Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

For more information, click here.

The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal (linda@loewenthal.co – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Jobs of the Week

Bonnier Publishing – Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator

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

Bonnier Publishing is one of the largest publishing companies in the United Kingdom, with divisions in Australia and the United States. They have many imprints across the world, but the US division includes Little Bee Books (children’s literature), Weldon Owen (adult nonfiction), and Sizzle Press (media and licensing). While Weldon Owen operates out of San Fransisco, CA, Little Bee Books and Sizzle Press operate out of New York, NY.

On Startwire, the job post states:

“Bonnier Publishing USA is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, organized and flexible Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator to join our team! In this role you will be responsible for providing day-to-day support for our marketing and publicity departments. The Marketing and Publicity Assistant/Coordinator will help to ensure that the Marketing and Publicity department runs smoothly by assisting senior marketing and publicity staff with campaigns from inspection through execution and providing general administrative support for the Director of Marketing and Publicity.”

What You’ll Be Doing:

Marketing:

  • Coordinating and managing social media calendar, and assisting with blogger outreach, partnerships, and giveaways
  • Acting as a department liaison between publisher and distribution partner
  • Coordinating information for, and in some cases uploading information to, Title Information sheets for all books
  • Coordinating and executing marketing mailings
  • Coding all marketing invoices, receiving approvals, submitting to AP, and tracking spending
  • Uploading content including excerpts, reviews, videos, book descriptions, bios, and endorsements to in-house and external systems and websites
  • Representing publisher at select trade shows and assisting with booth set-up and break-down
  • Other marketing or general duties as requested or assigned

Publicity:

  • Helping to create publicity materials such as press releases, author bios, Q&A’s
  • Preparing mailings of publicity/press materials and books to reviewers and other media contact.
  • Responding to incoming press queries in a timely manner, pulling artwork and excerpts for journalists
  • Internal reporting – clip, quantify and help track and log press coverage across print, online and broadcast
  • Developing, compiling and maintaining accurate and current information for media contact database and local and national media lists
  • Assisting with event preparations and talent care including travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Other publicity or general duties as requested or assigned

For more information and to apply, go to Startwire.

The Creative Group: Publishing Assistant

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

The Creative Group is a marketing agency dedicated to “connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent on a project, contract-to-hire or full-time basis” (Glassdoor).

Accoring to Robert Half:

“The Creative Group is looking for an innovative and talented publishing assistant who is comfortable with graphic design and production work. If you’re an innovative thinker who enjoys working independently as well as collaborating with colleagues, apply today.”

What you will get to do every single day:
  • Be responsible for the design, layout and formatting of materials. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements
  • Publish all content to the company website and ensuring all materials adhere to the company’s aesthetic and style guide
  • Create email campaigns and maintain distribution lists
Requirements:
  • 1-2 years of experience using Photoshop and InDesign
  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to follow brand guidelines and be extremely detail oriented
 For more information and to apply, go to Robert Half.
Oxford University Press: Development Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 3–5 years

Oxford University Press works out of the University of Oxford. They are committed to “excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide” (OUP).

According to Oxford University Press’s site:

“Our publishing program is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Development Editor to continue developing our portfolio of interactive online courses aimed at researchers, teachers and students in Higher Education. In this newly created role, you will oversee the development of content and pedagogy across new and flagship courses. Reporting jointly to the Commissioning Editor in New York and the Head of Publishing in London, responsibilities will include:

  • Market research into instructor and user challenges, decision drivers, use of teaching and learning materials, and future needs
  • Input into course outlines, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Plan and develop the pedagogical approach to be used in each course
  • Identify key subject experts to join programs as Authors and Reviewers, working alongside the commissioning team
  • Attend launch workshops with collaborating universities and facilitate workshop discussion to achieve feedback on program content and pedagogy
  • Manage the Advisor, Author and Reviewer teams to achieve delivery on schedule and to plan, working alongside the editorial team
  • Carry out in-depth assessments of draft content from authors to ensure it meets market needs, paying particular attention to the strategic vision, learning outcomes, pedagogy and user experience
  • Work with authors to develop content as necessary, in particular leading on the creation and refinement of interactive elements and activities to convey information or test knowledge
  • Create review panels of subject experts, assess feedback on draft material and provide guidance to authors in line with the strategic vision for the program
  • Input into design, animations and illustrations, working alongside commissioning, editorial and design teams
  • Ensure the final published program achieves its strategic aim and meets the needs of the market
  • Work closely with the international sales and marketing teams to share product info and positioning, and collaborate on key customer leads and opportunities
  • Be a champion for the programs, internally and externally (at launch workshops with customers, at conferences etc.)

