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.


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

Job Alert! Online Marketing Assistant at Penguin Random House

Job description

Online Marketing Assistant – Consumer Marketing Development
Entry Level, Full Time, Unlimited, Marketing & Advertising, Marketing, Internet / Online / New Media
Penguin Random House U.S.A, NEW YORK, New York

Your challenge:
The Penguin Random House Consumer Marketing Development team is seeking an Online Marketing Assistant. This position involves opportunities to work creatively with people across the company and industry, to produce online marketing campaigns, and to learn about all aspects of book publishing and online marketing.

The online marketing assistant is a key part of our friendly, collaborative, and innovative team. S/he will be responsible for assisting with ad trafficking as well as supporting the campaigns team.

Responsibilities and duties include:
•Assisting with in-house ad serving platform and trafficking of ads
•Helping with campaign set-up and optimization, as well as reporting
•Writing ad copy
•Supporting divisional marketers
•Researching new vendors and staying up-to-date on marketing technologies

Your profile:
Job skills & requirements:

•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
•Eagerness to learn new technologies
•Organizational skills and collaborative nature
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
•Strong analytical skills and curiosity, for interpreting sales and web analytics data
•Willingness to learn and master new advertising platforms, technology, and data tools
•Google Adwords, Facebook advertising, and/or Twitter advertising experience preferred but not required

The candidate would report to an Associate Director and Advertising Manager, and work very closely with an Online Marketing Associate. It’s a corporate position on a team that’s focused on providing best practices and guidance to our divisions–while there may be less direct title-marketing work involved, it’s a great way to understand PRH’s positioning about online and consumer marketing, learn what’s up and coming in tech, and meet many people across the company and industry. 

If interested in applying, click here:

Indicate in your cover letter that you are a Pace MS in Publishing student.

Please contact Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at if you have any questions.


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




10511676_10152219893637227_7654878915535245580_oTitle: Contracts Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

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.

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

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.

• 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 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

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.

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: 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

Link of the Week: Penguin’s “Wheel of Fortune”



This year Penguin is turning 80, and as with most big milestone birthdays, it’s not a surprise that the company wants to do something big to commemorate the event.

Eighty years is a long time to be in business, and even with the merger with Random House, Penguin has a legacy to celebrate. This year, they’re incorporating the digital side of publishing, showing the world that they’re taking steps to become integrated and relevant.

Penguin has launched an interactive website that introduces users to 80 classical works.


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Click Here to check out the official Little Black Classics webpage.

By dragging or clicking the Penguin “selection tool,” users are introduced to titles with a quote from the title they land on and the option to purchase it as either a Mass Market paperback or eBook. Users can also share their finds on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More than anything, Penguin is showing itself capable of engaging readers in the digital age, and interested in


moving forward with new ideas and approaches to bookselling. It may be hard for old companies to adjust to change, especially the change happening so quickly these days, but Penguin is making a salient effort that demands they be paid attention to.


Click here for further reading on Penguin’s history of changing the book world.

Jobs of the Week: Inked, Penguin Random House, Wisdom Publications




Title: Web/Social Media EditorScreen Shot 2015-02-05 at 6.52.46 PM

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Do you want to be the voice of rebellion? Inked magazine is looking to add to their online team. We are seeking a web/social media editor who knows what’s trendy and trending. This is a full-time position with long-term career opportunity. We are seeking a talented, experienced thinker with the voice to speak to our community and the social media savvy to engage a wide and dedicated audience. We need a self-starter who can work independently but also add to the dynamism of our squad. Tattoo knowledge is a plus but not required. Neither is having tattoos.

To Apply: 
If you would like to be considered for the position, please e-mail with your resume, a cover letter (including what grammatical error was made in the above paragraph), a few clips and a summation of yourself in 140 characters or less.


prh-logo-bigPenguin Random House

Title: Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

The Random House marketing department is seeking a Digital Marketing Assistant to join the team and work on our digital-exclusive imprints: Loveswept, Alibi, Hydra, & Flirt. While performing a variety of tasks, this position offers the opportunity to learn about the entire process of marketing to the e-original market including assisting with blog tours, social media, advertising, and website management.

The Digital Marketing Assistant:
1: Assists with creating marketing and social media plans for titles on our digital-exclusive imprints list
2: Coordinates blog tours for our digital-exclusive titles
3: Helps manage our digital imprint websites and social media accounts
4: Liaises with editorial, managing editorial, and production to create digital galleys
5: Works closely with ad/promo to design promotional material for authors
6: Provides administrative support including scheduling weekly and monthly meetings
7: Participates in the planning of annual conferences and conventions
8: Works on special projects as needed


  • 4 year college degree
  • Prior office experience; experience within book publishing/marketing is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proactive with strong follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress a plus

To Apply: 
Submit application to
Please apply using their online application process.

