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Editorial Assistant – Portfolio/Sentinel/Current

CurrentType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Editorial team at Penguin Random House! We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to work in our Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints. Reporting to two editors, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, read and evaluate submissions, and oversee the entire editorial process. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to learn about the editorial process for a diverse set of nonfiction titles!

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assisting the editorial staff with various day-to-day tasks, such as logging book proposal submissions, drafting contract requests, and tracking payments and invoices.
2. Evaluating manuscripts and writing reader?s reports for any promising submissions.
3. Providing editorial backup by offering editorial feedback, liaising with authors, etc.
4. Liaising with the Production department and ensuring their deadlines are met.
5. Writing flap copy, title information sheets, and catalog copy.
6. Providing administrative support for two editors, such as scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, making copies, filing, etc.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and critically
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Interest in working with nonfiction books

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process (here), and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

WWNortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant – Astrology & Geology at W. W. Norton

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the digital media editor for college astronomy and geology courses.

Essential job responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Must have strong research skills.
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
• Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level chemistry or astronomy courses.

Technical Skills
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Publicity Assistant – Simon & Schuster

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant or Associate Publicist to work closely with an Associate Director and a Senior Publicist in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media

Requirements: 
· Must be organized and have excellent phone and computer skills. Strong written communication is important as well as the ability to multi-task and be flexible.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

· Previous PR assistantship or internship with a literary agency or book publishing house is preferred. Minimum Education Level Bachelor’s Degree.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

Internship Alert: Kodansha Comics

Intern Wanted
Fall Paid Editorial Internships

We’re recruiting paid editorial interns for the fall. See below for the requirements, and submit your resumes and cover letters to 
kodanshacomics@randomhouse.com!

Kodansha Comics Editorial Intern
Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking two part-time paid interns for fall 2015 to work as part of our Kodansha Comics team in New York City. The interns will perform diverse tasks spanning editorial, production, and marketing, giving them a chance to become familiar with every aspect of how an American manga publisher operates. As one of their primary roles will involve proofreading, the interns will need to be extremely detail-oriented, and prior experience with writing, editing, proofreading, or translation is preferred.
Responsibilities and duties
  • Proofreading manga, ads, and other materials prior to publication
  • Assisting the production manager or director of publishing with data entry and checking related to production and sales
  • Other tasks depending on individual strengths and skills
  • Hours are flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule, up to 14 hours per week.
Requirements
  • Familiarity with manga or comics
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Candidates will be required to pass a brief proofreading test.
  • Prior experience as a writer, proofreader, copy editor, or fact checker strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Japanese language is an advantage, but not required.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator is an advantage, but not required.

Note: After applying through Kodansha, former Pace Publishing graduate Noelle Webster has offered to speak on behalf of any Pace students. Email her at n-webster@kodansha-usa.com

Penguin Random House Jobs Alert

penguin-random-houseDigital Production Assistant

We have an exciting job opening as a Digital Production Assistant at Penguin Random House!  The Assistant will support the entire Digital Assets department with converting titles into electronic formats, maintaining these products, and distributing the electronic books (eBooks) to retailers for sale.  This opening is a great opportunity to learn about the production of eBooks for all of Penguin Publishing Group, in a high-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Making updates and corrections to existing eBook files.
  2. Coordinating with outside vendors for eBook conversions.
  3. Updating departmental databases with current information on the workflow of the production of eBooks.
  4. Scheduling and coordinating meetings for the department.
  5. Checking vendor invoices for processing.
  6. Book scanning for hard copy eBook conversions.
  7. Working with the Digital Archiving group to archive and retrieve eBook files, as needed.

 

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Operating proficiency with Mac and PC platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in a high-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access/File Maker database programs preferred
  • eBook production and/or interior book design experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred
  • Knowledge of HTML, CCS, XML preferred

Salary for this position is $35,250.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

Sales Coordinator – Adult Field

We have an exciting job opening as a Sales Coordinator at Penguin Random House!  Reporting directly to the VP and Director of Account Marketing and the VP and Director of Adult Field Sales, the Coordinator will have the opportunity to execute both sales and marketing tasks.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Organizing and coordinating details related to author events.
  2. Marketing for independent bookstores through mailings, promotions, and social media platforms.
  3. Coordinating with sales team to update and ensure accuracy of information in Edelweiss.
  4. Strategizing and coordinating sales representative materials, including mailing galleys and Advanced Reader Copies.
  5. Running monthly business reviews and weekly tracking reports.
  6. Organizing and preparing materials for Regional Trade Shows.
  7. Liaising with libraries and national bookstores for marketing purposes.
  8. Working closely with internal departments and outside organizations on marketing and sales initiatives.
  9. Running sales reports on an as-needed basis.
  10. Providing general administrative support to supervisors (mailing, scheduling meetings, etc.)

