Author Marketing Manager

Do you enjoy helping people get attention for their ideas and pursue their goals?

Do you like thinking creatively, and coming up with unique marketing plans and dreaming up pitch angles the media can’t resist?

Are you tired of the competitive, fear-driven nature of traditional PR and want to feel excited and rejuvenated by your work?

If this sounds like you, we've got your perfect job.

This is the perfect job for someone who has experience in the PR and/marketing world, but is tired of the same old thing and really wants to take the next step in their career.

We call this role Author Marketing Manager because "combination of PR, client relations, marketing, storytelling, and even sales” won’t fit in the listing’s headline.

The core responsibility for this role is to work with authors to create a successful marketing launch plan for their books. The role basically breaks down to these four tasks:

Be The Marketing Strategist
You’ll begin by figuring out the most compelling story ideas and media angles from the author's book, and from there you will come up with a complete marketing plan. You will be in charge of strategy from top to bottom. You'll also coordinate the details of the launch, and then be in charge of running the campaign for their book.

Work With Authors
You’ll be working primarily with authors who've gone through our complete book process (described below). These are smart people with great ideas and well written, topical books that have a clear, compelling value proposition.

Most importantly, you will be the main point of contact for authors throughout the entire book launch process. You are their sherpa that takes them from beginning to end, you're the one who will build the relationship with them, and you are the one they will celebrate with when their book does well.

Pitch Journalists & Build Relationships
You'll be responsible for pitching journalists, but we don't approach pitching like most places. You aren't going to be dressing up tedious story lines; you’ll be able to share genuinely compelling ideas with the types of journalists who want them.

You'll research each journalist and make sure this is a story they could realistically be interested in. We only want to pitch to journalists and outlets that we are reasonably confident will want the story, so you've got to be very well versed in media, and know where to pitch and where not to.

Another part of this job is building and maintaining long term relationships with journalists as well. We want to make journalists jobs easier and more productive by only pitching them things they like or could run, and to do that, you'll need to spend a lot of time building relationships with them.

Lead Your Team
You’ll be plugging into a team with capabilities in building author websites, creating media assets, and writing high quality content. Your job will be to oversee the pieces, and connect with the right media opportunities, to deliver results for the author.

We expect that you already have the skills needed to succeed in PR, but you’ll also get book specific training (if you need it) directly from world class writers and book marketers (like Tucker Max and Charlie Hoehn). And you're going to have a whole company and army of freelancers to support you.

If you can nail that, you're probably pretty awesome, which brings us to an important question:

Who are we and what do we do?

We’re Scribe Media, and our mission is to help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book.

The problem is that writing and publishing books are, for most people, a painful and difficult process, loaded with uncertainty and aggravation. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, so that as many people as possible can do it.

We have multiple ways we help people do this. We can edit and publish an already written manuscript (Scribe Publishing), or we can help people write their book using a structured process with our guidance (Scribe Guided Author), or we can do a structured interview process that gets the book out of them in their words and their voice (Scribe Professional).

And if you can't afford our services, that's fine. We give away all of our information for free. Seriously, it's called Scribe Book School, and it's better than any paid course on the internet.

You can see some press about us here.

And you can see some of the books we've already published here.

Why our work matters

Our company was started because a frustrated entrepreneur wanted to put all of her incredible knowledge and ideas into a book, but didn't have the time to write it or the patience to deal with the frustrating publishing process. So we solved her problem. The origin story is here.

Her book became an amazing success, and we realized the world was full of these people--smart people who should write a book, but don’t, because the process is so painful.

These people want to write books, but don't have the time or desire to do it the old way, and that's why Scribe exists: we help people turn their ideas into books that both cement their legacy and impact the world.

Our process has worked for over 1500 authors in five years, and we’re growing fast. Our ultimate goal is to help everyone on earth write and publish a book.

If we do that, we'll help create many thousands of books that would never have otherwise existed, changing the lives of millions of people. That's really exciting to us.

