The Project Coordinator will manage the development of new products and services for Sky & Telescope, a division of F+W Media, Inc. Sky & Telescope produces, among other products, the monthly magazine Sky & Telescope, the leading publication for serious amateur astronomers, founded in 1941, and the S&T website, www.skyandtelescope.com. This full-time position is based in F+W Media’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office. To apply, submit an application here.
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•Coordinate, manage, and monitor projects related to development of new products and services for Sky & Telescope, including books, calendars, webinars, live webcasts, astronomy-related tours, and more.
•Work with S&T editors to develop digital products such as emagazines and ebooks that are drawn from existing content in S&T magazines and books.
•Develop a paid-content webinar program, with segments running bimonthly, that uses experts in astronomy and astrophotography to give online lectures.
•Coordinate with F+W Production and Marketing departments to ensure all corporate product-development forms are submitted properly, projects are kept on a strict delivery schedule, and products go live on schedule in the online store, www.shopatsky.com .
•Monitor inventory list for S&T products and alert Production Business Manager about products needing restocking/reprinting.
•Work with F+W Kit team to develop compelling product combinations for the company’s kit program.
•Review, organize, and archive S&T product production files, both paper and electronic.
•Work with S&T editors to develop astronomy-related tours.
•Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills.
•Appreciation and respect for deadlines and superb attention to detail.
•Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.
•Basic writing and editing skills.
•Experience and fluency using business productivity systems and services such as Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.
•Experience using, or willingness to learn, GoToWebinar platform and other software products in regular use at S&T and/or F+W Media.
•Interest in astronomy and/or stargazing preferred.
Bachelor’s in a related field.
Minimum of three year’s experience in project management.
Summer Intern, 2016
Sky & Telescope, the world-renowned astronomy magazine, is accepting applications for its summer editorial internship. Interns work onsite with the S&T staff in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they help produce content for both the magazine and S&T’s website, www.skyandtelescope.com. Work may include writing and editing news or stargazing stories, producing multimedia content, or pursuing other independent projects, according to interns’ skills and interests. Interns will also be steeped in the day-to-day efforts that go into publishing a monthly magazine.
Ideal applicants will have a background in professional or amateur astronomy and a demonstrated ability to explain science with accuracy and approachability. Although directly mentored by editors, interns operate as full-fledged staff members, so a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative are must-haves. Timing and extent of the internship are negotiable, but a minimum 10-weeks’ commitment is recommended. The internship is paid, but interns must arrange their own housing.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, up to three writing samples, and contact information for two references to Editor in Chief Peter Tyson at editors_at_skyandtelescope.com.
Application Deadline: March 7th
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.