Jobs of the Week

Niche Media Holdings: Gotham and Hamptons Magazines

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY

Gotham and Hamptons Magazines are looking for a driven Assistant Editor to join their high-performing New York team.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conceiving and pitching stories for each issue, then executing and producing assigned stories and sections.
  • Responsible for writing several stories, producing magazine-ready copy within established deadlines.
  • Work with the marketing department to oversee photo section and make sure it is edit-ready for ship week.
  • Work with photo editors to select art, manage photo shoots and make sure art comes in for each piece/section assigned to the Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor.
  • Represent the magazine in the community by attending/hosting events on behalf of assigned magazine.
  • Meet with local power players to boost magazine presence.
  • Responsible for execution of editorial-related clerical/administrative duties for the editorial team.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the local colleges and working within the community to represent the magazine and spread awareness about it.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 1-2
    years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum one year editorial experience, preferably in the magazine industry.
  • Experience in a style-related field a plus.
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills. Candidates should be willing to take a writing test and provide clips.
  • Strong working knowledge of AP Style.
  • Ability to set, manage and hold others accountable to firm deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of MAC platform and Gmail.

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Trident Media Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to CEO / Literary Agent

Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks a full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering and placing telephone calls
  • Taking dictation and keeping detailed schedules and up-to-date records of all projects
  • Corresponding with clients, publishers, and managers via email and phone
  • Generating expense reports
  • Coordinating travel itineraries
  • Tracking and processing payments
  • Tracking contracts through their various stages
  • Preparing submission packets
  • Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
  • Keeping up to date with pop culture via internet, etc.
  • Coordinating meetings
  • Updating the company’s website
  • Helping in the HR department upon request

Additional job responsibilities may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years experience at an agency or book publishing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus, and Outlook
  • Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
  • Discretion, tact, and professionalism
  • Ability to communicate with various personalities
  • Avid reader
  • Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

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Jobs of the Week

Niche Media Holdings

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains Editorial Director’s schedule
  • Arranges travel schedules and itineraries for Editorial Director and, when needed, Creative Director
  • Provides administrative support for Editorial Director – organizing office, filing, preparing documents, expense reports
  • Organizes and maintains file system for editorial department, and files correspondence and other records
  • Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings
  • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials
  • Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes
  • Greets scheduled visitors and conducts to appropriate area or person
  • Builds strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc)
  • Maintains the editorial schedule for all magazines
  • Run errands such as deliveries or pickups as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One year of administrative experience required
  • Prior editorial experience preferred, ideally in a magazine publishing environment
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs and MAC platform
  • Familiarity with InCopy and/or InDesign programs preferred but not required

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Harlequin Books

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: NYC

Responsibilities:

Editorial

  • Reads and evaluates solicited and unsolicited manuscripts and recommends titles for publishing to the Executive Editor.
  • Performs all editorial functions including providing revisions to author and line editing. Oversees copy editing and author approval/alterations.
  • Provides editorial input into packaging design in order to ensure key selling features are reflected in the product package.
  • Develops art recommendations for the vision team meeting with Art and Marketing, recommend titles and writes back cover copy and back page ads.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of innovative editorial ideas and concepts, and contributes to new company initiatives.

Administrative

  • Screening and handling telephone calls from employees, authors, and other third parties.
  • Sorting, opening and screening of daily department mail.
  • Accurately incorporating author changes/corrections into manuscript database.
  • Maintaining information in different editorial and production databases.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree.
  • 2+ years progressive experience in publishing, including editorial focus.
  • 2+ years of administrative experience.
  • Experience working with authors. – Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to prioritize and remain focused.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, planning and teamwork skills.

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