Job Opportunity at Penguin Random House

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Penguin Random House is currently seeking a Production Assistant to assist in all aspects of book production. The Production department manages the manufacturing of our books, and also estimates and monitors book costs, selects vendors, and oversees quality control. This position provides exciting insight into book production at a publishing company!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Handling the estimating and purchasing for all facets of book manufacturing (composition, component and text printing, and binding) for the Production Assistant’s own titles.
2. Working with other departments and vendors to keep production on schedule.
3. Maintaining Excel status report and keeping titles on schedule.
4. Maintaining and updating all titles in SAP.
5. Routing and keeping track of materials to other departments and vendors including covers, jackets, proofs, book copies, etc.
6. Checking all printed covers for the proper price.
7. Providing administrative support for the department, including filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.
8. Coding and approving invoices.
9. Picking up department packages, wrapping packages, and preparing UPS and messenger pick-ups.
10. Attending and participating in biweekly reprint meetings.

Your profile:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in book production or book publishing
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong communication skills
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to push or pull up to 20 lbs.
• Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
• Knowledge of SAP preferred

About the company:
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 subject 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. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at penguinrandomhouse.com.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary for this position is $35,500. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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

Jobs of the Week: Workman Publishing, HarperCollins, Wenner Media

 

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Workman Publishing

logo_workman_onTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Workman Publishing seeks a publicity assistant for its dynamic team and diverse list of health, self-help, food and lifestyle titles, both new and backlist. The candidate will handle a wide range of duties including support of two senior publicists on a variety of campaigns, and will be assigned several books each season. Candidate must have strong interest in publicity, publishing, and event planning.

Publicity assistant will be responsible for working on publicity campaigns with senior staff, such as assisting with media follow-up, creating tour schedules, scheduling travel, arranging author escorts, writing press releases and pitch letters, prepare promotional material for events, obtaining images for media placements, and coordinating large mailings. Must have excellent phone manner and be able to work under pressure.

Books, calendars, trends. Workman is a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. Some of our titles include: BRAIN QUEST, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Steal Like an Artist, and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

Requirements: 
Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience in book publishing publicity required.

B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior publicity or public relations experience through part-time work or internships is preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email resume and cover letter to Selina Meere, Workman Publishing, selina@workman.com

 

HarperCollins Publishers

3Title: Associate Editor

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking an Associate Editor to work with the Publisher of the Harper Business imprint, which publishes business self-help, management, economics, technology/psychology, and business narrative!

Responsibilities:
•Edits accepted manuscripts and acquires a limited number of manuscripts for publication.
•Reads and evaluates manuscripts and prepares written reports.
•Reviews manuscripts and illustrations in all stages of production.
•Edits manuscripts under minimal supervision.
•Maintains direct contact with authors, illustrators, and agents; reviews and/or writes jacket and other promotional copy; serves as liaison with sales, advertising, and promotion departments.
•Assists with a wide range of editorial and publishing tasks.
•Expedites the processing of manuscripts from receipt to production to publicity.
•Assists in drawing up contracts and in arranging payment to authors.
•Reviews or writes flap copy, brief descriptions and plan cards.

Requirements: 
•College degree or equivalent work experience required.
•Significant prior editorial experience in nonfiction books.
•College level understanding of literature, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; good typing.
•Strong organization, communication and follow-through skills required.

To Apply: 

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume through our website, harpercollinscareers.com.

 

Wenner Media

wenner_vlogosTitle: Production Department Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Wenner Media seeks a Production Department Assistant to support the Manufacturing Director and prepress/production department with administrative duties.

Duties include: timely payment and filing of all departmental invoices, establishing and maintaining accounts with local caterers for editorial production dinners, answering phones and keeping a schedule and calendar for the operations director, tracking departmental attendance, submitting time sheets for departmental employees, preparing annual budget projections, managing and ordering office supplies, maintain files and archiving, and basic memorandum writing. The Production Department Assistant will also be responsible for the creation of digital/online magazine editions following proper specifications for delivery to vendors, and other project work as necessary.

