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:

Publicity Coordinator, Getty Publications

Job Summary

Under general supervision, markets the organization to the various constituents through advertising, publicity, and social media.

Major Job Responsibilities

Publicity and Promotion
Plan and orchestrate publicity plans for all titles: write press releases, identify appropriate media and reviewers, assemble media lists, organize mailings, clear image permissions for media use, supply images to illustrate reviews, and conduct follow-up as necessary.

Travel to New York twice a year to meet with key media outlets, maintain relationships with the press.

For exhibition- and program-related titles, collaborate publicity and promotional activities with Trust Communications. Provide information on exhibition-related titles to Trust Communications for Getty blog, Getty Magazine and other Trust publications as appropriate.

Provide book information for the Trust annual report, exhibition websites and brochures, and exhibition press kits.

Oversee assembly and distribution of monthly review packet and draft periodic bulletins for staff and distribution partners.

Organize author events as required.

Advertising  
With oversight from Associate Publisher, manage advertising plan and budget. Draft plan each fiscal year, monitor budget on an ongoing basis, negotiate contracts and special rates, draft ad copy and oversee freelance ad designer, submit materials to media outlets.  Work with Lead Designer to periodically revise ad design.

Explore new venues for print and online advertising as media outlets evolve and also in response to the composition of the list.
 
Social Media 
Act as the point person for all social media efforts.  Maintain Publications Facebook and Twitter accounts, and work with Trust accounts for cross promotion whenever possible. Explore new platforms for Publications to pursue.
 
Marketing
Manage overall seasonal catalog process and oversee front-list section of the sales catalog.  Gather copy from editors and edit to fit space and adhere to style, gather cover and image files from designers, proof each round of pages, circulate pages through marketing and other departments for final approval.

Work in collaboration with the Sales Manager to draft a marketing plan for each title that is presented to our distributors at their biannual sales conferences.

Exhibits 
Attend exhibits as a representative of the Getty as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, English, art history or related field
  • 2-3 years experience in publicity and advertising, with academic or art book marketing experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and creative
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Fluency in all Microsoft Suite programs, and a deep familiarity with a variety of social media platforms Basic knowledge of Filemaker, Photoshop and inDesign preferred

To submit your application,click here.


Production Manager, Western National Park Association (WNPA)

SUMMMARY

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks a Production Editor to join the publishing division of our Marketing & Communications team.   This position will report directly to the Publishing Manager and support the Publishing Manager by assisting with the planning and execution of the editing, and production aspects of reprint titles (primarily cooking, art/photography, and children’s books, plus trail guides and other national park-specific publications) as well as marketing materials and other media. WNPA has been publishing books since 1938 and has an extensive backlist as well as many exciting opportunities to develop new publications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Receive and implement corrections to text and make minor design updates for reprint titles
  • Communicate with printers to establish reprint project costs and schedules and ensure all reprints are produced correctly and on time
  • Prepare files for printing and transmit final files to printer
  • Collaborate with NPS staff and other key players on manuscripts of revised editions and provide copyediting and/or rewrite support for requested changes
  • Proofread draft layouts of revised editions
  • Fact check, copyedit, and/or proofread marketing materials, including flyers, posters, social media posts, and a quarterly newsletter
  • Provide print production support to marketing team as needed, including sending estimate requests, evaluating costs and schedules, and checking files and proofs
  • Complete documentation for the Library of Congress and Copyright Office
  • Update report of publishing projects and circulate to appropriate internal staff
  • Maintain accurate title records in company product and financial systems 

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format
  • Work independently and in a team environment to support WNPA goals and initiatives
  • Support the creation of marketing materials for publications
  • Professional project management, project coordination, and/or production experience, preferably with media projects in a fast, deadline-driven environment 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Superior organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Working knowledge of text, layout, and image editing in InDesign and Photoshop
  • Ability to collaborate on and execute new products, publications, and other projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with staff located in remote offices as well as colleagues in various other organizations
  • Experience with fact checking
  • Experience or interest in working closely with national parks and the National Park Service
  • Must possess computer skills with Microsoft Office suite products to include but not limited to, internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases 

