We are currently seeking an editorial fellow interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of an independent publishing house and developing a solid foundation for a career in publishing. The fellow’s responsibilities will be split between projects and mentorship in the editorial, marketing, publicity, and rights departments of Grove Atlantic, and directly supporting Roxane Gay Books, a new imprint at Grove Atlantic, in building an exciting list of fiction and nonfiction.
This is a one-year fellowship that will allow the fellow to gain experience in publishing with an emphasis on creating access for candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing.
Duties for the new imprint will include administrative work, reading and evaluating submissions, and maintaining a submission log, author correspondence, and other editorial support. Projects while rotating through the Grove departments may include the above as well as writing tip sheets, catalog copy, pitch letters, buzz letters and lists, and other in-house and outward-facing publishing assets; assisting with bookseller outreach and sales reporting; light work with contracts, royalty statements, and databases; other administrative work. It will offer the opportunity to observe weekly departmental meetings in addition to sales launch and other all-staff meetings.
We are looking for someone who loves reading and writing, has a good editorial eye or is interested in developing one, is independent but also willing to work collaboratively, a good communicator, and organized. You do not need prior experience or an academic degree.
Fellows will receive a $25,000 stipend, for 24 hours a week of work, paid biweekly. The fellow is also eligible for health and dental benefits and paid time off. Candidates can be based anywhere in the United States and work remotely for now, though we do hope to be in person again in the coming months.
Applications will open June 1. You can apply with a resume, cover letter, and list of three titles you loved that were published in the past year, to email@example.com through June 15.
Senior Marketing Manager
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: Health, Dental, 401K
LOCATION: New York, NY
THE ROLE: Grove Atlantic is looking for a full-time Senior Marketing Manager to join our team.
Reporting to the Associate Publisher, this role will interact internally with our publicity, editorial, and sales teams, and externally with authors, agents, booksellers, and librarians.
The Senior Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing and executing frontlist marketing and advertising campaigns and identifying backlist opportunities. In addition to spearheading digital and print ads and promotions, the person in this role will also oversee all self-serve and consumer advertising as well as manage bookseller and library-facing campaigns, including targeted galley outreach such as Indie Next, and LibraryReads efforts.
The ideal candidate should be proficient with AMS and Facebook advertising as well as all trade and consumer advertising, must have excellent organization and time-management skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Develop and oversee results-driven marketing campaigns for key frontlist titles.
• Develop marketing plans and ideas to present at weekly marketing meetings.
• Oversee the booking and project management of print and digital ads at each stage, including copywriting and working with designers.
• Manage regional Independent Bookseller ads and campaigns.
• Work with ad partners at LitHub, Goodreads, BookBub, Bookshop, Open Road, and more to stay apprised of new promotional opportunities.
• Design email newsletters showcasing new and forthcoming books.
• Oversee outreach to booksellers and librarians, including the distribution of print and digital (Edelweiss and NetGalley) galleys and setting up giveaways/promotions for list building.
• Analyze campaign results and report on success and growth opportunities.
• Academic marketing, including submitting titles for relevant catalogs and conferences and identifying titles for FYE opportunities.
• A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant book marketing experience, graphic design experience a plus, including Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
• Able to demonstrate, with examples, ability to develop and execute successful marketing campaigns from strategy through execution.
• Proven experience managing self-serve and social media ad campaigns, including AMS, Facebook, and Google AdWords.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a passion for and fluency with data and analytics.
• Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• A passion for literature and the ability to generate enthusiasm for Grove’s publishing.
ABOUT GROVE ATLANTIC: Grove Atlantic, Inc. is a medium-sized trade book publisher consisting of four imprints: Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, Black Cat, and Roxane Gay Books. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and translations. Our authors include Donna Leon, Kathy Acker, Samuel Beckett, Tom Stoppard, Eileen Myles, Mark Bowden, Lily King, William S. Burroughs, Frantz Fanon, Charles Frazier, Jim Harrison, Henry Miller, Kenzaburō Ōe, Harold Pinter, Kay Ryan, John Kennedy Toole, and Jeanette Winterson. Most recently, we published the 2019 National Book Award Winner The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom and the 2019 and 2020 Booker Prize Winners—Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, respectively.
Grove Atlantic is committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.
TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Senior Marketing Manager” to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 11.
No phone calls, please.
Grove Atlantic, Inc. is a medium-sized trade book publisher consisting of four imprints, Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, Black Cat and Mysterious Press. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and translations.
We are pleased to offer internships to college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who wish to learn more about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest in either editorial, subsidiary rights, or publicity. Internships are organized on a seasonal basis:
• Fall: September—December (Application deadline 8/14)
• Winter: January—May (Application deadline 12/15)
• Summer: May—August (Application deadline 4/23)
We look for students who have a passion for books, are high-energy, take initiative, possess strong communication skills, and work effectively with others. We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. We particularly invite those who have not yet had traditional publishing experience to apply. To apply for an internship, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interests to the appropriate department
Subsidiary Rights and Editorial Intern
Interns will be responsible for duties related to both the Subsidiary Rights (e.g., foreign, paperback, serial, audio, large print rights) and the Editorial departments. For Subsidiary Rights, tasks include letter writing, light work with contracts and royalty statements, and general office work such as filing, mailing, word processing, and database maintenance. For Editorial, interns will be responsible for reading and reporting on submitted manuscripts (usually literary novels) and drafting correspondence with authors and literary agents. There may also be the opportunity to draft copy used for marketing and sales, and to assist in the editing process for upcoming titles.
Interns must enjoy reading, particularly literary fiction, and feel capable of voicing their opinion of submitted manuscripts. Reading proficiency in a foreign language is helpful. Interns must also be organized and willing to perform repetitive office tasks.
3 days a week minimum
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include Editorial/Subsidiary Rights Internship in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability for the internship.
The main responsibilities of the editorial intern will be reading, evaluating, and reporting on incoming manuscripts. There may also be opportunities to assist with additional editorial tasks, including writing long summaries of upcoming books, brainstorming comparable titles for sales and marketing purposes, and drafting copy.
The editorial intern must be passionate about books, possess strong written and oral communication skills, take initiative, and work effectively with others. They must enjoy reading literary fiction and nonfiction and feel capable of voicing their opinion.
The intern will work two days a week for approximately three months and will be paid $15 an hour. For the Summer 2021 season, this internship will be remote and conducted over video and phone calls.
How To Apply
To submit your application, please send a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Editorial Internship in the subject line. Applications for Summer 2021 will be accepted until April 23.
Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Intern
The Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Departments are excited to offer a paid, remote internship for those passionate about books and eager to learn more about publishing. Interns will be responsible for curating title metadata, researching regional bookstores, generating weekly reports, and helping with other aspects of general departmental organization. There will also be an opportunity to draft copy used for press materials and assist in pitching titles to select media. Interns can expect to learn how a book is launched into the world, from its early stages as a galley to its appearance on bookstore shelves and magazine pages.
Interns must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be task-oriented with an ability to start and finish projects assigned to them with a high level of personal organization. Interns should have an ability and willingness to tackle any task at hand, and an interest in the publishing industry, preferably in marketing, sales, and/or publicity.
Time Period and Compensation
The intern will work three days a week for approximately three months (June-August) and will be paid $15 an hour. For the Summer 2021 season, this internship will be remote and conducted over video calls.
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Internship in the subject line.
We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ages, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. We particularly invite those who have not yet had traditional publishing experience to apply.
Deadline for this position only: May 31