Jobs of the Week: LBYR, No Starch Press, Dutton, Hay House



Editorial Assistant – LBYR Licensing Group

lbyrType: Full time

Location: New York, NY

The LBYR Licensing group is seeking an editorial assistant. The editorial assistant will provide administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Director and two senior editors in a bustling licensed children’s publishing group. Brands published by this group include Monster High, Ever After High, My Little Pony, Marvel, and many more! The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in media tie-in publishing, be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, possess outstanding organizational skills, and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at a time. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a keen interest in further developing existing editorial skills.


Correspond directly with authors, agents, and licensors to route approvals, address queries, and help keep projects on track
Provide some data entry support as needed, and perform various administrative tasks in support of the licensing team
Prepare title fact sheets, catalog copy, and flap copy for assigned titles
Provide materials and information for sales, marketing, and publicity for assigned titles
Coordinate reprints and repurposing projects
Read and report on manuscripts, proposals and books submitted for publication
Work closely with the Editorial Director on middle grade fiction novels, assisting with all aspects of the editorial process

B.A. preferred, as well as 1 year of publishing experience (internships ok) in a professional environment
Solid knowledge of PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel on a Mac platform required
Ability to attend to details and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
A familiarity with pop culture, and an enthusiasm for films and television
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail
Ability to work well independently or in collaboration with the rest of the team

To Apply: 
Apply online here.


Administrative Assistant – No Starch Press

nostarchType: Full-time

Location: San Francisco, CA

No Starch Press, a fast-growing publisher of quality books for geeks, seeks a Publishing Assistant. This is an entry-level position on the business side of the book business with the opportunity for advancement. We’ll make you part of our team and give you real work from day one.

We publish quality books (both print and electronic) on programming, security, hacking, LEGO, and science and math. Best-sellers include titles like Hacking: The Art of ExploitationPractical Malware AnalysisPython for Kids, and The LEGO Neighborhood Book.

This is a great opportunity if you don’t want to be just another cog in the wheel of some giant corporation and you like to think. We’re a small company with a close-knit environment and a staff that cares and an almost academic environment.

As our Publishing Assistant you will be expected to:

  • Provide excellent customer support
  • Process reseller orders
  • Work with our shipping clerk to review and fill direct orders
  • Maintain inventory and supplies and keep the office in order
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Other supporting duties as assigned

This is not an editorial or writing position *but* you should be able to write and communicate clearly in English.

To Apply: 
Please reply with resume and cover letter to


Marketing Assistant – Dutton

DuttonType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

We are seeking a Marketing Assistant to join our Dutton imprint at Penguin Random House! The Assistant will report to the VP, Associate Publisher and the Director of Marketing, and will have the opportunity to learn about various marketing projects at a large publishing company. Dutton publishes both fiction and nonfiction titles, many of them by bestselling authors Harlan Coben, Ken Follett, Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, among others.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Providing administrative support, such as answering phones, setting up meetings, and managing calendars.
2. Pulling marketing lists and handling mailings.
3. Updating and maintaining information about budgets, and keeping track of expenses.
4. Participating in brainstorming sessions for marketing initiatives for Dutton?s titles.
5. Assisting in marketing analysis and research for select authors and titles.
6. Preparing for sales meetings, including proofreading and updating title information sheets and reading materials.
7. Writing and proofreading select sell sheets for the Sales department.
8. Assisting with sales requests, such as providing marketing materials.
9. Contributing ideas for social media posts to the Dutton accounts.


  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong interest in marketing and book publishing
  • Ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

To Apply: 
Please apply using the online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.



Editor – Hay House

hh_logoType: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

This role is responsible for all areas of book development, including acquiring, editing, and liaising with design, production, managing editorial, marketing, and publicity. Strong personal interest in and professional knowledge of self-help, health/wellness, and spirituality categories required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Acquire 5–8 titles per year
• Edit approximately 12–15 new books per year
• Take responsibility for all editorial aspects of book development, including editing and liaising with design, production, marketing, and publicity
• Write copy, including jacket, catalog, tip sheet, design memo, and other marketing copy as required
• Act as primary point of contact for authors throughout the editorial process

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in book editorial publishing
• Widespread knowledge of book publishing processes and functions (editorial, production, design, copyediting, marketing, sales)
• Excellent intra- and inter-departmental communication and collaboration skills necessary
• Excellent computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; experience with InDesign, InCopy, and Microsoft Word style sheets preferred
• Considerable current contacts (key authors, illustrators, agents, etc.) in the book publishing industry
• High level of skill in organization, analytics, and verbal and written communication
• Highly motivated, a self-starter, and results driven, with the ability to take appropriate steps to achieve goals

To Apply: 
Contact Email (

Jobs of the Week: Spectacle Publishing, Knopf Doubleday, Little Brown, and Condé Nast




website_header_logoSpectacle Publishing Media Group, LLC

Title: Marketing/Book Publicist

Location: Remote/Online

Spectacle Publishing Media Group is looking for a Marketer/Book Publicist! We are looking to fill this position quickly.

