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Associate Editor, NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Senior Editor, Magination Press, American Psychological Association (APA)

Acquisitions Editor, Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University

Senior Director, User Experience, First Book

Posted November 11, 2018
Associate Editor, NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NSTA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Editor. Position requires excellent substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills and ability to manage multiple projects, work with authors, and meet deadlines to develop K–college supplemental science books. Applicants should be detail-oriented and organized and have excellent communication skills. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years publishing experience required. Science or teaching background, book-publishing experience, and familiarity with InCopy and Chicago Manual of Style preferred. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, medical and dental insurance, generous paid leave, and 401(k) match. Metro-accessible (Rosslyn/Courthouse), free parking available. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: EEOE.

Posted November 11, 2018
Senior Editor, Magination Press, American Psychological Association (APA)

The Senior Editor, Magination Press is responsible for acquiring new children and teen books and companion resources for adults and for directly shaping these products to fit within market-directed goals of MP, the overall strategy of APA Books, and with the mission of APA. The Senior Editor works with collaboratively with psychologists, authors, literary agents, and outside partners to acquire new products and to develop new book on trend for the current marketplace to ensure that each new title and the overall product line enhance APA’s reputation for quality and contribute to the financial health of the organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, psychology, education or related field required
  • Either a graduate degree in psychology with supporting editorial experience or at least five years of editorial book publishing experience with a children’s or adult trade publisher, independent press, or literary agency including significant experience development editing, copyediting, and proofreading as well as a working understanding of layout, design, art direction, and four-color production.
  • Knowledge of and interest in psychology, mental health, and wellness.
  • Knowledge of editorial processes and industry standards / high-quality children’s and teen book market and audience needs as well as emerging trends and hot topics. Conceptual understanding of bibliotherapy and self-help book market as well as understanding of the field of child (developmental) psychology desired.
  • Ability to build and maintain a wide network of authors and psychologists to consult and partner with. Ability to persuade and to act with diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytic abilities to be able to assess proposals, editorial advisory board reviews, and sales figures; prepare pro forma P&Ls; monitor trends; and generate ideas to meet market needs.

Computer Skills Required:

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word (and Office), Excel, PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with PDF mark-up and digital proofing processes, online printer soft-proof systems, cloud-based file transfer sites (eg., printer-based FTP sites, DropBox, HighTail)


  • Responsible for strategic planning and front-list product line development in designated signing area and for contributing to the overall strategy for Magination Press. Continually consults with psychologists, librarians, customers, and other experts to understand children and parent book market needs and dynamics, revising the strategic editorial plan as required or requested.
  • Collaborates with Editorial Director to ensure front-list product line supports year-over-year growth both in revenue and strategic plan.
  • Networks and builds relationships with leading psychologists, authors, and agents to identify to write, edit, or review books.
  • Acquires new books products by directly working with psychologist, authors, agents and develops new book concepts on trend for the current marketplace.
  • Critically evaluates book manuscripts and proposals for quality, financial viability, and consistency with strategic editorial plan.
  • Collaborates with staff and freelance editors to complete book production.
  • Works closely with Marketing and Sales teams to ensure excellent author relations and to meet departmental or organizational goals.
  • Directs art and design team collaboratively to determine illustrative and design needs for book to ensure the art enhances salability of the book.
  • Responsible for cover design development and collaborates with art and design team as well as Marketing and Sales to conceptualize and finalize cover, title, book data, and meta data while coordinating editorial plans and production schedules to bring product to market in a timely manner.
  • Represents Magination Press and APA with psychologists, in the publishing industry, with customers, and others at meetings, conferences and association visits.
  • Executes each responsibility in a financially-sound, quality-minded, ethical, and timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Position is on-site in Washington, DC. No relocation authorized.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

Posted November 11, 2018
Acquisitions Editor, Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University

This position is located in the Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. The acquisitions editor works with authors of scholarly books and articles to acquire and develop content to be published by Marine Corps University Press (MCU Press) and Marine Corps University Journal (MCU Journal). With the guidance of the senior editor, makes contact with potential authors to acquire new intellectual content; coordinates the vetting of book and article manuscripts by subject matter experts; provides editorial guidance to authors to develop publication-ready manuscripts; serves as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process; and coordinates the activities of the MCU Journal’s Editorial Board.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The acquisitions editor will, with the guidance of the senior editor, oversee the acquisition of scholarly book manuscripts for publication by Marine Corps University Press. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors. Will coordinate travel and networking opportunities with the senior editor to ensure that these acquisition prospects align with the mission of MCU Press.

The acquisitions editor will evaluate and provide developmental editorial guidance on proposed book manuscripts; coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts; and serve as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process.

The acquisitions editor will work with the senior editor to identify scholarly academic article manuscripts and book reviews for publication by MCU Journal. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors to acquire intellectual content. Will work with the senior editor to coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts.

The acquisitions editor will serve as the coordinating body for the Marine Corps University JournalEditorial Board, facilitating local and online meetings, distributing potential articles for review, and managing the workflow between MCU Press staff, the MCUJ Editorial Board, and potential authors.

