BrickHouse Books, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit corporation and Maryland’s oldest continuously operating small press. We are looking for talented people who are willing to work for no compensation other than the opportunity to participate in a dynamic creative environment. Must be self-starters with a drive to excel and a desire to learn. The ability to laugh is a must!
Marketing & Sales Manager
Primary responsibilities involve business development efforts such as researching literary markets and developing viable plans whereby BHB can meet the identified needs. Also, researching past BHB sales to establish new goals, developing realistic strategies to meet those goals and creating metrics for tracking progress. Secondary responsibilities involve educating and mentoring current and new BHB authors to act as entrepreneurs, participating in the marketing and sales of their own titles. Must be data-driven but love literature as well as numbers, comfortable with both print and electronic products and services and active in opening up opportunities.
Online Editor (Note: Position currently filled.)
Primary responsibilities involve maintaining and improving BHB’s public presence and internal management tools. The online editor will be expected to publish a blog post at least once a month covering the current state of BHB. They will also write introductions to posts and assist the website administrator with responding to comments and posting new events. Secondary responsibilities involve helping BHB authors evaluate or develop, then improve and maintain their public presence.
Requirements for an online editor include punctuality and the ability to write clearly with a strong attention to details such as grammar and spelling. Experience with website design and/or graphics are appreciated but not essential.
We have openings for assistant editors to work from home at their own pace reading submissions, writing detailed comments and suggestions, and doing PR work. BrickHouse Books editors will be dealing primarily with professional writers, so correspondence must be at a professional level free of grammatical errors. There is no pay beyond a wealth of excellent resume material for future job searches.
Key requirements include the following:
1. Exceptional business / critique-writing skills (including A+ grammar and spelling)
2. Tact in making suggestions and packaging bad news, such as rejections of manuscripts
3. Meticulous attention to detail
4. Keen analytic ability
5. Experience with both reading and writing poetry, memoir, or short fiction
6. Ability to be self-starting–creating own deadlines and sticking to them
If you are interested, take time to learn about us first by exploring this site. Then send an email to Clarinda Harris at clarindaharriss13 @ gmail.com (remove the spaces) and tell her about yourself.
Towson University students can learn more about the work our assistant editors do by reading BhB’s Towson Student Intern Welcome Packet. Other college and university students can learn about the work by reading Bhb’s Other Intern Welcome Packet. We review applications on a rolling basis, and the length of your internship is not necessarily bound by the traditional academic school year.
Interested? Email Clarinda Harriss at clarindaharriss13 @ gmail.com (remove the spaces) with a current resume, a cover letter explaining why you would like to do this work, a sample of business or analytic writing, and a brief emailed recommendation from a faculty or someone else qualified to comment on applicant’s writing ability and reliability. If you are a student, or have graduated within the past five years, please include your GPA and your average in your major in either your cover letter or on your resume; be prepared to send a transcript upon request.