Jobs of the Week

TheActiveTimes.com

Job/Internship type: Full-time
Position: Assistant Editor
Location: New York, NY

Description: 

Spanfeller Media Group’s The Active Times has an exciting, entry-level career opportunity in its editorial department. They are looking for a junior editor to mine the active sports community—from the local running path to the Eiger’s legendary North Face—for the latest on the sports, adventures, locales, health and fitness, people and gear that encapsulate the active lifestyle.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Pitching, researching and writing how-tos, gear reviews and occasional news items and trend pieces for multiple daily posts; building stories for content partners; and helping to increase the contributor base across all channels and develop an engaged community of like-minded athletes and adventurers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an entry-level journalist to get in on the ground floor of what will soon be the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life. The Active Times is a performance-driven, growth-oriented, fun, startup digital content provider.

Knowledge of, and participation in, the active lifestyle—specifically running, fitness, hiking, climbing and adventure travel—is a distinct advantage. We want people who live and breathe the active life and, by extension, are members of the audience they’re speaking to. The perfect candidate also has real world journalism experience—be it on a newspaper, magazine or website staff—prior media internships, or a graduate degree in journalism. He/she is a social media wunderkind or web-savvy type who’s not afraid of a bit of HTML. Most importantly, though, the successful applicant is smart, hard-working, hungry to learn and eager to prove himself/herself at a performance-driven, growth-oriented startup.

Contact: 

Please send applications, including a resume, cover letter, two clips and salary requirements to sjautz@spanfellergroup.com. This job was originally posted on ed2010.

 

Entertainment Weekly

Job/Internship type: Full-time
Position: Editorial Assistant
Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The TV editorial assistant writes, reports, and researches a variety of stories for the magazine and EW.com, from breaking news to reviews to profiles and trend pieces. He or she will also run the administration for the tv department – coordinating calendars and meetings, processing invoices, and keeping databases of TV dates and other relevant industry information. The ideal candidate will be a passionate TV fan who is also resourceful, organized, efficient, creative, and an accomplished multi-tasker.

Contact: 

To apply please send your resume to Amy_kelleher@timeinc.com with the subject line ‘EW Editorial Assistant’. This job was originally posted on ed2010.

Jobs of the Week

Essence

Job type: Freelance
Position: Beauty Assistant
Location: New York, NY
Description: 

Candidates should have keen interests in beauty related topics. The ideal assistant is a self-starter, highly organized, and has the ability to multi task as well as pay close attention to detail. Must be familiar with product brands, the latest trends, and key beauty public relation contacts. Past internship experience is required. A degree in Journalism, Print Media, or Communications is preferred.

Specific tasks to include:
· Research and write all beauty credits for FOB and COB stories
· Assist beauty department with expense reports, meeting scheduling, photo shoots, ordering supplies, and other administrative tasks as needed
· Oversee and organize daily product sample mailings
· Handle assigned writer contracts/invoices
· Assist with feature writing and editing as needed
· Research and fact check beauty copy
· Maintain the upkeep of the beauty closet
· Cover beauty events and deskside appointments as needed
· Manage summer intern workflow

Contact: 

All qualified candidates should send their resumes to amy_kelleher@timeinc.comThis job was originally posted on Ed2012.

Poets and Writers, Inc

Job type: Full-time
Position: Editor
Location: New York, NY
Description:
The assistant editor is a key member of the editorial team for Poets & Writers Magazine. The assistant editor edits the News & Trends department for the print edition while providing editorial and administrative support to the editorial office. The assistant editor reports to the editor in chief.

This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 403(b) plan, and generous time off.

Responsibilities include:
• Assigning, editing, and/or writing articles and essays for the News & Trends department of each issue, as well as researching and soliciting artwork and photographs for the section.
• Editing Letters to the Editor.
• Proofreading Grants & Awards.
• Preparing Grants & Awards for each issue’s web close; coordinating the addition of Deadlines listings to the database and styling and linking the online Recent Winners page.
• Creating online-only content related to each issue’s New & Trends section.
• Maintaining the editor@pw.org inbox; fielding editorial telephone calls.
• Reading and evaluating spec and query letters for the editor in chief.
• Performing other editorial duties, as needed, including photo and article research, fact checking, proofreading, and handling permissions.
• Performing administrative duties, as needed, including filing, writing correspondence, and handling mail, among other tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
• Strong computer skills, especially in Access, InDesign, and content management systems.
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus.
• Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook).
• Professional phone manner.
• Familiarity with literary community and interest in contemporary literature.
• Cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.

Apply online at Media Bistro.

Jobs of the Week

Manhattan Magazine

Job/Internship type: Full-time
Position: Associate Editor
Location: New York, NY
Description: 

Manhattan magazine is looking for a dynamic associate editor with 2-4 years of lifestyle magazine experience. Applicants should have a keen eye for detail and an insatiable curiosity for art, culture, tastemakers, fashion and emerging talents in NYC. Applicants should possess a knack for researching, pitching, writing and packaging stories and working with freelance writers and editors. Strong editing and packaging skills are fundamental to this position. A strong work ethic, the ability to be a team player in a fast-paced environment, organizational prowess and resourcefulness are also musts. The associate editor will assist with various sections, including front-of-book pages, calendar listings, event coverage and weekly newsletters. S/he will also assist with our bi-monthly concierge guidebook and BEACH, our Hamptons-centric publication that has a winter issue out in November. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience with InDesign and Microsoft Office required. A can-do attitude and a sense of humor required.

Contact: 

Please send a resume, short cover letter with salary requirements and 2-3 clips to the hiring department. Resumes sent without salary requirements will not be considered.

