Jobs of the Week

Simon & Schuster: Publishing Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level, prior experience preferred

Simon & Schuster, part of CBS Corporation, is one of the “Big 5” publishers. Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster has grown to have a number of successful imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Touchstone Books, Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press, Howard Books, and North Star Way.

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Macmillan Education: Sales Associate (Palgrave Higher Education)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 1–3 years

Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging, and flexible formats to support students, teachers, and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for school curricula around the world while Palgrave Higher Education develops and distributes textbooks, ebooks, and interactive e-learning resources for university-level students. Continue reading “Jobs of the Week”

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.

Job Alert! Children’s Managing Editorial/Reprints Assistant at Simon and Schuster

Seeking a Full-Time Children’s Managing Editorial/Reprints Assistant

New York, NY

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.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong computer skills needed
• Good communication skills are necessary
• Interest in children’s book publishing
• College degree preferred.

Responsibilities Include:

• Responsible for tracking reprints and reprint corrections for the 11 children’s imprints
• Daily interaction with editorial, design, production, and supply chain departments
• Strong copyediting, proofreading, and organizational skills are needed to ensure that an average of 40 reprint titles per week are accurately tracked and reprinted.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

overlookNew York, NY

Seeking Full-time Associate Editor/Editor

The Overlook Press, a Soho NYC-based independent publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Associate Editor/Editor (title based on experience) to join our growing team.

Minimum Requirements:

• The ideal candidate will have the energy and drive to acquire and publish an interesting range of titles
• Minimum of 3-6 years’ editorial experience in trade publishing, in both fiction and non-fiction.
• Solid organizational and follow-though skills
• Line-editing talent
• Excellent writing skills
• Wide-ranging agent contacts
• Sense of the marketplace

Responsibilities Include:

• Acquiring across several of the company’s categories, including literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction in such areas as history and current affairs, biography, memoir, popular science/social sciences, and film/pop culture
• Developing original ideas for books
• Shepherding hardcover and paperback titles though the publication process
• Liaising with in-house sales, marketing, publicity, production, and art departments

If you are interested in applying, send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (salary commensurate with experience) to humanresources@overlookny.com

hachette_book_logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Production Designer

Hachette Book Group seeks a Digital Designer to help design and compose HBG’s fiction & non-fiction titles (1C and Non-Illustrated). The role requires apprenticing with customized web-based tools that utilize XHTML and CSS to render PDF and EPUB files. Previous InDesign composition experience is required, along with a working knowledge of XHTML and CSS. Composition knowledge will be required to solve page errors, such as fixing hyphenation, widows and orphans, or more complicated problems with tables, footnotes, and indexes. Candidates should have experience coordinating production on trade print titles as well as experience with creating EPUB files ready for retail.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book design & composition experience (trade book publishing experience preferred)
• Familiarity with proofreader’s marks and editorial conventions
• Knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and editor tools such as BBEdit or similar
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and InDesign
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, including styling and macro routines

Responsibilities Include:

• Scheduling title production across multiple publishers and imprints
• Designing original layouts
• Directly editing XHTML and CSS files
• Composing and correcting both print pages and ebooks as instructed
• Converting, cropping, and adjusting artwork files for print and ebooks
• Validating and delivering files to print and ebook supply chains.

If you are interested in applying, click here!

1280px-springer-svgNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Editor, Operations Research and Management Science

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Minimum Requirements:

• College background required, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
• Minimum 2 years experience in related editorial and/or research capacity
• Must be well-organized and attentive-to-detail
• Knowledge of Word and Excel required
• Willing to undertake training in database management systems

Responsibilities Include:

1. JOURNALS

• Provides editorial support for approximately 20 subscription and Open Access journals, including regular correspondence with journal editors and editorial board members; internal liaison with production, JEO, accounting, customer service, marketing, and other departments; preparation of contracts and agreements; response to customer and contributor inquiries; monitoring publication schedules and page budgets;
supporting submission to indexing and abstracting services; assisting in preparation of marketing materials; conducting usage data analysis and competitive research; preparing journal performance reports; and
maintaining and updating information for the publisher’s database and web site. Also assists in research and preparation of materials for acquisition and development of new journals.

2. BOOKS/EBOOKS

• Manages editorial relationships with editors and authors of selected book series and standalone titles; may include acquisition of new titles (including solicitation of peer reviews, preparation of proposals for internal evaluation, preparation of contracts and agreements, and negotiation of terms and schedules), in consultation with the Editors and Editorial Director.
•Develops publication of selected revised editions, including review and evaluation of requests from authors/editors and research of backlist to identify prospects.

3. GENERAL SUPPORT OF PUBLISHING SEGMENT

• Conducts regular correspondence with book authors and editors, including administrative support, response to inquiries and requests, and advising on all aspects of publication, before, during, and after publication.
• Serves as liaison with colleagues in production, accounting, customer service, marketing and sales departments (in multiple Springer locations).
• Maintains and updates information for the publisher’s database and web site; monitors accuracy of title information for use in marketing and sales materials; maintains data and information for Publishing Segment status reports.
• Advises book authors on manuscript formatting and presentation specifications; prepares incoming manuscripts for transmittal to production, including thorough review of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness, apprising authors/editors of necessary revisions and corrections, preparation of front matter, and completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally; reviews and circulates cover proofs
for approval.
• As needed, solicits peer reviews for proposals and signed projects, and solicits endorsement quotes on behalf of authors/editors.
• Prepares contracts and agreements, along with supporting documentation for routing; arranges for payment of stipends, honoraria, advances, and other fees and disbursements.
• Drafts and edits descriptive copy; assists in preparation of catalogs, flyers, and other marketing/promotion materials; provides support for conferences and other events.
• May attend conferences/exhibits and/or campus visits.

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PhaidonNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, and travel, and illustrated books for children. We currently have a fantastic opening for a talented individual to join the editorial team based in New York.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Prior internship or 1–2 years publishing and/or office experience.
• Self-directed and independent with the ability to follow through consistently on assignments.
• Good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
• Excellent grammar, spelling, communication, and writing skills. Copyediting/proofreading experience preferred.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases. Knowledge of InDesign would be an advantage.
• Demonstrated interest in art, photography, fashion, and culture.

Responsibilities Include:

• Communicate with authors, photographers, artists, and agents.
• Liaise with other departments and colleagues in the New York and London offices and elsewhere (design, production, sales, marketing, publicity, contracts, and accounting) to relay messages, follow-up on requests for information, and in general, anticipate when to proactively act on messages.
• Create fact sheets, catalogue copy, budget drafts, and cover copy.
• Organize and label artwork and digital files.
• Light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections.
• Read and evaluate manuscripts or drafts and write reader’s reports. Create and send standard letters/acknowledgements – e.g. proposal rejections/freelance applications.
• Organize Publisher’s calendar as necessary. Make travel arrangements, set up meetings, and book meeting rooms.
• Answer phones, e-mail, photocopy, mail material, file correspondence, log invoices, process expenses, and handle general editorial tasks as needed.

To apply, please send your full CV, with a cover letter to Deborah Aaronson, to Careers@phaidon.com to arrive by October 31st.

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New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Book Cover Designer

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:

• Previous experience in book cover design is required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Designing the full jacket and prepping the mechanical for production.
• Creates about 30-40 original cover designs per year and brings an advanced level of skill set necessary to creating original and interesting designs.
• Candidates should have an understanding of the market place
• Versatile usage of photography and illustration,
• Advance usage of typography and fonts,
• Mature color sensibility,
• Flexible and explorative design sensibility.
• The designer is able to work on their own and/or in collaboration with the art director.

If you are interested in applying, Click here!