Employment Opportunities

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

 

Acquisitions Editor, New Harbinger Publications

New Harbinger Publications, the leader in evidence-based self-help psychology trade and professional publications for over forty years, is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor. The Acquisitions Editor (AE) is responsible for identifying, acquiring, and developing approximately 15 books a year for New Harbinger and its imprints, including Instant Help for Kids and Teens and our spirituality imprints Non-Duality Press and Reveal Press.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently identify, acquire, and develop the required number of innovative, profitable new titles per year within the publisher’s niche
  • Identify and keep abreast of trends in the book industry, behavioral sciences, clinical psychology (incl. evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapies), and general spirituality
  • Routinely and skillfully pitch proposed titles to the publication committee
  • Negotiate contracts with authors and agents
  • Act as author liaison, balancing author requests with the publisher’s goals
  • Work collaboratively with the Editorial department to develop book concept and content
  • Manage all relevant details of the book project from contract to publication, displaying ability to work on multiple projects at different stages of development
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales departments to develop initial marketing copy
  • Cultivate positive and professional relationships with authors, agents, industry organizations, and company personnel
  • Attend conferences to network, conduct research, and prospect new authors
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment

Education and Experience:

  • At least three to five years of experience as an Acquisitions Editor in non-fiction market
  • BA in psychology preferred, or otherwise demonstrated ability to read and understand scientific research and methodology
  • Proven developmental editing skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skillful problem-solving, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Competitive, results-oriented, driven approach to your work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Nielsen BookScan, and Firebrand’s Title Management databases

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR@newharbinger.com, with “Acquisitions Editor” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please describe how you see yourself contributing to New Harbinger’s mission, the perceived needs of our audience, what types of books you could see acquiring for us, and what specifically interests you about joining the acquisitions team at New Harbinger.

No phone calls please. No recruiters.

This is an in-house position based in Oakland, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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

 


Production Associate, Hachette Book Group
Department: Production
Reports to: Manager, Manufacturing

To apply for this job, visit: http://jobs.jobvite.com/hachette-book-group/job/otmx5fwb and click “Apply.”

Summary

The Hachette Book Group is seeking a Production Associate to coordinate manufacturing responsibilities for frontlist hardcover, paperback, and mass market formats for books published by its adult trade divisions: Grand Central Publishing; Little, Brown; Orbit; Faith Words; Center Street; and Hachette Books. These primary responsibilities include costing, scheduling, and ordering manufacturing. This role is located in Hachette’s Boulder office and will require collaborating with teams based in our New York, Boston, and Nashville offices.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to ensure all assigned titles are manufactured to the highest degree of quality and delivered on time in order to make expected warehouse release dates. Candidates need to be capable of working in a deadline-driven and team-oriented environment. Candidates must be able to work well with all vendors, editors, designers, production coordinators, inventory coordinators, and sales representatives in local and remote offices to execute successfully the responsibilities listed below.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively and efficiently coordinates all phases of project production and manufacturing dealing with editorial, design, sales, inventory, and marketing departments.
  • Monitors production schedules through coordination with outside vendors as well as all relevant in-house departments to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Coordinates cover and jacket production with remote Art Departments to maintain stringent high-quality standards.
  • Directs manufacturing of books from both overseas and domestic vendors for an assigned set of titles.
  • Works with Manager to monitor and maintain desired schedules, cost, and quality. Ability to evaluate and recommend best method for manufacturing, such as domestic v. overseas, or offset v. digital.
  • Coordinates all estimating and printing requests as designated by Inventory to ensure schedule fidelity.
  • Attends and participates in regular vendor meetings.
  • Analyzes production specifications in order to propose cost-saving measures. Communicates alternative specifications to editorial and design departments.
  • Maintains communication with freight forwarder while overseas books are in transit.
  • Works under minimal supervision, keeping Manager and imprint informed of any service disruption or vendor quality issues. Communicates such issues to the vendor in collaboration with Manager.
  • Prepares cost estimates, purchase orders and shipping instructions from HBG’s title management system as required by vendors and Cost Accounting.
  • Processes invoices in an accurate and timely manner. Explains cost discrepancies as needed.
  • Maintains accurate specification and scheduling information in company databases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College degree.
  • 3-5 years experience in book manufacturing.
  • Highly organized, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize.
  • Thorough, accurate, and articulate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Can collaborate well with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Not intimidated by technological advances and new systems. Can utilize technology where appropriate to improve workflow.
  • Facility with numbers and basic accounting skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel and analyzing and organizing data
  • Solid Windows PC and MS Office skills. Mac skills a plus.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • Seeks continuous improvement and innovates solutions.
  • Maintains grace under pressure in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.

