Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.

Saddle Brook, NJ

Seeking Full-Time Associate Marketing Manager  

Mastery Education focuses on supplemental instructional and practice materials that are standards-based and customized for specific markets. Mastery Education develops products that meet the mandated standards and assessment criteria of each state and supports educators to diagnose student skill level and standards knowledge, target instruction to pinpoint student needs, and provide differentiated, adaptive practice to build skills.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
• Experience with K-12 education; preferably within the education assessment market.
• 2-5 years of marketing experience
• Superior communication skills in both written and verbal forms.
• Must have demonstrated experience with marketing campaigns
• Desire to work on a variety of projects, learn new skills, and innovate
• Experience with marketing automation systems, google analytics, and salesforce a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop marketing collateral, including sales support materials, conference graphics, research and efficacy reports, and other content marketing.
• Support social media and content marketing efforts by building, reviewing and monitoring content through various channels, insuring content matches brand point of view and voice.
• Work with marketing department on sales enablement tools such as product launch material and sales presentation and competition analysis.
• Support lead generation efforts and lead nurture campaigns by building messaging, segmenting lists, and monitoring campaign effectiveness through google analytics and leads portals.
• Support Marketing Manager in coordinating events and conferences, bringing new ideas on how to effectively promote the brand and update leads
• Monitor and updates salesforce.com data for accuracy to drive sales in target markets.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Linda Peccoralo at lpeccoralo@masteryeducation.com

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Sales & Marketing Assistant  

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

Minimum Requirements:

• 1+ years experience in book publishing, marketing, and / or publicity
• Strong attention to detail and experience communicating with high-level business partners
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and PhotoShop
• 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

Responsibilities Include:

• Marketing and publicity for select titles and authors
• Digital asset design
• Producing various sales and marketing performance reports and communicating with the necessary parties to obtain materials
• Creating PowerPoint presentations for key titles
• Executing Goodreads promotions
• Communicating promotional information with authors and fielding questions as needed
• 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, and handling any issues that arise
• 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 and providing digital copies to authors
• Processing Invoices
• Placing book orders for front and backlist as required
• Special projects for marketing, social media, and sales as needed
• Assisting with anti-piracy efforts

If you are interested in applying, please contact Alex Nicolajsen at anicolajsen@kensingtonbooks.com. Please include a cover letter with your resume.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer, Klutz, Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 96 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to “Open a World of Possible” for all children.

Minimum Requirements:

•Packaging, book cover and interior design experience preferred
•Excellent organizational and communication skills
•Superstar Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a team
•College degree or equivalent work experience
•Course work in graphic design, typography, and illustration preferred
•Passion for kids products, crafts, science, maker movement and DIY preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Work with a team of graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and packaging designers.
• Work collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
• Design packaging, book covers, and interiors for each product, ensuring the graphic treatment is aligned with the brand, appeals to the target audience and serves the content of the project.
• Organize and work multiple projects per season, delivering on time and within the established budget.
• In collaboration with the product manager, coordinate the hire of freelance illustrators and photographers.
• Work with the product manager to coordinate or oversee all aspects of photo shoots. This includes, but is not limited to, soliciting editorial input, conceiving photo set-ups, gathering props and wardrobe, selecting the best models and locations, and directing photographers to ensure that they deliver terrific, Klutz-quality images that serve the content, align with the Klutz brand, and meet editorial goals.
• Review separator and printer proofs to ensure that they are accurate and that they meet Klutz’s high quality standards. Ensure that corrections and changes are clearly communicated to the separator/printer or production liaison.
• Other responsibilities to support the product development team as assigned.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Link of the Week: 12-Year-Old Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks Gets Book Deal

Scholastic announced that they will be publishing a book by and about activist Marley Dias, the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks.

What started as a passion project fueled by the disappointment with the lack of black female protagonists in books read in classes, Dias’s mission of finding 1000 books starring black girls in children’s literature has expanded to a social movement. Having collected over 8,000 books so far with black female main characters—well beyond her initial goal of 1,000 titles—Dias continues to use her voice to gather book titles that let black girls have heroes to look up to that she couldn’t find in school books.

Scholastic shares that Dias’s book will be about how she was able to take her dream and make it into a reality, and provides tips and lessons to motivate other children into working to make their own aspirations into a reality. She is also thrilled about working with Scholastic, saying they are “the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action.”

It’s time to apply for summer internships!

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With the arrival of mid-winter, we’re hardly thinking about the summer while we shiver in our coats and wade through puddles of slush, but now is the time to start looking and applying for summer internships! Check our Internship Resources tab for links to the Big Five companies if you’re interested in internships there, or usebookjobs.com or ed2010.com for more specific searches. Hachette, Macmillan, Scholastic,  all have applications open, and Penguin Random House’s summer deadline is coming up in two days, so be sure to act quickly!

Jobs of the Week

Other Press

Type: Full Time

Position: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:

Other Press seeks a full-time Marketing Assistant. Responsibilities range from database management to writing, copyediting, and coordinating the production of promotional material, maintaining the Other Press website, and assisting with various direct marketing tasks.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Direct the trafficking of print and digital advertising, including providing copy, coordinating with design and production, managing approvals and submissions, reserving space and ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Maintain departmental databases
  • Coordinate and execute marketing mailings
  • Write and distribute reading group guides and materials
  • Design promotional materials such as posters, postcards, shelf talkers, and web banners
  • Input seasonal and title-by-title marketing plans and publicity updates into content-management systems
  • Maintain the Other Press website by updating title information and posting promotional content and news updates
  • Direct marketing assistance, including researching, compiling data, and following up with prospects
  • Assist with social media and digital marketing initiatives
  • General departmental support as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in the book industry in a marketing, publicity, or administrative capacity a plus
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must have good time management skills, with the ability to multi-task across departments, activities, and projects

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads
  • Experience with online content management systems such as WordPress
  • Proficiency with Photoshop (InDesign a plus)
  • Basic HTML knowledge a plus

View the original job posting here.

Scholastic – Corporate Conventions

Type: Full Time

Position: Corporate Conventions Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description:

  • Supports Vice President of Event Management Group with various administrative responsibilities.
  • Supports Director of Convention Services group with various duties to insure all details and logistics for conventions are handled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Manage departmental bookkeeping records for all trade shows.
  • Manage expenses for Director.
  • Process invoices, check requests and wire transfers.
  • Coordinate and track NYO ship outs for all conferences.
  • Support managers/coordinator with show logistics including ordering onsite services.
  • Order and track all product shipments for trade show displays.
  • Secure hotel accommodations and/or contracts with convention housing bureaus. Manage changes and updates to company housing lists.
  • Secure trade shows details including contracts; housing assignments, shipping and show services.
  • Work closely with department managers.
  • Maintains sub-basement inventory and facilitates conventions properties ‘loans’ to divisions.
  • Assist in proofreading and writing corporate-wide Convention show memos and various convention promotional materials.
  • Provides on site support when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Detailed-oriented with superior organizational skills and ability to handle many projects simultaneously
  • Must be an enthusiastic, high energy and well organized individual
  • Able to work under strict deadlines and in a fast paced environment
  • Reliable, independent and thorough worker
  • Ability to work effectively with various people
  • Flexible and professional demeanor under stressful situations
  • Willing to travel and able to lift heavy materials and work to physically set up some booths
  • Interest in trade show planning or event marketing industry
  • One year of corporate office experience preferred
  • Some travel required.

View the original job posting here.