trident
New York, NY 10010

Seeking a Full-Time Executive Assistant to Chairman/Literary Agent

Trident Media Group is a literary agency and management company founded by Robert Gottlieb and Dan Strone. Trident represents such major clients as Catherine Coulter, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Deepak Chopra, Michael Ondaatje, Russell Banks, Marilynne Robinson, the Dune Estate, and many other New York Times best-selling authors.

In 2002, Trident Media Group merged with the Ellen Levine Literary Agency to further broaden its list. Trident Media Group currently employs over a dozen literary agents who represent authors across the spectrum of literary fiction, commercial and genre fiction, and non-fiction of all types.

Trident E-Book Operations is a full-service department that provides hands-on publishing assistance to authors who choose to explore self-publishing opportunities for their frontlist and/or backlist titles.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 1-2 years experience at an agency or in book publishing
• Must be independent and self-directed in handling projects
• Excellent people and communication skills
• Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
• Extremely professional and articulate
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Knowledge of BAITS software a plus
• Social media skills a plus
•Former experience assisting high-level executive a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading manuscripts and providing editorial feedback
• Answering and placing telephone calls
• Taking dictation and drafting correspondence
• Generating expense reports
• Scheduling meetings
• Coordinating travel itineraries
• Creating weekly staff meeting reports
• Tracking and routing checks and contracts
• Tracking manuscripts and their delivery dates
• Corresponding with clients via email and phone
• Attendance and note taking for various staff meetings
• Updating the company website
• Providing updates for the Foreign Rights Guide

Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

If you are  interested in applying please contact Mary-Rhea Potenciano at mpotenciano@tridentmediagroup.com. Due a large volume of applications, only the most qualified will be asked to interview. Please submit a cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

lee_and_low

95 Madison Avenue, Suite 1205
New York, NY 10016

Seeking a Full-Time Junior designer/ Production Assistant

The position offers the opportunity to work in the collegial environment of a small, independent publishing company and to contribute to Lee & Low’s mission of publishing diverse books about everyone and for everyone. Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have 1-2 years experience working with book (preferably illustrated, children’s) design
• Strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are required
• Must have the ability to work independently, take initiative, and multitask on a daily basis.
•Must  be detail oriented, organized, and able to meet short- and long-term schedules.

Responsibilities Include:

• Preparing new paperback editions for Spring and Fall lists for all imprints, plus any special editions that arise
• Preparing and processing all backlist reprints for all imprints
• Checking proofs and blues
• Maintaining electronic and paper reprint files, including reprint library
• Maintaining printer archive files for for all company imprints; check and provide files as necessary for foreign rights and subrights consideration and sales
• Creating new book PDFs for website and e-book conversions
• Implementing design of Teacher’s Guides from final manuscripts
• Create marketing materials such as ads, postcards, and conference signing posters
• Liaison with editorial and marketing for advance materials orders and schedules for new books; submit information to manufacturing and monitor delivery
• Monitor manufacturing schedules and liaison with manufacturing on tracking all titles in production (new titles and reprints)

If you are interested in applying, email a resume, cover letter, and relevant links to: careers@leeandlow.com with subject line: junior designer.

taylor and francisNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Rights Coordinator

Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa company is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum Requirements:

• College degree or equivalent work experience required
• Publishing experience required and international publishing experience a plus
• Subsidiary rights experience preferred; ideally, experience negotiating contracts
• Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently within a busy international organization
• Excellent computer skills (MS Office, especially Word/Excel/Outlook)
• Database entry experience a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; foreign language skills are welcome but not essential
• The ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders

Responsibilities Include:

• Increase rights revenue for specific product lines by defining and implementing a sales strategy, forecasting growth, setting and meeting sales targets, and overall improving rights revenue and profitability
• Build strong working relationships with international publishers, agents, and relevant local T&F offices and departments across the business to enable smooth work flow processes
• Working with Editorial, develop excellent product knowledge of Garland and Medical titles; prepare collateral to effectively market rights for these lists; promote, license and negotiate, and close deals for rights licensing
• Analyze and report on ights sales and trends in the subject areas covered, maintaining an awareness of competitor activity and providing relevant feedback to the Rights Manager, rights team, and the wider business.
• Represent the company externally at book fairs as appropriate
• Update the rights management database accurately, manage renewals, chase overdue payments, and monitor publication dates of foreign language editions
• Work on ad hoc projects as required and provide support for rights team as needed for long term and ongoing projects including archiving rights contracts, integration of new rights acquisitions, and preparation for workshops and presentations to raise profile of rights sales function across the business.

Apply here: http://www.jobs.net/j/JFLjiGjq?idpartenaire=14745

Jobs of the Week: Bloomsbury, Viking, and Trident Media Group

 

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BloomsburyEditorial Freelancer – Bloomsbury Publishing

Type: Part-time, $12 hourly

Description: 
Bloomsbury Publishing is seeking an editorial freelancer to help with adult special interest books, which cover a range of specialized topics within the nautical, sports, and natural history subject areas.

