Jobs of the Week

Rosen Publishing: Editorial Assistant

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

Rosen Publishing is an independent educational publishing house that serves the needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials. They are seeking qualified, detail-oriented, and highly organized candidates for their Editorial Assistant position.

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New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

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

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

Link of the Week: Unbound

Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher that gives people the tools, support and freedom to bring their ideas to life.

According to a Huffington Post article, 3 Ways Indie Authors Can Use Social Media to Attract Readers, Unbound is a lesser known crowdfunding site specifically designed to support independent authors by gathering resources to publish a manuscript.

Described as a “team of writers, designers, publishers and producers working together in a converted warehouse in central London,” the people at Unbound say that, “Half of us spend our time finding, commissioning and making our books. The other half builds Unbound and looks after our community.” The ‘community’ at Unbound have “pledged over £3 million to Unbound projects to fund everything from an anthology on race and identity in contemporary Britain to a compilation of terrible old video games you’ve probably never heard of.”

Crowdfunding, like with that of Unbound is what the Huffington Post describes as one of three ways to use Social Media to attract readers. Unbound will fund the book, publish it, launch it with promotion and all the while, keep the author well informed on the status of the book throughout the process.

Amarillo, TX

Seeking Full-Time Sales Representative

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proven sales experience with strong background in trade publishing, with at least 3 years experience
• Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented
• Effective communication skills (oral & written), good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills in all aspects of business
• Comfortable with regular car/air travel
• Strong proficiency in general Computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Word & Excel. Experience with databases
• Ability to work and communicate with clients and successfully manage client relationships
• Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed.
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
• Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit

Responsibilities Include:

• Sell frontlist, backlist, promotions and more to (primarily) independent bookstore accounts, small jobber accounts and some specialty accounts
• Manage relationships with established accounts, and develop new accounts
• Generate regular feedback on titles, promotions, and sales
• Maintain current and accurate client profiles, including purchase history, using databases
• Respond to inquiries from both publisher and account contacts
• Maintain co-op programs and ensure management of the Marketing Plan

If you are interested in this position, please apply through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Website & Social Media Digital Designer – Random House Children’s Books, Teen Category

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:

• 3-5 years of digital/social media design experience
• Expert level skills utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office programs
• Passionate about the digital space and always keeping on industry trends
• Excellent creative thinking, graphic design, and typography skills
• An eye for detail and an integrated brand aesthetic
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and also independently
• Ability to work in a wide range of styles and experience with a variety of graphic design techniques
• Initiative and willingness to take on new challenges and learn new skills
• Ability to multi-task various assignments, prioritize workload, and take responsibility for deadlines
• BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job
• Must have a strong web/digital portfolio to present upon interview

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop ideas that are strategic, innovative, and provide an optimal user experience
• Translate marketing and business objectives into digital designs that are compelling
• Design and create assets for social media platforms including static and animated graphics, headers, badges, etc.
• Design web-based marketing materials such as infographics, blog posts, web banners, etc.
• Create and manage brand style guide and act as an ambassador within the company for the brand guidelines
• Maintain a solid knowledge of competitive market and stay current on design trends
• Produce, edit, alter, and deliver designs on time and to specification
• Assist team in the development of content and brand ideas
• Partner with freelancers, copywriters, and developers on projects as needed
• Contribute strategically to the long-term vision of the company’s digital work

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

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; Flatiron Books; Macmillan Audio; and Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines
• Willingness to read (a lot) and contribute to the flow of ideas
• Healthy curiosity about innovations in our field and in related fields
• Knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Minimum of 3 years book experience.
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Design picture book and non-fiction interiors and jackets
• Work closely with creative director and editors
• Organization of their work for the accessibility of other departments
• Participation in production meetings, jacket meetings, and larger group creative discussions
• Preparation of files for the printer, and approval of all manner of proofs
related to their titles

If you are interested in applying, please follow this link.

100px-bantam_logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate/Coordinator, Ballantine Bantam Dell

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

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• 2-3 years book publishing background
• Introduction to key marketing concepts such as social media and email marketing, as well as traditional book marketing skills
• Strategic and creative thinking with a desire to develop new initiatives to engage readers
• Excellent communication and organization skills
• Photoshop, Adobe, basic HTML skills a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Deputy Director of Marketing in developing wide-scale, strategic marketing campaigns for bestselling brand authors
• Coordinate and oversee title-specific campaigns including digital outreach, author platform building, and audience development
• Work closely with Creative Services on advertising strategy and execution
• Contribute content to e-newsletters, websites and social networking vehicles used to promote assigned titles/authors
• Update sales force, publishing office, publicity and editorial on campaigns (including performance metrics and key takeaways) and related news
• Perform general administrative duties

If you are interested in applying, click here.

