Employment Opportunities

PubWest members are welcome to list new employment opportunities, job listings, and calls for freelance help. Please contact Kent Watson to post your open position.

Here’s the list of open positions with PubWest members:

Associate Publisher and Director of Operations, Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press

St. Louis-based Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press seeks Associate Publisher and Director of Operations with primary oversight of:

  • general management and administration,
  • fiscal and personnel management,
  • buying/vendor relations,
  • operating and business systems development, integration and maintenance, and
  • acquisition review and strategy.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Superb organizational skills, including systems and process management, for 30+ simultaneous projects;
  • Strong fiscal management experience;
  • Experience in conventional print, on-demand and web-based production and operations management; experience in the book publishing industry preferred but not required;
  • Open, team-based management style supported by a clear focus on results;
  • Ability to travel occasionally (less than 10% of time);

To more information, including application instructions, visit ChalicePress.com/jobs.


Customer Service Manager, Mountaineers Books

Mountaineers Books, the leading publisher of outdoor recreation, lifestyle, and conservation books seeks a Customer Service Manager to manage order entry, maintain product data, and solve problems for our customers. This function is highly automated and the Customer Service Manager must be able to resolve technical issues related to electronic ordering, as well as facilitate the electronic distribution of product information. The primary skills needed are problem-solving abilities, scrupulous attention to details, and a desire to help customers have an excellent experience with the company.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Order processing and point person for all customer service issues.
  •  Coordinate with the distribution manager weekly to ensure turnaround shipping times and address any order/shipping issues. Identify bottlenecks in shipping and work with Director of Sales and Distribution Manager to resolve them.
  • Facilitate EDI-received orders and troubleshoot occasional errors with customer–partners.
  • Manage all products’ metadata across all sales channels to ensure accurate data, keeping up to date with seasonal releases, corrections, and more.
  • Handle all customer complaints promptly, finding creative means to happily resolve all challenges. Track sources of recurring problems and suggest solutions.
  • Maintain constant communications between customer service, sales, and shipping. Encourage teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Answer departmental correspondence via e-mail, fax, or regular mail, including product inquiries, order status, shortage/return credit claims, etc.
  • Manage customer service with the goal of increasing sales through excellent customer experience, up-selling of relevant products, and various communications (e.g., invoice messaging, package stuffers, etc.).

Minimum Requirements 

  • Education: BA Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience: Two years minimum experience in customer service or sales area, preferably in publishing or outdoor industry.
  • Knowledge and Skills: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel) and have excellent technical aptitude to learn our enterprise publishing software, as well as interface knowledgably with our EDI customers and vendors and metadata distribution partners. Must be detail oriented, have good oral and written communication skills, be able to prioritize and to direct a wide variety of tasks quickly. A positive, helpful attitude toward all customers is essential.

Mountaineers Books, including its two imprints, Skipstone and Braided River, is a leading publisher of quality outdoor recreation, sustainability, and conservation titles. As a

501(c)(3)-nonprofit, we are committed to supporting the environmental and educational goals of our 110-year-old parent organization, The Mountaineers, by providing expert information on human-powered adventure, sustainable practices at home and on the trail, and preservation of wilderness. Our office culture is friendly and highly collaborative. We offer a generous benefits package, and flexible office policies

Salary Range – $40,000 – $50,000 DOE

Web site: http://www.mountaineersbooks.org

Application: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter; please explain why the mission and work of Mountaineers Books appeals to you. Send all information to mbooks@mountaineersbooks.org.

NO PHONE CALLS.


Administrative Assistant, PubWest

PubWest has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant. This is a part-time hourly position (approximately 15 hours a week), based primarily from a home office.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for a broad range of duties, including but not limited to database maintenance; member correspondence; website maintenance; email and social media marketing; production of print directories, programs, and mailers; and coordinating and attending PubWest events, trade shows, and the annual PubWest Conference and Book Industry Trade show.

The position requires strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) database management (we use FileMaker Pro), social media and marketing experience (Constant Contact, Facebook and Twitter), website updating (we use WordPress), graphic design and production (InDesign), customer service, membership recruitment and retention, advertising sales, volunteer coordination, collateral and copywriting, as well as general administrative duties.

The position requires significant contact with PubWest members, the Board of Directors and its committees, and the general public by telephone and email, as well as in person at PubWest events and trade shows. The Administrative Assistant must be professional, flexible, and a self-starter who is energized by challenges and has a passion for publishing. A balanced combination of people, organizational, and technical skills will define the ideal candidate for this position. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be willing to travel.

Resumes should be sent to: Kent Watson, PubWest, 17501 Hill Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 or by email to kent@pubwest.org. Please, no phone calls.

PubWest, Publishers Association of the West and other trademarks are trademarks of Publishers Association of the West, Inc. Publishers Association of the West Inc, is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation, Federal 501(c)6 with the Tax ID #84-0796515.


