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Editorial Assistant – Portfolio/Sentinel/Current

CurrentType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Editorial team at Penguin Random House! We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to work in our Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints. Reporting to two editors, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, read and evaluate submissions, and oversee the entire editorial process. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to learn about the editorial process for a diverse set of nonfiction titles!

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assisting the editorial staff with various day-to-day tasks, such as logging book proposal submissions, drafting contract requests, and tracking payments and invoices.
2. Evaluating manuscripts and writing reader?s reports for any promising submissions.
3. Providing editorial backup by offering editorial feedback, liaising with authors, etc.
4. Liaising with the Production department and ensuring their deadlines are met.
5. Writing flap copy, title information sheets, and catalog copy.
6. Providing administrative support for two editors, such as scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, making copies, filing, etc.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and critically
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Interest in working with nonfiction books

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process (here), and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

WWNortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant – Astrology & Geology at W. W. Norton

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the digital media editor for college astronomy and geology courses.

Essential job responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our NYC location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Must have strong research skills.
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
• Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level chemistry or astronomy courses.

Technical Skills
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Publicity Assistant – Simon & Schuster

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant or Associate Publicist to work closely with an Associate Director and a Senior Publicist in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media

Requirements: 
· Must be organized and have excellent phone and computer skills. Strong written communication is important as well as the ability to multi-task and be flexible.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

· Previous PR assistantship or internship with a literary agency or book publishing house is preferred. Minimum Education Level Bachelor’s Degree.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

Jobs of the Week: Sterling, Penguin, and BEACH magazine

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Sterling Publishing Co.

Title: Editorial Assistant5605094

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Editorial Assistant to work within its Acquisitions Editorial department. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate, yet responsible risk taker who is looking to make an impact within the department as well as the organization. We require excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

Supports editors with general editorial and design processes.
Reviews proposals/manuscripts from slush pile.
Assists with obtaining photo permissions for books as needed; prepares art logs and organizes digital & physical art files.
Prepares term sheets, estimate request forms and other forms as needed.
Tracks title stats.
Prepares pub board summaries and title information sheet with all details including comp research.
Processes book sample orders for the Editorial department.
Corresponds with agents and authors regarding the status of proposals, books in development, and previously published books; suggests ideas for further development of submitted projects; writes rejection letters.
Oversees the schedules and development of several books, including entire series; traffics materials between in-house editorial personnel, freelance editorial personnel/packagers, and authors; creates and references P&L forecasts to ensure that projects stay on budget.
Proofreads layouts, jacket copy, and catalog copy.
Liaises with the Marketing and Sales to supply dummies, covers, book descriptions etc. for meetings, fairs, etc; accesses Artesia database to supply layouts and covers for various editorial personnel.
Processes invoices, author advances, work-for-hire advances, and cancellations.
Acts as liaison between authors and publisher, networking with various departments to provide information on royalties, advances, invoices, reprint status, pub status, reversion status, publicity, permissions, corrections, and other pressing concerns.

Responsibilities: 
4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
Prior work experience within book publishing in an Editorial capacity or prior Editorial Internships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark and Mac all preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be detail oriented, organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proven ability to work within fast-paced deadline driven environment.

 

 

Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel with Penguin Random House

Title: Publicity Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Portfolio/Sentinel/Current is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant to support two publicists within the publicity and marketing department of a ten-person team. This is an excellent opportunity to work on high profile publicity and marketing campaigns and with bestselling authors!
At Portfolio and Current, we publish big ideas for ambitious people, usually in the following categories: leadership, psychology, business, economics, marketing, history, science, technology, autobiography, and investigative journalism. Sentinel is a boutique imprint that publishes platform-driven books for a politically conservative audience.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support (updating databases, drafting notes and emails, answering phones, scheduling meetings, booking author travel, etc.)
2. Assisting with writing press releases, preparing and mailing press kits, and coordinating author events and book signings.
3. Assisting with media research and pulling lists of contacts for mailings.
4. Contributing ideas for publishing campaigns as well as consumer-facing marketing activities.

Responsibilities: 
Please apply to join this collaborative department if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
– Prior office experience; marketing or publicity internships a plus
– Strong interest in book publishing, especially non-fiction
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
– Strong organizational and follow-up skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

To Apply: 

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

BEACH Magazine

hamp_under322wideTitle: Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance Contracter

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
BEACH magazine, Modern Luxury’s summer Hamptons magazine published six times between Memorial Day and Labor Day by the editors of Manhattanmagazine, is seeking a freelance, contract Editorial Assistant for 4 months/18 weeks over the summer, beginning April 27. The position entails general editorial duties, including but not limited to story and photo research, fact checking, some writing, and the handling of several front of book editorial pages (table of contents, masthead, calendar) under the guidance of senior editors.

