IPG is seeking a full-time in-house sales representative to join our dynamic and aggressive special sales department. Primary responsibilities will include selling to numerous nontraditional accounts across a broad category range and multiple sales channels. Regular tasks will include developing specialized sales materials and pitches for niche accounts, soliciting reorders from existing accounts, and prospecting for new accounts; additional responsibilities will include creating customized sales & marketing materials for the sales department and to use with assigned accounts, assisting publishers with seasonal new title submissions, and working closely with client publishers on an ongoing basis to maximize book sales in special markets. Occasional travel to conferences and trade shows may be required.
The ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter with a minimum of two years of sales experience in the book industry, have very strong customer service and communication skills, be proficient with all MS Office programs (especially Excel), and be able to manage multiple projects efficiently. Please email your resume to Nicole Trumpinski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships. Qualified candidates are recent college graduates who possess strong written and verbal skills, the ability to multi-task, and a passion for the publishing industry. Other preferred experience includes some sales experience, fluency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, and some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience in the book industry and a degree in a related field is a plus. Typically, IPG hires two rotating interns per six-month period; however, a dedicated internship opportunity can become available from time to time. The hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hourly stipend is currently $8.25 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Nicole Trumpinski. No phone calls, please.