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NetGalley/Bookish Seeking Full-Time Social Media & Administrative Assistant

Are you passionate about helping books, authors, and publishers succeed in the marketplace? Do you love interacting with a community of avid readers and book industry professionals? NetGalley is looking for a full-time Social Media & Administrative Assistant to work across the NetGalley and Bookish brands. This position includes implementing social media marketing and advertising plans, producing online content via a WordPress platform, as well as assisting with administrative tasks and scheduling for the NetGalley.com and Bookish.com websites.

The NetGalley & Bookish team works remotely from 9am-5pm Eastern time. This employee will need to be located in the US with a home office and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting with virtual communication. There will be occasional travel opportunities.

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in marketing/publicity/digital content, especially related to books.
  • Expertise in utilizing social media platforms to promote content, including strong instincts and a keen understanding of how best to engage with communities.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Experience creating appealing visuals for online content and social posts.
  • Strong customer service social skills such as empathy, patience, advocacy and conflict resolution.
  • Familiarity with the NetGalley & Bookish sites and concepts.
  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education.

Attributes of Ideal Candidate:

  • Enthusiastic and professional.
  • Extremely organized and highly detail-oriented.
  • Adept at prioritization, juggling multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Comfortable with technology and online platforms (HTML and any design experience a plus).
  • Have a knack for creating public-facing content and be comfortable representing the company’s voice and values online and potentially in-person.
  • Enjoys diving into statistics and drawing conclusions to satisfy a curiosity about the effectiveness of social media campaigns and content.
  • A team-player above all else.

Desired Experience or Willingness to Learn:

  • Functional knowledge and/or personal experience with WordPress and MailChimp or similar ESP.
  • Understanding of the principles of SEO, including keyword research and Google Analytics.

    Please use this form to apply, and submit your cover letter and resume.

 

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We hope to see you at BookExpo America & BookCon!

The biggest book event of the year is upon us!
BookExpo America: May 31st & June 1st
BookCon:
June 2nd & 3rd
Booth #2215, Javits Center, New York City

We’ll be sharing a booth with our friends at Bookish, and we’d love to see you! Come say hello and grab some goodies at Booth 2215, plus check out this epic guide if you’ll also be at BookCon:

Bookish’s Guide to BookCon 2018: The Can’t-Miss Panels, Galleys, and More

P.S. Bookish will be giving readers the chance to spin our prize wheel and win free books, sunglasses,
and other literary goodies at BookCon!

Won’t be attending? No worries!
You can still share in the excitement by following NetGalley & Bookish on Instagram
& by downloading the Buzz Books to discover the most highly-touted books being published this fall/winter.

                                                       

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Live Your Best NetGalley Life

Your input directly influences the enhancements we make to NetGalley. And we’ve heard you: As book advocates and industry professionals, your schedules are important. Staying organized is a cornerstone to being productive, so today we’re introducing some new features to help.

Your Weekly Checklist

You asked, we listened! Our members love lists as much as we do. Now you can receive a weekly Checklist email to help you prioritize the books you need to read and review first—so you don’t miss their optimal time-frame. Here’s a sneak peek at the email, which you can turn on/off within your Profile (Additional Info > Subscriptions).


Complete Feedback Process

As you know, your reviews and feedback are essential to publishers, authors, and other readers. NetGalley members are expected to provide feedback for the books they access, in exchange for getting free digital review copies. When you finish reading a book, make sure to submit your reviews, star ratings, opinions, and industry list nominations.

We’ve made some small enhancements to the Feedback section, including splitting into two pages: Review & Opinions. Depending on your member type, you’ll need to submit the first page (Review or Opinions) before the next page will appear. Plus, we want to acknowledge that there are legitimate reasons why you may not be able to submit feedback for certain books—so we’ve added a “Will Not Give Feedback” option to allow you explain why you aren’t reviewing, and to better organize your Shelf. Submitting “Will Not Give Feedback” will move the book off your Give Feedback list, but will not count towards your overall feedback ratio. Read more here.

Our goal is to help, when we can, resolve any issues that are preventing you from submitting feedback. We will be carefully analyzing the “Will Not Give Feedback” responses to improve the NetGalley service for our members and publishers. And you will still be able to submit full feedback later (for instance, if a file issue is resolved).


Reminders to Share Reviews

Once you’ve submitted feedback, you can increase the visibility and value of your reviews by sharing to your blog, social platforms, and retail sites. This is especially important around the publication date. We’ve made it easier to see which reviews are ready to be shared by adding a new section of your Shelf (Feedback Sent > Post to Retail Sites).

 

We take our goal of helping books succeed very seriously, and we know you do too. We hope these changes will help you create your optimal NetGalley workflow and give you more tools to communicate with us and authors/publishers.

Thanks, as always, for your dedication and support.
The NetGalley Team

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NetGalley UK Seeking Part-Time Administrative Assistant

No longer accepting applications

Are you passionate about books and the book-publishing industry? Do you thrive under tight deadlines as you work on multiple projects, all the while maintaining a great eye for detail and process? If so, NetGalley could be the place for you. We’re currently looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant in the UK – and we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.co.uk.