Primarily, you will create copy and sales materials for special interest titles, manage the data for these titles in our system, and liaise with our UK colleagues in these efforts. You may be asked occasionally to help with administrative editorial duties, but that will account for no more 10% of your time. You’ll be invited to read and provide feedback on submissions, and to attend editorial meetings.

This is a part time, contract position of 30-35 hours/week. The pay is $12/hour. We do not expect freelancers to stay in this position for long, but it’s a great way to build your resume and make a little money while you’re searching for full time, salaried work.

Requirements: 
We are looking for candidates with strong writing and grammar skills, knowledge of the marketplace, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work efficiently and independently.

To Apply: 

Please e-mail a short cover letter and a resume (with references) to Lea Beresford at lea.beresford@bloomsbury.com with the subject line “Adult Editorial Freelancer.” While we appreciate every application we receive, we will only contact individuals we are considering for the position.

 

 

 

VikingBooksEditorial Assistant – Viking

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House in our Viking imprint! Reporting directly to the President and Publisher, the Assistant will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Viking Editorial. Viking has a rich history of both fiction and non-fiction, and is home to incredible authors including: Geraldine Brooks, Lynne Chenney, Lev Grossman, Deborah Harkness, Sue Monk Kidd, Terry McMillan, Nathanial Philbrick, and many more.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support to the supervisor, such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing, handling mail, making copies, etc.
2. Assisting in writing and routing copy.
3. Preparing paperwork for the team, including contract information sheets, profit and loss statements, estimate requests, manuscript acceptances, and transmittal memos.
4. Assisting the supervisor in the acquisitions process, which includes logging submissions, reading and evaluating manuscripts and proposals, writing rejection letters, and researching for ideas.
5. Tracking book projects from acquisition to publication by coordinating schedules with Editorial, Managing Editorial, and Production.
6. Acting as an in-house liaison amongst the Editorial, Production, Design, Managing Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
7. Liaising with authors and agents in all phases of process, from acquisition to the publication date.

Requirements: 
Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Interest in fiction and nonfiction books
  • Previous publishing experience preferred
  • Previous experience as an Editorial Assistant or Editorial Intern is a plus.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Salary for this position is $35,250. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

 

UnknownLiterary Assistant – Trident Media Group

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Answering and placing telephone calls
– Keeping detailed schedules and up-to-date records of all projects
– Corresponding with clients, publishers, and managers via email and phone
– Generating expense reports
– Coordinating travel itineraries
– Maintaining agent’s calendar
– Tracking and processing payments
– Tracking contracts through their various stages
– Preparing submission packets
– Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
– Keeping up to date with pop culture via internet, etc.
– Coordinating meetings
– Updating the company’s website
– Helping in the HR department upon request

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned

Requirements: 
– Bachelor’s degree
– 1-2 years experience at an agency or book publishing a PLUS
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
– Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
– Discretion, tact, and professionalism
– Ability to communicate with various personalities
– Avid reader
– Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

To Apply: 
Apply online at Mediabistro.

 

 

Jobs of the Week

Niche Media Holdings: Gotham and Hamptons Magazines

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant Editor

Location: New York, NY

Gotham and Hamptons Magazines are looking for a driven Assistant Editor to join their high-performing New York team.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conceiving and pitching stories for each issue, then executing and producing assigned stories and sections.
  • Responsible for writing several stories, producing magazine-ready copy within established deadlines.
  • Work with the marketing department to oversee photo section and make sure it is edit-ready for ship week.
  • Work with photo editors to select art, manage photo shoots and make sure art comes in for each piece/section assigned to the Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor.
  • Represent the magazine in the community by attending/hosting events on behalf of assigned magazine.
  • Meet with local power players to boost magazine presence.
  • Responsible for execution of editorial-related clerical/administrative duties for the editorial team.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the local colleges and working within the community to represent the magazine and spread awareness about it.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 1-2
    years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum one year editorial experience, preferably in the magazine industry.
  • Experience in a style-related field a plus.
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills. Candidates should be willing to take a writing test and provide clips.
  • Strong working knowledge of AP Style.
  • Ability to set, manage and hold others accountable to firm deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of MAC platform and Gmail.

Find the original posting here.

Trident Media Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Assistant to CEO / Literary Agent

Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks a full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering and placing telephone calls
  • Taking dictation and keeping detailed schedules and up-to-date records of all projects
  • Corresponding with clients, publishers, and managers via email and phone
  • Generating expense reports
  • Coordinating travel itineraries
  • Tracking and processing payments
  • Tracking contracts through their various stages
  • Preparing submission packets
  • Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
  • Keeping up to date with pop culture via internet, etc.
  • Coordinating meetings
  • Updating the company’s website
  • Helping in the HR department upon request

Additional job responsibilities may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years experience at an agency or book publishing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus, and Outlook
  • Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
  • Discretion, tact, and professionalism
  • Ability to communicate with various personalities
  • Avid reader
  • Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

Find the original posting here.