Job Opportunity

MeeGenius is a digital reading company and our mission is to help kids foster a love of reading. We have an extensive library of over hundreds of beautifully illustrated e-books for children, each professionally narrated with our read along technology. Our e-book reader apps and bookstore can be found on all major platforms and mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, web, Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, and soon, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Installed on over 2 million mobile devices and used by over 3,000 teachers, any time can be story time.

We are looking for a Freelance Editor to support our Content and Production team. We need a person with professional editorial experience, who’s excited about digital media and cultivating children’s love of reading. The Freelance Editor will be responsible for working with a variety of different titles for children ages 0-8, maintaining the consistency and quality of the titles, and maintaining communication with their primary point of contact in the Content and Production team on a regular basis. The position will be paid as an hourly wage.

To be a strong fit for the role of Freelance Editor you will need to:

  • Assist in the editorial development, planning, and execution of MeeGenius books
  • Review and edit manuscripts
  • Ensure all personal deadlines are met
  • Communicate with the Content and Production team during all phases of development and troubleshoot any related issues
  • Excellent attention to detail, be able to identify and solve problems, and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and have a proven ability to organize time and meet deadlines along with being an active team player.
  • Applicants with a degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate professional editorial experience

 

To apply for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your editorial capabilities (only pieces that would be appropriate for a 0-8 audience), a current resume, and a cover letter as attachments to jobs@meegenius.com. Please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail as well as the position that you are applying for. For all questions and queries regarding the position, please contact us at jobs@meegenius.com.

Internship: American Express Publishing

American Express Publishing is offering paid internships within their Digital Assets and Rights department. They are currently looking for interns to help with the ongoing project of adding keywords to their ever expanding image collection.  This is a great opportunity to get real world experience working with a DAM system in a corporate environment.  American Express interns also get deep experience in the application of a (partially) controlled vocabulary to a large library.  They also turn to interns to help update and evolve our vocabulary and the guidelines for using it.

Candidates should be available a minimum of 3 full days a week.

Contact Chad Beer at: chad.a.beer@aexp.com to learn more or to apply for an internship.

Fall Internship with Publishers Weekly!

Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is looking for 2 to 3 interns for the fall semester. The positions are part-time and unpaid, but if you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews and short author interviews

Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week. Your job will include:

  • Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers, and helping m aintain a log of assignments
  • Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)

You must:

  • Learn tasks quickly
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Follow through and meet tight deadlines

If you would like to interview for an intern position, e-mail Sarah Gold, senior reviews editor, at sgold@publishersweekly.com, by Monday, Sept. 10, and put “fall internship” in the subject line. Please attach a resume and a writing sample or link to one (a class paper is fine). Be sure to CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Part-Time Internship with Literary Agency!

New Leaf Literary & Media is looking for a motivated fall intern who is detail-oriented, well-read in commercial genre fiction (particularly children’s, YA and adult fiction), and enthusiastic about learning the inner-workings of a literary agency.  Intern should be available 10 to 15 hours per week, though days and hours are flexible.

Responsibilities include reading query letters and evaluating incoming submissions, as well as some light administrative work, such as mailing, email correspondence, scanning and filing. Special independent projects will be assigned based on ability. Interns will be invited to workshops, events, and other networking opportunities.

Length: 4 months

Requirements: The ideal candidate has completed at least two years of college, is motivated and organized, is well read in contemporary commercial fiction, has an avid interest in the publishing industry, understands social media, and will be professional and courteous in an office setting.

Location: New York, NY

Application Due: September 1, 2012

Payment: Unpaid, students can earn credit

How to Apply: Email a one page cover letter (include publishing or office experience, availability, and the last 3 books you’ve read) and resume to Danielle Barthel (dbarthel@newleafliterary.com).  Please also CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning (jdenning@pace.edu).

Fodors.com Content Internship Opportunity!

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

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Cameron Todd at ctodd@fodors.com, and CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.