Applications are currently being reviewed and are closed for further submissions.

Coffee House Press, an internationally renowned independent publisher, is seeking a full time Publicity & Communications Assistant. The primary responsibility of the Publicity & Communications Assistant is to support the publicity and marketing staff while working closely with all staff to provide administrative and logistical support to the office.

Salary: $30,000 with health and dental insurance, vacation and sick days, and all national holidays

Location: At our office in Minneapolis, MN. Note that this position cannot be filled remotely—please indicate whether you are able to relocate, if applicable to you.

Start date: No later than July 22, 2019

Applications close on June 23, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants must be available for interviews (in person or remotely) the week of June 24–28. No phone calls, please.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in publishing or a skill-transferable industry
  • Demonstrated excellence in administration or customer service
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines, coordinating projects, and working with team members
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • Desire to be part of a mission-based organization
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and manage deadlines
  • Detail oriented and well organized, with the capacity to coordinate and execute projects as part of a team and independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google suites, and database software
Physical requirements:

Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must be able to navigate an office environment
  • Must be able to work for an extended period of time at a computer
  • Must be able to carry and lift boxes of books and other materials
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Proficiency in major social media platforms, Adobe Suite (especially InDesign and Acrobat), and email marketing platforms a plus

Major Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Monitor office supplies and act as a liaison to service providers including internet, IT, and phone accounts
  • Oversee office communication via phone and email
  • File records and maintain office organization
  • Oversee in-house inventory and all related tasks
  • Assist with training and overseeing internship program in tandem with the editorial and production assistant
  • Other duties as assigned
Marketing and Publicity
  • Coordinate and execute award submissions for all books throughout the calendar year
  • Research and submit authors for festivals and coordinate with authors for relevant events
  • Carry out and monitor publicity mailings under the supervision of the publicist
  • Maintain press kits, publicity records, and publicity metadata for marketing and publicity team
  • Manage in-house sales under the supervision of the marketing and sales manager, including special orders, subscriptions, and event sales
  • Track author events, create event profiles, and coordinate with authors and booksellers under the supervision of the publicist
  • Maintain social media presence on Facebook and other accounts as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, three references, and a list of your ten favorite works of contemporary literature to Chris Fischbach,, by June 23, 2019. Please email the noted account with any questions about this posting.


Coffee House Press is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.