Employment & Internships

Current North Atlantic Books Job Openings

Production Coordinator (Junior / Mid-Level)

Note: This is a production position with minimal (15%) design work

The Production Coordinator is involved in all aspects of book production. The ideal candidate is meticulous, organized, and innovative. He/she will create and modify files in InDesign/Quark, request vendor quotes, manage reprints, maintain archive files, manipulate digital images to printer specifications (in Photoshop/Illustrator), and provide general support to the production and art departments. The position reports to the Senior Designer/Creative Manager and works closely with both the Digital and Print Production Managers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and modify book production files in Adobe Creative Suite and Quark XPress
  • Implement reprint corrections by updating book production files, generating new barcodes, and rebuilding existing titles to current specifications
  • Request vendor quotes
  • Maintain our file archive
  • Bookmark PDF files
  • Monitor and enhance quality of source images and production files to suit printers’ specifications
  • Create marketing materials including ads, postcards, posters, and PowerPoint presentations

Job Qualifications:

  • 2–6 years production experience, book publishing experience a plus
  • Deep knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark on a Mac-based platform
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook on a Mac-based platform
  • Deadline oriented and adept at multitasking
  • Proofreading skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Knowledgeable about e-publishing a plus
  • Knowledge of North Atlantic Books’ categories a plus

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter with the header “Production Coordinator position” to jhromjak@northatlanticbooks.com. No phone calls, please.

North Atlantic Books is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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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.

For editorial internships, submit a resume and cover letter in an email to eboyd@northatlanticbooks.com. Please include the phrase “Internship Application” in your subject line.

For marketing and publicity internships, submit a resume and cover letter in an email to jkent@northatlanticbooks.com. Please include the phrase “Internship Application” in your subject line.