Kingston, NY

Seeking Part-Time Production Designer

Luminary Media began documenting the organic, steady growth throughout New York’s Hudson Valley in the summer of 1993. The goal was to nourishing and support the creative and cultural life there. They support titles such as Chronogram magazine, Explore The Hudson Valley, Upstate House, and Upstater magazine.

Luminary Media has grown in the last 3 years to add a full-service creative marketing & media agency. This division conceptualizes digital content (web, video, sales & marketing collateral) as well as publishes custom print publications for multiple clients.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign and Photoshop)
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Experience using Doubleclick for Publishers, Asana, Google Apps, Mail Chimp or other email marketing platforms, and/or WordPress a plus but not required
• Web design/ HTML/ CSS a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of the advertising content of our magazines
• Assist in the creation, formatting, design, and layout of company promotional pieces and web-based banner ads

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant, Computer 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:

• Bachelors degree with at least 6 months of office experience
• 1-2 years’ experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
• Very strong Excel skills required to manage tracking projects across a portfolio of journals
• Laser focus and attention to detail; exhibiting strong orgainzational and analytical skills are a must
• Ability to set own schedule as well as team schedule and follow up on multiple projects as appropriate
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
• Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer
• Strong computer skills required in MS Word, and Excel; database and other software capabilities

Responsibilities Include:

Journals:
• 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

Books:
• Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication e.g., photocopying of manuscripts and labeling/organization book files, thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness (as well as supplying camera-ready front matter material for each manuscript, including Table of Contents and Index when needed), completion of all internal forms to be circulated with manuscripts
• Logging of outstanding permissions and solicitation of permissions from the appropriate publishers/outside authors and/or interaction with Springer authors/editors to assist in the securing of permissions
• Soliciting peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by Editor
• Preparing contract folders, arranging royalty payments for Series Editors, supporting monitoring and processing of reprints
• Under supervision of Editor, fulfilling Author/Editor needs, preparing a “before, during and after” relationship with the author
• Generating back cover copy and book marketing plans for Editor’s review and approval (in close cooperation with Editor and product management)
• Acting as liaison between Authors, production department and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production
• Maintenance of projects database for proposals, upcoming and published books
• Use Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word and Outlook, plus additional database software, including internal systems: BFlow, JFlow, etc.

General Team Support:
• Maintain large database of information about guest editors and editorial records for high-volume journals. This primarily includes data entry, but also organization of files in a transparent way for use by others on the team
• Maintenance of Sharepoint database for archive and pipeline
• Prepare materials for conferences, including assistance in PowerPoint presentations
• Coordinate ongoing production, marketing, special sales, HR, conference, and other internal departments deadlines, keep track of them, and broadcast to group
• Perform related duties as required

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please submit your application by July 15, 2017.

New York, NY

Seeking Freelance Production Designer

The Experiment is an independent book publisher, launched in 2009, focused on a wide range of nonfiction—much of it practical—including food (and how to grow, cook, and enjoy it), health and fitness, psychology and personal development, parenting, relationships, sexuality, science, and nature. They’re called The Experiment because every book is a test of new ideas—and because they’re motivated by the curiosity and wonder of the unknown that drive every scientific experiment. Their books enlighten, empower, and entertain readers with new or freshly presented ideas, stories, and practices. Their scale is intimate, our books far-reaching.

Minimum Requirements:

• In-depth knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and font management software
• Must know how to set up master pages in InDesign
• Must know how to create style sheets in InDesign (Paragraph, Nested, Character, and Object)
• Must have advanced knowledge of, and a passion for typography (You should know what H&Js are, as well as orphans and widows.)
• Must know proofreader marks
• Must know how to properly prepare mechanicals to go to press
• Must have excellent layout skills
• Must be attentive to detail
• Must be a problem-solver
• Have the ability to take direction from the art director
• Have the ability to work autonomously
• Be easy-going and communicative
• Have excellent written and verbal skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Typesetting
• Text corrections
• Flight-checking
• The design of marketing materials (print + digital), galleys and back covers
• Reworking existing designs for co-editions
• Photo research
• Securing image rights

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Smith at sarah.smith@theexperimentpublishing.com.

Boston, MA

Seeking Full-Time Sales Representative

For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats, from hardcovers and paperbacks to e-books and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O’Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series; The American Heritage and Webster’s New World dictionaries; Betty Crocker, Better Homes and Gardens, How to Cook Everything, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express.

Minimum Requirements:

• Actively present, maintain, sell and service all HMH Trade titles to selected accounts in the educational reseller channel
• Will prospect for, and open, any new accounts in this channel
• Serve as the internal Sales contact for K12 sales representatives to facilitate K12 customer interest in trade product offerings
• Work with HMH publishers, marketing, publicity, inventory and sales to position existing and future titles and projects at these accounts
• Work closely with marketing staff both internally at HMH and externally at the customer level
• Develop successful relationships within the accounts
• Communicate account information, business trends, and new opportunities-publishing or otherwise-as they relate to appropriate HMH imprints or departments
• Provide regular and weekly forecasting on frontlist titles (and backlist titles where required)
• Participate in meetings throughout the HMH publishing process

Responsibilities Include:

• Must have excellent title presentation skills
• The ability to manage complex account technology successfully to respond appropriately and accurately to account needs and schedules
• Must have an understanding of educational market roles, needs and goals, and publishing functions and roles
• The ability to meet deadlines, schedule workloads, make high level presentations to large groups, and to communicate concisely and accurately

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Executive Assistant to Company Owner

Fletcher & Company was co-founded by Christy Fletcher in 2003, when she and a former business partner left positions as vice presidents at Carlisle & Co to set up their own company. In 2008, Christy Fletcher became sole owner of Fletcher & Co. and the agency expanded into management and production.

