New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Publicist  

Columbia University Press seeks to enhance Columbia University’s educational and research mission by publishing outstanding original works by scholars and other intellectuals that contribute to an understanding of global human concerns. The Press also reflects the importance of its location in New York City in its publishing programs. Through book, reference, electronic publishing, and distribution services, the Press broadens the university’s international reputation.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• One year prior experience in publicity
• Preference given to those who majored in English, film studies, philosophy or creative writing
Skills and Capabilities
• Excellent command of the English language both orally and in writing.
• Excellent phone and email communication skills with high level of interpersonal skill
• Ability to work professionally and cooperatively with authors, vendors and associates.
• Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail.
• Database experience.
• Ability to work as part of a team environment.
• Ability to work in multitask environment that requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
• Demonstrated knowledge of book publicity and some experience in media outreach

Responsibilities Include:

• Implementing Publicity Department activities
• Supporting the wider efforts of the Marketing and Sales Departments to gain the widest possible exposure for Columbia University Press and our distribution client titles through publicity campaigns for selected titles each season
• Some light administrative duties are expected

If you are interested in applying, please visit Jobs at Columbia.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Threshold Editions was founded in 2006 with a mission to “provide a forum for the creative people, bedrock principles, and innovative ideas of contemporary conservatism” and to chronicle the historic reforms those people and principles would bring.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Demonstrated writing ability
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional
• Strong organizational skills, ability to communicate clearly, analytical thinking ability, and attention to detail
• Enthusiasm for politics and current events, as well as commercial and bestselling fiction and nonfiction in general, especially pop culture, history, biography, and personal memoirs

Responsibilities Include:

• Acting as liaison to production and other support departments
• Logging and tracking agent submissions
• Providing reader’s notes on manuscripts
• Scheduling meetings, answering the phone, and routing invoices and contracts
• Preparing materials for marketing, positioning, and sales meetings
• Tracking catalog copy and covers, requests for author photos, etc
• Acting as a proactive point person for authors and agents on everyday requests
• Assist the marketing department in maintaining social media for the Threshold Editions imprint.

If you have an interest in applying for this position, please apply online.

San Francisco, CA

Seeking Full-Time Associate Publisher  

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.

Minimum Requirements:

• Equivalent of 7+ years of relevant experience in publishing industry a MUST
• Professional experience in licensed trade books, illustrated books, and/or graphic novels STRONGLY PREFERRED
• Bachelor’s Degree (English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related field) from an accredited college or university or equivalent with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position
• Strong knowledge of book publishing and understanding of marketplace a MUST
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines in a highly organized and professional fashion a MUST
• Skill with productivity programs, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) a MUST
• Proven contacts in publishing industry STRONGLY PREFERRED
• Knowledge of graphic design programs, specifically Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) PREFERRED
• Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
• Ability to make both business-oriented and creative judgments
• Ability to think creatively, dynamically, and work in a rapidly evolving market environment
• Ability to pay strong attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
• Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
• Ability to work legally in the United States
• Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area
• Ability to travel as needed (meetings, tradeshows, conventions, etc.)

Responsibilities Include:

• Assists Publisher in all aspects of driving the company’s publishing business to meet top and bottom-line performance targets, as well as seeking out and defining potential growth initiatives.
• Supervises Publishing Sales team—whose primary responsibilities include account management and negotiation, retail development planning and execution, and distributor relationships—to meet sales goals and objectives for both print and digital product lines for all territories.
• Works closely with Marketing staff to develop and execute promotional strategies on both individual property and brand levels, including social media, publicity, and events planning.
• Supervises Publishing Production team, whose primary responsibilities include scheduling and production for all print and digital books, inventory planning, vendor management, assets and metadata management, and budgetary oversight for cost of goods.
• Works closely with Finance staff on all aspects of revenue and cost planning, from individual title P&Ls to departmental budgets, and sets annual performance goals together with executive team.
• Works closely with the Publisher and senior Editorial staff to shape the overall publishing list, including acquisitions, backlist management, new product development, and imprint strategy.
• Coordinates with Licensing staff to help manage and cultivate licensor and external partner relationships, working with other teams to address licensor requests and reports as needed.
• Works with Legal staff to negotiate deals and draft agreements with external business partners as needed.
• Represents and advocates publishing projects both within the company and to external business partners and consumers at meetings, industry events, trade shows, and conventions.

