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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.

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

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

Email Marketing Specialist

Brookes Publishing is looking for an Email Marketing Specialist to join our team.

 Responsibilities and Duties

Reporting to the Web & Interactive Marketing Manager, the successful Email Marketing Specialist will:

  • Design and flawlessly execute email campaigns in collaboration with marketing managers
  • Manage and support all aspects of campaign execution including customer segmentation, list selection, automations, testing protocol, and technical execution
  • Maintain and drive timely execution of the email calendar, including nurture, trigger, stage, and retargeting campaigns within the marketing automation platform
  • Manage email lists by maintaining clear customer segments, a master suppression list, and practicing good list hygiene
  • Collaborate with marketing managers to develop high-performing creative assets
  • Write and assign content for customer retention and lead generation emails
  • Design, implement, and analyze testing strategies for improving email results
  • Analyze and report on campaign performance, including insights and recommendations for improving results
  • Ensure emails follow industry policies and best practices, including compliance with CAN-SPAM, CASL and GDPR
  • Contribute to building our email strategy and email asset design for large marketing campaigns
  • Maintain Brookes’s voice and brand in all customer and prospect communication
  • Continuously strive to be the subject matter expert on email marketing best practices

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in marketing and/or communication
  • 2 to 5 years of creating and executing email marketing campaigns required
  • Experience with email automation, HTML, and email marketing software platforms is a must for this role
  • Solid ability to use HTML and CSS to build emails
  • Experience managing and growing list size of 500K+ emails
  • Experience creating email templates quickly and efficiently
  • Demonstrable experience analyzing campaigns, and demonstrable knowledge of setting up A/B testing
  • Some experience with Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud and/or Exact Target a plus
  • Must have proven experience with strategic thinking, analytical, data interpretation, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment
  • Exhibits Coordinator

    Brookes Publishing is looking for an Exhibits Coordinator to join our team.

     Responsibilities and Duties

    Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the successful Exhibits Coordinator will:

    • Organizing and execute various marketing activities in support of Company exhibits at national conferences and symposia
    • Formulate and adhere to annual budgets and plans
    • Organize registration of all assigned shows/events ensuring optimal space is secured on behalf of the company
    • Determine booth set-up based on size of floor space, traffic flow and product focus
    • Determine audio-visual needs within exhibit space and ensure all cables and components are ordered, delivered, set-up and working
    • Manage hotel room block and attendee registration (including reservations, payment, confirmations)
    • Manage overall shipping and logistics to ensure all conference/show materials and exhibit properties are delivered and returned by pre-determined delivery dates
    • Communicate and coordinate with high level executives and contacts, both internally and externally, in a professional and positive manner
    • Incorporate firm branding for representations of the firm for both internal and external relations
    • Encourage and coordinate speaking engagements, panel participation, and general thought leadership opportunities when available
    • Maintain event calendar on the Company’s intranet
    • Oversee development of event collateral (banners, signs, table cloths, tri-folds, service briefs, PowerPoints, e-blasts, etc.)
    • Coordinate proofs, samples, and orders with vendors
    • Assist with giveaways and promotional material
    • Selecting new promotional items with Director of Marketing and Marketing Managers
    • Maintain quality relationships with all existing vendors and continuously search for new cost-effective opportunities that provide comparable or better service or convenience
    • Spearhead additional projects as assigned with outcomes that improve departmental processes, enhance exhibit offerings, and/or facilitate cost containment measures

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in marketing and/or communication
    • Two to three years of event planning and coordination experience
    • Demonstrated experience in handling complex tasks with multiple stakeholders and achieving timely goals
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Must have proven experience with strategic thinking, analytical, data interpretation, and problem-solving skills
    • Must be very detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, and must be able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and maintain composure under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Quantitative and analytic skills are needed to formulate and follow budgets as well as to understand and negotiate contracts
    • Excellent Communications Skills
    • Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment

    Marketing Assistant

    Brookes Publishing is looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our team.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful Marketing Assistant will:

    • Assisting with the planning, execution, and analysis of marketing campaigns, including coordination of direct mail, conference, advertising, publicity, and online activities
    • Providing research, organizational and administrative support to the Senior Marketing Manager, and contributing to larger marketing department projects
    • Working closely with the web & interactive team to manage selected social media accounts and create and design content that supports customer engagement goals
    • Coordinating focus groups, surveys, external product reviews, competitive analyses, and other market research
    • Being very knowledgeable about Brookes products and markets and applying that knowledge to support sales and marketing efforts
    • Updating and maintaining customer and product information databases
    • Representing the company at selected local, statewide, and national conferences

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1-2 years of relevant experience and/or mix of experience and education in:
    -Marketing strategy
    -Content marketing
    -Product management
    -Marketing automation
    -Email & Social media marketing
    • Ability to think creatively and conceptually as well as analytically
    • Professional demeanor and cooperative approach to work in office environment
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Excellent time and multi-project management skills
    • Intermediate Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs

    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.