Current Employment Opportunities
Editorial Assistant (posted 4/4/2017)
Alice James is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) editorial assistant for our office in Farmington, ME. Applicants must be able to prioritize and be comfortable with high volumes and a continuous flow of administrative work. Must be self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and possess excellent time-management and forward-thinking skills. Must also be comfortable working independently in a small-office environment. Experience with InDesign, WordPress, proofreading, marketing (including social media), and the publishing environment highly desired. Microsoft Office and basic computer skills required.
Duties include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, general office upkeep, coordinating book mailings and book orders, website and database maintenance, communication with authors/vendors, overseeing and training interns, managing contest submissions, producing a wide range of promotional materials, and overseeing and tracking permissions. Hourly wage. Email resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
About Alice James Books
Located in Farmington, Maine, Alice James Books has been publishing poetry since 1973. Alice James Books in a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an active cooperative board, who participate in the editorial decisions of the press. The press, which historically has placed an emphasis on publishing women poets, was named for Alice James, sister of William and Henry, whose fine journal and gift for writing went unrecognized during her lifetime.
Candidates who are interested in working in this cooperative, creative, and thriving environment should submit a resume and cover letter via email to our managing editor, referencing the specific position posted in our Employment Opportunities.
Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we cannot respond to every resume upon receipt. We do, however, hold onto resumes for a period of one year for review as positions become available. Should a future opportunity complement your qualifications, we will contact you directly. Thank you for your interest in Alice James Books.
Alice James Books is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran status.