Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more–always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let’s make some awesome books together.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be an excellent writer
• Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects
• Staff front desk/reception area
• Expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth)

If you are interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume to hr@quirkbooks.com. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn’t matter. Just send your best writing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicity Assistant – Portfolio, Sentinel

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, 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:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
• Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong follow-up skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
• An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Responsibilities Include:

• Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers
• Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc.
• Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules
• Contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions
• Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc.
• Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, S&S

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years book publicity experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including conferences, social media, podcasts and newsletters
• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
• Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision

Responsibilities Include:

• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio
• Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials
• Creating targeted mailing lists
• Cultivating and maintaining media relationships

If you are interested in this position, please fill out an application online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing USA houses both children’s and adult publishing imprints. The flagship office, as well as the children’s imprints, are based out of New York City and include trade publisher Little Bee Books and the licensing/media tie-in imprint, Sizzle Press. The adult imprint, Weldon Owen, is a highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher based out of San Francisco. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of Bonnier Publishing in the United Kingdom, and is ultimately owned by global media group Bonnier AB.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book publishing industry experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, priorities, and resources
• Friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude
• Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
• Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Providing general office support for the Director of Sales
• Assembling sales material for appointments, as well as communicating with the editorial department when additional material or information is needed
• Communicating with warehouse and accounts on operational issues
• Creating PowerPoint presentations of key titles each season for use by the sales team
• Managing order processing with the warehouse, coordinating reserves, tracking shipments, and monitoring the progress of orders that require special handling
• Taking responsibility for gathering sales data from accounts and distributing data internally to the sales team
• Attending departmental meetings as needed
• Coordination and production of sales materials, as needed
• Assisting the Director of Sales and sales team with various ad hoc projects as needed

If you are interested in this position, Please apply with your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for the company and the work you’d be doing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Assistant

Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal brands, is the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. Their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. We are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing and/or related communications experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative thinker
• Highly organized
• Resourceful and proactive
• Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Google Docs
• Passion for music/entertainment/pop culture

Responsibilities Include:

• Monitor trends and produce research reports on competitors, brands, events, programs, artists, influencers, etc.
• Assist with preparation for client meetings and presentations
• Attend and contribute to internal meetings in connection with assigned projects, provide department head with timely feedback and follow-up regarding any action items
• Create and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments including sales, account management, design, finance, HR, accounts payable, travel, etc.
• Maintain billing process
• Day-to-day administrative support including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenses, meeting and greeting clients, visitor system management, room reservations, etc.
• Assist the team with ongoing projects

If you interested in this position, apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant/Sales Associate

Thieme is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings, advocates medical education and is known for the high quality and didactic nature of its books, journals, and electronic products.

Minimum Requirements:

• B.A. or equivalent. MLS/MLIS degree or course work are not required, but are a definite plus.
• You are a master communicator in written and oral English. Spanish is a plus, but not required.
• You are confident in handling Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word). Ideally you already worked with CRM systems and you are familiar with producing and compiling sales reports and analyses.
• 3-5 years of experience in publishing. Experience in STM publishing is a definite plus.
• Analytical and structured thinker. Detail-orientation and high organizational skills.
• Previous exposure to consultative selling environments is helpful.
• High initiative. Ability to multitask and stay calm under pressure.

Responsibilities Include:

• Prompt handling and invoicing of client orders across multiple back-end systems and the set-up of license agreements
• Maintenance of customer relationships, including email and telephonic interaction, with the goal of building long-term cooperation.
• Error-free data entry into our sales systems. Use Excel to prepare reports, process account performance evaluations, and create usage statistics for sales manages, as well as local and overseas management.
• Support for the Sales Managers in the acquisition of new customers
• Proactive new business development to capture additional market potential. Ability to run own sales and marketing campaigns.
• Provide ideas to improve the organizational processes and operational procedures to increase with this the efficiency of the whole sales department.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume with a cover letter in PDF form to adam.bernacki@thieme.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant, Digital Resources 

