New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 2-3 years of prior trade book publishing experience, preferably in production editorial or managing editorial
• Must possess strong copy-editing and proofreading skills, including familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• PC skills required, including use of Word, Track Changes, and Excel
• Must be detail-oriented, proactive, well-organized, and able to set priorities and juggle workload in a fast-paced environment
• Must interact well with colleagues of all levels from various departments
• Must possess college degree or equivalent experience

Responsibilities Include:

• Assumes production editorial responsibilities for originals, from the receipt of the edited manuscript through bound book, and some offsets (as needed)
• Copy-edits and proofreads ancillary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, teaser excerpts, etc.
• Works with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems
• Evaluates and coordinates artwork and/or back-matter materials
• Assigns projects to freelance copy-editors, indexers, and proofreaders and checks their work
• Handles multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules
• Provides backup for the department as needed

If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Receptionist/ Foreign Rights Position

InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and most loved authors. They enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. They have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. They continue to be excited by—and on the lookout for—original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Strong editorial skills are a must
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary
• Should be motivated, highly organized, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Must be able to work with and without direct supervision

Responsibilities Include:

• Answering phone calls and welcoming visitors in a warm and professional manner
• Foreign Rights assistance will be in the area of tax form processing, book fair preparation, overseas mailings and other department needs
• Minimal assistance with the management of the office

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Reception and Foreign Rights Position.

Berverly, MA

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Manager, Art

The Quarto Group creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest. They sell books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communication, or business
• 3+ years experience in marketing of enthusiast or consumer-based products
• Highly creative with an ability to conceive of new and innovative approaches to marketing
• Strong ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with Publishing, Sales, and authors
• Thorough knowledge of media, public relations, and publicity organizations and/or book publishing
• Computer skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets, word processing, database, and desktop publishing programs
• Willingness to travel to trade shows or conventions as needed

Responsibilities Include:

• Create and execute marketing plans with specific goals for individual titles and overall lists under the Quarto imprints. These plans shall be designed to generate sales, build brand awareness, and maximize exposure to the target audience through online, print, broadcast, and other channels
• Produce press releases and media kits, write advertising copy, produce short promotional videos, and maintain social-media and related sites with news and supplemental marketing content
• Arrange for author interviews, excerpts, and reviews in print, broadcast and online media. Coordinate author events and book signings.
Organize mailings of review copies and supporting material, arrange for production and mailing of bound galleys
• Maintain a detailed and well-organized database of contacts and mailings
• Develop creative and strategic initiatives to expand the online presence of our products, authors, and brands in social media and other enthusiast-based communities, and maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Work with the publisher to explore, develop, and promote online instruction and education opportunities and projects on behalf of the imprint
• Manage budgets, schedules, and priorities in support of these initiatives, taking into account the appropriate level of resources, target audience, type of media, materials, and associated events
• Research, negotiate with, and manage outside freelance marketing resources as needed
• Maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Hold regular check- ins with top authors of the front list, coaching, directing, and integrating their promotional activities with those being executed in house
• Communicate regularly to the company on marketing initiatives, developments, and accomplishments
• Work with National Account and Specialty Sales Reps to ensure customers are informed of publicity and marketing activity that might support sales efforts in the various channels, and partner with them to provide marketing materials that may aid their sales strategies
• Other duties as assigned

If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume to careersusa@quarto.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer, Covers

The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., originated in 1933 and is known today for the broad scope of our publishing program, our savvy selection of books, and our creative efforts to market them.

Minimum Requirements:

• Creative, organized, process-oriented, passionate about publishing.
• Passion and expertise for Typography and Design
• Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Print production knowledge and skills
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently to meet deadlines
• Collaborative spirit and positive attitude when working with internal and external partners
• Ability to think creatively to be an effective problem solver

Responsibilities Include:

• Designing mechanicals, trafficking work, and preparing and delivering files for print
• Creating original covers, illustrations and photo research

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please include a link to your portfolio.

page streetSalem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

Page Street Publishing Co., located in Salem, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston and walking distance from the train station. Page Street publishes 50 to 60 titles a year spanning the range of lifestyle subjects, including cooking, health, parenting, craft, gardening, fitness and beauty. It seeks out authors with exceptional talent—people not famous who should be—and presents their techniques and expertise in high-quality, full-color paperback originals, packed with step-by-step photos and illustrations. Page Street is distributed by Macmillan, one of the leading publishers in the world. Page Street is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet and donates 1% of its revenue to environmental charities.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Interest in cooking and/or other lifestyle topics would be seen as a plus but not essential
• Work in a bookstore, library or other ventures involving books also seen as plus, but not essential
• Speed and aesthetic talent that is a fit with our style is the main priority.