To see what we mean, here are some author success stories and videos of authors talking about what their books mean to them, and to their readers.

But if you really want to see why we do this...just watch this video of an author we worked with, Philip McKernan.

What's it like being part of the Scribe Tribe?

We're not going to try to pitch you a load of corporate doublespeak bullshit about how great we are. Instead, we’ll just show you proof.

These are all real tribe members, speaking openly and honestly about all aspects of what it's like to be part of this tribe:

The 7 Things Applicants Need to Know

Who Should Not Work At Scribe?

What’s It Like To Work At Scribe?

You can also watch The Power of Vulnerability at Work, for an excellent glimpse into how much we care about each other as people, and how we approach our relationships.

You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel.

This is the operating system for our tribe: The Scribe Culture Bible.

We are consistently ranked the #1 Best Place To Work in Austin.

Also, Entrepreneur Magazine said we have the #1 company culture in America.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Pay: $70,000
    NOTE: The salary is not all you will make. All tribe members are entitled to discretionary profit sharing. When we say "profit sharing" we don't mean the BS "here's a tiny piece of equity that might be worth something in 10 years." We're already a profitable company, and 25% of the company profit goes to the Tribe. So every time we take profit distribution, you get a share of those actual profits.
  • Full Benefits Package: We don’t spend our money on ping pong tables and beanbag chairs. We spend our money on things that matter to our tribe--like a full slate of benefits that would rival any Fortune 50 company.
    • We fully cover your medical, dental, and vision insurance—starting on day 1.
    • We offer up to $1,500 in educational assistance to continue your learning.
    • We have six weeks of paid time off, including holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
    • If anything awful were to happen to you, we provide life insurance and short- and long-term disability.
    • We have Work with your dog Wednesdays! AKA: Woofdays!
    • Plus, we eat a free lunch together in the office on Fridays!
  • Be Part Of A Tribe: You (should) have seen the videos above. We also have a pretty cool set of principles that we live by as a tribe, you should check it out, because this is the operating system for our tribe, and everyone in our company lives the values and principles outlined in this doc.
  • Freedom & Flex Work: While you’ll need to be based in Austin, we offer a flexible work environment. You can work from home, work while you travel, work in our office, make your own hours--we don't care. You can wear a three piece suit (like our CEO) or gym clothes (like our founders) or anything else--we don't care. We only care that you do your job well. And we have lots of paid time off each year, because we believe that rest and recovery are just as important as work. But, again, this is not a remote position.
  • Make A Real Impact: We’re a small tribe (just about 50 full time) and you will be a major part of our team. Not only that, you won't just impact the company, you'll impact the world. Books are one of the very best ways to influence other people and change the way they think--and you'll be helping to make them a reality.
  • Work With Interesting People: You're not just working on any books. Past authors include major company CEOs, famous entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and people with amazing personal stories. These are books that change lives.

EEO Statement

At Scribe, we don’t just accept differences — we support them, celebrate them, and as a company, we thrive on them. Scribe is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we actively look for and hire people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our tribe.

Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Tribe Member example.

Ready to apply?

Complete the application by clicking on the "Apply To Position" button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.

You can expect to hear back from us either way within 2 weeks. To make sure we're able to give your application the careful attention and time it deserves, please do not follow up with us unless you don't hear back from us by then.

Please, no phone calls. Due to the number of applicants we typically receive for our career openings, we are not able to do phone interviews until later stages of the hiring process. All applicants must submit an application through our portal.

Note: If you're on an external job site, we encourage you to apply directly from our career portal at https://scribe.breezy.hr/

Bonus: If you aren't right for this career, but you know the perfect person, send them this career description.

If we hire them, we'll give you a 2k bonus.

Totally serious--every person we hire, we ask them who referred them to us, and we pay the bonus to the referrer. That could be you if you share this career ad with a friend who's perfect for it.