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in a related field
• Experience with Zen Desk or other customer-service environments is helpful.
• Professional demeanor—Customer service is a must.
• Must have excellent speaking and written skills.
• Must be able to adapt quickly and accordingly to various situations.
• Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Deliver reporting on sales and gap analysis to identify key opportunities.
• Assist with and enable communication flow between sales and marketing teams, customers, and other internal departments including editorial and product management.
• Assist in the maintenance and updating of a CRM database.
• Support digital resources sales team with sales-related administrative tasks and work collaboratively with UK sales and marketing divisions to avoid duplication of effort.
• Work with marketing and other departments as directed to provide necessary sales tools.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Sales Assistant” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Digital Editor

Owned and operated by Galvanized Media, Best Life is the premier luxury service brand for successful, health-minded men. It maintains a deeply devoted readership—as a print magazine from 2004 and 2012, it maintained a robust circulation of more than 500,000 copies-per-month, and routinely outsold competitors on newsstands—and it remains the industry leader when it comes to the latest stories, cutting-edge tips, and smarter-living advice on the topics that matter most to men in their prime.

Minimum Requirements:

• A passion for men’s lifestyle journalism.
• Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on editing, writing, and daily programming across various platforms.
• Strong writing, editing and photo research skills.
• Experience publishing in a CMS and using Photoshop.
• Knowledge of SEO practices.
• Understanding of social media platforms and online video.

Responsibilities Include:

• Source and write up to 5 daily posts—a mix of great original reporting, lifestyle content, and news and social aggregation.
• Help build out Best Life’s social media presence across all platforms.
• Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and videos and posting directly to the site using our proprietary CMS.
• Use traffic data and social-media feedback to find new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Legal Assistant  

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, 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:

• At least 1 to 2 years administrative, legal or business experience are preferred
• Comfortable performing normal administrative duties and will also demonstrate the ability to take ownership of on-going projects, take initiative, exercise independent judgment and to problem solve.
• Excellent organizational skills, communication skills as well as attention to detail are required.
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, power-point) is essential and previous experience in the media area will be helpful.

Responsibilities Include:

• Building relationships and trust with internal facing clients inclusive of Publishers and Executive Management team members
• Use analytical acumen to review non-disclosure agreements, preparing drafts for attorneys, assisting with due diligence and conducting legal research
• Must also be able to handle general administrative duties and project work
• Must be flexible, communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with employees at all levels of the organization and will share responsibilities with other assistants in the department

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Magazine – Associate Editor

Convene magazine, published by PCMA since 1986, is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development. Convene has won numerous awards from Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee), Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), Association TRENDS, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Three to four years’ experience working as an editor
• Ability to work from home (prior experience working successfully from home preferred)
• Ability to travel
• Strong, inventive writer with an eye for new trends in education, culture, technology, and business
• A grammar fetishist’s attention to detail
• Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Excited by media of all types and will introduce  new ways of shaping and presenting our content.
• Familiarity with MS Word, InDesign, WordPress, and major social-media platforms required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Reporting and writing feature articles and columns for Convene’s print magazine and website
• Proofreading story layouts both remotely and in person during Convene’s monthly closing process in New York City
• Representing Convene on press trips and at industry conferences as needed
• Ability to spend two to three days each month at our New York City design firm’s studio

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

 

 

 

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Acquisitions Editor

At the heart of good entertainment lies great stories. That’s why Radish, a new app for serialised fiction, designed for the mobile generation, was built. With content spanning from romance, fantasy, YA, paranormal, mystery and sci-fi, Radish provides new and established writers with a beautifully designed and relevant platform to reach and monetize audiences from where they are naturally consuming content.

Radish is back by investment from leading entertainment, tech and publishing leaders.  The team includes veteran developers and designers from multi-billion-dollar gaming companies, a Harvard-educated former Kpop singer, and top web fiction writers with hundreds of thousands of followers. Radish will build an iconic multimedia entertainment company, and revolutionize how stories are produced and consumed.

Minimum Requirements:

• Experienced publishing professional with a strong eye for recognizing authors and content creators with the talent to deliver top notch storytelling for an innovative smartphone serialized reading publisher.
• Strong network of established and budding agents, publishers and/or authors, and are hip to the world of publishing.
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and are a self-starter willing to think outside of the box.

