New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Publicist/Publicist

The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of approximately 100 new books per year, roughly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, with areas of strength in fiction, history, biography, drama, design, and other visual media.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-5 years’ experience in book publicity
• Strong contacts across all media
• Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the digital and social media landscape
• Strong organizational abilities and superb written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities Include:

• Plan and execute successful campaigns for a wide variety of books: literary and commercial fiction; and nonfiction in categories including history, memoir, science, sociology, politics, music, film, and art/design, among others
• Write press materials, including compelling press releases and creative, effective pitch letters
• Schedule interviews with broadcast, print, and online media, and coordinate multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Develop and maintain strong contacts across all media
• Work closely with marketing, sales, and editorial departments
• Publicize our books and authors creatively across all social media platforms

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to humanresources@overlookny.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Copyrights Associate

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years prior publishing experience, preferably in Copyright
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize workload & handle tight deadlines
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Familiarity with SAP is a plus
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Responsible for analysis of third-party text usage within the Company’s publications and, if necessary, obtains and/or assists with permission clearances
• Corresponds with the Copyright Office located in Washington D.C. on matters relating to copyright registrations
• Checks copyright notices and acknowledgements in the Company’s publications (prior to publication) for conformity with the terms of the author contract and third-party permission agreements
• Responsible for scanning and filing copyright registration certificates
• Maintains personal and/or departmental files
• Performs detailed research as necessary
• Works closely with other departments within the Company
• Updates the Company database with information about newly published titles as well as amending existing entries as necessary
• Works with the Director to create and implement departmental policies

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• BFA preferred
• Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines¬
• A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
• Portfolio required
• Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
• Illustrator and design contacts a must
• Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
• Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicably, enthusiastically
• 3 years of book publishing experience

Responsibilities Include:

• Design YA and middle grade book covers and interiors from start to finish in collaboration with illustrators
• Will handle making corrections to reprints, preparing jacket mechanics, and formatting files and finishes for production
• Convert sample pages/images/spreads for ibland, ppt, catalog, trade shows, etc.
• Assist Art Director with direction of creative talent
• Help form the ABRAMS KIDS brand identify along with the Creative Director
• Ability to transcend the “design umbrella” and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales angles

If you are interested in applying, please email resume and salary requirements to jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the TITLE OF THE POSITION in the subject line.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Advertising Assistant, Poets & Writers Magazine

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Their work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture. They focus on nurturing literature’s source: creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks
• Good proofreading skills and an eye for detail
• Ability to edit following a style sheet
• Facility with InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms, a plus
• Sales and customer service experience, a plus
• Motivated to reach sales goals
• Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures, a plus
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary literature

Responsibilities Include:

• Provide customer service and process orders for all classified advertising
• Contact classified advertising prospects for each print issue and digital publication
• Coordinate proofreading of the classifieds section with freelance proofreader
• Flow classified ads into InDesign and make formatting changes
• Format, style, and post online classified ads
• Work with associate publisher to develop material to promote classified ad sales
• Work with associate publisher to research potential advertisers
• Regularly contact prospects for online job listings and administer job listings on pw.org and in the e-newsletter
• Assist with sales, design, proofreading, and production of display and online advertising
• Generate and send classified advertising invoices and assist accounting staff with the collections process
• Organize incoming payments by check for the accounting department and communicate with accounting staff about billing issues and irregularities
• Participate in meetings and other department activities
• Represent Poets & Writers at book fairs and industry events

If you are interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to: Tim O’Sullivan, Associate Publisher, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to tosullivan@pw.org. Attachments must be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf.

Link of the Week: Book Club Central

Book Club Central, a new online resource for book clubs and readers, has a new book recommendation, No One is Going to Save Us, selected by its Honorary Chair person, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Book Club Central is a new online service for book clubs and readers to supply them with reading recommendations, book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Along with the aforementioned book pick, Parker will offer more book selections called SJP Picks.