Requirements:

  • Experience developing content
  • Experience publishing digital courses or online resources
  • Awareness of trends and developments in e-learning
  • Understanding of trends in Higher Education
  • 3–5 years of experience in the publishing industry preferred

For more information and to apply, visit Oxford University Press.

Job Opportunity: Office Assistant/Data Administrator for Diversion Books

Diversion Books, a fast-paced, innovative indie publisher, is seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to join the team as an Office Assistant/Data Administrator. Their small staff is enthusiastic, rigorous, and dedicated to the world of books and we are hoping for an A+ multitasker and team player that brings enthusiasm, organization, technical ability, a passion for great books, and unique vision to the workplace.

What they’re looking for:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a professional office—book publishing house a plus
  • Office administrative assistant handling myriad details that keep a business running.
  • Assist the Publisher
  • Organizing online marketing promotions
  • Tracking sales data and analyzing results.
  • Analyzing and revising title metadata

The successful candidate must have the following skills:

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to maintain a high level of responsibility with strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent organization and project planning skills with flexibility and openness to new ideas
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a tight-knit team with confidence and professionalism.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office including Excel, Google Docs, and online networking

Other responsibilities include:

Office Management

  • Perform office management including:
    • Computer issues: setting up computers and accounts for new employees, troubleshooting tech issues, scanning important documents, maintaining the printer.
    • Assorted mailings.
    • Maintaining office supplies
    • Maintenance banking activities processing and filing payments.
  • Basic administrative support.

Data Management

  • Plan and execute select sales promotions, both single title and catalog-wide. Record and analyze results.
  • Tracking and analyzing sales data.
  • Reviewing and augmenting title metadata
  • Contract processing and tracking data.
  • Process direct orders for books including orders placed by authors and direct orders by non-retailer organizations (including international orders), from invoicing to payment to shipment.
  • Copyright registration filing

If you’re interested in the position, please contact Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Job Opportunity: Publishing Assistant for EverAfter Romance

EverAfter Romance, a division of Diversion Publishing Corp, is a fast-paced, innovative, and forward-looking indie romance publisher, and they’re looking for a dynamic, self-starting, and highly organized multitasker to join their close-knit team as Publishing Assistant.

The ideal candidate is publishing savvy and enthusiastic, loves all things romance, and lives and breathes genre fiction. They are looking for someone comfortable with technology—an Excel spreadsheet master, a social media expert—who will be a team player, while being able to work independently. If you understand the publishing process and ecosystem from firsthand experience, have critical thinking and problem solving skills, and possess excellent communication skills, you are exactly who they want to fill this position.

This position is full time and receives healthcare benefits.

EVERAFTER PUBLISHING ASSISTANT WILL:

  • monitor production schedules and gather materials from authors;
  • design and format interior and cover files;
  • provide quality control: check over delivered files and work with authors/designers to fix errors;
  • ingest titles and files and follow them through the approval process until the pub date;
  • manage and grow social media platforms;
  • manage and develop company websites;
  • process all direct-fulfillment book orders including all author orders;
  • implement targeted publicity or marketing plans as they come up. E.g., reviews solicitation or ads;
  • update files as authors provide them, including metadata, interiors, and covers;
  • learn all areas of the company in order to troubleshoot issues as they arise; and
  • assist with offset print runs, preparing sales conference materials, sales tracking and reporting, and other administrative tasks; and
  • assist with the company’s nonfiction program.