Responsibilities Include:

• Follow templates set up by the senior designer to layout entire books
• Enter editorial changes and make design adjustments
• Work with the editors, designer and publisher
• Would have some opportunities to design covers and interior design templates, and his or her role would grow with the company

If you are interested please send a resume, cover letter and link to your design portfolio to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

oxford university press-logoWashington D.C.

Seeking Full-Time Outside Sales Representative

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required with evidence of high academic achievement.
• 2 to 4+ year’s sales experience.
• Proficient in PC environment with working knowledge of MS Office, and ideally, Salesforce.com
• A valid driver’s license is required (A 2016/17 vehicle is provided by OUP).
• This position requires extensive overnight travel during peak seasons.
Preferred:
• Field based sales experience strongly preferred
• Sales experience in the publishing industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Promote Oxford’s college titles and ancillary materials to current and prospective book adopters.
• Calls are made via well-planned campus visits, telephone, and email. Plan and execute sales plan under the direction of sales management. Extensive travel required during peak seasons.
• Build and maintain relationships with instructors of university and community college programs and bookstore managers within an assigned territory.
• Achieve sales goal by selling college textbooks through strategic management of territory with use of appropriate selling skills
• Request exam and desk copies of OUP textbooks to be sent to professors as a precursor to sales calls.
• Ensuring that all major bookstores are serviced during rush periods.
• Track backorders and late adoptions carefully.
• Maintain accurate contact and adoption information in our data management system, Salesforce.com.
• Proactively increase product knowledge individually and through participation in all sales meetings or conference calls.

This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in and around the D.C. suburbs. If you are interested please submit your resume and cover letter to Charles Brandquist (charles.brandquist@oup.com). This role has a requirement that you reside in/around the Washington, DC suburbs.

de gruyter

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Director (f/m) Humanities, Americas

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 260 years. An international publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 750 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law; and also offers a wide range of digital media. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Saur and De|G Press.

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating a development plan for HSS program, especially in North America and Asia.
• Identifying potential acquisition targets in the US to build the strategically important HSS area.
• Contributing to the formulation of an Asia strategy for the publisher.
• Efficiently managing the staff.
• Closely cooperating with the Digital Business unit in the company, as well as close coordination with the Director Humanities and Social Sciences, Europe and Managing Director, Editorial to achieve overall strategic goals.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
• Experience in the development of scientific publishing programs.
• Knowledge of North American university institutions and their stakeholders in today’s research environment.
• Many years of experience in an international publishing house.
• Proven strategic, budgetary and team responsibility.
• Leadership skills.
• German language skills in spoken and written language would be a plus.

If you are interested in this position please send your application to Kerstin Maiazza, Director Human Resources & Internal Services (application@degruyter.com) and indicate your earliest possible start date and salary expectations as well as reference no. 16109Inc.

FSGNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at a trade publisher
• Prior experience as a production editor at a trade publishing house (at least three years)
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong communication skills
• Detail-oriented; organized; able to set priorities under pressure
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards and juggling multiple projects at once
• Ability to work on complicated projects—e.g., books with illustrations throughout; graphic novels; bilingual titles; and heavily designed books with many elements
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting in MS Word; experience with Word Styles preferred
• Flexible and adaptable to changing digital workflows and procedures
• Fluency in a second language is desirable though not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Work as production editor from manuscript to bound book on approximately 30 new titles per year, plus paperback reissues and conversions. Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
• Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
• Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
• Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check all stages of proofs.
• Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
• Work with editors, designers, and production in solving problems that arise.
• Maintain high quality and consistent style within each work.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Jobs of the Week: PRH, Workman Publishing, Phoenix International, and Penny Publications

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Contracts Assistant

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.15.24 PMWhere: Penguin Random House

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Subsidiary Rights department sells rights, such as translation, book club, audio, serial, and large print. The contract assistant?s primary activities are to draft and proof both foreign and domestic subsidiary rights contracts and liaise with agencies and publishers around the world. The assistant will also perform heavy administrative work, such as routing, mailing, and scanning contracts. S/he will learn about the business and sales side of publishing. There is room for growth.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Assist the Contracts Manager
2. Drafts and proofreads contracts. Works with subsidiary rights department members, publishers, and foreign subagents.
3. Processes contracts and 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.

Requirements: 
– 4 year college degree
– 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

To Apply: 
Use online application process here.

 

Export Sales Assistant

logo_workman_onWhere: Workman Publishing

Type: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
The Export Sales Assistant supports the International Publishing department in selling Workman Publishing Inc.’s broad range of bestselling and award-winning nonfiction and fiction English-language books and calendars to distributors, wholesalers, bookstores around the world, including titles published by the Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, Algonquin Young Readers imprints, by Workman’s Storey and Timber divisions, and by its distribution client, The Experiment.