Book Club Central is distributed by the American Library Association and have several sponsors and partners including Booklist, Libraries transform, and, big 5 publishing house, Penguin Random House.

Book Club Central also offers users the opportnity to not only search for book selection, but to lead a book club, find a new book club, and start a book club online. The site has author interviews with Colson Whitehead, Underground Railroad, and Matthew DesmondEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City available as well.

BookExpo America 2017- A First Time Experience

BookExpo America is where Publishing Professionals gather to exchange valued information on new titles, breakout authors, and many, many ARCs. As a first-timer to this trade show event, it is very overwhelming at first glance. Left and right, ARCs are being signed and distributed. Major publishing houses like Macmillan and HarperCollins are represented in whole sections decorated with large rugs and smaller companies are housed within booths throughout the show floor.

As someone who is experiencing BookExpo for the first time, I thought it best to take a second to look around and get a good feel of what is going on around me. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle and it is important to soak it all in. If you have a short window to visit BookExpo, as I did, then you should not take too much time soaking it in. After I walked around for a bit, I made sure to network with publishers such as Soho Press, Penguin Random House, and Arcadia Publishing. I saw this as a learning opportunity, a chance to network, and a fun event all wrapped into one.

I made sure to heed Professor Richter’s advice and checked out what events were happening on each day of BookExpo and also brought in my own bag to carry all the free stuff in, though I was given a free tote as soon as I stepped into the building. I ended up going home with 17 new books and a sore shoulder. Nevertheless, it was exciting to meet publishing professionals and authors who all gave me advice and encouragement on my future publishing endeavors.

The Adult Book Editors’ Buzz Panel

There are a wide range of people to meet, events to participate in, and books to obtain. Everywhere you look, there are people mingling, trading business cards, and sharing stories and information that will benefit their publishing careers. I can only imagine how attending BookExpo as a publishing professional will differ from my experience as a student.

Of course, this is just my experience. Articles from the Tampa Bay Times, and the Star tribune offer more insight what is was like at this year’s BookExpo.

Link of the Week: Penguin Random House Acquires Apparel Company, Out of Print

Penguin Random House, according to a recent article by Publishers Weekly, has just acquired the company Out of Print, which creates and sells literature themed clothing, accessories, and home goods.

Out of Print was founded in 2010 by Todd Lawton and Jeffrey LeBlanc and “is dedicated to celebrating our favorite stories while promoting literacy in underserved communities.” The company’s mission includes helping to fund literacy programs through each person made from the company. “It also supports the authors, publishers and artists who made these iconic works an integral part

Todd Lawton and Jeffrey LeBlanc

of our lives.”

Penguin Random House intends to “greatly expand its author- and imprint-brand-based merchandising capabilities.” The publisher, through this acquisition, will intend on expanding its “expertise in product sourcing, creation, licensing [and] distribution.” Authors will also be able to capitalize on the success of the retail business by incorporating it into their promotional efforts, including social media, while also building their relationships with readers.

The company, as well as its co-founders, will continue to be based out of their New York headquarters. The pair will also serve as Managing Directors for Penguin Random House, reporting to Alison Rich, VP of Publishing Innovation Development.

Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more–always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let’s make some awesome books together.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be an excellent writer
• Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects
• Staff front desk/reception area
• Expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth)

If you are interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume to hr@quirkbooks.com. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn’t matter. Just send your best writing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicity Assistant – Portfolio, Sentinel

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
• Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong follow-up skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
• An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Responsibilities Include:

• Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers
• Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc.
• Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules
• Contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions
• Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc.
• Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, S&S

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years book publicity experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including conferences, social media, podcasts and newsletters
• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
• Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision

Responsibilities Include:

• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio
• Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials
• Creating targeted mailing lists
• Cultivating and maintaining media relationships

