Jobs of the Week

New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational, and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn, and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

In the News- Consolidation at Leading Magazine Publishers

Self MagMajor magazine publishing companies such as Hearst, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have restructured and consolidated several groups in their respective print titles in order to keep costs down to combat the growing digital world of publishing. Print titles like Self Magazine at Condé Nast have committed to a digital-only brand. Other magazine have joined staffs at several groups into one category. A larger digital investment appears to be the only strategy that can save magazine brands as readers are continuing to shift their general attention to online media outlets.

“We have long believed that collaboration is the key to ongoing creativity and innovation, and we’ve seen its success in action over the past hearst-logofour years,” said a spokesperson for Hearst, “Brands refine their individual points-of-view, and dynamic editors expand their skills and talent to the benefit of all.”

To read the full article, please click this link.

Magazine Resource: The Folio Alert

folio alertGet the latest news, features, jobs, event updates & more from Folio Magazine. Be the first to know about upcoming media conferences, a special issues, contests and the latest features available from Folio Magazine.

This email subscription is a great way for students to stay up to date with the magazine industry.

Click here to subscribe.

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.

 

 

Job Alert! Open position at The New York Times

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Assistant to Nick Kristof and Charles Blow

There is an opening for an editorial assistant to Nick Kristof and Charles Blow. This guild position entails research, fact-checking, social media and clerical duties. It is a wide-ranging role.

This candidate will assist with news details in the Editorial Department by performing functions that will include, but not limited to, the following:

• Keep abreast of the news in the field covered and suggest ideas for columns;
• Conduct research as needed for the Editorial Department using standard reference materials, including online resources;
• Verify and/or correct the accuracy of the information contained in draft columns and write summaries as necessary.

Internal and external candidates:

If interested, send us a resume at editorialjobs@nytimes.com

The New York Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

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.

Over 900 Authors Unite Against Amazon with Open Letter

The dispute between Hachette and Amazon is nothing new. The fact that it continues today is not surprising either. However, as of late, Amazon has directly targeted Hachette’s authors with the hope that Hachette will agree to its terms. Authors have not sat idly and let this dispute quietly slip by. Authors United, a group of over 900 authors who have come together to formally ask Amazon to end its dispute with Hachette, have signed an open letter, requesting that Amazon does just that. Douglas Preston, bestselling author, and also published by Hachette, is the founder of Authors United.

The full text of the letter is below. The entire letter and the signatures are available to read on the Authors United website.


“Authors United
P.O. Box 4790
Santa Fe, NM 87502
For information, email Douglas Preston
at doug@authorsunited.net

A Letter to Our Readers:

Amazon is involved in a commercial dispute with the book publisher Hachette , which owns Little, Brown, Grand Central Publishing, and other familiar imprints. These sorts of disputes happen all the time between companies and they are usually resolved in a corporate back room.

But in this case, Amazon has done something unusual. It has directly targeted Hachette’s authors in an effort to force their publisher to agree to its terms.

For the past several months, Amazon has been:

— Boycotting Hachette authors, by refusing to accept pre-orders on Hachette authors’ books and eBooks, claiming they are “unavailable.”

— Refusing to discount the prices of many of Hachette authors’ books.

— Slowing the delivery of thousands of Hachette authors’ books to Amazon customers, indicating that delivery will take as long as several weeks on most titles.

— Suggesting on some Hachette authors’ pages that readers might prefer a book from a non-Hachette author instead.

As writers-most of us not published by Hachette-we feel strongly that no bookseller should block the sale of books or otherwise prevent or discourage customers from ordering or receiving the books they want. It is not right for Amazon to single out a group of authors, who are not involved in the dispute, for selective retaliation. Moreover, by inconveniencing and misleading its own customers with unfair pricing and delayed delivery, Amazon is contradicting its own written promise to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company.

Many of us have supported Amazon since it was a struggling start-up. Our books launched Amazon on the road to selling everything and becoming one of the world’s largest corporations. We have made Amazon many millions of dollars and over the years have contributed so much, free of charge, to the company by way of cooperation, joint promotions, reviews and blogs. This is no way to treat a business partner. Nor is it the right way to treat your friends. Without taking sides on the contractual dispute between Hachette and Amazon, we encourage Amazon in the strongest possible terms to stop harming the livelihood of the authors on whom it has built its business. None of us, neither readers nor authors, benefit when books are taken hostage. (We’re not alone in our plea: the opinion pages of both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, which rarely agree on anything, have roundly condemned Amazon’s corporate behavior.)

We call on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette without further hurting authors and without blocking or otherwise delaying the sale of books to its customers.

We respectfully ask you, our loyal readers, to email Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at jeff@amazon.com, and tell him what you think. He says he genuinely welcomes hearing from his customers and claims to read all emails at that account. We hope that, writers and readers together, we will be able to change his mind.”

50 Best Book Covers of 2012 by Design Observer

 

Design Observer Announces Winners 50 Best Book Covers Of 2012!

 

Design Observer was founded in October 2003 by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Rick Poynor, is part of Observer Omnimedia LLC.  The website recently announced its annual list of the Best Book Covers of 2012.  An advisory board nominates books for consideration, which the public can view in online voting, and a jury selects the 50 winning titles.

 

Bloodland, by Alan Glynn

Included in this year’s picks are  Art without Artistsby John Foster and Roger Manley and designed by Mary Kunnath, Bloodland by Alan Glynn, designed by Keith Hayes, and Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman, designed by Jennifer Carrow. Click here to view the complete list of 2012 winners, and click here to view the winning titles from 2011! 

 

Did one of your favorite books get selected as a winner? Did Design Observer forget to include a truly dynamic cover?  Let us know in the comments!

Fall Internship at The Chronicle

Internships at The Chronicle

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking editorial interns for the Fall 2013 session.  The Chronicle of Higher Education is an academic source of news, information and new jobs for colleges and universities across the country.  Located in Washington D.C., The Chronicle has over 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.  Students interested in news writing or editing should consider this opportunity!

 
The internships are paid, full-time positions in the Washington office, and will run from September through December.  Duties include reporting and writing brief features for our print edition and daily news articles for our Web site

 

The application deadline is Friday, June 7.  For details, please visit The Chronicle’s Web site.