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:

Administrative Editorial Assistant, Full-Time

Rights Administrator, Part-Time

Marketing Community Manager, Full-Time, Remote

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. 


Administrative Editorial Assistant – Full-Time, Hybrid

Job Title: Administrative Editorial Assistant  
Department: Editorial / Management 
Reports to: Editorial Manager / Chief Operating Officer  

About the Department: The work of the New Harbinger editorial department is to ensure that NHP publications are developed and produced on time, within budget, to a high quality standard, and in line with title positioning expectations. This work involves close collaboration with many other departments, including acquisitions, production, marketing, sales, IT, and others. The quality of our cross-departmental work is as important as the quality of our core editorial and project management work. All work performed by department members should be aligned with company strategic goals and objectives, and with established NHP and department policies and procedures. The work of the management team emphasizes transparency, collaborative problem solving, and open communication, and the administrative assistant will provide essential support for the continued development and maintenance of New Harbinger’s employee ownership culture.   

Position Summary: The role of the administrative editorial assistant is to provide administrative support for the COO, facilitating communication within the executive team and throughout the company, and administrative support to the editorial department/manager, working to improve the editorial process, from prelaunch to printer date, for all New Harbinger titles. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Editorial Manager or COO. 

Editorial Administrative Duties 

  • Keep minutes for Prelaunch, Publishing Schedule Meeting, and other key meetings  
  • Manage Library of Congress filings 
  • Administer permissions via Copyright Clearance Center 
  • Track and follow up with foreword and afterword writers and peer reviewers, as necessary 
  • Work in Title Management and Microsoft Planner to supervise and update critical dates, making necessary updates and alerting personnel in the event of major deviations from project plan  
  • Other administrative support as needed, at the designation of the Editorial Manager 

Administrative Duties Supporting COO  

  • Assist in scheduling for COO and Executive Council 
  • Type, organize, and distribute Executive Council minutes and related materials 
  • Coordinate Board of Directors meetings 
  • Type, organize, and distribute Board of Directors minutes and related materials 
  • Keep minutes for miscellaneous meetings  
  • Organize and update company policies and procedures 
  • General research and admin tasks 

Project coordination support 

Assist coordinating editors in the editorial development and production of select titles as assigned by Editorial Manager and in keeping with current department policies and procedures. 

Cross-departmental and committee work 

  • Participate meaningfully in cross-departmental and committee work. Such work includes but is not limited to committees (standing, ad hoc, or time-limited), working groups, strategic initiative-related groups, and other cross-functional and cross-departmental groups, including ESOP CC.  
  • Work with the Editorial Manager to define the content and scope of cross-departmental work on an annual basis, using the future goals section of the annual and quarterly performance review form to articulate goals for this work and to assess progress toward those goals. 

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education/Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences 

One to two years of editorial experience and demonstrated editorial ability 

Relevant knowledge and experience take many forms; experience in other arenas will also be considered, with demonstrated competence 

Language Ability: 

This position requires an exceptional command of the English language and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional-level texts 

Math Ability: 

Basic business math sufficient to understand book budgets 

Reasoning Ability: 

Must be able to: manage multiple projects, prioritize deadlines appropriately, and identify and resolve editorial problems that could potentially lead to higher costs later in the book production process 

Computer Skills: 

This position requires the use of word processing software and New Harbinger’s content management system.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

None 

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work at a desk and use hands to operate a computer and mouse. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

Work Environment:  This is a hybrid onsite and remote position, with approximately 20 hours of onsite work per week required. All candidates must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination.

To apply for this position:

Email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter explaining your qualifications and your interest in the position, and your salary requirements to [email protected]. Please have the subject line of your email read “Administrative Editorial Assistant Position.” 


Rights Administrator – Part-Time (20 hours/week), Hybrid

Job Title: Rights Administrator 

Department: Rights 

  New Harbinger’s busy Rights department is looking for a part-time Rights Administrator who can support the Rights Director and Rights Manager with administrative duties, which will include but are not limited to: 

  • Update and maintain Excel spreadsheet records for all foreign rights transactions for New Harbinger Publications and all of its imprints (Reveal, Context, Non-Duality, and Impact). 
  • Send PDFs of new releases to foreign agents and publishers each month. 
  • Thoroughly research incoming contracts to see if NHP has retained foreign print, e-book, and audio rights, and log findings in Excel. 
  • Respond to rights inquiries from clients and authors. 
  • Prepare invoices for foreign publishers’ royalty statements, design fees, and other incoming rights income as needed.  
  • Mail finished books to authors and foreign agents and publishers. 
  • Present covers of new foreign editions at weekly companywide meeting. 
  • Manage copyright infringement takedown notices. 
  • Investigate overdue advances and contact publishers and agents for income due.’ 
  • Digitally file and upload contracts to Acumen. 
  • Complete a weekly log of tasks done the prior week, including a daily hour total. 
  • Assist Rights Manager with in-house support while Rights Director is traveling and needs information or materials. 
  • Maintain excellent communication and customer service with the foreign market. 
  • Complete special projects as needed. This may include but is not limited to research projects and managing rights requests from clients, other departments, or authors. 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: 

