If you love books so much you want to work on them, give us a shout.
We’re always looking for the next innovative mind who can help us produce, promote, and sell our books. We pay book industry rates for most services. Our immediate needs are listed on the page below. Feel free to drop us a note if you have other skills that you think can help us rock the book world.
Direct all inquiries to [email protected], or send snail mail to: Octane Press, 1211 W 6th Street, Ste. 600-144, Austin TX 78703.
Production Designer / Editor
We need someone experience in Adobe InDesign who can make layout corrections, insert indexes, and occasionally do page layout for our books. Ideal for person with editorial sensibility and solid computer skills. Contract position, work on as-needed basis. To apply, send cover letter and samples to [email protected]
Our books all go out to freelance copy editors. We have a great core of people doing this and would like a few more when the workload gets heavy. You must intimately understand grammar, punctuation, and have experience working with Style guides. Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and our topic areas are helpful. Minimum requirements are a four-year degree and professional experience editing text for publication. To apply, send 2-3 samples of your editing work as a MS Word file with tracked changes shown along with a cover letter and resume.
We need a few more eagle-eyed proofers who can catch typos, punctuation, and minor grammatical errors found in final book pages. Minimum requirements are a four-year degree and professional experience proofing text for publication. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 samples of your editing work, either an MS Word file with tracked changes or marked pages.
Marketing Copy Writer
Octane Press is seeking a writer to create authentic, captivating copy for our marketing and sales efforts. The candidate will work with our publisher, assistant to the publisher, and publicists to create copy for email marketing, social media posts and marketing, and targetted trade promotion. Ideal candidate has experience writing for advertising and marketing, some understanding of farming and/or machines (or an appetite to learn), and loves books Contract position, can be located anywhere. Pay commensurate with experience.