Job Alert! Publishing Assistant at Milkweed Editions

Milkweed Editions Seeks a Publishing Assistant

 

About the Position

Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks a publishing assistant. The publishing assistant works under the direction of the publisher & CEO and in close collaboration with the managing director and editor. Responsibilities include coordinating the manuscript review process, assisting in the evaluation and acquisition of manuscripts, preparing final manuscripts for production, working closely with the editor throughout the production process, seeking and granting permissions, maintaining correspondence with authors, agents, and other publishers, and generally assisting in all aspects of the editorial process. The publishing assistant will also support other departments on an as-needed basis.

The Ideal Candidate

A love of literature is essential, as are identification with our mission and excitement about our list. Ideal candidates will be well organized, capable of multitasking, and widely read. Superior communication and writing skills are essential. We seek candidates who are highly collaborative, and curiosity about every aspect of the publishing process will be helpful.

Experience in publishing is preferred, but not required. Graphic design skills are a plus.

Application

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (2 pages maximum, ideally a press release or other example of copywriting skills), by December 11, 2015. Send materials via e-mail, addressed to joey_mcgarvey@milkweed.org, using your name as the name of your file (i.e., lastnamecover.doc; lastnameresume.doc), and including publishing assistant in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

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Editorial Assistant – Taylor & Francis

taylor and francisType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
Taylor and Francis seeks an outstanding Editorial Assistant for its book publishing programs within the Focal Press and Routledge imprints. Subject areas may include Audio, Theater, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism/Technology.

The Editorial Assistant will support the Editor with all phases of the book publication process from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are essential to collaborating with authors and different internal departments. Ours is a deadline-driven environment in an open office plan, so the candidate should be independent and assertive while also capable of working in and helping to create an enthusiastic, motivating, and productive work environment.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:
• Supporting editor in achieving agreed revenue and profitability targets
• Commissioning reviews for projects under consideration
• Project management of titles from contract through publication
• Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production including checking and processing permissions and coordinating Library of Congress and copyright registration
• Keeping the publishing program on schedule through regular liaison with authors, and by maintaining and updating the front list plan for any given year
• Liaising with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including editorial, marketing, sales, accounting, and production – some remote from the New York office
• File and database management
• Drafting and proofreading book information copy
• Processing payment requests, including honorariums, advances, and grants
• Travel to key conferences, potentially about two or three per year with weekend conference attendance sometimes required

Requirements: 
B.A. or equivalent educational experience and 1-2 years professional experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational abilities, strong research skills, experience with standard computer programs (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), impeccable language (grammar and spelling), and business communication (oral and written) skills. Candidates should be proactive and able to balance a variety of responsibilities and handle many projects simultaneously with a cheerful attitude. An interest or background in the media arts and technology is not required but is a plus.

To Apply: 
For consideration for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jessica Flores in the Human Resources Department.

Please state salary history, salary requirements, the position being applied for, and the source of the advertisement.

Please apply here.

 

Copy Editor – Metropolis Magazine

met-logo-newType: Part-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Metropolis seeks an experienced copy editor to work, 10:30 am to 6 pm with some flexibility to work until 7 if necessary, for approximately two weeks out of each month.

Using Adobe InCopy, this person will copy edit all of the stories in the issue. This includes checking for grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggesting improvements in clarity and tone. The copy editor will also review the final stories before they go to pre-press and keep the magazine’s style guide updated.

Requirements: 
The right candidate will be proficient in Adobe InCopy and familiar with Chicago style. Experience in architecture and design journalism is preferred.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Glitterati Inc.

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.25.44 PMType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are a fast-paced, boutique art and illustrated book publishing company located in a luxurious midtown Manhattan office. We are looking for an entry-level Publishing Assistant who is eager to learn about book publishing, and ready to take on duties that include administrative, publicity, marketing, events, research, and sales-related tasks. We are looking for someone with 0-2 years of work experience.
The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic self-starter and efficient multi-tasker who has a polished and professional demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail are also integral.

Duties include: maintain our events calendar and contact/RSVP lists; update social media and website; handle mailings, book inventory, office supplies, gifts/thank you notes; make travel arrangements; assist in coordinating author events; assist at book signing events, and answer phones. Occasional evening work at events will be required.

