What Does Publishers’ Reinvention Mean for the Industry?

In the last couple of weeks three iconic companies made major moves toward reinvention, however these moves are not reflecting a positive outlook on their own futures, or for the print magazine industry overall.

First, Time Inc. laid off 300 people recently. “The June 13th cutbacks came three years almost to the week when the company spun off from Time Warner,” according to the Folio article. The company is also relocating one of its titles, Food & Wine, to Alabama, partly because of cost considerations. Wenner Media announced it had sold Men’s Journal to American Media. This sale leaves the once-powerful company with just a 51 percent stake in flagship Rolling Stone and a gaming website launched last year. Rodale was also said to have cut 80-100 employees ahead of an announcement “that it is exploring strategic options.” The company announced in January that “it was selling some of its properties in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in a bid to centralize and to raise $4.6 million.”

Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista, through a spokesperson, told Folio writer Tony Silber “that further consolidation (presumably of the kind that just happened at his company) is likely given the long-term secular decline in print.” It seems for media companies today, it is more important to build a bran than to rely on print businesses and practices.

“The industry is evolving quickly, and while change can be disruptive, it also brings opportunity,” a senior Rodale executive said to Silber.

family cirlceNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Managing Editor

A magazine that acts as a curator to family activities and family-focused lifestyles, Family Circle is an American decorating, cooking, and culture magazine. It publishes 15 editions a year on traditional home-oriented topics. Some of the article topics include supplying fast and easy recipes for family-sized meals and snacks, do-it-yourself tips for decorating, health tips and tricks, advice for family and child-raising, and tips for organization, saving money, and so on.

Minimum Requirements:

• A college degree, preferably in English, Journalism or Communications.
• Minimum of 10 years working at national consumer magazines.
• Minimum of 5 years managerial experience.
• Top-notch written and verbal skills a must. A keen eye for detail and strong proofreading and copy editing skills required.
• Must be proficient in Mac usage. Experience with both InCopy and Microsoft Word applications required. Experience with MAO and/or InDesign a huge plus.
• Must be able to multitask and deal with many different issues at once.
• Must be extremely deadline driven and able to foresee potential roadblocks to closing any given issue on time and figure out workarounds.
• Must have experience with book makeup and dealing and negotiating with advertising and ad ops departments.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate information about deadlines and procedures to the entire staff, all while maintaining morale.

Responsibilities Include:

• Has hands-on responsibility for all phases of production and copy flow.
• In charge of getting each issue to printer in a timely fashion.
• Troubleshoots problems with copy and art flow; make new procedures as needed.
• Proofreads all copy.
• Maintains relationship with production group in Des Moines
• Manages copy editor, research editor, editorial business analyst and production manager.
Creates and maintains monthly editorial lineups and schedules while consulting with editorial, art, production and advertising departments.
• Manages editorial budget.
Acts as main liaison with external Meredith departments, including the advertising, corporate marketing, legal, human resources, building services and more.
Tackles internal personnel problems and special long-range projects as directed by Editor-in-Chief.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

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Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Literary Agent

Kneerim & Williams is a distinguished agency that has been in business since 1990. We handle the placement of American and foreign publication rights as well as film, television, audio, digital media, and merchandising rights for a wide range of clients, and we work closely with an intellectual property law firm, Sennott & Williams. Over the years, our agency’s client list has grown to include best-selling and prizewinning novelists, scholars, and journalists. In recent years, Kneerim & Williams authors have won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Malamud Award, the MacArthur Genius Award, and the George Washington Prize. We’re proud to represent outstanding and widely recognized writers in every category we handle. For further details on our clients, see our website at www.kwlit.com.

We believe in supporting the author’s whole career as a writer. Our agents work collaboratively, so every author gets the benefit of the whole team’s thinking in terms of publishing strategy. We enjoy a uniquely friendly and supportive office culture. Our team consists of three partners, three affiliated agents, two staff members, and three UK and foreign rights agents.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least two years of experience as a literary agent or acquiring editor.
• Ability to work independently yet be part of a team
• Ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and organized in finding and growing business
• Able to develop positive client and publishing industry relationships
• Able to see multiple projects at various stages of development through to completion.

Responsibilities Include:

• Build and manage your own client list by signing authors and developing their projects for submission
• Negotiate your authors’ deals and review publishing agreements
• Work with our UK rights agent, our foreign rights team, and our film & television department to sell clients’ subsidiary rights

if you are interested in applying please send a resume and brief cover letter to Katherine Flynn at kflynn@kwlit.com. No phone calls please. All applications will be received in confidence.

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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Promotional Designer

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• Four year college degree in graphic design or equivalent
• 2+ years working in a production/design capacity• Expert knowledge of the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and MS Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Prior work in web design/production and content management systems (experience with Word Press or other platforms a plus)
• Professional working experience with MacOS
• Impeccable file structure, management and archiving
• Meticulous, cooperative and detailed-oriented
• Must be highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously while maintaining consistency and quality across projects
• Ability to follow branding guidelines and specs
• Great communication skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage the design/production of multiple print/digital sales catalogs
• Produce monthly mass merch brochure for two sales divisions
• Create monthly digital signage
• Design and produce promotional print collateral for various sales divisions + corporate
• Design and produce print and online advertisements
• Sales website updates
• Implement automation processes in InDesign
• Implement editorial changes to content

if you are interested in applying please click here.

