Careers at The Pragmatic Programmers

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For nearly 20 years, The Pragmatic Programmers — home of The Pragmatic Bookshelf — has published award-winning and highly-acclaimed books on a range of software development and engineering management topics.

Professional software developers love our books, because they’re practical and hands-on. Managers love our books, because they’re filled with actionable advice for solving real-world problems.

When you join the Bookshelf team, you’ll not only be helping software developers do their best possible work, you’ll also have a direct hand in shaping how the tech industry evaluates and learns about new technologies. You’ll have a role in creating the products and services we’ll all be using in the not-so-distant future.

Check out our current openings below, and apply today:


Freelance/Contract, Part-Time or Full-Time Position, Starting Immediately

Do you love talking with people and building relationships? Are you passionate about books, authors, and/or technology? Do you enjoy being an advocate for and champion of other people and the work they’re doing? If so, then we’ve got a great opportunity for you.

As a publicist with the Pragmatic Programmers, you’ll have a chance to talk with and talk about many of the people on the forefront of technology. You’ll help strengthen our existing relationships with industry media outlets and build new connections. You’ll connect with and promote our authors and their work on social media, our website, and in our newsletters. And you’ll write and submit press releases for general media consumption.

While you don’t have to be a programmer yourself for this role, having a background in promoting non-fiction content and a strong tech vocabulary will definitely help. Additionally, while we’ll put you in touch with our own partners, having industry contacts and connections of your own is a plus.

This position is 100% remote and is open to applicants from around the globe for contract work. Applicants seeking part- or full-time employment should be located within in the United States.

If you're ready to introduce yourself, please email your application to, using the subject, "Publicist."

Please include your CV along with a cover letter that explains why you're interested in this position and why you believe you'd be a good fit.