Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in New Harbinger Publications employment opportunities.

Throughout our 40+ year history, New Harbinger Publications has honed a reputation as the preemi­nent publisher of self-help, and psychology titles. From the outset our aim has been to publish books that are accessible, substantive, and, above all, useful.

Working for New Harbinger Publications you will enjoy a positive environment and a staff that thrives on teamwork, company values, and dedication. We are an employee-owned company and offer a generous benefits program.

Read about New Harbinger’s Values.

Current Openings:

Executive Acquisitions Assistant

Associate Marketing Project Manager

Benefits include:

  • 401(k) with matching
  • ESOP retirement plan
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending account for healthcare
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Continuous career training through our HR learning portal and other live or online sources.

New Harbinger Publications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

As an employee-owned company, New Harbinger: 

PROVIDES…. EXPECTS…. 
Information & Learning  
New Harbinger provides reasonable access to information, such as performance indicators, projections that show how decisions affect the company’s financial health, and the company’s strategic direction.   New Harbinger expects employee owners to take responsibility for learning about the company and what drives its success, and to teach themselves about their personal and departmental roles in the company’s success. The company expects employee owners to participate in learning activities about New Harbinger’s business practices.  
Organizational Fairness  
New Harbinger provides fair compensation for the work of employee owners and full participation in the ESOP as outlined in the plan. New Harbinger provides fair treatment for all employee owners under the company’s stated policies.   New Harbinger expects employee owners to work hard at their jobs, follow company rules, and not take advantage of the company. The company expects employee owners to take an ownership perspective in how they invest their time and energy, keeping the company’s best interests in mind. 
Employee Ownership Culture  
New Harbinger provides employees with opportunities to constructively express ideas and opinions, ask questions, and make suggestions about company endeavors. New Harbinger provides employee owners with opportunities to optimize growth in their jobs and to seek out education that furthers their job performance. New Harbinger provides a supportive work environment.  New Harbinger expects employee owners to speak up about problems as they occur and to know and follow procedures for handling problems and complaints. New Harbinger expects employee owners to take responsibility for finding solutions rather than just pointing out problems. New Harbinger expects employees to support their coworkers and the core mission of the business. 

Executive Acquisitions Assistant

Job Title: Executive Acquisitions Assistant
Department: Acquisitions
Reports to: Senior Marketing Manager
FLSA Status:Non-exempt
Type:Full-Time
Location:Remote/Hybrid in Oakland, CA 94609
Posted:February 03, 2023

Position Summary

New Harbinger’s busy Acquisitions department is looking for an exceptional Executive Acquisitions Assistant who can support its eight-member team, including the department’s executive team, in their quest to acquire over 65 titles a year. This dynamic position requires a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and organized person, who can prioritize, creatively problem-solve, and multi-task under pressure and deadlines. We are looking for someone with a solution-focused positive attitude who is comfortable taking initiative, using good judgment, identifying how systems can be improved, and asking questions when necessary. Our ideal candidate has at least three years of experience in an administrative position and an interest in the publishing industry.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities: You recognize how the smallest administrative task contributes to the entirety of the book project and company objectives. You are invested in the outcome and smooth flow of the department’s work. You anticipate department needs and understand the role of Acquisitions within the company. You take pride in serving as a point person for tasks related to department workflow and recognize the function your role serves in the overall success of the department and company. You make everyone’s job easier and do it all with a positive, solution-focused mindset. You take pleasure in getting things done and finding the quickest path to solutions. You use your accrued knowledge to solve problems as they arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assume primary responsibility for creating and maintaining administrative systems and processes in the department, including departmental spreadsheets and procedure documents
  • Deliver, track, and file author contracts, amendments, and author correspondence related to new titles
  • Prepare, route, track, and file time-sensitive inter-departmental forms and documents, including tracking new book projects, inputting book information, and creating new title records
  • Schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and track data for weekly title acquisition and other departmental meetings
  • Generate reports, tally category quotas, and track other data to keep the department on course toward meeting quota goals
  • Oversee administrative tasks associated with biannual seasonal closing dates
  • Thoughtfully review, respond to, and track unsolicited proposals
  • Correspond with authors as needed
  • Produce reports as needed
  • Professionally handle travel logistics (including conference registration, hotel accommodations, and other reservations) for the department’s executive team
  • Assist Acquisitions executive team, including Publisher, with ongoing and special projects as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Interest in the book publishing industry and interest in psychology a plus

Qualifications

The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum three years’ administrative experience or related role
  • BA in English, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • Genuine interest in psychology and mission-based publishing a plus

Language Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Reasoning Ability

  • Self-directed while working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Skillful problem-solver
  • Ability to manage projects in parallel, pivot with time-sensitive situations, and handle essential workload