Reporting to the UK Assistant Director, your role will be to support all aspects of the UK operation, from assisting clients and generating invoices, to writing marketing copy and managing content on the website. It is a wide-ranging, busy and varied role, perfect for someone who wants to experience more of the publishing world.

The NetGalley team is virtual, with teams in London, the US, France, Germany and Japan. You will therefore need to be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting using virtual communication. The Assistant Director is based in London, but we encourage applications from anywhere in the UK. Occasional travel to team meetings will also be expected.

We’re looking for someone available to start immediately, and work 20 hours a week (with potential for more hours in the future). This position is entry-level, but provides a lot of potential to try new tasks, contribute your ideas, gain experience and make your mark.

Required Skills:

  • Detail-oriented and extremely organized
  • Adept at prioritisation, juggling multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Focused on delivering excellent support across a wide range of tasks
  • Background in professional administrative service

Attributes of Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience using cloud-based project- and client-management services like Sugar CRM, Smartsheet and Confluence
  • Digital-savvy with an understanding of current reading devices (and always willing to learn)
  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education
  • Passionate about providing leading customer service and upholding our position in the industry as professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable
  • Familiarity with NetGalley is strongly preferred

Closing Date: March 31st

Salary: £24,000 per annum, pro-rata

How to Apply:
Please use this online form to submit your cover letter (brief introduction and how you fit into the description above), and CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

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NetGalley Seeking Full-Time Customer Service & Community Assistant

No longer accepting applications

Are you passionate about interacting with a community of book advocates and helping to build pre-publication buzz for new books? NetGalley is looking for a full-time Customer Service & Community Assistant to handle online customer support, community moderation, and administrative tasks across two of our platforms (NetGalley.com and BookishFirst.com). This role coordinates with the internal Community Management team.

The NetGalley team works remotely from 9am-5pm Eastern time. This employee will need to be located in the US with a home office and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting with virtual communication.

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of professional administrative and/or customer service experience.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong customer service social skills such as empathy, patience, advocacy and conflict resolution.
  • Familiarity with NetGalley is strongly preferred.
  • Experience moderating social or online communities.

Attributes of Ideal Candidate:

  • Enthusiastic and professional, under all circumstances.
  • Extremely organized and highly detail-oriented.
  • Adept at prioritization, juggling multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Digital-savvy with an understanding of current reading devices (and always willing to learn).
  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education.
  • Passionate about providing top-notch customer service and upholding our position in the industry as professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
  • Extra consideration will be given to candidates who have a professional working fluency in Spanish (to handle Spanish-language support and communications with our community).
  • Experience using Zendesk or similar customer service software or help desk interface.

 

 

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Thank You, Readers

2017 has been one of our most exciting years yet, thanks to dedicated book advocates like you! In the past year on NetGalley, you’ve submitted over 695,000 opinions and reviews. Plus, you’ve connected more than 13,000 social accounts to streamline your review process. Your influence has helped books land in stores, schools, and libraries around the world so that other readers can discover and help books reach their fullest potential.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on our year together on NetGalley. . .

This summer, we made your reviews visible to fellow members to give them the platform they deserve.
With the addition of keywords, you can better describe and categorize books for members.
Plus, you can indicate which reviews you find most helpful.


We also gave UK members their own dedicated site!
On www.netgalley.co.uk, UK members can find books that are most relevant to them while retaining their existing auto-approvals and feedback.


Most recently, we made it easier than ever to share your reviews via your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. With just one click, you can indicate to publishers where you talk about the books you love.

And we expanded where we talk about books, too: this year we brought you even more content from Bookish.com,
an editorially independent division of NetGalley. Bookish also launched BookishFirst, where avid readers can get a First Look at pre-publication books, write reviews, and win free books.

But 2017 isn’t over just yet! There’s still time to submit your final reviews of 2017 on NetGalley: press the Feedback button to submit your Opinions, leave star ratings, and send your full Reviews to publishers. Then, don’t forget to share them socially!

As we look ahead to 2018, we’re excited to introduce you to even more new features, books, and authors & publishers. Thanks as always for your continued support of NetGalley and dedication to helping books succeed.

Happy holidays!
The NetGalley Team

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New! Post reviews with one-click to Goodreads, & social accounts

Can you believe that NetGalley members (like you!) submit 60,000 reviews each month?​ Your efforts are extremely valuable to publishers and authors—but wouldn’t it be great if, in that same single click, those reviews could also be shared to other readers via your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts? Today’s the day!

​No more copying and pasting your reviews into each social platform. ​Connect your accounts​ directly in NetGalley​ to make your review process ​more ​efficient​ than ever​:

Once your accounts are authorized, all you have to do is click each icon and your review will be automatically posted to ​those ​timelines​ ​when you submit your review​ in NetGalley​.

You’ll also start to notice hashtags on book pages, which can be automatically added (and edited) in your social posts.