Requirements: 
Qualified applicants must have a drive for magazine editorial work, a positive attitude, be resourceful and trustworthy, have proven writing experience, and be extremely organized. Numerous previous magazine internships or previous experience as an editorial assistant preferred.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter, resume and three short writing samples to manhattanmagjobs@gmail.com before April 15 to be considered.

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: Riverhead, Little Simon, and Cottages & Gardens

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Riverhead Books

UnknownTitle: Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Riverhead Publicity department is currently seeking a Publicity Assistant! This person will support a Senior Publicist on publicity campaigns for hardcover books and paperback reprints. Be a part of the imprint that publishes New York Times bestselling authors like Chang-rae Lee, Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Junot Díaz and many more!

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provides administrative support (i.e. mailings, photocopies, clippings of press).
2. Assists in publicizing hardcover and paperback books (write press releases, perform research online, liaise with authors, book store events, pitch media, handle media requests, organize and confirm tour schedules)
3. Maintains publicity database (records of contacts, detailed and organized logs of publicity projects)
4. Helps with departmental duties (daily news updates, billing)
5. Liaises with related publishing departments including marketing, editorial and production
6. Works on other departmental and individual projects as needed
7. Attends events and parties hosted by Riverhead as needed
8. Assists with Riverhead’s multiple social media platforms as needed

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in publishing & publicity, preferably in literary fiction
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and knowledge of social media

To Apply: 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

 

Simon & Schuster

1Title: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Candidate will report to an Executive Editor and assist the VP Publisher at Little Simon. Responsibilities include all administrative duties- scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, and liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts and novelty concepts insightfully and analytically, writing and editing catalog, tip sheets and flap copy, and coordinating the editorial and production process with an opportunity to grow and take on editorial projects. Management of manuscripts and novelty formats in all stages of production includes: preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production; keeping track of books in the production and editorial process; tracking paperwork internally and externally; liaising with authors/agents/illustrators and other departments through the publication process; professionally interacting with authors/illustrators, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages and follow-up on requests/information, Organizing and scheduling meetings and conference calls; note-taking at sales meetings as necessary; fulfilling requests for Sales, generating P&Ls, CRFs, estimate requests, check requests, sub rights letters, and other paperwork as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Liberal Arts preferred 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills required 
  • Computer experience required (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

To Apply: 
Click here to apply

 

 

Cottages & Gardens Publications

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 1.50.05 PMTitle: Associate Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description/Requirements: 
Job Requirements: Cottages & Gardens Publications is seeking an Associate Editor to work on its titles in New York and the Hamptons. Candidates should be enthusiastic and hard-working, have strong writing and copy/editing skills for print and web, know InDesign and Microsoft Word, and be well organized and able to multitask while working under tight deadlines. The position involves coordinating, editing, writing, and fact-checking articles and is ideally suited for candidates with a strong interest in interior design and architecture. Additionally, the Associate Editor will help cover the home furnishings market for new products and build relationships with vendors. The position is based in our New York City office.

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply

Jobs of the Week: Schiffer Publishing and Wenner Media

schiffer-publishingSchiffer Publishing 

Type: Full Time

Position: Copy-Editor

Location: Atglen, PA

Description:
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., seeks a highly motivated individual with a bachelor’s degree for a full-time copy editor position. Attention to detail and excellent organizational, writing, editorial, and communication skills are a must. Competency in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are essential. Previous experience in the publishing or media industry is desired.
Duties include organizing, reviewing, and assessing the text and images of manuscripts submitted for publishing; communicating with authors and editors; solving problems creatively; and copy editing final proofs of books for accuracy, consistency, spelling, punctuation, and style. The position has opportunities for advancement.

To Apply:
  Visit and apply at mediabistro.com

 

wenner_vlogosWenner Media

Type: Full-time

Position: Publicity Assistant

Location: NYC

Description:
Wenner Media seeks a Publicity Assistant to support the Publicity Department for the Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Us Weekly brands. Assistant will be responsible for maintaining media mailing lists, overseeing press mailings, processing invoices, tracking media placements, managing phone calls, and other administrative responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include assisting with media relations, sending news blasts and alerts, coordinating interviews, and internal edit and ad star interaction.

The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and have a strong interest in working in the Public Relations field. Additionally, we are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who possesses excellent organization, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required. Prior experience in a publicity environment or internship is preferred.

To Apply:

Visit and apply at mediabistro.com, include a cover letter in application.