RodaleRodale Inc. is an independent, healthy, happy living company based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. Known for launching the organic movement in the U.S. in 1942, the company operates today with a mission to “inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world. Starting with you.” Through a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale reaches more than 100 million people globally through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, and video.

Rodale Books is currently seeking a Full-Time assistant for the New York City office, who will provide editorial and administrative support for both an executive editor and the director of subsidiary rights.

Responsibilities include:
-General administrative support to the executive editor and the director of subsidiary rights
-Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publishers, translation co-agents, rights contacts and other clients
-Book fair scheduling and general support
-Evaluating book proposals and writing readers reports
-Fielding unsolicited submissions
-Drafting correspondence
-Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, sales scripts, and P&L requests
-Checking and trafficking page proofs
-Mailing packages
-Trafficking of internal materials
-Submit check requests for author payment
-General editorial and subrights research
-Ordering books/office supplies
-Handling production requests and submitting invoices for the sale of files to sublicensees

Ideal candidate will possess:
-Bachelor’s degree
-At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
-Excellent written communication skills
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things
-Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
-Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
-Ability to publicly present ideas and information
-Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
-Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
-Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities

Contact Stephanie Schoenly
stephanie.schoenly@rodale.com

Jobs of the Week: Rodale Books, ABRAMS, and Island Press

 

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Editorial Assistant – Rodale Books

logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Rodale Books is currently seeking an editorial assistant for the New York City office. This person will provide editorial and administrative support for both the editorial director of trade books and the director of subsidiary rights. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, has a professional manner, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. We are seeking someone who is creative and has a can-do attitude! Previous administrative work and publishing experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:

– General office support to the editorial director and the director of subsidiary rights
– Manage weekly editorial meetings (meeting request, setup—video, agenda, minutes)
– Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publisher, translation sub-agents, rights contacts and other clients
– Analyzing book proposals and writing readers reports
– Fielding unsolicited submissions
– Drafting correspondence
– Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, and P&L drafts
– Ordering books/office supplies
– Mailing packages
– Trafficking of internal materials
– Submit check requests for author payment
– Process T&E expenses
– General editorial and sub-rights research

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
– Excellent verbal/written communication skills
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
– Ability to work as a member of a team
– Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently
– A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things

To Apply:
Apply directly online here.

 

 

Editorial Assistant – ABRAMS

AbramsLogoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description:
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented, organized individual with a demonstrated interest in children’s books or graphic novels to provide administrative and editorial assistance to the publisher of children’s books and editorial director of comic/graphic arts novels. Individual will be responsible for trafficking and logging editorial materials on active projects; communicating with authors, photographers, artists and agents; organizing and labeling original art and digital files and creating art logs; creating fact sheets, catalogue copy and cover copy; light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections; responding to unsolicited proposals and submissions; as well as providing administrative support (phone, email, photocopying, filing, processing expense reports, conference scheduling) and handling general editorial tasks as needed by editors.

Requirements: 
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 1 – 2 years of publishing and/or office experience; excellent grammar, spelling communication and writing skills; ability to work independently, follow through consistently on assignments, and juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly; ability to create and maintain simple databases. Copyediting, proofreading experience is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint, InDesign and IView media Pro a plus.

To Apply: 
Email resume and cover letter to jobs@abramsbooks.com stating salary requirements.

 

 

Publicity and Marketing Assistant – Island Press

logoType: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: 
Island Press, an environmental communication non-profit, seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and media savvy Publicity and Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing department in sales and promotions of books and authors. This position will work closely with the Marketing team, authors, customers, and the media through publicity and marketing materials, events, conferences, on-line, and over the phone for outreach of new titles and cross-promotion of backlist titles. The Publicity and Marketing Assistant is a great position for someone familiar with media who is looking for experience in a publishing and/or environmental organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 MEDIA: draft press releases, fact sheets, pitches, book announcement emails, and other publicity materials for new titles; draft media lists, research appropriate contacts, and conduct follow-up; track and handle review requests and send review copies

 EVENTS: draft and send email invitations to programming events; make travel arrangements and schedules for authors; attend local conferences and author events to sell books and promote Island Press

 AUTHORS: work with authors to acquire marketing questionnaires for new titles; approach authors for new Island Press blog content

 ON-LINE: update news sections of the Island Press website; maintain editorial calendar, coordinate author and intern posts, create pages for Island Press Field Notes blog

 MARKETING: create promotional materials including business cards, book and conference flyers, and posters; maintain information on relevant awards and oversee submission process
Requirements: 
The ideal candidate with have a bachelor’s degree and related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have one to two years of experience working with media with a preference given to those with publishing and/or environmental experience. Candidates must have superior writing skills and strong organizational skills. Familiarity with media outlets and journalists covering environmental issues is a plus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual will have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite; Adobe InDesign; Drupal, WordPress, or similar web-based programs; and Cision, Vocus, or similar databases.

To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to resumes@islandpress.org with a subject of Publicity & Marketing Assistant-18.15FC, or you can mail your application materials to Attn: HR/Publicity & Marketing Assistant, Island Press, 2000 M Street NW Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.