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Job Openings at North Atlantic Books

Production Coordinator

North Atlantic Books
North Atlantic Books (NAB) is a leading independent nonprofit publisher in Berkeley, CA. We are seeking a Production Coordinator to join our team and assist in producing books in key areas like health and wellness, personal growth, and holistic lifestyle; and in emerging categories like social justice, cannabis, and trauma and somatics. NAB offers the benefits of working with a nonprofit with a conscience and teams with Penguin Random House in distribution to reach a wide range of readers. We endeavor to walk the talk of our mission in our interactions with authors, readers, booksellers, and the community at large. North Atlantic Books is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Position overview
The Production Coordinator assists with all aspects of book production, including new titles, reprints, ebook file preparation, file management, creating digital assets, and archiving. The position reports to the Production Design Manager. This position is 30 hours a week. NAB is home-based for the foreseeable future, though we prefer candidates to be local to the Bay Area in anticipation of an eventual return to the physical office. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package: health, vision, and dental plan; 401K; paid sabbatical; flexible spending plan.

Responsibilities
Reprints
• Track, prepare, and order print jobs; approve proofs and ensure timely delivery of books to the warehouse.
• Implement cover and interior file adjustments and corrections. Preflight and create press-ready files.
• Maintain thorough digital record-keeping.
• Archive final press files.
• Maintain reprint correction archive.
• Update epub files with reprint corrections.
Art/Design
• Assist in reviewing and trouble-shooting art for new titles. Assist with image adjustment, cropping, and cleanup.
• Create simple illustrations and infographics.
• Create and load digital assets to various platforms.
• Design miscellaneous collateral for the Rights department.
• Assemble/create supplemental audiobook PDFs.

Requirements
• Undergraduate degree or equivalent; 3+ years in an art, design, or editorial environment.
• Strong skills in Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat. Illustrator a plus.
• Knowledge of book specifications, materials, and manufacturing processes.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail, work independently, and meet deadlines.
• Highly organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Familiarity with editorial standards a plus.
• Google Suite, MS Office Suite.

To apply: email your resume and cover letter to Emma Cofod (jobs@northatlanticbooks.com) with the subject “Production Coordinator position.” No phone calls, please.


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 / Production

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting editorial team in daily tasks (proofreading, organization of manuscripts, checking indexes, etc.)
  • Bookmarking PDFs for Amazon’s Look Inside This Book feature
  • Attending editorial / production meetings
  • Applying for Cataloging-in-Publication data for new titles through the Library of Congress

Acquisitions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing, tracking, and reviewing new submissions
  • Rejecting proposals as requested by editors
  • Writing reader reports
  • Researching book markets and comparative titles
  • Attending acquisitions meetings
  • Pitching book ideas to editors

We strongly prefer acquisitions interns to work on Tuesdays, which is when our acquisitions meetings take place.

Ready to apply?

Feel free to apply any time! 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 and year you’re applying for. No phone calls, please.

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

Marketing & Publicity Internships

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

Please note: Accepting applications for Spring 2020 and beyond.

Editorial internships

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

Please note: Accepting applications for Spring 2020 and beyond.

Acquisitions internships

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

Please note: Accepting applications for Spring 2020 and beyond.