This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

 

Bustle

Job/Internship type: Freelance
Position: Entertainment News Writer
Location: Brooklyn, NY/Remote

Description: 

Bustle.com is seeking a freelance breaking news writer who will specialize in short, punchy articles for its entertainment vertical.

This writer should have extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry, strong news judgment, and, most of all, the ability to write quickly and cleanly. The freelance breaking news writer will be expected to produce between eight and 10 stories a day that range between 200-300 words. Bonus points for a witty and fun voice! The ideal candidate will have a degree in Journalism/Communications/English and have at least two years of editorial experience specializing in entertainment and/or celebrity writing.

The writer can work remotely or from our Brooklyn office, but will be expected to work business hours from roughly 9am to 5pm EST Monday-Friday.

Contact: 

Please send an attached resume, a short note about why you’re interested in the email body and three entertainment related clips (links are best) to Alex, with the subject line “Entertainment News Writer-Your Name.” Only eligible candidates will be contacted.

This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

 

Jobs of the Week

Travel + Leisure

Position: Project Manager
Job Type: Full time, Freelance
Location: New York City 

Travel + Leisure seeks a project manager to assist with its annual Design Awards, which acknowledges the year’s best projects in architecture, design, fashion, and technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the intake of submissions and compiling entry data into organized spreadsheets
  • Communicating with PR, fielding questions and ensuring that all entry materials are received
  • Facilitating the execution of the package in print, tablet, and web formats.

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work 5 days a week
  • Must be responsible, dependable, punctual, hard-working, extremely organized and highly motivated
  • Must be able to multitask and work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Should have knowledge of the architecture, design, art, and fashion worlds and an
    understanding of the awards.
  • Dates: August 12 to November 1, 2013

 Contact: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Katie James. This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

Sky Horse Publishing 

Position: Sales
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York City

Leading independent publisher Skyhorse Publishing is looking for a motivated, entrepreneurial-spirited Sales Manager to manage the day-to-day sales activities for established customers and to aggressively pursue new business. The Sales Manager will report to the Director of Special Sales. Among our core categories are rural living, cooking, humor & gift, health, reference and children’s. Great opportunity for growth!

Responsibilities include:

  • Increasing sales for existing accounts.
  • Proactively seeking ways to find incremental revenue through new business.
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of the Skyhorse list and the marketplace.
  • Meeting assigned revenue goals.
  • Provide editorial feedback from accounts as necessary.
  • Attend New York Now (formerly the New York International Gift Fair) and BEA. (Both are New York-based.)

Required Skills:

  • 1 – 6 years experience in a sales role.
  • Experience selling books to non-traditional markets a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a sales team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a self-starting environment.
  • Flexible, yet focused.
  • Ability to travel, if necessary. (Extensive travel is not required.)
  • Basic computer skills.

Contact:

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Skyhorse Publishing. This job was originally posted on Publisher’s Weekly.

 

Internship Opportunities at Fodor’s

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Fodor’s Production-Editorial Intern

Fodor’s Travel, an imprint of Random House, Inc., is looking for a fall semester intern to work for credit in midtown Manhattan. The intern will work closely with the associate managing editor and production editors to gain experience doing many of the tasks they do:

  • Correction checking and light proofreading of our print titles, including covers
  •  Creation of first- and second-pass proofs using Typefi, our desktop-publishing system
  • Quality-assurance checking of ebooks and possibly apps
  • Keyboarding of changes to Word files
  • Possible review of the work of freelance proofreaders, depending on the intern’s aptitude and experience

By closely shadowing the Fodor’s production-editorial staff, a nexus of print- and ebook production at our company, the intern will be central to the creation of several books and ebooks this fall and will gain a thorough understanding of the way in which all departments (editorial, production-editorial, production, cartography, and art) collaborate to create Fodor’s content.

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to me at the email address below and will ultimately need to furnish a letter from the college confirming the intent to grant academic credit.

Fodors.com Content Intern: Fall 2012

Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of travel intelligence. Covering 300 destinations worldwide, the Fodor’s guidebooks and Fodors.com have provided the most up-to-date information and strategic travel planning advice for travelers for more than seventy years.

Fodors.com is seeking an unpaid Content Intern for the Fall 2012 semester to work from early September to early December. We are looking for a college or graduate student (Communications/Media/Technology) who is available to work 15-20 hours a week in our Midtown NYC office. Students must be able to receive school credit for the internship.

This opportunity is for a web-savvy student to jump in and learn how a leading travel brand works behind the scenes. You’ll be part of a team creating engaging travel content that reaches more than 3.6 million unique viewers a month. Along with helping to keep our content up to date, you’ll test new features on our many platforms, attend staff meetings, and tag content in our database. You may also be asked to jump in to assist on special feature projects like our Top 100 Hotel Awards.

The student will emerge from this internship with a deep understanding of what it’s like to work at a fast-paced travel brand in Midtown Manhattan. The ideal applicant will be tech-savvy and a fast learner who is able to adapt quickly from project to project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Tag editorial content in our database
  • Perform QA (quality assurance) on our website, mobile apps, and special projects
  • Test new features of our CMS (content management system).
  • Create assignments in our web app and add records
  • Use administrative tools to run reports
  • Help maintain documentation and create instructions in various forms, including videos

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or graduate school program, with a concentration in Communications, Media, or Technology
  • Must be able to earn school credit for internship
  • Proficient in the MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized and detail-focused
  • Familiarity with databases and web-based applications and tools like metadata tags and blogs
  • Interest in travel and technology

Please contact Professor Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu if interested in applying.