Production Editor, Western National Parks Association

To apply for this job, visit http://www.wnpa.org/jobs and click “Apply Now!”

SUMMARY
Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Production Editor to join the Publishing division of our Marketing & Communications team. The successful candidate for the Production Editor must be a flexible and collaborative individual with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.

This position will support the Publishing Manager by facilitating the planning and execution of editing, design, and production aspects of all frontlist and reprint titles. Additional duties include working with technical specialists to create and produce short-form printed publications, e-books, interpretive exhibits, and other media.

WNPA is a varied, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, requiring the Production Editor to work hand-in-hand with project managers, content specialists, vendors, designers, and external constituents to develop timely, compelling, and diverse interpretive products that serve to fulfills the collective missions of Western National Parks Association and the National Park Service.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
The Production Editor supports the Publishing Manager by coordinating the editorial and production processes of all WNPA titles. Perform all editorial and pre-production tasks including, but not limited to, file cleanup, fact-checking, proof-checking, entering edits, scanning, paging, collating, preparing print-ready PDFs, supporting publishing manager and other departments across WNPA as needed. Effectively coordinate work with a wide variety of creative and technical specialists, including, but not limited to, freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, designers, photographers, illustrators, printers, and e-book conversion vendors. Consistently and diplomatically communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including other teams across WNPA and NPS staff at the park and regional level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
In addition to performance of the supportive functions, this position will require one to perform a combination of the following essential functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the Publishing Manager based upon the particular requirements of WNPA:

  • Copy edit and proofread all interiors and covers while ensuring conformance to house style for all content
  • Working closely with the Publishing Manager and other marketing and communications staff, set production workflows and schedules that enable titles to be published by established dates
  • Apply for appropriate documentation through Library of Congress and Copyright Office
  • Assist Publishing Manager with estimating and budgeting
  • Assist in streamlining departmental procedures and projects
  • Input and maintain accurate schedule, cost, specification, and administrative data and content in all required systems in a timely manner
  • Effective preparation and execution of editing functions related to publications
  • Adherence to project and departmental budgets
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment, always enhancing potential for idea exchange and organizational transparency
  • Compliance with WNPA and NPS policies, procedures, and practices

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or relevant field with three to five years of experience in editing and project coordination for a scholarly or trade publisher
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with the ability to present/convey information in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
  • Excellent time management and high organizational skills
  • Mastery of English grammar, syntax, and diction as well as firm grasp of official styles, specifically CMS
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is required
  • Working knowledge of electronic editing including use of Styles and Track Changes in Word and PDF markup
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CSS preferred
  • Experience in negotiating with print and other vendors preferred
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and oversee multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of project development, management, and oversight standards
  • Skilled in monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining positive professional relationships
  • Creativity, problem-solving ideas, and high energy
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process
  • Must possess intermediate level computer skills with Microsoft Office suite products to include but not limited to, internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases
  • Experience with current versions of common graphic design software, including, but not limited to, Adobe and Creative Suite
  • Understanding of digital media and website promotions and communications
  • Must be comfortable with learning and using new hardware and software programs as introduced into the work environment
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer applications software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by office environmental systems.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. occasionally.
  • 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 and depth perception.
  • 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 dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally, sometime to remote Nation Park Service sites.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as English or equivalent education and experience.

Experience – Three years’ relevant work experience required. Experience working with or for the National Park Service or similar public historical, cultural, or land management entity a plus.

Grooming – All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Western National Parks Association standards.

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

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


Graphic Designer, Western National Parks Association

To apply for this job, visit http://www.wnpa.org/jobs and click “Apply Now!”