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 15 pounds
  • Occasionally required to push/pull up to 50 pounds a distance of about 25 feet

TRAVEL

  • Occasional travel may be required, including to remote National Park Service sites

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least two years of job experience in publishing and/or media, preferably in book publishing
  • Professional copyediting and proofreading experience, preferably using house style guides and/or Chicago Manual of Style

(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, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, genetic information,  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=9638&clientkey=A4DAA92F960391534CB10879F9514ABE

ABOUT WNPA

WNPA 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. Learn more at www.wnpa.org.


PREPRESS TECHNICIAN, Dark Horse Comics

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position in a creative, fast-paced industry: comics & graphic novels. Candidates must have a full range of graphic software skills (Adobe Creative Suite), an eye for color and detail, patience for repetitive tasks, and be open to performing a variety of duties relating to prepress and digital art to assist in our department.

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Quality controlling assets for use in final print production
  • Print publishing layout and file formatting
  • Asset management and organization
  • Formatting graphic files for cross platform use (print media and digital publishing)
  • Maintaining and adhering to tight schedules and deadlines.
  • Learn additional software, quality control and proper set-up for comic book production.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in four-color/ CMYK digital file preparation and output.
  • Must be fluent in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multitask and adapt to changing technologies.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Familiarity of comics and/or publishing industry (a plus)

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (a must), Attention to:

HR/Production, 10956 S.E Main Street, Milwaukie, OR 97222, email: jobs@darkhorse.com or fax to 503-654-9440. NO CALLS PLEASE!


Editorial Assistant, Shambhala Publications 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Trade publisher specializing in books on Buddhism, religion, philosophy, psychology, crafts, cooking, and parenting seeks bright, detail-oriented person for entry-level position involving all aspects of editorial support for all imprints, including preparing books for reprint, maintaining product databases, evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, light copyediting and proofreading, filing, some assistance with eBook production.

Required Experience:

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a sound knowledge of English grammar and usage. Must be exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask. Interest in and familiarity with one or more imprint’s subject matter a plus. Previous editorial experience is helpful.

Salary/Hours:

40 hours per week, excellent benefits; on-site position in Boulder, CO

Send resume and cover letter to:

Managing Editor

editorialdept@shambhala.com

No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, please note that we will not be able to respond to all applications.


Contracts and Rights Manager, Shambhala Publications

Shambhala Publications is seeking a Contracts and Royalties Manager in its Boulder, CO office to assist its imprint publishers and Director of Finance in all aspects of contracts origination and management as well as royalties processing. We currently use Sharepoint for contracts and the workflows around them, and Bradbury Phillips for royalties. These may be migrated to a single platform later this year.

Applicants can send a cover letter and cv to n@shambhala.com.

Responsibilities

Contracts
Preparation of agreements, documents and letters for Shambhala’s imprints (Shambhala, Roost Books, Snow Lion), using imprint-specific templates and guidelines.
Review proposals with publishers and editors
Draft work-for-hire agreements for review and approval
Send contract to author/agent, answer queries and monitor status
Track, update and maintain digital and physical contract files and archives
Administer and maintain contracts in Sharepoint.
Oversee transition to new royalties and contract system (TBD)

Royalties
Set up new titles/records; input royalties and advances for new works/ISBNs
Upload contracts into Royalty Management System
Advise Director of Finance of pending payments
Assist Director of Finance in researching and responding to in-house, author and agency queries regarding contract records, advance and royalty payments, contract terms and territory restrictions

Additional Responsibilities
Review proposals with imprint publishers; research rights in material and print status Respond to requests for permissions and draft permissions letters
Negotiate fees and confirm full execution and remittance
Manage reversions for all Shambhala imprints
Research print status, conduct company-wide due diligence
Draft/send formal reversion letters.
AR & AP Tasks
Some A/R and A/P tasks as time allows

Requirements:

4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
Outstanding organizational skills
Superb attention to detail
Proficiency with SAP or other royalty systems, Microsoft Word and Excel Experience with Dynamics/Great Plains a plus

Excellent written and verbal communication skills Legal and/or publishing contracts experience preferred.

