Jobs of the Week

Open Road Integrated Media: Editorial and Design Spring 2018 Internships

Location: New York, NY
Position:
Internship for school credit
Hours:
15–20 hours per week

Open Road Integrated Media is a global ebook publisher whose catalog includes legendary authors such as William Styron, Alice Walker, Dee Brown, Pat Conroy, Gloria Steinem, Octavia Butler, John Jakes, Pearl S. Buck, Walker Percy, and Sherman Alexie. It was founded on the idea “of bringing great literary works back to life.” It partners with select authors of classic and contemporary works, making all publications available to readers around the world. Continue reading “Jobs of the Week”

New York, NY/ Work from home

Seeking Part-Time Editorial Assistant

The Nicholas Ellison Agency is a small literary agency with a wide variety of clients, from history and science to thrilling fiction.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills are a must
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Prior experience in an office and/or publishing environment is preferred, but not mandatory.

Responsibilities Include:

• Processing contracts and payments
• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Communicating with clients and associates

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter and your resume to tallis@thenicholasellisonagency.com

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Publicity Assistant Vintage and Anchor 

Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home to its authors. Its publishing list includes a wide range, from the most influential works of world literature to cutting edge contemporary fiction and distinguished non-fiction. As the continuous publisher of important writers including William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Ralph Ellison, Dashiell Hammett, William Styron, A.S. Byatt, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Ha Jin, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Raymond Chandler, Orhan Pamuk, Dave Eggers, Robert Caro, Joseph Ellis, Haruki Murakami, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez it is today’s foremost trade paperback publisher.

Founded in 1953 Anchor Books is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America. The goal was to make inexpensive editions of modern classics widely available to college students and the adult public. They succeeded admirably. Today, Anchor’s list boasts award-winning history, science, women’s studies, sociology, and quality fiction. Authors published by Anchor Books include Chinua Achebe, Ian McEwan, Alexander McCall Smith, Karen Armstrong, Jon Krakauer, Chuck Palahniuk, Mary Gordon, Dan Brown, and Margaret Atwood.

Minimum Requirements:

• The ideal candidate has a BA in English or a related field (or equivalent experience), as well as some relevant internship or working experience.
• Experience in book publishing is beneficial, but not required.
• Understanding of major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr
• Candidates should also be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail and possess a proactive and independent approach to work.
• The ideal candidate is savvy with social media, InDesign, and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinating mailings of catalogs to media, writing descriptive copy of books publishing monthly, and maintaining internal databases.
• Coding invoices and providing general departmental accounts payable support.
• Writing press releases, performing research to discover new media trends, creating press lists, executing mailings, and coordinating book orders.
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules.
• Inputting all confirmed events and author appearances, reviews, interviews, and other press coverage into internal publicity databases and marketing systems.
• Communicating with authors and key in-house departments, including Marketing, Sales, Editorial, and Subsidiary Rights.
• Submitting proposals to seasonal previews in trade magazines.
• Performing general administrative duties as needed, including billings, filing, coordinating schedules, answering phones, taking messages, tracking book publication dates, tracking author event calendars, record keeping, mail, etc.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking a Full-Time Production Associate

Counterpoint and Catapult merged in 2015 and now publishes four imprints, Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon and Soft Skull. Author-driven, we devote our energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast– fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. The company has offices is in Berkeley, CA and NYC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 2 years of related production editorial experience, preferably in a publishing house working on similarly complex fiction and nonfiction titles
• Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure while maintaining high standards
• Flexibility and ability to work within and adapt to short and long schedules
• Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
• Solid command of Microsoft Word, including Track Changes, and exceptional proficiency at electronic editing. Knowledge of other electronic workflow processes a plus
• Solid command of Google Drive/Docs
• Familiarity with to solid command of InDesign and Photoshop
• Familiarity with digital products, including experience with ePub files

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinates schedules with freelancers, editors, and production.
• Assigns, reviews, and corrects the work of freelance copy editors before manuscripts are sent to authors for review and in turn closely reviews manuscripts when they are returned from authors (incorporating all responses and copyediting any new text). Prepares the electronic files for Production.
• Assigns, reviews, and collates first-pass pages; evaluates and incorporates changes and corrections from proofreaders as well as from authors. This work may include additional copyediting, fact-checking, and following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
• Reviews and corrects all subsequent passes (second, third, blues) as well as indexes, notes, and other back matter.
• Prepares/codes manuscripts for design.
• Copyedits and proofreads book covers through all stages of production.
• Performs quality-control checks for all e-books, including handling text, cover, and e-book corrections for backlist reprints and repackages.