SUMMARY
Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks an enthusiastic and highly creative Graphic Designer to join the Marketing & Communications team. The Marketing & Communications team is responsible for a broad range of communications activities—from book design to in-store graphics to electronic marketing. The successful candidate for the Graphic Designer position must be a flexible and collaborative individual with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
The Graphic Designer is responsible for the conceptualization, creation, and maintenance of a variety of graphic art, visual media, and publications for WNPA. The successful candidate will design and produce high-quality design materials including, but not limited to, publications, flyers, postcards, posters, exhibit and event materials, logos, illustrations, and organizational branding and style guides; prepare print or screen-ready files; and support the Director of Marketing & Communications and other departments across WNPA as needed. The Graphic Designer must effectively coordinate work with a wide variety of creative and technical specialists, including, but not limited to, freelance designers, photographers, illustrators, printers, and e-book conversion vendors. He or she must also consistently and diplomatically communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including other teams across WNPA and NPS staff at the park and regional level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
In addition to the performance of supportive functions, this position will require the candidate to perform a combination of the following essential functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the Director of Marketing & Communications based upon the particular requirements of WNPA:

  • Design and revise all visual materials for WNPA park stores, publications, and marketing campaigns while ensuring conformance to style guidelines and specific park and location needs for all content
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Communications staff to set design workflows and schedules that enable materials and products to be completed by established dates
  • Assist Director of Marketing & Communications with design-specific estimating and budgeting
  • Research, propose, and implement new and more effective design and workflow solutions
  • Input and maintain accurate schedule, cost, specification, and administrative data and content in all required systems in a timely manner
  • Adhere to project and departmental budgets
  • Commit to a collaborative work environment, always enhancing potential for idea exchange and organizational transparency
  • Comply with WNPA and NPS policies, procedures, and practices

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or relevant field with minimum of three years’ experience in print and screen-based design that may be acquired through retail merchandising, exhibit design, or publications
  • Excellent visual communication skills, with the ability to present/convey information in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
  • Creativity, problem-solving ideas, and high energy
  • Ability to work independently and oversee multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • High level of proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat
  • Proficiency with Apple computers in an OSX environment
  • Illustration skills a plus
  • Working knowledge of electronic editing, specifically PDF markup
  • Working knowledge of HTML, and CSS preferred
  • Working knowledge of MailChimp and SurveyMonkey preferred
  • Understanding of digital media and website promotions and communications
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining positive professional relationships
  • Knowledge of project development, management, and oversight standards
  • Experience in negotiating with print and other vendors preferred
  • Skilled in monitoring budgets and expenditures a plus
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process
  • Must possess intermediate-level computer skills with Microsoft Office suite products to include but not limited to, internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases
  • Must be comfortable with learning and using new hardware and software programs as introduced into the work environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by office environmental systems.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. occasionally.
  • 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 and depth perception.
  • 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 dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machines, electric typewriters, multi-line touch-tone phones, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dollies and other office equipment as needed.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally, sometime to remote National Park Service sites.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as Graphic Design or Visual Communications or equivalent education and experience.

Experience – Three years’ relevant work experience required. Experience working with or for the National Park Service or similar public historical, cultural, or land management entity a plus.

Grooming – All employees must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance per Western National Parks Association standards.

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

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


Marketing CoordinatorLynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

LRP, a publisher of cutting-edge, high-quality monographs and textbooks in the social sciences for a worldwide market, is looking for a dynamic new assistant to our marketing director. The position involves entry-level tasks, but the marketing coordinator will also learn to manage the following:

  • Seasonal catalogs and brochures (pull internal copy, research mailing lists, and work closely with designers, typesetters, list brokers, and printers)
  • Print and online advertising (reserve and track submission deadlines)
  • Book exhibits (reserve booth space, coordinate events, and pack and ship materials; some travel required)

You are the right person for the job if you are outgoing, energetic, a multitasker, and have a good design eye. A college degree, along with excellent proofreading, organizational, and communication skills are a must. Once you have the job down, we will work together to explore new markets and do some experimenting. Submit your cover letter and resume to:

Sally Glover
Marketing Director
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
1800 30th Street, Suite 314
Boulder, CO 80301
Fax: 303-444-0824
Email: sglover@rienner.com


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


Production DesignerHachette Book Group

Production designers produce books within our travel imprints, Rick Steves and Moon. Their work includes layout of interiors and covers; 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.