Requirements: 
Applicants should have familiarity with Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (a must); knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop. InDesign skills are a plus.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn about the publishing process in a collegial working environment, and the chance to work with A-list artists and authors. Knowledge of and/or interest in art and photography is a bonus.

To Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Ms. Gayatri Mullapudi: gmullapudi@glitteratiincorporated.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Rodale, and Kensington.

 

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BloomsburyTrade Marketing Assistant – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Children’s and Adult Marketing Departments at Bloomsbury Publishing. This role will cross over all areas of marketing: trade, consumer, library and education, digital/social media and more. This position will support the Children’s Marketing Director and the Adult Marketing Director. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is organized, creative and self-motivated to learn about all aspects of book marketing in a dynamic and exciting environment.

• Coordinate website features, including choosing titles, writing copy, and working with design team.
• Play a supporting role in our social media outreach, including executing plans, posting, running giveaways, and contributing creative ideas and liaising with our global offices.
• Coordinate mailings, including writing accompanying letters.
• Create and/or write copy for marketing materials such as sellsheets, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, etc.
• Manage School & Library awards submissions and tracking, as well as maintain a detailed record of awards lists results for sales reference.
• Research and update important committee and contact information in Publicity Assistant.
• Assist Marketing Manager with preparation for School & Library conferences.
• Assist with general marketing department administrative tasks, such as Netgalley and sending out requested review copies.
• Work collaboratively with global marketing team to share ideas and plans.

Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Extremely well organized and possess strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.
• Excellent time management skills, strong organizational, writing and communication skills, and work well within a team and individually.
• Proficiency with Outlook, Word, and Excel required.
• Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media platforms.

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements as an MS Word document to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Trade Marketing Assistant” in your subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant/Associate Editor – Rodale Inc.

rodale_logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking either an Assistant or Associate Editor for Rodale Books. This individual will provide general assistance to the Executive Editor of Rodale Books and also assume the day-to-day responsibilities for select running, cycling and general sports, fitness and health titles. The ideal candidate will possess 1 to 2 years of post-college trade book publishing experience.

Responsibilities include:
Writing copy, including catalog copy, back cover copy and sales/marketing materials
Evaluating manuscripts and collecting research to facilitate acquisition process
Meeting project and manuscript deadlines with a high degree of editorial accuracy
Attending meetings with agents and authors

Requirements: 
BA/BS from Liberal Arts College
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities
Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
One-to-two years solid post college experience in publishing environment
Strong communication and relationship skills; ability to publicly present ideas and information
Exceptional writing ability
Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
Must possess strong attention to detail
Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
Highly motivated, extremely organized, flexible and creative

To Apply: 
Please apply directly online.

 

Kensington-logoDigital Sales & Marketing Assistant – Kensington Publishing Corp.

Type: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Kensington is seeking a Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant who is detail oriented and excited about books and the online space to support the growing Digital & Communications departments. We are looking for someone who is interested in book publishing, promotion, and has strong communication skills. Our assistant will be involved in the following:

• Producing various sales and marketing performance reporting and communicating with the necessary parties to obtain materials
• Creating PowerPoint presentations for key titles
• Executing Goodreads promotions including giveaways, communicating directly with winning readers
• Importing all data and files for e-galleys and online catalogs, monitoring to ensure that uploads are successful and all titles populate to the site with the appropriate information, handling any issues that arise
• Proofreading copy for catalogs and ads, and writing updated copy as needed
• Coordinating and administering book mailings to review outlets and eBook retail partners, including direct communication with representatives of these outlets
• Coordinating and administering online giveaways, including ordering prizes, communicating with winners, and handling mailings
• Performing inventory and maintaining a spreadsheet of our current print galley titles/quantities
• Gifting digital copies of books to online winners
• Placing book orders for front and backlist as required
• Special projects for marketing, social media, and sales as needed
• Assisting with anti-piracy efforts
• Online material design as required

Requirements: 
• 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, publicity, and / or administrative support
• Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office; Knowledge of PhotoShop preferred
• Strong interest in commercial publishing and knowledge of what is currently trending in the marketplace
• Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision
• BA or equivalent work experience
• Must be a team-player who can work well with others
• A love of books/eBooks—particularly romance, mysteries and thrillers, and women’s fiction is essential

To Apply: 
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Alexandra Nicolajsen at anicolajsen@kensingtonbooks.com

 

 

Jobs of the Week: PRH, Workman Publishing, Phoenix International, and Penny Publications

