Job Openings

Marketing Associate, Trafalgar Square Publishing

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a Marketing Associate to join Trafalgar Square Publishing. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be aiding Managing Director Brooke O’Donnell in the development of the catalog, promoting titles and categories to appropriate buyers and sellers, creating advertisements and administering coop advertising with accounts, coordinating trade shows, and working with authors and publishers.

The main goals of the marketing associate are to advance the visibility and increase sales of titles distributed through Trafalgar Square Publishing to both the consumer and trade markets, as well as to raise the profile of Trafalgar in general in order to attract more sales activity.

The ideal candidate will be a college graduate, have experience in trade book marketing of both children’s and adult titles, bring creativity and enthusiasm to the position, be a strong independent worker, and be proficient in Microsoft Office. A knowledge of UK and Australian publishing is a plus.

Interested candidates should forward their résumé and cover letters to Nicole Trumpinski.  No phone calls, please.

Sales Associate, Mass Merchandise

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Sales Associate. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the account manager in all aspects of sales and customer service to mass-merchandise accounts. Duties will include competitive analysis, sales support for mass-merchandise accounts, assisting the Sales Department in areas such as coding frontlist titles, producing sales reports, maintaining our sales database, producing customized marketing materials, and additional duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will preferably have 1-2 years experience in the book industry, an interest in and aptitude for sales, have very strong customer service skills, be very familiar with all MS Office programs, and be able to manage multiple projects efficiently.

Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Nicole Trumpinski. No phone calls, please.

All candidates referred for this position must include a cover letter with the name of the referring employee.

Customer Service Representative

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Customer Service Representative. This individual’s primary responsibility is to assist customers in placing orders, investigating and resolving problems with shipments, and handling a wide variety of customer inquiries. The Customer Service Representative will assist other departments by quickly and accurately routing telephone calls, e-mail inquiries, and faxed or mailed correspondence, including packages or boxes addressed to staff; processing orders and filing; and efficiently handling complex or time-sensitive orders. Qualified candidates for this entry-level position will have at a minimum an Associates Degree from an accredited community college; excellent communication skills and a pleasant, personable manner; very strong customer service skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently. Familiarity with all MS Office programs and the ability to quickly master other software platforms is essential. Some prior experience in the book industry is ideal.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Nicole Trumpinski. No phone calls, please.

If a current company employee has referred you as a candidate, please include that person’s name in your e-mail message.

Internship Program

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.