W. W. Norton & Company

W. W. Norton & Company Independent Publishers since 1923
W. W. Norton & Company has been independent since its founding in 1923, when William Warder Norton and Mary D. Herter Norton first published lectures delivered at the People's Institute, the adult-education division of New York City's Cooper Union. The firm soon expanded its program beyond the Institute, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By midcentury, the two major pillars of Norton's publishing program—trade books and college texts—were firmly established. In the 1950s the Norton family transferred control of the company to the employees, and today W. W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.

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"Part of what solving the problem would look like is starting out when kids are young."

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan spoke with NPR All Things Considered about their new book, SEXUAL CITIZENS, a groundbreaking study that transforms how we see and address sex and sexual assault on college campuses.

Profs. Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan asked more than 150 undergrads about their sex lives — what they wanted out of sex, how troubling encounters unfolded, and how misunderstandings led to assault.

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Málà (numbing and spicy) is one of Sichuan's most famous flavor profiles. Chinese food expert Fuchsia Dunlop offers this video introduction to it as part of a series on the diverse flavors of Sichuan.

01/08/2020

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Product Accessibility Specialist to join its Digital Products group. Independent since 1923, employee-owned, and proud to publish “books that live,” Norton is dedicated to building inclusive learning experiences for higher education and high school. The Product Accessibility Specialist will work closely with everyone in the Digital Products group but will also have the opportunity to guide accessibility practices with Editorial, Production, Sales, and Marketing. This position will report to the Accessibility Lead based out of the New York City office.

Reasons that W.W. Norton may be the right fit for you:
• We are W3C members, giving you the opportunity to help craft standards like WCAG and ARIA;
• We value accessibility at all levels, truly seeking to create “born accessible” products;
• W. W. Norton is owned entirely by employees, who each have a stake in the success of the firm;
• Our offices overlook the New York Public Library and Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan;
• If you’re remote, you will have the opportunity to regularly visit the New York office;
• We welcome diversity;
• We are recognized leaders in accessibility innovation, having built and contributed to a variety of tools for accessibility;
• You will help build our accessibility-first Design System, the system that our products are built on;
• We regularly collaborate with the accessibility community;
• You will have the opportunity to attend accessibility events and conferences, such as CSUN or Accessing Higher Ground.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
• Work closely with designers, developers, and testers to create accessible educational products.
• Function as an authority on accessibility, staying ahead of trends in disability advocacy, universal and inclusive design, and web standards.
• Evangelize accessible design by inviting discussion, leading workshops, and building empathy through practiced inclusivity.
• Review and document existing products for accessibility issues and regressions.
• Own and maintain the accessibility documentation for all products.
• Help define accessibility standards for both internal and third-party groups.
• Advise Editorial, Production, Sales, and Marketing about the ways Norton can make materials more accessible to all students and instructors.
• Support adopters of Norton’s products as the primary point of escalation for accessibility concerns.
This job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Employment eligibility to work in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours. If candidate is not in the EST time zone, must be able to accommodate EST working hours.
• Deep understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.x).
• Familiarity with documentation methods for accessibility (WCAG checklist, VPAT).
• Experience working with people with disabilities.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Highly disciplined and self-motivated.
• A keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
• Superior verbal and written communications skills are essential.
• Proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
• Organized and detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• A demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of educational technology.
• Practical knowledge of assistive technology such as screen readers and keyboard input.
• Familiarity with user-centered design methodologies and interest in usability as applied to disabled populations.
• Strong understanding of core web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS) and their interactions with assistive technology.

Ready to apply? Click here: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/SYV. Only applicants who apply via our website will be considered.

01/08/2020

W. W. Norton & Company, headquartered in New York City, has been publishing good books since 1923. As an independent company owned wholly by its employees, we are unique among publishers and offer a different kind of company culture. As employee owners, we all work hard to achieve a common goal: to produce the best books and media possible--valuing the content above all--at ethical prices. In our 93-year history, Norton has published the work of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. We have produced books that are warmly received and books that stir up controversy. But one thing never changes—our commitment to remain a strong, independent house that seeks out the best authors and scholarship to challenge, engage, and educate students and the public.

We are looking for a Publishing Sales Representative to meet with professors and instructors to promote our textbooks, media, and other course materials.