Responsibilities Include:

• Finding and cultivating authors both new and seasoned with strong commercial potential
• Working closely with authors to optimize performance on platform
• Working closely with internal teams (e.g., tech, support, production, marketing) to troubleshoot on behalf of authors and to relay the needs and concerns of authors to the product team
• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with literary agents, publishers and authors
• Find creative ways to expand uses and opportunities for Radish
• Monitoring and analyzing trend and sales data

If you are interested in applying, please include a resume and cover letter to jobs@radishfiction.com. When applying please specify which genre you are interested in applying for.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor, Razorbill – Penguin Young Readers  

Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is dedicated to young adult and middle grade books. We are committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories.

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, 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:

• Three to four years experience in an editorial capacity at a children’s or adult trade publishing house—as an editorial assistant, assistant editor, & associate editor
• Acquisition experience necessary
• Outstanding creativity skills
• Excellent organizational skills & ability to pay attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to show initiative

Responsibilities Include:

• Solicits, tracks and evaluates manuscripts by using originality and ingenuity that meet the goals of the Imprint
• Reads, evaluates, and develops manuscripts and proposals
• Maintains and develops relationships with authors and agents with a view to future acquisitions
• Participates in brainstorming for internally generated IP and finds authors for IP projects
• Consults with authors on market, content, style & format of publication and provides them with editorial feedback in the form of revision letters
• Maintains schedules and contractually specified length requirements
• Line and content editing of manuscripts to be published
• Reading and evaluating books published by other publishing companies for possible reprint acquisition
• Attends weekly editorial meetings to discuss incoming and existing acquisitions
• Negotiates purchase of manuscripts with authors and agents
• Writing catalog/cover copy and title information sheets to provide sales force and publicity department with descriptions of published titles
• Generates profit and loss estimates
• Collaborates with design and production on style, schedule, format, and aesthetics of publication; prepares manuscripts for production
• Works with marketing, promotions, and publicity departments to develop marketing plans for each title
• Represents individual titles in interdepartmental meetings
• Performs special projects as required.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Trade

W.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.”

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours in our Manhattan office.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Strong interest in fiction and non-fiction books.
• Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.
• Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.
• Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• In-depth knowledge of social media.

Responsibilities Include:

• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production; preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
• Professionally interacting with authors, production, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages.
• Administrative management: organizing and maintaining files; tracking manuscripts and reviews; faxing, copying, printing, and emailing.
• Generating promotional copy for catalogs, book jackets, and sales-related materials.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Reading and evaluating manuscripts quickly and writing reader’s reports.

if you are interested in applying, send a copy of your resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying to in the subject line.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Subsidiary Rights and Sales Assistant

The New Press publishes books that promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. These books are made possible by the enthusiasm of the readers; the support of a committed group of donors, large and small; the collaboration of their many partners in the independent media and the not-for-profit sector; booksellers, who often hand-sell New Press books; librarians; and above all by their authors.

Minimum Requirements:

• College degree
• Entry level and at least 1+ year of experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite: WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint.
• Experience with Filemaker, CoreSource, and sales databases a plus.
• Experience working in a literary agency or for a book publisher in at least one of the following: subsidiary rights, sales, or marketing.
• Strong interest in book publishing and the not-for-profit sphere
• Highly organized with an attention to detail
• Good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication and the ability to be a strong team player who enjoys working collaboratively and across departments.

Responsibilities Include:

Permissions:
• Review and negotiate permissions’ requests
• Generate and process contracts and payments
• Maintain spreadsheets for processing of licenses and receipt of payments
• Seasonal review of the grant of rights for new title releases
• Maintain and update internal spreadsheet of the grant of permissions organized by ISBN
• Seasonal upload of new releases to the CCC
• Process quarterly payments from CCC.

Subsidiary Rights:
• Provide subagents and licensors with submissions materials
• Maintain spreadsheets for submissions, contracts, and payments
• Research expiring licenses for renewal
• Assist in creation of the Frankfurt and London Book Fair guides
• Review titles for inclusion based on a review of contract rights, publication schedule in FileMaker, and availability of submissions material and write book descriptions.

Contracts:
• Generate first drafts of author and subsidiary rights contracts based on templates and the deal terms for each contract
• Maintain spreadsheets for all contracts and undertake data entry in FileMaker for author contracts.

