Internship Opportunity at the Academy of Management

Peer-reviewed Journal (Scholarly) Publishing Internship Opportunity at the Academy of Management (AOM)


Date: April 2013, open until filled

Contact: Professor Jane Denning at and Mr. Adam Etkin, Director of Publishing, with resumes at

Travel Reimbursement: Students taking the MetroNorth Railway or Pace Shuttle Bus from NYC will be reimbursed for their tickets.  (MetroNorth Railway tickets are $24 roundtrip during peak hours).   


Internship Description:
 The Publishing Department located at the Academy of Management (on the Pace Briarcliff Manor campus) is currently seeking an intern to aid with daily activities related to our 6 peer-reviewed journals.  Daily activities may include processing manuscript submissions, running statistical reports, assisting with marketing, involvement with the print and electronic production processes, advertising, copyrights, multimedia creation and editing, updating website via content management system (CMS), and other tasks as needed within the publishing department.  The intern will be under the direction of the Director of Publishing. 


The intern will gain valuable experience in the STEM publishing industry, including:

  • Oversight of life-cycle of scholarly articles, from submissions to decision to publication and beyond
    • Use of plagiarism checking software
    • Role of the managing editor
    • Production work flow
  • Reporting and metrics
    • Understanding of journal level decision ratios, turnaround times, author reach/geography
    • Analyses of citation rates, impact factor, downloads
  • Communication and Marketing
    • Assist with member newsletter
    • Social media efforts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.)
    • Multimedia projects (video, podcasts)



  • A strong desire to work and/or learn about Scholarly Publishing.
  • Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing, organizing and maintaining files and databases.
  • Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
  • The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, willing to learn new programs and skills, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to independently complete advanced projects with limited supervision.
  • Ideally will have successfully completed courses in production, copyediting, and publishing.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs.


The Academy of Management (“AOM” or “The Academy”) is the world’s leading professional association for management scholars, dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. Established in 1936 and currently comprised of a volunteer network of ~20,000 members across 105 countries, AOM publishes several academic journals, organizes conferences, and provides others forums for management professors and managers to communicate research and ideas.

Quote of the Week

 “In magazine publishing, there’s nothing more exciting than the “launch.” Not many other things in business come close to this kind of adrenaline rush…“Inventing” a magazine is much more personal than inventing a lawn mower or a toothbrush. It’s more revealing of who you are; it’s an extension of your personality. There’s a lot of you between those pages.  So the fear of rejection is greater.”


-Samir A. Husni, Ph.D., a.k.a “Mr. Magazine”

Careers in Focus Panel

The Careers in Focus Panel on Jobs in Editorial and Publishing was held at 1 Pace Plaza on Wednesday, March 13.  The room was packed and everyone was excited to attend.  I’ve been to similar events before, but the energy at the Careers in Focus panel was different, more alive, somehow, than a sedate professional meeting.  Perhaps the hopeful energy of my fellow students was contagious: the panelists candidly expressed their individual reasons for their love of the publishing industry, which I hadn’t experienced until that point. They were so happy to explore all the options for us as students about to enter the workplace.  Most panels for industry professionals are more business oriented, so it was refreshing to see a more human side to the people who are ultimately making the decisions to hire us or not—and that there is someone at the receiving end of online job applications rather than a giant black hole in cyberspace.


Here is a list of the panelists and the key points they discussed:


Becca Worthington, the Project Coordinator from AAP, the Association of the American Publishers, served as the moderator of the panel.  Her main message to students was to network with industry professionals.  Perhaps the best way for all of us to do that is by joining literacy outreach programs with groups such as the Young to Publishing Group.

Joy Bertan, a Director of Staffing at Simon & Schuster, suggested adding the genres you like to read in the Skills and Interest section of your resume.  She also suggested that publishing is more of a one-track minded industry: once you pick editorial or production, for example, chances are you will not have the chance to switch later in your career.  Therefore, pick wisely and know what you want or run the risk of being pigeonholed.


Michael Mejias, Director of Internship Program at Writer’s House, a literary agency, that represents powerhouse names such as Nora Roberts, disagreed. He suggested that the publishing industry is more flexible and that, in the beginning it is more important to become associated with a publishing house than attempting to streamline your skillset too soon.


Brittany Davis, an HR representative from O Magazine advised students to speak up during their internships.  It’s a challenge to do so since everyone is so busy, but if you don’t speak up your supervisors won’t be able to help you.  She assured the rom that they truly want to help us. Most of the time they will go out of their way to help you once you express your interests.


