Job Opportunities


PUBLISHING ASSISTANT

We're seeking a Publishing Assistant. This is an entry-level position on the business side of the book business with the opportunity for advancement. We’ll make you part of our team and give you real work from day one.

We publish quality books (both print and electronic) on programming, security, hacking, LEGO, and science and math. Best-sellers include titles like Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Malware Analysis, Python for Kids, and The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide.

This is a great opportunity if you don’t want to be just another cog in the wheel of some giant corporation and you like to think. We’re a small company with a close-knit environment and a staff that cares.

As our Publishing Assistant your job will consist of a range of supporting, business-related tasks. Among these you will:

  • Coordinate, process, and track shipments
  • Update databases and maintain files
  • Draft correspondence
  • Answer the phone (not a ton)
  • Perform other supporting duties as assigned

This is not an editorial or writing position *but* you should be able to write and communicate clearly in English.

Requirements
A college degree is required. You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to research and write clearly and think critically. You should be able to multitask effectively and know your way around software.

Benefits
Competitive salary; holiday/vacation/sick time; 401k with match; profit-sharing; pension plan; and medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]


EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

We're seeking an Editorial Assistant to help acquire and develop our titles. This is an entry-level position with the opportunity for rapid advancement. We’ll make you part of our team and give you real work from day one. We’re a very picky publisher with a focus on developing and publishing quality books (both print and electronic) on topics like programming, security, hacking, LEGO, and science and math. Best-sellers include titles like Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, Python for Kids, and The LEGO Architect. This is a great opportunity if you don’t want to be just another cog in the wheel of some giant corporation. We’re a small and successful company with a close-knit environment and a staff who cares. If you’re a self-starter with a passion for geeky things, a creative mind, and the desire to dig in, this just might be the job for you. You must have excellent editing and writing skills. You should be able to research and write clearly; organize and manage multiple tasks effectively; and know your way around software and operating systems. You should also enjoy exploring and playing with new technology. If you’re a technically-oriented geek and like to muck around with software and hardware, that’s another plus.

Benefits
Holiday/vacation/sick time; 401k with match; profit-sharing; pension plan; LTD; and medical, dental, and vision insurance. And free Aeropress coffee and cold cuts!

Job Qualifications
A college degree. A good head on your shoulders. Passion. Excellent writing, editing, and project management skills. Tech savvy.

Special Application Instructions
Since we receive many hundreds of responses to our editorial postings, please tell us why you'd like to work with us, what uniquely qualifies you for this position, and which areas of our publishing program most interest you, and why.

Send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]


FREELANCERS

We’re looking for talented freelance designers to design book covers and interiors. To be considered, please send your resume and portfolio to production@nostarch.com.

We're always on the lookout for excellent proofreaders, copyeditors, and indexers. If you're interested in freelance work, please send an email detailing your relevant experience to production@nostarch.com.