For more information, please visit:


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Title: Production Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: Boston, MA

We are a small, nonprofit publisher with a great entry-level opportunity for an individual to assist in all aspects of production, from manuscript to completed book. We are interested in finding a motivated person to maintain high production value and pay attention to changing industry standards in both print and digital realms. This person will report directly to the production manager, assisting with various duties and taking responsibility for new titles, reprints, and future projects. This is not an editorial position.

The production assistant’s core responsibilities:
1. Implements changes to cover and interior files, performs quality control checks, and preps files for print and ebook production.
2. Manages ebook production, working with the marketing department on digital materials, distributing files through various distribution channels, and addressing issues of product quality.
3. Handles requests for production materials from internal departments.
4. Manages circulation of proofing materials throughout all phases of production.
5. Maintains Book Production Status Report and office production board.
6. Assists in maintaining production schedule for all print books and ebooks.

This is a salaried position with great potential for growth. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance, a 401k, and generous vacation time.

• Interest in publishing and current industry challenges and trends
• Excellent English grammar and proofreading skills
• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat, as well as with Quark, Excel, and Word strongly preferred.

To Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to Indicate “Production Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.

Jobs of the Week

Hearst Media Design

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Social Editor

Location: New York, NY

The Hearst Design Group –,, and – is looking to hire a savvy, design–obsessed, and analytics-minded assistant social media editor to manage all social verticals for the three sites. The ideal candidate has experience working on social media for a major brand and has demonstrated success growing the following, engaging an audience, and increasing traffic referrals. You should love interior design, follow @ELLEDECOR, @Housebeautiful and @Verandamag across platforms, and be familiar with the voice and tone of our social channels.

In this position you will:

  • Identify top-performing themes and article ideas for coverage on the three brands
  • Write and assign articles based on what’s working socially
  • Write and schedule posts across all of the three brands’ social media channels
  • Obsessively track performance of social posts to better understand what works and increase monthly referrals to the three websites
  • Engage followers and grow the audience
  • Pitch and execute posts generated from user content
  • Launch the three brands’ presence on emerging and appropriate social platforms


  • 1+ years experience writing/editing with a lifestyle brand
  • 1+ years experience working on social media for a major brand, with a proven track record for increasing followers, engagement, and traffic
  • Experience with Omniture, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, or similar
  • Experience with CMS/blogging tools
  • Strategic thinker willing to to push the envelope and bring fresh, innovative ideas to life
  • Knowledge of/obsession with design and the design world blogosphere
  • Experience producing multimedia and/or knowledge of video and photo editing platforms is a plus.

View the original job posting here.

Random House – Ballantine Bantam Dell

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Marketing Manager

Location: New York, NY

The Random House Publishing Group seeks an Assistant Marketing Manager for the Ballantine Bantam Dell division. This position will report to the Director of Marketing and is ideal for those who have a passion for women’s fiction and romance novels. The Assistant Manager will be responsible for the marketing campaigns for frontlist and backlist authors, and will work in collaboration with publicity, sales, and the marketing team to create consistent messages to reach our targeted audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Thinking out of the box to generate, plan, and execute creative ideas for promotional campaigns
  • Brainstorming targeted messaging, taglines, and content
  • Managing the creation of campaign materials including ad reservations, writing copy, coordinating with design and production, and campaign reporting
  • Developing long-term integrated marketing strategies and adhering strictly to budgets
  • Digital marketing campaign execution such as creating and updating Facebook profiles for authors, handling digital ads, coordinating corporate and author e-newsletters, and updating website content
  • Coordinating marketing mailings including writing galley letters and researching/creating/tracking new lists

Our requirements:

The ideal candidate has a BA in marketing or a related field, as well as related experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

View the original job posting here.

Jobs of the Week

Metrosource Magazine

Type: Full Time

Position: Production Assistant

Location: NYC


Candidates for the position of Production Assistant should have at least a year of experience (internships count). You should be able to perform basic ad design and have working knowledge of InDesign, in order to lay out a directory. Knowledge of HTML/Wordpress are a plus, in order to assist in the updating of our website. You will also be responsible for administrative tasks, which require written and verbal communication skills. Microsoft Office proficiency a necessity. You should be willing to pitch in wherever help is needed.

