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Interested in joining the Brookes team?

You can apply for an open position, pursue a Brookes internship, or submit your resume for future consideration if you don’t see a position that matches your skills.

Who we are

Located in Towson, Maryland (just north of Baltimore), Brookes Publishing is an independent highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—achieve their goals and lead fulfilling, self-directed lives. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, autism, literacy, behavior, communication, and more. Learn more about our mission.

Job openings

To apply please send your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Brookes Publishing
ATTN: HR Department
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Fax: (410) 337-2608
hr@brookespublishing.com

Please, no telephone calls—we’ll call you if you’re under consideration for a position. Brookes Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Acquisitions Editor

Brookes Publishing is looking for an Acquisitions Editor to join our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate is a self-starter looking for a leadership opportunity and has a track record of developing reputable, financially viable books and products. Deep knowledge of trends in the early childhood and early intervention disabilities fields preferred. The Acquisitions Editor will report to our Editorial Director and be responsible for:

  • Working with Editorial Director to establish priorities and to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects Brookes Publishing’s standing in the Education marketplace
  • Working with the Editorial Director to develop a strategic editorial plan for aggressive growth of the list; creating three-year projections for all acquired titles, tracks progress on signings, and ensures on-time delivery of products
  • Working closely with authors to develop research and work
  • Identifying, evaluating, and developing submissions, projects, and proposals, including:
    • Monitoring trend and sales data
    • Arranging for projects to be independently reviewed by qualified expert
    • Developing and implementing publication plans for each project including performing market and competitive analyses, summarizing the content, identifying potential markets, and outlining financial plans including costs, suggested price, and number of copies
    • Crafting and presenting new and proposed book projects to Editorial Committee weekly
  • Negotiating agreements for books and products; working with authors to ensure that terms are met
  • Working closely with internal teams (e.g., production, marketing) to shepherd work from manuscript through publication and beyond
  • Preparing and implementing product development plans with authors to ensure timely manuscript delivery
  • Working direct reports to ensure the timely and complete delivery of content to Production staff for publication in print and digital formats
  • Maintaining current knowledge of educational trends and practices as well as new methods of publishing and delivering content
  • Keeping Brookes Publishing publications at the forefront of the field and closely track original and consequential research suitable for publication
  • Visiting key campuses, attending professional conferences, cultivating relationships with leading researchers and authors, and engaging deeply with the relevant literature
  • Preparing annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the lists
  • Working cooperatively with our team of acquisitions editors and assistants;
  • Setting standards of professionalism and leadership in interactions with all internal staff;
  • Representing and acting as an ambassador for Brookes Publishing in all external interactions;
  • Performing other duties as needed or required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of publishing experience required. Previous experience with educational or scholarly publishing strongly preferred.
  • A strong track record of acquisitions in the field
  • Exceptional editorial skill in guiding authors and shaping manuscript and products
  • Proficiency with publishing agreements and revenue projections
  • Pragmatic problem-solving and analytical thinking Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, prioritization, and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently and to work in a team-environment with accuracy, flexibility, and cordiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Customer Service Specialist

Brookes Publishing is looking for a Customer Service Specialist to join our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

The new Customer Service Specialist will accurately process orders for timely fulfillment in accordance with departmental procedures and guidelines and support the call center in providing professional and courteous customer service to inbound customer inquiries. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Accurately entering and processing phone, mail, website, and fax orders for various products and service
  • Gathering and entering complete and accurate customer and account information into order fulfillment system(s)
  • Entering product data into various databases
  • Providing professional, courteous, and informative customer service to inbound callers
  • Identifying, promoting, and offering related books, products, and services to customers
  • Maintaining a high level of product knowledge

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree or 2 years order entry experience
  • Previous order entry experience
  • Previous call center experience preferred
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional suite program

Editorial Assistant

Brookes Publishing is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate will be a resourceful self-starter who enjoys intellectual challenge. Reporting to an Acquisitions Editor, the Editorial Assistant will be responsible for facilitating the successful acquisition, tracking, and preparation of projects for publication. The successful candidate will:

  • Assist and support Acquisitions Editors and Editorial Director with author and project management
  • Draft correspondence, agreements, contracts, and other documentation for varied business associates
  • Coordinate the external review of product proposals and product content
  • Enter and maintain project status information in project tracking system; drafting various project reports and documents
  • Prepare for and attend interdepartmental process meetings
  • Support editors in preparing for conference travel, author meetings, and other acquisitions opportunities
  • Field author and prospective author inquiries
  • Conduct continual market and competition research; analyze trends in assigned list areas
  • Represent company at local, statewide, and national conferences as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1-3 years relevant experience and/or mix of experience and education
  • Intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Suite programs
  • Excellent communication, editing, and writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong process-building and multi-tasking abilities
  • Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in an office environment

Internships

Are you a college student with a strong interest in the editorial and/or marketing aspects of publishing? We offer full- and part-time internships throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the Brookes team, consult the internship requirements of your college or university and submit a résumé and cover letter that describes your interests and career aspirations.