Job Opportunities

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 jobs@octanepress.com, or send snail mail to: Octane Press, 815A Brazos Street, #658, Austin TX 78701. 

Video Production Editor 
This person will prepare our growing collection of videos for release on YouTube and social media. We have immediate need for someone to do fairly simple editing of short videos about race cars and collectible tractors. These videos are cleanly shot, and need introductions and closes, with links embedded to our books. Also have a larger job coming to edit a series of videos for spring 2020, with the simplest needing only intros, titles and closes, and the more complex requiring pulling together material from a variety of sources and adding voice over. This wll start as a project by project contract, with the opportunity for ongoing work both as an editor and a videographer. Prefer someone with documentary style. Send work samples, summary of experience, and short cover letter to jobs@octanepress.com

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. 

Project Editor 
We are looking for editors with experience project managing books from content edit to printer delivery. The ideal candidate has done this on a professional basis, and has experience reviewing copyedited and proofed work, coordinating with authors, editors, and designers, and getting materials delivered to the printer. Pay commensurate with experience. Freelance position. An Austin-based candidate is ideal but not critical. 

Copyeditor
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.
 
Proofreader
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.