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Marketing Manager

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time marketing manager. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the Vice President of Academic and Professional Markets in the development and execution of promotional strategies, marketing communications, and sales support for assigned product lines into global retail, wholesale, and educational sales channels.

The accountabilities which will lead to successfully performing in this position include:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining print and electronic promotional materials for River North Editions and Art Stock Books titles which connect publishers and authors with global customers
  • Developing strategies that leverages appropriate social media and improves book discovery including the curation of compelling news related to books and authors
  • Monitoring the delivery of book data from assigned publishers that results in effective and timely data feeds to selling partners
  • Providing sales support for all sales groups for all assigned publishers, including customized sales tools appropriate for our international sub-distributors
  • Attending conferences and conventions as assigned

Qualifications for the ideal candidate:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent related work experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Process oriented with strong organizational and project management skills
  • Well organized and able to respond to inquiries with a sense of urgency
  • Strong analytical ability, independent, and a creative thinker
  • Experience with database marketing and internet marketing is preferred
  • Technology proficient in Microsoft Office is required
  • Travel to attend conferences is required

Send resume, references, and cover letter to Paul Murphy, Vice President of Academic and Professional Markets, Independent Publishers Group, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610. Please be prepared to send samples of your work if requested after resume submission. Independent Publishers Group is a book distributor for a large number of independent publishers and small presses throughout the USA and worldwide.

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 Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.