Careers

Storey is a leading publisher of how-to-books for country living, with a focus on gardening, cooking, crafts, building, and animals. We are located in the scenic Berkshires, on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), three hours from NYC and Boston.

Open Positions

Administrative Coordinator

To provide excellent administrative support for our fast-paced editorial and design departments. The Administrative Coordinator reports to and works closely with the Managing Editor/Director of Contracts but also assists the Publisher, the Creative Director, and other staff in the performance of duties and on specific projects. This is a full-time position.

Essential Functions
  • Establish and maintain administrative procedures as needed for the smooth and efficient running of a professional creative office.
  • Prepare and process contracts, purchase orders, and payment requests for authors and commissioned services with direction from the Managing Editor/Director of Contracts, the Publisher, the Creative Director, and the Marketing Manager. Ensure that contracts are signed and returned and payments are made in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain two databases, keeping all information accurate and up to the minute. Work with Database Administrator to modify databases as needed.
  • Coordinate and track development of budgets and author contracts for each book. Request costs from managers, prepare budgets for approval, and prepare pre-negotiation paperwork.
  • With direction from the Managing Editor/Director of Contracts, work with authors, photographers, and illustrators to obtain or change electronic rights as needed. Track status of electronic rights.
  • Assist with photo research as needed. Purchase stock photography.
  • Provide freelance designers, illustrators, photographers, editors and others with information and resources as needed. Serve as backup for the Publisher in communications with freelancers.
  • Serve as liaison with the Library of Congress. Apply for CIP data and copyright on each book.
  • Provide, obtain, and verify information for copyright pages
  • Verify accuracy of, format, and distribute weekly frontlist updates
  • Verify information in resource lists
  • Create lists of complimentary copy recipients and assist with mailing as needed
  • Provide general support to the Managing Editor/Director of Contracts and Publisher, including but not limited to making appointments, making travel arrangements, processing correspondence, maintaining files, and assisting with special projects
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Assist with special projects
  • Maintain book project files
  • Coordinate and purchase resource materials, including books and magazine subscriptions, for editorial and design
  • Coordinate production and mailing of annual holiday cards
  • Serve as backup for the front desk during vacations and other time away, handling incoming calls and mailroom processing
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills/Qualifications Required
  • BS or BA in a relevant field, or equivalent in experience.
  • Previous experience in an administrative office position.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Filemaker, and the internet.
  • Superlative organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to represent Storey professionally by phone, by email, in writing, and in person to authors, vendors, and others
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse and creative team
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems as they arise
  • Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong typing and proofreading skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Cannot be color blind
  • Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone work and computer operations
To Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to marci.saunders@storey.com

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Editorial Assistant

To provide editorial and general support for the Editorial Production Manager, Publisher, and editorial department. The Editorial Assistant is detail-oriented and highly organized, with an eagle eye, solid language skills, a talent for lively writing, and the ability to juggle varied responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment. This is a full-time position.

Essential Functions
  • Perform quality control reviews for ebooks.
  • Assist with editing and proofreading of marketing and sales materials, page proofs, printer proofs, and other materials.
  • Assist the Editorial Production Manager with special projects.
  • Assist acquisitions editors and project editors with editorial tasks as needed, including author correspondence, coordinating book production tasks, and checking corrections on page proofs.
  • Provide support for the Publisher, including doing research, responding to inquiries, corresponding with authors, making travel arrangements, hiring freelancers, and helping with email and other correspondence.
  • Screen and evaluate unsolicited book proposals.
  • Write rejection letters.
  • Assist with production of Storey’s digital publications, including the blog and monthly email newsletter.
  • Write copy as needed for website, blog, marketing pieces, and other purposes.
  • Assist with reader comments and complaints.
  • Mail packages for editorial department.
  • Serve as backup for the front desk and switchboard.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills/Qualifications Required
  • BA or BS in relevant field
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to represent Storey professionally to authors, freelancers, vendors, and others
Skills/Qualifications Desired
  • One year of editorial experience, preferably in book publishing
  • Talent for and experience with writing strong marketing copy
  • A passion for DIY topics; hands-on experience with and enthusiasm for any of Storey’s key subject areas, particularly knitting, sewing, crocheting, other crafts, and gardening.
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Experience with ebook production
Physical Requirements
  • Cannot be color blind
To Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to marci.saunders@storey.com