Math Ability

  • Ability to review and make inferences from data from various databases and programs (NPD BookScan, Microsoft’s Power Business Intelligence dashboard, Excel)

Computer Skills

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in NPD BookScan
  • Comfort with product databases and contact management systems (Acumen, Firebrand’s Title Management)

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is remote-hybrid based in Oakland, California. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply for this Position

New Harbinger is committed to creating a diverse work environment. New Harbinger believes that the publishing industry and field of psychology should center more BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices and we encourage people with these identities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits including health, dental, vision, paid time off, matching 401k, profit sharing, and more! The compensation range for this position will be $57,000-63,000 annually, depending on experience.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR@newharbinger.com, with “Executive Acquisitions Assistant” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please describe how you see yourself supporting New Harbinger’s Acquisitions team, your relevant work experience, and what specifically interests you about the Executive Acquisitions Assistant position at New Harbinger. No phone calls please. No recruiters.


Associate Marketing Project Manager

Job Title: Associate Marketing Project Manager
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Senior Marketing Manager
FLSA Status:Non-exempt
Type:Full-Time
Location:Remote/Hybrid in Oakland, CA 94609
Posted:February 03, 2023

Position Summary

The associate marketing project manager provides project support to the senior marketing manager and senior digital marketing manager, and is responsible for marketing project management for select vehicles across print and digital platforms targeted to general consumers, mental health professionals, trade, academics, and specialty sales channels. New Harbinger products include books and resources for mental health professionals, as well as self-help books and resources for general readers to improve mental health and wellness, lifestyle, and personal growth.

To excel in this role, you will be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities (listed below), be highly organized, and be able to work independently and within a team environment. If you have a disability, let’s discuss the accommodations that we may be able to provide. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day project support for print and digital marketing projects targeted to general consumers, mental health professionals, trade, academics, and specialty sales channels, with direct management of select marketing vehicles
  • Use initiative to set up and implement projects on time, interfacing with marketing department managers, senior marketing copywriter, and sales, design, production, and IT departments
  • Responsible for email marketing program production, including: Book Alerts,
    Quick Tips for Therapists, monthly e-newsletters, and special projects
  • Coordinate consumer blog content and print and digital advertising
  • Coordinate digital platform campaigns integrated with print collateral
  • Responsible for catalog mailing list prospecting research for consumer and mental health professional catalog programs, liaising with mailing list brokers and coordinating list receipt
  • Coordinate print production for all marketing and sales collateral, including print vendor interface, scheduling, estimate review, format research, job set-up and file upload, mailing fulfillment, production mock-up review and approvals, postage requests, and invoice processing
  • Maintain master print collateral annual marketing plan and master digital marketing calendar
  • Generate marketing print campaign metrics reports using Acumen database
  • Summarize print collateral, advertising, and marketing events for individual title monthly P&L reporting
  • Propose features for back of book advertising for review by senior marketing manager, coordinating with design and production departments on proofs
  • Serve as print and digital marketing project liaison with New Harbinger’s subsidiary company Praxis Continuing Education
  • Responsible for book title research for bestselling comps on Amazon for senior marketing copywriter presentation at New Title Committee
  • Manage seasonal Launch meeting coordination
  • Work closely with customer service team and conference manager on special marketing projects and promotions
  • Ensure seasonal print and digital marketing plans are added to product database
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues within and outside the marketing department to inform about and advance projects
  • Provide overall project support to senior marketing manager and senior digital marketing manager
  • Participate in meetings, including: Launch, marketing department, sales conference, one-on-ones with direct supervisor, digital content planning meetings, advertising planning meetings, and special project meetings
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Interest in the book publishing industry and interest in psychology a plus

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience

  • College Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years’ marketing experience, experience in publishing a plus

Language Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Skills

  • Strong attention to detail and finely tuned organizational, project, and time-management skills
  • Ability to manage projects in parallel, flex with changing priorities, handle essential workload, and work under tight deadlines

Math Ability

  • Able to review data from surveys and generate reports
  • Proficiency in basic math, including percentages and data summarizing

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity and comfort working in a product database
  • Familiarity and comfort working in an email marketing system
  • Familiarity and comfort working in a website admin panel
  • Basic familiarity with HTML preferred

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is offsite remotely inside the 48 contiguous states or hybrid based in Oakland, California. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply for this Position

New Harbinger is committed to creating a diverse work environment. New Harbinger believes that the publishing industry and field of psychology should center more BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices and we encourage people with these identities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits including health, dental, vision, paid time off, matching 401k, profit sharing, and more! The compensation range for this position will be $62,000-68,000 annually, depending on experience.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR@newharbinger.com, with “associate marketing project manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. No recruiters.