New York, NY
Seeking Full-Time Photo Retoucher & Designer, Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Branded Content Studio

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, more than 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as Complex, BuzzFeed, VICE and AwesomenessTV.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 6 years experience retouching
• An exacting eye for detail and relentlessly high standards
• Proven excellence in retouching, both on-figure and still life
• Experience retouching beauty and fashion content
• Master of current imaging software and digital design tools such as Capture One Pro and Adobe CS as well as developing design technologies that push design and storytelling
• Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to deliver while remaining calm, in a fast-around, deadline driven environment
• BFA or equivalent in Graphic Design or related subject

Responsibilities Include:

• Retouch all images to meet the standards of our editorial teams as well as our clients
• Retouch on set as needed for fast-turnaround projects
• Handle image needs such as resizing, siloing and color correction
• Graphic design work as your workload allows
• Opportunity to illustrate as your workload allows

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Ebook Production Assistant

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 from our NYC office
• 1-2 years of ebook production experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment
• Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in a position that can at times demand collaboration across several different departments
• Must have good time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among responsibilities, activities, and side projects
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of the daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes
• Must be self-directed and independent
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing and quickly evolving publishing industry.
• Proficiency in Word and Excel a must
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop a plus
• Working knowledge of XML, HTML, and CSS highly desired
• Current knowledge of ebook formats (EPUB 3 in particular) highly desired
• Proficiency with database and project management systems like FileMaker Pro, JIRA, and Confluence a plus
• Experience managing large volumes of files and maintaining version control a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Track ebook production schedules in collaboration with the distribution manager and department coordinator, ensuring adherence to sensitive dates
• Route instructions and files to/from outsourcing vendors, answering vendor queries
• Turn over ebook content for QA and distribution
• Communicate with Norton production and editorial staff for the timely delivery of ebook production materials
• Liaise with Norton affiliate publishers who produce/distribute ebooks through our Ebook Department, and keep clients abreast of their project statuses
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files and help keep ebook distribution and archiving operations up-to-date
• Occasionally assist the ebook distribution manager in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub, and help document the steps in database tracking
• Assist the department coordinator in routine tasks

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Social Media Editor, Oprah Magazine

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-4 years experience in social media for a major brand
• Strong writing skills and understanding of the Oprah.com voice
• Experience with web and social analytics (Omniture, Facebook Insights, CrowdTangle, etc.)
• Knowledge of how to create and source multimedia social assets (gifs, social videos, text overlays, etc.)
• Strong attention to detail, high level of organization, willingness to move quickly and be flexible

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage daily programming of Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
• Create and execute social strategy that supports brand goals
• Contribute ideas for and create social-first content
• Track metrics, using Omniture and social media dashboards, and incorporate data into future programming
• Monitor competitors, stay on top of trends, and leverage best practices
• Coordinate with advertising and OWN teams on social needs
• Identify and explore new platforms
• Coordinate edit sweepstakes
• Manage requests from print team for reader participation call outs
• Pitch ideas to fill content holes, including creative and social-friendly ways to re-package print content as well as web exclusives
• Provide site support as needed for Oprah.com

If you interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Editor

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Their American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• An interest in and knowledge of the area and categories in which the imprint publishes
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
• Strong editing skills
• Experienced at multi-tasking while working in a fast paced, energetic environment
• Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; Good follow-up skills
• Strong work-ethic and initiative
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Minimum 1 year prior book publishing experience
• Bachelor’s degree required

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinate all aspects of a high-volume, fast-paced editor’s desk
• Track manuscripts through production process
• Read and evaluate book proposals and manuscripts on submission
• Write flap copy, catalog copy, launch sheets and tip sheets
• Liaison between editorial and sales, marketing, production and design departments
• Initiate and respond to correspondence with authors and agents at all stages of the publishing process
• Edit manuscripts

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

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Editorial Assistant – Portfolio/Sentinel/Current

CurrentType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Join the Editorial team at Penguin Random House! We are seeking a proactive Editorial Assistant to work in our Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints. Reporting to two editors, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, read and evaluate submissions, and oversee the entire editorial process. This job opening is an exciting opportunity to learn about the editorial process for a diverse set of nonfiction titles!