 

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of one year of publishing experience, sales or marketing preferred
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Proactive with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including communicating across all levels within an organization
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to solve problems effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Edelweiss is a plus
  • Comfortable using various social media platforms
  • Previous experience working in a bookstore is a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

 

 

Contracts Assistant – Subsidiary Rights

The Subsidiary Rights department is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to support their contracts team. The Contracts Assistant will liaise with agencies and publishers around the world and draft and process foreign and domestic rights contracts for more than half of Penguin’s adult imprints. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the book publishing business and the licensing of rights and to work with a diverse range of Penguin’s fiction and non-fiction titles. The position is ideal for someone with a meticulous attention to detail, excellent multi-tasking skills, and the ability to solve problems under tight deadlines.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assists the Contracts Manager and works with subsidiary rights department members, publishers, and foreign subagents.

2. Drafts, proofreads, and processes contracts.

3. Provides administrative support (mailing, copying, filing, scanning, etc.)

4. Enters contract workflow into Rights Management System.

5. Researches rights and contract terms from author agreements.

6. Works on other projects as necessary.

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Interest in contracts and/or subsidiary rights
  • Prior office experience
  • Prior work or internship experience in publishing or at a literary agency a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and a high volume of projects at once
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; Excel a plus

Salary for this position is $35,250.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Jobs of the Week: German Book Office, DK, and Media Planet

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Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 1.52.25 PMAssistant to the Director – German Book Office New York, Inc.

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The German Book Office (GBO) New York, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization, and is a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The office acts as a bridge between the German and American publishing industries, with the mission to promote German books in North America. We establish contact between German and North American publishers, and we partner with international and literary organizations to promote translated books.

In addition, the German Book Office works closely with the Frankfurt Book Fair on its North American activities and projects. We provide information and assistance to exhibitors and visitors of the fair.

Role Responsibilities:
-Supporting Director in all matters of business
-Copyediting English texts
-Assisting in coordination of events
-Managing the GBO and Frankfurt Book Fair’s social media presence
-Maintaining monthly accounting for the GBO and Publishing Perspectives
-Writing reviews, articles, and blog posts
-Creating online email campaigns
-Conducting research projects
-General office organization

Requirements: 
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
-Native English speaker required
-Prior office experience, preferably in publishing, digital media, or agency desired
-Strong communication skills
-Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through on all projects
-Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and online research methods
-Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
-German language skills a plus
-Willingness to learn, eagerness to network, and interest in publishing at large

To Apply: 
Please send your resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and earliest possible start date to: stock@newyork.gbo.org Application deadline: June 10, 2015

 

aa0ad741b9af4f46a66ea69912adfacfContracts Assistant – DK, Penguin Random House

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The DK Contracts department is looking for a detail-oriented Contracts Assistant to join the team. The Contracts Assistant provides support to DK?s Director of Contracts and works on other projects related to contracts administration.

Specifically, the Contracts Assistant:
1. Drafts agreements on pre-established templates. Communicates with editors and publishers as needed to expand on and clarify specific conditions and terms.
2. Assists Director in drafting and proofreading agreements for all imprints.
3. Assumes responsibility for Alpha WFHs, queries, reversions and compliance.
4. Using RMS (to come) administer the set-up of (CIS) Contract Information Sheets for all DK imprints; tracks and manages RMS input and contract logs.
5. Manages reversions for all imprints: coordinates research, due diligence, formal reversion letters and correspondence re contract compliance, e.g., remainders, e-rights.
6. Registers DK US titles with the Library of Congress, managing compliance with Library of Congress copy requirements and following up on queries.
7. Maintains rights reversion and contract status spreadsheets.
8. Researches titles and agreements to provide in-house departments with contract terms, e.g. rights and royalty information. Updates and maintains online and hard copy department files and archives.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience working in contracts, business, or law office a plus

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 2.23.16 PMContent Marketing/Sales – Media Planet

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are searching for driven, motivated media professionals looking to grow within the sales and advertising arena. Applicants should be independent self-starters who set the bar high, demand results, and know how to enjoy themselves along the way. We are a company where success is recognized early and often. Our best Project Managers have gone on to manage teams and open Mediaplanet offices all across the globe.