Sales Manager, Lone Pine Publishing

Lone Pine Publishing (US) is the sales, marketing, and distribution office for titles published by one of the largest publishing groups in Canada, including Lone Pine, Partners Publishing, Company’s Coming, Folklore Publishing, and more. We have been in business 38 years and specialize in nature, gardening, outdoor recreation, history, cookbooks, and folklore.  We have an immediate opening in the Seattle region for US Sales Manager. This person is responsible for all sales and marketing of titles distributed by Lone Pine in the US, and the operations of the US office and warehouse.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, communicate, and implement sales and marketing strategies for backlist, current, and forthcoming titles; recommend print runs and prices for new releases; communicate plans to staff, sales reps, and customers.
  • Manage in-house sales reps as well as commission groups. Call on key national and local house accounts. Identify and pursue special sales opportunities. Provide sales analysis, including annual sales forecasts.
  • Create and manage US budget.  Forecast and track all marketing and sales expenses.  Manage all US payables. Manage staff for customer service, A/R, and A/P.
  • Manage warehouse staff and operations, for all US shipping and receiving.
  • Serve as primary contact for customers; manage data feeds and supply images to customers and others; communicate all price, discount, and status changes.
  • Working with senior management team in Canada, provide direction and strategy.
  • Work closely with owner and acquisitions team to determine sales potential for new titles, series, and reprints. Provide comparative sales data.
  • Conduct annual performance and goal-setting reviews for all direct reports. Supervisory responsibilities:  currently 3 full-time staff, one part-time.

Physical requirements:

Travel as necessary, for sales calls, select trade shows, and occasional meetings in Canadian offices.  Approximately six to ten trips out of office each year. Some lifting of cartons and set-up of exhibit booths books is required.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to sales@booklogic.com.


Director of Professional Publishing, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers is a leading independent publisher that has been innovating for 25+ years.  We are headquartered in Oakland, California, and our books, audios, and other publications are sold all over the world.  We are dedicated to an ambitious mission: Connecting People and Ideas to Create a World That Works for All. Through our groundbreaking publications in business, management, current affairs, personal growth, self-help, and other areas, we strive to challenge conventional thinking, introduce new ideas, and foster positive change on individual, organizational, and societal levels. We offer a work environment that is participative, flexible, and creative. We seek staff members who bring cultural, ethnic, social, and intellectual diversity to Berrett-Koehler.  We are a Certified B Corp and a California Benefit Corp.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Director of Professional Publishing will serve on the BK Management Team and will serve as head of the Professional Publishing Department, supervising the Executive Editor for Professional Publishing and other department members to be hired over time.  The Director will also have extensive sales and marketing responsibilities for professional titles, especially in establishing and personally managing sales channels, customer partnerships, sales systems, and marketing strategies for professional titles.  BK’s professional titles are currently concentrated in the fields of project management, federal government contracting and financial management, public administration, organization development, training and development, and human resource management.  BK intends to expand into other professional fields over coming years.

Please see a comprehensive job description, including job responsibilities below.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Applicants must have sufficient sales and marketing, leadership, and publishing experience to thrive in performing the responsibilities of this position.  We seek applicants who have demonstrated a track record of success in accomplishing significant advances in complex and challenging environments—in any areas, whether previous jobs or volunteer work or entrepreneurial projects.  Among the factors to be considered in judging applicants will be (1) applicants’ track record of proactively taking initiative to institute innovations and advances that addressed needs, solved problems, and exploited opportunities; (2) applicants’ history of performing responsibilities with accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and efficiency; (3) applicants’ history of making themselves accountable for performance and delivering on their accountabilities; (4) applicants’ history of maintaining a positive, engaged, committed attitude, even in a challenging environment; (5) applicants’ history of continually advancing their own learning and development; and (6) applicants’ history of collaborating well with coworkers and being a supportive and responsible organizational citizen.

COMPENSATION:

Salary: $98,711 per year

Health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance

Flexible Spending Account plan, 401K plan, HSA plan, and ESOP employee ownership plan

APPLICATION:

To be considered, you must mail or email your resume and a detailed cover letter (several pages long if necessary), stating why you are interested in the position, your qualifications (in relation to the desired qualifications detailed above), how you have been successful in similar work (please be specific about your accomplishments), and your personal qualities that account for your success. Please send them to:

Berrett- Koehler Publishers, Attn: Rosalee White, at the address below, or to: rwhite@bkpub.com

Detailed Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING

REPORTS TO: President and CEO

SUPERVISES: Executive Editor and Sales/Marketing Manager or Assistant

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-Time

PURPOSE:

