Job opening detail :
Publishing Assistant
posted: Mar. 6, 2019
Offered by:
BenBella Books
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Dallas, TX
The Publishing Assistant will play a supporting role in the strategic positioning and packaging (SPP) and acquisitions departments. Responsibilities will include:

• Helping to manage incoming pitches and proposals from authors
• Pulling book sales data from NPD DecisionKey (formerly Bookscan)
• Assisting with various mailings and outreach initiatives for literary agents
• Assisting with the creation of endorsements outreach materials
• Preparing formatted PDF files for vendor circulation
• Researching book titles
• Scheduling and preparing agendas for author and team calls and meetings
• Drafting presentations and helping prepare for seasonal sales meetings
• Data entry and book metadata updates
• Uploading and maintaining updated versions of manuscripts for various vendors and contacts
• Creating and editing reports, such as for book sales and projection reports
• Assisting in various other special projects not covered by any one department

Candidates will be given a proofreading test to assess attention to detail and overall grasp of grammar and language rules.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

• 1–3 years relevant work experience (although highly qualified recent college graduates will be considered)
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent grammar and proofing skills
• An eye for details, especially in text
• Superior interpersonal communication skills
• The ability to take on, and keep organized, a wide variety of simultaneous assignments
• The ability to learn new tasks and systems quickly
• Proactive, self-motivated, and consistently reliable

No specific experience is necessary. Rather, we are looking for the right mix of skills and personal qualities.

BenBella is a virtual company, so the successful candidate will work from home and will have some degree of flexibility in their schedule; however, the candidate will have to be based out of Dallas, TX for the first one to two years. After this initial time period, high-performing candidates may have the opportunity to relocate with the United States.

Please email Rachel Phares at to apply. Please include resume and cover letter in application.
About Our  
BenBella Books is one of a new breed of independent publishing houses that is thriving in the current turbulent publishing environment. We are a boutique book publisher that puts a big emphasis on creative marketing, building strong partnerships with authors, and publishing strategically in niche markets. BenBella has had fourteen recent New York Times bestsellers, and one title exceeding two million copies sold.

BenBella offers a supportive, casual environment that emphasizes teamwork and communication. We look for candidates that fit our core values: We balance work and home life. We work in a highly productive but enjoyable and relaxed work environment (balance).

We respect ourselves and others and work in an atmosphere of teamwork and growth (respect).

We strive for excellence in our work. We worry the details and strive for total reliability (excellence).

We are open and honest. We try to always do the right thing (integrity).

We take responsibility for our actions. We admit mistakes and solve problems (responsibility).

We bring creativity into our work, always challenging our assumptions and looking for better ways to achieve results. We are flexible and responsive in a fast-moving environment (creativity).

We treat our authors and agents as partners (partnership).
Rachel Phares
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