The Perks
• Unique company culture. We’re the kind of place where book nerds thrive. We value our independence and are dedicated to doing things differently than our competitors. We collaborate, innovate, and celebrate with our colleagues, and many of us have called Norton home for our entire career.
• Variety. Because you’re responsible for maintaining relationships and winning textbook and media adoptions at campuses across a large territory, you’ll travel to different campuses every day talking with professors and instructors in a variety of disciplines.
• Intellectual engagement. Finding out about instructors’ course challenges, innovative teaching strategies, and learning objectives means you’re continually discovering new disciplines and reading into textbooks from multiple fields. Norton representatives know what’s great about our books and media because we read and study them in preparation for our campus visits.
• Creativity and strategic thinking. As you work with professors to find the best Norton course materials for their classes, you will think creatively and strategically to find solutions that address the needs of students and instructors and grow your territory’s revenue.
• Career development. Norton values promoting from within, so career development is a company priority. As a Sales Representative, you sharpen your analytical and strategic skills on a daily basis. Managers are dedicated to developing representatives’ strengths, ability to prioritize, and professional goals.
• Mentorship. Besides working closely with a manager who will train, support, and help you develop in this role, Norton offers a mentorship program that pairs you with a more seasoned Norton representative to provide additional support and camaraderie.
• Profit sharing
• 401K matching
• Bonus potential, competitive salary, and healthcare coverage
• Company car, laptop, iPad, and phone

The Day-To-Day
• Develop and maintain relationships with academic faculty to assess individual and departmental needs, and promote Norton’s books and media to current and prospective adopters. You’ll be on campus during the school year, meeting with between 10-15 professors every day.
• Track sales opportunities within a territory, collaborating with editors, marketing managers, and specialists to provide solutions for faculty and think creatively about how to win business.
• Work with faculty to promote Norton media and technological solutions to enhance classrooms (traditional and online) and support student learning. You will also spend time helping instructors set up and implement the technology and facilitate student registration.
• Provide exceptional customer service to current and potential adopters.
• Grow revenue and increase adoption rates across your territory.
• From time to time you will host presentations, media and teaching workshops, and book fairs.
• Work with college bookstores to ensure orders are placed and fulfilled smoothly.

Are You a Good Fit?
If you are self-motivated, competitive, enthusiastic, adept at time management, independent, and persuasive, then the answer is yes! Norton representatives love discussing their favorite books, have a wide range of interests, and enjoy continually learning about new subjects. In order to apply, you must have a BA/BS degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and a valid driver's license. For some territories, you may be traveling overnight, anywhere from a few nights a month to more extensive travel.

*Use of company car depends on driving record and eligibility. All policies and benefits described are subject to change at any time.

Ready to apply? Please click here- http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/T01. Only applicants who apply via our website will be considered.

Zora Neale Hurston was born on this day in 1891. In ZORA AND LANGSTON, Yuval Taylor tells the story of Hurston’s “compel...
01/07/2020

Zora Neale Hurston was born on this day in 1891. In ZORA AND LANGSTON, Yuval Taylor tells the story of Hurston’s “compelling and consequential” (Zinzi Clemmons, New York Times Book Review) friendship and bitter falling-out with fellow literary gadfly Langston Hughes, illuminating each writer’s life and work along the way.

https://wwnorton.com/books/Zora-and-Langston

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At The Atlantic, read EDEN'S OUTCASTS author John Matteson on Greta Gerwig's "Little Women."

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In stores Jan. 14. Read the Teen Vogue excerpt now.

“He thought that because I was staying over in his apartment, it was consent to get involved in something even though I was asleep.”

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Our Favorite Parenting Books of 2019

Shauna Tominey-Creating Compassionate Kids is one of The Greater Good Science Center's favorite parenting books of 2019! Congratulations, Shauna!

Check out the full list and an essay adapted from the Shauna's book at Greater Good Magazine.

Greater Good’s editors pick their favorite books to help parents and their kids thrive.

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This is Bob Hoover, retired book editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I need to contact Norton publicity about the inaugural Pittsburgh Book Festival. I worked with Louise Brockett for many years, but am assuming she has retired. Can you help?
Hi, I was wondering if you could direct message me. I had a question about a book I wanted to purchase.
Hi there! Is there a contact email for Bulk Orders of reprints for your titles? I'd love to get it! Interested in pricing and turnaround time on 500 copies of IWoz - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (October 17, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393330435 ISBN-13: 978-0393330434 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches Many thanks in advance for your help!
Paul Krugman is going to jail for child pronography on his computer. So go publish that :-)
I would like to take this opportunity to express appreciation for a short story I have just read this morning by Claire Messud. I found The Professor's History in an anthology of Canadian short stores published by Penguin. I found the story, in a word, astonishing in its impeccable stylistic beauty and depth of meaning -- a wonderful work of art.
Let's get this right... You don't answer the phone. You want me to connect with you by facebook and yet you don't use messenger (presumably, you just want me to see your cute posts). Submitting a trouble ticket didn't work. Chat put me on hold and then the page disappeared. There was nobody to answer the phone when I called. And now I have to wait for somebody to review my post. Are you trying to be difficult on purpose or is it just the culture of the organization?
How does somebody get help with a registration code that the system says is invalid? I have been put on hold by the chat system. The help desk didn't have anybody to answer. I tried to submit a ticket, and that did not work.