  • Build BK professional publishing programs into a highly profitable multi-million-dollar business that advances BK’s mission
  • Build a BK professional team focused on defining and serving professional markets
  • Lead the creation of BK sales, marketing, editorial, production, and operations systems and strategies that support profitable professional publishing, that differ from trade publishing systems and strategies, and that help all of BK become more customer focused
  • Be the chief salesperson and marketer for professional titles and support other BK staff who help sell and market professional titles
  • Guide BK professional publishing to be congruent with and benefit from the BK Way of partnering with authors, customers, sales partners, service providers, and others
  • Establish, track, and focus company attention on metrics key to professional publishing

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Departmental Leadership (35%)

  • Serve on the BK management team and provide leadership as needed
  • Serve as professional publishing department leader, supervise other department members, and help them to succeed in their roles
  •  Collaborate with and aid BK staff in other areas to help them support sales of BK professional publications and to apply professional publishing mindsets and approaches elsewhere in BK where they would enhance BK’s other publishing programs
  • Lead in planning, coordinating, and executing actions to accomplish BK’s Priorities and Goals for 2018 and subsequent years regarding “Build BK Professional as a Business”
  • Work closely with other departments in establishing and using efficient sales and revenue tracking, profitability analysis, publication planning, and inventory management systems
  • Lead in exploring, analyzing, and deciding professional areas in which to expand BK’s business and locating and acquiring existing publications and programs in these areas
  • Work with other BK departments to create scaled-down processes where possible (such as in book design) to increase efficiency and reduce costs for professional publishing

Sales and Marketing (50%)

  • Lead in establishing go-to-market strategies for professional publishing areas
  • Lead in projecting, tracking, and reporting sales of professional publications
  • Build the sales and marketing structures—including partnerships with outside individuals and organizations, bulk sales channels, and direct marketing systems—necessary to support sales of professional titles and also useful for sales of appropriate trade titles
  • Develop personal relationships with individuals and organizations key to partnerships, regularly contact those individuals and organizations, and generate needed sales revenue
  • Develop personal relationships with key bulk sales customers in the training, professional certification, and academic markets for professional publishing, regularly contact those customers, and generate needed sales revenue
  • Establish new distribution channels to support professional publishing sales, enhance the flow and efficiency of existing channels, and make sure that all professional publications are available at all times through existing and new channels
  • Help develop digital direct marketing infrastructure to sell to professional communities
  • Research, design, and implement coherent pricing and discount strategies
  • Hire and supervise outside marketing agencies and freelancers as needed to support professional publishing
  • Oversee the sales and marketing work of other department members

Marketing Team Leader for New BK Professional Books (10%)

  • Create the key strategies for each title for the launch meeting
  • Create marketing plans and a Google doc for each new title
  • Oversee the implementation of the key strategies and marketing plans, checking that other sales and marketing staff are doing what they said they would do
  • Connect with authors at least four months before pub date to review BK marketing plans and author marketing plans, and continue to check in with them periodically until two months after pub date to update them on BK marketing efforts, answer their questions, and make sure they’re getting the support they need
  • Check that orders are coming in through all sales channels and follow up with BK staff and PRHPS sales staff as needed to correct problems
  • Ensure that the book description in the metadata is accurate and contact those in charge to fix problems
  • Check if there are enough positive Amazon customer reviews of the books, and, if not, ask the author to get more reviews; check that authors have created their amazon author pages and optimized their books, etc.
    Two months after pub date, update the Google doc with a Sales and Marketing Update—summing up all marketing and publicity efforts—send it to the author and appropriate BK staff, and schedule a call to review it with the author

Organizational Citizenship (5%):

  • Participate in company staff meetings
  • Participate in monthly publication board meetings when professional publications are being proposed (optional when not)
  • Participate in the professional title portions of seasonal launch meetings both internally and with distributors and sales force
  • Participate in annual business planning process.
  • Participate in company projects, discussions, activities, author events, etc. as needed for the effective operation of the company
  • Follow company policies regarding expense reporting, company travel, benefits, workplace rules, other human resource policies, etc.

Publications Project Manager, Independent Institute

The Independent Institute is currently seeking a Publications Project Manager to provide production and editorial support and manage the detailed aspects of producing publications and marketing collateral.

The Publications Project Manager works directly with our Publications Director and other departments, authors, and outside partners to prepare and produce high quality digital and print publications, periodicals, collateral, and digital assets. Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated with experience in digital and print production.

http://www.independent.org/aboutus/job.asp?id=9226

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate production administration with departments, authors, and vendors; maintain quality and cost control and order and delivery schedules; and input and properly document changes during the production process.
  • Provide editorial assistance on projects leading to publication including proofreading, copyediting, fact-checking, copyright submissions, and permissions.
  • Provide basic design, layout, and production support of marketing, fundraising and event-related projects as assigned.
  • Work within the organization to explore and define design solutions in support of the brand.
  • Provide digital assets and solutions for web, email and social media use and distribution.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 to 5 years of print and digital production experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills with keen attention to details.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects under tight deadlines, work independently, and maintain good author/vendor relationships.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat).
  • Familiarity with print production processes, Mac OS X applications, and MS Office (Word and Excel).