If you are interested in this position, please fill out an application online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing USA houses both children’s and adult publishing imprints. The flagship office, as well as the children’s imprints, are based out of New York City and include trade publisher Little Bee Books and the licensing/media tie-in imprint, Sizzle Press. The adult imprint, Weldon Owen, is a highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher based out of San Francisco. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of Bonnier Publishing in the United Kingdom, and is ultimately owned by global media group Bonnier AB.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book publishing industry experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, priorities, and resources
• Friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude
• Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
• Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Providing general office support for the Director of Sales
• Assembling sales material for appointments, as well as communicating with the editorial department when additional material or information is needed
• Communicating with warehouse and accounts on operational issues
• Creating PowerPoint presentations of key titles each season for use by the sales team
• Managing order processing with the warehouse, coordinating reserves, tracking shipments, and monitoring the progress of orders that require special handling
• Taking responsibility for gathering sales data from accounts and distributing data internally to the sales team
• Attending departmental meetings as needed
• Coordination and production of sales materials, as needed
• Assisting the Director of Sales and sales team with various ad hoc projects as needed

If you are interested in this position, Please apply with your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for the company and the work you’d be doing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Assistant

Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal brands, is the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. Their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. We are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing and/or related communications experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative thinker
• Highly organized
• Resourceful and proactive
• Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Google Docs
• Passion for music/entertainment/pop culture

Responsibilities Include:

• Monitor trends and produce research reports on competitors, brands, events, programs, artists, influencers, etc.
• Assist with preparation for client meetings and presentations
• Attend and contribute to internal meetings in connection with assigned projects, provide department head with timely feedback and follow-up regarding any action items
• Create and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments including sales, account management, design, finance, HR, accounts payable, travel, etc.
• Maintain billing process
• Day-to-day administrative support including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenses, meeting and greeting clients, visitor system management, room reservations, etc.
• Assist the team with ongoing projects

If you interested in this position, apply online.

Amarillo, TX

Seeking Full-Time Sales Representative

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proven sales experience with strong background in trade publishing, with at least 3 years experience
• Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented
• Effective communication skills (oral & written), good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills in all aspects of business
• Comfortable with regular car/air travel
• Strong proficiency in general Computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Word & Excel. Experience with databases
• Ability to work and communicate with clients and successfully manage client relationships
• Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed.
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
• Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit

Responsibilities Include:

• Sell frontlist, backlist, promotions and more to (primarily) independent bookstore accounts, small jobber accounts and some specialty accounts
• Manage relationships with established accounts, and develop new accounts
• Generate regular feedback on titles, promotions, and sales
• Maintain current and accurate client profiles, including purchase history, using databases
• Respond to inquiries from both publisher and account contacts
• Maintain co-op programs and ensure management of the Marketing Plan

If you are interested in this position, please apply through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Website & Social Media Digital Designer – Random House Children’s Books, Teen Category

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3-5 years of digital/social media design experience
• Expert level skills utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office programs
• Passionate about the digital space and always keeping on industry trends
• Excellent creative thinking, graphic design, and typography skills
• An eye for detail and an integrated brand aesthetic
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and also independently
• Ability to work in a wide range of styles and experience with a variety of graphic design techniques
• Initiative and willingness to take on new challenges and learn new skills
• Ability to multi-task various assignments, prioritize workload, and take responsibility for deadlines
• BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job
• Must have a strong web/digital portfolio to present upon interview

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop ideas that are strategic, innovative, and provide an optimal user experience
• Translate marketing and business objectives into digital designs that are compelling
• Design and create assets for social media platforms including static and animated graphics, headers, badges, etc.
• Design web-based marketing materials such as infographics, blog posts, web banners, etc.
• Create and manage brand style guide and act as an ambassador within the company for the brand guidelines
• Maintain a solid knowledge of competitive market and stay current on design trends
• Produce, edit, alter, and deliver designs on time and to specification
• Assist team in the development of content and brand ideas
• Partner with freelancers, copywriters, and developers on projects as needed
• Contribute strategically to the long-term vision of the company’s digital work

