Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant Needed!

The Pace University Marketing and Communications Department is looking for a Graduate Assistant!

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant will assist the Creative Director and editorial and design teams with developing marketing and editorial materials (print and online) for the University—maintaining University messaging, tone, and style throughout and furthering the department and the University’s mission. As part of the Marketing and Communications team, the Graduate Assistant will assist in finding new ways to communicate with the University’s target audiences in meaningful and engaging ways and provide research, writing, creative, production, and administrative support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Edit and proofread University marketing materials (enrollment materials, viewbooks, advertisements, posters, program brochures, web copy, and more)
  • Edit and proofread editorial properties (The Pulse, weekly newsletter for students; Opportunitas, monthly newsletter for faculty and staff; Keeping Pace, quarterly newsletter for parents; Pace Magazine, bi-annual publication for alumni; Annual Report)
  • Write regular features for editorial properties (alumni, student, and faculty profiles; events coverage; and more)
  • Research school publications and Google alerts to develop monthly ‘fit to print’ column; quarterly class notes; and bi-weekly updates for story meetings
  • Manage unique marketing projects from start to finish (e.g., work with Creative Director and client to identify products, editorial needs, and maintain schedule)
  • Assist in University email communications (developing copy, preparing templates, maintaining mailing lists)
  • Collect email statistics and web analytics for reporting and analysis; assist in identifying and implementing new ways to improve open rates/reader traffic
  • Research and develop/maintain critical editorial and marketing databases and documents (Pace Pride Points, Pace in a NY Minute, Superstars Database, Around the World, Year in Review)
  • Assist in reviewing and coding photo archives for editorial and marketing use

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Full-time enrollment in Pace University Graduate program, ideally in Publishing, Marketing, Media and Communications, or related field
  • Candidates must be able to work creatively, manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines, and have strong communications skills
  • Strong computer skills in Word and Excel; experience with blogging software, CMS, and Adobe Creative Suite a plus

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Job Opportunity with Taylor and Francis!

Taylor and Francis is currently looking for Inside Specialist Sales Reps!

An Inside Specialist Sales Representative is expected to engage in the daily proactive sales efforts (via phone, email, conferences, presentations, targeted mailings and in-person visits) considered necessary to promote the products for assigned disciplines and reach their assigned monetary goal.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Achieve annual sales goals in the Humanities and Social Science textbooks for assigned disciplines.
  • Identify, contact, track and close business to achieve annual revenue targets.
  • Sell and present technology over the phone and in person.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of assigned disciplines so that the specialist is able to function as a true consultative sales rep.
  • Attend key conferences and make select campus visits to close business.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize sales strategies to achieve established sales targets.
  • Work with marketing to develop sales plan for selected conventions attended by the specialist.
  • Provide periodic sales forecasts.
  • Provide editorial and marketing with ongoing feedback regarding Taylor and Francis products, competitive products and market trends.
  • Manage communications and reporting.
  • Successfully manage software, textbook sampling, and travel budgets.
  • Manage territory resources/budget.
  • Maintain and continue to build a high level of knowledge of textbook and technology products.
  • Build in-depth knowledge of assigned disciplines in order to work closely with product teams to identify potential new authors, provide feedback on new editions and revisions.
  • Participate in twice yearly sales meeting to develop product and curriculum knowledge, sales skills and other aspects of the business.
  • Use key systems to maximize sales including CAS, PT, BMIS and ISIS.
  • Other projects as assigned by the sales manager.

Required Experience / Skills

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in sales, educational sales preferred. Alternative would be 2 years teaching experience in the language arts, social studies, math or science at the high school level.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent PC skills, as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Educational Requirements

  • College degree BA or BS

If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Flores at jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com, and be sure to CC Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Freelance Social Media/Marketing Position!

Hillsinger-Mendelson (http://hilsingermendelson.com/), one of the country’s pre-eminent literary public relations firms, is looking for a freelance social media marketing/content developing whiz kid to execute social media marketing strategy for for high-profile books and authors. Compensation pending experience, and hours are flexible.

Working with the Digital Media Manager, your primary responsibilities may include:

  • Writing creative social copy for designated social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…), to include evergreen content development in addition to timely topic response and commentary.
  • Identifying and engaging with influencers, blogs, websites and fans
  • Managing, monitoring and building community on various social media platforms
  • Monitor online chatter for brand coverage and content opportunities.

Secondary responsibilities may include:

  • Editorial outreach to blogs, websites, influencers and niche communities
  • Contributing to creative marketing/media outreach discussions for featured titles
  • Helping set up social media programs and campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr

Qualifications:

  • Heavy user of social media
  • A thorough understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube)
  • Candidates will be avid readers of tech and social media sites
  • Highly-adaptive writing and communication skills
  • Must have active accounts across key social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest
  • Must have exceptional traditional writing skills and a flair for “socialnetworkingspeak”

For consideration, please complete the following steps:

1.  Send a BRIEF cover letter and resume to cdaniel@hmieast.com, and copy Professor Denning on your submission at jdenning@pace.edu.
2.  For the subject line, write only: Freelance.
3.  Include links to any relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, etc…).
4.  What are you reading online? List your top ten favorite sites.
5.  Do you have any relationships with any media outlets? What are they?

Hillsinger-Mendelson Fall Internship Position!

Hillsinger-Mendelson (http://hilsingermendelson.com/), one of the country’s pre-eminent literary public relations firms, is looking for an extremely motivated, web-savvy intern to assist on publicity and social media marketing campaigns for high-profile books and authors. This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on, resume-building experience in the world of public relations, marketing, and book  publishing.

Primary responsibilities for this internship will include:

  • updating and maintaining various social media accounts;
  • researching popular blogs, websites and writers for specific book projects;
  • developing/maintaining online media lists and editorial calendars;
  • monitoring trends/topics/opportunities online and developing ideas for new content and strategies;
  • creating/writing a variety of editorial content;
  • helping set up social media programs for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr;
  • handling follow-up as assigned for outreach campaigns;
  • and assisting with other digital media initiatives and administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with a keen interest in the book publishing industry, digital media and online marketing. A passion for social media, a desire to expand upon existing digital skills, and 15-24 hours a week in availability are all requirements.

Compensation pending experience, however. We offer flexible hours.

For consideration, please complete the following steps:

1.  Send a BRIEF cover letter and resume to cdaniel@hmieast.com, and copy Professor Denning on your submission at jdenning@pace.edu.
2.  For the subject line, write only: Internship.
3.  Include links to any relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, etc…).
4.  What are you reading online? List your top ten favorite sites.

Fall Internship Opportunity With Penguin!

Looking for a fall internship?  Penguin Group (USA) offers internship opportunities in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, publicity, and subsidiary rights.

Fall interns work a total of 14 hours per week for a 10 week period and are paid minimum wage.

If you’re interested in applying, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@us.penguingroup.com, and copy Professor Denning on your submission at jdenning@pace.edu.  Please indicate the business area(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.  The deadline to apply is August 1, 2012.

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group.  Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (http://www.penguin.com) is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.