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and samples of work to:

Jason Monaghan
Publications Director
Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1428
jmonaghan@independent.org

No calls please


Associate Publicist, Shambhala Publications

As the publicist for Shambhala Publications/Snow Lion, your mission will be twofold.  First, you will be the primary contact for the author throughout the development and execution of all publicity and marketing plans.  Our goal is to provide an exceptional level of author care – a level that sets us apart from other publishers and adds value to the author’s publishing experience.  You will be their coach, their counselor, their cheerleader, and their advocate, providing an equal measure of clear guidance and responsive, enthusiastic collaboration.  Second, you will work to secure media coverage and organize events in support of Shambhala Publications.  This will require you to initiate and maintain relationships with key media contacts and influencers in the categories Shambhala publishes into and become familiar with the best venues for events in all regions that can draw a significant crowd.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with your marketing counterparts, editorial team, authors, and Shambhala Publications staff to create and implement unique and engaging publicity plans, including media outreach and author events.
  • Advise authors on the publishing process and best practices.
  • Assist the editorial team in evaluating the media potential for incoming acquisitions.
  • Write press releases, pitch letters, organize mailings for ARCs, eGalleys, and finished copies, and assemble media lists with the goal of securing a diverse array of media (print, broadcast, and online).
  • Be responsive to incoming media requests, providing assets and excerpts, author bios, blurbs, fact sheets, etc.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with key media contacts, influencers, and event venues.
  • Brainstorm with the Shambhala/Snow Lion team about branding initiatives.
  • Occasional travel for media meetings, author events, sales presentations, trade shows, etc (approx. 3-4x per year)

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years in a bookselling or book publishing role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or curiosity about world religions and philosophy, particularly Eastern wisdom traditions including Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, and Taoism.
  • Event planning, writing, social media, promotion and strategic partnerships, presentation skills
  • Adept at Office 365, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe, Cision

This position will be based on our Boulder, Colorado office.  Remote candidates will not be considered; relocation assistance can be provided.

Shambhala Publications has been a family-owned book publisher since 1969, and is the leading small publisher of books on Buddhism, Religion & Philosophy, Mindfulness & Meditation, Psychology, Health and more.  We offer generous benefits including 401k match, health care including dental and vision, summer hours, and free yoga and meditation classes in our office.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please send your cover letter and resume to KJ Grow, Sales & Marketing Director: kjgrow@shambhala.com.  Applications will be received until Feb 15; first round of interviews to begin late January.


Publishing Manager, WNPA

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks a publishing and content specialist within the Marketing & Communications team. The Publishing Manager leads the planning, development, design, and production of educational publications for various print media. This position also works collaboratively with other specialists on the team, to develop diverse products that help fulfill the collective missions of WNPA and the National Park Service (NPS).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Generate ideas for new products, publications, and services in line with WNPA’s mission; work with team members to assess the viability and ROI of new products
  • Effectively prepare and execute all elements of project development, including the publishing process, idea generation planning, development, delivery, acquisitions, and production
  • Marketing for a broad range of publications, including long-form printed books, short-form printed publications, e-books, audio books, and other media
  • Effectively oversee the work of a wide variety of external creative and technical specialists, including writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, editors, website and app developers, coders, printers, e-book conversion houses, and internal direct reporting WNPA staff. Responsibilities include, interviewing, hiring, training and scheduling staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; managing performance; addressing complains and resolving problems
  • Effectively and diplomatically communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including other teams across WNPA, NPS staff at the park and regional level, and the general public
  • Negotiate contracts for publications and services
  • Substantively edit text, photography, and illustration
  • May write original text for print and electronic publications
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format
  • Oversee multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Work independently and in a team environment to support WNPA goals and initiatives
  • Support the creation of marketing materials for publications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of all aspects of publishing including trade experience
  • Knowledge of interpretation/education methods and techniques
  • Ability to interpret complex ideas and develop interpretive concepts and content
  • Skill in photography and/or illustration editing
  • Ability to think strategically, tactically, and systematically to assess and implement ideas
  • Must possess computer skills with Microsoft Office suite products to include but not limited to, internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, databases, desktop publishing, and project management software
  • Experience working in and/or implementing a title management system
  • Skill in editing, copyediting, and proofreading
  • Skill in monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • General working knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their comparable state and local laws (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, ERISA, and NLRA

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors, where temperature is moderate and controlled by office environmental systems. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but may become loud during high customer volume or special events. Occasional work may be performed outside under natural conditions (special events, etc.). Environment will vary when outside work or travel is required
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with customers, volunteers, supervisors/managers, directors and co-workers
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision, depth perception and color vision
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well
  • Requires manual and finger dexterity to be able to operate all necessary equipment such as but limited to; computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

TRAVEL

  • Occasional travel may be required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or 5+ years of progressive publishing experience required
  • Graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) experience a plus
  • Experience working with or for the NPS or similar public historical, cultural, or land management entity a plus

(This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.)

