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:

Editorial Assistant, Acquisitions (L-35-17), Rowman & Littlefield, Boulder, CO

Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two Executive Editors acquiring in sociology, religious studies, education, and psychology. Duties include tracking proposal and manuscript submissions, preparing materials for the editorial board, managing databases, conducting market research, corresponding with authors, acting as a liaison between authors and other departments as needed, securing peer reviews and endorsements, and preparing manuscripts for transmittal to the production department. This is a challenging position handling forty to sixty books published per year. The position is based in our Boulder, Colorado, office.

Requirements:

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or humanities. Previous publishing experience is a plus. This fast-paced position requires strong organizational, writing, editing, and communication skills; attention to detail; familiarity with standard office software applications; and multitasking capability in a busy office environment. As the position involves extensive work with our proprietary content management system, good technical abilities are essential.

About our company:

An independent academic 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 New York City, Boulder, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening, and your salary expectations) 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
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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.


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.

Proofreader. Numerous roles are available, typically assigned as single project freelance opportunities, with payment per typeset bound book page. The needs here are for proofreading (via Acrobat markup) of STEM monographs of varying length and complexity, performed reliably within a tightly compressed timeframe. We are seeking proofreaders with a good track record of quality work done on time.

Interested parties should email hire.trade@luminad.com with “Trade STEM Proofreading 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.


Acquisitions Editor—Outdoor Recreation, (G-05- 17 Falcon)  Globe Pequot/Rowman & Littlefield

Globe Pequot, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor in the field of outdoor recreation for its Falcon imprint. This acquisition editor will see titles through all stages of the editing process; collaborate on book design and format; prepare sales materials including tip sheets and catalog copy; and present titles at sales conferences. This position is located in Guilford, CT.

Responsibilities:

  •  Conceptualize, develop, and acquire an assigned number of key titles that meet series standards and market needs, and publish books on-time and within budget
  •  Perform industry research and competitor analysis on various sectors of the outdoor recreation industry and book publishing industry
  •  Prepare regular sales forecasts and assist with strategizing of future lists
  •  Manage book budgets and production schedules
  •  Evaluate proposals and manuscripts, and identify well-credentialed authors and fresh voices in the outdoor market
  • Negotiate agent, author, and photographer contract terms and enforce schedule deadlines
  • Review text, photos, and maps from the author to ensure manuscripts are written to series guidelines and/or author’s contractual requirements

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  •  A bachelor’s degree
  •  3-5 years of editorial experience at an adult trade publishing house
  •  A proven acquisitions track record (20-25 titles per year)
  •  A superior editorial judgment and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the Falcon team
  • A keen understanding of the outdoor market is desired
  • An in-depth knowledge of the climbing industry (either professional or personal) is strongly preferred

About Our Company:

Globe Pequot, based in Guilford, Connecticut, is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Under our imprints, including; FalconGuides, Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Taylor Trade, Down East, Travel, Stackpole, TwoDot, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening and your salary expectations) to Boone Soukthideth via email at;

humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield

Lanham, MD

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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