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.

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.

Internship Opportunity at the Writers House

Two departments at the Writers House are looking for interns!

Read on for descriptions of the two positions: literary agent intern and subsidiary rights intern.

The Writer’s House is beginning the selection process for the autumn term (late August-December). The internship requires a 24 hour per week commitment. Beyond the administrative, organizational, and logistical duties, each intern will be tasked with reviewing submission queries, manuscripts, and composing reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.

Some of the other features of the Writers House Intern Program:

  • Tutorials – interns receive training in contracts, subsidiary rights, accounting (BAITS), and other areas.
  • Editorial Boot Camp – interns receive strategies for composing rejection letters, reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.
  • Career Counseling –  both group and one-on-one sessions.

Information for the Subsidiary Rights Intern:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

  • Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:
  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • 18-20 hours/ week for the Subsidiary Rights Intern

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to: mmejias@WritersHouse.com. Take a look at their list (www.writershouse.com) and talk about what genres (sci-fi, romance, etc.) you know/ like the best. Each intern will receive an $800 stipend upon the successful completion of the program.

Subsidiary Rights Internship

Writer’s House is seeking a Subsidiary Rights Intern. They are a literary agency based in New York City. View their call for interns below:

Subsidiary Rights is a very busy department so we are looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management. Interest in Subsidiary Rights a plus.

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • Assisting with trafficking of foreign rights contracts

Please send resumés and cover letters to Caitlin Ellis at cellis@writershouse.com.