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.

Current Openings

Job Title: Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Supervisor: Associate Publisher
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Class: Part-Time
We are looking for someone to work 25 hours per week. Ideally, the candidate will work 5 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. There may be some flexibility with this schedule.

Location: North Adams, MA
Most staff is working remotely due to COVID. Some support staff, this role included, are required to work from the office occasionally to do printing and mailings. A return to the office with a trial hybrid schedule (some hours from the office and some from home) is planned for later this year.

Position Purpose: Provides administrative, writing, and social media outreach support as part of a fast-paced, creative publicity and marketing team. Responsible for communicating with media and authors, assisting in coordination of social media content calendar needs, and writing publicity and marketing copy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Field incoming media and author requests and handle appropriately; mail review copies; processing excerpt requests; and schedule author interviews.
  • Draft social media copy, circulate, and post social media in support of content calendar.
  • Follow up on incoming social media comments, tags, and direct messages with the goal of building relationships.
  • Research and assist in expanding our network of social media influencers, media websites, magazines, event sponsors, brand partners, and award programs.
  • Coordinate details of promotional giveaways.
  • Write and post articles for the Storey website blog.
  • Write press releases, email pitches, and marketing copy as assigned.
  • Track, record, scan, and report publicity hits.
  • Assist in setting up and arranging details for virtual and in-person author events and event promotion.
  • Send press outreach via Mailchimp, direct email, and social media.
  • Maintain digital review copy platforms.
  • Perform administrative duties, including printing, mailing, processing expense reports, and managing contact database.
  • Work additional projects as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Required:

  • Minimum one year working in a professional position.
  • Confident, engaging communicator with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be adept at building relationships.
  • Solid knowledge of and enthusiasm for social media and on-line media platforms.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize and problem solve.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience in the publishing industry and enthusiasm for Storey’s do-it-yourself topics preferred.

To apply: For consideration, applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a few writing samples to:

Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status.

Job Title: Marketing Designer

Supervisor: Marketing Art Director

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Class: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (ET), includes a mandatory thirty-minute meal break

Location: North Adams, MA

(All staff is currently working remotely from home)
We will consider full-time remote/hybrid working options

Position Purpose: The Marketing Designer will work closely with the Marketing Art Director to develop Storey’s marketing materials in both digital and print. Annual projects encompass book-specific digital marketing campaigns, including social media, two seasonal catalogs, and a wide range of other promotional materials for both publicity and sales. This position requires an enthusiastic attitude and ability to both design independently and work collaboratively with all departments at Storey. Strong organizational skills, along with stellar design talent, and an unflappable nature are the desired combination for this position. An interest in our published categories is a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop concepts for, design, and produce the following:

  • Digital assets: social media campaigns, advertisements including animated gif’s and other dynamic web projects, newsletter art, formatted email blasts, web graphics and a variety of other online promotions
  • Printed pieces: specialty catalogs, backlist and order forms for our seasonal catalog, BLADs, posters, postcards, sellsheets, and advertisements
  • Point-of-purchase displays: both floor and table-top
  • Specialty promotional materials: such as tote bags, tags, and stickers

Work collaboratively with other departments:

  • With Publicity to design posters, postcards, and advertisements supporting authors, events and new titles
  • With Sales to design sellsheets, promotional mailers, posters and advertisements for different market needs
  • With Editorial for marketing content
  • With Design for pages/photography/illustrations/online content

Production & Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with printers: obtaining quotes, prepress setup, 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 precise cutting tools and spray-mount)
  • Process existing covers, book pages, art, author photos and other graphics for both digital and print applications, sales presentations, publicity requests, and social media posts

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience within the marketing field of design
    (Working knowledge in marketing through social media channels a plus)
  • Knowledge of the design process for both print and web
  • Experience in a Macintosh environment and fluency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as a working knowledge of Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • An interest in Storey’s DIY publishing focus
  • Candidate should possess strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. S/he must be able to prioritize while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to collaborate closely and brainstorm fresh ideas
  • Knowledge of video and photo production preferred but not essential

Physical Demands:

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing and creating designs using a computer terminal; viewing art work; visually inspecting fine design elements; cannot be color blind
  • Must be able to move from one point to another
  • Must be able to sit or stand in one location for extended periods of time
  • Must have keen hand-eye coordination, able to use an Xacto blade and other precise design tools