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

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.

Qualifications: 

  • 3 years prior experience
  • Indesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office expertise
  • Experience in print production
  • Willingness to learn new production technologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player

To apply for this job, please click here.


Book Production Coordinator, University of Arizona Press

The University of Arizona Press seeks a forward-thinking, detail-oriented professional with a commitment to excellence and positive attitude as Book Production Coordinator to support the Editing, Design, and Production Department in its administrative, typesetting, manufacturing (print and e-book), and digital file conversion and archive functions for all front- and backlist titles. To apply, visit https://uacareers.com/postings/19299.

Founded in 1959, the University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. The Press has highly regarded lists in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Latino Studies, Archaeology, and Space Sciences, among other fields, as well as a deep commitment as an intellectual and cultural leader in our community and our region. The Press works in collaboration with the University of Arizona Libraries, a hub of innovation at our Research I university.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Typeset frontlist titles using standard design templates in InDesign, making modifications to specs as needed; make corrections to typeset pages; prepare and preflight print-ready files and upload to printers.
  • Manage the Press’s reprints and new in paperback (NIP) programs with the assistance/guidance of EDP Manager and Marketing Manager, including updating cover files for new formats, making interior corrections and updating or modifying print-ready files, making sure permission for cover art is clear for reprinting, and uploading files to printers and managing printing schedules and budgets.
  • Prepare and quality-check e-book files from XML-based InDesign files; quality-check e-book files created by outside vendors from scanned or print-ready PDFs.
  • Prepare manuscript files for copyediting and typesetting in Microsoft Word using XML-based paragraph and character styles.
  • Oversee the digitization of backlist titles, including managing the scanning and e-book conversion by outside vendors, updating or modifying files as needed, managing schedules, and working with the Library to upload content to the University’s digital repository.
  • Evaluate and prepare art files for interior and cover use in both printed book products and e-books; assist Art Director in clearing permission for cover art for frontlist titles.
  • Maintain the archive of all production files for all Press titles both internally and with external vendor’s databases, such as Bibliovault and Title Management or other vendors as necessary.
  • Assist EDP Manager with estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and vendor relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and database management.
  • Knowledge of style tags and functionality.
  • Keen eye for detail and exceptional organizational skills, as well as the ability to work under tight and constantly shifting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of our values: collaboration, continuous learning, diversity, innovation, and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or field pertinent to work unit AND one year of directly related administrative experience; OR,
  • Five years of directly related administrative experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Knowledge of commercial printing (digital and offset) is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years of book production and/or typesetting experience.
  • Experience with e-book creation, conversion, and quality checking.
  • Experience with XML-first workflows and style tags.

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.


 

Senior Editor, Greystone Books

Greystone Books is an award-winning publisher of exceptional trade books on social issues, the environment, science, health, nature, outdoor and recreation, travel and adventure, and sports. We’re searching for a dynamic, connected, creative-minded editor to come work with us full-time in our bright, airy office in Vancouver’s edgy Railtown neighbourhood.

Responsibilities include:

  • Substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading books to ensure they’re up to Greystone’s standard of editorial excellence
  • Coming up with new book ideas and searching out and acquiring books
  • Writing ABIs, cover copy, and other book-related marketing copy
  • Other tasks, as required

While the tasks above are general duties, we will tailor the job to suit the skills of a successful applicant.

Skills and requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience editing books, preferably with in-house experience
  • A degree or diploma in publishing (or equivalent)
  • Stellar editing skills
  • Basic tech skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive
  • An understanding of the book publishing market and what sells
  • Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humour

Start date: September 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of books you have edited to info@greystonebooks.com by June 2, 2017.


