Employment


Musa Publishing is seeking applicants for the following positions:


Content Editors & Line Editors--all genres: Musa Publishing is accepting applications for content editors & line editors in all genres.  Editors must be self-starters able to meet deadlines, work independently, and collaborate with authors and staff.

Editors: Strong foundation in grammar and spelling, technical writing skills a must--we administer two editing tests as part of our screening process. Must have strong skills editing for content: continuity, POV, plot and character arcs, narrative voice and through lines, etc. We want editors who are enthusiastic, committed, and who are hungry for growth in the industry. We welcome established editors as well as recent graduates with strong foundation skills.

Line Editors: Must have excellent English grammar, word usage, and mechanics skills and knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. We administer an editing test as part of our screening process.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Managing Director, Jeanne De Vita at the following email address: employment@musapublishing.com. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please include information about your preferred genres, special areas of interest, as well as the genres you prefer to avoid in your cover. 



Aurora Regency Editors: Editors with a love of historical fiction/romance for the Aurora Regency imprint, which encompasses not only traditional Regency romances, but historical romances as well.  Aurora Regency is the oldest imprint at Musa, with strong sales and a large following.  We are seeking content editors with a love of history and the know-how to edit historical fiction while being sensitive to the nuances of editing romance. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of history (please inform us of any areas of particular knowledge or expertise. e.g.- American Colonial, or Victorian, or medieval), strong foundation in grammar and spelling, editing for content: continuity, POV, plot and character arcs, narrative voice and through lines, etc. We want editors who can meet their deadlines and collaborate with their authors well.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@musapublishing.com.



Promotions Specialists: Musa Publishing is now seeking qualified persons to fill Promotions Specialist positions. Ideal candidates will be assertive, proactive, and ready to work. Specialists will work with specific developmental teams and their authors, and will be responsible for press releases, creating promotional opportunities, submitting books for review, and establishing a clear-cut, easy to communicate with adviser to Musa authors regarding the publicity for their books. This will also include the development and maintenance of a significant online presence in social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, writing press releases, scheduling, and some correspondence work.

Specialists will work in conjunction not only with the authors, but also the Developmental Editor who heads up their team, the IT/Art Director, Promotions Coordinator, and the senior editorial staff. If interested, please send a query letter and resume to Jeanne De Viata, Managing Director at employment@musapublishing.com. Academic work will be considered equal to work experience.




Payment/Compensation

Musa Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher.  All staff members work on a contract basis with a probationary period of 90 days.  Compensation for all new hires is on a royalty-basis only.  This means editors, line editors and marketing staff earn a percent of net sales of the book, after release of the book. All candidates must provide a resume, cover letter, and references.  While we do welcome new talent, we ask that all candidates for editorial positions pass our editing tests and undergo a  multi-step interview.  Marketing applicants will be asked to provide references and will also be interviewed by telephone. Staff members are required to sign non-exclusive agreements which outline position requirements and nondisclosure terms.

MUSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Musa Publishing, LLC to afford equal employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Our employees, as well as applicants and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful harassment and/or discrimination. In addition, Musa Publishing, LLC adheres to the equal employment opportunity requirements of all states and localities in which it does business. Musa Publishing is absolutely committed to this Equal Opportunity policy, not just because of local, state, or federal laws that require businesses to uphold this policy, but because our personal and professional philosophies do not permit anything but the policy set forth in this statement. Our commitment to equal opportunity is applied through every aspect of the employment relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, termination, the selection and training of interns, and all other matters of employment.