Finally, Carolyn Zimatore, a Talent Acquisition Manager at HarperCollins, reminded students to dress appropriately when going to an interview. And always, always, always follow up, perhaps even with old-fashioned, handwritten notes. Usually, it’s best to send both a thank-you e-mail and a traditional card or note if you really want to make an impression.


The panelists also discussed what makes individual candidates stand out from the thousands—the average entry-level editorial job posting receives about 1,000 responses in 12 hours—of other applicants. While the finer details were debated, the conclusive agreement was the passion and knowledge an interviewee shows are what sets him or her apart from the rest; however, at the end of the day, it’s also about fit: do your passions and interests complement the imprint you’re interviewing for?

To sum up: dress appropriately, know what you want, and follow up. Click here to read the event flyer for more information!

By: Caroline Acebo

Caroline Acebo is currently in her second semester in the MS in Publishing program at Pace University. She is an editorial intern at Zola Books and is also a graduate writing tutor at Pace University’s Writing Center.

News from Pace Students and the WNBA

 Pace University Publishing students have been lending their talent and ingenuity to the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.  The following are three articles that showcase what students have been learning from WNBA Career Panel events, positions they have acquired within the organization and how they have become involved with the United Nations through the WNBA.




WNBA Career Skills Panel Report

By Heather Allen

Heather Allen is in her second semester of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University. She is the Social Media Coordinator for the WNBA-NYC, Social Media/ Marketing Intern for Touchstone

Books at Simon & Schuster, and holds a part-time editorial assistant position at Thieme Medical Publishers.


On Tuesday, a panel of six industry professionals spoke to an intimate group of publishing hopefuls. The panelists were:

  • Melissa Rosati, Co-Leadership Trainer, Pace University MS in Publishing Program
  • Alexis Bressler, Human Resources Specialist, Macmillan Publishers
  • Pauline Hsia, Literary Agent Assistant; WNBA-NYC Member, Young to Publishing Group
  • Justin Krass, Career Counselor, Pace University Career Services Center
  • Amy Saxon, Editorial Assistant at Bedford/St. Martin’s

 The night’s moderator was Andrea Baron ( WNBA-NYC Student/Young Professional Outreach Chair and Adjunct Professor, Pace University MS in Publishing Program).  Click here to read about the WNBA’s Career Panel. 



WNBA Member Monday: Meet Tqwana Brown!

Tqwana Brown, a former high school English teacher, is currently in her second semester of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University. She is currently interning at a literary agency and will be taking over as Blog Intern for the WNBA-NYC Chapter.  The following is an interview about her experiences, conducted by Hannah Bennett, an alumni of the MS in Publishing Program and WNBA member.

Hannah: Congratulations on becoming the new Blog Intern for the WNBA-NYC blog!  How did you come to be involved in the world of publishing and in the WNBA?

Tqwana: Thank you! I’m very excited about this opportunity. I first heard of the organization last semester. I attended a few events, but it wasn’t until the blog editor position became available that I became an official member. Growing up, publishing wasn’t a career that anyone in my family even knew existed.  I entertained the idea briefly right after I completed undergrad (though it was magazines at the time), but nothing came of it. In fact, that’s when I first learned of Pace. After teaching high school for several years, the idea came back to me that this is where I’d rather be.

Hannah: What are some of your goals for the WNBA-NYC blog? What most excites you about this position?

Tqwana: Getting more member participation. Not just interviews, but guest blogs  and event reports. Members should feel like this is their blog, and the best way to do that is to get them contributing more. I want to increase visibility to the organization and grow our numbers. The majority of people currently entering and working in the field are female and our numbers should reflect that. I also want to work closely with Heather (social media coordinator) to help with that.

Click here to learn about Publishing student, Tqwana Brown’s involvement in the WNBA as the new Blog Intern.




News from the UN Youth Representative CornerUNCorner  

By Diana Cavallo and Jenna Vaccaro  

(The Women’s National Book Association is a
Non-Governmental (NGO) member of the
United Nations, supporting the UN in its goals.)


 Provisional Winter/Spring 2013 NGO Briefing and Events Calendar January–June 2013

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we must look back on a year of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls and ask ourselves how to usher in a better future.
One young woman was gang-raped to death. Another committed suicide out of a sense of shame that should have attached to the perpetrators. Young teens were shot at close range for daring to seek an education.”
Click here to read the rest of Diana and Jenna’s article.  Please go the UN website to continue reading the Secretary-General’s full message.