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Interested in joining the Brookes team? You can apply for an open position, pursue a Brookes internship, or submit your resume for future consideration if you don’t see a position that matches your skills.

Job openings

To apply, please send, fax, or email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Brookes Publishing
ATTN: HR Department
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
hr@brookespublishing.com
Fax: (410) 337-2608

Please, no telephone calls—we’ll call you if you’re under consideration for a position. Brookes Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.

Production Manager

Department/Division
Production

The successful candidate will be a creative leader and a proactive team player who will oversee the production and publication of final content for print and digital projects. The Production Manager will:

  • maintain schedules, work quality performance, and workflow efficiency from transmitted manuscript through final publication; build, refine, and maintain project workflows including schedules and staffing; ensure accuracy of data in title tracking and scheduling database
  • establish, document, and maintain efficient procedures and processes; share with key internal and external stakeholders
  • track, compile, and report production performance measures to senior management
  • function as managing liaison with internal departments, and provide general oversight with outside vendors
  • manage and oversee work of various freelancers and vendors; oversee vendor timeliness and quality; investigate any delays, errors, or quality issues; and work with vendors to bring resolution to problems
  • work with Production Editors and Editorial staff to ensure accurate and comprehensive permissions and releases for products
  • understand company objectives for products; ensure content and design are accessible to targeted customers and markets
  • contribute to ongoing divisional systems development and processes
  • perform other duties as needed &/or assigned

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5–7 years editorial management experience
  • 3–5 years project management and supervision of staff experience
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • thorough knowledge of APA style, copyediting, and publishing procedures
  • demonstrated proficiency in multi-project management
  • excellent time management and organizational skills
  • intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite programs, knowledge of XML, HTML5 preferred, and experience working with title and tracking software highly desired
  • professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment

Editorial Director

Department/Division
Editorial

The successful Editorial Director candidate will lead and manage the Editorial Division in

  • developing and managing the Company’s acquisition and development of products and services across varied lists
  • overseeing the predetermined number of front list and backlist titles per fiscal year; ensuring accurate tracking and scheduled receipt of author materials
  • managing all departmental processes, including but not limited to: acquisition strategy, project tracking, and timely manuscript receipt; launches and communications with production department; creation of editorial proposals and P&L’s; editorial development, scheduling and conducting meetings; staff management; and author relations
  • innovating product acquisition and creation process and drive improvements in quality and efficiency across divisional team
  • working with staff to identify trends within the Company’s lists and to identify and maximize opportunities
  • partnering with Director of Assessment and Content Solutions and related staff to ensure collaboration and cross-supports to the development of new products and content for the company, or the expansion/re-development of existing products and content
  • partnering with sales and marketing divisions on identifying markets for proposed projects, new markets for existing projects, as well as possible repurposing of existing content to meet the needs of the marketplace.
  • partnering with production to identify opportunities in various platforms, to then develop new content or re-purpose existing content
  • coordinating with Executive Vice President & staff on various projects & initiatives including but not limited to: requests for proposals and grants, professional development, and the subsidiary rights associated with products

This position requires

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree
  • 7 to 10 years of profitable acquisitions and/or publishing management experience
  • demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff in the ongoing development of lists
  • demonstrated ability to create and administer short- and long-term budgets
  • demonstrated experience in the profitable acquisition and development, and costing of products
  • detail-oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to achieve proficiency in and various other software programs including Acumen, Firebrand – Title Management, SalesForce, and Adaptive
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent organizational, time-management, and research skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • strong process-building and multi-tasking abilities

Implementation Specialist

Department/Division: Assessment & Content Solutions/Implementation

The successful candidate will be a creative, outgoing self-starter and a proactive team player who will serve on the working team charged with developing and managing our bestselling print- and web-based data-management systems. The Implementation Specialist will be responsible for:

  • creating and developing effective instructional content to support users
  • developing and delivering effective interactive product training sessions and webinars
  • providing accurate and timely set-up and maintenance of online product subscription accounts
  • partnering with vendors and external technical support providers, to ensure effective and efficient support; document and escalate (as needed) technical support issues
  • establishing relationships with key customers to assist with market research and product beta testing
  • working with product marketing team to define and implement customer communications strategy; establishing and maintaining web community and network for products

The position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1–3 years of experience in a product training, product marketing, or publishing-related position
  • intermediate proficiency in computer operation and the Microsoft Suite programs
  • experience using web-based applications and/or databases
  • excellent telephone and personal presentation skills with demonstrated ability to disseminate technical, educational, and regulatory information
  • excellent writing and content creation skills
  • excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • knowledge of the education or early childhood education marketplace is a plus


Internships

Are you a college student with a strong interest in the editorial and/or marketing aspects of publishing? We offer full- and part-time internships throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the Brookes team, consult the internship requirements of your college or university and mail or fax us a résumé and cover letter that describes your interests and career aspirations.

Freelance writing

If you are a writer with experience/interest in the fields we cover—autism, communication, early childhood development and intervention, education, inclusion, learning and developmental disabilities—we invite you to send a letter of interest and writing sample to lists@brookespublishing.com. We welcome experienced writers with a good understanding of our audience to contribute articles and content for our newsletters and web.

Who we are

Located in Towson, Maryland (just north of Baltimore), Brookes Publishing is an independent highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—achieve their goals and lead fulfilling, self-directed lives. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, autism, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.  Learn more about our mission.