Jobs of the Week: Putnam, Overlook Press, and Travel Age West

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Penguin Group- Putnam

Title: Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

GPPutnamsSonsRequirements:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years trade editorial experience for the Assistant Editor level
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction
• Interest in commercial fiction (especially thrillers, mysteries, suspense) a plus
• Ability to learn and adapt new systems a plus

Description:
The Putnam imprint is hiring an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to work with a Vice President, Executive Editor and an Executive Editor. Learn about the overall editorial process, including how to evaluate manuscripts, writing copy, monitoring production schedules, processing contracts and payments, tracking and researching sales information, and maintaining relationships with authors and agents. The Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor will also provide administrative support including answers phones, helps with editor’s schedule, keeps track of projects’ due dates, and liaise internally with departments including marketing, publicity, sales, and managing editorial.

Putnam is home to best-selling authors Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, Sue Grafton, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert B. Parker, Jan Karon, Ridley Pearson, Amanda Quick, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, John Sandford, and Stuart Woods. Its roster of nonfiction authors includes Maureen Dowd, Goldie Hawn, Morrissey, Betty White, and many more!

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies. [Job #11155].

 

 

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The Overlook Press

Title: Assistant to Marketing and Editorial

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detailed-oriented, have a knowledge of and instinct for the book market, possess excellent writing and careful proofreading skills, be a fast-learner and self-starter, and be able to manage a varied workload with energy, enthusiasm and thoroughness. A four-year college degree is required; an internship and/or one to two years’ experience in publishing is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, required; InDesign and/or QuarkXpress a plus.

Description:
The Overlook Press, a medium-sized, independent, Soho-based publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Assistant to Marketing and Editorial to join our team.

The Assistant to Marketing and Editorial is responsible for a variety of tasks, including editorial and administrative support, reading and reporting on submissions, writing and proofing catalog, flap and ad copy, handling permissions and being the primary contact for foreign and domestic rights, and assisting with title data management and the ebook program. This position liaises with all of the company’s departments and provides an excellent overview of the publishing process.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com

 

 

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Travel Age West

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Los Angeles

Requirements:
• 1-3 years of experience in magazine, newspaper or online editorial.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
• Must possess excellent editing skills. Knowledge of AP Style and solid experience in copy editing and line editing needed.
• Must have ability to work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines.
• Must possess excellent organizational, management, interpersonal and professional skills.
• Must be very detail-oriented.
• Must be proficient in the use of InCopy, InDesign, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with e-newsletters and social media preferred.
• Knowledge of content management systems, search engine optimization and multimedia journalism (photography and video) a plus.
• Must have a passion for the business and have a willingness to learn and accept new challenges.

Description:
TravelAge West is seeking an Assistant Editor who is passionate about journalism and experienced with copy-editing, line editing and writing to join our Los Angeles, CA team. This entry level Assistant Editor will gain experience in many areas of publishing so an interest in learning and growing as an editor is essential. S/he will write and edit destination stories and other sections for all print issues and print supplements as needed; write, edit and manage content for specific e-newsletters; write, edit and post online content as needed; and contribute to special projects, including but not limited to, awards programs, live events and social media. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief with editorial duties.

Responsibilities include:
• Fact-checks and edits stories for departments and destination sections as assigned.
• Manages sections as assigned in the bi-weekly publication and various supplements including Family Getaways and Explorer.
• Writes and edits content on TravelAgeWest.com, which includes writing and assigning stories, editing stories, resizing photos and posting articles and blogs.
• Manages the writing, editing and posting of content for some e-newsletters.
• Works with art department to find photos for the assigned sections and resizes photos as needed.
• Learns about travel industry and develops relationships.
• Backs up Editor-in-Chief on special projects as needed.
• Represents TravelAge West at industry events and on press trips.