About Shambhala Publications

Shambhala Publications is dedicated to creating books, audio, and immersive courses aimed at improving lives—in ways big and small—in the hope of contributing to the development of a thoughtful, kindhearted, and contemplative society. In the words of our first author, Chögyam Trungpa, “Enlightened society has to be real and good, honest and genuine.” We hold these words as a guiding principle and try to reflect its sentiment in each and everything we make and do, from publishing timeless spiritual classics and cultural treasures to contemporary explorations of what it is to live a meaningful and honest life that benefits the people and world around us.

We publish over 100 books annually on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, psychology, health, cooking, crafts, and more.


Acquisitions Editor, AAHA Publishing

The American Animal Hospital Association

Lakewood, CO

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a nonprofit organization that accredits companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada, is seeking an Acquisitions Editor to locate potential authors, develop publishing projects, and acquire new books that meet AAHA Press editorial and design quality standards and appropriately fit into the publishing direction of AAHA Press. At AAHA, we have high standards—for our members and for ourselves. Our team embodies a people-first, team-centric approach to doing business. We are dedicated to making a difference for veterinary professionals, their patients, and their clients.

We’re looking for someone with outstanding acquisitions, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.The Acquisitions Editor’s primary focus is to recognize, interpret, and act upon trends, future directions, and opportunities in both veterinary practice management and in publishing. Your key responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in the development and refining of an acquisition and publishing plan for the press
  • Become intimately familiar with the varying facets of the veterinary field
  • Acquire and develop 6–12 titles/products a year (including revised editions, forms, brochures, and the like)
  • Develop a plan and budget for each AAHA Press title/product
  • Lead new title proposal process, including profitability analysis and budget discussions
  • Negotiate and offer contracts to authors
  • Maintain contact with existing and potential authors
  • Work with authors to flesh out the content and art program for titles
  • Edit manuscripts for organization, tone, focus, and ability to meet market demands and project goals
  • Meet the content plan, schedule, and budget for each contracted AAHA Press title/product
  • Keep up to date with trends in the veterinary profession and the needs of AAHA members, which may involve travel
  • Provide product information and support for all marketing channels, and attend appropriate industry functions

We look for enthusiasm, passion, and a positive attitude. Your qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related field
  • Five years of book publishing experience, including at least three years with editorial acquisition and editorial development
  • Editorial acquisition techniques, book editing, project management, niche publishing, basic book manufacturing and design, contract negotiations, working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Ability to understand and analyze numeric information
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines

We do ask that you to spend your working hours at our office in Lakewood, Colorado, where we offer:

  • Fully paid health insurance
  • Eligibility for 401(k) with company match
  • Access to FSA
  • Sick leave and PTO
  • A flexible work schedule
  • Bring your dog (or well-behaved pet) to work
  • Staff wellness activities
  • Casual dress code
  • Team social events
  • Talk to our team to find out more!

Interested in joining our driven team? Submit your letter of interest, salary requirements, and resume to kelly.brown@aaha.org. No phone calls please.

 

Marketing Manager, AAHA Publishing

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a nonprofit organization that accredits companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada, is seeking a Marketing Manager to help develop, implement, and evaluate marketing strategies and tactics with AAHA’s Publishing team. At AAHA, we have high standards—for our members and for ourselves. Our team embodies a people-first, team-centric approach to doing business. We are dedicated to making a difference for veterinary professionals, their patients, and their clients.

