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Hachette Book Group + SCPS Publishing Career Fair

The SCPS Center for Publishing Career Fair is taking place this Friday, July 12. Hachette Book Group will be present at the fair to share some exciting professional opportunities  at their organization and how you can get involved.

Get some editing and publishing tips with a glimpse into this company by meeting Latoya, an Associate Editor for Grand Central Publishing and has been with Hachette Book Group since 2006:

“My name is Latoya Smith and I am African American with roots in Jamaica.  I began my publishing career while attending college at Temple University, working for Teri Woods at her independent publishing company. At the time, I was an avid reader of street-lit and general black fiction so working for Teri was a dream. After my first summer at Teri Woods Publishing, I changed my major to journalism (closest thing to book publishing) with a minor in African American studies.  After graduation, I realized I wanted more hands-on experience with the editorial process and joined Kensington Publishing working for the Dafina imprint.  Shortly, thereafter, I joined GCP and haven’t looked back.

One thing I love about working at GCP is not only do I get to work on African American titles, but mainstream projects as well which, I believe, makes me a well-rounded editor.  I am always watching bestseller lists to see the kinds of books readers want and apply it to the list I am building here.  Book bloggers as well as magazine and newspaper bestsellers lists are a great resource for staying abreast of trends and bestselling titles.  Writers conferences, trade shows, and other publishing events are great ways to network.  Although life as an editor can be demanding, prioritizing and organization have helped me stay on deadline and allow personal time for myself.”

Spotlight on Careers in Writing and Publishing Part 2

Meet successful people in the career of writing and publishing! Allison Lorentzen is a Senior Editor at Viking Penguin. Her recent and upcoming titles include the debut novels The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian, A Map of Tulsa by Benjamin Lytal, and Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain. She is proud to publish Orange Prize finalist Monique Roffey, whose latest novel is Archipelago.

Gray Beltran is a multimedia producer and community editor at Atavist. He has written about film and music for newspapers in Southern California, and is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and the literary journalism program at the University of California, Irvine. In 2011, he traveled to Israel and the Palestinian territories as a fellow in the Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual Life.

S. Mitra Kalita is the ideas editor at Quartz. She worked previously at The Wall Street Journal, where she oversaw coverage of the Great Recession and housing crisis. She also launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is the author of three books related to migration and globalization. She is currently an adjunct professor of journalism at St. John’s and Columbia universities, and previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association.

Want to learn more and meet Allison, Gray, and S. Mitra?  Come to the 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor, on April 23, 2013! RSVP on NYU CareerNet here.