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Marketing Specialist, The Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Graphic Designer, Children’s Books, American Psychological Association (APA)

Managing Editor, American Historical Association

Posted August 21, 2019
Marketing Specialist, The Association for Talent Development (ATD)

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector.

We Are…
Publishing and books is the cornerstone of our non-profit business. ATD Press has hundreds of books that are considered the most respected in the Talent Development industry. Publications are written by industry thought leaders and offer anyone who works with adult learners the best practices, academic theory, and guidance necessary to move the profession forward. This is a pivotal time for ATD publishing, as ATD broadens its sales and marketing efforts for its growing list of books and publications.

This Role…
We are seeking a Marketing Specialist with publishing experience to support our Senior Marketing Manager to manage marketing for our books and catalogs.

In Return…
We offer you an opportunity to be a part of a new, centralized team with ambitious goals. We work as partners and teams to allow for freedom to integrate new technology and ideas into our marketing framework.

Make an Impact by…
In this role, you will work with an amazing content team and other marketing specialists to drive awareness and sales of our published products. Specific duties and experience include:

  • Increasing awareness and sales through integrated digital marketing, email, organic and paid social, and web
  • Writing and editing web copy, catalog copy, emails and book jackets
  • Managing and staying abreast of book exhibits and events
  • Staying current on book publishing marketing trends, authors, and notable speakers who are having an impact on growth, leadership and talent development
  • Working in partnership with a growing and changing team of marketing and training professionals who are results driven and passionate about their work
  • Partnering and working with authors to enhance marketing programs

What you Bring to this Role…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant marketing experience. Book publishing and bookstore experience is highly preferred
  • Proven experience selling and marketing books online and offline
  • Applied knowledge of Chicago and AP style
  • Expertise in executing on a marketing mix that includes social media, paid media and email
  • Copywriting writing skills for B2B and B2C marketing is a must; you will write and edit web copy, catalog, email, and cover copy
  • Knowledge of book marketing trends in trade, professional, and education publishing
  • Content marketing and lead generation skills; the ability to research and assess content topics that will be most appealing to our dynamic audience
  • Knowledgeable in SEO and SEM, with proven experience using Google Ad Words and Google Analytics
  • Analytical experience to monitor performance, track progress against objectives, and identify new areas of opportunity is highly preferred
  • Keen ability to communicate, inspire, and collaborate
  • Comfortability being part of a fast-paced, highly accountable team that is dedicated to producing results
  • Exceptional executor who can deliver work on time while meeting our high-quality standards
  • Ability to operate effectively within a complex environment with a diverse group of people

About ATD

Our members and customers are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. They go by many titles: talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, frontline managers, workplace learning professionals, and more.

ATD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town, ATD helps with transportation costs (parking is free). We appreciate all of our applicants, but we are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position.

The position is based in our offices in Alexandria, VA.

ATD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Through exceptional learning and performance, we create a world that works better.

***Qualified candidates, please APPLY HERE***

Posted July 22, 2019
Graphic Designer, Children’s Books, American Psychological Association (APA)

The Graphic Designer, Children’s Books will conceive and implement cover and interior page design for Magination Press as well as layout covers and interior pages and serve as print-buyer and printer liaison on new books and reprints. The Graphic Designer will work closely Magination Press editorial team to execute effective book and cover designs.

This position requires someone with professional experience designing children’s and teen books and covers, an excellent understanding of interior design and typography, demonstrated creativity and artistic sensibility, and ability to effectively package and copy fit text and illustrations. Must be able to generate ideas, turn words into visuals, and think editorially and narratively when designing books.

Education and Experience Required:

  • BA/BS in design, fine arts or similar field required or equivalent combination of experienced and education. Proven graphic design experience with a strong portfolio of professionally prepared and published designs cover and interior designs, editorial illustrations, or other graphics
  • Thorough knowledge of book print design ideally with 2-3 years of work in a professional setting and with design software (such as Adobe Creative Suite — InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) as well as Microsoft Office and Powerpoint
  • Exceptional typographic and layout skills
  • Strong eye for aesthetics and details; concern for quality throughout design and production process; ability to create unique aesthetic across a seasonal list
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to function collaboratively in a team and act quickly and responsively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines; ability to juggle multiple projects often with overlapping deadlines
  • Familiarity with effective responsive design strategies for electronic products, social media platforms, and digital environments a plus
  • Commitment to APA’s mission

Computer/Software Skills Required:

  • In-depth understanding of Adobe Creative Suite including inDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs and Powerpoint


  • The Graphic Designer will conceive and implement cover and interior page designs for Magination Press books. The Graphic Designer will layout covers, dust jackets, and interior pages and handle updates and corrections to pages or covers at reprint as needed. The Graphic Designer will be consulted on illustrators.
  • The Graphic Designer will serve as the print buyer as well as prepare the final printer files, upload files, and coordinate blueline corrections of new books and reprints.
  • The Graphic Designer will create all the necessary files for editorial archives and Marketing and Sales team needs (e.g., marketing covers, online catalogs, subrights PDFs).
  • The Graphic Designer will work closely and collaboratively with Magination Press editorial team
  • The Graphic Designer will typeset revisions and corrections to text and design as editor proofs interior pages and covers and closely works with the editor to produce error-free books.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

About APA:
The American Psychological Association (APA) represents 118,400 psychologists, students, and affiliates, primarily in the U.S. and Canada but also in other countries around the world. APA is a scientific and professional organization categorized as a 501(c)(3) and has an annual operating budget of about $110 million. Along with its 501(c)(6) companion organization, APA Services, Inc., APA has about 600 employees. The American Psychological Association is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington D.C., near Union Station. It is Metro accessible from the Red Line, VRE (Virginia), and MARC (Maryland/ West Virginia) commuter trains. For more information, please visit

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter 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, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

Posted July 1, 2019
Managing Editor, American Historical Association

The managing editor plays an integral role in a dynamic team, helping to ensure that AHA publications meet the highest standards of the historical discipline, especially their timely publication. The successful candidate will manage and develop content central to the discipline of history for the Association’s monthly print and online magazine, Perspectives on History; its online-only companion, Perspectives Daily; and other Association publications. The managing editor also contributes to the long-term strategy of the Association’s media presence. Although management skills are essential to the position, contributing story ideas and writing for publication are strongly encouraged.

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