If you are interested in applying, contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

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/Forge Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design.
• Skilled at photo/art/illustrator research.
• Strong typographic skills.
• Mastery of the current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.
• Some prior experience with the book making process.
• A minimum of 3 years of work in the field
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Conceptualize and execute original book covers for all YA and middle grade titles on the RBP and FSG BYR lists
• Design interior sample pages and create specifications for compositor
• Hire and manage freelance photographers, illustrators, and letterers.
• Work closely art director and editors
• Participate in production meetings and jacket meetings
• Prepare files for the printer, and approve proofs and other progress materials.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Food Editor

John Brown Media, the leading global content marketing agency with US headquarters in Boston, is launching an exciting health and food-minded digital publication on behalf of a leading international weight management brand.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years kitchen experience either in restaurants or test kitchen.
• Knowledge of national and regional food trends as well as health-minded trends.
• Ability to edit recipes and copy in adherence to house style.
• Experience working with food in multi-platform scenarios.
• Able to work from home using home kitchen for any recipe development and testing as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

• Developing and testing recipes in collaboration with the food editor.
• Help manage logistics of recipe creation process.
• Assist food editor and art team in planning for photo shoots, with food prep, and shopping when needed.
• Manage product availability confirmation process with appropriate clients.
• Writing recipe introduction and editorial copy where needed.
• Participate in brainstorming and conceiving of new recipe ideas.
• Write recipe pitches.
• Manage freelancer invoices and expenses and assist the food editor in making sure the team stays within the budget for each issue.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

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New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Editorial Assistant, Physics

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Minimum Requirements:

• College background required-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
• Minimum of 6 months office experience, with experience in science publishing or journal publishing preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must be well organized and attentive to detail.
• Exposure to MS Office essential; experience with databases desirable.

Responsibilities Include:
• Under supervision of editor, fulfill author/editor needs, build a “before, during and after” relationship with the author.
• Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication; thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness; completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally.
• Act as liaison between authors, production department, and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production.
• Prepare journal reports for editor and editorial board meetings; maintain close communication with academic journal editors and board members.
• Prepare contracts, arrange payments for authors and editors.
• Maintenance of projects databases and records for proposals, upcoming and published books.
• Solicit peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by editor.
• Draft and edit back cover copy and book marketing plans for editor’s review and approval (in close cooperation with product management).
• Help editors prepare for conferences and select titles for display.
• Exhibits attendance.
• Perform related duties as required.

To apply for this position, click here!

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LOGO195 Broadway
New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Production Editor

HarperCollins Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process on a wide variety of titles—from board books through young adult novels—under all of the Children’s Books Group imprints. This position is focused in particular on books in the I Can Read line of early readers, as well as picture books featuring such beloved characters as Pete the Cat, Pinkalicious, the Berenstain Bears, and Paddington.

Minimum Requirements:
• Prior production editorial experience required, preferably with a quality children’s publisher
• Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
• Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
• Ability to set priorities under pressure
• Comfortable working within an expanding digital workflow system
• Brings a flexible, upbeat attitude to the job and enjoy working with a like-minded team
• College degree or equivalent experience required
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel; preferably some knowledge of InDesign and PDFs

Responsibilities Include:
• Copyediting and proofreading covers and jackets.
• Checking all stages of proofs and PDFs.
• Working knowledgeably with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.
• Following up with designers and editors in order to maintain schedules.
• Updating electronic schedules and working comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word and the RSuite content management system.
• Prioritizing work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality

Cover letter strongly suggested

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here!

