At Scribe, we have a passion for books in all their iterations. We have worked in the publishing industry since 1993, and we know that producing books is highly technical and collaborative. Though we are fully knowledgeable of the traditional methodologies of publishing, we are not bound by them. Instead, we are dedicated to developing innovative technology, markup languages, and processes to create superior books in every format.
Scribe is seeking to hire a diverse, multilingual staff. We offer extensive training, a supportive community and work environment, and the opportunity to be part of the future of publishing. If you are technologically minded, disciplined, and creative, you might be a good fit for our editorial, production, and workflow services.
Scribe is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nondisqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by the law. All employment is chosen based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The following is a listing of our current openings. If you are interested and feel you are qualified, we welcome your electronic application. We respond to all applications, so please do not phone us.
Due to COVID-19, all the advertised positions are currently a hybrid of in-office and remote. If selected, you will be expected to work in your chosen office for a certain number of days a week.
Assistant Book Producer (Typesetter)
Location and Compensation
- Philadelphia, PA
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Salary starts at $36,000 annually. Competitive benefits package includes fully covered health insurance, an elective dental plan, a 401(k) plan, generous paid time off, and paid holidays.
For this entry-level position, we seek a person to assist primarily in the production of print. Initially, the Assistant Electronic Book Producer will learn how to develop electronic and print books. We will train you in all aspects of the work to be performed. This position will be hybrid in either our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office. If you are excited by the process of book publishing, the position offers an excellent entry point and learning environment where you can develop your skills and advance to several positions.
The ability to use computers efficiently and the desire to develop technical skills are essential for this position. The main qualification we are looking for is an aptitude for typography and book layout. A solid interest in book publishing is also necessary.
Initially, new employees learn the foundational elements of modern book production: applying XML, e-book development, typography and design, and the book publishing process. Then we will help cultivate your production skills so that you can design and typeset to the highest technical and aesthetic standards.
Compensation will increase as your skills advance and you gain greater responsibilities in Scribe.
- Composition (applying structure to manuscripts and books)
- Publication cleanup using computer-based tools
- Book design
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong attention to detail
- A focused, highly organized, and independent personality
- Clear and specific interest in book publishing
- Solid computer skills (including familiarity with Adobe products and Microsoft Word)
- Preference given to candidates who are knowledgeable in HTML
- Preference given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish
Please send a cover letter and résumé to resume[at]scribenet.com. Any application received without a cover letter will be immediately rejected.
Locations and Compensation
- Philadelphia, PA
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type: Full or part time
Salary: Negotiable compensation and benefits
Scribe seeks a dynamic, technically savvy salesperson to help promote our services and Well-Formed Document Workflow. The position can vary from full-time in-house staff to remote representative. The structure of compensation is flexible but is ultimately tied to sales success.
Scribe operates in an overly saturated and fiercely competitive environment. We have been successful because of the distinctive approach to the services we offer and our method to sell and market those services. To help maximize success, the Sales Representative will be assisted by Scribe staff, especially the other sales staff, in carrying out her/his responsibilities.
- Represent Scribe to potential clients
- Identify and pursue new areas of potential business
- Coordinate with existing Scribe staff on proposals
- Sell Scribe’s services and Well-Formed Document Workflow subscriptions
Candidates must be self-directed and prefer an open collaborative relationship with clients. We seek candidates who have a high degree of personal integrity, an enthusiasm for new developments, and a desire to serve the publishing industry. Knowledge of publishing technologies and fluency in Spanish are preferred.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to drech[at]scribenet.com. Any application received without a cover letter will be immediately rejected.