Career Opportunities

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 up to 15 paid company holidays + 12 days vacation; a very generous retirement plan including a 401k with up to a 4% match, additional benefits beginning with 5% of yearly salary AND profit sharing up to 5% of salary; full medical, dental, and vision insurance; a tuition assistance program; bonus potential; and a full, stocked kitchen. 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.

Please send all job applications to [email protected]


Marketing Manager

We’re looking for an experienced, strategic Marketing Manager. You should be able to hit the ground running. You should be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and able to adapt to the changing world of marketing.

You’ll develop strategic marketing plans, direct our social media efforts, write copy, and work to expand our readership and growing fan base. You’ll be one of our public faces and represent us at conferences from time-to-time. You'll manage two to three people and must have demonstrated management experience.

Our books are distributed throughout the world by Penguin Random House, the world's largest and strongest book publisher. Their staff and systems are exceptional and you’ll work work closely with our staff and Penguin Random House to take our publishing program to the next level.

You will manage all marketing efforts and report to our Publisher.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic marketing plans
  • Manage our marketing and publicity campaigns
  • Advise authors on growing their online presence
  • Supervise creative for ads, collateral, and other promotional items
  • Enhance our branding
  • Manage our social media presence
  • Create monthly reports

    The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and 10+ years’ experience in a strategic marketing/communications position in technical book publishing or a directly related field.


    Office Manager

    We're looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented Office Manager. You will be responsible for a broad range of office services, HR, and executive support. You will be key to the success of our daily business operations and to supporting our company culture.

    You will facilitate daily HR functions like onboarding new employees and tracking employee records. You'll help monitor team and individual development. You'll be responsible for employee events and compliance issues.

    You should have a broad knowledge of business administration as well as HR and be able to work independently and efficiently. You should be extremely reliable and able to work in a fast-paced and often changing environment.

    Responsibilities

  • Manage HR functions like new hire orientation and on boarding, compliance, and systems.
  • Manage payroll and benefit enrollment; answer employee questions
  • Handle sensitive employee information with the utmost confidentiality and discretion.
  • Plan and execute company events
  • Assist with compliance
  • Be the “go to” person for all employee needs and support of our people
  • Maintain office, warehouse, and kitchen areas
  • Manage in-house inventory and supplies
  • Provide executive support


    Marketing Manager

    We’re looking for an experienced, strategic Marketing Manager. You should be able to hit the ground running. You should be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and able to adapt to the changing world of marketing.

    You’ll develop strategic marketing plans, direct our social media efforts, write copy, and work to expand our readership and growing fan base. You’ll be one of our public faces and represent us at conferences from time-to-time. You'll manage two to three people and must have demonstrated management experience.

    Our books are distributed throughout the world by Penguin Random House, the world's largest and strongest book publisher. Their staff and systems are exceptional and you’ll work work closely with our staff and Penguin Random House to take our publishing program to the next level.

    You will manage all marketing efforts and report to our Publisher.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic marketing plans
  • Manage our marketing and publicity campaigns
  • Advise authors on growing their online presence
  • Supervise creative for ads, collateral, and other promotional items
  • Enhance our branding
  • Manage our social media presence
  • Create monthly reports

    The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and 10+ years’ experience in a strategic marketing/communications position in technical book publishing or a directly related field.

    Requirements

  • 3+ years experience as an HR coordinator or similar, including with HR systems
  • Experience with Google Apps, Microsoft Office or similar, and the ability to learn new tools
  • Prior experience with executive support
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; additional education in HR


    Production Editor

    Production editors are responsible for managing the schedules of and producing 7 to 10 books per year. They provide support to the developmental editors during the editorial process (acquisition through technical review) and manage the production process (copyediting through printing).

    Responsibilities

  • Help the DE and author set a submission (and, as necessary, editing) schedule
  • Identify and resolve schedule hold-ups
  • Set a realistic publication date and communicate to the rest of the company
  • Miscellaneous editorial support: evaluating images, assisting with formatting and styling of manuscripts, ensuring editorial standards
  • Prepare chapters for copyediting and layout, including preparing images for print
  • Coordinate page review, entering of corrections, final check, and index proofreading
  • Generate Early Access PDFs as well as any other sales/marketing materials (e.g., A+ content, content for media)
  • Output final files for publication, review printer proofs, and archive layout files
  • Support production on other titles (preparing chapters for layout, page review, entering corrections, proofreading covers, and so on)
  • Manage freelancers, ensuring their work meets the needs of the manuscript and NSP quality standards

    Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of 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 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
  • Understanding of copyediting marks and editorial procedures



    Associate Editor

    We're seeking an Associate Editor to join our editorial team. You'll play a key role in developing and acquiring books like Python Crash Crash Course, Python for Kids, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, and Serious Cryptography. Titles that make a difference and that readers care about.

    This is a great opportunity if you don’t want to be just another cog in the wheel of some giant corporation. Please Note: This is not a writing position.

    As our Associate Editor you will:

  • Perform substantive editing, with a focus on rewriting, structure, voice, and clarity.
  • Manage relationships with authors and project schedules.
  • Engage with the content of our titles and always work to improve it.
  • Find new authors
  • Attend the occasional conference or hacker event



    Requirements

  • Minimum of three years developmental editing experience.
  • A passion for technical information.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to make great books.


    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].