Employment Opportunities at Ave Maria Press

Open Positions

 

Curriculum Sales and Marketing Manager

Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a leading Catholic publisher of books in the areas of prayer and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and adolescent catechesis. We are currently seeking a Curriculum Sales and Marketing Manager to join our marketing department.

This position is responsible for the management, sales, marketing, and analysis of the Catholic High School Curriculum publishing category. The Curriculum Sales and Marketing Manager will work closely with all managers of the Sales, Marketing, and Editorial departments internally and school and diocesan contacts externally. The ideal candidate for this position will have very strong sales and analytical abilities.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in shaping AVE’s message regarding Catholic high school curriculum program.
  • Meet sales expectations
  • Provide a thorough analysis of sales efforts
  • Participate in development of promotional materials and creating promotional schedules for communicating with teachers.
  • Conduct surveys, initiate research, coordinate focus groups and roundtable events, analyze, report and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Develop key contacts (decision makers) throughout the U.S. within various diocesan offices, Catholic high schools, Catholic organizations and textbook distributors.  
  • Play a key role in developing new video content for our eTextbooks. Seek out new opportunities and actively produce and/or edit content as needed.
  • Represent AVE at exhibits, conferences, teacher meetings and workshops (regular travel required, including weekends).
  • Participate actively in acquisition and launch meetings regarding product, marketing plans, etc.

Education, Skills, and Experience                                                 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field. Undergraduate/graduate work in Theology preferred.
  • A minimum of five years relevant experience required.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with video production and/or editing software preferred.
  • Salesforce or CRM experience preferred.
  • Must be organized and self-motivated to initiate and complete tasks and projects without close supervision.
  • Outstanding analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Actively practicing Catholic.

Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.

                 

Editorial Director

Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a leading Catholic publisher of books in the areas of prayer and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and adolescent catechesis. We are currently seeking an Editorial Director to join our publishing team.

The Editorial Director manages all aspects of the editorial process, from acquisition through editorial production. The Editorial Director will work closely with the Publisher, as well as the marketing and design teams throughout the acquisition, book development, and book publication process.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Product Acquisition & Development

  • Oversees product acquisition and development of approximately forty (40) books and other products per year
  • Leads efforts in recruiting new authors and in developing new projects/products
  • Negotiates contracts, royalty rates, and royalty advances with authors/agents and buys rights from other publishers
  • Acquires and edits eight to ten titles per year

Team Leadership

  • Ensures adequate staffing levels
  • Completes employee performance reviews and establishes employee development plans
  • Maintains positive employee morale and an environment friendly to encouraging/listening to employee suggestions and concerns

Team Scheduling & Productivity

  • Manages editorial department staff in all phases of the editorial process
  • Establish goals, objectives, and continuous improvement
  • Has overall responsibility for editorial quality control and for meeting editorial deadlines

Communication

  • As member of core management team, participates in regular meetings to insure effective communication among departments and to offer advice and perspective on corporate-level decisions; also participates in the strategic planning process

CORE VALUES
Must be able to demonstrate the following core values that guide our company:

  • Commitment
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Creativity

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s Degree in Theology, English, or a related field is preferred
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as an editorial director or manager is required
  • A thorough understanding of all facets of the Catholic publishing industry, including trade, parish ministry, and curriculum
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Understanding of the book production process in print and e-book form
  • Ability to manage assigned personnel and make personnel recommendations and/or decisions
  • Actively practicing Catholic
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office

Ave Maria Press offers an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position located at Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their cover letter; resume; list of significant books acquired, edited, or published; and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.

This position is located at Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana.

 

Freelance Book Proofreader

Ave Maria Press is looking for skilled freelance proofreaders with knowledge of and experience in the following categories: high school textbooks and teacher manuals, parish resources, and books on prayer and spirituality.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in reviewing page proofs.
  • Proofreading experience in Catholic or religious topics, using The Chicago Manual of Style and a house style guide.
  • A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, theology, or religious education.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Catholic Church.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to the Senior Managing Editor.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Ave Maria Press regularly has internship opportunities throughout the year, including the summer. We look for students pursuing disciplines that are a fit with our needs: English, Philosophy, Theology, Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Arts and Design, to name a few possibilities.

Internships are for individuals currently enrolled in a degree program with an accredited educational institution. Our goal is to provide exposure to the various opportunities within the Catholic publishing industry. Interns from Ave Maria Press have gone on to secure permanent jobs in the publishing industry.

For more information, please contact our human resources manager.

 

EEO STATEMENT

Ave Maria Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer that follows all Federal and State Compliance laws regarding employment practices, including all aspects of the Title VII Federal employment law that pertain to our organization.