To Apply:

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Jobs of the Week

Penguin Group – Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints

Type: Full Time

Position: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Penguin is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to assist two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the process of publicizing and marketing of books for three varied, non-fiction imprints.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Providing administrative support (answering phones, processing bills, arranging meeting copying, filing, etc.)
  • Writing press materials, sending media mailings, reaching out to media contacts, and, fulfilling review copy requests
  • Seeking publicity for assigned titles
  • Assisting with the coordination of author events and scheduling travel arrangements
  • Participating in social media efforts for the imprint

Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interest in in book publishing, especially non-fiction publicity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) a plus

View the original job posting here

Bonnier Corporation – Popular Science

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Popular Science, a thought leader brand with a 140 year history, is an ideal representing the best hopes for our planet, our lives, and children and our future, we find the individuals and innovations that exist today that will lay the groundwork for a better tomorrow. By presenting the future through facts, that are told simply and through a unique and informative lens, Popular Science provides the most relevant information on technology, science, innovation, design and popular culture.

This position will provide administrative and editorial support for the magazine. The EA will work as an assistant to the Editor in Chief. He/she will work with section editors, the art department, and writers to process invoices and contracts. And he/she will assemble reports for the finance department. In addition, the EA will serve as a staff researcher, ensuring the accuracy of select stories in Popular Science. Minor reporting, editing, and web contribution is also required. Given the range of duties, the EA must be organized, highly adept at multi-tasking, and willing to take on responsibilities as needed. Minimum magazine experience: 1-2 years.

View the original job posting here.

Jobs of the Week

Northside Media Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to the Publisher

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Requirements: Northside Media Group (NMG) is looking for an Assistant to the Publisher. NMG publishes The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, and BAMbill, and produces events such as the Northside Festival and SummerScreen. The mission of NMG is to explore and champion emerging Brooklyn culture and style.

The Assistant to the Publisher position is a constantly-evolving role that encompasses a wide range of duties that help the ship sail smoothly. Because there are so many tasks and so many people asking for help, this position requires a special kind of candidate. Here are some of the qualities that we’re looking for:

  • Extreme organization. With multiple balls in the air at any time, an organization system is necessary to make sure none of them fall.
  • Proactivity. The ability to learn to spot problems before they become serious.
  • Positivity. Small office + lots of work = the need for positive team spirit
  • Honesty, kindness, and bravery. These are important traits for everyone in our company.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the inputting and trafficking of ads in the print publications
  • Managing and processing payments from clients
  • General office management duties
  • Assist the publisher with individual and ongoing tasks
  • Help manage the magazine distribution process
  • Assist with the production of events

The Assistant to the Publisher position is ideal for a recent college graduate looking for experience in media and/or publishing. Working on so many different facets of the business makes it both challenging and illuminating. It should be noted that this is not a writing position, but rather a business position within a creative office.

View the original job posting here.

Penguin Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Manager – School and Library Marketing

Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of prior publicity, publishing, teaching, or library experience
  • Ability to travel by plane, train, and/or car to 3-5 national Teacher/Library conferences per year
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Understanding and awareness of social media platforms
  • Interest and enthusiasm for children’s books
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Experience creating both print and online marketing content strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and/or HTML is a plus

Responsibilities: Penguin Young Readers’ School & Library Marketing team is seeking an Assistant Manager of Education Outreach/Marketing. Working closely with the Executive Director and Senior Manager of Education Outreach, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for creating a school strategy for Penguin’s titles, programs, and properties.

Additionally, the Assistant Manager:

  • Implements direct to teacher advertising campaigns.
  • Creates and distributes teaching resources for classroom use.
  • Plans and prepares for all national and state educational conferences.
  • Oversees state award strategy and submission.
  • Develops a digital platform for Penguin Classroom (www.penguinclassroom.com) to connect with teachers and students nationwide.

View the original job posting here.

Breaking News in US vs Apple DOJ Case!

Breaking news has been released in the United States vs Apple Department of Justice Case! According to a Publishers Weekly article titled, “Apple Loses: Judge Finds Price-Fixing in E-Book Case,” Judge Denise Cote has put an end to the case that has left major publishing houses and Apple in jeopardy.   Her descision was not in favor of the involved publishing companies, Macmillian, Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette, or Apple Inc.   These companies did, indeed, collude to fix e-book prices in 2010.  “This Court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that Apple conspired to restrain trade in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act,” said Judge Cote.  “With Apple’s active encouragement and assistance,” she continued, “the Publisher Defendants agreed to work together to eliminate retail price competition and raise e-book prices, and again with Apple’s knowing and active participation, they brought their scheme to fruition.” 

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