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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.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the education marketplace and a well-developed ability to identify quality projects that serve this market’s needs. The editor will have a proven track record acquiring quality titles and developing effective publication plans that meet or exceed agreed upon revenue targets. The acquisitions editor should enjoy developing and nurturing relationships with authors and working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to acquire and deliver pedagogically sound, practical, relevant resources for the Education marketplace. In addition to recruiting new authors and strengthening relationships with our existing authors, the Acquisitions Editor works closely with Sales and Marketing staff to strategize editorial direction, conceptualize derivative products, and vet market viability of titles and product lines.

 Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate is a self-starter with a track record of acquiring reputable, financially viable books and products. Deep knowledge of trends in the education and disabilities field and strong existing relationships with authors in the field are preferred. Reporting to our Editorial Director, the Acquisitions Editor will 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 manuscripts
  • Working closely with internal teams (e.g., production, marketing) to shepherd work from manuscript through publication and beyond
  • Identifying, evaluating, and developing submissions, projects, and proposals, including:
    • Monitoring trend and sales data
    • Working closely with authors to develop research and work
    • Arranging for projects to be independently reviewed by qualified experts
    • 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 book series; working with authors to ensure that terms are met
  • 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
  • Regularly 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 three years of publishing experience required. Previous experience with educational or scholarly publishing preferred.
• Exceptional editorial skill in acquiring products and partnering with authors
• Proficiency with publishing agreements and revenue projections
• Pragmatic problem-solving and analytical approach
• Excellent written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organization, time management, prioritization, and planning skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team-environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work with academic authors

Licensing Specialist

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

 Responsibilities and Duties

Reporting to the Associate Director, Rights & Intellectual Property, the Licensing Specialist will:

• Pursue and close the profitable licensing of and sales of rights to Company’s intellectual property
• Support work of cross-divisional teams to identify and pursue key licensing and rights opportunities and to assess the financial viability of agreements
• Support negotiations; finalize licensing, translation rights, and other rights agreements with business partners
• Draft business agreements, contracts, memoranda, and other legal documents regarding the subsidiary rights licensing of intellectual property to third-party entities
• As assigned, draft nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to pursue new business development
• Maintain collaborative relationships and monitor performance by licensees to ensure compliance with contractual requirements
• Complete all tasks and agreements related to the termination or renewal of licensing agreements
• Perform legal and/or factual research and help in investigations related to the company’s intellectual property, as assigned
• Ensure various databases, schedules, logs, records, forms, and files are complete, up to date, and accurate

Qualifications and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree
• 2-3 years of experience in publishing, preferably licensing & rights experience
• Familiarity with intellectual property law (U.S., and international as needed) and changing interpretations
• Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills
• Proficiency in building and maintaining author, customer, and/or vendor relationships
• Excellent critical-thinking, organizational, and process-building skills
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite programs
• Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment

Publishing Specialist

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

 Responsibilities and Duties

Reporting directly to an Executive Vice President, the successful Publishing Specialist will:

• Identify and cultivate projects for development into new products and new revenue streams
• Facilitate work with author-collaborators to submit grant applications for federal funding of research projects and subsequent grant project management
• Draft and/or respond to RFPs or other bids to solicit or to engage third-party partners on new projects
• Review and draft publishing contracts and other business-related legal documents relating to the company’s intellectual property
• Draft correspondence with authors, grant team members, and vendors
• Draft internal and external presentations
• Participate in editorial review, including vetting submissions, soliciting peer reviewers, and some developmental editing
• Complete topical research on new areas of business; study policy and technology developments in areas of interest to the company
• Provide planning support for occasional scholarly events hosted by the company
• Assist in budget development and tracking
• Handle general administrative needs of the Executive Vice President

Qualifications and Skills

• At least a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience and/or mix of experience and education (knowledge of early childhood, education, and/or elder care markets is a plus)
• Demonstrated proficiency in developmental editing and project analysis
• Excellent communication, editing, and writing skills
• Excellent research, data analysis, and multi-project management skills
• Intermediate proficiency in computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite programs; some graphics experience useful but not required
• 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.