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt & Company; W. H. Freeman and Worth Publishers; Bedford/St. Martin’s; Picador; Roaring Brook Press; St. Martin’s Press; Tor Books; Hayden McNeil; Macmillan Children’s Group; Flatiron Books; Macmillan Audio; and Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines
• Willingness to read (a lot) and contribute to the flow of ideas
• Healthy curiosity about innovations in our field and in related fields
• Knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Minimum of 3 years book experience.
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Design picture book and non-fiction interiors and jackets
• Work closely with creative director and editors
• Organization of their work for the accessibility of other departments
• Participation in production meetings, jacket meetings, and larger group creative discussions
• Preparation of files for the printer, and approval of all manner of proofs
related to their titles

If you are interested in applying, please follow this link.

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.

WNBA Event: Publishing and the Political Conversation

The Women’s National Book Association is hosting a panel discussion exploring various relationships between publishing and politics. Moderated by Kendra Levin, the executive editor at Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, the talk will circulate around topics from the promotion of books that promote activism to balancing customer demands with political beliefs.

The panelists featured at this event include Marissa Baker, the national account manager at Perseus Distribution; Gabriella Doob, the associate editor at Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins; and Cathy O’Neil, the author of Weapons of Math Destruction an a contributor at Bloomberg Media.

The panel will be held on April 18th at 6:00 PM in the Random House Auditorium (1745 Broadway). Admission price is $10 for members and $5 for students. To register for the event, please click on this link.

Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama Set Record with PRH Book Deal


Former US president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama will have their forthcoming books published by Penguin Random House (PRH), a joint deal that is estimated to have cost PRH approximately $60-65 million.

This is a record-breaking amount of money for a publisher to pay for a book written by a president and/or a first lady; the next most expensive presidential book deal goes to Bill Clinton’s autobiography My Life, which cost Knopf Publishing an estimated $15 million to acquire.

Although there are no details released at this time about what the books will actually be about, when they’ll be published, or who will edit them, PRH is confident that the impressive literary ability of Barack and the icon status of the first black president and first lady will make these books have strong sales and will be promising, profitable backlist titles.

Barack’s been praised for his writing talent, exhibited in his previous books, and has out-earned his initial advances for them as well, which is an encouraging sign to PRH—even though the book deal prices for those projects were significantly lower. Previously written nonfiction titles from Barack are Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, and of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.

Michelle’s only title so far is American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, and her book with PRH is expected to be more literary.

Other books written by past presidents and first ladies past to look into while waiting for the Obamas’ books include John F. Kennedy’s A Nation of Immigrants, Ronald Reagan’s An American Life, George Bush’s Decision Points, Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices, Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant/Sales Associate

Thieme is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years. Thieme promotes the latest advancements in clinical practice, publishes the latest research findings, advocates medical education and is known for the high quality and didactic nature of its books, journals, and electronic products.

Minimum Requirements:

• B.A. or equivalent. MLS/MLIS degree or course work are not required, but are a definite plus.
• You are a master communicator in written and oral English. Spanish is a plus, but not required.
• You are confident in handling Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word). Ideally you already worked with CRM systems and you are familiar with producing and compiling sales reports and analyses.
• 3-5 years of experience in publishing. Experience in STM publishing is a definite plus.
• Analytical and structured thinker. Detail-orientation and high organizational skills.
• Previous exposure to consultative selling environments is helpful.
• High initiative. Ability to multitask and stay calm under pressure.

