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Our Beliefs

  1. We create.
  2. We always prefer the book to the movie.
  3. We riot as a team.
  4. We geek out on books.
  5. We’re leaders.
  6. We practice charity.
  7. We miss our subway stop cause the book is that good.
  8. We are non-traditional.
  9. We believe in family (bookshelves and cats count).

What We Do

We create news, reviews and commentary on books and reading, except, you know, fun. We do this by being at the leading edge of social reading and looking for new ways to engage with what we are reading.


We don’t provide 3 hots a day or laundry facilities because we want you to have a life outside of work. We do provide health benefits and an employee stock option plan.

Who We are Hiring

Title: Ad Sales Manager (Salary + Commission + Health + ESOP)
Location of residence: New York/New York Metro, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oregon, British Columbia

Desired Background
– Advertising sales
– Advertising sales support wishing to transition to sales executive role
– Marketing with understanding of brand, CPA, CPM, and native campaigns wishing to transition to a sales executive role
(If you had to Google any of the above acronyms, this role isn’t for you.)

Functions and task descriptions:

Sales Prospecting
– Assume set of leads, qualify the leads, and turn qualified leads into accounts
– Prospect new leads
– Understand advertiser goals and develop advertising campaigns to achieve those goals
– Attend relevant conventions and events representing Riot New Media Group

Account Development
– Assume portfolio of accounts with opportunity for growth and develop the accounts
– Understand advertiser goals and develop advertising campaigns to achieve those goals
– Develop relationships with key stakeholders and position RNMG and its products as the first of mind for consideration
– Position RNMG products as best-of-breed for digital B2C advertising initiatives
– Communicate campaign results to advertisers
– Collaborate with editorial / review catalogs to identify titles to suggest to advertisers

Product Development
– Collaborate with sales, editorial, and operations on product offerings
– Review product performance and make recommendations for improvement and positioning

To apply, please send email to that includes your phone number and URL to your LinkedIn profile.

Interested in writing for Book Riot?

Book Riot is always on the prowl for new contributors. If you can write something smart or funny or interesting or provocative about books in the space of about 300-800 words, we’re interested in hearing from you. We favor book bloggers. If you aren’t blogging about books, we recommend you start and do it for a few months before contacting us.

To be considered, complete the form below and provide links to two writing samples. Samples must be submitted via links in this form. Please use Google Docs or Dropbox for pieces that have not been published elsewhere online. If you want to use a sample that has been published elsewhere (including on your blog), it must not be older than six months. Emailed applications and attachments will not be read.

What to Send Us: Your samples should be things you think could go up on Book Riot just as they are. We recommend that one be an entry for the Our Reading Lives series, and the other on any topic of your choosing.

What Not to Send: Please don’t submit book reviews you’ve written for your blog or other publications (you’ll notice we don’t do too many straight book reviews around here) or links to your reviews at Goodreads, LibraryThing, Amazon, etc. Also, please do not submit image-heavy pieces (like our Book Fetish or Literary Tourism series, or a collection of 10 awesome bookish t-shirts); we want to get a feel for your voice and writing style.

Your samples should show us that you understand how we do things here at the Riot and that you can do it too.

So, what are you waiting for, convince us! (And yes, we compensate contributors.)

Contributor Application

  • Just give us a general idea--you don't have to list every book you love. 🙂

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