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. 

Jobs of the Week

W Magazine

Position: Sales Assistant

Location: New York, New York

Type: Full-Time

About the Job

  • General administrative support such as: phone coverage, filing, expenses, scheduling, ordering supplies, organizing mail lists and issues and travel/restaurant arrangements
  • Handling and interpreting RFP’s (request for proposals) that include: rates, positioning, demographics, circulation, magazine mission statements, media kits, and marketing programs.
  • Responsible for insertion orders and client communication
  • Maintains competitive reports and editorial credits
  • Learning integrated ad sales, brand essence and sales process
  • Use of all Microsoft and internal sales programs.

Requirements:

  • Passion for advertising sales
  • A bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely computer savvy with the ability to master sales systems
  • Candidate should be smart, motivated, personable, detail oriented and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.  Must be both Mac & PC proficient.

To apply:

Contact Laura Lafon at Laura_lafon@condenast.com. This job was originally posted on Minonline.

The New Press

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, New York

Type: Full-Time

The New Press seeks an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor (depending on experience) to support the Editorial Department on a range of fronts. Reporting to the Editorial Director, this is a key position involving substantial responsibilities and room for growth.

Responsibilities Include:

Transmit/track status of New Press manuscripts heading into production

  • Maintain editorial department files
  • Write Title Information sheets, catalog copy, and jacket/back cover copy for selected titles
  • Work collaboratively with all other departments through the publication phase of each book
  • Read proposals and manuscripts and prepare editorial memos
  • Correspond as needed with authors and/or their representatives
  • Prepare blurb solicitation letters, finished book letters, etc. and do editorial galley and finished book mailings
  • Serve as primary point of contact with literary/nonfiction translators for The New Press’s program of books in translation
  • Schedule, prepare agendas, and disseminate minutes for editorial meetings
  • Support the seasonal catalog production
  • Other editorial/research projects on an ad hoc basis
  • Bachelor’s degree required; some prior editorial, publishing or bookselling experience desirable. Excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills required. Knowledge of a second language, preferably French, desirable.

To apply:  Please email a resume and cover letter that includes salary history/requirements to: editorialjobs@thenewpress.com

 

Jobs of the Week

This week we bring you two different positions. A digital position at Penguin perfect for anyone who has the tech skills and passion for work management and a marketing/publicity assistant at Other Press. While you’re looking, check out Folio Mag’s job website for more opportunities.

 

 

Company: Penguin

Position: Digital Workflow Assistant Manager

Location: New York City

Penguin is currently seeking a Digital Workflow Assistant Manager to assist the Manager and Vice President in all aspects of digital workflow services.  This person will help with all activities related to Penguin CORE editorial software including workflow planning, software upgrades, release planning, documentation, and training strategy and delivery.

While working in a team environment, the Digital Workflow Assistant Manager will be responsible for providing training and support to editorial teams in regard to our current systems and procedures, assisting with fulfillment of font requests, participating in larger content management initiatives, and working on other special projects as assigned.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • 4 year college degree related to publishing or technology or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a publishing environment, with knowledge of overall book publishing process including editorial, design, marketing, and layout fundamentals
  • Prior work experience demonstrating ability to function both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work, and manage time effectively
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage frequent change, readily accommodating new projects, assignments, and technologies
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word
  • Basic understanding of Mac platform and software, and ideally some experience with Adobe InDesign and Acrobat
  • Ability to travel up to 5% via airplane, train and/or car required; some overnight and/or international travel may be required

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to jobs@us.penguingroup.com.

Company: Other Press

Position: Publicity & Marketing Assistant

Location: New York City

About the position:

Other Press, publisher of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, as well as timely nonfiction from around the world that represent literature at its best, seeks a Publicity/Marketing Assistant to provide day-to-day support in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment. Duties will include fulfillment of book copy requests to the media, updating publicity and marketing databases, assembling and distributing daily publicity reports & weekly meeting minutes, assisting with writing press and promotional materials, attending and assisting in the coordination of author events, researching potential blogs, and new media platforms. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing, communication, organizational and social media skills, attention to detail, and ability to juggle a multitude of tasks. Though duties will consist largely in assisting Publicity and Marketing efforts, we are a small and collaborative press and will require our Publicity/Marketing Assistant to support a variety of other departments when needed. Previous experience in a publishing or providing administrative support is ideal and passion to learn about book publishing is a must, in our search for a candidate to join our ambitious and growing team.

If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to Jessica Greer, jgreer@otherpress.com

The 2013 Edgell Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Robert Edgell Scholarship.

Each year ABM awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship in the amount of $1000, to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing program who demonstrates an understanding of and interest in the business media industry.

Founded in 1906, ABM is positioned at the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model – which includes print publications, events, digital media and business information – ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. ABM’s approximately 300 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $33 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about ABM please go to their website.

To apply, interested candidates must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 25th.  The applications will then be reviewed and a winner chosen by executives at ABM.  The scholarship will be awarded at the MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, March 28th. Application materials consist of an essay, letters of recommendation, and resume. For information on the essay and requirements, please click here.

Fall Internship Opportunity with Rosetta Books!

Rosetta Books, a leading digital-only trade publisher, is looking for an intern to perform basic functions in all areas, including marketing, production, and operations. This position provides an excellent learning opportunity to those interested in digital publishing, along with pathways for advancement. Qualified candidates will have a 4-year college degree and current enrollment in a post-grad publishing program, proven interest in publishing and ebooks, and an awareness of the space, including what ebooks are, how they are viewed, and which vendors sell them. This person should be punctual, professional, and resourceful.
 
Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree and current post-grad enrollment
  • Basic data entry experience, including Microsoft Excel or Access
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Flexible, reliable, efficient, and self-motivated
  • Tech- and Internet-savvy
  • A strong interest in publishing a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Reliable, organized, and interested

This is a paid position.  Applicants must be available for at least 5 months during a regular work week.
 
To apply, please send your resume to Ms. Navjot Khalsa at nkhalsa@rosettabooks.com, and CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.