Do you enjoy helping people get attention for their ideas?
Do you like thinking creatively, and coming up with unique pitches and angles?
Are you tired of boring, awful PR jobs, and want to be excited for work every day?
If this sounds like you, we've got your perfect job.
This is the perfect job for someone who has experience in the PR 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, 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 launch for their book. 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
Fortunately, you’ll be working 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’re Scribe, and we've created a new way for people to write and publish their books.
Instead of spending years at a computer painfully typing it out themselves, then being frustrated by the confusing and arcane book publishing process, we basically take the hardest part of the work out of their hands. This allows accomplished experts to easily get their knowledge and wisdom out of their heads and into the world.
We do this with a structured interview process that walks them through the entire process—from positioning to outline to book content. But unlike ghostwriting, our interview process ensures that the book is entirely their ideas, in their words and their voice. We do not add content—we only do the annoying work to turn their ideas into a book.
And you can see some of the books we've already published here.
Our company started because a frustrated entrepreneur wanted to put all of her incredible knowledge and ideas into a book, but she 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 for her, and we realized the world was full of these people—smart people who should share their ideas and knowledge in a book but don’t, because writing a book is needlessly painful and hard.
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 experts and professionals to turn their ideas and knowledge into books that help the world.
Our process has worked for almost 1,000 authors in four years, and we are growing fast. Our ultimate goal is to be the default publishing option for professionals. If we do that, we'll help create thousands of books that would never have otherwise existed, changing the lives of millions of people.
That's really exciting to us. Here are some videos of our authors talking about what their books mean to them and to their readers: Scribe Author Success Stories
We're not going to try to pitch you a load of corporate doublespeak bullshit about how great we are. Instead, just watch these videos. 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 Power of Vulnerability at Work, for an excellent glimpse into how much we care about each other as people
You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel
Type of Employment
Necessary Skills & Qualifications
Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this job. Most importantly, we are hiring based on careful balance of relevant experience, cultural fit, and motivation:
Salary & Benefits
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.
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.
Note: If you're on an external job site, we encourage you to apply directly from our career portal at https://scribe.breezy.hr/
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