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Contracts Assistant

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.15.24 PMWhere: Penguin Random House

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Subsidiary Rights department sells rights, such as translation, book club, audio, serial, and large print. The contract assistant?s primary activities are to draft and proof both foreign and domestic subsidiary rights contracts and liaise with agencies and publishers around the world. The assistant will also perform heavy administrative work, such as routing, mailing, and scanning contracts. S/he will learn about the business and sales side of publishing. There is room for growth.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Assist the Contracts Manager
2. Drafts and proofreads contracts. Works with subsidiary rights department members, publishers, and foreign subagents.
3. Processes contracts and provides administrative support (mailing, copying, filing, scanning, etc.)
4. Enters contract workflow into Rights Management System.
5. Researches rights and contract terms from author agreements.
6. Works on other projects as necessary.

Requirements: 
– 4 year college degree
– Interest in contracts and/or subsidiary rights
– Prior office experience
– Prior work or internship experience in publishing or at a literary agency a plus
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent proofreading skills
– Superb attention to detail
– Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and a high volume of projects at once
– Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; Excel a plus

To Apply: 
Use online application process here.

 

Export Sales Assistant

logo_workman_onWhere: Workman Publishing

Type: Full time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
The Export Sales Assistant supports the International Publishing department in selling Workman Publishing Inc.’s broad range of bestselling and award-winning nonfiction and fiction English-language books and calendars to distributors, wholesalers, bookstores around the world, including titles published by the Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, Algonquin Young Readers imprints, by Workman’s Storey and Timber divisions, and by its distribution client, The Experiment.

• Process and follow up on incoming orders from international sales representatives and distributors.
• Assist in providing information on forthcoming titles, inventory levels, order status, etc. to our international distributors, sales representatives, and customers.
• Communicate with Workman’s Customer Service and Credit departments and our outside warehouse on international order queries.
• Assist in responding to email and phone queries from international customers.
• Coordinate and send weekly sample mailings to distributors, sales representatives, and customers.
• Create and update sales spreadsheets on a monthly basis for each of our export sales groups.
• Assist the Export Sales and Marketing Director with international publicity requests and marketing efforts while working closely with both the in-house and foreign publicity teams.
• Help prepare for five seasonal sales conferences with our international distributors in Canada and the U.K. and assist with follow-up.
• Help prepare for four seasonal remote sales conferences with our international distributors in Australia and New Zealand and assist with follow-up.
• Help prepare for three international book fairs—including scheduling meetings, preparing sales reports, and shipping materials—and assist with follow-up
• Maintain export files and records.
• Assist in maintaining the international library and book room
• Assist the Export Sales and Marketing Director, the Export Sales Manager, and the Director of International Publishing.

Requirements: 
● Must be highly organized, proactive, and detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines.
● Strong clerical skills required.
● Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and DropBox.
● Good written and verbal communication skills, comfortable speaking on the phone with international customers.
● 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
● Interest in book publishing and sales.
● Book publishing internship or related office experience a plus

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to international.inquiries@workman.com

 

Publishing Assistant, Acquisitions

logo.pngWhere: Phoenix International Publications

Type: Full-time

Location: Lincolnwood, IL

Description:
We’re a fast-paced publishing company specializing in children’s books and digital products.

– Approximately 100 employees in Creative, Sales, Operations, and Accounting
– A competitive benefits package
– A friendly company culture focused on creativity, teamwork, and results

We’re looking for a highly motivated, team-minded Acquisitions professional who will:

– Serve as assistant to our Acquisitions Department, primarily responsible for contracting new materials for children’s books and developing and maintaining strong relationships with outside partners
– Maintain contracts and department records
– Become familiar with all aspects of our organization

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Generate contracts for vendors based on contract requests with specific language for licensors, assignments, etc
– Mail out and maintain status of all contracts
– Maintain log of contracts and their status: approvals, payments, etc.
– Maintain individual daily and quarterly sales spreadsheets for apps and ebooks
– Communicate with vendors regarding invoice problems / claims
– Collect licensor copies and verify their review before sending out
– Act as the point of contact between acquisitions and accounting and inventory
– Various customer service issues
– Research and create spreadsheets as requested
– Order reference materials for creative
– Support Vice President and Executive Vice President as needed
– Create and update sales conference materials relating to Acquisitions
– Assist with copyright applications
– Assist with maintenance of reference libraries
– Research licenses and competition as needed

Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree
-Excellent organizational skills
-Accuracy and attention to detail
-Ability to prioritize and multi-task
-Ability to work with minimal supervision
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Evidence of initiative and flexibility
-Ability to work collegially
-Desire to hold a positive and cooperative attitude
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Customer service orientation
-Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software
-Experience with publishing and/or multi-disciplinary teams is a plus

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to: humanresourcesad@pikidsmedia.com

 

Assistant Production Editor

logoWhere: Penny Publications, LLC

Type: Full-tme

Location: Norwalk, CT

Description: 
Penny Publications, LLC, is the leading puzzle magazine publisher of Penny Press and Dell puzzle magazines In 1996, Dell Magazines and Penny Press joined forces to create Penny Publications. We currently publish over 85 magazines, available on newsstands and via subscription throughout the United States and Canada. Our titles include Crosswords, Fill-Ins®, Logic and Math, Sudoku, Word Seek® and Word Search, and Variety puzzles. We also publish over 60 different puzzle books, available in bookstores, through the mail, and at PennyDellPuzzles.com.

Leading puzzle magazine publisher seeks detail and deadline-oriented candidate for position assembling, proofreading, and editing puzzles and word games for magazines, books, and electronic products. Individual must be able to multi-task with keen eye for detail. Love of puzzles a plus! 4-year Degree preferred.

To Apply:
If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dept CMC, 6 Prowitt Street, Norwalk, CT 06855; fax to 203-854-5962; e-mail to personnel@pennypublications.com

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10406Atria Books

Title: Publishing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
As part of the Publishing Office, the Publishing Assistant is essential to the effective management of Atria’s diverse publishing program. While there is a significant administrative element, this is a thinking person’s job with creative responsibilities and opportunities. The ideal candidate will be organized, able to juggle multiple tasks, a strong verbal and written communicator, and a problem solver. Must have experience with excel and PowerPoint.

Major duties include:
— Work directly with the Publisher, Associate Publisher, and Editorial Director to maintain seasonal publishing lists and presentation schedules to the sales team
— Schedule weekly, monthly and seasonal sales meetings, which includes working with editors to compile materials in a timely fashion for distribution to sales

Organize weekly departmental meetings and materials

Support the Marketing Managers with mailings and creation of marketing materials, including sellsheets, reading group guides, back ads, author Q&A, and digital bonus content

— Work closely with all departments in the company, including editorial, Sales, Subrights, Production, Art, and Managing Editorial
— Administrative duties as Assistant to the Associate Publisher

Requirements: 
Prior experience in book publishing preferred.

To Apply: 
Visit this site.

 

Simon & SchusterUnknown

Title: Desktop Publishing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster Design and Digital Content Development group is hiring a desktop publishing assistant to support the team. The assistant will be responsible for typesetting and composition of new books, including making corrections to existing files, creating enlargement and reduction samples, flowing books in InDesign, reflowing books to meet new trim sizes, and creating new books based on existing designs. Beyond composition work, there will be opportunities to learn to design print and ebooks and to produce finished ebooks. The assistant should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized. Because the job is very deadline-sensitive, this person must be able to manage his or her time well.

Requirements: 
-Experienced with InDesign CS6 and later

-Experienced with Photoshop CS6 and later

-Familiar with Illustrator CS6 and later

-Knows proofreader’s marks

-Familiar with book composition standards

-Familiar with HTML and CSS

Prior experience in book publishing preferred

To Apply:
Click here to apply.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 5.58.18 PMHGTV Magazine

Title: Advertising Sales Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
HGTV Magazine is currently looking for an Advertising Sales Assistant to join their team in New York. This entry-level job will be supporting three high-level advertising sales representative in an administrative capacity.

Main job responsibilities include: RFP completion, competitive analysis, ad positioning reports, scheduling appointments, mailings, maintaining the comp list, and completing expense reports. This position would also require general administrative duties such as scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements. The ideal candidate will be a pro-active self-starter, have great communication and organizational skills, and take initiative for completing tasks.

Requirements: 

– We are looking for someone with at least 1 internship experience within a media company with exposure to ad sales or marketing, with a strong interest in print magazine sales.
– The successful candidate also should have MS Office Suite experience– (especially Excel and PowerPoint).

Must be able to start working full-time in May.

To Apply: 
Click here to apply onsite.