Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.

Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

For more information, click here.

The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal (linda@loewenthal.co – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Volunteer opportunity: Folio: Show

folio_logoThe Folio: Show is a major magazine trade show that will be held at the NY Hilton Hotel on November 1-2.

An arrangement has been made for students to gain free admission to the show if you are willing to help out at the sessions.

Requirements for the volunteer work includes:

  • checking passes, or
  • handing out forms

folio:showYou will have the opportunity at some point during the show to sit in on sessions and talks by industry leaders.  You can also tour the exhibit hall and talk with different publishers, printers, and other vendors. This is a great networking opportunity to take advantage of.

Folio: is dedicated to providing magazine publishing professionals with the news, insights, and best practices to keep them in tune with today’s media industry trends

If you would like to take a look at the full schedule of events, click here!

If you are available for a day or half-day on either of these dates and would like to volunteer, please send an email to Puboffice@pace.edu with your preferred day and time, and your name will be forwarded to the coordinator, who will contact you directly about the scheduling.

 Please send an email by Monday, Oct. 24th if you are interested.

Send an email right away if you’re interested. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Sudaquia Internship!

Sudaquia logo

Publishing Marketing Internship

Sudaquia Editores is looking for an unpaid, part-time publishing marketing intern, to work in our dynamic team. Ideal candidates are self-starters who can work independently and collaboratively; have writing, research and communication skills in English and Spanish; are creative thinkers; and have a strong interest in contemporary Latin-American literature in Spanish.

We don’t have formal “departments” at Sudaquia Editores, so our interns have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks –ranging from editorial to publicity / marketing, to production, and everything between.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with various social media platforms (including but not limed to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Goodreads, Booklikes). As intern, you will be asked to:

  • Write press releases for books, events and promotions.
  • Create and manage online marketing campaigns targeting readers (of books in Spanish), libraries, bookstores, and college students and teachers.
  • Contribute in the management of ours social media platforms, creating engaging content, most of it in Spanish.
  • Write and publish original content in Spanish including books reviews, and updates in our website, Sudaquia.net

Note that publishing marketing intern will not work exclusively on publishing and marketing and will be ask to do other administrative chores around the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree related to Communications
  • Outstanding knowledge of Spanish and English languages. Better if Spanish native speaker.
  • Active interest in Latin-American literature and books in Spanish.
  • Experience designing promotional and marketing material.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multitask while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Natural to Internet research and Social Media interaction.

Si estás interesado envianos tu carta de presentación, y una copia de tu currículo a central@sudaquia.net.

If you are interested send your cover letter, and a copy of your CV to central@sudaquia.net.

Vice-Cencom Fellowship Program

Center for Communication

VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in the Summer of 2016.

Participants in the program will intern at VICE for eight weeks during the summer and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. The fellowship will cover travel, housing, and offer a $5,000 stipend for the fellows.

While at VICE, fellows will receive individual instruction and guidance from award‐ winning journalists, producers, and editors. Fellows will also have access to VICE’s state of the art edit suites, production studios and will be encouraged to create and present their own work for review at the end of the program. The Center will also organize three On Location events for the fellows to serve as an introduction to the NYC media landscape.

This fellowship is part of a series of initiatives designed to advance both organizations’ commitment to diversifying the media landscape and ensure greater access to careers in journalism for the next generation of innovative storytellers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWS:

  • Junior, Senior or graduate student
  • Must be a full‐time student who will not graduate prior to April 15, 2016
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism
  • Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
  • Students should be fluent in digital technologies, social media, and actively creating original video content

APPLY:
If this sounds like you, click here to apply! Please send any questions about the fellowship to fellowship@centerforcommunication.org.

Awesome Opportunity! Become a Student Correspondent

The Center for Communication is launching a student correspondent program, open to students across the country, that will feature student writers who want to bring fresh perspectives and their voice to journalism across our platforms. Participants in the program will have their work published across all of our platforms and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations arranged by the Center for Communication.Student correspondents will be allowed to choose their own topics — as long as they focus on career, student life or a current, relevant news piece. Occasionally topics may be assigned to you.