Mediaplanet Project Managers are in charge of spearheading a cross-platform industry campaign every 2 months, releasing 5-6 campaigns per year. As a Project Manager, you are responsible for determining the editorial arc of the campaign, working with journalists, thought leaders and celebrities to create engaging, newsworthy content. Project Managers are also responsible for securing the financial sponsorship of the campaign by selling print and digital advertisements to clients within the industry. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Cisco, Visa, Disney, Verizon, Microsoft, the National Football League, and more. Celebrities and thought leaders include Bill Clinton, John Mayer, Magic Johnson, Jessica Alba, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Derek Jeter, Michelle Obama, and Matt Damon among others.
Here’s a bit about us:

Mediaplanet is the leading international publisher of independent special interest reports distributed online and in the most prestigious newspapers across the globe. We develop reports on a huge range of topics – Cardiovascular Health, Pet Wellness, Agriculture in America, Diabetes Awareness, Grilling and Tailgating, Thanking our Troops, Green Innovation, Tequila Appreciation- just to name a few.

Mediaplanet was founded in Stockholm in 2002 by two Swedish entrepreneurs, Richard Båge and Rustan Panday. Today we operate 21 offices in 16 countries on three continents, boasting around 300 dedicated and entrepreneurial employees.

Requirements: 
– Minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience (will consider recent grads with transferable skills)
– A Post Secondary degree
– Ambition and a drive to succeed
– An interest in sales
– An entrepreneurial spirit
– Willingness and desire to learn
– A winning mentality
– Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
– Strong work ethic
– Positive attitude and passion for what we’re doing as a company

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

Jobs of the Week: Sterling, Penguin, and BEACH magazine

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Sterling Publishing Co.

Title: Editorial Assistant5605094

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Editorial Assistant to work within its Acquisitions Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate, yet responsible risk taker who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

Supports editors with general editorial and design processes.
Reviews proposals/manuscripts from slush pile.
Assists with obtaining photo permissions for books as needed; prepares art logs and organizes digital & physical art files.
Prepares term sheets, estimate request forms and other forms as needed.
Tracks title stats.
Prepares pub board summaries and title information sheet with all details including comp research.
Processes book sample orders for the Editorial department.
Corresponds with agents and authors regarding the status of proposals, books in development, and previously published books; suggests ideas for further development of submitted projects; writes rejection letters.
Oversees the schedules and development of several books, including entire series; traffics materials between in-house editorial personnel, freelance editorial personnel/packagers, and authors; creates and references P&L forecasts to ensure that projects stay on budget.
Proofreads layouts, jacket copy, and catalog copy.
Liaises with the Marketing and Sales to supply dummies, covers, book descriptions etc. for meetings, fairs, etc; accesses Artesia database to supply layouts and covers for various editorial personnel.
Processes invoices, author advances, work-for-hire advances, and cancellations.
Acts as liaison between authors and publisher, networking with various departments to provide information on royalties, advances, invoices, reprint status, pub status, reversion status, publicity, permissions, corrections, and other pressing concerns.

Responsibilities: 
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Prior work experience within book publishing in an Editorial capacity or prior Editorial Internships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark and Mac all preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proven ability to work within fast-paced deadline driven environment.

 

 

Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel with Penguin Random House

Title: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Portfolio/Sentinel/Current is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to work on high profile publicity and marketing campaigns and with bestselling authors!
At Portfolio and Current, we publish big ideas for ambitious people, usually in the following categories: leadership, psychology, business, economics, marketing, history, science, technology, autobiography, and investigative journalism. Sentinel is a boutique imprint that publishes platform-driven books for a politically conservative audience.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support (updating databases, drafting notes and emails, answering phones, scheduling meetings, booking author travel, etc.)
2. Assisting with writing press releases, preparing and mailing press kits, and coordinating author events and book signings.
3. Assisting with media research and pulling lists of contacts for mailings.
4. Contributing ideas for publishing campaigns as well as consumer-facing marketing activities.

Responsibilities: 
Please apply to join this collaborative department if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; marketing or publicity internships a plus
– Strong interest in book publishing, especially non-fiction
– 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)

To Apply: 

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

BEACH Magazine

hamp_under322wideTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance Contracter

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
BEACH magazine, Modern Luxury’s summer Hamptons magazine published six times between Memorial Day and Labor Day by the editors of Manhattanmagazine, is seeking a freelance, contract Editorial Assistant for 4 months/18 weeks over the summer, beginning April 27. The position entails general editorial duties, including but not limited to story and photo research, fact checking, some writing, and the handling of several front of book editorial pages (table of contents, masthead, calendar) under the guidance of senior editors.

Requirements: 
Qualified applicants must have a drive for magazine editorial work, a positive attitude, be resourceful and trustworthy, have proven writing experience, and be extremely organized. Numerous previous magazine internships or previous experience as an editorial assistant preferred.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to manhattanmagjobs@gmail.com before April 15 to be considered.