We’re looking for someone with outstanding marketing, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills. Your key responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies, processes, timelines, tactics, and budgets
  • Growing the audience for AAHA Publishing products by creating campaigns to increase the number of new, unique nonmember customers and increase overall sales
  • Developing, implementing, and tracking effective print, email, and digital campaigns
  • Working with Publishing team to provide data-driven research and report information about trends in the profession and in publishing, audience, and the competitive landscape
  • Managing AAHA Publishing presence at tradeshows, including any booths, graphics, inventory, onsite sales, point-of-sale system, and training
  • Taking the lead in developing our annual catalog, providing engaging content marketing through various AAHA communications channels, writing press releases and tip sheets, developing robust relationships with authors to provide strong and creative support for their Publishing products, and more

We look for enthusiasm, passion, and a positive attitude. Your qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
  • 3–5 years of demonstrated success in marketing books and products
  • Strong experience in the field of publishing, as well as in-depth understanding of publishing-specific marketing strategies
  • Ability to understand and analyze numeric information
  • Knowledge of digital marketing, as well as HTML, CMS, and MS office
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines

We do ask that you to spend your working hours at our office in Lakewood, Colorado, where we offer:

  • Fully paid health insurance
  • Eligibility for 401(k) with company match
  • Access to FSA
  • Sick leave and PTO
  • A flexible work schedule
  • Bring your dog (or well-behaved pet) to work
  • Staff wellness activities
  • Casual dress code
  • Team social events
  • Talk to our team to find out more!

Interested in joining our driven team? Submit your letter of interest, salary requirements, and resume to kelly.brown@aaha.org. No phone calls please.


Director of Finance and Operations, Mountaineers Books 

Mountaineers Books is the nation’s leading independent publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation books with more than 700 titles in print. The publishing division of The Mountaineers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Mountaineers Books has a professional publishing staff of 22 employees and is located in a combined office/warehouse on Harbor Island, near downtown Seattle, Washington.

We are looking for a rare combination of financial acumen, book publishing experience, and a strategic mission-driven approach to business decisions. The DFO would serve on the highly collaborative Core Management Team and be responsible for supervising the business aspects of Mountaineers Books, including accounting/financial management, A/P and A/R, facilities and operations, fulfillment, credit and collection, inventory management and control, and personnel matters related to payroll and benefits.

A detailed job description is available. If you are interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter to mbooks@mountaineersbooks.org. In your cover letter, please describe, as specifically as you can, how your interests, skills, and experience are an appropriate fit with the goals and requirements of this position as described in the job description.

The salary range is $75,000 to $88,000, depending on experience. The Mountaineers organization offers a generous benefits plan including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k options, commuter reimbursements, and holiday, vacation, and sick leave.  Employees are given free membership to The Mountaineers, including access to courses offered through its Program Center. Mountaineers Books staff also enjoys complimentary copies of our new titles, free parking, and the ability to bring their dog to work on Mondays and Fridays. The Mountaineers and Mountaineers Books are Equal Employment Opportunity employers.

Applications will be accepted until April 6, 2018. All applications will be held in confidence within the hiring team. Consideration will be given to applications as soon as they are received; we encourage early applications, and interviewing will begin in early April. No phone calls, please.


Marketing Associate, Avalon Travel

Reports to: Marketing Director

Location: Berkeley, CA

The Marketing Associate will join the Avalon Travel Marketing & Publicity Department. Our creative team promotes Rick Steves guidebooks and Moon Travel Guides along with other travel books.  Avalon is part of Hachette, one of the largest publishers in the world.