Bonus!  When you authorize your Goodreads account, ​you’ll have this handy checkbox to automatically post your full review and star rating to your Goodreads bookshelf​. Give it a try! ​

​Have questions? Read more here, and reach out to our support team​ anytime.

 

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Announcing NetGalley UK!

It’s been a long time coming, but at last UK members have their very own dedicated NetGalley site – www.netgalley.co.uk!

On .co.uk, UK members will find books that are the most relevant to them, meaning they’re more likely to be approved and are more likely to find the books they love. When they see a title on .co.uk, UK members will know they won’t be declined based on region, and that the edition of the book they see is the right one for them.

UK members will still be auto-approved for the same publishers, and all existing approvals will stay exactly as before. UK members will also still be able to sign in to www.netgalley.com using their existing accounts, but as all books they’re likely to want will be loud and proud on .co.uk, please bookmark www.netgalley.co.uk.

This has been a real labour of love for us at NetGalley UK, and we’re so excited that you can now sign into the site. There you’ll see featured titles specifically from the UK, and UK-centric category spotlights, making it even easier to find your next great passion.

Your reviews make NetGalley – and we hope that this new site will encourage you to leave even more feedback and even more reviews. If you have any comments, suggestions or general thoughts, do feel free to email stuart.evers@netgalley.co.uk. We want www.netgalley.co.uk to become the destination for all UK readers of influence – and we appreciate all of your input.

For more information, please see our FAQs about NetGalley.co.uk

So there it is: all the books you love, all in one place. We can’t wait for you to sign in and get involved – so head to www.netgalley.co.uk now!

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NetGalley seeking a proactive, enthusiastic part-time Communications Assistant!

No longer accepting applications

Are you passionate about the book publishing industry? Goal oriented, and strategy-driven? NetGalley is looking for a part-time Communications Assistant to maintain important client-facing communications and brand strategy. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.com.

This role will assist the International Account Director, and also provide assistance with client-relationship building as assigned.

Description:

The ideal candidate is a publishing-industry insider with marketing or publicity experience, or B2B brand marketing professional, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate is enthusiastic, professional, extremely organized, and highly detail-oriented; and is adept at prioritization, and juggling multiple tasks.

The perfect candidate will have a knack for creating public-facing content and be comfortable representing the company’s voice and values online, and potentially in-person. Excellent writing skills and tone are a must—friendly, informative, confident, expert. The perfect candidate is a motivated self-starter, in addition.

Familiarity with NetGalley, and the publishing industry is strongly preferred; otherwise, hands-on experience working in a marketing or publicity capacity in any B2B industry is expected.

The NetGalley team is virtual, but we work on an East Coast schedule and many of us are based around NYC. Specific hours will be set when an offer is made, but they will be between 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday. This employee will need a home office and to be able to work very effectively in an independent setting. There will be occasional travel to team meetings.

We’re looking for someone available to start immediately, and work 20 hours a week.

You must be:

  • A friendly and professional people-person
  • Able to write well and quickly, especially: engaging professional marketing and publicity tips, detailed announcements about the NetGalley service, and how-to documents
  • Interested to learn and grow by attending professional development events for marketers and publicists, and staying on top of trends and services in the publishing industry
  • Consistent at meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work and manage your time independently
  • Comfortable working with a virtual team

We’d appreciate:

  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education, or brand marketing experience
  • A big fan of reading digitally and interest in the overall book publishing industry
  • Experience using cloud-based project- and client-management services like Smartsheet and Confluence
  • Basic familiarity with the NetGalley site and concept

Advantages:

Ability to work remotely from your home office, while gaining invaluable insight into the book publishing industry, specifically fostering client relationships tied to this data- and results-driven market. Plus, you will work with a group of truly amazing and creative people!

 

NetGalley (www.netgalley.com) is an industry-standard service to help readers of influence discover and recommend new books to their audiences. NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers on behalf of over 300 publishers in North America, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and Japan, to help promote and market new books. NetGalley is part of Firebrand Technologies (www.firebrandtech.com) which provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success.

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Your reviews are getting attention…

As members of NetGalley, you know that publishers and authors rely on your thoughtful reviews and feedback. We’re showcasing your dedication to helping books succeed by giving your reviews the platform they deserve, to increase their visibility and value. As you submit your reviews on NetGalley, you will notice a few upgrades to the Feedback page – take a look here!

Your reviews will be visible to your fellow book advocates!

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  • Reviews you submit via NetGalley on and after August 14, 2017 will appear on the Title Details pages, visible to other NetGalley members.
  • Adjust your name Display Preferences anytime in the Additional Information section of your Profile.
  • See the average star rating and reviews from fellow members.
  • Learn more here.

As you’re reading reviews from other members, you can indicate which are the most helpful.

Remember: The more reviews you submit, the easier it will be for you and other reviewers, librarians, booksellers, educators, and media professionals to decide which books to request, read, and review. (P.S. If you need any tips for writing reviews, you can find them here!).

Thanks as always for your continued support of NetGalley and dedication to helping books succeed.

All best,
The NetGalley Team

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