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Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH – Publishing/Marketing Assistant

Seeking a cheerful, responsible publishing/marketing assistant for an independent publishing house. Minimum of two days per week in a Portsmouth, NH, office. Strong written and verbal skills are a must. We have the best authors and we are seeking a team player who will enjoy them as much as we do! We are a Mac-based office and use Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro regularly. Knowledge of Photoshop, and ability to update Word Press website is a plus. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and negotiable. This is a long-term position that can grow. Also seeking bookkeeper familiar with Quickbooks for the Mac. These positions could be combined. Please send email with resume to to apply.


MIT Press Bookstore: Events and Outreach Assistant
Position: Full-Time

Join the unique MIT Press/MIT Press Bookstore team–coordinate the MIT Press Bookstore’s community outreach and marketing efforts, including planning, promoting, and executing the authors@mit lecture series. (Note that the designation “assistant” is an official MIT title, but the person in this position really owns the bookstore’s events and outreach, under the supervision of the bookstore manager, and in collaboration with press colleagues.)
Responsibilities include: overseeing fourteen authors@mit events per term and growing attendance, working with bookstore management and other Press departments to identify candidates for the series, and communicating with authors and other community groups to develop the schedule; maintaining a sales presence at additional events; identifying/developing opportunities to co-sponsor events; producing event marketing materials, executing promotional plans, handling logistics, coordinating RSVPs and ticket/book sales, and completing post-event reporting; working with the bookstore management to develop and implement a promotional marketing plan; and with a development associate on an outreach strategy to elevate the profile and build awareness of the bookstore; assisting with the promotion of the bookstore’s Espresso Book Machine program; and performing a variety of other duties, e.g., newsletter production, social media and website maintenance, etc.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ related experience; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; experience collaborating with a team; attention to detail; initiative; comfort with public speaking; experience with event production, A/V systems, and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); and familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, Eventbrite, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Must be able to juggle multiple projects, remain flexible despite shifting priorities, work independently, build/leverage relationships, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. Retail or bookselling experience preferred. Secondary education and a background in a literary/scholarly/arts/nonprofit setting beneficial. An interest in scholarly or nonfiction publishing and familiarity with MIT and MIT Press publications helpful.

Must be available for evening and weekend work.

Visit the MIT Press site for job description and the link to MIT’s online portal (Job #17206-5)

The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts. MIT Press books and journals are known for their intellectual daring, scholarly standards, and distinctive design.

posted 3/19/19


Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT, is seeking booksellers – both adult and kids. The ideal applicants will have a love for books and an ability to share their enthusiasm with our customers. Qualifications include joy, book knowledge, experience in retail, familiarity with computers, flexibility and reliability. Come join the Northshire family! Please submit an application online at

posted 3/14/19

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