Publishing Coordinator Practising Law Institute New York $50,000 – $53,000 a year

Full Job Description

Overview:Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is seeking a Publishing Coordinator for its talented, Manhattan-based team. PLI’s array of world-class legal education programs and services continues to grow, as does PLI’s client base of prestigious law firms and Fortune 500 companies. It is an exciting time to join our dynamic team! Work in a collaborative environment with a diverse employee community that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days and hybrid remote/in-person schedules for most roles!).


PLI serves lawyers and other professionals with innovative programs and publications. With a sterling reputation developed over 80+ years, PLI is a trusted resource for the legal community and known for its dedication to providing pro bono training and resources to ensure access to justice.


Administrative Support:

  • Administrative support for Publishing department and coordination of publishing tasks that conjoin with Legal Information Services
  • Support of publishing teams needs in production, Course Handbooks, Treatises and Journals administrative tasks
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail and correspondence
  • Prepare outgoing mail, packages and parcels for delivery via FedEx or messenger
  • Support customer and author book orders and library retention efforts


Departmental Support:

  • Maintain PLI Press email inbox, responding to or routing emails as required; prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries and redirect to customer service where needed
  • Provide follow up for customer returns, including by contacting customers and processing replacement orders
  • Coordinate with authors to obtain chapter agreements and process book orders
  • Work with Associate Manager to prepare weekly report covering sales, renewals, and returns
  • Coordinate and process filing of copyright certificates and maintain accurate records of copyrights
  • Update and maintain an up-to-date printer-quality PDF file of each treatise and answer book published by PLI
  • Provide editorial support by tracking manuscript submissions and inserting changes into book production schedule
    • Maintain contact with entire department to ensure smooth workflow and ongoing follow up
    • Prepare and distribute materials for departmental meetings
    • Conduct research using paid and web market research services
    • Maintain departmental attendance calendar
    • Other duties, as assigned

  • B.S. undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • At least one (1) year of administrative support experience
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of various software programs, including Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Knowledge of Salesforce desired
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a good listener with a polished, professional demeanor
  • Ability to take direction and seek guidance from Executives, Directors and Managers from department
  • Exercises excellent judgment in a variety of situations
  • Must be focused, organized, and possess superior attention to detail
  • Positive, willing attitude; collaborative work style
  • Willingness to ask questions in order to learn or to confirm understanding
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, if and when they occur, and to multi-task among assignments
Compensation Range for this position
$50,000 – $53,000 per annum (Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.)


Your benefits at PLI


PLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to providing an interesting, collegial, and supportive work environment. Here are some details of our benefits:


  • Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
  • Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account
  • Ample paid time off and holidays plus Summer Fridays
  • Flexible hybrid remote/onsite work schedule
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other professional development opportunities
  • Work-life balance initiatives
  • One-time $500 Home Office Allowance
  • Gym/Wellness Allowance of up to $300 each calendar year

About PLI


Founded in 1933, 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.
PLI delivers the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in person and online, presented by more than 4,000 expert volunteer faculty members. Additionally, 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 scholarships and complimentary memberships available to qualified legal services organizations and individuals.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website


EEO Statement: PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.