On Tuesday, March 20, twenty-one Pace undergraduate and M.S. in Publishing students walked through a set of glass doors into Hachette Book Group’s New York city office. The event was coordinated by Maria Pesantez, Pace University’s Assistant Director of Employer Relations (Career Services) and Jane Kinney-Denning, the M.S. in Publishing program’s Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach.
Glancing excitedly at employee photos and a huge neon “H” that illuminates dozens of HBG titles, the group was welcomed to the “Big 5” publisher by Human Resources Recruiter Ashley Orlando. In a conference room off the main lobby, students were introduced to HBG’s intern recruiting process, encouraged to pursue a career in book marketing by M.S. in Publishing alumnus Miguel Cervantes (now the Marketing Coordinator of Hachette’s PublicAffairs and Nation Books imprints), and treated to a panel discussion with HBG’s Senior Management team, where publishers and editors discussed their greatest achievements, their biggest fears, and the jobs they would have chosen had they not gone into publishing (how else does “training sea otters” come up in casual conversation?). Continue reading “Hachette Site Visit”
Location: 1290 6th Ave, New York, NY, 10104 Day & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:45–3:15 pm RSVP: Register on Handshake to secure a spot
Right now, the event is only open to M.S. in Publishing students. On February 26, the registration system will open-up to other cohorts.
Hachette Book Group is a leading U.S. trade publisher, and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books, 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1. HBG’s bestselling authors include Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson, and J.K. Rowling.
Alright, everyone. This is a long post, but a really important one. If you’re hoping to intern at a book, magazine, or media company in the spring, now’s the time to start looking at PUB 699A, a.k.a. Internship I. In the fall and spring, internships run the length of the semester and students are required to intern 16-24 hours/week. (Summer internships, by contrast, are typically 35-40 hours/week and run from June through August.)
Professor Denning, Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, is the M.S. in Publishing program’s go-to contact for internships. Need help writing a resume or cover letter? Contact Professor Denning. Want to talk through the applications process? Contact Professor Denning. Found the perfect publisher but can’t find an internship position? CONTACT PROFESSOR DENNING.
The semester before registering for PUB 699A, all students are required to meet with Professor Denning. Feel free to book an appointment with her here: firstname.lastname@example.org.