The acquisitions editor will cultivate an understanding of, and stay current on issues relevant to, the diverse areas of professional military education (particularly concerning warfighting strategy and tactics), public policy making (in the areas of national security, cybersecurity, geopolitics, and international relations), and civilian university academia (in the areas of international relations, political science, and global environmental issues).

The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the editorial style of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the use of the word processing and email components of Microsoft Office.

To apply:

Posted July 26, 2018
Senior Director, User Experience, First Book

About First Book:
First Book ( believes that education offers children the best possible path out of poverty. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books and educational materials to children from low-income families. Reaching 5 million children from birth to age 18 annually, First Book has built the country’s largest and fastest growing network of educators serving kids in need. Today First Book reaches 375,000 educators nationwide with an additional 1,000 joining every week. In addition to our work in the United States, First Book also distributed books to children in more than 30 countries last year.

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book harnesses the power of the private sector to advance social change. First Book has also been highlighted for its innovation and impact by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum and in case studies at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics. Finally, Charity Navigator recently awarded First Book its highest rating, including a perfect score for Accountability & Transparency.

About the Role:
The User Experience Team within Network Engagement focuses on facilitating all aspects of the First Book Network’s user interaction with First Book, including marketing communication. The goal of this role and of this team is to grow the First Book Network and engage more educators and programs serving children in need, in an effort to distribute more free and low-cost resources to those who need them most. This specific position oversees the development and execution of the digital marketing strategy to drive the distribution of resources through our ecommerce platforms via the use of multi-media marketing channels, as well as monitoring and enhancing the user’s experience as they path through the site. This position is responsible for leading and managing a team around brainstorming and implementing new and innovative ideas to grow the First Book network of educators and convert more members to users.

Essential Skills, Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leading the creative development and execution of annual and quarterly digital marketing strategies to maximize the amount of resources that are distributed to the First Book Network. This includes:
    • Drafting strategy documents based on goals and performance indicators.
    • Circulating and socializing the strategy across the organization, including among members of the senior and executive teams.
    • Presenting strategy to external partners as it pertains to relationship development.
    • Delegating executional tasks to the User Experience team.
    • Gathering the data needed to create business cases for any internal or external funding needed to execute on marketing strategy.
    • Monitoring reporting and circulating results with the organization, and guiding shifts in strategy based on results.
    • Working with our New Business Team to craft packages that can be funded by partners to fundraise for the required budget to execute on the strategy.
  • Developing and executing on a Digital Ad strategy as laid out in the annual and quarterly strategy. This includes:
    • Leading the team through the creative thinking needed to execute a successful ad strategy for custom audiences to drive the distribution of resources, promote registration, and promote partner objectives. This includes but is not limited to Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, Google Display, and any affiliate ads used.
    • Comprehensive reporting and guidance through daily management to maximize conversion through each ad group.
    • Guide the team through creating custom landing pages and marketing assets to drive conversion after the initial ad click.
  • Stay current on web and e-commerce trends and champion new tactics that will help the organization maximize their online reach to drive conversion. This includes:
    • Proactively seeking training for the User Experience team.
    • Working with the Strategic Alliances and New Business Teams to seek training (skills-based volunteerism opportunities) from corporate partners succeeding in the digital space.
    • Crafting the resulting strategy and circulating the results of the impact that came from third party training.
  • Managing the internal cost and external costs of resources needed to continue to meet the organizational goals. This includes:
    • Drafting and presenting business cases to the organization’s technology panel for new tools needed.
    • Monitoring the cross-departmental resources needed to execute on new tools and strategy.
    • Reporting on the results of new tools, once implemented, as they pertain to the organization’s goals.
  • Leading the team in monitoring and enhancing the user experience of our e-commerce platform. This includes:
    • Working closely with IT to ensure that site changes are being made on a weekly basis.
    • Overseeing user testing and focus groups designed to inform changes made to overall user experience.
    • Providing insight and guidance into the prioritization of IT time as it pertains to the business.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of 10 years of work experience required in the Digital Marketing space.
    • Must have experience leading digital marketing team and proven track record of driving conversion and performance through e-commerce.
    • Must be knowledgeable and up to date on e-mail marketing best practices and maximizing marketing efforts in this space.
    • Experience with Facebook and Google ad placement required.
    • Experience with affiliate marketing programs and tools a plus.
    • Experience with Google Analytics a must and Kissmetics is a plus.
    • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
    • Must have a firm grasp on user experience best practices in the digital space.
    • Marketing and copywriting experience required.
    • Knowledge of IT processes required.
    • Experience with Salesforce and Pardot or similar email marketing experience a huge plus.
    • Adobe Photoshop knowledge is a plus.
    • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit, proven track record for showing initiative, and a solutions-oriented approach to opportunities and challenges.
    • Must be a proven leader committed to the growth of a team.
    • Must possess a private sector head and a public-sector heart. Ability to leverage private sector experience in public sector preferred.
    • Must have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Must be willing to travel several times a year.

    Candidates are invited to submit a resume, and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to No phone calls please.

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