Jobs of the Week: Putnam, RH Children’s, Brooklyn Magazine, and Delish.com

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Putnam

10511676_10152219893637227_7654878915535245580_oTitle: Contracts Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are currently seeking a Contracts Assistant to support the Putnam Adult Contracts Department.

Responsibilities include:
1. Preparing contract summary data entry by interpreting legal documents, mostly in the form of author contracts.
2. Performing contract research and summarizing findings.
3. Drafting audio recording reader agreements and manuscript due date extensions.
4. Processing reversion of rights requests from authors.
5. Providing administrative support (copying, scanning, routing, filing, maintaining databases and data-driven spreadsheets, etc.).
6. Interpreting contractual provisions to provide information for other departments.

Requirements:
Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
– 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
– Interest in contracts and/or the publishing industry.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Willingness to learn how to interpret and create legal and contract language.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
– Ability to work effectively with peers, management, and outside vendors.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Word and basic Excel.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process here.

 

Random House Children’s Books

Title: Sales Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
The Sales Department at Random House Children’s Books is looking for an assistant to support the Mass Merchandise team. Reporting directly to the Vice President & Director, this position allows for the opportunity to learn all about the children’s book sales process in a fast-paced environment!

Specifically, the Sales Assistant:
1. Creates and maintains item set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
2. Maintains weekly sales tracking grids.
3. Creates and maintains historical market share reports for major mass retailers including Target and Walmart.
4. Attends and takes notes at meetings and distributes notes accordingly.
5. Assists with the preparation for sell-in appointments including running reports, gathering and preparing materials, and updating item set-up files.
6. Runs weekly and monthly reports including point of sale, sell-in recaps, canceled orders, market share updates, and holiday promotions.
7. Prepares PowerPoint presentations for account previews.

Requirements: 
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to successfully handle multiple projects at a time
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on numbers and financials
• Previous publishing experience is a plus

To Apply: 
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.

 

bk_logo_headerBrooklyn Magazine

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Description: 
Northside Media is looking for an Assistant Editor. Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Brooklyn, as well as the ability to translate this into appealing, insightful articles for our audience.

Requirements: 
General familiarity with life in Brooklyn; specific familiarity with certain aspects, i.e. culture, food,
Ability to write clean copy with a quick turnaround time
Ability to pitch individual stories, plus contribute to larger, team-driven pieces
Ability to copy edit
Strong writing voice
Strong judgment of what constitutes an engaging story

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.

 

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Title: Social Media Editor

Type: Temp/freelance

Location: New York City

Description: 
Delish.com is seeking a temporary freelance social media editor to schedule multiple daily posts across platforms. Must haves: a love of food, an eye for detail, and an understanding of how to best promote food content on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Prior social media experience with a food or lifestyle brand is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: 
Visit Ed2010

Jobs of the Week: Putnam, Overlook Press, and Travel Age West

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Penguin Group- Putnam

Title: Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

GPPutnamsSonsRequirements:
• 4 year college degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years trade editorial experience for the Assistant Editor level
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Interest in fiction and nonfiction
• Interest in commercial fiction (especially thrillers, mysteries, suspense) a plus
• Ability to learn and adapt new systems a plus

Description:
The Putnam imprint is hiring an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to work with a Vice President, Executive Editor and an Executive Editor. Learn about the overall editorial process, including how to evaluate manuscripts, writing copy, monitoring production schedules, processing contracts and payments, tracking and researching sales information, and maintaining relationships with authors and agents. The Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor will also provide administrative support including answers phones, helps with editor’s schedule, keeps track of projects’ due dates, and liaise internally with departments including marketing, publicity, sales, and managing editorial.

Putnam is home to best-selling authors Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, Sue Grafton, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert B. Parker, Jan Karon, Ridley Pearson, Amanda Quick, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, John Sandford, and Stuart Woods. Its roster of nonfiction authors includes Maureen Dowd, Goldie Hawn, Morrissey, Betty White, and many more!

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies. [Job #11155].

