New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate, Harmony Books

Harmony Books is dedicated to inspiring and helping readers to achieve personal transformation and well-being in all facets of their lives. Publishing books that offer unique approaches to health and wellness, lifestyle, diet, self-improvement, relationships, parenting and spirituality, Harmony guides readers to become their best selves both inside and out. Bestselling books and authors include Thrive by Arianna Huffington, The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss, and titles by Deepak Chopra, Michelle Phan, Suzanne Somers, Gretchen Rubin, Daniel Amen, MD, and the Dalai Lama.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree
• 1-2 years minimum book publishing or appropriate category experience
• Basic understanding of key marketing concepts and tools including email, social media marketing, search, as well as traditional book marketing
• Interest in health and wellness a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop

Responsibilities Include:

• Helping to create title-specific marketing campaigns for upcoming publications as well as titles currently in the marketplace.
• Assist in executing marketing campaigns, including online initiatives, outreach to social networking venues, and consumers.
• Work closely with editorial and publicity on vertical content initiatives and social media outreach for specific categories.
• Cultivate relationships with branding partners in appropriate categories.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online.

Berkeley, CA

Seeking Full-Time Publishing Coordinator

Counterpoint was created in 2007 through the acquisition of three notable independent presses: Counterpoint, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Soft Skull Press. In 2016, Counterpoint merged with Catapult. Author-driven, we devote all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast—fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s main office is in Berkeley, California. Catapult and Soft Skull are primarily based in NYC. We are a creative company, and growing fast. All books are distributed by Publishers Group West.

Minimum Requirement:

• Be passionate about publishing good books
• Demonstrate excellent administrative, technical, and computer skills
• Be experienced in Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
• Be action and results-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time-management skills
• Demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
• Possess strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Work well independently and as a member of various teams, with an open-mindedness towards collaborating remotely and leveraging technology to work with teams in different locations
• Be genuinely enthusiastic about working for a fast-paced, innovative independent book publisher
• Bookkeeping/Accounting experience is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Previous employment history should demonstrate an ability to work with financial reports, budgets, business office issues, inventory, and in customer service.
• Publishing industry or bookselling experience a big plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Maintain and review external sales. Monitor, analyze and summarize various market sales reports.
• Communicate between editorial, the publisher and associate publisher, publicity, and accounting.
• Facilitate contracts and manage advances due to authors.
• Data entry, analysis, and reporting relating to new and existing contracts.
• Maintain a database of contracts and rights.
• Assist rights manager in tracking and managing subrights.
• Manage inventory, recommend and coordinate print and reprint runs according to forecasted market demand.
• Assist Publisher and Business Manager as needed.
• Travel 4-6x per year to our NYC office

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, Basic Books

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.  Basic’s list of influential authors includes Isaac Asimov, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Dinesh D’Souza, Richard Dawkins, Hernando de Soto, Jared Diamond, Michael Eric Dyson, Niall Ferguson, Richard Feynman, Richard Florida, Sigmund Freud, Howard Gardner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter, Leszek Kolakowski, Lawrence Lessig, Claude Levi-Strauss, Nelson Mandela, Alice Miller, Walter Mosley, James T. Patterson, Steven Pinker, Samantha Power, Diane Ravitch, Thomas Sowell, Ian Stewart, Cass Sunstein, Sherry Turkle, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Weigel, Cornel West, A.N. Wilson, James Q. Wilson, Irvin Yalom, Shing-Tung Yau, and Fareed Zakaria.  Basic Books is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years prior book publishing or publicity experience, preferably in trade publishing
• Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape
• Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
• The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
• Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Facebook

Responsibilities Include:

• Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles, as necessary
• Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts
• Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary
• Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches
• Collaborate with authors on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors
• Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint
• Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

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logo-pgm-darkPalgrave Macmillan

Title: Quality Production Associate

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
Palgrave Macmillan is seeking a Quality Production Associate to be involved in the oversight of vendor performance and content quality across the academic and professional program. A successful candidate must be dedicated to department goals, have the ability to juggle numerous tasks, work collaboratively across groups, manage difficult customer situations, and must have both a measured attitude and a deep understanding of the intricacies of language and grammar

Palgrave Macmillan is a global cross-market publisher specializing in quality trade non-fiction and cutting-edge academic books. We publish general interest books as well as textbooks, journals, monographs, professional, and reference works in print and online. We presently have over 6,000 active titles in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics, and History to Literature, Linguistics, and Business. The list also contains original works by many of the foremost writers and editors in the world, including Nobel laureates and internationally recognized experts.