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

Jobs of the Week: Hachette, GQ Magazine, and VIZ Media

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Hachette Book Group

hachette_book_logoTitle: Marketing Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the New York-based Marketing Director of the Hachette Nashville division, which includes the FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho imprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as marketing operations liaison to outside advertising agency.
  • Upload art files to ad agency FTP and coordinate delivery of TV spots to ad agency FTP
  • Manage the content for the Center Street Facebook and Twitter accounts and well as provide additional support for FW and Jericho social media.
  • Create graphics for social media.
  • Edit author videos
  • Distribute author videos and book trailers to accounts
  • Post costs and details of ads and publicity on HBG’s online publishing portal
  • Process invoices and expense reports
  • Manage signed editions
  • Create agenda for weekly marketing meetings,
  • Record and circulate marketing meeting minutes
  • Coordinate materials for sales reps including fact sheet and supplemental materials
  • Execute mailings and special projects, order books and supplies,
  • Manage coordination with Nashville office

Requirements: 

  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work well independently with excellent accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
  • Ability to cheerfully collaborative with a team that is 1000 miles away
  • Facility with social media
  • Interest in Publishing in general and if possible, specifically in inspirational publishing as well as conservative political titles
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and iMovie

To Apply:  Click Here to apply online.

 

 

GQ Magazine

logoTitle: Fashion Assistant

Type:  Full time

Location: New York, New York

Description: 

-Managing the fashion closet and a team of 4-5 freelance fashion assistants

-Overseeing the sample trafficking in and out of the fashion closet

-Liaising between the editors and PR coordinators in order fulfill every editor’s market

-Maintaining organization and order within the fashion closet

-Arranging messengers to pick up and delivery samples

-Assisting at run through’s, fitting’s and fashion shoots

-Administrative duties for Fashion Director and Fashion Market Editor

-More responsibilities will be thoroughly explained during the interview

To Apply: 
Click here to apply online.

 

And, if you want to get out of the city and enjoy some California sun…

 

VIZ Media

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.26.17 PMTitle: Copy Editor

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: 
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing copy that appears in VIZ Media magazines, graphic novels, trade books, catalogues, and promotional materials for errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, accuracy, and completeness. The Copy Editor implements the guidelines for the overall quality and style standards of VIZ products.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Copy edits lettered pages of graphic novels, as well as other assigned text, for accuracy and clarity
2. Proofreads internal layouts of covers and miscellaneous text for graphic novels
3. Proofreads graphic novels and covers at blueline stage
4. Checks for consistency in design, including elements such as page sequence, logos, bar codes, and pricing.
5. Implements house style, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (& AP where applicable)
6. Works closely with Copy Chief to identify problems and solutions
7. Processes books for reprinting
8. Maintains Copy Desk library

In addition to these responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned.

Requirements:
• Keen proofreading eye a MUST
• Excellent English language skills, including knowledge of grammar and style a MUST
• Professional experience with standard style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style or The Associated Press Stylebook a MUST
• Strong knowledge of book publishing, comics, manga, or anime a PLUS
• Ability to successfully write and edit high-quality copy and maintain continuity in assigned projects
• Ability to make both business-oriented and creative judgments
• Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
• Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
• Ability to pay strong attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
• Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Ability to work legally in the United States
• Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
• 3-5 years of copy editing experience, preferably in a publishing environment
• Equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Communications, or related fields from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes.

As part of a multi-media entertainment company, employees may be subjected to work-related images including content such as: sexually explicit images, nudity, and graphic violence. Employees should be willing to work with this type of content. VIZ Media does not condone the viewing of this content where not work-related.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

To Apply: 

Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify “Copy Editor” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!