Job Openings

 

Online Content Associate

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is seeking a full-time Online Content Associate. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the IPG Marketing and IT departments in creating and updating content across the universe of IPG websites, including www.ipgbook.com, password-protected client resource sites, blogs, and email marketing campaigns, along with a myriad of additional web-related responsibilities.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Curate the display of IPG distributed products across all websites and platforms, including bestseller lists, thematic features and collection
  • Update and maintain content and product information on the IPG, Small Press United, Chicago Review Press, Triumph Books, Publisher Resources, and additional publisher-specific e-commerce websites  
  • Collaborate w/ other departments to understand internal initiatives and communicate them via IPG websites
  • Work closely with the IPG Marketing department to develop a cohesive brand voice and online presence
  • Help develop and compose articles and blog posts that promote company initiatives, demonstrate industry insights, and drive engagement and interest in products
  • Identify and cultivate potential media partnerships and relationships with influencers to increase content reach and drive traffic to IPG sites
  • Measure and analyze success of content strategies and make recommendations for future projects
  • Gather and report visitor and customer intelligence to Marketing & Sales teams
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, competition, and new opportunities

Qualifications for the ideal candidate:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent related work experience required  
  • excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills  
  • well-organized and able to respond to inquiries with a sense of urgency  
  • strong analytical ability, independent, and a creative thinker  
  • proficient in Microsoft Office is required
  • experience w/Wordpress, Blogger, or other online content publishing platforms  
  • thorough knowledge of HTML
  • working knowledge of CSS
  • experience with online & email marketing preferred, including but not limited to: Google Adwords, MailChimp, Constant Contact  
  • familiarity with Google Analytics and other metrics a plus
  • experience with social media sites, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and Goodreads
  • most importantly: a passion for books, reading, and online content

Please send a resume, work references, and cover letter to Mark Saavedra at msaavedra@ipgbook.com. Please be prepared to send samples of your work if requested after resume submission.

 

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 $10 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.

Sales Department Intern

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Sales Department Intern. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the sales department in all aspects of sales and customer service to accounts. Duties will include: 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 of 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. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Mark Saavedra at msaavedra@ipgbook.com. No phone calls, please.