Careers @ Manning

Manning is an independent publisher of computer books for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and all who are professionally involved with the computer business. We also publish for students and young programmers, including occasionally for children. We are an entirely virtual organization based on Shelter Island, New York, with many staff working from far-flung places like Manila and Zagreb.

In-house Instructor

Got a knack for teaching complex ideas in an accessible manner?

We're hiring an In-house Instructor who will help create instructional videos in various computer subjects. You will work with subject matter experts to help them teach cutting edge technology to software engineers and IT professionals around the world. You should be good at writing code and comfortable in front of the camera. Ideally, you will have at least 1-3 years of experience creating video content. You will also be interacting with Manning students, so experience with social media would be beneficial.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Producing video course material in front of the camera using content provided by a subject matter expert.
  • Provide motivation, context and introductions to a topic while the subject matter expert delivers the technical detail.
  • Helping the subject matter expert find ways to explain complex ideas through images, animations and examples.
  • Addressing student questions in forums, comments, and over social media.
  • Helping an instructor develop exercises to ensure students gain practical knowledge of a subject.
  • Helping to maintain old course material and update it when the subject matter expert may no longer have time.
  • APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    This is a remote working role and the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and workload while maintaining a high quality output and consistent performance. In return, Manning Publications offers a unique opportunity to work with flexible working hours and remuneration based partly on performance. To register your interest in the role please email the below items to Greg Wild with the following reference in the title: IHI-2016

    • Your resume
    • A short video that explains 'Hello World' in a programming language of your choice.
    • Include in the video a little about why you're interested in working with us at Manning.

    Book Designer(s)

    We are looking for a qualified designer to work on both the covers and internal page designs of our books. Projects will include both fine-tuning of existing designs and creation of new designs for special cases or entirely new styles of books. The subject matter that we publish on requires handling of special style elements beyond mere text, such as code listings and annotations, as well as several other types of figures. To see examples of our current book designs, download free sample chapters from our website, manning.com. We need a designer particularly adept at dealing with print-related design challenges, such as typography and page layout, and we expect familiarity with standard design software such as FrameMaker or InDesign.

    APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    This is a remote position on a freelance/project basis. Hourly rate is negotiable. To apply email a cover letter along with your resume to jobs@manning.com with BD-2016-05 in the subject line.

    Graphic Designer (Books)

    Manning Publications is looking for a talented Graphic Designer/Illustrator primarily to develop new, unique and appealing cover designs for our publications. We publish books on computer science in both electronic and print form. Our designers participate in the entire book cover design workflow, from initial concept to finished product and related design needs.

    DUTIES

    • Participate in design concept and development meetings
    • Produce mockups for cover designs
    • Refine and improve designs, through multiple iterations and incorporating feedback
    • Produce print-quality electronic and print book covers, in multiple formats, including PDF, JPG, PNG, and TIF
    • Produce related marketing materials, including web covers and ads for use in promotional materials
    • Create illustrations and original artwork for books, as needed

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Degree in design/graphic arts or equivalent work experience
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
    • Ability to provide creative solutions to design challenges
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and work quickly without sacrificing quality in a deadline-driven environment
    • Sophisticated sense of typography
    • A strong portfolio
    • Knowledge of publishing standards helpful, but not essential
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Attention to detail

    APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    This is a remote position on a freelance/project basis. Hourly rate is negotiable. To apply email a cover letter along with your resume to jobs@manning.com with GD-2016-05 in the subject line.

    Acquisitions Editor

    We have an entry level opening for a full-time Acquisitions Editor to acquire quality books and authors in the field of web technologies and related subjects. The ideal applicant will have 1-3 years experience in a similar role and be looking to move to a leading publisher with greater responsibility and flexibility in their day-to-day role. Some experience with computer technologies would be a major asset. Candidates without experience in publishing but who have a background in technology are encouraged to apply as well.

    WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

    • Internet research and reading to stay on top of market developments
    • Contacting potential authors to discuss potential book projects
    • Mentoring potential authors in the preparation of book proposals and book plans
    • Market research in order to find data to back up proposals
    • Presentation and discussion of proposals with the publisher
    • Negotiation of contract terms, royalties and advance payments
    • Overseeing books through to publication
    • Day-to-day contact with other members of the team: editors, marketing, publisher, production
    • Active participation in launch and marketing of books
    • Helping development editors with issues concerning authors, content and schedule
    • Writing the marketing and back cover copy for new titles

    APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    This is a remote working role and the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and workload while maintaining a high level of quality output and consistent performance. In return, Manning Publications offers a unique opportunity to work with flexible working hours and remuneration based partly on performance. To register your interest in the role please email a cover letter along with your resume to jobs@manning.com with AE-2016-1 in the subject line.

    Developmental Editor

    Manning Publications Co. seeks Developmental Editors to work directly with book authors to create high-quality manuscripts on time. Ideal candidates are critical thinkers who skillfully identify and articulate weaknesses in a manuscript's organization and writing, adopt a coaching/mentoring role with authors, firmly but diplomatically communicate with authors, work both independently and in a distributed team environment, and reliably meet deadlines. Candidates must possess passing knowledge of software concepts and technologies (such as mobile application development, responsive design, cloud computing, big data and analytics, and agile and lean development). This is a great position for someone looking for part-time work (15-20 hours a week).

    PRIMARY DUTIES

    • Coach authors on techniques for how to teach difficult or important concepts in their manuscript
    • Identify opportunities for authors to improve organization, presentation, clarity, and value to the book's intended audience
    • Continually assess manuscript content at a high level
    • Manage the book-development process so that authors are completing manuscripts by due dates
    • Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Manning's writing guidelines
    • Provide project status and content assessment to publisher, acquisition editor, development manager and other Manning staff
    • Contribute to the ongoing assessment and improvement of editorial procedures and standards
    • Perform occasional tasks related to the marketing of books
    Please note: This position does not include copy editing duties

    MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS

    • General understanding of technical concepts, software development, and current industry trends
    • 1+ years previous substantive editing experience
    • Must be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week (primarily during U.S. business hours).
    • Strong project- and time-management skills
    • Excellent organization and multitasking skills
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, and other tools required in an online environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable communicating via email, Skype, and phone
    • Must have remote office setup (computer, Internet and email access, reliable phone line)

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Previous experience in a book publishing environment

    APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    Email your resume and two references to recruit@manning.com with job DE-2016-1 in the subject line. If selected for an interview, be prepared to complete an editing sample. This is a freelance, telecommute opportunity (no travel).