Finance:
• Process check requests from editorial to finance
• Reconcile monthly bank statements from finance with royalty statements from licensors and chase missing statements
• File documents.

Sales:
• Compile agenda for weekly call with distributor; sit in on call; send follow up notes to agenda after call.
• Administrative support for bulk sales.
• Edelweiss: upload DRCs and supplemental materials; assist as requested in the creation of subject specific catalogs.
• Ingram: upload TNP materials as requested.
• Keep seasonal schedules up-to-date: communicate Ingram AI and supplemental materials deadlines to Publicity and Marketing, Editorial, and the Publisher; assist in transfer of data from Filemaker to Coresource; review fields for missing data and communicate this to Editorial; create PowerPoints for pre-sales and sales conferences.
• Attend marketing and sales meetings and launch meetings as required; generate follow up notes on launch meeting and assist with follow up on needed sales materials: ARC letters, etc.
• Assist in organizing the publisher’s presence at sales conference, major trade shows, book festivals, and major international subsidiary rights fairs.
• Run basic inventory and sales reports out of the PD databases on a per request basis.
• Conduct sales and comp title research on Bookscan on a per request basis.

If you interested in applying, Send your resume and cover letter to careers@thenewpress.com; Reference “Subsidiary Rights and Sales Assistant” in the subject line.

page streetSalem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

Page Street Publishing Co., located in Salem, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston and walking distance from the train station. Page Street publishes 50 to 60 titles a year spanning the range of lifestyle subjects, including cooking, health, parenting, craft, gardening, fitness and beauty. It seeks out authors with exceptional talent—people not famous who should be—and presents their techniques and expertise in high-quality, full-color paperback originals, packed with step-by-step photos and illustrations. Page Street is distributed by Macmillan, one of the leading publishers in the world. Page Street is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet and donates 1% of its revenue to environmental charities.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Interest in cooking and/or other lifestyle topics would be seen as a plus but not essential
• Work in a bookstore, library or other ventures involving books also seen as plus, but not essential
• Speed and aesthetic talent that is a fit with our style is the main priority.

Responsibilities Include:

• Follow templates set up by the senior designer to layout entire books
• Enter editorial changes and make design adjustments
• Work with the editors, designer and publisher
• Would have some opportunities to design covers and interior design templates, and his or her role would grow with the company

If you are interested please send a resume, cover letter and link to your design portfolio to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

oxford university press-logoWashington D.C.

Seeking Full-Time Outside Sales Representative

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required with evidence of high academic achievement.
• 2 to 4+ year’s sales experience.
• Proficient in PC environment with working knowledge of MS Office, and ideally, Salesforce.com
• A valid driver’s license is required (A 2016/17 vehicle is provided by OUP).
• This position requires extensive overnight travel during peak seasons.
Preferred:
• Field based sales experience strongly preferred
• Sales experience in the publishing industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Promote Oxford’s college titles and ancillary materials to current and prospective book adopters.
• Calls are made via well-planned campus visits, telephone, and email. Plan and execute sales plan under the direction of sales management. Extensive travel required during peak seasons.
• Build and maintain relationships with instructors of university and community college programs and bookstore managers within an assigned territory.
• Achieve sales goal by selling college textbooks through strategic management of territory with use of appropriate selling skills
• Request exam and desk copies of OUP textbooks to be sent to professors as a precursor to sales calls.
• Ensuring that all major bookstores are serviced during rush periods.
• Track backorders and late adoptions carefully.
• Maintain accurate contact and adoption information in our data management system, Salesforce.com.
• Proactively increase product knowledge individually and through participation in all sales meetings or conference calls.

This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in and around the D.C. suburbs. If you are interested please submit your resume and cover letter to Charles Brandquist (charles.brandquist@oup.com). This role has a requirement that you reside in/around the Washington, DC suburbs.

de gruyter

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Director (f/m) Humanities, Americas

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 260 years. An international publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 750 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law; and also offers a wide range of digital media. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Saur and De|G Press.

