Orbit Seeking Deputy Publisher/Editorial Assistant

Orbit Books is looking to hire a Deputy Publisher and Editorial Assistant. The Deputy Publisher will be responsible for implementing publishing plans, have excellent judgement, be a great communicator, and embrace change in the publishing industry and market-place. The Editorial Assistant will support the editorial department. Both jobs are London-based and the deadline for application for the WA position is September 6.

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Tor Seeking Interns

Tor Books is looking for two editorial interns to work for the Fall 2010 semester. The internships will require either two full days or three half days each week and will be paid positions that have the interns proofreading, evaluating manuscripts and writing reader reports, and performing various administrative tasks.

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Theodora Goss Joins Realms of Fantasy

Theodora Goss has joined the staff of Realms of Fantasy, taking over the magazine’s “Folkroots” feature. Goss replaces Ari Berk and Kristen McDermott, who have been editing the column.

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SFBC Seeks Assistant

Rome Quezada, the editor of the Science Fiction Book Club, has announced he is looking to hire an editorial assistant. The job, which is based in New York, also includes work for the History Book Club and the Military Book Club.
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Clarion Seeks Exec Director

Clarion West is seeking a part time Executive Director to lead fundraising, manage the Clarion West staff, and ensure everything related to Clarion West runs smoothly. The job is expected to take about 500 hours over the course of a year. The position is based in Seattle, WA. Cover letters, resumes, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references should be submitted by April 21.

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Wildside Looking For Help

Wildside Press is looking to hire someone in the Rockville, MD area to work part time for an hourly wage. The job will involve everything from filing to data entry to shipping to proofreading to typesetting to writing copy to editing for about 15-20 hours per week. Send resume to wildside@wildsidepress.com if interested.

Changes at Weird Tales

Ann VanderMeer has been promoted to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Weird Tales. Stephen Segal is stepping away from day-to-day operations, but will remain the magazine’s senior contributing editor. VanderMeer and Segal shared a best editor Hugo last year for their work on the magazine. Mary Robinette Kowal has joined Weird Tales as their art director and Paula Guran has been named non-fiction editor for the magazine.

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Cohen Named Editor

Douglas Cohen has been named editor at Realms of Fantasy. Cohen has served the magazine as a slush reader, assistant editor, non-fiction editor, and art director. This promotion consolidates his titles. Shawna McCarthy, who has been the magazine’s editor since the first issue will retain her role at the magazine.

Newton Heads DC

Warner Brothers has announced that Diane Newton will take the newly created position as head of DC Entertainment. The creation of DC Entertainment is to better manage the DC library of characters for Warner Brothers. Newton has previously overseen the Harry Potter franchise. DC President Paul Levitz will step down from his position to become a writer, contributing editor and consultant to DC Entertainment.

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SFM Gets New Director

Christina Orr-Cahall has been named the new CEO and Director of the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. Orr-Cahall replaces interim CEO Josi Callan. Orr-Cahall comes to the museum from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, where she held a similar position. When Orr-Cahall took over the Norton Museum nineteen years ago, it had 16 employees and is now considered a major regional museum. She is expected to begin at the EMP/SFM on July 1.

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