Director and Publisher, University of Alberta Press

The University of Alberta Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative Press Director and Publisher to provide intellectual, strategic, and operational leadership and direction to the University of Alberta Press. The Press is a contemporary academic press that publishes in both print and electronic formats and supports the University of Alberta’s areas of research focus: humanities and fine arts; society and culture; science and technologies; energy; environment; food and bioresources; and health and wellness. The Press annually publishes up to 20 titles per year for a global community of scholars, policy makers, opinion leaders and reading publics. Strategic goals of the Press include emphasis on developing new publishing processes and means of dissemination for Indigenous and Northern knowledge and research.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the Press Director and Publisher will support the mandate and mission of the Press by publishing important peer-reviewed scholarship, regional non-fiction, and creative works by Canadian and international authors; seeking and supporting development of scholarly work in broad and established fields as well as in specialized and emerging areas of research; extending the reach and influence of the University of Alberta and the Province of Alberta by making evident the commitment to research, creativity, and dissemination of knowledge for the public good.

For further information and to apply, please click here.


Senior Demand & Supply Planner, Hachette Book Group

The Hachette Book Group Senior Demand & Supply Planner, based in the Boulder, Colorado Office, utilizes supply chain processes and workflow to optimize the manufacture and distribution of inventory from the point of initial product planning through to the end of product lifecycle. Simultaneously, the Senior DSP is tasked with leading a team of non-Senior Planners as they manage end-to-end supply planning processes that include comparative modeling, forecast evaluation and adjustment, unit and bill-of-material cost analysis, and the determination and disposition of obsolescent inventory. As a member of the Inventory Planning team at Hachette, the Senior DSP is tasked with staying ahead of the industry and market curves by continually evaluating not just cost, volume, and revenue, but, also, the ways, hows, and whys of what we do to plan and supply effectively.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize inventory optimization strategies rooted in an MRP approach
  • Forecast multiple data streams, separately, as drivers for efficient and cost-effective manufacture and customer supply plans
  • Manage a localized team of Demand and Supply Planners within a larger, decentralized Inventory Planning team
  • Work closely with department leadership to evaluate KPIs, benchmarking, and exception reporting
  • Improve forecast accuracy through advanced planning solutions and manual, analysis-based correction and adjustment activities
  • Grow and refine an overall demand and supply plan process that facilitates an S&OP environment inclusive of multiple internal and external business partners
  • Perform trend analysis across physical and digital product lines to proactively identify forecast enhancement opportunities as well as exposure points regarding potential excess and/or obsolescent inventory

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Demand Forecasting and Supply Planning experience in Consumer Packaged Goods or Packaged Media with compressed planning cycles
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to influence decision-making while implementing effective solutions across multiple tasks within a multi-team environment
  • An ability to work in executive and interdepartmental team settings. Preference for proven success in an S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) environment
  • Experience with MRP, ERP, and/or APS environments preferred – SAP, JDE, Manugistics, and especially Oracle Demantra. VMI/SMI experience a significant plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of supply chain experience – demand planning, supply planning, inventory management, and manufacturing/production. APICS certification is preferred
  • An understanding of the financial levers that impact consumer goods supply planning and an ability to speak clearly, confidently, and concisely to strategies incorporating those levers
  • A facility with BI and DW reporting mechanisms. Experience with Microstrategies is a plus, as is SQL proficiency
  • Experience with MS Office 2013, especially Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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Assistant Marketing Manager — Operations (G-01-17), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, the country’s leading regional and enthusiast publisher is seeking a savvy and creative Assistant Marketing Operations Manager to join our growing and successful team.  Located just 2 hours from NYC and Boston in beautiful Guilford, Connecticut – on Connecticut’s famed Long Island Sound shoreline – this is an exciting opportunity to develop, execute and manage marketing operations for the department. Working with the editorial and sales departments this individual will create and track seasonal marketing calendars, create impactful marketing collateral, and manage conferences.