Rodale
New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Women’s Heath Production Director

Rodale 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. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s HealthPreventionWomen’s HealthRunner’s WorldBicyclingRodale’s Organic Life, and through Rodale Events, LLC, which produces 25 branded events that draw more than 100,000 participants annually. A digital leader in the healthy living space with properties such as EatClean, a vertical for those looking to improve their health through clean eating; Zelle, a running site for women; and Rodale’s®, a healthy lifestyle e-tail store, the company continues to find new ways to connect with audiences across developing technologies. Rodale editors are fixtures on the national media circuit, appearing on television regularly as authorities on health and wellness.

Minimum Requirements:

• Have at least 10 years of magazine experience.
• Be highly proficient in Adobe InDesign and an expert in the entire Adobe Creative Suite
• Be well-versed in workflow management systems such as K4 or Woodwing
• Have top-notch organizational skills
• Possess the ability to liaise with multiple departments on a variety of projects at once
• Have a keen eye for consistency and quality, under a tight magazine deadline
• Experience working with Quad Graphics a plus, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• The overall execution of the magazine’s editorial print production, including overseeing art production deadlines and the shipping and approval of final pages to pre-press and printer.
• Sets copy and layout deadlines, creates the daily shipping schedule, secures fractional ad adjacencies, prioritizes editors and traffics the day to day of two to three issues at once.
• Oversees the magazine’s imaging workflow by working with the Art and Photo departments to secure high-resolution art and traffic it’s progress through the color-correcting process, in addition to overseeing the work of the magazine’s Production Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

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: 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: Taylor & Francis Group, Rodale, and Grosset and Dunlap

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Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 10.42.28 AMTitle: Editorial Assistant/Research

Location: NYC

Requirements: 
Ideal candidates will be extremely well organized and have the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities / handle many projects simultaneously. Some publishing experience preferred.

Qualified candidates will possess a B.A. or equivalent educational experience, a facility with standard computer programs (Windows, Microsoft Office, internet research skills, etc.), and impeccable language (grammar and spelling) and communication (oral and written) skills.

Description:
Routledge, one of the world’s leading commercial academic publishers, seeks an Editorial Assistant for the Routledge Research program. The Routledge Research program is Routledge’s home for leading edge research books and is one of the largest and most distinctive monograph programs in academic publishing. Routledge Research was created in 1995 and has since expanded to include all areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Editorial Assistant will support two Editors with all phases of the book publication process in the fields of Education, Psychology, Classics and Archaeology, Law, and Library and Information Science – from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks including preparing manuscripts for transmittal to production; soliciting and chasing peer reviews of book proposals and manuscripts under consideration; creating and maintaining reports, forms, and files; monitoring schedules, delivery dates, and publication dates ensuring publication to schedule; liaising and communicating with other departments, external authors, and editors around the world; maintaining databases and systems; drafting and sending author and contributor contracts; writing copy for marketing materials; and responding to other internal and external enquiries as needed. Responsibilities may include convention travel, market research, and related tasks.

To Apply:
For consideration for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: employment@taylorandfrancis.com 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. *Only responses with salary history and salary requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Human Resources Department Taylor and Francis Group 711 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC 10017 EOE

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Title: Editorial Assistant, Women’s Health

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:

  • Several editorial internships under his/her belt
  • An interest in integrative health, psychology, relationships, fitness, and food
  • A strong service-journalism sensibility
  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Description:
Women’s Health magazine is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Editorial Assistant to support the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial staff. This individual will be expected to participate actively in a fun culture of innovation and teamwork. The position is based in Women’s Health’s New York office.

Key responsibilities include: Performing administrative tasks for the Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief,
working closely with the senior members of the Editorial Team in a support capacity, assisting with magazine copy flow and administrative needs, researching stories for the magazine and Women’s Health branded projects, pitching and writing about news & trends for various departments, and writing and/or editing front-of-book articles.

To Apply: Visit Rodale’s website and apply online.

 

 

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Title: Assistant Production Editor

Type: Full-time

Location: NYC

Requirements:

  •  A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work quickly yet effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel

Description:
Penguin Random House seeks an Assistant Production Editor for Grosset & Dunlap, part of the Penguin Young Readers Group. The imprint has a strong trade, mass market, and school presence. It publishes fun and informative books for children, 0-12 years of age. In addition to popular chapter book series, it expands in-house brands such as: The Little Engine That Could, The World of Eric Carle, and Llama Llama; it continues the legacy of Beatrix Potter; publishes Grosset Vintage ? a series of children’s books with mid-century origins, leads the non-fiction market with its Who Was and Smithsonian programs; and works with Cartoon Network and other licensors on media tie-in publishing.

The Assistant Production Editor will work on all phases of text and cover processes, from manuscript to bound books, routes production materials, and assisting with data maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

– Copyediting covers and manuscripts and proofreading typeset pages
– Reviewing and fact-checking sketches and artwork for consistency and accuracy
– Routing and tracking materials to and from editorial, design and production
– Maintaining the department’s production notes
– Working on other managing/production editorial projects as needed

To Apply: Fill out the online application.