If you’re a recent graduate or alumni looking to enhance your resume and to give back to the literary community, this may be the opportunity for you!
Members in good standing are invited to apply to join the editorial team of The Bookwoman, the official publication of one of the oldest and most prestigious book organizations in the United States.
These voluntary Assistant Editor positions are a great opportunity to enhance your online publishing experience and boost your résumé.
Responsibilities include creating content, liaising with chapter correspondents, and compiling, editing, and formatting the online publication in Constant Contact. (Experience is great, but training will be given to successful applicants.)
Email Nicole Ayers at: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Assistant Editor Position” as the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and WNBA chapter.
The Treasurer works with the President, Membership Chair, and Programs VPs to create and maintain the annual budget. The treasurer also handles receipts, reimbursements, payments, and other chapter finances. The new Treasurer will start at the end of May 2017, and will receive full training from our current Treasurer, Andrea Baron.
The most successful applicants will be organized, detailed, and comfortable keeping a budget.
Chair of Publisher Outreach
The Chair of Publisher Outreach is a new position created to promote successful collaboration between the WNBA-NYC and local publishers. The chairperson will be responsible for maintaining relationships with publishers in order to give our chapter increased visibility in the industry, ties to local authors, and potential partnerships for events, donations, and other opportunities. This position is open to start immediately.
The most successful applicants will have some experience in the NYC publishing industry, though this is not required. Applicants should excel at communication and organization.
Anyone interested in being considered for one of these board positions, please email Hannah Bennett at email@example.com with a brief explanation of your interest in the position and a current resume.
The panel will be held on April 18th at 6:00 PM in the Random House Auditorium (1745 Broadway). Admission price is $10 for members and $5 for students. To register for the event, please click on this link.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 W 10th St New York, NY 10003
Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.
• Gayle Forman, am award-winning journalist and author whose many bestselling young adult novels include the New York Times bestsellers I was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, which was turned into a major motion picture. Most recently she has written her first adult novel, Leave Me.
• Molly Jong-Fast, the author of three book, the most recent of which is The Social Climber’s Handbook and has contributed to the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and many other newspapers and magazines.
• Betsy Lerner, an agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, and the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice for Writers, Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies.
• Nadja Spiegelman, the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, and co-editor of Resist!, a tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists.
If you would like to attend this event, please complete registration.
Saturday,April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Metropolitan West 639 W 46th St between 11th and 12th Avenues New York, NY 10036
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.
Admission is $5 per day. Tickets are sold at the door. Children under 10 are free.
To make the occasion more memorable, each book will include a bookmark designed specifically for this program.
This initiative aims to enlighten and inspire mutual feelings of “equality, diversity, and justice,” as explained in a letter to the President by Pace MS in Publishing Professor and WNBA National President Jane Kinney Denning.
Click this link to check out what other events are planned for the WNBA’s Centennial Year.
Christina Ricci stars as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in this period drama series for Amazon, and depicts Zelda’s ascent from southern belle to her status as an icon of the 1920s and wife of famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Take a look at the trailer for the series.
The pilot for the series is available to view for Amazon Prime subscribers.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to: ZRSVP@swisherproductions.com. Please note space is limited, and your RSVP must be confirmed for a seat.
Join the Women’s National Book Association-NYC for a $20 annual fee for students; $50 for regular membership.
Students interested in networking opportunities, industry updates, and events hosted by the WNBA should check-out their local chapter’s membership page and see if a discounted student membership is a good fit. With all the industry connections and worthwhile functions, the WNBA is a good publishing resource to students who take advantage of all they have to offer.
Women’s National Book Association United Nations (UN) Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Youth Outreach
To support an increase in youth participation at the United Nations (UN), the DPI/NGO Relations Section now offers several new opportunities for young people to get involved. Beginning Fall 2011, two youth representatives (18 to 32 years old) have been added to each official NGO-accredited representation. They can attend weekly NGO Briefings and Communications Workshops, partake in the UN DPI/NGO Annual Conference, and other meetings, briefings, and conferences.
The Women’s National Book Association is looking to Pace University’s MS in Publishing program to fill one of these positions commencing January 2017 through December 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning more about NGOs to gain experience at the UN, as well as a wonderful resume building opportunity.
The designated Youth Representative will be under the supervision of the UN DPI/NGO main representative (Jill A.Tardiff). This position requires a commitment to the motivations of the Association and the UN, as well as excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work well with minimum direct supervision. The main representative and/or NY-based alternate representative will meet with the intern in person intermittently, and will be available by phone and e-mail. Attendance at monthly WNBA-NYC board meetings is highly recommended. The Youth Representative will receive a membership in the Association (for the duration of the assignment) complete with all related benefits.
Duration: January 1 thru December 31, 2017 (pending approval, DPI/NGO 2016 Annual Review)
Work with the UN DPI/NGO Main Representative and two Alternates on achieving the Association’s mandate “… to support and respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to disseminate information and news about the U.N. in our capacity (advocacy) as a non-consultative non-governmental organization (NGO)” and to actively plan and participate in UN and UN agency (namely US Fund for UNICEF) programmes and activities.
Attend at least one weekly briefing (Thursdays, 10A-12P) per month, provide report.
Attend the DPI/NGO Orientation Programme and/or Communications Workshop, provide report.
Attend the annual DPI/NGO Conference (usually held in September) when said event is held at the UN HQ.
Write one article per calendar year (topic TBD) for The Bookwoman, national publication of the Women’s National Book Association.
Write one article (every other issue) for The New York Bookwoman, WNBA-NYC chapter publication.
Contribute to the annual WNBA DPI/NGO report (June).
Contribute to the UN DPI/NGO Youth Blog.
Other duties to be determined.
Application deadline: Letter of intention with writing sample (non-fiction, 350-500 words) to be sent on/before November 18, 2016.
Contact: Please send your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.