Requirements: 
Candidate must be proficient with Mac OS and iOS tablet environments, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Good InDesign and Photoshop skills are preferable. Knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite a plus. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment and interact professionally with editorial staff members is required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters, show good judgment and discretion, have an ability to work well with others and under pressure, demonstrate positive and helpful demeanor, be a self-starter that demonstrates initiative regarding assignments and can be flexible with changing priorities and duties. Ideal candidate will be interested in a future in this field.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on mediabistro.com

 

Custom Publishing Company

Title: Copy-editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Topix Media Lab, a small custom publishing house, is seeking a copy editor/proofreader/writer to edit and contribute to special issue bookazines and books for clients such as Newsweek, CBS, WWE, Reader’s Digest and TV Guide Magazine. The ideal candidate is fresh out of college and/or a few years into his/her career, and has a desire to be a key player in a growing company. In other words, you know you’re great, you just haven’t had a chance to fully prove yourself in a professional environment.

The copy editor will work closely with the managing editor to assist in all aspects of magazine production, but will primarily copy edit and proofread pages for style and tone, fact check and edit stories for overall voice consistency. The copy editor will also play a role in writing stories for our editorial team should the need arise (note: it probably will).

Requirements: 
-intimate knowledge of both AP and Chicago styles
-ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
-strong attention to detail
-keen eye for grammar and punctuation
-excellent writing and editorial skills
-research chops beyond checking the first page of Google Search results

Bonus:

-familiarity with inDesign
-a creative sensibility
-the ability to repeatedly point out people’s mistakes without seeming like a know-it-all
-a sense of humor

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply on media bistro.com

Jobs of the Week: Inked, Penguin Random House, Wisdom Publications

 

 

Inked

Title: Web/Social Media EditorScreen Shot 2015-02-05 at 6.52.46 PM

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Do you want to be the voice of rebellion? Inked magazine is looking to add to their online team. We are seeking a web/social media editor who knows what’s trendy and trending. This is a full-time position with long-term career opportunity. We are seeking a talented, experienced thinker with the voice to speak to our community and the social media savvy to engage a wide and dedicated audience. We need a self-starter who can work independently but also add to the dynamism of our squad. Tattoo knowledge is a plus but not required. Neither is having tattoos.

To Apply: 
If you would like to be considered for the position, please e-mail press@inkedmag.com with your resume, a cover letter (including what grammatical error was made in the above paragraph), a few clips and a summation of yourself in 140 characters or less.

 

prh-logo-bigPenguin Random House

Title: Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Random House marketing department is seeking a Digital Marketing Assistant to join the team and work on our digital-exclusive imprints: Loveswept, Alibi, Hydra, & Flirt. While performing a variety of tasks, this position offers the opportunity to learn about the entire process of marketing to the e-original market including assisting with blog tours, social media, advertising, and website management.

The Digital Marketing Assistant:
1: Assists with creating marketing and social media plans for titles on our digital-exclusive imprints list
2: Coordinates blog tours for our digital-exclusive titles
3: Helps manage our digital imprint websites and social media accounts
4: Liaises with editorial, managing editorial, and production to create digital galleys
5: Works closely with ad/promo to design promotional material for authors
6: Provides administrative support including scheduling weekly and monthly meetings
7: Participates in the planning of annual conferences and conventions
8: Works on special projects as needed

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree
  • Prior office experience; experience within book publishing/marketing is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proactive with strong follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress a plus

To Apply: 
Submit application to
Please apply using their online application process.

For more information, please visit:
http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/

 

logoWisdom Publications, INC.

Title: Production Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: Boston, MA

Description: 
We are a small, nonprofit publisher with a great entry-level opportunity for an individual to assist in all aspects of production, from manuscript to completed book. We are interested in finding a motivated person to maintain high production value and pay attention to changing industry standards in both print and digital realms. This person will report directly to the production manager, assisting with various duties and taking responsibility for new titles, reprints, and future projects. This is not an editorial position.