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating a development plan for HSS program, especially in North America and Asia.
• Identifying potential acquisition targets in the US to build the strategically important HSS area.
• Contributing to the formulation of an Asia strategy for the publisher.
• Efficiently managing the staff.
• Closely cooperating with the Digital Business unit in the company, as well as close coordination with the Director Humanities and Social Sciences, Europe and Managing Director, Editorial to achieve overall strategic goals.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
• Experience in the development of scientific publishing programs.
• Knowledge of North American university institutions and their stakeholders in today’s research environment.
• Many years of experience in an international publishing house.
• Proven strategic, budgetary and team responsibility.
• Leadership skills.
• German language skills in spoken and written language would be a plus.

If you are interested in this position please send your application to Kerstin Maiazza, Director Human Resources & Internal Services (application@degruyter.com) and indicate your earliest possible start date and salary expectations as well as reference no. 16109Inc.

FSGNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Editor

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at a trade publisher
• Prior experience as a production editor at a trade publishing house (at least three years)
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong communication skills
• Detail-oriented; organized; able to set priorities under pressure
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards and juggling multiple projects at once
• Ability to work on complicated projects—e.g., books with illustrations throughout; graphic novels; bilingual titles; and heavily designed books with many elements
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting in MS Word; experience with Word Styles preferred
• Flexible and adaptable to changing digital workflows and procedures
• Fluency in a second language is desirable though not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Work as production editor from manuscript to bound book on approximately 30 new titles per year, plus paperback reissues and conversions. Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
• Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
• Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
• Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check all stages of proofs.
• Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
• Work with editors, designers, and production in solving problems that arise.
• Maintain high quality and consistent style within each work.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Rosetta Books

 

 

 

One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Ste 2002
New York, NY 10006

Seeking Full Time Sales and Distribution Associate.

RosettaBooks is looking for a reliable, technically savvy, versatile person to handle a variety of sales, distribution, and operations tasks. As part of a small and collaborative team, the associate will work primarily on print and ebook distribution, analytics, and database management, but will be expected to support other departments as needed.

The associate will have the opportunity to develop a range of industry skills, as well as showcase their own talents and interests. Applicants should be eager to learn about many sides of the publishing industry. Successful candidates will demonstrate a knowledge of distribution systems, personal initiative, and the ability to solve problems in a fast-paced, energetic team setting.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 1-2 years of experience in relevant field
• Previous experience with Biblio and ONIX preferred, but not required

Responsibilities include:
• Manage our various distribution systems, databases, and ONIX feeds
• Input metadata into Biblio/Coresource/KDP/Lightning Source/etc.
• Generate reports on sales, inventory, marketing campaigns
• Manage vendor relationships, fix bugs, and report external errors
• Make bulk sales, place direct sales, mail author copies
• Manage warehouse and Ingram support team communications
• Track inventory and manage reprints
• Research sales trends/comp titles, and help manage sales team
• Work with printers to request quotes and comparisons
• Assist with website changes, upkeep, and redesign
• Support production and marketing staff as needed

Contact Hannah Bennett at HR@rosettabooks.com.
Send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Distribution Associate”

penguin-random-houseThe Random House Division is seeking a Production Assistant.

New York, New York

Responsible for administrative support for a busy department including but not limited to sending packages to vendors and freelancers, setting up meetings and taking notes, making travel arrangements, preparing T&E reports, tracking attendance, office copy distribution of book samples, ordering office supplies, updating vendor and departmental phone lists, and general office management. Will help maintains our library of sample copies. Provides preliminary castoffs for all original publications as titles are transmitted for copyediting and design. Using information from SAP and MyHouse, compiles and distributes various production schedules, spreadsheets, and other reports. Updates data in SAP and Filemaker as required.

Requirements:

  • College education required (or equivalent experience) and some prior office experience required, preferably in publishing, project management, or a graphic arts-related field.
  • Computer proficiency essential with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Familiarity with FilemakerPro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop helpful.
  • Candidate must be personable, extremely energetic, and attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible, and able to juggle multiple tasks and successfully prioritize them, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills required for this fast-paced environment as well as the ability to work well numbers.
  • Interest in learning the nuts and bolts of book production essential.

Apply online at http://bertelsmann.contactrh.com/jobs/11053/15562160

 

penguin-random-houseThe Random House Publishing Group is seeking a Publishing Operations Assistant.

