Great Fall Internship Opportunity!

 MTM Publishing is an elite book producer/packager since 1992, producing high-quality innovative reference, nonfiction, and children’s books for a wide range of publishers. One of the company’s specialties is in complex, multi-contributor reference works for such publishers as CQ Press, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Sage, and Scribner’s. MTM Publishing is a recipient of many citations and awards, including most recently an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Dartmouth Medal for its six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Reference Opportunities.

MTM Publishing has an opening for an Editorial, Research, and Administrative Assistant Intern. The position requires a total of 14 hours per week. Responsibilities include:

  • Research and editorial assistance on Young Adult nonfiction and fiction series
  • General editorial assistant work, including proofreading, fact checking, inputting manuscript corrections, correspondence with authors and academic editors, tracking submissions, etc.
  • Administrative assistant work, including ordering supplies, handling mail, etc.

The intern will be involved with or exposed to current and future projects:

  • Research work on a historical dystopian series for Young Adults and input on first drafts
  • Development stages on a specialized history reference work for Princeton University Press
  • Development stages on Point-Counterpoint series on Immigration and Healthcare for Sage Publications
  • Development work on a middle school nonfiction series, called Chronicles of Horror, for Charlesbridge Publishing

Furthermore, as an intern, you will not be limited to clerical tasks:

  • You will be exposed to many aspects of book publishing and get hands-on experience with a variety of critical tasks in the book publishing workflow
  • You will become part of a small publishing enterprise, where most decisions are discussed freely, and planning meetings are open to all employees and interns
  • You will gain the benefit of the company president’s involvement on the board of several professional organizations, including the American Book Producers Association and the Women’s National Book Association; this extends the networking reach of all employees and interns in the company, and will expose the intern to a range of book publishing professionals

The ideal intern should be a detail-oriented individual with an ability to work independently as well as a creative and resourceful researcher, with a careful and thoughtful approach to analyzing sources. A familiarity with the MS Office suite for both Mac and PC is required, as is a familiarity with Quark and/or InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Address your cover letter to:
Valerie Tomaselli
President, MTM Publishing
435 West 23rd Street, #8C
New York NY 10011

If interested, please contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.  Be sure to attach your resume and cover letter to the e-mail.

Pace Publishing Internships Online

Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Internship Website is now up and operational!

In our continued efforts to provide our students with current and highly relevant internships, the publishing department has created a digital internship resource page. Included are publisher resources and websites, job-search tools, and detailed internship information for dozens of available internships. Publishing companies are given the ability to log in to their own accounts and post new internships as they become available, giving Pace students a critical job-hunting edge.

STUDENTS: If you will be enrolling in Pace’s 699A or 699B Internship courses for Summer or Fall 2011 you will be given a password and username to access the site immediately (others who will be taking the course later will be given access the semester before they enroll in the course). If you are planning on taking these courses, please contact Professor Denning asap.

EMPLOYERS: If you are interested in posting internship postions to our website please contact Professor Denning to obtain your password a username. You will then be able to post, update and edit positions as you like.

Resume Writing Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 21st
Where: 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805B
Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm

This session is open to all MS in Publishing students (including online only). This is a great opportunity to get expert advice on crafting your resume and writing effective cover letters.

Jenna Campolita, the Assistant Director of Coop and Career Services at Pace, will be sharing her expertise and advice on making your resume and cover letter as professional as they can be.

Professor Denning and Professor Soares will also be working with participants to provide individual feedback.

Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, you must RSVP, and attach a copy of your resume and a sample cover letter, by April 12th to the puboffice@pace.edu.

Be sure to include the cover letter and resume in one document, using your name and the word resume as the document title, as in “Smith resume.”