princeton

Hudson, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist

Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture for the past 35 years. The Press has since added growing and dynamic programs in both children’s books and Paper + Goods (stationery and gift). Featuring a backlist of nearly 1,000 titles, the company’s books are acclaimed for their strong and unique, sometimes eccentric, editorial vision, unrivaled design sensibility, and high production values.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years experience in publicity or marketing. Book publishing experience preferred.
• Creative and enthusiastic in pitching books and authors.
• Proven ability to generate successful publicity plans
• Motivated self-starter; ability to take initiative in shepherding projects.
• Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Poise and confidence in communicating with authors and media.
• Excellent media contacts.
• Proficiency with CisionPoint and Microsoft Office.
• Experience with InDesign a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute creative, successful publicity plans for 10-20 books per season in the fields of art, architecture, graphic design, photography, and visual culture. Write press releases and targeted pitch letters. Persuasively pitch books and authors to the media, targeting both subject-area media and major, national general-interest media. Coordinate sending of review copies. Facilitate reviews, excerpts, author interviews, and features. Schedule author events and publicize events to local media.
• Collaborate with authors on marketing and publicity plans. Work with authors on creation of book trailers as appropriate. Work with authors on their social media presence as needed.
• Research media and build and maintain excellent relationships with media contacts. Periodically meet with key media.
• Assist in creating marketing partnerships and marketing campaigns as appropriate.
• Pitch holiday gift guides.
• Submit books for awards.
• Keep authors, in-house staff, and our distributors updated on publicity activities.
• Represent the publicity department in meetings as needed.
• Contribute to PAP’s e-newsletters, blog, and social media.
• Help manage and maintain media contact lists and review database.
• Participate in acquisitions discussions.
• Work trade shows and book fairs, including BookExpo, New York Art Book Fair, etc. Attend author events and book launch parties.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Lia Hunt at lia@papress.com.

catapult-logo-lined-300x89New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Social Media Editor and Publicity Assistant

About Catapult

Catapult is an innovative publisher that publishes books of the highest literary caliber, offers classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing. Catapult is led editorially by Pat Strachan, who has edited writers such as Marilynne Robinson, Tom Wolfe, Seamus Heaney, John McPhee, Edna O’Brien, Lydia Davis, Padgett Powell, Grace Paley, and Jamaica Kincaid.

Catapult’s books have been praised in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, and other media. Our second title, Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea, was named one of the 20 best books of 2015 by Amazon. The essays and stories published in Catapult’s online magazine, edited by Yuka Igarashi, have been selected by Jonathan Franzen for Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, Buzzfeed, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.

About Counterpoint

Counterpoint Press, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2015, is an author-driven literary publishing company that publishes fiction, poetry, and short stories. Nonfiction titles are focused on current affairs and politics, music, history, memoir, biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s notable authors include iconic writers such as Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, James Salter, Evan S. Connell, Janet Frame, Mary Robison, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Lionel Shriver and M. F. K. Fisher. The company has published many newer literary voices including Karen Bender, Tod Goldberg, Natashia Deon, Abby Geni, Elizabeth Rosner, Susan Sherman, Dana Johnson and Lauret Savoy. In 2015 Karen Bender received a National Book Award nomination in Fiction for her collection Refund. In 2016 Wendell Berry received the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Soft Skull Press has published its cutting-edge mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction for over twenty years. Focus ranges from fiction, short stories, graphic novels, and plays to memoir, politics, current affairs, and countercultural titles. Notable authors include Tim Wise, Scarlett Thomas, Joshua Mohr, John Jodzio, Tara Ison, Michael Muhammad Knight, Andrea Portes, Kim Addonzio, Lydia Cacho, Alain Mabanckou, Richard Hell, and playwright Rajiv Joseph. Key backlist authors include Noam Chomsky, Maggie Nelson, Lydia Millet, and Douglas Rushkoff.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have an engaging writing voice
• Wide knowledge of contemporary authors, the publishing industry, literary fiction, non-fiction, and the literary world – including international writers.
• A canny understanding of what works on social media is required.
• A sense of humor and concision is helpful.
• Must be able to create simple but aesthetically appealing images on the fly, using an image-editing/typesetting program such as Canva or InDesign.

Responsibilities Include:

• This position will be part of our publicity team and will have some publicity-related duties, such as managing press mailings and promotion and support for events.
• We will provide you with a test that includes sample posts, and give interviews to the top few candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

publishers lunchBronxville, NY

Seeking Part-Time Publishers Lunch Reporter/News Editor

Publishers Lunch is the industry’s “daily essential read,” now shared with more than 40,000 publishing people every day. Each report gathers together stories from all over the web and print of interest to the professional trade book community, along with original reporting, plus a little perspective and the occasional wisecrack added in.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong reporting background/interest, or strong writing skills
• Broad digital skills
• Knowledge of the trade book publishing, or least passion for books, authors and publishing

Responsibilities Include:

• Aggregate stories of interest, and write and report stories daily for Publishers Lunch, working in close conjunction with the founder
• Produce and process newsletter itself on deadline (means working with WordPress, online mail ASP, HTML templates, etc. — we’ll train you in all of our particular systems)
• Create additional special content: Particularly our broader surveys of upcoming titles of notes; can also include developing your own coverage area and working longer lead-time stories; expanding our social media interaction; or working on other new initiatives.

If you are interested in applying send an embedded (not attached) cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for Lunch, along with a resume and links to your favorite writing clips (no more than three) to applicant@publishersmarketplace.com.

gimletBrooklyn, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor

Gimlet Media is the premier digital media company focused on producing high quality narrative audio.  You can hear the full Gimlet story in StartUp Season 1, our first podcast which documents the founding of the company. Besides StartUp, Gimlet currently produces the category-leading shows Reply All and Mystery Show.  In 2015, we were named one of the top 10 most innovative media companies in the world by Fast Company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years editing top-shelf narrative – in radio, film, magazine journalism, etc.
• 5+ years reporting, writing, or producing a quality, story-driven product
• Journalism experience a plus
• Exceptional writing and verbal skills
• Love for podcasts
• Stubborn dedication to making things excellent

Responsibilities Include:

• Lead editorial process from pitch to publication for several Gimlet titles
• Support host(s) in editorial selection, writing and story structure
• Coach producers in their professional development
• Work with senior editor to support the entire Gimlet editorial process as needed
• Identify and cultivate potential talent
• Help source and/or report stories as necessary

If you are interested in applying, click here and please include links to 3 work samples where you faced story problems and solved them in satisfying ways.