Employment Opportunities at Ave Maria Press

Open Positions

Marketing Coordinator

We are seeking a creative and dedicated self-starter to join our successful marketing team. The Coordinator will be responsible for helping to implement marketing plans for the consumer, trade, parish, and school markets.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Direct Marketing Manager and the rest of the marketing department.

Major Responsibilities 

  • Work in conjunction with the Direct Marketing Manager to coordinate direct marketing efforts, to develop and produce marketing flyers, advertisements, and promotional pieces as needed. They will also assist with the development, creation, maintenance, and reporting of marketing driven e-mail broadcasts.
  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns independently and on a team.
  • Provide detailed marketing plans with timelines and specific information about campaigns for books, conferences, and sales opportunities.
  • Track and analyze the success of marketing campaigns for titles, authors, and seasonal events.
  • Provide content for social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
  • Provide insight and feedback with team to develop marketing plans and products for the parish market.
  • Market specifically to the parish market, providing consumers with relevant products and information. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Creative, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to coordinate and represent Ave Maria Press at exhibits and conferences around the country.
  • Strongly proficient in MS Office and e-mail, internet search, and database systems.
  • Experience with Social Media sites, e-mail service provider platforms, and graphic editing is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
  • 2–3 years marketing experience.
  • Actively practicing Catholic preferred.

Ave Maria Press was established in 1865 as a major Catholic book publisher when the visionary Holy Cross priest Edward Sorin, who had founded the University of Notre Dame twenty-three years earlier, started the Ave Maria magazine. Today Ave Maria Press is recognized as a leader in publishing Catholic high school religion textbooks, parish resources, and books on prayer and spirituality.

Ave Maria Press offers 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 resume and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.


Accounting Assistant

Ave Maria Press has a position available for a part-time Accounting Assistant.  This person will work closely with the Controller using current accounting practices.  As a book publishing company, Ave Maria Press produces both printed and electronic books (eBooks).  As the eBook industry is growing and evolving so too are the methods used to respond to and support that market.  The hours are typically Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Include the following, other duties may be assigned.)

  • Assist with month end closing activities
    • Monthly bank reconciliations
    • Post journal entries
    • Monthly tracking and analysis of prepaid expenses
    • Accrued expenses and royalty processing
    • Assist A/P (accounts payable)
  • Book cost summaries
  • eText contracts
  • Foreign rights and permissions
  • Assist on sales order entry of eBooks and POD (print on demand)

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Minimum of one year of accounting/bookkeeping

Ave Maria Press offers a professional environment. This is a part time, hourly position located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their resume to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.



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.



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.