Under supervision of the Marketing Director and working closely with the rest of the team, the Marketing Associate will become an expert on our guidebook brands. Duties will include writing copy, optimizing metadata, and supporting marketing and publicity efforts for books throughout the publishing process. The Marketing Associate must be able to adopt our brand voice to craft engaging, informative copy tailored for different audiences and media. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer, highly organized, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Solid verbal communication skills are essential, and a strong interest in both marketing and publishing is required. The Marketing Associate will play a key role in an enthusiastic, collaborative team working in an evolving industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strong understanding of Avalon Travel’s brands and of our product lines’ features, editorial vision and voice
  • Craft online retailer descriptions for select titles based on our brand templates
  • Research audiences, destinations, language and keywords to inform copy, metadata, and campaign strategy
  • Input, write, optimize, and track title metadata for sales materials, catalogs, and retailer data feeds
  • Assist in writing copy and developing ideas for social media, newsletters, ads, collateral and special projects
  • Review and shape original promotional content from authors, with possibility of eventually creating original content for marketing campaigns (listicles, quizzes, gift guides, short articles etc.)
  • Adapt book content for promotional use
  • Support Marketing Director in production of brand-level sales materials (one-sheets, catalogs, and other collateral)
  • Track select competitors and share reports on their marketing efforts with the team
  • As needed, assist in proofing sales materials, content for moon.com, social media posts, and more
  • Participate in department meetings and brainstorming sessions around campaign ideas, branding and strategy

Essential Skills and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Outstanding writing skills and an eye for proofreading
  • Strong interest in both marketing and book publishing
  • Flexible; able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks while paying attention to detail
  • Works well under deadlines; highly organized
  • Self-motivated; able to contribute to team atmosphere and voice creative ideas
  • Working knowledge of major social media platforms
  • 1-2 years of copywriting or marketing experience preferred but not required

Please apply online at: http://jobs.jobvite.com/hachette-book-group/job/ozV06fwk


Associate Project Editor, Hachette Book Group

SUMMARY:
The Hachette Book Group is seeking an Associate Project Editor in our Perseus Books division to manage the production of 10 to 15 original titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book. Responsibilities also include administrative assistance in the Managing Editorial department. This position is located in our Boulder, Colorado, office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage 10-15 titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book in wide-ranging nonfiction categories, including history, music, biography, memoir, women’s studies, cooking, and health and wellness.
• Create production schedules.
• Prepare manuscript for electronic editing, including code marking and typesetting
• Hire, supervise, evaluate, and grade freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers as well as maintain freelancer database and processes invoices with accounts payable.
• Review all stages of text proofs and approve final text for press.
• Perform e-book quality review.
• Work closely with various in-house departments including editorial, production, and art in anticipating and resolving problems; works closely with authors.
• Manage reprint corrections and paperback editions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• 1–3 years’ experience in editorial project management on books, preferably in trade publishing.
• Solid copyediting and proofreading skills with strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
• Strong computer/MS Word skills and familiarity with databases and Adobe Acrobat and Digital Editions.
• Knowledge of electronic copyediting and coding and PDF markup.
• Excellent organizational skills, with an aptitude for processes and problem solving.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Candidate must be detail- and accuracy-oriented and have the ability to balance many projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining high standards of quality.

Click here to apply.


Marketing Administrative Assistant, New Harbinger Publications

Position Summary:  The marketing administrative assistant supports marketing department projects and programs. New Harbinger products include titles for mental health professionals as well as lifestyle, health and wellness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides day-to-day assistance in achieving strategic goals and supporting team objectives.
  • Coordinates the endorsement solicitation process for 65+ new products annually.
  • Produces correspondence and reports using appropriate software and tools (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acumen, Firebrand, Google Analytics, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Supports the department in maintaining relevant databases, systems, and websites (i.e. Firebrand, Sugar, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Coordinates the electronic and printed galley production process, expenses, and budgets.
  • Monitors our operational processes to seek ways to improve efficiency.
  • Participates in meetings including: sales conference, marketing department, one-on-ones with direct supervisor and special project meetings.
  • Provides other support as assigned by the digital marketing manager, senior marketing manager, sales and marketing director, and vp of sales and marketing (research, program operations, special projects, etc.)

Qualifications:  The role requires someone competent in managing competing deadlines, maintaining complex reports and spreadsheets, taking clear, meticulous notes, conducting research, and more. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years administrative experience preferred.

Language Ability:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Professional demeanor with knowledge of appropriate business etiquette.

