Jobs of the Week: Internships

This week, instead of job postings, we are going to focus on internships available in New York City. Some of these internships start soon and some start next semester. So anyone looking for an internship for next semester’s Internship I class should definitely read this post.

Press4Kids: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

News-O-Matic is looking for an Editorial Intern. There’s potential here for the job to develop into a full-time position!

Be a part of “America’s Daily Newspaper Just for Kids!” Join the News-O-Matic team to deliver exciting news for young readers and inspire a love of nonfiction at an early age. More than 3 million kids have downloaded the News-O-Matic app and more than 100,000 K-8 students read the current-events articles on a daily basis. Learn what it’s like to be at the crossroads of journalism and education at the forefront of emerging media.

News-O-Matic may be for elementary and middle school students, but the publication doesn’t shy away from complex stories. Topics range from world politics to scientific discoveries, sports, and art. An intern at News-O-Matic will be able to do much more than simple research. As part of a small News Room, each person can submit story ideas, make suggestions for improved design and usability of the app, and contribute to social media. Previous interns have conducted interviews with world-famous athletes and world leaders and amassed a portfolio of impressive bylines.

It’s a plus if you can edit images or video, translate into Spanish for English Language Learners, or help promote News-O-Matic on social.

If you are a responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated writer or reporter looking to make a difference in the world, send an email with your resume and a cover letter. We’re trying to inspire a love of reading nonfiction and empower a new generation of kids to love the news, so hopefully you share our passion.

For more information and to apply, click here.

NewsCred: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: Now

NewsCred’s mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. They believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples lives better and improve the internet, too. NewsCred is the world’s leading content marketing company. They build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. They help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the worlds leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in the industry, they provide unique professional services to ensure that their customers find measurable success through content marketing.

Job Description

NewsCred is looking for motivated editorial interns to join our growing team this Fall for 3-4 months. This is a part-time or full-time position based in New York City available for credit or for pay. You will be paired with a mentor but will be given many opportunities to work with the entire editorial team.

 

Qualifications
  • English, journalism, or communications major preferred
  • Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred
  • Prior editorial internship experience preferred. Experience working in different content management systems is a plus
  • Must have solid editing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit
  • Must be a self-starter, problem solver, and have a strong desire to learn

Day to day job requirements

  • Curating related content from leading media outlets
  • Working with editors to edit and copyedit articles
  • Ideating content with editors and communicating with writers
  • Sitting in on client meetings, learning how our partnerships work and how different NewsCred departments work together
  • Helping with project management of articles, infographics, and other forms of content

For more information and to apply, click here.

Penguin Group: 2018 Spring Internship Program

Location: New York, NY
Application Period: October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subjects for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities during the Spring, Summer, and Fall in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations.

Internship opportunities are available in their adult, children’s, and corporate divisions, and interns will work in either our Hudson Street or Broadway office location. For the Spring Internship, you will be required to work 14 hours per week.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter using Penguin’s online application process. In your cover letter, please indicate up to three business areas that you are applying for in your cover letter. You should also include if you have a preference for working within an adult or children’s imprint or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s).

Penguin Classics: Cover to Cover Book Launch

On Tuesday, September 27, the students in the Magazine Production and Design course got the chance to go to the opening lecture in the Labor, Literature and Landmark Lectures Series at the General Society Library, founded in 1785. The lecture was in honor of the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics and the launch of a new book, Classic Penguin: Cover to cover to coverCover. Elda Rotor, Vice President and Publisher of Penguin Classics, and Paul Buckley, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, spoke about the process of creating the covers for the Penguin Classics.

The lecture started with a simple question: “What makes a classic?” After sharing her opinion that classics are the books that have had readers in the past, and will be guaranteed to have readers in the future, Rotor moved on to discussing specific projects and covers that have been created by Penguin Classics. Buckley said that they wanted to “let the titles do the work,” and that the typography should encapsulate the “flavor of the book.”

Rotor and Buckley also discussed the new use of Penguin’s traditional orange and white tri-band, which has never before been used in American publications by Penguin, in the Penguin Orange Collection. Buckley discussed how he wanted to add a new level of creativity to the basic design by adding additional dimensions, like having images weaving in and out of the bands. This is something that we all strive to do with cover design: maintain the traditional branding of books and magazines, keep the recognizable images, while also finding something new to do with the old designs.