  • At least two years of experience in an administrative/office setting. 
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. 
  • Be able to work independently and within a team environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficiency with Office 365 and Excel in particular. 
  • BA/BS or equivalent. 
  • Interest in the book publishing industry and/or psychology a plus. 
  • Experience using Acumen a plus, but not required (training will be provided). 

All candidates must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. 

Remote schedules are possible, but hybrid with in-person work at our Oakland office preferred.  

New Harbinger Publications, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply for this position:

Email your resume, thoughtful cover letter explaining your qualifications and your interest in the position, and salary requirements to [email protected]. Please have the subject line of your email read “Rights Administrator Position”. 


Marketing Community Manager – Full-Time, Remote

Job Title:  Marketing Community Manager
Department:  Marketing
Reports to:  VP of Sales and Marketing
FLSA Status:Exempt

Position Summary:

The job of the Marketing Community Manager is to develop relationships with a targeted list of psychology and mental health organizations, and consumers to create demand and sales for our books. As the Marketing Community Manager, you are responsible for strategy, development, and growth of the New Harbinger social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and any newer platforms where New Harbinger does not have a presence like TikTok. Campaigns will include managing the execution, writing and messaging of all marketing communication across these social channels to increase awareness, implement customer acquisition strategies, and build customer loyalty. You will work closely with the VP of Sales and Marketing and the Digital Marketing Manager on metrics and key performance indicators and develop new strategies across platforms to current and prospective consumers segments including general consumers and mental health professionals.

To excel in this role, you will be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities (listed below), be highly creative, motivated, organized, and 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

Strategic:

  • Create actionable plans to grow and maintain followers through popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Meet or exceed annual social media network growth targets and support in platform growth targets (opt-in names)
  • Develop and implement book pre-order campaigns and incentives for top trade books, each season on all social channels
  • Develop a content marketing plan and editorial calendar for frontlist titles and authors, backlist features, awareness month promotions and collections, paid campaigns, and growth targets
  • Build social media campaigns (paid and free) to support major marketing initiatives like Clinicians Club, NHP Blog, NHP Podcast, Quick Tips for Therapists, seasonal sales, etc.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with core psych organizations and large hubs of therapists to ensure an ongoing process of book recommendations from therapist to client
  • Develop social media campaigns for all frontlist books and authors including copy, graphics, and timelines
  • Participate in trade shows and conventions as appropriate

Execution:

  • Creating and writing of content to be published on social media networks
  • Creation and management of advertising campaigns on Instagram, Facebook and Google
  • Ensure brand consistency in copy through tone, voice, and terminology
  • Explore and test paid advertising campaigns – develop and manage budget, A/B test ads, analyze sales, and make future recommendations and plans based on results of test campaigns
  • Monitoring, reporting, and analysis of campaigns and partnerships
  • Plan and execute affiliate marketing. Own entire process – researching appropriate partnerships, negotiate and manage contracts, and analyze and track progress
  • Report and deliver results with an agile, iterative, data-driven approach
  • Work with VP of Sales and Marketing to create and monitor yearly social media ad budget
  • Document all campaigns and contacts in the NHP contact management system
  • Draft and implement new processes and procedures as needed
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the VP of Sales and Marketing


Qualifications

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

Education/Experience:

  • College Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2-4 years of paid social media ad campaign experience
  • 3-5 years of marketing experience
  • Broad understanding of all social media networks

Language Ability:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, strong emphasis on editing

Math Ability:

  • Able to review data from campaigns and make adjustments for improving tactics for greatest impact – campaigns will be measured to determine the influence on engagement, increase in shares, new followers, and sales of books

Reasoning Ability:

  • Creative thinker, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong eye for design
  • Ability to manage projects in parallel, pivot with time sensitive situations, and handle essential workload

Computer Skills:

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comfort with product databases and contact management systems (Acumen, Firebrand)

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

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

To apply for this position:

Email your resume, thoughtful cover letter explaining your qualifications and your interest in the position, and salary requirements to [email protected]. Please have the subject line of your email read “Marketing Community Manager Position”.