• Process and follow up on incoming orders from international sales representatives and distributors.
• Assist in providing information on forthcoming titles, inventory levels, order status, etc. to our international distributors, sales representatives, and customers.
• Communicate with Workman’s Customer Service and Credit departments and our outside warehouse on international order queries.
• Assist in responding to email and phone queries from international customers.
• Coordinate and send weekly sample mailings to distributors, sales representatives, and customers.
• Create and update sales spreadsheets on a monthly basis for each of our export sales groups.
• Assist the Export Sales and Marketing Director with international publicity requests and marketing efforts while working closely with both the in-house and foreign publicity teams.
• Help prepare for five seasonal sales conferences with our international distributors in Canada and the U.K. and assist with follow-up.
• Help prepare for four seasonal remote sales conferences with our international distributors in Australia and New Zealand and assist with follow-up.
• Help prepare for three international book fairs—including scheduling meetings, preparing sales reports, and shipping materials—and assist with follow-up
• Maintain export files and records.
• Assist in maintaining the international library and book room
• Assist the Export Sales and Marketing Director, the Export Sales Manager, and the Director of International Publishing.

Requirements: 
● Must be highly organized, proactive, and detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines.
● Strong clerical skills required.
● Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and DropBox.
● Good written and verbal communication skills, comfortable speaking on the phone with international customers.
● 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
● Interest in book publishing and sales.
● Book publishing internship or related office experience a plus

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to international.inquiries@workman.com

 

Publishing Assistant, Acquisitions

logo.pngWhere: Phoenix International Publications

Type: Full-time

Location: Lincolnwood, IL

Description:
We’re a fast-paced publishing company specializing in children’s books and digital products.

– Approximately 100 employees in Creative, Sales, Operations, and Accounting
– A competitive benefits package
– A friendly company culture focused on creativity, teamwork, and results

We’re looking for a highly motivated, team-minded Acquisitions professional who will:

– Serve as assistant to our Acquisitions Department, primarily responsible for contracting new materials for children’s books and developing and maintaining strong relationships with outside partners
– Maintain contracts and department records
– Become familiar with all aspects of our organization

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Generate contracts for vendors based on contract requests with specific language for licensors, assignments, etc
– Mail out and maintain status of all contracts
– Maintain log of contracts and their status: approvals, payments, etc.
– Maintain individual daily and quarterly sales spreadsheets for apps and ebooks
– Communicate with vendors regarding invoice problems / claims
– Collect licensor copies and verify their review before sending out
– Act as the point of contact between acquisitions and accounting and inventory
– Various customer service issues
– Research and create spreadsheets as requested
– Order reference materials for creative
– Support Vice President and Executive Vice President as needed
– Create and update sales conference materials relating to Acquisitions
– Assist with copyright applications
– Assist with maintenance of reference libraries
– Research licenses and competition as needed

Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree
-Excellent organizational skills
-Accuracy and attention to detail
-Ability to prioritize and multi-task
-Ability to work with minimal supervision
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Evidence of initiative and flexibility
-Ability to work collegially
-Desire to hold a positive and cooperative attitude
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Customer service orientation
-Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software
-Experience with publishing and/or multi-disciplinary teams is a plus

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to: humanresourcesad@pikidsmedia.com

 

Assistant Production Editor

logoWhere: Penny Publications, LLC

Type: Full-tme

Location: Norwalk, CT

Description: 
Penny Publications, LLC, is the leading puzzle magazine publisher of Penny Press and Dell puzzle magazines In 1996, Dell Magazines and Penny Press joined forces to create Penny Publications. We currently publish over 85 magazines, available on newsstands and via subscription throughout the United States and Canada. Our titles include Crosswords, Fill-Ins®, Logic and Math, Sudoku, Word Seek® and Word Search, and Variety puzzles. We also publish over 60 different puzzle books, available in bookstores, through the mail, and at PennyDellPuzzles.com.

Leading puzzle magazine publisher seeks detail and deadline-oriented candidate for position assembling, proofreading, and editing puzzles and word games for magazines, books, and electronic products. Individual must be able to multi-task with keen eye for detail. Love of puzzles a plus! 4-year Degree preferred.

To Apply:
If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dept CMC, 6 Prowitt Street, Norwalk, CT 06855; fax to 203-854-5962; e-mail to personnel@pennypublications.com

Part-time Production Editor Job Opportunity!

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for a part-time production editor to work with its managing editorial department to take on quality assurance of backlist titles.

Production editors will assist the managing editorial department in providing quality assurance on proofread digital files and final ebook files. This will include, but is not limited to, finding and correcting all remaining conversion errors and applying consistency to grammar, typography, and style throughout backlist titles across a variety of genres.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup; details and deadlines are of the essence.

Requirements

  • Availability on Fridays (other days to be determined) to work from ORIM offices
  • Strong attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word and track changes feature
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Knowledge of ebooks is a plus

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, Associate Managing Editor, at npassage@openroadmedia.com, and copy (CC) Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.