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Berrett-Koehler Publishers (BK), an independent publisher committed to creating a world that works for all, seeks to fill the position of executive editor and expand its growing list of professional titles, particularly in the area of project management. The executive editor will acquire, develop, manage, and publish a list consisting of 16-18 titles per year in project management, HR management, government procurement, and other specialized areas to be determined.
About Our Company: We believe that to truly create a better world, action is needed at all levels--individual, organizational, and societal. BK’s existing “agendas” to address necessary change are currently “Business,” “Life” and “Currents;” they will be expanded to include “Professional” upon the hire’s joining the company. Berrett-Koehler has more than 600 books in print, publishes 40-50 new titles per year, and is a leader in digital publishing. BK is a certified B Corporation and California Benefit Corporation and is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Berrett-Koehler has a strong commitment to building a staff that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
Position: Executive Editor
Benefits: Health, Dental, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, FSA, HSA, 401K match, ESOP, EAP
Duration: Exempt, Full Time
Optimal Start Date: on or before July 17, 2017
Min. 5 years experience acquiring professional or academic book titles in related subject areas
Project Management Training
Berrett-Koehler Publishers – Editor Application Questions
Written applications should include answers to these questions:
How would you describe the editorial vision that guides BK’s publishing program?
How would a more focused professional-publishing list fit that program?
Why does the topic area of project management interest you?
What are some of BK’s distinctive publishing and organizational practices that you find of interest?
What about BK’s distinctive practices do you find personally or professionally interesting and why?
Why are you interested in this BK position, and which of your experiences, skills, and perspectives would make you a good fit for the position?
To be considered, please send a resume and a detailed cover letter that includes why you are interested in the position, relevant qualifications and experience, and anything else you think we should know.
Please send all materials to:
Ginger Winters, Associate Director of Human Resources
Put in subject line: Executive Editor
This position is located in the Oakland and is not eligible for relocation reimbursement. Therefore, all candidates who live outside a commutable distance of Oakland will be responsible for all expenses related to their relocation.
Berrett-Koehler Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.