Jobs of the Week

New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

Internship Position at PR Week

Job Title – Editorial Intern
Job Duration – Summer
Pay – $10 per hour

Job Requirements or Qualifications

Join the dynamic team at PR Week, a top business publication serving the today’s fast-changing public relations industry. The full-service brand, which provides print and digital editorial content, is seeking an editorial intern in its New York office. Be part of the pre-eminent business publication for the public relations and communications industry. Through print, online, video, and mobile PRWeek follows the latest breaking news and biggest emerging trends in the business. The position reports to the Senior Editor.

The ideal candidate has a passion for good journalism and an interest in the public relations business and the story behind today’s biggest brands. The intern will support the editors and reporters of PRWeek and be given the opportunity to spearhead individual projects. The goal of this internship is to provide a hands-on comprehensive view of what a career in trade journalism is about. Skills permitting, responsibilities may include: conduct research for editors, write news stories for the Web and monthly print edition, create PR agency reference for staff, and attend industry functions and meet-and-greets with agency executives.

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be confident, adaptable, and responsive; be highly organized and able to multitask effectively; and have superb follow through–completing tasks efficiently and on deadline. The person we are seeking for this position will be enterprising, fearless, and dogged in pitching, reporting, and writing compelling articles

Interested students should send a resume, unofficial transcript, two written recommendations, and a few paragraphs about why they would be the best person for the position to the Senior Editor. Please contact Professor Denning for the appropriate contact information.

ABOUT HAYMARKET:

Haymarket has its heart and soul in publishing and media.

Since the company was founded half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of the products and the people.

The philosophy has always been quite simple: only by having the highest quality individuals can you produce the highest quality products, combining the best in content, design, production and customer services.

Globalization is opening up the world further and provides many opportunities for growth. Haymarket has offices around the world and many of the titles are now truly global brands.

Haymarket serves a broad spread of markets, from sport to medicine, from technology to town planning. Haymarket is in consumer, business and customer media, along with exhibitions and live events. Predicting the shape of the business in 3, 5, or 10 years is almost impossible; and the unpredictability is part of the appeal.

Haymarket aims to be the perfect company to work with or for – they have the processes and attitude that ensure quality and consistency, and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes every day rewarding.

In the US, we have 5 offices and over 250 employees.

Hillsinger-Mendelson Fall Internship Position!

Hillsinger-Mendelson (http://hilsingermendelson.com/), one of the country’s pre-eminent literary public relations firms, is looking for an extremely motivated, web-savvy intern to assist on publicity and social media marketing campaigns for high-profile books and authors. This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on, resume-building experience in the world of public relations, marketing, and book  publishing.

Primary responsibilities for this internship will include:

  • updating and maintaining various social media accounts;
  • researching popular blogs, websites and writers for specific book projects;
  • developing/maintaining online media lists and editorial calendars;
  • monitoring trends/topics/opportunities online and developing ideas for new content and strategies;
  • creating/writing a variety of editorial content;
  • helping set up social media programs for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr;
  • handling follow-up as assigned for outreach campaigns;
  • and assisting with other digital media initiatives and administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with a keen interest in the book publishing industry, digital media and online marketing. A passion for social media, a desire to expand upon existing digital skills, and 15-24 hours a week in availability are all requirements.

Compensation pending experience, however. We offer flexible hours.

For consideration, please complete the following steps:

1.  Send a BRIEF cover letter and resume to cdaniel@hmieast.com, and copy Professor Denning on your submission at jdenning@pace.edu.
2.  For the subject line, write only: Internship.
3.  Include links to any relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, etc…).
4.  What are you reading online? List your top ten favorite sites.

Intern Wanted Immediately!

McGraw-Hill Education is currently seeking candidates who will help raise awareness of their free platform and expand their member base on campuses around the country. Prospective interns must have a strong interest in social media, marketing, event planning, education, PR, and overall web 2.0 start-up operations. The position is unpaid; however, the intern will receive a daily lunch stipend and monthly metro card. Hours are flexible, and the position would hopefully extend through the winter.

In order to qualify for the position, candidates must have: Web 2.0 knowledge, experience with Excel, excellent written and communication skills, previous marketing/PR experience (not compulsory, but advantageous), and a 3.0 GPA.

The primary tasks of the position include:

  • Researching and planning campus grassroots marketing campaigns for the fall semester
  • Recruiting campus ambassadors for spring
  • Supporting the marketing team with strategic development and implementation
  • Supporting the sales team with research and outreach
  • Supporting social media marketing efforts – Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc.
  • Administrative work including site maintenance activities and notes moderation

Please email your resume to kevin_cafaro@mcgraw-hill.com with a brief paragraph explaining why you would like to join the team.