Career Opportunities (Jobs)

Career Opportunities

ABOUT US

No Starch Press was founded in 1994 and is one of the most admired and respected technical book publishing companies in the world. Our independent company continues to turn tech book publishing on its head by opening new markets and demonstrating, time and again, that geeks still love print books. We value collaboration and creativity, we’re passionate about quality, and we aim to make our readers happy. We seek people who are committed to our ideals and who value quality in everything that they do. As our founder likes to say, “We’re changing the world, one book at a time.”

We're growing rapidly. As we expand we're hiring for the following positions.

Our industry leading benefits package includes paid company holidays + 12 days vacation; a 401k with up to a 4% match, profit sharing, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and bonus potential. And we pay all of our staff a living wage.

NOTE: When applying please be sure to tell us why you would like to work with us.


Production Editor

The Production Editor will manage the production of at least 10 books per year. S/he will demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, multitasking and problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of editorial procedures and the Chicago Manual of Style. S/he is expected to maintain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Set and oversee production schedules and publication dates for assigned titles; track book budgets
  • Identify and resolve schedule hold-ups; work with Production Manager to revise schedules if necessary
  • Clearly communicate and guide authors through the production process; field questions promptly and professionally; escalate issues to Production Manager as needed
  • Assess manuscript edits and formatting to ensure house styles are followed and template is applied properly; provide feedback for freelancers
  • Evaluate and organize art files; alert authors, editorial, and art services team to potential problems
  • Assist Production Manager and other Production Editors with page reviews
  • Manage ebook preparation and distribution
  • Adopt new technologies (e.g., production and project management software) and update internal documentation as needed
  • Assist in training new production hires on processes, templates, and file organization
  • Participate actively in departmental and company-wide meetings, sharing ideas and suggesting ways to improve workflow

Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years book production experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to maintain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional ability to learn and solve problems independently
  • Self-motivated, able to meet deadlines, take initiative
  • Ability to multitask and maintain flexibility with shifting responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to give and receive clear feedback
  • Demonstrated proficiency in copyediting, proofreading, editorial procedures, Chicago

About Us

No Starch Press was founded in 1994 and is one of the most admired and respected technical book publishing companies in the world. Our independent company continues to turn tech book publishing on its head by opening new markets and demonstrating, time and again, that geeks still love print books.
We value collaboration and creativity, we're passionate about quality, and we aim to make our readers happy. We seek people who are committed to our ideals and who value quality in everything that they do. As our founder likes to say, "We're changing the world, one book at a time."

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position please email [email protected] with your cover letter and resume and be sure to tell us why you're interested in working with us.


Assistant Production Editor

The Assistant Production Editor is focused on supporting the production of print and digital books. You will learn the fundamentals of our production process, and have the opportunity to contribute directly to the production of our books and help shape the future of our workflow. The ideal candidate will be able to see a complex project through from conception to completion.

The role offers opportunities for advancement, so interest in a long-term commitment and ability to adjust to changing responsibilities over time are a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

    Assist with quality checking ebook files in various formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI), preparing metadata for ebook distributors, submitting ebook files to the Library of Congress, and applying for Lexile leveling for books in No Starch’s Kids series
  • File and monitor CIP applications for the Library of Congress
  • Perform page reviews, checking PDFs to ensure that author and proofreader edits were entered correctly and flagging layout or art issues
  • Help Production Editors enter page review edits in Overleaf
  • Organize figures, update art manuscripts, and document art permissions status
  • Assist with updating errata lists and making reprint corrections
  • Organize and route book samples for marketing
  • Assist with requesting, tracking, and updating printer quotes
  • Arrange for shipping complimentary copies to freelancers and other contributors
  • Update documentation as needed on various internal channels

Qualifications

    Understanding of copyediting marks and editorial procedures
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to maintain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional capacity to learn and solve problems independently
  • Ability to self-motivate, meet deadlines, and take initiative to complete tasks both within and beyond the scope of duties
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain flexibility with shifting responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to give and receive honest and direct feedback
  • Desire to be part of a close-knit team and to thrive in a collaborative environment

About Us

No Starch Press was founded in 1994 and is one of the most admired and respected technical book publishing companies in the world. Our independent company continues to turn tech book publishing on its head by opening new markets and demonstrating, time and again, that geeks still love print books.
We value collaboration and creativity, we're passionate about quality, and we aim to make our readers happy. We seek people who are committed to our ideals and who value quality in everything that they do. As our founder likes to say, "We're changing the world, one book at a time."

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position please email [email protected] with your cover letter and resume and be sure to tell us why you're interested in working with us.


FREELANCERS

We’re looking for talented freelance designers to design book covers and interiors. To be considered, please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected].

We're always on the lookout for excellent proofreaders, copyeditors, and indexers. If you're interested in freelance work, please send an email detailing your relevant experience to [email protected].