New York, New York

Responsible for all administrative support for SVP, Executive Director Publishing Operations, including but not limited to answering phones, Xeroxing, filing, faxing, sending packages, handling correspondence, setting up meetings, making travel arrangements, preparing T&E reports, tracking attendance, office copy distribution, ordering office supplies, updating vendor and departmental phone lists, and general office management.

Under minimal supervision, will process, track, and check reprint corrections in both physical books and e-editions. Pulls sample copies for the backlist reprint meeting, prepares meeting notes. Maintains our library of sample copies. Submits titles and reviews proofs for books going into the digital print program. Provides preliminary castoffs for all original publications as titles are transmitted for copyediting and design. Using information from SAP and MyHouse, compiles and distributes various production schedules, spreadsheets, and other reports including the daily reprint memo. Routes and tracks cover mechanicals. Updates data in SAP and Filemaker as needed.

Requirements:

  • College education required (or equivalent experience) and some prior office experience required, preferably in publishing, project management, or a graphic arts-related field.
  • Computer proficiency essential with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Familiarity with FilemakerPro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop helpful.
  • Candidate must be personable, extremely energetic, and attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible, and able to juggle multiple tasks and successfully prioritize them, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, time-management and organizational skills required for this fast-paced environment as well as the ability to work well numbers.
  • Interest in learning the nuts and bolts of publishing essential.
  • Must successfully complete our proofreading test.

Apply online at http://bertelsmann.contactrh.com/jobs/11053/15562283

 

wylie agency

The Wylie Agency is seeking a Full Time Agent Assistant

New York, New York

The Wylie Agency is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its New York team as an agent’s assistant.

Responsibilities will include handling client communications, reading and evaluating manuscripts, and working with contracts and payments.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and handle special projects as they arise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a necessity
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented and extremely well-organized.
  • At least one to two years of prior work experience in an office environment is preferred; experience in the book publishing industry is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for the authors we represent (please see www.wylieagency.com).

Contact: Kristina Moore, kmoore@wylieagency.com

Please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Kristina Moore at kmoore@wylieagency.com

Internship Alert! Perseus Books

Intern Wanted

 

The Perseus Books Group offers paid internship opportunities in five of our offices in areas such as editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights and production.

Internship opportunities are available at: New York, NY; Boston, MA, Berkeley, CA, Philadelphia, PA; and Minneapolis, MN

The internship program at Perseus Books Group aims to provide an overall introduction to the book publishing industry. The intern will gain hands-on experience and learn many of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Flexibility, the ability to remain calm under pressure, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, Microsoft computer competency and social media literacy are required.

The Fall 2015 Internship Program will last 10 weeks beginning in September and extending through December. Interns will be assigned positions within one or several of our specialized departments:
*Editorial * Publicity * Contracts
*Design * Marketing * Subsidiary Rights
*Production * Sales * Cartography

Internships are determined based on the applicant’s interests and qualifications and on our business needs. When you apply, please be specific as to your area of interest and preferred location(s) in your cover letter.

Interns will work in conjunction with professionals, helping with day to day responsibilities, departmental projects and may have the opportunity to attend departmental meetings.

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Requirements
• College student or recent graduate
• Minimum commitment of 20 hours /week
• Strong interest in book publishing
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Very detail oriented

This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Interns must be able to make arrangements to live in the metropolitan area in which the internship resides, over the course of the program. While we are able to provide some informal advice, we do not have an official housing program.

Jobs of the Week: German Book Office, DK, and Media Planet

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Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 1.52.25 PMAssistant to the Director – German Book Office New York, Inc.

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The German Book Office (GBO) New York, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization, and is a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The office acts as a bridge between the German and American publishing industries, with the mission to promote German books in North America. We establish contact between German and North American publishers, and we partner with international and literary organizations to promote translated books.

In addition, the German Book Office works closely with the Frankfurt Book Fair on its North American activities and projects. We provide information and assistance to exhibitors and visitors of the fair.

