JOB OPENINGS

Acquisitions Editor (Remote)

Sounds True, a multimedia publisher of mind, body, and spirit titles, is seeking a full-time, experienced Acquisitions to help build our list of innovative and high-quality books that are in keeping with Sounds True’s mission and publishing strategy.

Responsibilities Include:
 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the psychology, relationships, health, healing, and self-help book marketplace and trends. The ideal candidate will have their finger on the pulse of hot new ideas on a broad spectrum of topics, including health and healing, transformational memoir, conscious parenting, creativity, spirituality, personal and professional wellness, conscious leadership and business, self-help and personal development
  • Acquiring and developmentally editing 12-15 new book projects annually as directed by the acquisitions team, and providing regular reporting of progress toward acquisitions and editorial goals
  • Writing catalog copy, jacket copy, and in-house positioning sales materials for each book acquired
  • Identifying potential authors, developing proposals, presenting new projects to the acquisitions team, and negotiating offers with authors and literary agents as necessary
  • Cultivating and managing relationships with authors and literary agents
  • Brainstorming, creating, and composing new project proposals for content and marketability
  • Researching and evaluating industry trends, competitive titles, and professional needs in the designated fields, including conference attendance and travel
  • Representing each book acquired through titling, creative direction, and subsequent editorial phases, including personally performing developmental editing and transmittal tasks for each title
  • Working closely with production editors and freelancers, as well as editorial assistants, production, marketing and sales, art/design, IT, and Contracts to meet acquisitions, development, and publishing goals

 

The ideal candidate:

 

  • You have a demonstrated record of acquiring books in the psychology, relationships, health & healing, and self-help categories, and an established author and agent network in these disciplines.
  • You have experience taking ideas and building books from the ground up—creating concepts, finding writers, shaping manuscripts, etc.—and managing all processes of book acquisition through publication.
  • You possess superior editorial judgment, excellent developmental editing skills, strong knowledge of these disciplines, and an independent and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You are a trend-spotter. You possess a great deal of market-savvy that gives you the ability to know what’s next in terms of hot topics in our genre. And you have the ability to develop the best project positioning for each new title you acquire.
  • You are a voracious reader of books and articles on personal development—and you are passionate about fresh ideas that will help people thrive, live authentically, improve their health, and improve their relationships.
  • You thrive while working in a self-directed manner—and you are also an excellent team player.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Minimum 5-6 years of relevant editorial experience
  • Established agency contacts
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong, succinct presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the organization
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office

 

Sounds True believes that the publishing and wellness industries should center more BIPOC and LBGTQ voices and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities.

 

Sounds True is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits including health, dental, vision, matching 401k, paid time off, profit sharing and more! The starting salary for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 annually, based on experience. To learn more about us, visit SoundsTrue.com. To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to HR@soundstrue.com.
 

Customer Service Admin Specialist (20 hours per week)

Sounds True, a multimedia publisher specializing in spirituality and holistic living, located in Louisville, CO, has a part-time time (20 hours per week) opening for an energetic, positive and responsible individual to join our Customer Service team. This position will support the Customer Service Special Projects Supervisor to help manage special projects on the Customer Service team. This role will take lead ensuring all facets related to customer Sounds True scholarships queries are handled including reviewing, approving, denying, communicating with customers on their queries via the Sounds True Foundation, processing scholarship requests, and managing all issues/logistics tied to scholarships. The CS Special Projects Coordinator will also assist with any projects assigned by the CS Manager.

Note: While we are currently working remote, the ideal candidate must have the ability to be onsite daily once we return to the office.

 
Primary responsibilities:
 
  • Efficient and timely review to all Sounds True customer scholarship requests
  • Communicate to all Sounds True scholarship queries regarding approval, partial approval and denial requests along with next steps
  • Offers support to the Special Projects supervisor
  • Offers support with Eckhart Tolle scholarship inquiries as time permits
  • Communicates with CS team and/or Special Projects Supervisor on scholarship request status
  • Back up phone and email support for Customer Service Team
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

  • 1+ years work experience in a similar position
  • Proficient knowledge of customer service and standard office practices
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong people skills along with an excellent phone etiquette

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excel intermediate skills a plus: Vlookups, pivot tables, etc.
  • Interest in our mission and product line is a plus!

 

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
 
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to hr@soundstrue.com. Please note resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Sounds True offers an excellent work environment with great benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401-k, paid time off, and more! The starting wage for this role is $16.50 to $17.00 per hour. To learn more about us, visit soundstrue.com. Send your cover letter and resume to HR@soundstrue.com.
 

Cybrarian/Digital Asset Manager)

Do you want to work with a group of people striving to create a wiser and kinder world? We value being of service, exceptional teamwork, authentic connection, being direct and kind and honoring human dignity while having a commitment to growth and transformation. Sounds True, a multimedia publisher specializing in transformational learning, was founded in 1985. We are seeking a Cybrarian/Digital Asset Manager to join our team. The Cybrarian is responsible for curating, organizing, documenting, cataloging, and managing all digital assets. They serve at the intersection where people and digital tools come together, so they should have a keen eye for workflows and how to improve them.

 
Primary responsibilities:
 
  • Administration/Management of a Digital Asset Management System (DAM)
  • Research and help build a DAM for Sounds True.
  • Understand file transfer and storage procedures as this relates to Sounds True’s product workflow.
  • Institute a classification system for all data/media to be stored.
  • Provide support for digital workflows, tagging and organizing of assets, and keep the server and other storage systems organized.
  • Educate, train and promote the use of the DAM or the server.
  • Tracking and monitoring the security of files, along with developing security policies to keep data safe.
  • Preservation via digitization and classification of older content existing only in hard copy formats, such as Digital Audio Tape (DAT), VHS, cassette tape, CD, DVD, and reel-to-reel.
  • Managing not only digital assets and their associated technologies, but also all the people, processes, and uses that interact with those assets and technology.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a 2-4 year degree in a similar technical field
  • 3-5 minimum experience as an asset manager is required
  • Previous experience in implementing a DAM
  • Experience or a strong interest in machine learning and advanced computation that DAM platforms utilize to help organize Video content

  • Basic Programming Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Meticulous data-driven nature
  • Analytical yet creative
  • The ability to prioritize, organize, and implement
  • The ability to coach others
  • Organized and well structured
  • Project management skills

 

Sounds True is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits including health, dental, vision, supplemental insurance plans, matching 401k, paid time off. The starting salary for this role is $57,500 to $62,500 annually, depending on experience. To learn more about us, visit SoundsTrue.com. To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to HR@soundstrue.com.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

At Sounds True, we are experimenting with the creation of a unique business culture. Life is short, and we want to make the most of it—including the time we spend together in the workplace. To that end:

  • We encourage people to “be themselves”—to bring their whole person to the workplace, without facade. We value authenticity and truth-telling combined with respectful communication. We want to relate to each other as whole people, heartfully and honestly, because that’s how the most genuine and meaningful connections are generated.

  • The Sounds True work environment is simultaneously casual and active. We want Sounds True to be a place where we have a very good time, but where we also get a lot done! Concentrated and relaxed; open and focused—these are the koans of our workplace.

  • We value personal growth and the many opportunities that the work environment provides for learning about ourselves, our impact on others, and how we can communicate and collaborate more effectively. We recognize that the more we develop our relational skills, the more effective we will be as a force for positive change in the world.