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New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Marketing Associate

Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more. Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

The Marketing Associate/Account Development Specialist will be responsible for all after-purchase client implementation and marketing support to drive high usage of Springer Nature e-resources for Master’s, Baccalaureate, and Community Colleges in the USA and Canada. Client engagement activities may include regional and national conferences, product roadshows, training, on site account reviews, discovery audits, local events, and custom promotions. Client usage monitoring and targeted intervention are at the heart of account development. The Specialist will effectively manage their own promotional and travel budget, and develop an annual account development plan for their region. The work involves cooperation across functional groups, and the successful Specialist will manage the coordination of consistent online and offline promotional programs via marketing services and online marketing teams, and will track, analyze and communicate results.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Must possess experience within library/information service industry and some experience with email/web marketing.
• Must have excellent grammar and English skills, be creative, and use self-initiative.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with other functional groups and gain cooperation from others.
• Must also commit to understanding client issues and to effective demonstration of Springer Nature e-Products.
• Must be very thorough, detail and completion oriented, and able to manage several projects simultaneously.
• Must be motivated to become a company expert in how the library channel works and must either possess or be eager to obtain the required knowledge.
• Able to use independent judgment to modify procedures and solve problems.
• Strong writing, presentation and analytical skills required.
• Up to 50% domestic and international travel required

Responsibilities Include:
• Provide pre- and post-sales customer support for products and feedback to account managers and eProduct managers.
• Conduct analyses and monitor usage statistics to evaluate and develop strategies to increase value.
• Implement on and offline marketing campaigns to promote usage, as needed.
• Enhance visibility of company in the marketplace through regional trade shows and conferences.
• Help plan and participate in customer programs such as summits, executive sponsor programs, road shows, account reviews and product/implementation training.
• Develop and conduct customer focused training programs, to promote customer satisfaction and usage resulting in renewal and revenue growth.
• Prepare the annual account development plan for assigned region in conjunction with licensing managers.
• Participate in the sales and marketing teams’ regular meetings.
• Manage customer relationship software as it pertains to account development activities in assigned region.
• Track marketing promotions and ROI through customer relationship management software, and report on current project status, marketing and travel budgets on a monthly basis
• Other related duties as needed.

To apply for this position, click here!

Greater talent

437 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Seeking Full Time Sales Agent,
Literary Division

Currently expanding the publishing division and is looking to hire a sales agent who can maximize an already productive sales team. Greater Talent is looking for an individual who can take their drive to succeed and apply it to a lucrative business career. If you thrive in a high energy, fast-paced, intellectual environment, it’s time to get in touch with Greater Talent.

Minimum Requirement:
• Experience specifically related to program content and speaker selection
• Previous work experience within book publishing
• Contacts in the corporate or literary marketplace
• Experience working within the events and/or meeting industry

Responsibilities Include:
• Has met sales goals with 2+ years proven sales experience
• Has proven ability to develop leads, prospect buyers, pitch clients creatively and close deals
• Savvy negotiator with an extremely professional phone and one-on-one presence
• Exhibits the utmost diplomacy, discretion and grace under pressure
• Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite; FileMaker experience a plus
• Well organized and able to keep detailed records of authors and events
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Voracious reader, immersed in literature, current events and culture
• Self-motivated, strong work ethic and driven to meet sales goals

Please email a resume & cover letter with “Publisher Speaker Division” as the subject to agent-20160819@greatertalent.com

Rosetta Books

 

 

 

One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Ste 2002
New York, NY 10006

Seeking Full Time Sales and Distribution Associate.

RosettaBooks is looking for a reliable, technically savvy, versatile person to handle a variety of sales, distribution, and operations tasks. As part of a small and collaborative team, the associate will work primarily on print and ebook distribution, analytics, and database management, but will be expected to support other departments as needed.

The associate will have the opportunity to develop a range of industry skills, as well as showcase their own talents and interests. Applicants should be eager to learn about many sides of the publishing industry. Successful candidates will demonstrate a knowledge of distribution systems, personal initiative, and the ability to solve problems in a fast-paced, energetic team setting.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 1-2 years of experience in relevant field
• Previous experience with Biblio and ONIX preferred, but not required

Responsibilities include:
• Manage our various distribution systems, databases, and ONIX feeds
• Input metadata into Biblio/Coresource/KDP/Lightning Source/etc.
• Generate reports on sales, inventory, marketing campaigns
• Manage vendor relationships, fix bugs, and report external errors
• Make bulk sales, place direct sales, mail author copies
• Manage warehouse and Ingram support team communications
• Track inventory and manage reprints
• Research sales trends/comp titles, and help manage sales team
• Work with printers to request quotes and comparisons
• Assist with website changes, upkeep, and redesign
• Support production and marketing staff as needed

Contact Hannah Bennett at HR@rosettabooks.com.
Send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Distribution Associate”

penguin-random-houseThe Random House Division is seeking a Production Assistant.

