University Presses

A university press is an academic publishing house that specializes in scholarly books and journals. Pace University Press (Pace UP), for example, publishes seven journals in the humanities and social sciences, like Woolf Studies AnnualThe Journal of Comics and Culture, and The Journal of Beat Studies. It has 60 journals and books in print and works closely with the M.S. in Publishing Program. Continue reading “University Presses”

Job Opportunity: Publicist for Oxford University Press US & UK

New York, NY & Oxford, United Kingdom

Seeking Full-Time Publicist

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Its Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Minimum Requirements:

• College graduate with 3 or more years of book publicity experience
• Candidate must be creative and have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to mining publicity opportunities
• A familiarity with key print and electronic book contacts is required
• Must be at ease with pitching to media, dealing with authors, and juggling multiple projects and authors at once
• Excellent writing skills required

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage book campaigns from beginning to end, including booking events, radio, podcast and television interviews, pitching for reviews both in print and online
• Communicate with authors, editorial and marketing staff about publicity achieved and reporting on individual titles at marketing meetings
• Identify the best and most appropriate audience for assigned titles and compiling media lists accordingly, pitching books and authors to all appropriate venues
• Pitch seasonal list to key media (ie. media visits/lunches)
• Maintain and foster media contacts through research and in person meetings
• Research and write press releases, pitch letters, and other publicity materials
• Work with the Director/Manager to plan and map publicity campaigns
• Work with Director/Manager to manage individual tour budgets

For the New York position, please apply online. If you are interested in the UK position, please apply here.

Internships of the Week

New York, NY

Offering Literary Agency Internships.

William Clark is a native of Virginia and was educated in the United States, France, and England. Moving to New York in 1992, he worked at several agencies, including Virginia Barber Literary Agency and William Morris Agency, before founding the agency in 1997.

He is a Conservator member of the Young Lions Program at the New York Public Library, PEN American Center, a sponsor of The Moth, and a member of The Author’s Guild and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants who can demonstrate a motivating passion for literature and the world of books
• Experience in critical reading, writing, copy-editing or developmental editing are preferred
Basic research and organizational skills are required
The ideal intern possesses both a keen appreciation for quality non-fiction and fiction, and a sense for the commercial potential of material.

Responsibilities Include:

• Interns report directly to Mr. Clark on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 10 hours per week
• Develop an eye for literary merit as well as commercial viability
• G
ain valuable experience and exposure in the international publishing community
• Preparation of detailed readers reports for discussion
• Aid in development of book projects
• Minimal clerical work.

Internships are unpaid, though college credit is possible. Interested individuals in their junior year of college or later should apply in the month preceding the internship period by email to intern@wmclark.com with the subject line: “Intern Application.” The email should include: the reasons why the applicant is interested in working in a literary agency; the last five works of non-fiction and fiction read; and a resume in the body of the email (no attachments are accepted).

New York, NY

Offering Editorial Internship

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Our Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicant must be preferably enrolled in a degreed program with at least one year of schooling completed
• Excellent communication and research skills, as well as an ability to work towards a deadline
• Candidate should be highly organized, attentive to detail, and capable of juggling multiple assignments at once.
• Some understanding of project management (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP) is preferred, but not required
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel
• Ability to commute to our New York City office for the duration of the position

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the digital publishing manager in maintaining the throughput of content to three online products (Oxford Medicine Online, Oxford Clinical Psychology, and AMA Manual of Style)
• Support the larger editorial digital development team in necessary tasks, including Quality Assurance of content
• Shadow other roles, including XML content specialists
• Attend our product team meetings and gain exposure to basic project management techniques
• Support “print side” editors in verifying content for online publication

Please submit a resume and cover letter to their online career site.

New York, NY

Offering a Publicity Internship

American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and virtual seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

Minimum Requirements:

• BA/BS required
• Demonstrated interest in publishing required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for details
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, creative writing ability
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently in a busy environment, and also work as a team member on projects

Responsibilities Include:

• Proof publicity press material and coordinate printing of publicity material.
• Send out review requests and bound galleys.
• Coordinate review copy and seasonal catalog mailing to our distribution center in SLK.
• Provide assistance in updating and maintaining publicity database
• Conduct publicity research for select books using outside database (Cision) and author questionnaire.
• Maintain NetGalley which includes: upload ePub file; share widget with marketing, editorial, and author; approve requests; and archive old titles.
• Post reviews, press kit, book awards, and webcasts and podcasts to PIM.
• Assist publicity director on lead books and other select titles.
• Handle call for information from PW, Library Journal, Choice.
• Post entries to AMACOM Books Blog using WordPress.
• Assist Publicity Director with social media.
• Other related duties.

AMACOM, American Management Association’s Publishing Division (www.amacombooks.org) is looking for an intern in the publicity department assisting the publicity director. if you would like apply, please Please apply on our website under AMA Careers.

New York, NY

Offering Marketing Internship

Films Press is a media and entertainment company. Using a combination of original content creation, high quality production, and impactful distribution channels, Fabled Film properties connect across generations of parents and their children.

The team has experience with early stage startups as well as running large, growth oriented businesses.  Expertise in writing, illustration and visual design; filmmaking, digital animation and app creation as well as brand building, sales strategy, digital marketing, publishing and licensed products.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects
• Strong research skills
• Familiarity with social media platforms
• Previous experience with publishing and content marketing is appreciated, but not required.
• Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in children’s books, films and toys.
• Ideal candidates should be familiar with various social media platforms (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads).