HOW DO I APPLY?
The application process has three rounds:

Round 1: Submit your application
To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples.

Round 2: Produce an original story
If selected to move on to this round, you will be required to produce an original story in 72 hours. Additional details will be provided if you are selected.

Round 3: Interview
If you are selected to move on to this round, you will interview with the Center’s Director of Community.

WHERE WILL MY ARTICLES BE PUBLISHED?
Articles will be published on the Center’s website, within our newsletter, and shared via Twitter and Facebook.

HOW LONG WILL I BE A CORRESPONDENT FOR THE CENTER?
If chosen, you will be a correspondent during the Spring 2016 semester.

DO I HAVE TO BE AN UNDERGRADUATE?
No. You must be currently enrolled in an associates, undergraduate or graduate program during your time as a correspondent.

DO I HAVE TO BE A JOURNALISM STUDENT TO APPLY?
No. We welcome all students of all degrees!

NONE OF MY WORK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY PUBLISHED — CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes. As long as you can provide samples of your work, you can still apply.

WILL I BE WORKING IN THE CENTER’S OFFICE IN DUMBO?
No. You will be working remotely from your college. This way, you can participate in the program while still taking classes on campus! Talk about a win-win, amiright?

All correspondents are more than welcome to come visit us, if they want!

WILL THIS OPPORTUNITY BE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE?
Yes. The program is offered in the fall, spring and summer.

I’VE APPLIED – NOW WHAT?
The Center staff will begin reviewing all applications. Keep in mind that we’re a staff of 4, but we’ll respond to every applicant as quickly as possible.

After this, you will be notified via email if you are selected to move on to Round 2 of the application process. Journalists selected to move on to Round 2 will be given 72 hours to produce an original story.

After the deadline of round two, selected candidates will participate in a brief interview with the Center’s Director of Community.

HOW WILL I BE COMPENSATED FOR MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM?

All correspondents will receive a stipend upon successfully completing program. Throughout the course of the program, the Center will conduct weekly mentorship calls with the Student Correspondents with guidance and editorial support.

READY TO APPLY?

Submit your application to Foladé Bell, our Director of Community. Be sure to include “Student Correspondent Spring 2016” in the subject line.

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

folio show logo

 

The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at abaron2@pace.edu and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.

 

 

Edgell and Littleford Scholarships 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Robert Edgell Scholarship.BPEF

The application deadline is March 2, 2015.

Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.

This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship.  This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the March 12th MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting.

ABMIf the scholarship winners are interested in working with ABM to secure an internship at a B2B magazine, we will work with the student to help place them in a position.  The payment so for the internship will be $4000.  Details of the publication where the student will be interning, hours, and time frame will be discussed between the recipient of the scholarship and the employer.

The Edgell and the Littleford Scholarships will be awarded on March 12, 2015.

**How to Apply**

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, March 2nd.  The applications will then be reviewed and winners chosen by executives at ABM. 

Interested students must submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2-5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a BtoB magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience or a 2-5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of BtoB magazines in the digital age.

 

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

About ABM

ABM, the association of business information and media companies, is the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model — which includes business information, digital, print and events — ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. With more than $20 billion in annual revenues, ABM’s 200 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, publish nearly 4,000 print and online titles, and host over 1,000 trade shows.

To learn more about ABM, click here.

What is B2B Media?

B-to-B Media Experience

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

To view the full video, click here.

Penguin Random House Job Opportunity

penguin-random-houseAssociate, PRHPS eBook Production & Distribution
Entry Level, Full-Time, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Production
Penguin Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:
The eBook Production & Operations team is looking for an Associate to help support our growing Penguin Random House Publisher Services business.

Reporting to the Manager, PRHPS eBook Production & Distribution, this position will monitor the process for converting PDFs into finished eBooks. The Associate will work to prepare client book content for conversion, perform quality assurance on our eBook files, and ensure on-time delivery of completed eBooks to all partners and retailers. The candidate will respond to retailer inquiries and requests, coordinating with internal departments to make sure the PRHPS catalogue is available on every platform.

