with marketing, sales, accounting, and production departments.

The duties may include convention travel, market research, report creation, and related tasks.

B.A. or equivalent educational experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational abilities, strong computer skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously. An interest or background in education or the humanities or the social sciences is not required, but is a plus.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.


If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond New York City…


Waterbrook Press (Random House)

prh-logo-bigTitle: Editorial Assistant

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

WaterBrook Press seeks an editorial assistant to support the editorial department, including editors and the editor in chief/vice president for editorial. Responsibilities will include: evaluating manuscripts, writing flap copy and fact sheets, attending meetings, and administrative tasks . You will assist in coordinating the editorial and production process, transmit manuscripts, and handle special projects. This job is an excellent way to learn about publishing and offers an engaging work environment.

Candidates should be creative, self-starters, exceptionally organized and have the ability to multi-task. Strong communication and writing skills are essential. The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently is required. Prior office experience required.

  • Education: 4 Year Degree
  • Experience: 0-2 Years
  • Travel: Little to None
  • Skills: not specified

To Apply: 
Please apply using the online application process.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

August 5, 2013
Paranoia @ the Apple Store

At the Soho Apple Store (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) director Robert Luketic and actor Liam Hemsworth will be promoting their new film Paranoia, a high-stakes tech thriller. This free event starts at 6:00 pm.

August 6, 2013
Jeff Guinn on the Life of Charles Manson

The Strand (828 Broadway, Manhattan) will be hosting bestselling author Jeff Guinn as he talks about his latest book Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. One must purchase the book or a $15.00 gift card to the Strand in order to attend. This event starts at 7:00 pm.

August 8, 2013
Soothing the Psyche When the Shrinks Are Away

Writing Professor Susan Shapiro will be hosting the 8th annual reading of her students’ work at McNally Jackson Booksellers (25 Prince Street, Manhattan) beginning at 7:00pm. The theme of the event is psychological health, and how to deal with life when your shrink is on vacation.

Keep this Bag Away from Children

Housing Works Café (126 Crosby Street) is hosting a release party for the literary magazine Keep this Bag Away from Children, featuring readings and conversation from some of New York’s budding writers. This event starts at 7:00 and is free.

August 9, 2013
James Franco and Frank Bidart

Actor James Franco’s latest book A California Childhood plays with the concept of memoir and expression. Poet Frank Bidart will join him in conversation at the Strand from 7:00-8:00 pm as they discuss memoir and poetry. In order to attend you must buy California Childhood or a $25 gift card to the Strand (828 Broadway, Manhattan).

Internships at Thieme Medical Publishers

The Thieme Medical Publishers internship program in our New York office offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of medical publishing and to have direct contact with professionals in the field.  All interns are welcome to attend essential editorial, production and sales meetings. 


Marketing and Sales

Our global marketing program includes direct mail, website, e-mail campaigns, space advertising, and book reviews. Marketing Interns will work in a forward-thinking environment with true hands-on opportunities.  This is for hard working, enthusiastic students who want to gain real-world, Marketing experience in a short period of time.

The internship also offers an exciting opportunity to learn valuable web skills while working within the Marketing department.  Get involved in compiling advance and promotional material, planning and organizing medical exhibits, and dealing with distributors such as wholesalers and bookstores in the Americas while learning the tricks of the trade!   



  • assisting our web team with publishing and online duties
  • performing internet research


The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong computer, communication and organizational skills
  • previous book, magazine, or marketing experience
  • language skills are a plus, but not required
  • HTML skills are preferred, but not required


What we offer:

  • Year-round full-time or part-time internships from a minimum of ten weeks to six months
  • A stipend to cover transportation expenses and lunch
  • Flexible office hours
  • Academic credit can be arranged (e.g. independent study credits) 
  • Hands-on publishing experience
  • A great office location in midtown Manhattan (walking distance to Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building and Times Square)


Contact Information: Please e-mail or mail a cover letter, which briefly explains your area of interest and skills, and which specific department(s) you are applying for, along with your resume and two professional references tot he Internship Coordinator e-mail: intern@thieme.comPlease do not duplicate applications.  Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Location: Thieme Medical Publishers is located at 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th floor, New York, NY 10001.  Please visit our website for more information.