Jobs of the Week

Simon & Schuster: Publishing Assistant

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

Simon & Schuster, part of CBS Corporation, is one of the “Big 5” publishers. Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster has grown to have a number of successful imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Touchstone Books, Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press, Howard Books, and North Star Way.

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Job Opportunity: Publicist for Oxford University Press US & UK

New York, NY & Oxford, United Kingdom

Seeking Full-Time Publicist

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Its Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Minimum Requirements:

• College graduate with 3 or more years of book publicity experience
• Candidate must be creative and have an enthusiastic and energetic approach to mining publicity opportunities
• A familiarity with key print and electronic book contacts is required
• Must be at ease with pitching to media, dealing with authors, and juggling multiple projects and authors at once
• Excellent writing skills required

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage book campaigns from beginning to end, including booking events, radio, podcast and television interviews, pitching for reviews both in print and online
• Communicate with authors, editorial and marketing staff about publicity achieved and reporting on individual titles at marketing meetings
• Identify the best and most appropriate audience for assigned titles and compiling media lists accordingly, pitching books and authors to all appropriate venues
• Pitch seasonal list to key media (ie. media visits/lunches)
• Maintain and foster media contacts through research and in person meetings
• Research and write press releases, pitch letters, and other publicity materials
• Work with the Director/Manager to plan and map publicity campaigns
• Work with Director/Manager to manage individual tour budgets

For the New York position, please apply online. If you are interested in the UK position, please apply here.

Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more–always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let’s make some awesome books together.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be an excellent writer
• Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects
• Staff front desk/reception area
• Expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth)

If you are interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume to hr@quirkbooks.com. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn’t matter. Just send your best writing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicity Assistant – Portfolio, Sentinel

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
• Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong follow-up skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
• An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Responsibilities Include:

• Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers
• Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc.
• Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules
• Contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions
• Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc.
• Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, S&S

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years book publicity experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including conferences, social media, podcasts and newsletters
• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
• Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision

Responsibilities Include:

• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio
• Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials
• Creating targeted mailing lists
• Cultivating and maintaining media relationships

If you are interested in this position, please fill out an application online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing USA houses both children’s and adult publishing imprints. The flagship office, as well as the children’s imprints, are based out of New York City and include trade publisher Little Bee Books and the licensing/media tie-in imprint, Sizzle Press. The adult imprint, Weldon Owen, is a highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher based out of San Francisco. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of Bonnier Publishing in the United Kingdom, and is ultimately owned by global media group Bonnier AB.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book publishing industry experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, priorities, and resources
• Friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude
• Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
• Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Providing general office support for the Director of Sales
• Assembling sales material for appointments, as well as communicating with the editorial department when additional material or information is needed
• Communicating with warehouse and accounts on operational issues
• Creating PowerPoint presentations of key titles each season for use by the sales team
• Managing order processing with the warehouse, coordinating reserves, tracking shipments, and monitoring the progress of orders that require special handling
• Taking responsibility for gathering sales data from accounts and distributing data internally to the sales team
• Attending departmental meetings as needed
• Coordination and production of sales materials, as needed
• Assisting the Director of Sales and sales team with various ad hoc projects as needed

If you are interested in this position, Please apply with your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for the company and the work you’d be doing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Assistant

Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal brands, is the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. Their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. We are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing and/or related communications experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative thinker
• Highly organized
• Resourceful and proactive
• Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Google Docs
• Passion for music/entertainment/pop culture

Responsibilities Include:

• Monitor trends and produce research reports on competitors, brands, events, programs, artists, influencers, etc.
• Assist with preparation for client meetings and presentations
• Attend and contribute to internal meetings in connection with assigned projects, provide department head with timely feedback and follow-up regarding any action items
• Create and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments including sales, account management, design, finance, HR, accounts payable, travel, etc.
• Maintain billing process
• Day-to-day administrative support including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenses, meeting and greeting clients, visitor system management, room reservations, etc.
• Assist the team with ongoing projects

If you interested in this position, apply online.

Internship: Rizzoli

Rizzoli, a renowned international art publisher based in Manhattan, seeks intern in Publicity Department.  Impeccable English, visual eye with attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and knowledge of art essential.  Confident phone manner and communication skills, as well as both PC and Mac computer familiarity, are required.

Interns will learn how a book gets shepherded through publicity from beginning to end.

While this is an unpaid position, there is opportunity for course credit, and they internship offers flexible days/hours.

About the companyRizzoli International Publications specializes in high-quality and luxury art, architecture, design, lifestyle, photography, and culinary titles. Universe Publishing, a Rizzoli imprint, publishes more economically priced books in the same categories, plus pop culture and humor titles. Rizzoli also distributes English-language art and photography books by French publisher Editions Flammarion and Italian publishers Skira Editore and Mondadori.

If interested in applying, please send resume with your internship availability to nheneghan@rizzoliusa.com.  Candidates will be contacted for interviews.