When discussing books like Lord of the Flies and The Haunting of Hill House, Rotor and Buckley talked about finding the right imagery to accompany the book. Even though the final covers are not always what they originally imagine, but they always end up being the perfect representations of the books. For example, in discussing The Haunting of Hill House, the house is actually barely scene in the far background of the cover, which instead dramatically depicts a single pivotal scene from the book in the forest.

Elda Rotor, VP, Publisher, Penguin Classics, with Pace students at the book launch.
Elda Rotor, VP, Publisher, Penguin Classics, with Pace students at the book launch.

Rotor and Buckley’s lecture on cover design at Penguin Classics covered topics of science fiction books, horror books, international books, collections and series of books, and even touched on the process of dealing with authors and estates. However, what it really boiled down to was the importance of the cover for a book. As Rotor put it, the cover is “sparking [the reader’s] imagination and curiosity,” as their first impression of the book ultimately comes from the cover. After the lecture, copies of the new book Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, were available for purchase and signing. It was truly a great experience to be able to hear from the people that really work hard to make sure the visual of a book is stunning. It was a great learning experience that the Magazine Production and Design class had the unique opportunity to experience.

Kevin BakerWritten by: Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker is a graduate student studying magazine publishing at Pace University, with a particular interest in design and editorial work. In the past, he has worked as an intern at his undergraduate college magazine at York College of Pennsylvania, YC Magazine​, as an writing, proofreading, and fact-checking intern.

Job Alert! Online Marketing Assistant at Penguin Random House

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Job description

Online Marketing Assistant – Consumer Marketing Development
Entry Level, Full Time, Unlimited, Marketing & Advertising, Marketing, Internet / Online / New Media
Penguin Random House U.S.A, NEW YORK, New York

Your challenge:
The Penguin Random House Consumer Marketing Development team is seeking an Online Marketing Assistant. This position involves opportunities to work creatively with people across the company and industry, to produce online marketing campaigns, and to learn about all aspects of book publishing and online marketing.

The online marketing assistant is a key part of our friendly, collaborative, and innovative team. S/he will be responsible for assisting with ad trafficking as well as supporting the campaigns team.

Responsibilities and duties include:
•Assisting with in-house ad serving platform and trafficking of ads
•Helping with campaign set-up and optimization, as well as reporting
•Writing ad copy
•Supporting divisional marketers
•Researching new vendors and staying up-to-date on marketing technologies

Your profile:
Job skills & requirements:

•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
•Eagerness to learn new technologies
•Organizational skills and collaborative nature
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
•Strong analytical skills and curiosity, for interpreting sales and web analytics data
•Willingness to learn and master new advertising platforms, technology, and data tools
•Google Adwords, Facebook advertising, and/or Twitter advertising experience preferred but not required

The candidate would report to an Associate Director and Advertising Manager, and work very closely with an Online Marketing Associate. It’s a corporate position on a team that’s focused on providing best practices and guidance to our divisions–while there may be less direct title-marketing work involved, it’s a great way to understand PRH’s positioning about online and consumer marketing, learn what’s up and coming in tech, and meet many people across the company and industry. 

If interested in applying, click here:

https://myjobs-en.becruiter.net/jobagent/_randomUS/profitcenter/job_details.aspx?jobid=255771

Indicate in your cover letter that you are a Pace MS in Publishing student.

Please contact Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu if you have any questions.

 

Link of the Week: Penguin’s “Wheel of Fortune”

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This year Penguin is turning 80, and as with most big milestone birthdays, it’s not a surprise that the company wants to do something big to commemorate the event.

Eighty years is a long time to be in business, and even with the merger with Random House, Penguin has a legacy to celebrate. This year, they’re incorporating the digital side of publishing, showing the world that they’re taking steps to become integrated and relevant.

Penguin has launched an interactive website that introduces users to 80 classical works.

 

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Click Here to check out the official Little Black Classics webpage.

By dragging or clicking the Penguin “selection tool,” users are introduced to titles with a quote from the title they land on and the option to purchase it as either a Mass Market paperback or eBook. Users can also share their finds on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More than anything, Penguin is showing itself capable of engaging readers in the digital age, and interested in

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moving forward with new ideas and approaches to bookselling. It may be hard for old companies to adjust to change, especially the change happening so quickly these days, but Penguin is making a salient effort that demands they be paid attention to.

 

Click here for further reading on Penguin’s history of changing the book world.