Dear Students and Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to announce Susan Katz as the David Pecker Professor. Ms. Katz was formerly President and Publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent twenty eight years professionally committed to publishing and Harper Collins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as the David Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Ms. Katz first lecture, is entitled “Creating a Best Seller: The Author, the Editor and the Publisher.” Ms. Katz will explore the making of a bestselling picture book series, which has sold over 30 million copies. She will discuss the publishing process from inspiration of the text to its appearance on the New York Times best seller list. Her first lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor, from 6-8p.m.
It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as professor and mentor to our students. I look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2015 at her first lecture.
Prof. Sherman Raskin
Director, MS in Publishing
Director, Pace University Press
Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.
In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has been asked lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.
Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking . She hopes you’ll read it and share it.
Here is a snippet of the article :
“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.
Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”
To read more click the link below.
The M.S in Publishing blog would like to officially welcome and introduce you to the Graduate Assistants and Student Aides for the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about your classmates and their positions within the department.
Student Aide, Publishing Office
Brittany Fuller is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program, who also graduated from Pace University, Pleasantville in May of 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Journalism, and a double minor in Marketing and Gender & Women Studies.Born and raised in New York City, Brittany has always had a passion for writing and reading, which led and inspired her dream of working in the magazine industry as an editor. Brittany has interned for Westchester Magazine,where she worked with the editorial team and assisted the design department with their annual Wedding Shoot. With the knowledge she will gain from the program, she hopes to integrate her experience and knowledge of journalism,advertising, marketing and public relations to better serve the publishing industry. In her spare time she reads, watches television and spends time with her friends and family.
Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield
Graduate Assistant , Pace Press
Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield, graduate student for the Pace University Press, is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program at Pace. She graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing in December 2014. MK has interned at various places taking on editorial positions in order to learn more about publishing. She has always enjoyed editorial work, which led her to pursue a career in the publishing field. MK plans to learn every aspect of publishing throughout her Master’s studies in order to know where she will fit best in the industry. In her spare time, MK enjoys writing flash fiction, playing Scrabble, and participating in fantasy football.
Jordan Hill- Forney
Graduate Assistant , Publishing Lab
Jordan Hill-Forney is the Lab Graduate Assistant at Pace University. She is from St.Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and graduated from Seton Hill University (SHU) with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications. While an undergraduate student she first gained work experience while interning for the SHU Marketing department and the National Catholic Center of Holocaust Education. In the summer of 2014 she attended the New York University Summer Publishing Institute where she received a certificate in Magazine and Book Publishing. Last fall she interned at Development Counsellors International, a travel marketing agency, where she learned how to market travel destinations including her home, the USVI. At Pace she hopes to learn about digital marketing in the publishing industry.
Lab Assistant, Publishing Lab
Weijia Wei is a student from Nanjing, China. In June 2014, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology. Weijia has had great internship experiences working for the International Labour Organization in United Nations and creates news content in text as well as multimedia formats, for dissemination through website and social media platforms. He has a lot of interest in book marketing and digital publishing.
Graduate Assistant , Pace Press
Angela Taldone graduated from Bridgewater College in May 2015 with a B.A. in English. Born in Manhattan, raised in the Poconos, and college-educated in Virginia, Angela is excited to be back in NYC to complete her M.S. in Publishing at Pace University. Having a love for books as well as grammar and editing, she knew that publishing was the field she wanted to be in. In preparation for her career and time at Pace both as a student and graduate assistant, Angela completed internships and jobs in areas ranging from marketing to media relations to copy editing. Her career interests include editorial and marketing in book publishing, but Angela hopes to find interest in other areas as she makes her way through the publishing program. In her spare time, Angela enjoys trying new restaurants as well as revisiting old favorites on a regular basis. Currently, she is attempting to try every item on the menu at Champs Diner, which is an all-vegan diner and bakery in Bushwick.
Dear Potential Candidates,
Scout Books & Media, Inc. , a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm is looking for an intern for busy publishing office . They work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with publishers and brands. Publishing clients include Time Inc, Scholastic, Bearport, Rowman and Littlefield, and more.
Scout is a small company with a rapidly growing book program — a motivated intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, about photo research and creative direction of book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like.Scout Books & Media was founded by Susan Knopf in 2011 as a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm. Her previous experience includes packaging books with Reading Rainbow in its fledgling days, headed up publishing imprints at HarperCollins, Penguin, and Parachute (producer of John Deere, Seventeen magazine, Goosebumps, and Mary-Kate & Ashley books).
In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other book producers if interested.
Intern will be involved with editorial development and research, photo research and rights, presentation materials, and more.
The Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter will once again be exhibiting at the annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20, and they need your help!
They are looking for members to volunteer at the WNBA-NYC booth (#149) for 2-hour shifts between 10am and 6pm.
The Brooklyn Book Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 10am-6pm, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralem St., Brooklyn NY. For more information and a schedule of festival events, see their website at brooklynbookfestival.org .
Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members at one of the most fantastic book events in New York City! Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, various book events, and great company!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Alaina Waagner at email@example.com. Let her know what timeframes that are best for you, and she will contact you directly this week.
Dear Potential Candidates,
RobbReport.com. is seeking an editorial intern, who is a motivated student with strong writing skills and attention to detail.
Position: Part time editorial intern 15 to 20 hours per week, $10 per hour.
Start date: ASAP
Length: Fall semester
Overall: This internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience at a media company working on both the print content and website.
Duties: The role involves supporting the executive editor, style in researching for stories; assisting on photo shoots; requesting and trafficking samples; researching and writing credits for the magazine; writing short stories for the RobbReport.com website.
If you are interested please contact Jill Newman.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Society of Publication Designers is an organization that promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach.One of the student events they hold every fall is the “Pub(lication) Crawl”. It’s a tour of 3 magazine design departments, where you get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine. It’s a daytime event on Friday Oct. 2nd and the cost is $15.00. It’s also a great networking opportunity for students. If you are interested, check their website and register soon, as space is limited and they always sell out.
September 9, 2015
Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,
I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 33 new students and 59 current students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for the Fall 2015, a total of 92 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term. This semester is very special because we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of the Publishing program!
Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Susan Katz will give the fall semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Ms. Katz was formerly president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books and will serve as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year. Her lecture will take place in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza at the NYC campus from 6-8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.
Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At that time the Pace University Publishing Department will host the sixth Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8pm. The dinner gives us opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates, as well as celebrate our 30th anniversary. Please make every effort to attend both events.
We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press