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Assisting the editorial staff with various day-to-day tasks, such as logging book proposal submissions, drafting contract requests, and tracking payments and invoices.
2. Evaluating manuscripts and writing reader?s reports for any promising submissions.
3. Providing editorial backup by offering editorial feedback, liaising with authors, etc.
4. Liaising with the Production department and ensuring their deadlines are met.
5. Writing flap copy, title information sheets, and catalog copy.
6. Providing administrative support for two editors, such as scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, making copies, filing, etc.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with project management
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and critically
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Interest in working with nonfiction books

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

 

 

WWNortonDigital Media Editorial Assistant – Astrology & Geology at W. W. Norton

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the digital media editor for college astronomy and geology courses.

Essential job responsibilities:
• Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production.
• Telephone and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).
• Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.
• Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.
• Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.
• Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.
• Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

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 NYC location.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
• 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 and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.
• Must have strong research skills.
• Must have a passion for learning new software programs.
• Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level chemistry or astronomy courses.

Technical Skills
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

 

Publicity Assistant – Simon & Schuster

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant or Associate Publicist to work closely with an Associate Director and a Senior Publicist in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media

Requirements: 
· Must be organized and have excellent phone and computer skills. Strong written communication is important as well as the ability to multi-task and be flexible.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

· Previous PR assistantship or internship with a literary agency or book publishing house is preferred. Minimum Education Level Bachelor’s Degree.

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

Jobs of the Week: Norton, Berkley, Scribner, and Diversion Books

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eBook Production Assistant – W. W. Norton

WWNortonType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W.W. Norton is seeking an Ebook Production Assistant to assist our ebook staff with quality assurance, corrections to ebook files, distribution to e-retailers, help desk inquiries, egalley creation and distribution, writing and sending ebook conversion specifications and routine departmental tasks.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Perform quality assurance and tracking for all distributee clients, ensuring that schedules are adhered to and clients are informed of title progress.
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files. Maintain an archive of reprint correction documentation, both fulfilled and planned.
• Transmit ebook specifications and files to ebook conversion partners.
• Assist the ebook distributor in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub and help document the steps in database tracking.
• Assist the departmental manager in routine tasks.

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 NY office.
• 1-2 years of ebook production experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated.
• Must have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• 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 and minimal mistakes.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing publishing industry.
• Proficiency in Word, Excel a must. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Indesign and Photoshop as well as Filemaker Pro a plus.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

Editorial Assistant – Berkley (PRH)

BerkleyType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
We have an exciting job opening as an Editorial Assistant in our Berkley imprint at Penguin Random House! Reporting directly to an Executive Editor, the Editorial Assistant will provide administrative support, write marketing sheets, read and evaluate manuscripts, and oversee the manuscript production process. This Editorial Assistant will focus on hardcover, quality commercial/commercial literary fiction.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Providing administrative support to the supervisor, which includes handling correspondences, answering phones, taking messages, making photocopies, filing, and keeping track of supervisors’ schedules and department projects’ due dates.
2. Liaising with authors and agents during the publication process.
3. Evaluating manuscripts by reading them, writing reader’s reports, and writing and sending rejection letters.
4. Overseeing entire production process from finished manuscript to bound book, and acting as a liaison amongst in-house departments during this process.
5. Writing marketing sheets for the sales department.
6. Preparing editorial letters and line editing manuscripts, once acclimated to basic duties.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior office experience
  • Interest in the publishing industry
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and follow-up
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word

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

 

Assistant Publishing Manager – Scribner (S&S)

1Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
-Work with Associate Publisher to schedule and follow-up on in-house meetings.
-Organize and disseminate background material for in-house meetings and sales conferences, and prepare follow-up material for those meetings.
-Liaison for Scribner’s publisher’s office and editors with marketing, ad/promo, publicity, and sales departments.
-Track and route catalog copy, galleys and ARCs, jackets and covers.
-Assist Scribner editors and editorial assistants in preparing materials for in-house meetings and sales conferences.
-Take minutes at weekly marketing meeting and weekly title-specific meetings and follow up on outstanding items
-Prepare weekly marketing update for Scribner.
-Schedule, track and curate content for the Scribner Magazine site
-Assist Associate Publisher with editorial work on 3 – 4 books/year – pass for press, changes to/from authors, blues, catalog copy, flap copy, etc.
-Routine clerical work: filing, answering phones, sorting mail, monthly expense report, attendance sheets, mailings, daily sales reports and bestseller lists, etc.
-Manage metadata for backlist and keep staff informed on metadata procedures.
-Request and track reading group guides
-Co-ordinate finished book mailings with editors and marketing department
-Manage Goodreads giveaways

Requirements: 

  • College Graduate
  • Minimum 2 years publishing experience
  • Computer literate: WORD, Excel, Microsoft Outlook. Well-organized and able to work independently and to juggle a variety of tasks.
  • Social media and WordPress experience a plus

To Apply: 
Apply online here.

 

Publishing Assistant – Diversion Books

UnknownType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Diversion Books, a fast-paced, innovative indie publisher, is seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to join the team as an assistant to the vice president. Our small staff is enthusiastic, rigorous, and dedicated to the world of books and we are hoping for an A+ multi-tasker and team player that brings enthusiasm, incredible organization, a passion for great books, and unique vision to the workplace. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the executive staff and will be engaged in all things related to business operations and development.

What we’re looking for:
• A bachelor’s degree
• A great personality with the ability to confidently communicate at all levels
• Interest in business management and business development
• A self-starter with a keen eye for detail and planning

Responsibilities Include:
• General assistance the vice president and executive team, including scheduling, correspondence, and project tracking
• Some administrative duties
• Assistance with business systems and operations

Requirements: 
The successful candidate must have the following skills:
• Ability to multitask and coordinate multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment; must be able to maintain a high level of responsibility; strong attention to detail and follow-through a must
• Excellent organization and project planning skills with flexibility and openness to new ideas
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a tight-knit team
• Excellent command of Microsoft Office
• Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills
• Some familiarity with the publishing industry a plus
• Familiarity with Quickbooks a plus

To Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Cummings (mary@diversionbooks.com) with the subject line: Publishing Assistant Application

 

 

Norton Job Opportunity

Location: New York, NY, US
Job Posting Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media, music emphasis
Classification: Full-Time Exempt
Job Function: Editorial

WWNortonW.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”.  For more information about the Company, please visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.

Project Editor, Digital Media, with emphasis on music

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with a specific focus on the music content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the music content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Help ensure accuracy of musical notation images, audio examples, and in-text musical symbols.
  • Respond to editorial and musical queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Reads music fluently.
  • Subject matter expertise in music theory and music history is not required, but a plus.

Technical Skills:

  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, audio editing software, and different content management systems a plus.

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Norton Job Opportunity

Location: New York, NY, US
Job Posting Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media, science and/or economics emphasis
Classification: Full-Time Exempt
Job Function: Editorial

WWNortonW.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”.  For more information about the Company, please visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science and economics content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Respond to editorial queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
    Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.

Technical Skills:

  •  Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, and different content management systems a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

     Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

    W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Jobs of the Week: W. W. Norton, Taylor & Francis, and Lukeman Literary

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W. W. Norton & Company

WWNortonTitle: Project Editor, College Digital Media (science and/or economics emphasis)

Type: Full-time exempt

Location: New York, NY

Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science and economics content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Respond to editorial queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
    Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, and different content management systems a plus.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

 

Title: Project Editor, College Digital Media (music emphasis)

Type: Full-time exempt

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with a specific focus on the music content.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the music content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
  • Help devise and enforce schedules.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Help ensure accuracy of musical notation images, audio examples, and in-text musical symbols.
  • Respond to editorial and musical queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.
  • Reads music fluently.
  • Subject matter expertise in music theory and music history is not required, but a plus.
  • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, audio editing software, and different content management systems a plus.