The Western National Parks Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Anyone interested needs to apply directly at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=7968&clientkey=A4DAA92F960391534CB10879F9514ABE

ABOUT WNPA

Western National Parks Association helps make the national park experience possible for everyone. As a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience. Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways, all with one simple goal: create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time.


Royalty Analyst, Hachette Book Group, Boulder, CO

Summary
The Royalties department is responsible for the contract interpretation of approximately 18,000 agreements and payouts totaling over 100 million annually.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Senior Royalty Manager.
  • Work as a liaison for authors, editors and agencies.
  • Responsible for auditing and preparing statements for royalty payments.
  • Track and pay contractual obligations to author clients.
  • Validate monthly financial data for month-end general ledger reporting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an accounting/financial position.
  • Degree preferred.
  • Ability to grasp new computer systems and procedures quickly and accurately.
  • Proficiency in Excel is required.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience.
  • Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed.
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
  • Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate.
  • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.

To apply, click here.


Online Marketing Manager, Hachette Book Group, Nashville, TN

Summary
Hachette Book Group Nashville seeks an Online Marketing Manager for their Center Street imprint. This role will manage the division’s consumer digital initiatives and reports to the Associate Online Marketing Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and assist with Center Street’s Digital Content Strategy: Create a comprehensive digital content strategy that includes both the imprint and authors’ online media.
  • Oversee and execute digital content creation (social media and blog posts, digital ads, social media material, newsletters) to drive front list and backlist promotions for brand authors.
  • Data-Driven Analysis, Decisions & Goals: Set clearly quantifiable goals and benchmarks (D2C sales, traffic growth) for all digital campaigns and strategies, including (but not limited to) newsletters, social media platforms, blogs, as well as title-specific marketing and digital advertising (SEO, keyword advertising, social media ads, etc.). Gather data about audiences and perform actionable analysis to make recommendations for ongoing/future campaigns.
  • Social Media Innovation: Evaluate new platforms and keep abreast of all business and technology trends that could impact digital strategy. Conduct periodic competitive analysis (publishing industry and non-industry) for Center Street.
  • Content Creation: Write and design social media assets. Produce and edit video content for digital promotion and upload to key retailers and social media platforms.
  • Blogger and Influencer Outreach: Continue to develop Center Street’s blogger and influencer outreach, including book-specific campaigns.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated skill in writing effective and engaging social media copy
  • Photography for social media set-up shots with an iPhone, includes styling book shots
  • Basic video editing, production and direction skills with a platform like iMovie
  • Understanding of MailChimp
  • Some HTML experience (WordPress a plus)
  • Facebook and Facebook Ads Manager
  • Google AdWords, search and display, Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with social listening tools such as Sprout Social, SEM rush
  • Familiarity with syndication platforms
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in book publishing-preferred not required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in digital marketing

To apply, click here.


Production Designer, Hachette Book Group, Avalon-Berkeley

Summary 
Production designers produce books within our travel imprints, Rick Steves and Moon.

Our production work is done in a Word and Indesign-based, automated layout system called Typefi.

Production designers’ responsibilities include layout of book interiors using Typefi; coordination between Production, Cartography and Editorial Departments; freelancer management; printer contact; quality control; and schedule management for assigned titles. Each production designer works on about 15 titles per publishing season.

Production designers are also responsible for acquiring and selecting photos for covers, and working with authors to manage their graphics contributions to individual titles. The position includes coordinating the acquisition, evaluation, and inventory of images for assigned travel books.

The Avalon Production Department consists of seven members, including four production designers, producing about 120 print titles a year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Indesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office expertise
• Experience in print production
• Experience with digital asset management systems
• Willingness to learn new production technologies
• Strong communication skills
• Team player

Click here to apply.


Lumina Datamatics seeks US-based applicants to support our expanding Trade Publishing team.  For our clients we produce a large volume of peer-reviewed STEM monographs by established authors, with assignments ranging broadly in length and complexity. Remote opportunities include:

Trade Project Manager. Successful candidates must have relevant editorial and project management experience specific to monograph book production workflows, and should flag when applying where said expertise includes handling of STEM titles; candidates lacking solid prior monograph PM experience will not be considered. Dependent upon the candidate, roles are available both as freelance PM for individual projects, or lengthier term of project contractual positions assisting with a broader array of titles concurrently.

