Storey is a leading publisher of how-to books for creative self-reliance, 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.


Available Positions


Executive Director of Marketing

Supervisor/Manager: Publisher
Date: December 2019

Basic Function

Storey Publishing, a dynamic nonfiction publisher located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is seeking an experienced marketing professional who is a big-picture thinker and thrives on developing creative marketing strategies and integrated book campaigns using innovative publicity strategies, social media outreach, advertising, website content, and promotional partnerships. This is a full-time, in-house position managing staff and working closely on a daily basis with in-house senior managers.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the marketing and publicity campaign staff and marketing art director; work collaboratively with staff across the company to plan and execute marketing and publicity campaigns that will maximize exposure for each title and author.
  • Develop cross-promotions, partnerships, sponsorships, and other creative marketing initiatives for promoting Storey, its key brands, and individual titles to both the trade and consumers.
  • Develop close working relationships with producers of national and regional TV, print, radio, and online media, as well as key specialty media outlets, and regularly pitch and secure media coverage.
  • Work closely with publisher and associate publisher to define the positioning and strongest market opportunities for every title and author. Identify marketplace trends and ways to leverage backlist titles based on those trends.
  • Develop annual marketing and publicity goals, priorities, and strategies, as well as budget.
  • Strategize and assess effectiveness of digital marketing and ad campaigns.
  • Develop forward-thinking strategies for the Storey website, analyze effectiveness, and oversee ongoing efforts to make it the most effective tool for marketing and publicity.
  • Oversee development of seasonal catalog and all marketing publications.
  • Strategize metadata updates on frontlist and backlist titles.
  • Spearhead innovative strategies for growing Storey’s social media presence and platforms.
  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with key customers, distributors, and promotional partners. Represent Storey at leading market events locally and nationwide.

Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 7 years prior experience in book marketing or equivalent experience
  • Prior supervisory experience in a collaborative environment
  • Experience conceiving and implementing creative and strategic marketing campaigns, building marketing partnerships, using social media, developing metadata, and assessing analytics
  • Established network of national media contacts including TV, radio, print, and online
  • Established relationships with bookstores and some large lecture venues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and public presentation experience
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker, as well as assertive and persuasive
  • Track record of strong networking with media, authors, and other key marketing contacts
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly for in-person meetings, conferences, and trade shows

Physical Requirements

  • Must have close visual acuity and cannot be color blind
  • Must be able to sit or stand in one location for extended periods of time

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
marci.saunders@storey.com.

When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


Account Manager – Specialty Wholesale Market

Supervisor/Manager: Associate Publisher
Date: October 2019

Basic Function

Responsible for developing and executing sales strategies that increase the sales of US specialty wholesale accounts for Storey Publishing and Timber Press books. Assist Associate Publisher with management of key vendor managed inventory account.

Essential Functions

  • Handle specialty wholesale accounts with an eye towards opening new accounts and growing overall sales
  • Support Associate Publisher with key vendor managed inventory system
  • Travel to represent Storey Publishing and Timber Press at local and national trade shows. Travel is required, weekends and evenings can be required when working a show.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with buyers; understand their business and brainstorm ways to partner with them to promote and merchandise Storey Publishing and Timber Press product.
  • Analyze sales data using internal information systems
  • Pre-process and confirm all account orders in a timely manner
  • Prepare and follow up on sample mailings of new books and catalog mailings to targeted accounts
  • Maintain accurate notes and records for each account in our contact database
  • Prepare mailing lists and letters for targeted campaigns
  • Special projects as directed

Skills/Qualifications Required

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the book publishing industry
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of sales, marketing, or retail experience including direct selling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and seasoned networking skills
  • Knowledge of specialty markets
  • Trade show experience including booking, marketing, signage, stocking, setup, staffing and teardown
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Must be willing and available for travel to trade shows and account visits, including overnight travel
  • Must be able to work well in a team setting
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, File Maker
  • Knowledge of our publishing categories, such as gardening/horticulture, crafts, cooking, and animal care, is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone and computer operations, independent travel and to setup and staff trade show booths
  • Must be able to perform physical demands of position which include but are not limited to: agility and stamina to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend routinely and for long periods of time; must be able to lift and move heavy boxes from one point to another (up to 40 pounds)
  • Must be able to independently travel to local and national trade shows and conferences, this includes travel via car, train and airplane, valid license and vehicle preferred

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
marci.saunders@storey.com.

When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.