Math Ability:

  • Able to review data and generate reports.
  • Proficiency in basic math, including percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with exceptional follow-through.
  • Able to work independently and take direction from multiple members of the marketing team.

Computer Skills:

  • Tech-savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with product databases and contact management systems preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please include salary requirements, along with resume and cover letter. Please email to HR@newharbinger.com

Work Environment:  As an employee-owned company, New Harbinger:

PROVIDES…. EXPECTS….
Information & Learning
New Harbinger provides reasonable access to information, such as performance indicators, projections that show how decisions affect the company’s financial health, and the company’s strategic direction. New Harbinger expects employee owners to take responsibility for learning about the company and what drives its success, and to teach themselves about their personal and departmental roles in the company’s success. The company expects employee owners to participate in learning activities about New Harbinger’s business practices.
Organizational Fairness
New Harbinger provides fair compensation for the work of employee owners and full participation in the ESOP as outlined in the plan. New Harbinger provides fair treatment for all employee owners under the company’s stated policies. New Harbinger expects employee owners to work hard at their jobs, follow company rules, and not take advantage of the company. The company expects employee owners to take an ownership perspective in how they invest their time and energy, keeping the company’s best interests in mind.
Employee Ownership Culture
New Harbinger provides employees with opportunities to constructively express ideas and opinions, ask questions, and make suggestions about company endeavors.

New Harbinger provides employee owners with opportunities to optimize growth in their jobs and to seek out education that furthers their job performance.

New Harbinger provides a supportive work environment.

New Harbinger expects employee owners to speak up about problems as they occur and to know and follow procedures for handling problems and complaints.

New Harbinger expects employee owners to take responsibility for finding solutions rather than just pointing out problems.

New Harbinger expects employees to support their coworkers and the core mission of the business.

Physical Demands:

This position is based on-site in Oakland. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


Acquisitions Editor, VeloPress

Job Title: Acquisitions Editor, cycling and endurance sports

Dept./Location: VeloPress / Boulder, CO

VeloPress, the #1 endurance sports publisher in the United States, is seeking an Acquisitions Editor passionate about cycling. In this role, you will recruit new authors and develop titles in every genre pertaining to cycling, including training, history, narrative, maintenance and repair, and lifestyle. It’s a fun, challenging job that draws on excellent communication skills, creativity, and the ability to problem-solve.

The VeloPress Acquisitions Editor is responsible for recruiting new authors and developing frontlist titles with a primary focus on cycling and secondarily on other endurance sports. Alongside a multi-talented, dynamic team, this position builds the publishing plan across a variety of genres including training, history, narrative, maintenance and repair, and lifestyle. Projects range from straight narratives to complex, highly illustrated books, all of which are produced in high-quality print and digital formats and leveraged through video and social media content.

VeloPress is a tight-knit team of publishing professionals that partners with experts in our sports to give athletes the inspiration and information they need to pursue performance and a healthy lifestyle. The ideal candidate will have acquisitions experience and a passion for endurance sports, with an emphasis on cycling.

Responsibilities:

  • Contract 5–7 new cycling or endurance sports titles per year, and work on new editions of successful VeloPress books as needed.
  • Collaborate with authors from outline to final edited manuscript. Note: VeloPress authors are often experts in their field, not writers, so this process may involve some writing and rewriting and additional research or reviews.
  • Work with creative director and author to develop book art, including cover, interior design, and photoshoots.
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing to develop sales kits and marketing material for new titles.
  • Collaborate on product extensions both before and after publication, including videos, workouts, training plans, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, focus in English and/or journalism is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in acquisitions.
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and demonstrated competency in substantive and developmental editing.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be creative and solve problems.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Equipment/software skills: MS Word on-screen editing, Adobe Acrobat electronic editing, Excel.

The company offers a strong benefits package and a salary commensurate with background and experience.  If you’re qualified and interested, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@pocketoutdoormedia.com. No phone calls, please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment reference check.

 

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.


 

 

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