In addition to conceptualizing, creating, and distributing promotional materials, a book marketer & publicist will arrange for public appearances, such as book signings or tours, and set up speaking engagements for SPMG authors.

Networking and maintaining solid industry connections are invaluable in the career of a literary publicist, as is staying on top of current technology, including breakthroughs in social media. Literary publicists may have set work hours, but they often are expected to be flexible and available on call.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone willing to put forth their marketing/pr efforts.

Special Skills:
• Ability to bring forth experience and ideas for getting our books sold
• The right personality to work with a wide variety of author personalities
• Working on a deadline on multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Condensing complicated ideas, such as a one-sentence pitch for a book
• Working as a team with authors, editors, marketing and booksellers
• An understanding of the mass media and how newsrooms, reporters and editors work, including online news media
• A knowledge of social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter

Education and Training:
Required bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Marketing, English literature, communications, journalism or public relations. Expertise in social media, digital content generation and CMS a plus. Experience with public speaking, arranging seminars and conferences a plus. Networking connections a plus.

To Apply: 

Please send a detailed and unique letter of interest, a resume/CV and links to your social media profiles (it is more about the fact you are active on social media sites) to:



Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.38.19 PMKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Title: Marketing Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is seeking a Marketing Assistant. This position provides departmental, campaign and administrative support. The Marketing Assistant will also have independent responsibility for certain department functions:

– Data entry including adding marketing bullets, updating budget reports, and maintaining in-house title documents
– Coordinating meetings
– Managing marketing mailings including writing galley letters, ordering books, researching/creating/tracking new lists, executing mailings in-house and from our warehouse, and maintaining the bookroom
– Working with the warehouse for galley allocation and fulfillment
– Coordinating with Production and Sales for title specific promotional items
– Processing and Coding invoices and expenses for department
– Special projects, as needed, such as pulling title information reports, providing sales information, and various research assignments
– Administrative assistance as needed, including ordering supplies for the office, minor scheduling, calendar and phone management

The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor?s degree, as well as internship experience in a corporate marketing department. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. This role requires strong communication, organization, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit our web site.

To Apply: 
Please apply using our online application process.


lbyrLittle Brown for Young Readers

Title: Design Assistant/Jr. Design

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Little Brown for Young Readers is seeking a Design Assistant/ Jr. Designer. The Design Assistant or Junior Designer is responsible for the design and administrative support of children’s fiction titles for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This person will be responsible for assisting each project through the design and production process, as well as be the key point person for Editorial, Sales, and Production.

Work closely with the Executive Art Director to assist in the design and production of jackets, cover, and interiors.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Art Director.
Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and freelancers in the creation of cover and interior artwork.
Coordinate all contracts and associated paperwork (invoices, new vendor forms, etc) for artists and freelancers.
Work closely with the Executive Art Director and design staff to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
Ensure all fiction covers are uploaded onto proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately.
Assist in managing a master schedule of books to make sure key production, marketing and sales milestone dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Create select advertising and promotional materials as needed for custom publishing or retail promotions.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Art Director or Department Head


  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in book publishing design required – experience in children’s books preferred.
  • Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Muse, and After Effects a plus)
  • Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house artists and freelancers
  • Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
  • Solid print production experience required. (Experience with digital production preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To Apply: 
Apply online.


Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.45.42 PMCondé Nast, Content Development

Title:   Editorial Assistant

Type: Freelance, Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Condé Nast’s Content Development Group seeks a recent college graduate who has a demonstrated interest in publishing to fill the supportive role of Editorial Assistant. Candidates must be able to work well with a small and dedicated team in a freelance full-time capacity in the New York (One World Trade Center) offices.

The Content Development Group creates Special Interest Publications (SIPs) that combine archival material from Condé Nast’s vast international and domestic titles with new or unseen stories, merchandise, and service. These special issues are print (and sometimes digital) magazines of 128 pages that remain on the newsstand for three months and have a high production value. Past titles include: Domino: Small Spaces, Gourmet Holiday, Epicurious: Italy, Condé Nast A-List, and Condé Nast Living.

– Research content from Condé Nast’s vast archives in both international and domestic titles
– Collaborate closely with the editorial team to pitch, conceptualize, and curate each issue
– Light fact-checking and proofreading
– Maintain organization of photos, text, and research
– Assist with market work including product research, communication with and coordination of vendors for merchandise/food/fashion, and subsequent product tracking for photo shoots
– Report and write original content when applicable
– Perform administrative duties (tech requests, supply ordering, issue mailings, etc.) as needed


– Strong visual sense
– Smart editorial instincts
– Interest in food, lifestyle, fashion, celebrity, and design
– General familiarity with Condé Nast’s titles
– Meticulous research skills
– Proficiency with Excel and Google Docs
– Collaborative, upbeat attitude

To Apply: 
Apply online