New York, New York

Responsible for administrative support for a busy department including but not limited to sending packages to vendors and freelancers, setting up meetings and taking notes, making travel arrangements, preparing T&E reports, tracking attendance, office copy distribution of book samples, ordering office supplies, updating vendor and departmental phone lists, and general office management. Will help maintains our library of sample copies. Provides preliminary castoffs for all original publications as titles are transmitted for copyediting and design. Using information from SAP and MyHouse, compiles and distributes various production schedules, spreadsheets, and other reports. Updates data in SAP and Filemaker as required.

Requirements:

  • College education required (or equivalent experience) and some prior office experience required, preferably in publishing, project management, or a graphic arts-related field.
  • Computer proficiency essential with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Familiarity with FilemakerPro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop helpful.
  • Candidate must be personable, extremely energetic, and attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible, and able to juggle multiple tasks and successfully prioritize them, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills required for this fast-paced environment as well as the ability to work well numbers.
  • Interest in learning the nuts and bolts of book production essential.

Apply online at http://bertelsmann.contactrh.com/jobs/11053/15562160

 

penguin-random-houseThe Random House Publishing Group is seeking a Publishing Operations Assistant.

New York, New York

Responsible for all administrative support for SVP, Executive Director Publishing Operations, including but not limited to answering phones, Xeroxing, filing, faxing, sending packages, handling correspondence, setting up meetings, making travel arrangements, preparing T&E reports, tracking attendance, office copy distribution, ordering office supplies, updating vendor and departmental phone lists, and general office management.

Under minimal supervision, will process, track, and check reprint corrections in both physical books and e-editions. Pulls sample copies for the backlist reprint meeting, prepares meeting notes. Maintains our library of sample copies. Submits titles and reviews proofs for books going into the digital print program. Provides preliminary castoffs for all original publications as titles are transmitted for copyediting and design. Using information from SAP and MyHouse, compiles and distributes various production schedules, spreadsheets, and other reports including the daily reprint memo. Routes and tracks cover mechanicals. Updates data in SAP and Filemaker as needed.

Requirements:

  • College education required (or equivalent experience) and some prior office experience required, preferably in publishing, project management, or a graphic arts-related field.
  • Computer proficiency essential with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Familiarity with FilemakerPro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop helpful.
  • Candidate must be personable, extremely energetic, and attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible, and able to juggle multiple tasks and successfully prioritize them, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills required for this fast-paced environment as well as the ability to work well numbers.
  • Interest in learning the nuts and bolts of publishing essential.
  • Must successfully complete our proofreading test.

Apply online at http://bertelsmann.contactrh.com/jobs/11053/15562283

 

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The Wylie Agency is seeking a Full Time Agent Assistant

New York, New York

The Wylie Agency is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its New York team as an agent’s assistant.

Responsibilities will include handling client communications, reading and evaluating manuscripts, and working with contracts and payments.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and handle special projects as they arise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a necessity
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented and extremely well-organized.
  • At least one to two years of prior work experience in an office environment is preferred; experience in the book publishing industry is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for the authors we represent (please see www.wylieagency.com).

Contact: Kristina Moore, kmoore@wylieagency.com

Please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Kristina Moore at kmoore@wylieagency.com

Internships Alert! RosettaBooks

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Distribution Internship

The RosettaBooks Sales and Distribution Department is looking for an intern with industry, verve, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print and ebook distribution logistics, production schedules, database management, and sales. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Reviewing daily and weekly reports for metadata errors
  • Monitoring physical stock inventory
  • Processing special sales orders
  • Distributing books and metadata to retailers
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, detail-oriented applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

No prior knowledge in book publishing is required, but it is preferred. Previous interns have also been expected to help with QA of print proofs and other QA tasks. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop can also help with pre-press work, but is not required.

This is a paid internship, and the intern is expected to work 24–30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Peter Clark. Please use the subject line “Distribution Internship.”

Production Internship

The RosettaBooks Production, Design, and Editorial Department is looking for an intern with panache, enthusiasm, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print book and ebook creation, production schedules, and quality assurance. Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find errors
  • Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
  • Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
  • Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
  • Evaluating covers and interior designs
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
  • Researching, writing metadata, and other miscellaneous tasks

We’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.

This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.

The position starts in January, 2016.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to production@rosettabooks.com, to the attention of Hannah Bennett. Please include “Production Internship” in the subject line.