The PM in a full-service monograph book production workflow serves as central coordinator, quality assurance provider and trafficker of deliverables to various stakeholders. The PM will be responsible for placing full-service projects with resources (copyeditor, proofreader and indexer) and also working with Lumina Datamatics production teams to prepare typeset page proofs. The PM is responsible for reviewing each of these outputs for acceptable quality. The PM shall maintain author- and client-facing role with respect to delivery and receipt of various outputs throughout life span of a project. Client and author escalations route through this central project PM. Further the PM is responsible for proactively managing overall project schedule. Working in concert with Lumina’s expert production teams, the PM shall be supported accordingly to ensure success of the overall effort.

Interested parties should email hire.trade@luminad.com with “Trade STEM PM opportunity” in subject line, along with resume highlighting relevant experience and references.

 

Copy Editor. Numerous opportunities are available; these are typically assigned as single project freelance opportunities, with payment per 250 word manuscript page. The editing needs here are primarily for mechanical editing (via Microsoft Word) of STEM monograph manuscripts of varying length and complexity. We are seeking editors with a good track record of quality work done on time at modest compensation rates.

Interested parties should email hire.trade@luminad.com with “Trade STEM Copy Editor opportunity” in subject line, along with resume highlighting relevant experience and references.

 

Indexer. Numerous roles are available, typically assigned as single project freelance opportunities, with payment per typeset bound book page. The needs here are for professional indexing (generally scholarly 2-level) of STEM monographs of varying length and complexity, prepared in a compressed timeframe during latter stages of a given project. We are seeking indexers with an excellent track record of quality work done on time.

Interested parties should email hire.trade@luminad.com with “Trade STEM Indexer opportunity” in subject line, along with resume highlighting relevant experience and references.


Marketing Manager, (G-07- 17) Globe Pequot/Rowman & Littlefield

Globe Pequot, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking a Marketing Manager who will be responsible for developing and managing an annual, seasonal and channel development marketing plan that achieves both annual and long-range growth targets. The role will focus on the following areas of responsibility: create effective marketing platforms for targeted growth categories; drive consistent market category growth with a focus on brand signature publishing initiatives; develop and implement brand category media engagement initiatives and social media annual campaigns in conjunction with the Media Engagement Team; partner with the sales team to successfully achieve annual revenue targets and new business development objectives; and partner with category editorial teams to develop and implement effective marketing campaigns.

The position is located in Guilford, CT and the selected candidate will report to the Publisher of Globe Pequot.

Key responsibilities include:

•Partner with the category editorial and media engagement teams to develop and execute effective category marketing plans

•Create and launch revenue-generating category marketing partnerships

•Achieve annual growth and profit targets.

•Partner with editorial in the development of category product plans

•Drive innovation and market reach as markets evolve.

•Sustain a thriving marketing network that informs both product and publishing decision-making.

Qualifications:

•A proven ability to creatively sustain revenue and profit growth.

•Market-driven mindset that frames opportunities in a commercial context.

•5+ years of publishing and marketing experience.

•Superb communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a team and with both internal and external brand partners.

•Ability to effectively position and create national consumer awareness and market reach around significant product launches.

•Bachelors degree.

About Our Company:

Globe Pequot is an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in Guilford, CT, New York City, Boulder, CO, Massachusetts, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email using the contact information below:

Boone Soukthideth

Rowman & Littlefield

c/o Human Resources

humanresources@rowman.com

 

Rowman & Littlefield

Lanham, MD

E.O.E – D/M/V/F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at humanresources@rowman.com.


Associate Media/Publicity Manager, (G-03- 17) Globe Pequot/Rowman & Littlefield

Globe Pequot, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking an Associate Media/Publicity Manager who will be responsible for developing and managing category annual, seasonal and key title media plans that: create significant consumer awareness in GP market segments; fully leverages strategic partner’s full media platforms; and drive overall category and lead title sales performance. The role will focus on the following areas of responsibility: create and grow media platforms for targeted growth categories; drive consistent market category growth with a focus on brand signature publishing initiatives; develop and implement brand category media engagement initiatives and social media annual campaigns; partner with the marketing team to successfully achieve annual revenue targets; and partner with category editorial teams to implement effective media engagement campaigns.

The position reports to the Publisher of Globe Pequot.

Key responsibilities include:

  •  Partner with the category marketing and editorial teams to develop and execute effective category media engagement plans.
  • Create and launch revenue-generating category media partnerships.
  • Achieve annual growth and profit targets.
  • Drive innovation and market reach as markets evolve.
  • Sustain a thriving marketing network that informs both effective media engagement initiatives and successful product positioning.