Skill set: 

  • High level of organizational skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and managing multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Team oriented, but also able to work independently and efficiently
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Proven project management experience with multi-tasking ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe CS5 preferred

The Assistant Marketing Operations Manager develops, implements and tracks seasonal calendars and collateral for the marketing team. Working collaboratively with the sales, editorial and marketing teams, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating and managing seasonal marketing calendars
  • Creating and tracking seasonal co-op and other advertising calendars
  • Assisting with marketing budget tracking and invoicing
  • Creating seasonal marketing collateral, such as catalogs, blads, sell sheets, and more
  • Implementing social media campaigns
  • Managing list launch and sales conference process
  • Event marketing including category trade shows
  • Managing advertising calendar and deadlines
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications: 

Candidates should have a bachelor’s in Marketing, Communication Arts, English or related discipline with exceptional organizational skills and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Preferably with 1-3 years marketing or project management experience, and a general understanding of the book selling process.

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Muddy Boots, Down East, TwoDot, Lone Star, and FalconGuides, 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, children’s, 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, 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
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, 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 Marketing Manager — Key Account and Business Development (G-02-17), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, the country’s leading regional and enthusiast publisher is seeking an Associate Marketing Manager to join our team.   This position is responsible for owning and driving annual key account and sales channel growth plans as well as key business development opportunities in targeted growth markets. As a new position, this important role will be at the center of achieving monthly and annual revenue targets while working in close partnership with our Marketing and Sales Teams.

Skill set: 

  • Superb organizational, project management, planning and communication skills
  • Effective track record of managing business development
  • Direct account sales presentation experience
  • Track record of effective team collaboration to achieve performance goals

The Associate Manager develops annual key account, sales channel and business development plans ad is responsible for effectively executing these plans against revenue targets.  Responsibilities include: the development of channel and category high profile merchandising and promotion plans; expanding our profile and presence in top-performing accounts; develop, track and drive an aggressive business development plan that opens new accounts with significant revenue growth potential.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Achieve new business development targets
  • Develop effective business development presentation decks
  • Participating in key account and new business development sales presentations
  • Develop and manage, in concert with the Sales & Marketing Teams, a continual business development market research process
  • Grow a network that informs both product and publishing decision-making

Qualifications: 

  • Proven ability to creatively sustain and grow revenue and market reach
  • Market-driven mind-set
  • 5+ years marketing and business development experience
  • Superb communication skills
  • Experience creating, executing and tracking national promotional and business development campaigns
  • Retail marketing experience
  • Publishing experience a plus

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Muddy Boots, Down East, TwoDot, Lone Star, and FalconGuides, 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, children’s, 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, 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
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, 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.


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


Editor (Acquisition and Development)Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing, a growing book and magazine publisher based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced Editor with a background in illustrated book publishing with a focus on craft. Successful candidates will be able to manage a project from start to finish, collaborating with the author, designer, and publisher (and any other relevant contributors) from the acquisition phase, through the book’s production, to final approval to print. A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a minimum of five years of related experience at an illustrated book publisher. This full-time position has generous benefits, including medical and 401k plans and paid holiday and vacation time. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Publishing plan development: working with the publisher to pinpoint areas of future growth, working with the publisher, editorial manager, and sales team to develop a list of titles for each publishing season
  • Manuscript acquisition and development: acquiring new titles to fit the existing line and future publishing plan, working with existing authors to update or repackage existing titles, working with authors during the writing phase to ensure manuscripts meet the intended goals of the finished products
  • Manuscript editing: editing text and preparing manuscript content for delivery to the designer for layout
  • Manuscript review: overseeing the copyediting, proofreading, and indexing of book drafts, overseeing the draft review/approval process, working with the designer and author to execute changes requested by the publisher, copyeditor, proofreader, or other contributors
  • Project management: tracking and managing the author and designer to ensure they meet the project deadlines, keeping the book on schedule and within budget, and confirming Fox Chapel’s standards are met

Skills required:

  • Must be detail oriented and able to independently handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to identify industry trends and developments and highlight unique techniques or information that might be common knowledge to authors and/or industry experts but new and exciting information for readers
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel are required, and familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat are strongly preferred

Special instructions for applicants:

We require a few paragraphs in answer to the questions found at http://fcpweb.com/fcp/editorial/Questions-for-Applicants.pdf as well as a cover letter and resume with recent salary history. Email to HR@foxchapelpublishing.com or mail to

Fox Chapel Publishing
Attn: Human Resources (Editorial)
1970 Broad Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520

Please, no phone calls.