Responsibilities Include:

• Interns will work closely with the in-house marketing director to execute marketing plans for The Nocturnals, a new middle grade childrens brand with books, animated shorts and online activities
• Interns will be expected to write original content for our website and social media and write pitch letters
• Generate marketing materials (social posts, blog posts, flyers, digital banners) and follow up on select pitches to bloggers
• Draw up social media campaigns optimized for multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and perform research to update database marketing contacts for booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers and the media on MailChimp
• Assist the marketing director with other day-to-day tasks
• The intern will also be expected to execute daily mailings of books and other materials as well as drop off packages at the post office.

Fabled Films Press can make arrangements for course credit where possible; Internship is unpaid. Please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in their internship program to info@fabledfilms.com. Please include on your resume any appropriate social media accounts that can be taken into consideration (i.e., usernames for Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads etc.). when applying, please indicate which specific weekdays you can commit to working from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (minimum 3 days per week). Unfortunately, Fabled Films Press is unable to provide any assistance regarding housing.

page streetSalem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

Page Street Publishing Co., located in Salem, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston and walking distance from the train station. Page Street publishes 50 to 60 titles a year spanning the range of lifestyle subjects, including cooking, health, parenting, craft, gardening, fitness and beauty. It seeks out authors with exceptional talent—people not famous who should be—and presents their techniques and expertise in high-quality, full-color paperback originals, packed with step-by-step photos and illustrations. Page Street is distributed by Macmillan, one of the leading publishers in the world. Page Street is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet and donates 1% of its revenue to environmental charities.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Interest in cooking and/or other lifestyle topics would be seen as a plus but not essential
• Work in a bookstore, library or other ventures involving books also seen as plus, but not essential
• Speed and aesthetic talent that is a fit with our style is the main priority.

Responsibilities Include:

• Follow templates set up by the senior designer to layout entire books
• Enter editorial changes and make design adjustments
• Work with the editors, designer and publisher
• Would have some opportunities to design covers and interior design templates, and his or her role would grow with the company

If you are interested please send a resume, cover letter and link to your design portfolio to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

oxford university press-logoWashington D.C.

Seeking Full-Time Outside Sales Representative

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required with evidence of high academic achievement.
• 2 to 4+ year’s sales experience.
• Proficient in PC environment with working knowledge of MS Office, and ideally, Salesforce.com
• A valid driver’s license is required (A 2016/17 vehicle is provided by OUP).
• This position requires extensive overnight travel during peak seasons.
Preferred:
• Field based sales experience strongly preferred
• Sales experience in the publishing industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Promote Oxford’s college titles and ancillary materials to current and prospective book adopters.
• Calls are made via well-planned campus visits, telephone, and email. Plan and execute sales plan under the direction of sales management. Extensive travel required during peak seasons.
• Build and maintain relationships with instructors of university and community college programs and bookstore managers within an assigned territory.
• Achieve sales goal by selling college textbooks through strategic management of territory with use of appropriate selling skills
• Request exam and desk copies of OUP textbooks to be sent to professors as a precursor to sales calls.
• Ensuring that all major bookstores are serviced during rush periods.
• Track backorders and late adoptions carefully.
• Maintain accurate contact and adoption information in our data management system, Salesforce.com.
• Proactively increase product knowledge individually and through participation in all sales meetings or conference calls.

This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in and around the D.C. suburbs. If you are interested please submit your resume and cover letter to Charles Brandquist (charles.brandquist@oup.com). This role has a requirement that you reside in/around the Washington, DC suburbs.

de gruyter

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Director (f/m) Humanities, Americas

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 260 years. An international publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 750 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law; and also offers a wide range of digital media. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Saur and De|G Press.

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating a development plan for HSS program, especially in North America and Asia.
• Identifying potential acquisition targets in the US to build the strategically important HSS area.
• Contributing to the formulation of an Asia strategy for the publisher.
• Efficiently managing the staff.
• Closely cooperating with the Digital Business unit in the company, as well as close coordination with the Director Humanities and Social Sciences, Europe and Managing Director, Editorial to achieve overall strategic goals.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
• Experience in the development of scientific publishing programs.
• Knowledge of North American university institutions and their stakeholders in today’s research environment.
• Many years of experience in an international publishing house.
• Proven strategic, budgetary and team responsibility.
• Leadership skills.
• German language skills in spoken and written language would be a plus.

If you are interested in this position please send your application to Kerstin Maiazza, Director Human Resources & Internal Services (application@degruyter.com) and indicate your earliest possible start date and salary expectations as well as reference no. 16109Inc.

FSGNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at a trade publisher
• Prior experience as a production editor at a trade publishing house (at least three years)
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong communication skills
• Detail-oriented; organized; able to set priorities under pressure
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards and juggling multiple projects at once
• Ability to work on complicated projects—e.g., books with illustrations throughout; graphic novels; bilingual titles; and heavily designed books with many elements
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting in MS Word; experience with Word Styles preferred
• Flexible and adaptable to changing digital workflows and procedures
• Fluency in a second language is desirable though not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Work as production editor from manuscript to bound book on approximately 30 new titles per year, plus paperback reissues and conversions. Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
• Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
• Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
• Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check all stages of proofs.
• Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
• Work with editors, designers, and production in solving problems that arise.
• Maintain high quality and consistent style within each work.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Internship Alert: Society for Scholarly Publishing

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For those of you who are interested in an internship centered in academia, the Society for Scholarly Publishing has a list of internships on their website that links for a wide array of available internships in the academic fields.

Offerings available include positions at Anthem Press, Columbia University Press, MIT Press, and Oxford University Press, among many others.

Click here to peruse the complete list.