Apply for the Editorial Assistant position

Marketing Art Director

Create and implement marketing plans and materials for all Storey book releases and backlist that will foster interest in Storey’s books and aid sales efforts in all bookselling channels. This includes the entire scope of the marketing process: concept, design, text, and production for all marketing materials. This is a full-time position.

Essential Functions
  • Generate ideas for useful, compelling materials that help Storey’s staff sell and promote books.
  • Design and execute promotional materials, which includes both print and digital catalogs, posters, postcards, sellsheets, booklets, advertisements, point-of-purchase displays, press kits, videos, slide presentations, digital newsletters, formatted emails, and more.
  • Collaborate with sales department on the look of trade show and event booths.
  • Manage marketing art department staff.
  • Source, hire, and manage printing vendors to produce materials.
  • Screen and hire freelance copywriters associated with marketing pieces.
Skills/Qualifications Required
  • College degree. Graphic design major preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of design and marketing experience, from concept generation through preparation of pre-press files.
  • Focus on print-based design with some knowledge of digital design.
  • Expertise in InDesign with a working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, HTML, and CSS.
  • Familiarity with video production preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate closely and brainstorm fresh ideas.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to prioritize while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • An interest in Storey’s publishing focus.
Physical Requirements
  • Excellent vision and hearing, cannot be color blind.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
To Apply

Applicant should email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and one of the following to marci.saunders@storey.com: a link to a personal website featuring work or a PDF of sample work (no larger than 5 MB).

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Marketing Designer

The Marketing Designer will work closely with the Marketing Art Director to develop Storey’s print and digital marketing materials. This position requires a great attitude and ability to work collaboratively with all departments at Storey. Strong organizational skills, excellent design skills, and an unflappable nature are the desired combination for this position. A keen interest in our published categories is a plus. This is a full-time position.

Essential Functions
Design the following:
  • Printed pieces: specialty catalogs, backlist and order forms for our seasonal catalog, coverstock, blads, posters, postcards, sellsheets, booklets, advertisements
  • Point-of-purchase displays: both floor and table-top
  • Specialty promotional materials, such as bags, boxes, glasses, stickers
  • Digital: advertisements (video editing and animation skills a plus), MailChimp emails, web graphics
Work collaboratively with other departments:
  • With Publicity to design posters, postcards, and advertisements supporting authors and events
  • With Sales to design sellsheets for different market needs
  • With Editorial for content
  • With Design for pages/photography/illustrations
Manage the spring and fall catalog production schedule by handling the following tasks:
  • Develop 5 month schedule for catalog
  • Track and monitor the progress of all catalog components
  • Circulate page proofs, handle necessary corrections, and deliver electronic pre-press by established deadline.
Production & Administrative responsibilities include:
  • Work directly with printers: obtaining quotes, monitor printing and delivery of marketing materials
  • Prepare purchase orders
  • Source vendors
  • Create dummy books and other 3-D packaging (requires hands-on assembly skills, attention to detail, and use of spray-mount)
  • Process existing covers, book pages, art, and author photos for the web, sales presentations, publicity needs, and social media.
Skills/Qualifications Required
  • College degree. Graphic design major preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in graphic design, including initial concept generation, through presentations and preparation of electronic pre-press files.
  • Focus on print-based design is required.
  • Experience in a Macintosh environment and fluency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • An interest in Storey’s publishing focus.
  • Candidate should possess strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, as well as be able to prioritize while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Physical Requirements
  • Excellent vision and hearing, cannot be color blind.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
To Apply

Applicant should email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and one of the following to leslie.charles@storey.com: a link to a personal website featuring work or a PDF of sample work (no larger than 5 MB).

Apply for the Marketing Designer position