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On this episode of Working, the last of Slate’s third season, host Aisha Harris talks to Jordan Pavlin, a book editor at Knopf, about how she identifies future bestsellers, works with talented but sometimes temperamental authors, and how she fights for her book within the publishing house.

 

In a Slate Plus extra, Pavlin explains how she answers the most common question she’s asked: Will you read my novel? If you’re not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

 

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Email: working@slate.com

 

Twitter: @craftingmystyle

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Aisha Harris talks to "Jake," a veteran manager for a fast-fashion retail chain in New York. He talks about the challenges of his job including interacting with young staff, angry customers, and shoplifters. Plus, Jake reveals how he uses what he's learned behind the counter when shopping for himself.

 

In a Slate Plus extra, find out if a store’s sales staff will really be honest with you when you ask how something you’re trying on looks. If you’re not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

 

Our sponsor today: Our sponsors today: Citrix GoToMeeting. Hold a meeting with anyone from the convenience of your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Try it free for 30 days by visiting GoToMeeting.com and clicking the “try it free” button.

 

And Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/working

 Email: working@slate.com

 

Twitter: @craftingmystyle

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John Donvan has made a career out of staying calm – and staying on topic. A veteran ABC News correspondent, he’s now the moderator of Intelligence Squared Debates, a series of Oxford-style debates on the most controversial issues of the day. In this week’s episode of Working, Donvan explains how a successful debate requires a good question and a moderator who knows when to interrupt.

 

In a Slate Plus extra, Donvan schools Harris on why she shouldn’t try to game Intelligence Squared’s scoring system. If you’re not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

 

Our sponsor today: Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to braintreepayments.com/working

 

Email: working@slate.com

 

Twitter: @craftingmystyle

 

Direct download: 140802_moderator.mp3
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