Diversion Books is a leading independent publisher based in New York City, combining decades of traditional experience with new, innovative publishing strategies. Committed to the discovery of new voices as well as the rejuvenation of yesterday’s bestsellers, Diversion believes in establishing creative partnerships with authors. Frontlist is published with full print capability, and sales and distribution are handled in conjunction with Ingram Publisher Services. Diversion also publishes eBook titles in collaboration with The Associated Press, Science News, and The Washington Post. Diversion’s goal is to connect great books with avid readers.

Launched in July 2015, EverAfter is the premiere romance imprint for indie and hybrid romance authors. With the expertise and distribution arm of a traditional publisher, EverAfter gives its New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling romance authors a platform for finding new readers beyond the eBook world.

Anyone interested in the position should send their resume and a cover letter and resume to info@diversionbooks.com, and also make sure to include salary requirements for the position in the email.

New Frontiers in Publishing

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 –  8:00 pm

NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
New York, NY

Publishers are using new technologies and platforms to create, promote, and distribute dynamic content. Hear from the pros at Twitter and Google on how storytelling is changing in the modern world.

Admission is free. RSVP here.

William Daniels: There I Go Again

Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 pm – 8:30pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Emmy Award-winner William Daniels’ long career in film and TV has been studded with roles that have touched millions, even though they might not know his name. George Feeny, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, John Adams in 1776–his many roles on the screen as well as the stage have made him countless fans across several generations. With There I Go Again, Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more. He’ll be at the Strand to sign his delightful memoir of a life well lived, and to meet his many fans!

Admission is $26.95 which includes a signed copy of the book.

Media Literacy: Be Your Own Critic

Monday, March 6 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm

NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
New York, NY

Media thought-leaders and front-line journalists examine lessons learned from the 2016 White House run, the prominence of fake news, the status of investigative reporting, and how to know what to believe.

Admission is free for students. $10 admission for non-students. RSVP here.

International Literature Book Club

Monday, March 6, at 7:00pm

McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

On Monday, March 6th, at 7 p.m., join the International Literature Book Group, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrigue, translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Admission is free.

 

quote of the week

“Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be.”

– Margaret Atwood, “Why We Must Defend Writers

imgresMargaret Atwood is a poet, writer, essayist, literary critic, screenwriter, scientific innovator and inventor, public speaker, and editor from Canada. Atwood has an extensive history of winning awards, including winning the Booker Prize 5 times and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Literature, among many others. Some of Atwood’s more famous works include Oryx and CrakeThe Handmaid’s Tale, and Cat’s Eye. Atwood is also an feminist and environmental activist and is a noted humanist, earning the official title by the American Humanist Society. 

Job of the Week: HarperCollins New Editorial Services Team in New Jersey

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LOGOHarperCollins is developing a new Editorial Services team in Princeton, NJ, and is currently seeking out candidates for hire for a few positions.

This is a new team that will be working with the managing editorial team in New York. HarperCollins will be starting with a team of proofreaders and looking for individuals with all levels of professional experience.

Positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Associate, Editorial Services
  • Digital Productions Assistant
  • Assistant, Editorial Services
  • Inventory Assistant
  • Etc.

To see a full list of job openings including higher levels head to HarperCollins job listings page.

HarperCollins is hoping to hire candidates now and throughout October. To apply, find the job you are seeking from the job listings linked above and click the job you desire.

Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program Hosts the China Publishing Group

In September, Pace University’s MS in Publishing program hosted a delegation from the Beijing-based China Publishing Group (中国出版集团公司). cpgFormed in 2002 when China joined the World Trade Organization, CPG now publishes more than 16,000 new titles annually, including ebooks and audiovisuals. It also delivers information services online and in print. According to Publishers Weekly, CPG reported revenues of US$1.4 billion, profits of US$138.5 million, and total assets of US$2.7 billion in 2015.

CPG is headed by Mr. Tan Yue (谭跃), a big advocate of managerial training and development as a source of innovation and competitive advantage. CPG conducts ongoing scientific research in publishing technology so that its printing and copying facilities remain state of the art for both print and electronic media.