To Apply: 

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to specify which job you are applying for in the subject line.

 

 

Taylor & Francis Group

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 2.13.57 PMTitle: Journal Sales Executive

Type: Full-time

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Description: 

The Journals Division of Taylor & Francis Group, a division of informa and leading academic publisher, has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic sales professional to join its growing sales team.  Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the individual will be tasked with the following responsibilities. The new hire will be responsible for:

  • Increase and promote sales of T&F online journal products throughout assigned region
  • Identify, maintain and develop current and prospective customer accounts and actively pursue opportunities for growth and development
  • Manage account details through CRM software and track and share lead information throughout all stages of the sales process
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers and generate customized quotes
  • Successfully negotiate and execute sales agreements
  • Produce regular reports on sales activity and development opportunities
  • Assist in the development of sale proposals, management reports, supporting sales contact/CRM database
  • Meet with customers and attend library meetings and industry events as required

Qualifications: Strong organizational and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced presentation skills at all levels of business. Effective account management skills and the ability to form strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally. Successful candidate will be highly organized, professional, confident, and goal oriented. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and is responsible for achieving established sales targets and activity quotas.

Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ previous sales/marketing experience. Previous outside sales  and publishing experience, understanding of academic library environment, and/or specific industry knowledge (pharma, biotech, chemical, etc) desired. Proficiency with Windows applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, required. Previous experience with CRM software helpful. Overnight travel is required up to 30-40% of the time.

To Apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: philasales@informa.com

 

Lukeman Literary

Title: eBook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 

We are a friendly, relaxed, boutique, established literary agency (in business 20 years) that specializes in a broad range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, including many bestselling and high-profile authors. We also work in the exciting new world of ebook publishing, and it is in this capacity that we are seeking a tech-savvy and self-motivated individual for the position of Ebook Production and Digital Marketing Assistant, answering directly to the President. The position will be focused on all-things Ebooks related, including converting and formatting files for ebook production, uploading them to various platforms, social networking, online marketing and publicity, jacket design, and overseeing a network of domestic and international distribution. The position will also be heavily focused on books in translation, so while the candidate is only required to speak English, he/she must also be comfortable in working with titles in other languages. The position will also require working a comfort working with contracts and overseeing a network of freelancers. While the position is tech-heavy and primarily focused on ebooks, it will also sometimes include the administrative and editorial duties of a literary agency, and assisting the President as needed. The position will entail an endless and ever-changing array of duties, and as no two days will be the same, we need someone who is flexible, adapts easily to change, fast-working, and open to being on the cutting edge and constantly learning in an ever-changing tech environment. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the workings of ebook publishing and a literary agency, in a hands-on position with much responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be an independent worker with a meticulous eye for detail, outstanding follow-up and administrative skills, a personable demeanor and a love for books, especially commercial fiction. The position will require the candidate to work with highly confidential and sensitive manuscripts, files, and sales and financial data, so the candidate must be highly trustworthy and have references demonstrating such. This position may require the candidate to work remotely at times, so the candidate must feel comfortable being self-motivated and highly-disciplined. This position may also occasionally entail editing and/or copyediting, so editorial experience is preferred. The position offers room for growth for the right candidate.

Minimum Requirements: 

–Bachelor’s degree.

–Proficiency with Windows and Mac, and advance knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop, PDF and FTP uploading and Epub conversion

–Tech-savvy and highly detailed oriented, with Excellent organizational skills

–Strong written and verbal communication skills

–Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.

–Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

–Proven ability to exercise considerable discretion in handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature

–Strong and meticulous follow-up

–Ability to troubleshoot technical problems

–Ability to be flexible, and to learn quickly

Preferred Requirements: 

–Previous office experience in publishing and/or in handling similar tasks strongly preferred.

–Experience in a technical and/or production department of a publisher or literary agency

–Experience uploading to Amazon KDP, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and B&N.

