Junior Writer/Researcher

Job Type

Full Time



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333 Westchester Ave.
Suite S202
White Plains
New York
United States


The American Booksellers Association, the trade association representing independent bookstores, is seeking an energetic, experienced Junior Writer/Researcher to join its staff full-time in White Plains, New York.

The Junior Writer/Researcher will work to create relevant business-related and association news stories for ABA’s website and weekly e-newsletter, content for bookseller education, and other resources to help member bookstores operate more successfully and profitably.


·        Pitch and write news articles related to independent bookselling for website and weekly e-newsletter

·        Monitor current events in the book industry and investigate leads and tips

·        Attend and report on industry events (some travel required)

·        Develop and maintain strong relationships with booksellers for future articles

·        Copyedit and proofread association publications and other materials

·        Oversee newsletter advertising


·        High editorial standards, including strong writing, proofreading, interviewing, and fact-checking skills and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style

·        Familiarity with content management systems, basic HTML, basic photo editing, and social media

·        Strong ability and desire to work as part of a team

·        One to three years of professional writing and editorial experience

·        Knowledge of the book industry and independent bookselling are pluses


This is an in-office position at 333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains Metro-North train station.

About ABA:

Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities’ local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA creates relevant programs; provides education, information, business products, and services; and engages in public policy and industry advocacy. The Association actively supports and defends free speech and the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

The American Booksellers Association is committed to fostering a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability status. For more information about ABA, visit BookWeb.org. 


Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance; 401k plan; and paid time off.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jobs@bookweb.org, with “Writer/Researcher” in the subject line.