Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Director of Professional Publishing

Berrett-Koehler Publishers is a leading independent publisher that has been innovating for 25+ years.  We are headquartered in Oakland, California, and our books, audios, and other publications are sold all over the world.  We are dedicated to an ambitious mission: Connecting People and Ideas to Create a World That Works for All. Through our groundbreaking publications in business, management, current affairs, personal growth, self-help, and other areas, we strive to challenge conventional thinking, introduce new ideas, and foster positive change on individual, organizational, and societal levels. We offer a work environment that is participative, flexible, and creative. We seek staff members who bring cultural, ethnic, social, and intellectual diversity to Berrett-Koehler.  We are a Certified B Corp and a California Benefit Corp. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Director of Professional Publishing will serve on the BK Management Team and will serve as head of the Professional Publishing Department, supervising the Executive Editor for Professional Publishing and other department members to be hired over time. The Director will also have extensive sales and marketing responsibilities for professional titles, especially in establishing and personally managing sales channels, customer partnerships, sales systems, and marketing strategies for professional titles. BK’s professional titles are currently concentrated in the fields of project management, federal government contracting and financial management, public administration, organization development, training and development, and human resource management. BK intends to expand into other professional fields over coming years. Please see a comprehensive job description, including job responsibilities, at the BK website:

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have sufficient sales and marketing, leadership, and publishing experience to thrive in performing the responsibilities of this position. We seek applicants who have demonstrated a track record of success in accomplishing significant advances in complex and challenging environments—in any areas, whether previous jobs or volunteer work or entrepreneurial projects. Among the factors to be considered in judging applicants will be (1) applicants’ track record of proactively taking initiative to institute innovations and advances that addressed needs, solved problems, and exploited opportunities; (2) applicants’ history of performing responsibilities with accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and efficiency; (3) applicants’ history of making themselves accountable for performance and delivering on their accountabilities; (4) applicants’ history of maintaining a positive, engaged, committed attitude, even in a challenging environment; (5) applicants’ history of continually advancing their own learning and development; and (6) applicants’ history of collaborating well with coworkers and being a supportive and responsible organizational citizen.


  • Salary: $98,711 per year
  • Health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account plan, 401K plan, HSA plan, and ESOP employee ownership plan


To be considered, you must mail or email your resume and a detailed cover letter (several pages long if necessary), stating why you are interested in the position, your qualifications (in relation to the desired qualifications detailed above), how you have been successful in similar work (please be specific about your accomplishments), and your personal qualities that account for your success. Please send them to:

Berrett- Koehler Publishers, Attn: Rosalee White, at the address below, or to:

Contact Information

Rosalee, Director
Operations and Finance
1333 Broadway, 10th Floor, Suite 1000
10th Floor, Suite 1000
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