Qualifications:

  •  A proven ability to creatively evolve media engagement to broaden consumer awareness.
  • Market-driven mindset that frames opportunities in a commercial context.
  •  5+ years of publishing and marketing experience.
  •  Superb communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a team and with both internal and external brand partners.
  • Ability to effectively position and create national consumer awareness and market reach around significant product launches.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

About Our Company

Globe Pequot is an imprint of Rowman &Littlefield. An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in Guilford, CT, New York City, Boulder, CO, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth

Rowman & Littlefield

c/o Human Resources

246 Goose Lane, Suite 200

Guilford, CT 06492

humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield

Lanham, MD

E.O.E – D/M/V/F


Senior Editorial Project Manager, Lumina Datamatics

Lumina Datamatics seeks an experienced Senior Editorial Project Manager to help our publishing services team produce numerous publications for the STM & HSS publishing industry, including monographs. The Senior EPM fulfills a variety of production responsibilities for these publications, and performs an assortment of administrative tasks to support the goals of Lumina Datamatics in this area. The ideal candidate has a strong background in project management, English grammar and style conventions (additional knowledge of UK style proficiency a plus), is highly organized with a keen attention to detail, and possesses a professional interest in developing their skills in a casual and challenging environment.

Key Responsibility Areas

  1. Serve as primary editorial project manager for assigned clients. Serving as primary contact with customers, freelance resources and Lumina Datamatics’ offshore production teams.
    • Editorial project analysis to assist with estimate development. Develops project schedules and workflows. Develops budgets for individual projects and profitability analysis
    • Prepares editing samples and client-specific style sheets
    • Identifies and assigns projects to appropriate editor and proofreader freelancer resources. Ensures sufficient freelance resources are available to undertake clients’ work assignments; where indicated, develops and maintains a separate subset of suitable freelancers appropriate to specific assigned clients’ needs
    • Quality reviews of freelancer output
    • Reviews page proofs as needed on specific projects
    • Communications with editorial and production counterparts at publisher during process
    • Author management duties when indicated
    • Prepares projections of customer needs for overall capacity planning
    • Prepares purchase orders and reviews subsequent freelancer invoices for accuracy; assists accounting staff as needed to resolve queries about freelance invoicing. Ability to work within the online MIS system.
    • Reviews for accuracy of customer invoicing in consult with accounting staff
    • When required, management of permissions needs, photo research, contributed titles, references, etc.
  2. Training and Development
    • Assists with setup of an expanded editorial project management team, and coordinates recruitment, training, supervision and mentorship of new editorial project managers working on select accounts including TOP’s.
    • Ensures freelance resources are well versed in the styles and expectations of various customers. Provides coaching and feedback intended to aid in freelance editor development. Assists in periodic performance reviews
    • Training duties may also entail remote training tasks for an India-based editorial team on certain tasks and projects where deemed appropriate
    • Assesses applicants: Refines testing, reviews/grades applicant tests
  3. Sales support
    • Consults on new sales opportunities
    • Participates in conference calls with prospective and current customers (e.g., to launch initiatives, as point of escalation with customer, and to maintain U.S. point of contact.) Occasionally may travel (at company expense) for site visits to prospective and current customers
    • Occasionally may assist with development and editing of promotional copy, advertisements, and sales literature
  4. Other duties
    • Participates in production meetings and periodic staff meetings
    • Occasionally may travel to various Lumina Datamatics offices (at company expense) for company strategy meetings.
    • Status reporting, internally and to client as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications or humanities; Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 2-5 years related experience. Strong organizational skills, with ability to work independently under tight deadlines managing simultaneous projects.
  • Strong grasp of English grammar, style, and usage; familiarity with copyediting and proofreading.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as proven customer service ethic.
  • Able to effectively develop strong working relationships with colleagues on team.

Position is a telecommuting role; applicants must have availability to work and take calls and meetings throughout East coast time zone business hours. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Lumina Datamatics is an equal opportunity employer. Interested parties to submit resume to the attention of hire.trade@luminad.com


Assistant Production EditorAmerican Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association seeks an Assistant Production Editor to help our busy media department produce numerous high-quality products that support the veterinary profession, including a peer-reviewed journal, a member magazine, books, brochures, companion websites, and more. The Assistant Production Editor assists with several editorial processes for AAHA’s journal, fulfills a variety of production responsibilities for AAHA Press, and performs an assortment of administrative tasks to support the goals of the association. The ideal candidate has a strong background in English grammar, is highly organized with a keen attention to detail, and possesses a professional interest in developing their skills in a casual and challenging environment. The Assistant Production Editor reports to the Editor in Chief.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks related to author queries, submissions, and peer-review processes for JAAHA, the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
  • Serve as primary contact, liaison, and assistant for JAAHA editors, AAHA staff, and, authors.
  • Monitor and update jaaha.org website.
  • Perform basic production tasks as required (e.g., create art logs, check corrections, and manage review distribution).
  • Support marketing through author engagement.
  • Consistently seek opportunities to generate nondues revenue and/or promote the AAHA mission and visibility/leadership.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or humanities required; 1–2 years related experience or completion of Denver Publishing Institute (or equivalent program) preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to work independently under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong grasp of English grammar, style, and usage; familiarity with copyediting and proofreading.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as customer service ethic.
  • Ability to work effectively on teams and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.