Role Responsibilities:
-Supporting Director in all matters of business
-Copyediting English texts
-Assisting in coordination of events
-Managing the GBO and Frankfurt Book Fair’s social media presence
-Maintaining monthly accounting for the GBO and Publishing Perspectives
-Writing reviews, articles, and blog posts
-Creating online email campaigns
-Conducting research projects
-General office organization

Requirements: 
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
-Native English speaker required
-Prior office experience, preferably in publishing, digital media, or agency desired
-Strong communication skills
-Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through on all projects
-Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and online research methods
-Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
-German language skills a plus
-Willingness to learn, eagerness to network, and interest in publishing at large

To Apply: 
Please send your resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and earliest possible start date to: stock@newyork.gbo.org Application deadline: June 10, 2015

 

aa0ad741b9af4f46a66ea69912adfacfContracts Assistant – DK, Penguin Random House

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The DK Contracts department is looking for a detail-oriented Contracts Assistant to join the team. The Contracts Assistant provides support to DK?s Director of Contracts and works on other projects related to contracts administration.

Specifically, the Contracts Assistant:
1. Drafts agreements on pre-established templates. Communicates with editors and publishers as needed to expand on and clarify specific conditions and terms.
2. Assists Director in drafting and proofreading agreements for all imprints.
3. Assumes responsibility for Alpha WFHs, queries, reversions and compliance.
4. Using RMS (to come) administer the set-up of (CIS) Contract Information Sheets for all DK imprints; tracks and manages RMS input and contract logs.
5. Manages reversions for all imprints: coordinates research, due diligence, formal reversion letters and correspondence re contract compliance, e.g., remainders, e-rights.
6. Registers DK US titles with the Library of Congress, managing compliance with Library of Congress copy requirements and following up on queries.
7. Maintains rights reversion and contract status spreadsheets.
8. Researches titles and agreements to provide in-house departments with contract terms, e.g. rights and royalty information. Updates and maintains online and hard copy department files and archives.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience working in contracts, business, or law office a plus

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 2.23.16 PMContent Marketing/Sales – Media Planet

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We are searching for driven, motivated media professionals looking to grow within the sales and advertising arena. Applicants should be independent self-starters who set the bar high, demand results, and know how to enjoy themselves along the way. We are a company where success is recognized early and often. Our best Project Managers have gone on to manage teams and open Mediaplanet offices all across the globe.

Mediaplanet Project Managers are in charge of spearheading a cross-platform industry campaign every 2 months, releasing 5-6 campaigns per year. As a Project Manager, you are responsible for determining the editorial arc of the campaign, working with journalists, thought leaders and celebrities to create engaging, newsworthy content. Project Managers are also responsible for securing the financial sponsorship of the campaign by selling print and digital advertisements to clients within the industry. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Cisco, Visa, Disney, Verizon, Microsoft, the National Football League, and more. Celebrities and thought leaders include Bill Clinton, John Mayer, Magic Johnson, Jessica Alba, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Derek Jeter, Michelle Obama, and Matt Damon among others.
Here’s a bit about us:

Mediaplanet is the leading international publisher of independent special interest reports distributed online and in the most prestigious newspapers across the globe. We develop reports on a huge range of topics – Cardiovascular Health, Pet Wellness, Agriculture in America, Diabetes Awareness, Grilling and Tailgating, Thanking our Troops, Green Innovation, Tequila Appreciation- just to name a few.

Mediaplanet was founded in Stockholm in 2002 by two Swedish entrepreneurs, Richard Båge and Rustan Panday. Today we operate 21 offices in 16 countries on three continents, boasting around 300 dedicated and entrepreneurial employees.

Requirements: 
– Minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience (will consider recent grads with transferable skills)
– A Post Secondary degree
– Ambition and a drive to succeed
– An interest in sales
– An entrepreneurial spirit
– Willingness and desire to learn
– A winning mentality
– Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
– Strong work ethic
– Positive attitude and passion for what we’re doing as a company

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

News Roundup: Obama at Amazon

The publishing world is abuzz with news and opinions on President Obama’s trip to Amazon’s facilities in Tennessee last week. The President spoke on economic recovery, highlighting Amazon as a shining example of progress. He presented a new governmental plan that would lower taxes for large corporations like Amazon, which he thinks would spur job growth and result in the generation of more tax revenue. Read more about the particulars of the economics involved at the New York Times.

