Open Road Media is Looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant

Open Road MediaOpen Road is a digital content company that publishes and markets ebooks by creating connections between authors and their audiences across multiple platforms.

Financed by Kohlberg Ventures and led by CEO Jane Friedman and President Jeffrey Sharp, ORIM leverages its partners’ experience and relationships to enhance titles from literary giants and introduce new stars to readers. The company’s e-books offer a 360-degree world of existing and originally produced premium content that is marketed through a new online proprietary platform.

Open Road Media is seeking a full-time Digital Marketing Assistant whose responsibilities will include:

  • Crafting and executing ongoing marketing plans that include promotional placement, social media, advertising campaigns, and publicity elements
  • Generating publicity by sending review copies, press releases, and other materials to appropriate media/bloggers
  • Working closely with Associate Marketing Manager and Chief Marketing Officer to form retail strategies for major online retail outlets, and assisting with the management of those relationships
  • Assisting the Associate Marketing Manager with creating voice for ORIM website by writing video overlays, featured text, and curating highlighted assets
  • Working with Associate Marketing Manager to write copy for advertisements, retailers, blog posts, and other outreach
  • Engaging with and contributing to the voice of Open Road and Open Road authors on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Shelf Awareness
  • Aggregating media hits and promotional placement for marketing reports

Skills required:

  • Experience in the field of publishing or media, preferably in digital marketing, advertising/promotions, or publicity
  • Online experience or an equivalent facility with new media and social networking.
  • Strong writing background.
  • Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to

Freelance Writers Wanted to Create Instructional E-Books!

Vook, a publisher of enhanced e-books and applications, is looking for writers to create publishable content.

Are you a skilled writer who excels at crafting clear, easy-to-follow prose? Do you have specific expertise to share with an eager audience of DIY craftspeople, fitness buffs, foodies, technologists, and students? We are building a nationwide team of talented freelance writers to create a fast-growing series of instructional e-books, and we are now hiring writers to join our contributor network.

What Vook Does:

Vook publishes e-books that combine words, videos, pictures, and interactivity into new media experiences that allow users to engage with content the way they want. We publish titles in a variety of genres, including lifestyle, business, entertainment, cooking, and sports. Our e-books combine sharp, insightful prose with professionally produced video to help consumers acquire new skills or accomplish specific tasks.

They seek writers with specialized knowledge in these subject areas:

● Technology and Consumer Electronics
● Health, Sports, and Fitness
● Self-Help and Career Development
● Cooking, Food, Wine, and Cocktails
● Crafts and Hobbies
● Home Improvement and Real Estate
● University-Level Academic Subjects

What Vook Looks For:

Vook commissions writers who can:

● Bring substantial subject expertise and insight to specific writing assignments.
● Explain sophisticated subjects in clear, concise, step-by-step prose.
● Provide meaningful insight that informs and delights knowledge-seeking consumers.
● Structure prose in a style and format consistent with the editorial template we provide.
● Produce titles promptly and efficiently under firm deadlines.


This is a project-based, independent contractor opportunity.

Vook writers $500 per e-book to write eight chapters of text. Each chapter includes roughly 500 words of text. The total word-count for each e-book is approximately 4000 words. Writers receive byline and author credit for their work.

To Apply:

They are now making assignments to writers, with many more assignments to come in the months ahead. If you would like to join their network to receive assignments or submit new-title ideas, please send the following:

● A one-page cover letter that summarizes your subject expertise and writing experience.
● In the cover letter, please propose at least two how-to e-book titles you might like to write.
● Attach or link to writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write instructional, how-to, reader-service, or training-oriented text.

Send your materials to or Margaret Harrison at

HarperCollins Seeks an E-Book Production Assistant/Associate!

The digital publishing services department at HarperCollins Publishers in New York is looking for a Digital/E-Book Production Assistant to support their e-book program, as well as a Digital/E-Book Production Associate to play a key role in the creation of e-books. This is a significant and rapidly expanding area of publishing where the focus will be on the daily management of e-book production.

Work on the cutting edge of digital publishing technology, and experience the future of the industry, today!

Academy of Management seeks Publishing Coordinator for Temporary Position

Job Title:              Publishing Coordinator

Job Status:          Full Time Temporary (Contractor – will receive 1099)

Term:                   6-8 months (approximate timeframe January 15 – August 1)

The Academy of Management is currently seeking a skilled individual to fill in for a Publishing Specialist on a full-time temporary basis beginning in January for a 6-8 month period. They’re located in Briarcliff Manor, NY on Pace University’s campus.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with publishing or communications experience to pick up professional work in a casual scholarly publishing environment.

The individual will handle:

  • Production, print and fulfillment activities for four scholarly journals and other titles.
  • Post production functions such as back-issue sales, advertising, permissions and postal regulations.
  • Accounts receivable, newsletter coordination and support activities for the  Publishing Department.

Temporary Responsibilities include:

  • Administer print and distribution schedules for members and subscribers
  • Coordinate advertising activities for the printed journals, main AOM website and the Annual Meeting website
  • Coordinate and proof email alerts for journals, and newsletter releases
  • Track and record invoices, royalties and statistics in spreadsheets, and prepare for payment in a timely manner
  • Release journal issues to vendor sites for member and subscriber access
  • Record payments from advertising, royalties and subscriptions in database and track in spreadsheets
  • Manage postal accounts
  • Manage Domestic and International registration of AOM Trademarks, Resolve and/or Forward permission requests to Copyright Clearance Center for processing
  • Process article requests and back issues/subscription issues
  • Record and track vendor contacts for all outsourced relationships
  • Other tasks as needed

Assist as needed in the maintenance of projects in process:

  • Backfile archiving project
  • CrossRef/DOI implementation
  • XML workflow with NLM DTD


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong computing skills (Outlook, IE, MS Office)

Experience in publishing or communications.

Independent contractors only.

Please let them know how this temporary work suits your need.  Please submit your resume, letter of interest and your hourly rate to

Entry-Level Publishing Position Roundup


  • MacMillan seeks an Editorial Assistant to work in an academic and trade non-fiction capacity.

More information.


  • Penguin Group is looking for a Managing Editorial Assistant to help maintain schedules, price listings, dates, and other information for titles in several imprints.

More information.


  • needs an Editorial Assistant to write copy and prepare articles for the large mom-oriented website.

More information.