Jobs of the Week

Rizzoli International Publications

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY

Rizzoli International Publications is looking for an organized, detail-oriented assistant editor to handle editorial duties related to books that we produce in conjunction with foreign publishers.

 

Co-edition responsibilities:

  • Work with editors, production managers, and foreign publishers to set, maintain, and update book publication schedules
  • Act as a liaison between editors and foreign publishers to traffic text for translation and InDesign files for typesetting, and handle any other editorial issues
  • Act as a liaison between production managers and foreign publishers to traffic final mechanical files, route blues and color proofs for approvals, and troubleshoot any production issues
  • Provide production managers with shipping and packing instructions from foreign publishers
  • Assist with Rizzoli’s French program, including providing sales materials, establishing on sale dates, and preparing purchase orders
  • Prepare presentations and marketing content for international book fairs
  • Provide presentation materials for submission to foreign publishers
  • Coordinate sending of hi-res files to foreign licensees

Buy-in responsibilities:

  • Work with originating publishers to set, maintain, and update book publication schedules
  • Review cover and layout designs with the publisher, and communicate feedback to originating publishers
  • Coordinate copyediting, typesetting (if applicable), and proofreading for books
  • Review blues and proofs for books
  • Coordinate any updates for books in reprint
  • Prepare purchase orders and shipping instructions, including coordinating drop shipments with the international sales department
  • Provide sales and publicity with any requested materials, such as art and text for sales catalogue, digital book excerpts, press images, etc.
  • Traffic, print, and review submissions

View the original job posting here.

Bonnier Corporation – Popular Science

Popular Science seeks an enterprising assistant editor to join its web team in a quest for world domination.

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience writing, editing and producing content for science and technology news sites. Smart story ideas, great voice, high productivity, excellent teamwork, and a passion for online journalism are musts.

They are also looking for someone with command of a beat that speaks to the Popular Science brand, such as space (private/human spaceflight, planetary science, astrophysics), consumer technology, (gadgets, cars, internet security/privacy), energy (generation, storage, distribution), robots/artificial intelligence, military/defense, and/or other topics that appeal to our audience.

Responsibilities include:

  • writing and editing daily news, explainers, feature stories, and other formats
  • online content production
  • helping manage our social media presence
  • other duties as needed or assigned

Qualifications/Skills (A knack for any of the following will help get our attention): 

  • pulling together authoritative multimedia web features
  • appearing on-camera/hosting videos
  • running social media accounts with large followings

View the original job posting here.

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.