Career Opportunities at AAP

If you would like to be part of a team that advocates on behalf of one of the most creative and dynamic industries in the world, you have come to the right place! AAP promotes the criticality of book, education, and journal publishing in the modern world, with a special focus on the protection of copyright, free expression, and fair and competitive digital markets. Publishing is indispensable to democracy, culture and progress. If you care about books, reading, research and education, then get to know AAP. We welcome all interested applicants for open positions.

Manager/Director/Senior Director, Communications. AAP is accepting expressions of interest for the position of Manager/Director/Senior Director, Communications (final job title to be determined commensurate with experience). This position is responsible for advancing the interests of the U.S. publishing industry and AAP’s membership by helping to plan and execute sophisticated communications strategies in support of the leadership agenda of AAP’s CEO. The Senior Director of Communications will support AAP staff and policy initiatives, with particular focus on social media, member communications, brand identity and special projects. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Communications, and is based in Washington, DC. Exceptional entry level candidates will be considered. Expressions of interest will be accepted until the position is filled and may be sent confidentially to HR@publishers.org.

Law Clerks.  Each semester, AAP invites qualified law students or recent law school graduates to join our Law Clerk program.  Law Clerks work closely with AAP’s lawyers on a variety of transactional and litigation matters pertaining to copyright law, freedom of expression, and digital markets, and may interact with AAP’s network of member companies and allied organizations.  Applicants may send resumes and cover letters to HR@publishers.org.

Interns.  From time to time, AAP hosts undergraduates interested in working on domestic or international policy, communications, and/or management and administration.  Applicants may send resumes and cover letters to HR@publishers.org.

Special Programs.   AAP coordinates paid summer internships for its member companies through partnerships with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF, see here) and other institutions.  Visit us in early winter for deadlines and application processes.