Key tasks include:

• Manuscript assessment and process track assignment
• Copyedited samples review and feedback.
• General quality control oversight (including liaising with outside vendors and in-house departments)
• Customer complaint analysis and resolution
• Castoffs, other work on difficult and involved projects.
• Conduct global projects in conjunction with UK counterpart to improve overall processes and quality

Requirements: 
• 2 years of consistent copyediting and/or proofreading.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Adobe.
• Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.
• General office experience.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in English or other related field of equivalent work experience

To Apply: 
Click Here to apply. Be sure to include your resume, cover letter and salary expectations.

 

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Title: Editorial Specialists

Type: Full-time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Description: 
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

 Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success here.

• Edits and copy edits multiple projects as they are they handed off from the authors; cross-checks all content for consistency of usage with design templates; verifies the accuracy of page references and references to graphics and charts. Reports on changes to design.
• Assists in the design and layout of curriculum publication materials. Develops and maintains layout templates for selected publications, primarily consisting of student instructional and teacher materials.
• Provides editorial guidance to authors regarding consistency in content, style, and tone.
• Ensures publication standards are met by authors and handles the expert review process. Ensures all publications meet specific electronic and/or printing requirements.
• Contacts curriculum developers and external publishing partners for approval of changes in format or content.

Requirements: 
• Time and project management skills to effectively establish priorities and meet competing deadlines.
• Thorough knowledge of applicable publishing software applications such as Adobe InDesign and Creative Suite.
• Experience with web-based content management systems highly preferred.
• Strong skills in originating and maintaining databases for desktop publishing and image storage.
• Strong skills to effectively produce visual materials that meet and satisfy the needs of the client.
• Strong skills in interpersonal communications to interact effectively with a variety of authors, support staff,and vendors.
• Strong skills in collaboration to best meet goals and objectives of clients.
• Ability to handle small to large multiple projects simultaneously.
• Previous experience in educational publishing preferred.
• Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

To Apply: 
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Title: Digital/Social Media Marketing Associate

Type: Full-time

Location: New York, NY

Description: 
ABRAMS seeks a dynamic digital marketer, with a passion for children’s books, who will increase the online discoverability of our children’s list by designing and executing digital marketing and social media campaigns, developing content for its website, and researching and presenting new ways for showcasing its books online.

In partnership with title marketers, the Digital and Social Media Marketing Associate will be responsible for the development, execution, and analysis of digital campaigns across all children’s categories and imprints at ABRAMS.

The ideal candidate will have digital marketing and publishing experience, and be a creative, results driven “doer” with excellent communication skills, who lives and breathes social media, and who thrives on finding new and exciting ways to bring attention to children’s, middle-grade and young adult books.

Specific Responsibilities include:
– Collaborate with the children’s marketing department to develop and execute digital and social media campaigns, and track and communicate effectiveness.
– Utilize audience-centric marketing tools to maximize campaigns.
– Manage and grow social media presence through blog, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and other strategically relevant channels.
– Maintain social media calendar and develop timelines for author/title digital promotions.
– Content Creation: Write blog posts, articles, email newsletters, and social media posts; lead the creation of videos, trailers, and podcasts.
– Research and present new ways of showcasing books online and be responsible for maintaining a Digital FAQ for new authors, as well as educating the teams internally.
– Curate, plan, and feed marketing assets into Abrams website.
– Organize digital preorder campaigns, promotions, and contests.
– Events/public relations: Attend trade shows and author events and generate social media around them.

Requirements: 
· Bachelors Degree
· 2-4 years digital marketing and publishing experience
· Excellent written, verbal, and analytic skills
· Ability to work individually and in a group setting
· Excellent knowledge of social media and content development
· Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and HTML
· Knowledge of analytics, SEO and SEM a plus

To Apply:
Apply on Mediabistro here.