Employment & Internships

Job Openings at North Atlantic Books

 

Associate Publicist

Founded in 1974, North Atlantic Books (NAB) is a leading nonprofit publisher in the areas of health and healing, spirituality, natural foods, social science, holistic lifestyle, and martial arts. NAB’s mission is to spread timeless wisdom, develop new ideas, and educate its audiences to inspire personal, spiritual, and planetary transformation. NAB is distributed to the book trade by Penguin Random House. We are seeking an Associate Publicist to join our team. We are located in Berkeley, CA. The role of the Associate Publicist is to spread the word about NAB’s content, grow the audience of its readers, and develop and maintain relationships with media. This includes creating and implementing publicity campaigns for given titles and/or genres of books; fostering strong relationships with NAB’s communities and stakeholders (including other nonprofits, NAB authors and their networks, media, and readers); obtaining coverage for NAB authors; and interfacing with other publicity, marketing, and digital sales staff to promote NAB’s titles online.

The role of the Associate Publicist is to spread the word about NAB’s content, grow the audience of its readers, and develop and maintain relationships with media. This includes creating and implementing publicity campaigns for given titles and/or genres of books; fostering strong relationships with NAB’s communities and stakeholders (including other nonprofits, NAB authors and their networks, media, and readers); obtaining coverage for NAB authors; and interfacing with other publicity, marketing, and digital sales staff to promote NAB’s titles online.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary publicity contact for frontlist and backlist titles (for more details about our titles and genres, please go to www.northatlanticbooks.com/bookshop)
  • Develop and implement publicity campaigns for NAB titles, its authors, imprints, and programs to grow the audiences reading NAB content, including: composing and distributing targeted outreach; soliciting book reviews and features; coordinating giveaways and author interviews; and researching new media outlets and publicity/marketing opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with print, online, and broadcast media, as well as with NAB authors and readers.
  • Liaise with authors to provide support in the publicity and marketing process and provide guidance in helping authors interact with NAB’s campaigns for their titles.
  • Assist with social media, including liaising with authors to provide blog content; promoting author events on social media; keeping the Marketing Coordinator up to date on author events; and contributing content as needed.
  • Present titles at seasonal pre-sales and sales presentations to Penguin Random House reps.
  • As a marketing team member, handle various sales & marketing tasks including creating marketing plans for Title Information Sheets; provide input on cover design and subtitle processes; copy edit marketing materials; and additional related tasks as needed.
  • Represent NAB at shows in outreach efforts to further promote our educational content.
  • Work with publicity interns, and assist with managing their workflow at NAB.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years relevant job experience in publicity, most especially in publishing or book promotion
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven publicity track record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong presentational skills
  • High level of initiative and motivation
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize within a deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Comfort in a Mac-based work environment
  • Knowledge of/interest in North Atlantic Books’ genres and titles a plus
  • Knowledge of/experience with Adobe Creative Suite highly preferred

This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. North Atlantic Books is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to publicity@northatlanticbooks.com.


Internships

Looking for a publishing internship where you get to write, read, edit, proof, and learn the fundamentals of book publishing while gaining valuable experience in a highly competitive field?

North Atlantic Books, a leading publisher in the areas of bodywork, alternative health, diet and nutrition, metaphysics, literature, and quirky aspects of pop culture, is seeking smart, resourceful, detail-oriented interns with strong writing and communications skills to work in our Berkeley, California, office.

Our interns:

  • Must be available to work between 8–16 hours per week
  • Have excellent writing and research skills
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Be resourceful, creative thinkers who can work independently and collaboratively
  • Have some knowledge, experience, or interest in the material we publish

Our internship dates are flexible, but typically run as follows:

Fall: September – December

Spring: January – April

Summer: May – August

Marketing & Publicity

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building publicity contact lists for review mailings and e-blasts
  • Researching blogs, websites, and writers for specific book projects
  • Writing galley letters and press releases
  • Creating press kits
  • Writing posts and designing materials for NAB’s social media and blog
  • Tracking, clipping, and recording publicity hits as they arise
  • Database entries and updates
  • Fulfilling publicity requests for review copies, images, and excerpts
  • Attending company, department, and author meetings

Editorial

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting editorial team in daily tasks (proofreading, organization of manuscripts, checking indexes, etc.)
  • Assisting with Title Information (TI) sheets for use by Penguin Random House sales reps:
    • Research comparative titles for new books
    • Edit book descriptions and author bios
    • Research key selling points of new books
  • Attending editorial and acquisitions meetings
  • Applying for Cataloging-in-Publication data for new titles through the Library of Congress

Ready to apply?

Feel free to apply any time! You can apply for an editorial internship, a marketing and publicity internship, or both. Please note that while this is an unpaid temporary position, we do intend to give you a comprehensive work experience that will prepare you for the next steps in your publishing career.

Please include the phrase “Internship Application” in your subject line as well as the season & year you’re applying for.

Marketing & Publicity Internships

Submit a resume and cover letter in an email to bdonahue@northatlanticbooks.com.

Please note: Accepting applications for Spring 2017 and beyond.

Editorial internships

Submit a resume and cover letter in an email to eboyd@northatlanticbooks.com.

Please note: Accepting applications for Spring 2017 and beyond.