Today, Fletcher & Co. is a full-service literary management and production company dedicated to writers of upmarket non-fiction as well as commercial and literary fiction.

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidate is extremely organized
• Excellent multi-tasker
• Able to manage and prioritize tasks with grace and good humor
• Should also be creative and engaged with the world outside of publishing
• Ability to manage relationships and work well with others (in writing, in person, by phone) is crucial
• Candidates should have 1-2 years full-time paid assistant (non-intern unless full-time) experience in publishing, film/tv, media, or in a related field

Responsibilities Include:

• Managing the calendar (scheduling appointments and reservations)
• Answering incoming calls
• Maintaining a database
• Tracking and processing contracts and payments
• Generally facilitating the day-to-day flow of the office I
• Provides project management support for a broad range of clients and projects, corresponding directly with writers, editors, studio executives and their assistants
• Expected to read, provide coverage with editorial feedback, track and evaluate incoming submissions, as well as client work and writing samples (proposals, works-in-progress, scripts, articles, etc.)

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume with a detailed cover letter to Veronica Goldstein at veronica@fletcherandco.com. The cover letter should explain how your experience is relevant to the position.

San Francisco, CA

Seeking Full-Time Production Designer

Founded in 1984, Weldon Owen US is a high-quality, nonfiction, adult book publisher specializing in producing innovative, richly illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of food and drink, sports and fitness, popular science, craft and design, and popular culture for the global market, delivering approximately 100 books a year. It illustrates great ideas, break down complex skills so anyone can learn them, and entertain and inspire along the way a wide range of readers’ passions, be they practical, creative, adventurous, or all-out fun.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to juggle multiple large and small design and administrative aspects of long-term projects, efficiently tracking progress, negotiating evolving deadlines, and maintaining up-to-date schedules
• Eagle eye for consistency, understanding of print production processes, and ability to trouble-shoot files and mark up proofs for color correction
• A strong knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is essential. A working understanding of Word, Excel, and other standard applications is also useful
• Comfortable working in files or delegating such work to interns and outside freelancers
• Happy to work with a variety of personality types and can respond constructively to feedback from team members, authors, clients, and sales teams
• Can meeting creative challenges head on and finding innovative solutions to budget or time constraints
• Good sense of typography and layout, and an eye for beautiful imagery.
• Experience developing multi-page editorial content for magazines and/or books, and is curious and interested in food & drink trends and topics
• Enjoys the production involved in creating beautiful books, and is consistently able to improve and push projects forward despite challenging deadlines and client needs

Responsibilities Include:

• Helping to guide the majority of our 100+ book titles per year through to completion
• Working with publishers, editors, designers and production team to maintain schedules, trouble-shooting and renegotiating deadlines as needed to ensure final product deliveries meet overall internal and external needs
• Routing files through production cycles, trafficking files through approval rounds internally and externally and providing final assets for internal and external use
• Providing technical assistance to design team, reviewing final files and is responsible for making sure files are routed to printer
• Managing all pre-press checks and preparing ozalids, creating CTP pdfs and transferring files to printer
• Maintaining top standards for files, printed product, and archives
• Working with freelancers to make sure they properly set up and supply files, adjusting and correcting files in house as necessary
• Working with production department to ensures all specifications are being adhered to
• Organizing reprint corrections with production, design & editorial teams
• Ensuring that ISBN and pricing and logos used are correct and in line with our standards
• Providing design services and overall support for art directors and creative director
• Creating various marketing and promotional materials including print, online, signage for company and specific book titles as well as our marketing catalogs
• Reworking designs to accommodate unexpected shortfalls or overages in content
• Conducting photo research
• Helping Art Directors prepare mood boards to commission illustration and photography
• Reworking existing designs for co-editions
• Helping to manage design interns
• Managing external hard drives for the design teams

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please include your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d also 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 and they’ll view it.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

Established in 1933, the Crown imprint is a leading publisher of bestselling fiction and critically acclaimed narrative nonfiction in categories that include biography and memoir, history, science, politics, and current events.

