• Publishing Associate

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  • Overview

    Join PLI and represent the legal community’s premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Publishing Associate in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days!). Grow your career as a publishing professional while coordinating with 800+ contributing authors on behalf of PLI and supporting publication of Treatise and Course Handbook Content. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with interest in project management and/or the trafficking process related to book publishing.


    For more than 80 years, PLI has served the legal community with innovative products and quality programming, building a sterling reputation spanning the country.


    Your responsibilities as Publishing Associate

    • Coordinate all stages of updating two multi-volume series; the 16 volume Partnership Tax Practice Series and the 31 volume Corporate Tax Practice Series. This involves correspondence with contributors regarding deadlines, their contribution for the current year, contact information, and biographical information, and updating this information in PLI database.
    • Communicate with outside publishers to obtain reprint permission for tax series articles that have previously been published elsewhere. Update the electronic table of contents to reflect the copyright and reprint language required as a condition of granting reprint permission.
    • Assist Course Handbook Managers by reviewing weekly course handbook submissions and preparing them for the production team.
    • Write transmittal instructions for use by our outside production vendor, and ensure all requisite reprint permissions have been received, when necessary.
    • Act as team player; cross train to support proofing and production of other Course Handbook manuscripts as assigned.


    Qualified candidates will have:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
    • Accurate data entry skills along with strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, proofreading and organizational skills.
    • Keen interest in or experience with library science or the publishing industry.
    • A high degree of attention to detail is critical.
    • Adobe Acrobat and InDesign experience is a plus.
    • The successful candidate must also have the ability to work with little direct supervision.
    • Ability to learn new systems and technology quickly.


    Your benefits at PLI


    PLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to creating an interesting, collegial, and supportive work environment:

    • Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
    • Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account
    • Ample paid time off and holidays
    • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other career development opportunities.
    • Work-life balance initiatives such as summer Fridays


    About PLI


    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.


    Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is a commitment to the pro bono community with over 98,000 attendees at our pro bono programs this past year.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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