This speech comes at a particularly interesting time for Amazon. Recently, they have cut prices drastically on hardcover books, as low as $11.65 for best-selling author Dan Brown. His hardcover books could command a price three times that sum just a few years ago. Publishers believe this price cutting devalues their products, and fixes the market unfairly against independent sellers. Salon.com quotes Strand Bookstore employee Carson Moss as saying: “Our discount cannot compare to what Amazon was setting their prices at, even before they started selling their books at 60 percent off… There’s frustration that a company that hasn’t turned a profit continues to be rewarded with higher stock prices and they can make seismic shifts in this industry.”

Amazon has been gaining many advantages from the government that the average business does not have. Recently the state of Texas forgave the company $269 million in back taxes in an agreement to create new centers and jobs. Amazon will be hosting CIA data in their cloud storage system for the ripe sum of $600 million. Last but not least- The Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, made a deal with Amazon in 2012 that EXEMPTS them from corporate sales tax until 2014 in return for creating 3,500 jobs. This means, naturally, other stores are forced to charge more for products due to the taxes they have to pay.

The American Book Sellers Association criticized the President in an open letter:

 “As you’ve noted so often, small businesses are the engines of the economy. When a small business fails and closes its doors, this has a ripple effect at both a local and a national level. Jobs are lost, workers lose healthcare and seek unemployment insurance, and purchasing decreases. And while Amazon may now be boasting about the creation of jobs, any gains are elusive, and not a long-term solution. The simple fact is that Amazon’s practices are detrimental to the nation’s economy.”

Not all response has been negative. Some argue that Amazon’s practices are natural and that the ability to lower prices is what makes American capitalism competitive. To them, the pursuit of unending profit is not villainous, despite the uneven playing field on which the game is played. Regardless of what you think is fair or unfair, the relationship between Amazon and the government is unique and strong. The government is condoning their practices with the hope that jobs will be created, but there seems to be a blind eye towards the jobs and independent businesses that have been destroyed by Amazon and other online retailers. I’d be willing to bet if they had their back taxes forgiven and no corporate tax collection for roughly two years they’d still be around too. As Ann Prachett says in the Wall Street Journal, “I wish President Obama would have visited Parnassus Books on his way to the Amazon warehouse.”

 

Jobs of the Week

Travel + Leisure

Position: Project Manager
Job Type: Full time, Freelance
Location: New York City 

Travel + Leisure seeks a project manager to assist with its annual Design Awards, which acknowledges the year’s best projects in architecture, design, fashion, and technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the intake of submissions and compiling entry data into organized spreadsheets
  • Communicating with PR, fielding questions and ensuring that all entry materials are received
  • Facilitating the execution of the package in print, tablet, and web formats.

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work 5 days a week
  • Must be responsible, dependable, punctual, hard-working, extremely organized and highly motivated
  • Must be able to multitask and work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Should have knowledge of the architecture, design, art, and fashion worlds and an
    understanding of the awards.
  • Dates: August 12 to November 1, 2013

 Contact: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Katie James. This job was originally posted on Ed2010.

Sky Horse Publishing 

Position: Sales
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York City

Leading independent publisher Skyhorse Publishing is looking for a motivated, entrepreneurial-spirited Sales Manager to manage the day-to-day sales activities for established customers and to aggressively pursue new business. The Sales Manager will report to the Director of Special Sales. Among our core categories are rural living, cooking, humor & gift, health, reference and children’s. Great opportunity for growth!

Responsibilities include:

  • Increasing sales for existing accounts.
  • Proactively seeking ways to find incremental revenue through new business.
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of the Skyhorse list and the marketplace.
  • Meeting assigned revenue goals.
  • Provide editorial feedback from accounts as necessary.
  • Attend New York Now (formerly the New York International Gift Fair) and BEA. (Both are New York-based.)

Required Skills:

  • 1 – 6 years experience in a sales role.
  • Experience selling books to non-traditional markets a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a sales team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a self-starting environment.
  • Flexible, yet focused.
  • Ability to travel, if necessary. (Extensive travel is not required.)
  • Basic computer skills.

Contact:

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Skyhorse Publishing. This job was originally posted on Publisher’s Weekly.