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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

Associate Editor

Department/Division: Editorial
The Associate Editor will be responsible for facilitating the successful acquisition, tracking, and preparation of projects for publication. The successful candidate will:

  • provide support to Acquisitions Editors and/or Editorial Director, to meet defined objectives and goals for manuscript development and delivery; assist the Acquisitions Editor with pursuit of products for publication
  • solicit and assess product proposals for publication; coordinate internal and external review of product proposals
  • under supervision, create, thoroughly review, and coordinate timely receipt of agreements, contracts, and all other legal documentation related to product acquisition and publication
  • ensure timely delivery of manuscript and other product materials (as defined by submission guidelines) ready for launch; manage manuscript development, delivery, and related launch tasks and processes for assigned products
  • complete timely and thorough review of product content, front matter, artwork, designs, marketing and sales collateral, and other related materials; offer thoughtful feedback
  • conduct continual list, legislation, market and competition research; demonstrate knowledge in launch meetings, positioning meetings, editorial committee, and sales meetings
  • meet defined objectives and goals for product acquisition, project and author management, manuscript development and delivery
  • develop and maintain relationships with authors in assigned list areas; attend symposia, conferences, meetings to enhance relationships and build knowledge

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years publishing experience or Master’s degree and one year of publishing experience in acquisitions
  • demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods, and procedures for developmental editing and project analysis
  • demonstrated proficiency in multi-project management
  • advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • excellent time management and organizational skills
  • intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment

Staff Accountant

Department/Division: Finance

The Staff Accountant will primarily be responsible for adeptly using Microsoft, budgeting and general ledger software(s) in

  • providing accounting and administrative support to the Finance Division
  • performing monthly closing processes to ensure the accurate and timely disbursement of financial information; processes will include calculating the depreciation & amortization of fixed assets, other capitalized costs; analyzing prepaid asset accounts and preparing monthly write off; maintaining master list of select states in which we must file sales tax returns, and filing periodic returns as appropriate; and recording of revenue and related expenses by analyzing unearned revenue accounts & coordinating with appropriate staff
  • preparing monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
  • processing select accounts payable vendor invoices
  • verifying accuracy of and processing various expense reports
  • calculating quarterly Canadian GST taxes due; completing and submitting GST tax form
  • calculating unit cost of all products upon notification of inventory receipts at warehouse
  • assisting in the research and preparation of semi-annual and annual royalty reports and payments
  • as directed, participating in the development, enhancement, and modification of the periodic budgeting process
  • providing backup on other accounting functions as assigned

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • prior experience in accounting field (part-time positions and internships acceptable)
  • demonstrated knowledge and application of basic accounting principles
  • intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Suite programs
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • keen attention to detail
  • excellent organizational, time-management, and research skills
  • strong process-building abilities


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.