This is Pace’s fourth executive program for CPG. Participating were Mr. Tan’s top managers from fourteen business units:

  • China National Publications Import & Export Corp. (CNPIEC), which oversees the import of foreign books, the licensing of Chinese-language translation rights to foreign titles, and the export of Chinese-language books and translation rights to China’s best titles
  • China Publishing & Media Holdings Corporation
  • China Publishing & Media Journal
  • China Translation Corporation
  • Commercial Press International, Ltd., established in 1897, the oldest publishing house in modern China
  • CPG Digital Media Co., Ltd. (including its audiobook division)
  • Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Ltd., led by the head of the delegation, Mr. LIU Guohui (刘国辉)
  • Orient Publishing Center
  • People’s Literature Publishing House
  • Rong Bao Zhai Publishing House
  • SDX Joint Publishing Company, Ltd.
  • Sino-Culture Press
  • Xinhua United Distribution Group Corporation, which oversees the Xinhua Bookstore chain of over 200 stores
  • Zhonghua Book Company established in 1912

china publishing groupCo-directed by professors Xiaochuan Lian and Kirsten Sandberg, the three-week program focused on the future of publishing, particularly trends in digital strategy, content marketing, and operations; digital rights management, intellectual property law, smart contracts, and blockchain technology; and innovation through incubation, integration, partnership, and acquisition.

Bloomberg, RosettaBooks, and Simon & Schuster each hosted the delegation for tea, tour, and talk. Guest lecturers included publishing professionals at the top of their game (listed alphabetically):

cpg group awardsThe executives received their certificates of program completion from Sherman Raskin, professor and director of the publishing program, Dr. Nira Herrmann, dean of Dyson College, and Dr. Uday Sukhatme, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for Pace University. Assisting throughout the program were graduate students Mr. Li Zhongke and Miss Wang Qingke, with support from their classmates Anna Bailey, Kevin Mercado, and Breana Swinehart.

Many thanks to all who participated!

Written by: Kirsten Sandbergsandberg

Find her full bio here!

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Random House is hosting their Open House event on Thursday, December 15.

Open House is hosted three times a year, and is a day-long event that brings together the biggest names in publishing for a full day of interactive author panels and book talks, as well as behind-the-scenes looks of publishing at Random House.

Tickets must be purchased before the event and sell-out quickly. Ticket purchases come with access to the events all-day, a light breakfast and boxed lunch (one of 4 options given, including gluten-free and vegetarian), a canvas tote with up to $150 in books and goodies, early copies of books, a signed copy of Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” novel, and so much more!

Authors featured on this year’s panel include: Jodi Picoult, George Saunders, Trevor Noah, Diana Gabaldon, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Allison Pataki, Sana Krasikov, and Laura McHugh.

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Ticket Purchasing Information: Tickets can be purchased here and go on sale Friday, September 23rd at 9 AM and sell out very fast. Tickets cost $85 per person, and seats are chosen when you register.

Date/Time for Event: Thursday, December 9 from 9:00 AM until about 5:30-6:00 PM

Location: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue (Entrance on 68th Street between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065

Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) Book Launch

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Saturday, September 17, 4:30 pm

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City

A conversation with the artists, Molly Nesbit and Yasmil Raymond will occur at 4:30 pm. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Reservations encouraged.

Pat Cummings: The Art of the Book: Creating Children’s Books

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Saturday, September 17 at 1 pm-3 pm

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
New York, NY

Coretta Scott King Award winning book illustrator and Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, Pat Cummings, details the creative process and craft behind picture books, with distinguished panelists Rudy Gutierrez, Evan Turk, and Rachel Vail. Each speaker will exhibit slides of their work; audience questions will follow.

Admission is free. RSVP Here

When Strangers Meet

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Monday, September 19 at 12:00 pm

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave

Join author Kio Stark as she explores the rich meanings and the transformative possibility of talking to people you don’t know — and how these beautiful interruptions in daily life can change you and the world we share.

Admission is $25

Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein

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Wednesday September 21 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Tim Tomlinson has lived and published work all over the world, including his recent poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016). He currently teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.

Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2016) is his most recent poetry collection.

Admission is free