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidate is creative, organized, process-oriented, passionate about publishing
• Has 1-2 years design experience
• Passion and expertise for Typography and Design
• Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Print production knowledge and skills
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently to meet deadlines
• Collaborative spirit and positive attitude when working with internal and external partners
• Ability to think creatively to be an effective problem solver

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating original covers, illustrations and photo research.
• Designing mechanicals, trafficking work, and preparing and delivering files for print
• Work closely with the Art Director

If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please include a link to your portfolio.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editor—Interior Design, Gardening & Lifestyle

The Monacelli Press is a leading publisher of illustrated books in fine art, design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, gardening, lifestyle, graphic design, photography, artisanal crafts, art instruction, and photography technique.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least 3-5 years of editorial and acquisitions experience within the publishing industry, preferably with illustrated books
• Excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment, ability to balance multiple projects, sense of humor
• Proven experience in acquiring and publishing multiple high-quality, profitable, and critically viable projects
• Ability to conceptualize ideas, acquire books, and work with authors at a fast pace
• Established relationships with agents, industry colleagues, and design professionals
• Great negotiation skills
• Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills
• A proven track record of turning ideas into books
• Comfortable in a small company setting where you may need to perform duties outside of your job description, and where collaborative work is the norm
• Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to multi-task across departments, activities, and projects
• Must be highly disciplined, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and well organized with superior ability to manage time, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Strong understanding and awareness of general marketplace and relevant market segments within industry
• Keen proofreading skills
• Proven editorial skills in shaping excellent written text
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), graphics programs (InDesign, Photoshop)

Responsibilities Include:

• Acquire, develop, and edit titles with critical and commercial potential within the assigned categories (lifestyle, interior design, home decor, gardening)
• Obtain production quotes, run profit and loss statements, prepare acquisitions materials
• Work directly and negotiate contracts with authors and agents as well as with book packagers and publishers on coeditions
• Shepherd manuscripts through the design, editorial production, and production process from concept to bound book
• Work with the marketing and publicity department to develop marketing and promotional plans
• Write fact sheets, jacket, and catalog copy
• Present titles at various sales meetings
• Effectively and sensitively communicate and maintain productive relationships with high-level experts and authors
• Extensively research the subject areas, current trends, and the competition

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@monacellipress.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Coordinator

The Experiment, operated by its founder-proprietors, has been publishing books since September 2009. They publish a wide range of practical and narrative nonfiction, mainly for adults but also occasionally for kids, across a spectrum of subjects, from eating healthfully (for oneself and the planet), parenting, relationships, creativity, fitness, psychology, and personal development, to popular science, math and logic (including puzzle books), memoir and biography, and history. They are a collegial, extremely hard-working crew with offices near Gramercy Park in Manhattan.

Minimum Requirements:

• Highly detail oriented
• Unceasing initiative-taker and problem solver
• Happy to work both independently and collaboratively
• Should have superior organizational skills with a strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, and adhere to schedules and deadlines
• Must have knowledge of or experience with ebook production and a comfort with databases and spreadsheets
• Familiarity and/or experience in any of the following is preferred: Sigil (or similar such as FlightDeck), epubcheck, KindleGen, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS/HTML/RegEx, and Excel
• Experience with Firebrand, or other title management system, is a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Routing ebook files through our conversion house
• Performing QA checks and remedying issues
• Occasionally creating simple ebooks in-house
• Ensuring that critical deadlines are met
• Compile, enter, update, and maintain all metadata in our title management system (Firebrand) and on our website (WordPress)
• Monitoring retailer sites to ensure they are displaying correct content, creating tip-sheets, coordinating with all departments to ensure you have timely and correct information, and independently resolving day-to-day issues

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@theexperimentpublishing.com.

Internship Opportunity

The ExperimentCompany: The Experiment
Location: New York, NY
Length of Internship: Spring 2015: January through May, depending on availability
Requirements: Prospective interns must have completed their sophomore year in college and be currently eligible for college credit for the internship. Highly desirable requirements are outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas that The Experiment publishes, is preferred. Previous office experience is preferred but not mandatory. Curiosity and an inclination and ability to ask questions are essential, as is discretion.
Application Due Date: We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2015 internship on a rolling basis.
Payment: The internship may be done for pay or for school credit.
What We Are Looking For: Two to three interns (per semester or season) motivated by the opportunity to learn about the book publishing business from the unique perspective of an independent trade publishing company. Candidates for our internship positions are asked to commit to two to three days a week over the course of the semester.

Our publishing internship is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of both print and digital book publishing in a small, friendly environment. Our interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop skills researching and evaluating possible acquisitions; writing clear, effective copy, including press materials and blog posts; proofreading a variety of materials; maintaining websites and social media; contributing to author/book publicity and marketing campaigns; as well as helping with periodic mailings and various administrative tasks.

Work hours are flexible between 9:30 and 6:30, Monday through Friday.

What We Offer: A hospitable, low-stress work environment. A great opportunity to gain hands-on publishing experience and contacts in the book publishing industry as well as an in-depth understanding of the publishing process, from a unique perspective.
How To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume (as attachments, not in the body of the email) and at least one reference (with a phone number) to intern@theexperimentpublishing.com. Your cover letter may be addressed to Molly Cavanaugh and Sarah Schneider (or “Internship Coordinators”) and should briefly describe your skills and interests, what you hope to gain from the internship, the days of the week you’re available to intern, and your preferred start and end dates.

Appropriate candidates will be called for an interview. Applications submitted without a cover letter/e-mail will not be considered. Due to high application volume, only appropriate candidates will be contacted.