Careers

Storey is a leading publisher of how-to-books for country living, with a focus on gardening, cooking, crafts, building, and animals. We are located in the scenic Berkshires, on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), three hours from NYC and Boston.

Open Positions

Web Designer

Storey is close to launching an innovative new website designed by a leading agency in Boston and is seeking a Web Designer to manage the design and function of digital features. For thirty years, Storey has promoted the practical virtues of creative self-reliance, publishing do-it-yourself books that empower readers to learn new skills and deepen knowledge of subjects from cooking and crafts to raising livestock and woodworking. We’re seeking someone with the design savvy required to translate the expert content and engaging design of our print books to our digital world in a way that tells the story of Storey. Applicants must be willing to work in highly collaborative environment. A passion for DIY is a plus.

Under the direction of the Marketing Art Director, the Web Designer is responsible for the visual quality and daily management of Storey’s upcoming WordPress-powered website, and the creation of digital assets consistent with, and in promotion of, the Storey brand.

Essential Functions

Serve as visual editor for storey.com

  • Design engaging digital experiences and specific campaigns consistent with the Storey brand, using front-end technologies to enhance site content.
  • In collaboration with Marketing Art Department and the Digital Features Editor, translate and repurpose assets to work in the context of a responsive website, considering all visitors and devices.
  • Responsible for testing to ensure functionality and appearance of all pages and features across browsers and devices.

Serve as designer for online marketing materials

  • In collaboration with Marketing Art Department and the Digital Features Editor, provide design support for social media graphics, Storey’s newsletter and online advertising

Assist in content planning

  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing Art Department and the Digital Features Editor in daily planning, conception, and production of all website articles and pages, as well as email marketing campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Publicity, and Editorial teams to promote the site with the goal of increased readership, exploring new opportunities to promote the site leveraging social media and encouraging community engagement.

Conduct regular review of analytics

  • Analyze website, campaign, and newsletter statistics and use them to assess effectiveness of pages/features, identify trends, and advise internal groups and drive organizational decision-making.
Essential Skills/Qualifications Required
  • Three to five years of experience in visual design, with a portfolio demonstrating pixel-perfect attention to detail
  • Proficiency in industry standard design software, particularly Adobe CC
  • Knowledge of front-end web development technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Proficiency with content management systems, especially WordPress
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools
  • Strong understanding of UI/UX and responsive web design principles
  • Strong writing and editing skills
Additional Skills
  • CSS preprocessors (e.g., Sass)
  • Source code management (e.g., Git)
  • LAMP application management and/or development (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)
  • Server/incident management and troubleshooting
Physical Requirements
  • Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone work and computer operations
  • Cannot be color blind
To Apply

Applicant should email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and one of the following to marci.saunders@storey.com: a link to a personal website featuring work; a digital PDF of sample work (no larger than 5 mb).

Associate Publicist & Social Media Assistant

Provides administrative, writing, and social media support to Storey's Marketing & Publicity Department. Plans and coordinates publicity campaigns for assigned books.

Essential Functions

Social Media

  • Works closely with the publicity and marketing staff to develop and execute social media marketing campaigns, including envisioning and developing written and visual content for, and posting to, a wide range of channels.
  • Under the direction of the Digital Features Editor, writes and edits copy for Storey website and email newsletters.
  • Assists in tracking effectiveness of Storey's social media channels.

Book Publicity & Marketing

  • Provides support to Associate Directors of Publicity and Marketing in booking author events; responding to media requests; communicating with authors, media, and booksellers; researching publicity venues (both virtual and physical); and identifying and soliciting endorsers for individual titles.
  • Creates and executes publicity campaigns for assigned books.
  • Develops working relationships with the authors, booksellers, and media.
  • Fulfills incoming publicity requests for books and marketing materials in a timely manner.
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters, catalog copy, advertising copy, and text for marketing pieces, as assigned.

General Department Support

  • Prepares mailings, including photocopying, packaging, and mailroom preparation.
  • Manages catalog process, assembling text, data, and other necessary materials for marketing art department; oversees approval process; facilitates author and media catalog mailings.
  • Researches media contacts and updates media lists.
  • Manages publicity department calendar.
  • Adds publicity and author information to Firebrand database, as directed.
  • Assists with sales conference powerpoint presentation preparations, as needed.
  • Represents Storey at publicity and marketing events, as assigned.
  • Executes special projects, as assigned.
Educational Requirements
  • BS or BA in English, communications, marketing, or related field.
Necessary Experience and Special Skills
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in publicity, marketing, or a related communications field.
  • Passion for and broad knowledge of the social media universe, including, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, forums, blogs, etc.
  • Experience with Cision PR software preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of traditional and digital media channels highly preferred.
  • uperior writing skills, with particular agility at writing marketing copy.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Powerpoint and Excel; some database experience helpful.
  • Interest and engagement in topics Storey publishes.
  • Good organizational and research skills.
  • Excellent phone manner.
  • Energetic, flexible, and creative.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment essential.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to and work at author events and trade shows several times per year.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone work and computer operations
To Apply

Applicant should email letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to marci.saunders@storey.com.

Editorial Web Content Intern

Temporary, full-time position, 37.5 hours/week; May 26 through August 21, 2015

Storey Publishing is seeking a hardworking, focused individual with strong writing skills and familiarity with blog/content management systems for a temporary, full-time summer position. The primary function of the Editorial Web Content Intern will be to work closely with the Digital Features Editor and the Editorial Assistant to prepare updated and original web content in preparation for the launch of a new innovative Storey website.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Editing and updating existing book descriptions, author bios, and other web content
  • Creating engaging, original copy for new web pages
  • Assisting the editorial department with other tasks as required
Skills Required
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Keen editorial eye, including proofreading
  • Strong research skills
  • Basic familiarity with blog/content management systems (Blogger, WordPress)
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative atmosphere that includes constructive editorial critique
  • Completed coursework toward major in English, journalism, marketing, or related field
Strongly Desired
  • Experience writing for the web
  • Proven ability to write succinct, smart marketing copy
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for Storey’s book subjects
  • Desire to learn the publishing business from the inside
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Cannot be color-blind
  • Vision and hearing must be acute enough for phone work and computer operations
To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and writing samples to: marci.saunders@storey.com.

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