Past a pair of revolving doors on 6th Avenue lies the gold-plated lobby of Simon & Schuster, one of the most highly-regarded houses in the industry. The company was founded by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster in 1924 and, historically speaking, was the first publisher to apply mass-market production techniques to books. In 1939, it helped orchestrate one of the most profound changes in the history of the industry – the “paperback revolution” – and the company continues to trailblaze today. In 2016, for example, Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, an imprint that “aims to introduce readers of all faiths and backgrounds to a wide variety of Muslim children and families and offer Muslim kids an opportunity to see themselves reflected positively in published works.” Continue reading “Simon & Schuster Site Visit | October 19, 2017”
At a recent site visit to Simon & Schuster, Joy Bertan, the house’s Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity Initiatives, talked about what she looks for in new hires. One way to distinguish yourself from other candidates, she said, is to spice-up your resume. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Canva”
CFA Master Class: Colin Harrison
Where: The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Critically acclaimed author Colin Harrison will give a Crime Fiction Master Class, discussing his latest novel You Belong to Me, the challenges of writing crime fiction, and the influence of New York on his work with his editor Sarah Crichton of Sarah Crichton Books. Continue reading “Around Town: Oct. 24th – Oct. 30th”
Simon & Schuster Site Visit
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: email@example.com.
Also be sure to browse the tabs at the top of the blog for Magazine/Digital Media Internship resources and Book Internship Resources. You can also click here to download the Course Descriptions for Internship I & II. [Word, 3.4 MB]
Over the course of the semester, we will be featuring a variety of book, magazine, and digital publishers that offer exciting internships. This week's post focuses on the Big 5.