New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Publicist/Publicist

The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of approximately 100 new books per year, roughly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, with areas of strength in fiction, history, biography, drama, design, and other visual media.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-5 years’ experience in book publicity
• Strong contacts across all media
• Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the digital and social media landscape
• Strong organizational abilities and superb written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute successful campaigns for a wide variety of books: literary and commercial fiction; and nonfiction in categories including history, memoir, science, sociology, politics, music, film, and art/design, among others
• Write press materials, including compelling press releases and creative, effective pitch letters
• Schedule interviews with broadcast, print, and online media, and coordinate multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Develop and maintain strong contacts across all media
• Work closely with marketing, sales, and editorial departments
• Publicize our books and authors creatively across all social media platforms

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Copyrights Associate

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+ years prior publishing experience, preferably in Copyright
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize workload & handle tight deadlines
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Familiarity with SAP is a plus
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Responsible for analysis of third-party text usage within the Company’s publications and, if necessary, obtains and/or assists with permission clearances
• Corresponds with the Copyright Office located in Washington D.C. on matters relating to copyright registrations
• Checks copyright notices and acknowledgements in the Company’s publications (prior to publication) for conformity with the terms of the author contract and third-party permission agreements
• Responsible for scanning and filing copyright registration certificates
• Maintains personal and/or departmental files
• Performs detailed research as necessary
• Works closely with other departments within the Company
• Updates the Company database with information about newly published titles as well as amending existing entries as necessary
• Works with the Director to create and implement departmental policies

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA preferred
• Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines¬
• A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
• Portfolio required
• Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
• Illustrator and design contacts a must
• Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
• Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicably, enthusiastically
• 3 years of book publishing experience

Responsibilities Include:

• Design YA and middle grade book covers and interiors from start to finish in collaboration with illustrators
• Will handle making corrections to reprints, preparing jacket mechanics, and formatting files and finishes for production
• Convert sample pages/images/spreads for ibland, ppt, catalog, trade shows, etc.
• Assist Art Director with direction of creative talent
• Help form the ABRAMS KIDS brand identify along with the Creative Director
• Ability to transcend the “design umbrella” and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales angles

If you are interested in applying, please email resume and salary requirements to jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the TITLE OF THE POSITION in the subject line.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Advertising Assistant, Poets & Writers Magazine

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Their work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture. They focus on nurturing literature’s source: creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks
• Good proofreading skills and an eye for detail
• Ability to edit following a style sheet
• Facility with InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms, a plus
• Sales and customer service experience, a plus
• Motivated to reach sales goals
• Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures, a plus
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary literature

Responsibilities Include:

• Provide customer service and process orders for all classified advertising
• Contact classified advertising prospects for each print issue and digital publication
• Coordinate proofreading of the classifieds section with freelance proofreader
• Flow classified ads into InDesign and make formatting changes
• Format, style, and post online classified ads
• Work with associate publisher to develop material to promote classified ad sales
• Work with associate publisher to research potential advertisers
• Regularly contact prospects for online job listings and administer job listings on pw.org and in the e-newsletter
• Assist with sales, design, proofreading, and production of display and online advertising
• Generate and send classified advertising invoices and assist accounting staff with the collections process
• Organize incoming payments by check for the accounting department and communicate with accounting staff about billing issues and irregularities
• Participate in meetings and other department activities
• Represent Poets & Writers at book fairs and industry events

If you are interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to: Tim O’Sullivan, Associate Publisher, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to tosullivan@pw.org. Attachments must be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf.

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.

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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.

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