 

 

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The Overlook Press

Title: Assistant to Marketing and Editorial

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detailed-oriented, have a knowledge of and instinct for the book market, possess excellent writing and careful proofreading skills, be a fast-learner and self-starter, and be able to manage a varied workload with energy, enthusiasm and thoroughness. A four-year college degree is required; an internship and/or one to two years’ experience in publishing is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, required; InDesign and/or QuarkXpress a plus.

Description:
The Overlook Press, a medium-sized, independent, Soho-based publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Assistant to Marketing and Editorial to join our team.

The Assistant to Marketing and Editorial is responsible for a variety of tasks, including editorial and administrative support, reading and reporting on submissions, writing and proofing catalog, flap and ad copy, handling permissions and being the primary contact for foreign and domestic rights, and assisting with title data management and the ebook program. This position liaises with all of the company’s departments and provides an excellent overview of the publishing process.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com

 

 

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Travel Age West

Title: Assistant Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: Los Angeles

Requirements:
• 1-3 years of experience in magazine, newspaper or online editorial.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
• Must possess excellent editing skills. Knowledge of AP Style and solid experience in copy editing and line editing needed.
• Must have ability to work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines.
• Must possess excellent organizational, management, interpersonal and professional skills.
• Must be very detail-oriented.
• Must be proficient in the use of InCopy, InDesign, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with e-newsletters and social media preferred.
• Knowledge of content management systems, search engine optimization and multimedia journalism (photography and video) a plus.
• Must have a passion for the business and have a willingness to learn and accept new challenges.

Description:
TravelAge West is seeking an Assistant Editor who is passionate about journalism and experienced with copy-editing, line editing and writing to join our Los Angeles, CA team. This entry level Assistant Editor will gain experience in many areas of publishing so an interest in learning and growing as an editor is essential. S/he will write and edit destination stories and other sections for all print issues and print supplements as needed; write, edit and manage content for specific e-newsletters; write, edit and post online content as needed; and contribute to special projects, including but not limited to, awards programs, live events and social media. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief with editorial duties.

Responsibilities include:
• Fact-checks and edits stories for departments and destination sections as assigned.
• Manages sections as assigned in the bi-weekly publication and various supplements including Family Getaways and Explorer.
• Writes and edits content on TravelAgeWest.com, which includes writing and assigning stories, editing stories, resizing photos and posting articles and blogs.
• Manages the writing, editing and posting of content for some e-newsletters.
• Works with art department to find photos for the assigned sections and resizes photos as needed.
• Learns about travel industry and develops relationships.
• Backs up Editor-in-Chief on special projects as needed.
• Represents TravelAge West at industry events and on press trips.

To Apply:

(Need a Mediabistro account to apply) Login and apply here.

Jobs of the Week

Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: NYC

Description: The Gallery Books imprint of Simon & Schuster is seeking an Editorial Assistant to assist an Executive Editor and Senior Editor, focused on women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Responsibilities include: reviewing manuscripts; general administrative duties; organizing and scheduling meetings in MS Outlook; communicating with authors and agents, by phone and e-mail; expense tracking; evaluating a high volume of manuscripts; handling all aspects of transmitting books to production. Must be reliable, friendly and flexible: proven time management skills, resourcefulness, accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency. Be able to work independently, confidentially, and professionally, in a fast-paced office environment. Knowledge of social media is important.

Requirements: Possess strong MS Office skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Internet skills. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are a must, as is a demonstrated interest in book publishing, especially women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture.

Of paramount importance are a can-do attitude, excellent organization, follow-through, and attention to detail.

View the original job post here.

InStyle

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to the Editor

Location: NYC

Description: The Assistant is responsible for managing the day-to-day schedule and all administrative functions of the office of the Editor of InStyle. Ideal
candidate is a detail-oriented and confident self-starter who can
anticipate the needs of a busy executive and thrive in a fast-paced,
deadline-driven environment. This position requires the ability to
communicate and prioritize effectively; interact with high-level clients,
senior management and internal staff; handle confidential information; and
oversee multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities: schedule meetings and manage appointment
calendar, make travel/transportation arrangements, answer phone and
prioritize messages.

Candidate must be a college grad with at least two years of administrative
experience supporting an executive, preferably in an editorial environment.

View the original posting here.