The candidate will also support the team through weekly reporting, data maintenance, and day-to-day administrative tasks, and other projects as required.

Your profile:
The ideal candidate is a self-directed, self-organized, independent worker with strong analytical and process-oriented skills.

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task across multiple projects and multiple timelines
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Detail oriented
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Familiarity with the book and eBook production process
• Familiarity with different e-readers and tablet devices
• Familiarity with data management standards, tools, and technologies (e.g., XML, SQL, DocBook, XSLT).
• Excellent PC Skills to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Experience with XHTML, CSS, Filemaker, Mac and Adobe Applications (Photoshop, illustrator, Indesign) would be an asset but is not required

In addition, you must have demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume. Four year degree or equivalent experience required. Prior related experience is a plus.

About our company:
Penguin Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to Professor Kathy Sandler at ksandler1@gmail.com.

Job Opportunity

Lukeman Literary Management Ltd

Title: Ebook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full Time

Location: New York, NY

Lukeman Literary Books

Description: We are a friendly, relaxed, boutique, established literary agency (in business 20 years) that specializes in a broad range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, including many bestselling and high-profile authors. We also work in the exciting new world of ebook publishing, and it is in this capacity that we are seeking a tech-savvy and self-motivated individual for the position of Ebook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant, answering directly to the President. The position will be focused on all-things ebooks related, including converting and formatting files for ebook production, uploading them to various platforms, social networking, online marketing and publicity, jacket design, and overseeing a network of domestic and international distribution. The position will also be heavily focused on books in translation, so while the candidate is only required to speak English, he/she must also be comfortable in working with titles in other languages. The position will also require working a comfort working with contracts and overseeing a network of freelancers. While the position is tech-heavy and primarily focused on ebooks, it will also sometimes include the administrative and editorial duties of a literary agency, and assisting the President as needed. The position will entail an endless and ever-changing array of duties, and as no two days will be the same, we need someone who is flexible, adapts easily to change, fast-working, and open to being on the cutting edge and constantly learning in an ever-changing tech environment. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the workings of ebook publishing and a literary agency, in a hands-on position with much responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be an independent worker with a meticulous eye for detail, outstanding follow-up and administrative skills, a personable demeanor and a love for books, especially commercial fiction. The position will require the candidate to work with highly confidential and sensitive manuscripts, files, and sales and financial data, so the candidate must be highly trustworthy and have references demonstrating such. This position will also require the candidate to work remotely much of the time, so the candidate must feel comfortable being self-motivated and highly-disciplined. It will allow the candidate freedom and flexibility of work days/hours—but also require that work goals are met. This position may also occasionally entail editing and/or copyediting, so editorial experience is preferred. The position offers room for growth for the right candidate.

Minimum Requirements:
–Bachelor’s degree
–Proficiency with Windows and Mac, and advance knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop, PDF and FTP uploading and Epub conversion
–Tech-savvy and highly detailed oriented, with excellent organizational skills
–Strong written and verbal communication skills
–Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.
–Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
–Proven ability to exercise considerable discretion in handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
–Strong and meticulous follow-up
–Ability to troubleshoot technical problems
–Ability to be flexible, and to learn quickly

Preferred Requirements:
–Previous office experience in publishing and/or in handling similar tasks strongly preferred
–Experience in a technical and/or production department of a publisher or literary agency
–Experience uploading to Amazon KDP, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and B&N.
–Experience with an FTP program like Filezilla, and experience working with metadata in Excel
–Experience with EPUB conversion and ebook layout, and ideally with Altantis and Stanza
–Experience with Ingram/Lightning Source and/or POD layout and uploading
–Experience with online publicity and social networking
–Experience with website design, such as Frontpage
–Foreign languages a plus
–Knowledge of contracts and comfort in working with them

For more information on how to apply, contact Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu