Common Notions is a publishing house and programming platform that advances new formulations of liberation and living autonomy. Our books provide timely reflections, clear critiques, and inspiring strategies that amplify movements for social justice. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and members of the Common Notions team work from our space in the Interference Archive as well as remotely.
We are a small team whose members balance our work for the press between other full-time jobs, freelance design, writing, and research, and teaching schedules—as well as our involvements in political movement life. We are currently looking for someone to help our small press expand its reach by leading our marketing efforts on a part-time basis. The ideal candidate has established experience in the book trade, interest in radical publishing, activism, and marketing, and is knowledgeable of the U.S. media landscape.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Creating and implementing general and title-specific marketing campaigns
Obtaining book reviews, author interviews, and other traditional marketing press
Developing relationships with booksellers and distributors in the US and internationally
Coordinating social media strategies and collaborating with other movement media platforms
Helping to plan special events (author events, benefits, parties)
Learn with and contribute to autonomous political currents and debates
Ability to help build and shape the publishing house in its activities
Common Notions has office space in the Interference Archive in Brooklyn and in Philadelphia. While some of our team works remotely (London, Toronto, Johannesburg, e.g.), we expect that this position involves contributions to our shared working space and so give strong preference to candidates available for work and meetings in Brooklyn for ten hours per week. Pay starts at $20 per hour.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resumé and cover letter/brief note about your experience and interest in working with our press.
We strongly encourage people of color, women, and queer, transgender, and gender non-confirming and non-binary individuals to apply.
We have limited availability for internships at Common Notions for those who want hands-on experience in the exciting and sometimes savage independent book world. Internships are 10–12 weeks (summer/fall/spring) and focus on all aspects of our in-house publishing work—from editing, production, marketing, and distribution. At the moment, we can only partner with select colleges and universities that provide students credit, housing, and/or stipends for their internships.