Responsibilities Include:

• Prompt handling and invoicing of client orders across multiple back-end systems and the set-up of license agreements
• Maintenance of customer relationships, including email and telephonic interaction, with the goal of building long-term cooperation.
• Error-free data entry into our sales systems. Use Excel to prepare reports, process account performance evaluations, and create usage statistics for sales manages, as well as local and overseas management.
• Support for the Sales Managers in the acquisition of new customers
• Proactive new business development to capture additional market potential. Ability to run own sales and marketing campaigns.
• Provide ideas to improve the organizational processes and operational procedures to increase with this the efficiency of the whole sales department.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume with a cover letter in PDF form to adam.bernacki@thieme.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant, Digital Resources 

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in a related field
• Experience with Zen Desk or other customer-service environments is helpful.
• Professional demeanor—Customer service is a must.
• Must have excellent speaking and written skills.
• Must be able to adapt quickly and accordingly to various situations.
• Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills

Responsibilities Include:

• Deliver reporting on sales and gap analysis to identify key opportunities.
• Assist with and enable communication flow between sales and marketing teams, customers, and other internal departments including editorial and product management.
• Assist in the maintenance and updating of a CRM database.
• Support digital resources sales team with sales-related administrative tasks and work collaboratively with UK sales and marketing divisions to avoid duplication of effort.
• Work with marketing and other departments as directed to provide necessary sales tools.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Indicate “Sales Assistant” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Associate Digital Editor

Owned and operated by Galvanized Media, Best Life is the premier luxury service brand for successful, health-minded men. It maintains a deeply devoted readership—as a print magazine from 2004 and 2012, it maintained a robust circulation of more than 500,000 copies-per-month, and routinely outsold competitors on newsstands—and it remains the industry leader when it comes to the latest stories, cutting-edge tips, and smarter-living advice on the topics that matter most to men in their prime.

Minimum Requirements:

• A passion for men’s lifestyle journalism.
• Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience working for an editorial website, with a focus on editing, writing, and daily programming across various platforms.
• Strong writing, editing and photo research skills.
• Experience publishing in a CMS and using Photoshop.
• Knowledge of SEO practices.
• Understanding of social media platforms and online video.

Responsibilities Include:

• Source and write up to 5 daily posts—a mix of great original reporting, lifestyle content, and news and social aggregation.
• Help build out Best Life’s social media presence across all platforms.
• Be a one-person publishing outfit, sourcing photos and videos and posting directly to the site using our proprietary CMS.
• Use traffic data and social-media feedback to find new coverage areas, optimize performance, and maintain consistent growth.

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Legal Assistant  

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• At least 1 to 2 years administrative, legal or business experience are preferred
• Comfortable performing normal administrative duties and will also demonstrate the ability to take ownership of on-going projects, take initiative, exercise independent judgment and to problem solve.
• Excellent organizational skills, communication skills as well as attention to detail are required.
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, power-point) is essential and previous experience in the media area will be helpful.

Responsibilities Include:

• Building relationships and trust with internal facing clients inclusive of Publishers and Executive Management team members
• Use analytical acumen to review non-disclosure agreements, preparing drafts for attorneys, assisting with due diligence and conducting legal research
• Must also be able to handle general administrative duties and project work
• Must be flexible, communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with employees at all levels of the organization and will share responsibilities with other assistants in the department

If you are interested in applying, please click here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Magazine – Associate Editor

Convene magazine, published by PCMA since 1986, is the leading meetings industry publication for educational content and professional development. Convene has won numerous awards from Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee), Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), Association TRENDS, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Three to four years’ experience working as an editor
• Ability to work from home (prior experience working successfully from home preferred)
• Ability to travel
• Strong, inventive writer with an eye for new trends in education, culture, technology, and business
• A grammar fetishist’s attention to detail
• Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Excited by media of all types and will introduce  new ways of shaping and presenting our content.
• Familiarity with MS Word, InDesign, WordPress, and major social-media platforms required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Reporting and writing feature articles and columns for Convene’s print magazine and website
• Proofreading story layouts both remotely and in person during Convene’s monthly closing process in New York City
• Representing Convene on press trips and at industry conferences as needed
• Ability to spend two to three days each month at our New York City design firm’s studio

If you are interested in applying, please click here.