Employment


Employment Opportunities with Thirteen Below


Acquisitions Team

You are the barricade against the storm. Below are the requirements:

  • Must be able to articulate One’s opinion in a timely manner
  • Have a willingness to read varied genres and couple pairings including material that might make One “squeamish”
  • Must be a team player and able to communicate their reading progress.
  • This is not a paid position but all acquisition members may request any eBook published under Thirteen Below for free and have a coupon for a percentage off their total purchase through our site.
  • Turnaround time is six weeks, no exceptions

Proofreaders

Proofreaders are the buffer layer after the final round of editing between Editor and Author. The position requirements are as follows:

  • Must be able to articulate One’s opinion in a timely manner
  • Have a willingness to read varied genres and couple pairings including material that might make One “squeamish”
  • Must be a team player and able to communicate their reading progress
  • Must be able to spot the following in a manuscript:
    • grammatical errors
    • missing words or phrases
    • plot holes
    • errors
    • timeline issues
    • spot issues that will jolt you out of the story
  • have knowledge of Word – specifically track changes
  • Turn around time is two weeks, no exceptions
  • This is not a paid position but all acquisition members may request any eBook published under Thirteen Below for free and have a coupon for a percentage off their total purchase through our site.
  • Proofreaders may graduate to editor upon successfully completing eight months of proofreading and incurring a letter of recommendation from a then employed editor

Editing Department

Editor in Chief

Minimum requirements as follows:

  • Eighteen months paid experience as an editor (previous experience with another press not required but preferred).
  • Ability to manage a staff of at least five with efficiency.
  • Keep track of scheduling and keep to the release schedule and make sure all editors and authors also adhere to the schedule.
  • Able to communicate between editors and authors when necessary.
  • Ability to be firm with deadlines regarding both authors and editors.

Developmental Editor

Requirements as follows:

  • Minimum eighteen months paid experience in developmental editing or proofreading
  • Course studies in literature is preferred but not a requirement

Line Editors

Requirements as follows:

  • Minimum eighteen months paid experience in line editing, preferably more
  • Preferred: Bachelor degree in literature, college course study in English and literature

Art Department

Art Director

  • Minimum twelve months paid experience as a cover artist.
  • Must be able to keep track of all artist and artists strengths in order to match an artist with a certain manuscript.
  • Able to maintain company standard for all graphics.
  • Must be able to keep to company schedule regarding the release date for any manuscript. This means keeping all artists on track for deadlines.

Cover Artist

  • Minimum of six months paid experience as a cover artist required.
  • Able to communicate with an author regarding their cover art and keep to a predetermined schedule for the release of the book.

 All employees may recommend authors to invite to the press.


Please submit all resumes to 13belowpress@gmail.com with the position your are interested in within the subject line.

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