Work at Wisdom

Wisdom has a matchless reputation for producing the finest-quality books on Buddhism and meditation. We are now growing and developing several new platforms to expand our reach, including a popular podcast and online courses. Now is an exciting time to join our passionate, dedicated team, gain experience in a rapidly-evolving media company, become part of a legacy, and have a true impact on people around the world.

We provide a rich, meaningful, inspiring, and exciting workplace environment. We occasionally have openings on our team, and we welcome your application. We seek people who are interested in the dharma, deeply committed to hard work, scrupulous, highly ethical, humble, and positive. Every member of our team has a unique opportunity to make a real and lasting contribution to the Buddhist world.

If you’d like to work at Wisdom, send your resume and a cover letter to jobs [at] wisdompubs.org.

Current Openings

 

Office Coordinator

REPORTS TO: This position will report to the Publisher. The Publisher will develop this candidate as they mature within the organization.
LOCATION: Boston, MA
STATUS: Full Time

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides general administrative support to various departments within Wisdom Publications. Including but not limited to:

  • Office
    • Ordering office supplies
    • Liaison for building management
    • Acts as a key proponent in creating and promoting a positive, professional office culture and environment: respectful, mature, humble, ethical, service-oriented. Imbued with fun, creativity, and support of one another and our community.
  • Administrative
    • Author contracts and royalties
    • Monthly import of distributor channel sales
    • Support bookkeeper with accounting tasks
    • Database support and data entry
    • Scheduling meetings
    • Coordinating travel
    • Reception: management of incoming calls, visitors, incoming and outgoing mail
    • Responsible for general email inquiries to ensure communication is answered/followed up by appropriate person
  • HR
    • Assisting in employee onboarding and terminations
    • Benefit administration, responding to benefit inquiries
    • Monitoring of employee Paid Time Off

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Professional Qualifications

Fully qualified candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Advanced proficiency in the use of office technology including MS office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • 1–2 years of relevant employment experience
  • Strong speaking, written, and documentation skills
  • Basic bookkeeping experience is a bonus

Personal Characteristics

The essential personal qualities of the position are:

  • Driven to be successful and contribute to a team obtaining a common goal
  • Able to think quickly and effectively manage day-to-day projects and tasks
  • Exceptional ability to take direction and prioritize as directed
  • Proactive, positive, can-do, and inquisitive approach to daily work and special projects
  • “Roll up your sleeves” mentality with ability to wear “multiple hats”
  • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness—ability to discuss confidential matters
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter
  • Motivated to provide high quality of work and responsiveness to internal requests
  • Able to meticulously attend to detail
  • Experienced in working in demanding environments
  • Actively seeking to develop and improve professional skill and emotional intelligence
  • Familiarity with contemplative practice preferred

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Preferred: 2-year Associate’s Degree or higher or equivalent education and experience
  • Strongly preferred : 1+ years of previous on-the-job experience at an administrative support level. Any position providing customer service and administrative support; positions with confidentiality and discretion very helpful.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

An attractive compensation package will be provided for the successful candidate, which will include:

  • Performance bonus
  • Strong medical, dental, and disability insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan including a 6% company match
  • Paid Time Off
    • 3 weeks’ vacation
    • 11 company holidays
    • Sick time policy

Send your cover letter, resume, and at least three references’ contact information to jobs [at] wisdompubs.org with subject line “Office Coordinator.”

Freelance Videographers

For producing promotional and online course videos.

Professional Qualifications

Fully qualified candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Exceptional experience with audio and video recording and editing
  • Superior proficiency with digital editing systems and general production
  • Sound familiarity with graphic design and social web properties
  • Excellent skills in editing and digitizing raw footage
  • Outstanding facility at working on multiple production assignments simultaneously
  • Proven ability to stay on schedule and within budget
  • 5+ top-quality references

Click here to read the full job description. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs [at] wisdompubs.org with subject line “Freelance Videographer.”