Job description: Associate Publisher, DeepWater Books

DeepWater Books is a new imprint, created by Networld Media Group, a Christian-owned business-to-business publisher founded in 2000.

DeepWater’s associate publisher will manage all aspects of the imprint, leading it to produce high-quality Christian books and related media that deepen people’s walk with God. To date, DeepWater has published three books, with one additional title slated to publish this September, and is looking to expand.

To excel in this position, three or more years of experience in a similar publishing role is required. We’re looking for someone who can build DeepWater into a thriving imprint and successfully acquire new titles. The ideal candidate for this position will have an entrepreneurial spirit, willing to explore creative approaches to each individual book project.

Responsibilities include:
• Build business infrastructure to prepare for growth
• Establish distribution channels
• Explore various publishing strategies
• Manage P&L, legal, freelance providers and vendors
• Execute a marketing plan for a new title releasing in Sept. ‘22
• Oversee marketing, website updates, PR and project management
• Acquire and publish 2-4 new titles in 2023, and in subsequent years
• Achieve the goal of profitability by 2026

Skills to succeed include:
• Digital publishing platform experience
• Digital marketing and social media familiarity
• Contract experience
• Ability to use project management software

Compensation will be based on 20 hours per week. The role has potential for future advancement and growth.

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