We offer an excellent team-oriented work environment and full benefits, including employer-paid health insurance. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Kelly Brown at kelly.brown@aaha.org.


Content EditorAmerican Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association seeks a Content Editor to help our growing media department produce numerous high-quality products that support the veterinary profession, including a peer-reviewed journal, a member magazine, books, brochures, companion websites, and more. The Content Editor writes, edits, and produces AAHA’s NEWStat blog and weekly e-mail digests; develops articles for AAHA’s member magazine; creates content for custom publishing; and writes marketing copy for AAHA Press products. The ideal candidate has a strong background in communications with demonstrated skills in writing and editing; has experience producing materials in nontext formats; and possesses a professional interest in acquiring knowledge of the companion animal health profession as well as of veterinary practices. The AAHA media department offers a casual and challenging environment with opportunities to grow. The Content Editor reports to the Editor in Chief.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and write or curate/repurpose articles for NEWStat from reputable sources, focusing on research related to medicine, health, and human-animal bond, and in various formats: text, photos, audio, or video.
  • Perform reporter/editor tasks including scanning, reporting, interviewing, writing, editing, proofreading, fact-checking, creating or obtaining nontext media, posting or distributing, following up on feedback.
  • Monitor traffic and research/implement ways to increase NEWStat’s open rates, time on site, and other parameters that demonstrate value to members and advertisers.
  • Write one article/month for Trends magazine.
  • Write promotional copy for AAHA Press products.
  • Participate on the AAHA Content Strategy team to collaboratively identify content ideas.

Key Qualifications:

  • Journalism or communications degree from four-year, accredited college/university program.
  • At least three years of experience in writing and producing content for print and online publications. Five samples of published work required.
  • Demonstrated skills in creating a variety of online content (e.g., podcasts, explainer videos, and interactive infographics).
  • Familiarity with posting content through a content management system preferred.

We offer an excellent team-oriented work environment and full benefits, including employer-paid health insurance. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and five samples of published work to Kelly Brown at kelly.brown@aaha.org.


Publications Project Manager, The Dibble Institute

The Dibble Institute is seeking a Publications Project Manager to lead our curriculum development and revision efforts!

We are looking for an organized person with experience in publishing, small business, or project management who can work independently with a minimum of supervision. Knowledge of the research behind youth relationship education is a  definite plus.

A complete job description is available here.

Salary commensurate with experience. This full-time position has generous benefits, including medical, dental, and vision along with paid time off.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this challenging position, please send your cover letter and resume to TopTeam@DibbleInstitute.org.

Please, no telephone calls.

The Dibble Institute is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to helping young people learn the skills necessary for successful romantic relationships, now and in the future. We serve as a national leader in the field of youth relationship education. The Dibble Institute uses research to develop, publish, and distribute materials that help teens and young adults learn how to navigate their romantic lives.

The Dibble Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Sales Associate, Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press

Under the leadership and guidance of the Sales Manager and the Director of Marketing, the Sales Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, establishing and developing strong customer relationships, and selling Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press titles. Daily tasks/duties will include contacting customers (both phone and email), taking orders, responding to requests, outbound marketing and publicity updates, and report generation. The job has the potential for significant creative input. It is expected that the Sales Associate will spend on average 12 hours per week on the job. We offer competitive commissions, a bonus program, a flexible schedule ideal for retirees, stay-at-home parents, grad students, and people with part-time jobs with some time available during weekdays. Please note that this position, as envisioned, does not involve any travel: we expect all sales calls to be made via telephone and/or computer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work consultatively with Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Regularly contact bookstores identified by Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Make sure bookstores are kept informed of frontlist and any current and forthcoming promotions
  • Help resolve problems bookstores may have with Poisoned Pen Press or Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Offer promotional materials to bookstores
  • Take orders
  • Maintain a call / activity log
  • Regularly communicate with sales manager
  • Collaborate with bookstores and solicit their collaboration, in developing promotional programs that will appeal to those stores and their customers
  • Open new bookstore accounts
  • Knowledge of Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press lists, catalogs, discounts, and credit policies

Skills and experience

  • Sales experience required
  • Familiarity with and love for the mystery genre strongly preferred
  • Bookstore or Publishing industry experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel

Who we are

Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press are two of the best known and well-regarded publishers of mystery fiction in the United States. As independent presses we share a vision of publishing intelligent mysteries for discerning readers.

Send resume including work experience and a brief description of why you would be the right person for this job.

Contact Information
Email books@felonyandmayhem.com