You should be able to:

  • Use a working knowledge of Mac OS and CS 5.5 (InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Work with a team to manage art deadlines.
  • Make sure ads conform to print standards.
  • Maintain production logs.
  • Pre-flight pages and uploaded to printer.
  • Function in a small staff environment.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Excel in time-management.

View the original job posting here.

Random House

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate, eBook Production and Corrections

Location: NYC

Your tasks:

  • The eBook Production & Operations team seeks an Associate, eBook Production & Corrections, to join their team and support their efforts to create, update, and distribute digital products. The candidate will prepare book content for conversion, traffic conversions with vendors, make corrections directly to, and perform quality assurance on our eBook files.
  • This position will interface with division contacts and service providers to resolve quality issues. And work on dedicated special projects as they arise.
  • Responsibilities include performing quality assurance on eBook files, fixing errors found in eBook files, monitoring of schedules and reporting to make sure that content is received in a timely fashion and updated as needed. Responsibilities also include monitoring of file distribution to partners for and liaison with divisional production and editorial staff.

Our requirements:

The ideal candidate is a self-directed, self-organized, independent worker with very strong attention to detail, strong coding capabilities. He/She will be able to navigate consistent change (often on a daily basis) and working across multiple different workflows.
The candidate must have:

  • Prior office experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Experience with Mac and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Experience with XHTML and CSS
  • Excellent PC Skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Familiarity with the book and eBook production process is an asset

In addition, you must have demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume. Four-year degree or equivalent experience required. Prior related experience is a plus.
The ideal candidate will be able to navigate consistent change (often on a daily basis) and working across multiple different workflows.

View the original job posting here.

Jobs of the Week

Random House U.S.A

Type: Full Time

Position: eBook Specialist

Location: NYC

Tasks: The eBook Specialist will join three other technical specialists who support the eBook production teams. The responsibilities will include researching and solving technical eBook challenges, building tools and scripts to support the production teams, troubleshooting issues that arise and creating exciting new interactive HTML widgets for complex eBooks.

The candidate will be responsible for a deep understanding of all the technical characteristics that make up an ebook while also understanding, navigating and furthering the standards that guide eBook production. The candidate will be responsible for understanding the details of how our ebooks interact with various and constantly-changing platforms. The candidate will be responsible for scripting robust tools that support the larger eBook production teams. The candidate will also be responsible for learning and mastering a very broad array of existing tools and platforms in order to keep up to date with industry trends in order to produce the best products possible.

The eBook Specialist will be expected to work on time-sensitive production tasks to support ebook production managers on specific titles, as well as more generally on specific technical initiatives in the service of better production.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is an independent worker with very strong attention to detail and a strong interest in ebooks. The candidate will have a self-driven curiosity to understand and investigate details thoroughly. They will have experience with scripting, web design, and asset production. Experience with HTML, XML and CSS development is necessary, and HTML5 and CSS3 are a plus. Familiarity with Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, Applescript as well as source code frameworks such as Git, is ideal. Experience with the following design applications required: PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign. You must be comfortable working on Macs and PCs. Familiarity with the book production process is also ideal.

You must have demonstrated ability to work within a team atmosphere, and in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume. Strong skills in organizing your production and documenting your code and research are essential. Prior related experience, a plus.

View the original post here.


Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing and Sales Assistant

Location: Brooklyn, NY


  • 1-2 years of digital advertising sales or marketing experience (internships included).
  • Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign skills a must to help design one sheets, mock-ups, custom banners, and other materials.
  • Must have advanced Powerpoint and Excel skills.
  • Must be outgoing and comfortable with client-facing interaction.
  • Should be creative with the ability to brainstorm ideas for ad campaigns.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • BS/BA Degree required.

View the original post here.

Publishers Weekly: The New Publishing Jobs Market and 2013 Salary Survey

Publishers Weekly is hosting “The New Publishing Jobs Market and 2013 Salary Survey” to address these issues and more.

This panel discussion is part of the very popular PW Discussion Series and will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. in New York at the Random House Auditorium Café, 1745 Broadway at 56th Street, 2nd floor. Coffee and pastries will be served.

A diverse panel of industry insiders and job-watchers will be moderated by Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly co-editorial director and author of the PW 2013 Annual Salary Survey.

We hope you consider attending the discussion series and joining the conversation. Registration, which costs $49 for adults and $25 for students, is available online here.

Plus, thanks to generous underwriting from two event sponsors, a limited number of complimentary seats are available to students interested in book publishing and the book publishing job market.

Interested students may e-mail to request a seat. Seats are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.