The production assistant’s core responsibilities:
1. Implements changes to cover and interior files, performs quality control checks, and preps files for print and ebook production.
2. Manages ebook production, working with the marketing department on digital materials, distributing files through various distribution channels, and addressing issues of product quality.
3. Handles requests for production materials from internal departments.
4. Manages circulation of proofing materials throughout all phases of production.
5. Maintains Book Production Status Report and office production board.
6. Assists in maintaining production schedule for all print books and ebooks.

This is a salaried position with great potential for growth. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance, a 401k, and generous vacation time.

Requirements: 
• Interest in publishing and current industry challenges and trends
• Excellent English grammar and proofreading skills
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat, as well as with Quark, Excel, and Word strongly preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@wisdompubs.org. Indicate “Production Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week: Skyhorse Publishing, Food & Wine, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Skyhorse Publishing

Title: Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NYSkyhorse-Publishing-logo

Requirements: 
• 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
• Ability to learn and adapt new systems a plus
• Excellent writing skills

Description:
The Editorial Assistant 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.

To Apply:
Click Here to see original posting and apply online.

Title: Production Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:
• 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office experience; previous internship or employment in publishing a plus
• A demonstrated interest in book publishing; interest in production, printing, and manufacturing a plus
• Excellent communication and follow-up skills
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong command of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Description: 
1. Provides administrative support (files, scans text corrections, etc.)
2. Updates and monitors schedules with printers, typesetters, and in-house departments
3. Requests design templates, schedules, and pricing quotes from printers
4. Prepares and updates purchase orders
5. Reviews printer samples and advance copies for quality control
6. Provides support to the Manufacturing Manager for production/manufacturing duties as well as for select editorial tasks

To Apply: 
Click Here to see original posting and apply online.

 

 

 

Food and Wine

Title: Digital Freelancerlogo

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC- Midtown

Requirements: 

  • Proficiency with all social media platforms
  • Sharp accuracy and proofreading skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet daily deadlines
  • Familiarity with CMS and other database tools
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to coordinate with various teams to secure assets.

Description:
Food & Wine is seeking a full-time digital freelancer to assist with daily site upkeep, scheduling, social media platforms, QA, research and other various projects.
The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, take initiative, possess a high level of organization, be able to multi-task and effectively collaborate with others as well as work independently.

To Apply: 
Contact Keri Hansen at kerianne.hansen@foodandwine.com

 

 

For those of you who are interested in procuring a job outside of New York

 

wiley-wordmark-headerJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc

Title: Marketing Coordinator

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Requirements: 
• Be qualified to a bachelor degree standard
• Have prior marketing experience implementing and managing marketing campaigns & promotions, ideally both online and offline
• Be able to demonstrate an understanding of how data can effect decisions made within a marketing division
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of the commercial factors and influences within a business, beyond just marketing
• Be able to identify priorities in workload, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
• Display strong relationship management skills, including the ability to build rapport successfully, form and maintain strong relationships and partnerships at all levels of business
• High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel and an aptitude for learning in-house systems

Description:
We are looking for a motivated Marketing Coordinator to work within our innovative marketing department. The position will give you an opportunity to contribute directly to the overall growth of the business but also be directly responsible for a wide variety of marketing activities, from campaign implementation and management, to contributing to developing strategy across multiple channels, both digital and offline. You will be working closely with our wide range of retail, media & industry partners, supporting events while using communication channels such as email (EDM) and social media to grow and engage with communities. You will also work globally with our overseas offices developing marketing opportunities outside your primary focus of Australia and New Zealand.
This is a busy position so you must have exceptional organisational skills and have the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. We expect you to be commercially savvy, understanding the importance of data, ROI and measurable results.
As a key member of this highly skilled, tightly-knit group, you will be a critical player in our future growth and success as a team.

To Apply:
Please submit both your resume and cover letter in order for us to process your application.
‘Immigration sponsorship and international relocation support is not available for this position.’