–Experience with an FTP program like Filezilla, and experience working with metadata in Excel

–Experience with EPUB conversion and ebook layout, and ideally with Altantis and Stanza

–Experience with Ingram/Lightning Source and/or POD layout and uploading

–Experience with online publicity and social networking

–Experience with website design, such as Frontpage

–Foreign languages a plus

–Knowledge of contracts and comfort in working with them

To Apply: 
Please contact Jane Denning (jkinneydenning@pace.edu) for application details.

 

 

W.W. Norton Music eMedia Internship Opportunity

WWNortonMusic Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks from October 2014 through January 2015. Duties will include, but not be limited to, working with page proofs, cataloging and organizing digital assets, and preparing audio and video files.

Candidates must be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. The ability to read music, utilize notation software, and understand basic music theory is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week.

If interested, please contact Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.

Jobs of the Week

11-3Publishers Weekly

Type: Full-time

Position: Copy editor

Location: NYC

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact-checking.
Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.
We’re seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.

To Apply: Please send your résumé with a covering letter to hr@publishersweekly.com. Please include your annual salary requirements in the letter (note that we will only consider applicants who provide this information).

 

 

W.W. NortonW. W. Norton & Company

 Type: Full-time

Position: Trade Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two trade editors. This is a full-time, entry level position.

Essential job 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.

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.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
• Strong interest in cooking 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.

Technical Skills:
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Please be sure to indicate the job you are applying to in the subject line. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee. W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Jobs of the Week

Graduation is almost here! Many of our students are on the hunt for full-time employment. It can be easy to get discouraged when applying for jobs in a competitive field like publishing. Maybe the answer falls somewhere outside the box? Many have the goal of being an editor at a big six publisher in New York and sometimes get tunnel vision when thinking about their future. Perhaps going for jobs that are a little different might surprise you, or at the least, give you more confidence when going on your ideal interviews. This week we bring you jobs from across the country in the textbook market. This is where Professor Denning got her start, and it brought her here to New York. W.W Norton & Company offers a rewarding work environment and encourages individuals to grow and learn. This week they have two jobs available in Chicago and Spokane as sales representatives for college textbooks.

Position: College Sales Representative

Company: W.W Norton

Location: Chicago, Illinois or Spokane, Washington

About the Job:

Intellectual engagement. Independence. Variety. All in a collegial community of lively, humane people who share a common goal of publishing and promoting distinctive educational materials. Join the W. W. Norton sales team and begin a rewarding career in college publishing.

Sales representatives at W. W. Norton meet with college and university professors to promote textbooks and electronic course materials. In this position, representatives are intellectually engaged in a wide range of disciplines—from anthropology and English to music and biology. Because representatives visit different campuses and departments almost every day, there’s a great deal of variety. While reps may meet one-on-one with faculty on some days, on other days they’re hosting presentations, lunches, workshops, or book fairs. Publishing reps at W. W. Norton are constantly learning something new and regularly challenged to put that knowledge to the test.

Mentoring:
W. W. Norton provides a one-on-one mentorship program, pairing each new representative with a senior level sales representative. Mentors offer guidance, advice, and encouragement to help new reps master the job and develop their talents. Mentors work with new representatives to improve organization, communication, productivity, and self-confidence. Mentors support the transition into the Norton culture, share insights into other career opportunities within the company, and help new representatives build a more extensive professional network.

Development:
Since an essential aspect of this position is devising distinctive strategies for securing business within a variety of disciplines and contexts, representatives become proficient problem solvers. Hosting presentations, book fairs, and lunches hones public speaking, communication, and event planning skills. Being a W. W. Norton representative will sharpen analytical skills and strengthen the ability to prioritize. Reps become increasingly outgoing and confident.

Candidates:
Individuals wishing to apply for this position should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, adept at time management, independent, and persuasive. Successful representatives love discussing their favorite books and enjoy continually learning. Candidates should have a wide range of interests and be able to engage in thoughtful conversations about any number of topics in the liberal arts and sciences. BA/BS degree required with a minimum GPA of 3.2. The ability to travel overnight is essential for some territories.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THE TERRITORY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

This job was originally posted on Publisher’s Marketplace.